Teacher, Digital Evangelist and Mentor
Apple Distinguished Educator
After 25 years as a teacher, I still have a passion and enthusiasm for enabling learners to achieve their best. I have held the post of classsroom practitioner in every year group from reception to Year 9. Mentored NQT’s, led departments, devised syllabuses and created new curricular. I have held leadership positions and been responsible for stretching the most able. But, without doubt, the most rewarding experience in my career presented itself when mobile technology was available in the education sector.
Having created and implemented a 1:2:1 iPad project which redefined and re shaped how I, my colleagues, the learners and wider stake holders viewed the possibilities of utilising the iPad as a tool for learning. Informed, responsible and connected learners became a reality.
Changing pedagogy and attitudes completely whilst enabling technology to work positively in supporting all learners in their pursuit to achieve their ambitions. The following series of videos allows you to see how the digital tasks transformed the way the students learnt and to witness the high levels of confidence, pride and ownership that the students achieved with their work.
The longevity and success of any digital project is only as successful as the strategic planning that is put in place. Watch the following animation to see how the Digital Pencil Case was implemented from creation to full integration.