Hi and welcome to my blog, I have decided to start blogging again. I started this site up just before the opportunity arose to become Head of Computer Science, IT & Business studies at Penrice Academy. It became apparent very quickly that taking over a department in a new school and implementing an entirely new Key Stage 3 Curriculum as well as ensuring that the Key Stage 4 students where up to date and where they should be was going to be a big challenge. I finally say after a lot of hard work and effort the department gained the highest results it’s ever had. Now we have a handle on this I feel confident that I can turn some of my attention back towards this blog. I intend on focusing on three categories.
The first being “e-learning”, in this category I want to discuss not only how using online technologies can be used to help aid children and young people in their learning. But also different techniques and teaching methods that can help effective learning take place. I hope to be able to use examples of different projects that are happening not only in my school but show what is happening in other schools as well.
The second category I am going to be blogging about is “Mentoring” this section will primarily focus on helping out PGCE students and NQT’s. I have been a Generic Tutor for PGCE students and involved with mentoring NQT’s for many years and have helped many of them pass and get jobs. This category will contain posts that some more established teachers might take as common knowledge, but I hope that PGCE students and NQT’s will find them useful helping them in their careers as a teachers.
In the final category I will be blogging about “Technology” In this category I will be looking at new innovative technology that might be used not only in education but in day-to-day life. I have a real passion for technology and there are some amazing innovations out there from new websites to new mobile phones. I intend to find out about what I consider the most useful and innovative technologies and blog about them here.
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