For the last two days I have had the pleasure of attending the Norfolk ICT conference – a two day event for teachers and leaders within the county with the themes of Aspiration, Inspiration and Collaboration. The day started with Sebastian Gasse outlining what is currently happening in Norfolk schools and presenting the challenges that [...]
Archive for March, 2011
As adults it is hard enough to comprehend the news at the moment, as we see images of floods in Australia, Earthquake in New Zealand, revolution in Egypt, Tsunami and nuclear fears in Japan and the latest crisis in Libya. For the children in our classes it must be even more bewildering as they try [...]
The title of the post is how I was described by Peter Whittle of the New Cultural Forum, following the debate on the national curriculum review #ncr11 last Thursday evening. Graham Brown Martin had assembled a range of delegates – to listen to a panel of speakers who were each given five minutes to talk [...]
For those reading this, the purpose of education will differ for us all in many ways. My view on the purpose of education has changed over the years as I have become a teacher, governor and most importantly a parent with two children in the education ‘system’. Does one size fit all? Should we be [...]
I am Senior Teacher/ICT co-ordinator at Oakdale Junior School. I am passionate about using ICT and games based learning in school. The views expressed here are my own and not those of my employer.