The 'e-baldie' roadshow continues…

Tomorrow I’m speaking to Learning Plus conference at Easthampstead Park Conference Centre, Entitled “Working Towards Success at 16-19 and Beyond”, and as always my schtick will be ‘ICT for Learning’.  I’ll be using the attached powerpoint, but also the online technology I’ve been banging on about via this blog and my recent talks.

I’ll be using an example of a KS5 Law activity from Yacapaca

I’ll also be showing this video, which would be ideal for kS5 business, ICT and other students.

I’ll be showing the website, which could easily be utilised by teachers in 6th form, specifically this example of a teacher – made KS5 Geography video.

I’ll be showing an example (one that’s getting a bit long in the tooth now) of a blog I ran with some KS5 Cold War Students.

We’ll also look at Simon Ross’s great KS5 stuff on

Finally, I want to show the Google Forms Feedback idea that I’m planning on using next year.

Hopefully that will be enough to inspire some discussion, as we’ve been timetabled for 50 minutes of questions and discussion!

D Week at OUDE

It’s D week at OUDE – the interns are back for a week in the department, or rather around the department, as we’re not on site for the whole thing.

Monday we’re squeezing in a lot of great stuff.  Once we get in the ICT suite we’ll look at Google Forms, Voicethread and, yes, Yacapaca, which is a current quick win favourite of mine.  The voice thread link we’ll be using is: (you can see a great video of me blinking a lot on that thread).

Monday is such a squeeze because on Tuesday we’re off to Cherwell School to take part in their Year 12 Revision Conference, where along with some students from Little Heath School we’ll be revising aspects of the AS course on Elizabethan Government and Politics.

Wednesday will be all about what CA3 and about what we’ve just done on Tuesday, and Friday is about jobs, and about meeting Alex, who is helping out whilst Anna is unwell.


Whole School Inset

It’s only 15 minutes (I think), and it’s to a staff I know well, but I’m really nervous.  I’ll ask them for feedback on a form, and let you know how well it goes down.

We’ll be focussing on ICT for Homework. As for the Reading partnership session last week,  I’m going to present three bits of technology – Yacapaca, Voicethread (using an amazing example by Ant Heald that I saw Mark Clarkson showing at the recent SSAT conference I attended) and Google Forms (using this example of class feedback and this one of getting to know a new class).

I’ll finish the session with a plea for feedback using my a form.