Leading and managing Computing and ICT
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Do we really need to be obsessed about our social media following? Not necessarily, IMHO.
If part of your job is to encourage other teachers to use technology in their lessons, this article, based on my own experiences, may help.
Why attending talks can be a good way of fostering innovation, and six things to consider before you do so.
The seminar sessions at this year's London Book Fair look great. Here are three reasons I think the London Book Fair is a great event, and a link to my top 11 seminar sessions (so far).
Teachers need areas where they can work on computers quietly, efficiently and away from pupils. Here's how to go about setting one up.
Thinking of buying some software, or subscribing to an online platform of some sort? Use this handy 25 point checklist to help.
In part 5 of this series on creating a culture of innovation, we consider another aspect of delegation, and a special type of fund.
AI should be embraced, not avoided, because it has the potential to enable teachers to do their job withoiut much of the associated drudgery.
Where are you most likely to discover good practice? And how can it be spread more widely?
My review of Bett 2018. covering:
- why it's useful to attend Bett, generally speaking
- the main themes going on this year
- a couple of wishes
- where I'll be writing more about the products and services I saw
An interview with Drew Buddie, aka @digitalmaverick
Going to Bett? Here are some do's and don't's for Day 2 of the great show.
It's the first day of Bett, and here are a few new product announcements plus a few useful-looking talks.
How far are you able and willing to take a back seat, and let others take important decisions?
What's on the horizon for education technology in 2018? And what are the challenges that schools are likely to face? I invited 43 organisations to share their views. Read on for more information, and a link to the free resource that resulted from this exercise.
You would hardly believe the ridiculous things that 'genius' men have said about women's capabilities. I can't help thinking that if Ada Lovelace had been a man we'd have had computers at least one generation before we did. Anyway, here are my views on a book that deals with the issue.
In this, the second part of our new series on creating a culture of innovation, we look at why it's important to make professional development activities interesting, with some ideas on how to do so.
How, as leader of Computing in your school, do you create a culture of innovation, ie of trying out new things? This is what we explore in this new ten-part series.
Why create a subject library for Computing? And what should it contain?
The Royal Society recently produced its report into Computing, After the Reboot. Here are my notes and comments on that report.
UPDATED. The biggest ed tech event in the UK -- Bett -- is nearly upon us. But it's not the only conference going on that week.
Training days don't have to be dire. If you have choice in how you spend at least some of the day, here are ten suggestions, plus a link to a humorous audio recording.
A few useful articles that you may not have come across before. They cover:
- project-based learning
- teen depression and cyberbullying and
- how to reduce the possibility of having your training stolen.
I'm in the process of planning a few themed issues of my newsletter, Digital Education. Read on for the low-down.
I'm a great believer in using different kinds of data to measure how well pupils are doing, not all of which are quantifiable in the usual sense.
How can you make an educational technology project, for example a school research initiative, successful? In a sense, the fact that it's to do with ICT in education is irrelevant. There are some generic 'rules' which ought to be abided by.
The schools inspectorate in England (Ofsted) aspires to become a research hub. How might or should this affect Computing?
Are girls and women biologically predetermined to not be natural programmers? No, I don't think so either. This article contains some interesting points based on recent discussions, and links to (hopefully) useful articles.
Exclusive article about the forthcoming changes in the EU's data protection laws, pseudoscience (?), biological determinism, back to school resources and more are in the current issue of the Digital Education newsletter.
Read on for the full list of contents of this free newsletter.