CAB Teaching and Learning
Monthly newsletter about T&L
Each month this newsletter will highlight great teaching ideas and links to excellent practice from across the world.
This idea itself was brought to my attention from Jon Tait on twitter as a tool to help develop ongoing teaching and learning.
Twitter for CPD
With school budgets becoming tighter it might be difficult to get tailored CPD to suit your needs. That is where twitter really helps. If you are looking for inspiration, resources or just a colleague to bounce ideas off then this solves these issues.
Simply create a professional account (one that you will only use for teaching) then search for #ukedchat. It is how twitter works to get tweets all in one place, this hashtag is what a lot of great teachers use so if you search for that, you will find them. Most teachers highlight their subjects but to be honest, good teaching ideas are good teaching ideas so look beyond your subject for inspiration.
Seriously give it a go, whats the worst that could happen?
We will be having our very own teachmeet soon so you will see first hand how it works, however i urge you to venture outside to really see what is going on.
I recently took part in an international teachmeet for PE teachers, this was done online and comprised of teachers sharing their ideas via video link. Teachers from Australia, America, Canada, the Middle East and Asia all took part and some great ideas were shared. You can see the recordings below by following the link.
iPads and teaching
IPads at CAB
It is too easy to just focus on the outcomes in education and in doing this we completely miss the journey. So many teachers are doing great things in their classroom to really get students being creative and to think about how they are learning. The iPad is a tool to really enhance this process.
Over the coming months I will focus on specific apps or ways to develop use of devices in the classroom and how it can impact on student learning, even to the point of them wanting to do work at home!!!!!