In my previous post (here) I suggested seven principles to adopt when looking at technology adoption in schools. Adoption of these principle was to enable the maximum benefit, particularly in terms of workload, to be reaped. In this post I look in more detail at how this would work in one area. The biggest time-suck… Read More Standin’ in line marking time….
I have previously (here) suggested how schools should be looking to develop their technology infrastructure. I have also (here) alluded to how I think students should be using technology to best support their learning. The big issue we face now in schools is that the cost of staff (not just teachers, but all staff) is… Read More A principled approach to reducing workload
This post is the first follow up to this one, “Eleven Billion, Eight Hundred And Eleven Million, One Hundred And Sixty Thousand And Sixty Four” which looked at the change in technological capability over the past forty years. This one looks at some of the reasons why that change has not translated into the classroom.… Read More They’re just not that into you
Reading the various tweets and blogs that emanated from Research ED 14 this past week have probably had a very different meaning to most everybody else than they have to me. Not because I have no interest in the content of the event, I do, most decidedly. I regret not attending. But to be honest,… Read More Eleven billion, eight hundred and eleven million, one hundred and sixty thousand and sixty four
If you haven’t seen it before the 2013 BESA Survey Report “Tablets and apps in Schools” is an interesting read. If you don’t know who BESA are then have a look at their website. They are an industry body that works on behalf of its members who supply goods and services to the education sector. One… Read More Tablets – is anything set in stone?
Solutions to problems aren’t always obvious. By that I mean mathematically modelled solutions to real life problems. This image of my favourite book from my university operations research course perhaps illustrates that I have some understanding in this area. I was particularly struck recently by this article which looks at how UPS (in the US)… Read More You turn if you want to, the truck is not for turning (left)