In the beginning

I struggled to start this blog and now that I have (11 words in) I hope that I will make the most of the full potential that blogging can offer. I had been debating whether or not to start a blog for some time and hopefully I have made the right choice and this blog will not only provide a place for me to reflect on my Teaching, but also provide some new ideas for everybody to try.

I am relatively new to the teaching profession but I feel that have a desire to innovate and inspire learners (staff and students) to try something new in the classroom. I strongly feel that being brave is important and taking risks with new technologies, new ideas and new ways of teaching is both beneficial to my own development and the improved attainment shown by the students.

I am passionate about using new mobile technology within the classroom to enhance the learning journey whilst also improving the engagement of all pupils. I have been trailing different ways of using my iPad during lessons for various different reasons but most importantly to encourage students to be creative. I feel that the iPad provides a vast array of opportunities for students to demonstrate learning through the use of numerous apps. Most of which require little or no writing.

I hope to share the best of these apps on this blog in the future and hopefully with the introduction of more iPads within my faculty, more pupils will be able to experience the power of the iPad and I feel that the students will come up with more good ideas that I will be able to share.

I wish to pass on ideas that can innovate and inspire others.

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About smarterlearning

Teacher of Science at Clevedon School. Apple Distinguished Educator.

Posted on November 5, 2011, in General and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Good job Gav. Blogging is such a useful tool for reflecting on your practice and I’m sure you’ll find your voice and find this a great platform for sharing all the wonderful ideas you have. I look forward to learning more about iPads from you.

  2. Great work Gavin – brilliant to see you pushing the boundaries yet again. Blogging is a brilliant way to connect with people, reflect on your own practice and share with other outstanding teachers like yourself. I’ll follow with anticipation of some more inspiring ideas on how iPads can be used in teaching to inspire learners.

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