Friday, October 31, 2014

Arrived in the post, so some time this weekend will be dedicated to relaxing. @wavelengthsurfmag



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Thursday, October 30, 2014

This is what we spent our evening doing.



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A view from a professional


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Evaluating a School’s Education Technology

Terry Freedman wrote an article on his site about the 11 criteria for evaluating a school’s education technology [link here]. These are fairly useful to think about our own provision for teaching and learning. Change is good if it improves teaching and learning, but often it is difficult to find the early adopters, who will lead the rest. As Terry writes, "There’s nothing to lose, and much to gain, from carrying out a fresh evaluation at least once a year"




Here is his check list....
  • Is education technology being used a lot by pupils in a wide range of lessons?
  • Is the technology exciting, innovative, attractive?
  • Is it being used well, i.e. in the service of learning, as opposed to being used as a means of keeping pupils occupied?
  • Is it making a difference to pupils’ attainment?
  • What does the technology look like?
  • How many subject leaders are using technology?
  • How many members of the senior leadership team are using technology?
  • What’s going on beyond the school gates, but within the school community?
  • What’s the Computing scheme of work like?
  • Where the subject is optional, how many students choose it?
  • Finally, what does it actually feel like?
When I have a moment I might try to answer a few of these questions.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Town crier in Wells this morning. Great market in City Centre today.



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Kids having fun with friends.



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Sunday, October 19, 2014

An evening spent learning to windsurf in 25 knots. Managed to stay up long enough for this photo to be taken.



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Great bonfire last evening. Thanks for the invite, Mark. Maybe we'll meet up in Cape Town sometime again.



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Saturday, October 18, 2014

From inside the camper making another good cup of coffee.



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Another good day on Tiree and tested the hand plane which worked a treat.



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Friday, October 17, 2014

Day spent surfing this beach on Tiree.



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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Gift from @annies8888 which she made in projects today.



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I am an African living in Scotland. A son, a father, an ex-husband, a boyfriend, a teacher and friend trying to piece together the stories that my God, my parents, my ex-wife, my girlfriend, my pupils and my friends are telling me, so that I can tell my own story. Thanks to all for your support and advice. I still love good coffee and popcorn.

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