Category Archives: ILT/ICT

Developing a social media presence: the journey of a freelance consultant and coach

I have been a freelance trainer, consultant and coach in the post 16 education sector for the last three years and have been edging into the world of social media. Here are some reflections¬†on that journey, in case they are … Continue reading

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Embedding English: Developing Learners’ Note Making Skills in the FE Sector

What’s happening in the FE sector with note making? As part of the greater focus on embedding literacy, I can see some interesting work developing in the FE sector around learners’ note making skills. I am a teacher, trainer and … Continue reading

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Cloud-based presentation tools for teaching and learning

Great summary of a range of cloud-based presentation tools that we can use/adapt in teaching and learning contexts. Thanks to Martin Compton for sharing this with me. Cloud-based presentation tools

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Date for your diary:E-tools CPD day in London on September 26th 2014

  This looks like a really practical and useful event to attend, if you want to explore e-tools for teaching and learning and also share experiences with others. Could be a great one for coaches, advanced practitioners, teacher trainers and … Continue reading

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Not well-equipped for flipped? How the in-class flip might help develop your learners’ skills

The problem with flipped learning…. There is a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about flipped learning, about the possibilities of engaging learners outside the classroom with activities that cover core content and therefore freeing up class time for higher … Continue reading

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Have you tried the in class flip yet? Article and video clip

The article http://www.edutopia.org/blog/flipped-classroom-in-class-version-jennifer-gonzalez The video clip    

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Date for your diary:Meeting New Standards in Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the FE and Skills Sector, Optimus Education Conference

I am very pleased to have been invited to present a workshop on developing peer observation models. Hope to see you at this exciting conference for the FE sector. Meeting New Standards in Teaching, Learning & Assessment in the FE … Continue reading

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