Category Archives: Mobile Learning

ClickView – a classroom technology come of age?

  I’ll begin by declaring an interest – I’ve been using ClickView enthusiastically in its various guises across several schools since 2007. I’m a fan of its premise, which is to allow teachers to have instant access to video to support their lessons, without the barriers presented by VHS/ DVD players and TVs or the… Read More »

A (flawed?) design for a tablet impact study

In an era where schools’ investment in technology seems to be accelerating, in both scale and cost, an accompanying and understandable questioning of the evidence base for these decisions is often heard. Lots has been written about this subject (some of it by me) and debates have raged impotently across the Twitterverse. One thing we can… Read More »

A new breed of customer?

I’ve been in my current role for just over a year now and I still have very vivid memories of being interviewed for it by a panel of four head teachers, for an hour and a half. Head teachers are a tough crowd. Put lots of them in a room together and give them the… Read More »

How will the classroom of 2017 look?

If you are looking for a quick way to destroy your credibility and give people an additional opportunity to sneer at the depth of your ignorance, speculating on how technology may change education is probably the most effective method available to the average blogger. Still, InnovateMySchool.com have asked me to write 1000 snappy words on… Read More »

Considering the best way forward for 1-to-1 projects in 2014 – Part 2

In my first post in this series, I spent some time talking about the reasons why more and more schools are choosing tablets as the tool through which to achieve their vision of giving every student access to their own mobile computer. In summary, it’s because tablets are highly effective at enabling pupils to demonstrate… Read More »

Considering the best way forward for 1-to-1 projects in 2014

I want to consider over the course of this post and the next the reasons why schools are choosing tablets to fulfil their 1-to-1 ambitions and suggest a slight tweak on how this by-now-familiar formula might be improved. Fundamentally, the reason is easily articulated; schools want to bring the undoubted benefits of a really powerful… Read More »

What does iOS 7 mean for schools using iPads?

The latest release of Apple’s operating system for its tablet and phone devices is the first one I’ve noticed considerable mention being made of education-specific enhancements. The following list of school-centric features by no means cracks the many challenges surrounding the use of fully integrated technology in the classroom, but it goes a long way,… Read More »

The vital elements of BYOD… and how we’re almost there

Bring Your Own Device is an understandably attractive strategy for schools: It offers the potential to empower every student with the ability to use familiar technology wherever and whenever it’s helpful, a pretty huge benefit It links up students’ learning with their ‘real lives’ And could save schools hundreds of thousands in refresh costs as… Read More »