"What does this studentknow, what does sheunderstand, and what can shedo?" brings us right back to basics. It gets to the heart of why we do what we do in the first place.
You may have been led to believe that Computer Science is the only game in town as far as the EBacc and league tables are concerned.
Here’s a round-up of forthcoming conferences that may be of interest to teachers who use education technology, or teach ICT or Computing.
Here are a few articles I thought you might find interesting and, hopefully, useful -- or, at least, thought-provoking.
If you, a colleague or one of your pupils has been considering starting a blog, this list of must-do's may prove useful.
Sometimes you need to convince colleagues to think about using educational technology in their lessons, or to identify where in their scheme of work they could incorporate it.
There are good sections on the SAMR and SOLO models, though Bloom's Taxonomy seems to have been omitted -- perhaps because it is already familiar to many teachers.
I know that some teachers let their pupils dictate what they will learn in Computing lessons, but except in one general case I think it's a misguided notion.
It seems to me that almost every kind of technology we use in the classroom started life outside the classroom.
Academic education can be summarised by the observation that it involves knowing more and more about less and less -- until you reach PhD level, where you know everything about nothing!
Shelly Terrell interviewed me recently to find out why I started the series of articles called “My best and worst IT lessons”.