Category Archives: Twitter

#PracPed15 – Using technology to enhance Primary Language Learning

My session at the wonderful Practical Pedagogies conference centred around the use of technology to enhance Primary Language Learning. Key points I made included: technology is not  just for the pupils but also for the teacher; it is just one tool we have to use; it is not always the best tool for the job. I […]

Practical Pedagogies Conference 2015

I always get excited when people invite me to speak at conferences but I was very excited when Russel Tarr (created Classtools.net and was famously attacked by Gove for using Mr Men to help teach History resulting in a mass Mr Men Twitter avatar protest in solidarity!) asked me if I’d like to speak at a conference he was planning in Toulouse. A […]

The Midlands’ most influential Tweeter?

I received this tweet from @lisacov19 whilst I was holiday, offering congratulations. I had no idea what I’d done – surely I wasn’t been congratulated on collecting owls? So had to check out the link which explained more. Social media analysts Lissted have created a list of the top 250 Twitter accounts across Birmingham, Solihull and the […]

eTwinning National Conference: 5th-7th June: NCTL #eTUK15

¡Más vale tarde que nunca! The first weekend of June saw the annual National eTwinning Conference take place at NCTL in Nottingham. Once more it was a weekend of learning, laughter and (can’t think of another L) celebrating the wonders of collaboration across boundaries. I spoke once more about Twitter – Are you a Twit or […]

#ililc5 – Are you a Twit or a Tweep?

Here is the presentation and notes for my introduction to Twitter session at #ililc5. I’d delivered a similar presentation before at the National eTwinning Conference in July but since then, new possibilities have arisen and these have been added. For example, you can now send video directly from the Twitter app (record it and send) rather […]

¡Hola 2015! #nurture1415 #teacher5aday

With 2015 just a few hours away, and having met a (running) goal I set myself in September this afternoon, I thought I’d set myself some goals for the coming year. Equally, I had in mind to contribute to/’join in’ with two initiatives designed to encourage those in education – #nurture1415 and #teacher5aday. 2014 has […]

Twitter thoughts – the results

Last weekend I created a survey using SurveyMonkey entitled Twitter thoughts with the aim of ascertaining a range of views on Twitter. I publicised the survey on Twitter and Facebook and asked others to share the link too. Please could you please spare 2-3 minutes to complete my Twitter survey (and RT!) Thank you! https://t.co/PEQyAJWpLJ — […]

Are you a Twit or a Tweep? #etuk14

I”ve been presenting today on Twitter at the UK National eTwinning Conference in Nottingham at the National College of Leadership. Below is my presentation – the videos have obviously not uploaded so I’ve embedded them below. I’ve also added a link to my Pinterest where I’ve bookmarked some useful links to Twitter, particularly in education. Are […]

‘TeachMeet styley thingy’ #etwpdw

Yesterday, as the European eTwinning Ambassadors PDW at National college of School Leadership in Nottingham drew to a close, I took part in what Drew Buddie aka @digitalmaverick entitled ‘a Teachmeet style-y thingy’. Drew introduced the idea of an ‘unconference’ explaining both TedX and Teachmeet before opening the floor to others to share their 7 […]

Edonis interview with David Noble

This evening I was very excited to be interviewed by David Noble aka @parslad as part of his PhD Edonis project – ‘an interpretivist study of the social web and PLNs’ Along with many others (there’s a list of my illustrious company here), I volunteered a while away to answer questions on my online learning […]