Reflections on Leaving the Classroom

Today I can no longer introduce myself as “Maths Teacher” as I leave the classroom. Though I might still use my former job title for introductions at parties to make things simple. I move from the classroom to take up a training and consultancy role supporting schools looking to implement change and embed technology for […]

Making a Dent – The Project Team

After an inspirational two days in Toulouse and a desire to implement lasting change in my organisation, I have been given the support and permission to start a design thinking process for how we communicate across our Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). As our MAT grows towards 20 schools we will need to be able to communicate […]

Going Google at my School: Y2 – Autumn 2014 Review

“I am still in the Google mis’Ap(p)s stage of conscious incompetency… I’m afraid to say I’m tempted to assume a partial Canutian stance, such that despite realising that the tide has turned (irrevocably) I find myself, nonetheless, wondering whether death by drowning might be preferable.”

Going Google: Year 2 of #GAfE

In my review of our first year I identified the following areas for development: Focus on Google Drive and collaboration more exclusively Discourage staff from starting with Google Sites Demand more time to train staff and publish a schedule Create a core team of staff to support me and the digital leaders Move perception away […]

Funding #edtech in State Schools (How do I…)

What are we missing by having GAfE but restricted access to devices? Having taken my school “Google” in September 2013 I feel my focus will need to start moving to our access to devices. Currently we have six computer rooms which are used 90% of the time for timetabled computing/ICT lessons. Teachers scrabble to book […]

Google Educator Groups

Google launched Google Educator Groups (GEG), which are for educators in geographical areas to connect about using Google tools in and out of the classroom for learning. Connecting If you are a Google using teacher in UK: Join our community Bring a colleague Some groups are growing fast and some have hosted events already. In […]

Going Google at my School: Part 2 – Got me some Digital Leaders!

Having set up my school with Google Apps for Education (GAfE) I have found that I am a wanted man. I have created a blog and instructional videos for staff and students, which demonstrate some of the basics needed to use Google Drive with classes. However, people seem to prefer the live version but with […]

Going Google at my school: Part 1- Promotion

Leading on Technology for Learning I am leading my school’s transition to using Google Apps for Education (GAfE). ┬áThis series of blog posts is intended to share my school’s journey so other institutions can learn from us if you are considering leading change in the way you develop technology for learning. My Background I spent […]