Getting the best out of BETT…

Woohoo; BETT 2015 is well underway.  But the question on every teacher’s lips is ‘how do we get the best out of BETT?’ In order to answer that question I interviewed Professor Carry Luban, who is Professor of Futurology at Chorley University. Professor Luban has been going to BETT since its beginnings in 1972 where

Teachmeets… NOT FOR SALE!

Osiris Educational  is now offering a ‘free directory of TeachMeets’ and also enhanced paid-for packages to help TeachMeet organisers promote their event. Osiris Educational are a for-profit company providing CPD and training to schools and teachers. This is simply a terrible idea. Read on for just some of the reasons why it’s so wrong. Firstly,

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 24,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

The future of Glow

This week I attended the Scottish Learning Festival, and went to the TeachMeet to hear a little more about what is going on in Scottish education.  In between the usual teach-mmet presentations and nano-presentations was a 30 minute slot to get into groups and discuss some pre-prepared topics of interest.  I joined a session about

Dale Farm: Racists and the ‘law must be upheld’ brigade

The Dale Farm evictions are over. Millions of words have been piled up writing about this issue, and given that words are still largely free, even in this age of austerity, a few more words from me won’t make much difference. In a previous post I expressed my sense of shock about some people’s racist