I wonder if there is anything more discombobulating than announcing, with great fanfare, a brilliant resource to a class full of teacher trainees, only to be greeted by a dreadful error message instead?Read More
logging in should take seconds -- not a whole lesson!Read More
Why did I start the series called "My best and worst IT lessons"? Shelly Terrell interviewed me and asked:
What inspired you to share your best and worse lessons?
How can reflecting on our best and worse lessons enhance our teaching?Read More
Whether or not you can easily look up the answers to questions is far less important than asking the right questions in the first place.Read More
Why a lesson on spreadsheets became the highlight of the kids' day, and a nightmare to haunt me forever.Read More
How objective are computers really? It's importtant to try to work out what is actually going on when it comes to modelling or running simulations.Read More
Flat file databases don't have to be boring: they can be an opporttunity for pupils to test their detective skills!Read More
"An incomprehensible error message scared the living daylights out of the teachers on the training course, all of whom thought it was their fault."
What I learnt about running a succesful course for teachers.Read More
What were the elements that made a history lesson (in a computer lab) about JFK so good?Read More
In this new series I look at some of my best and worst lessons in ICT and Computing, and analyse what caused them to work -- or not.Read More