Tag: <span>teachmeet</span>

Why we need to reform assessment

Following on from my post back in May 'Do Exams Pass Under CfE?', I have given the issues of assessment and certification some further consideration, which I discussed in my presentation at this year's Teachmeet SLF 'Breakout' event held at CitizenM, Glasgow back in September. This post is an attempt to summarise and explain the...


#TMSLF13 - Round Table - Opportunities for Learning in 'The Real World'

It was my great pleasure and privilege to lead a round table session at this year's Scottish Learning Festival TeachMeet. The topic for the discussion - Opportunities for Learning in 'The Real World'   - was prompted by my recent experience of having pupils involved in learning experiences outside the school environment. I later used one...


In response to Islay ICT - TeachMeet & SLF

In his recent blogpost, Ian Stuart made some criticisms of TeachMeetSLF11. His post lists a number of concerns arising from having been a member of the online audience for the event. Whilst I agree with all of the points made by Ian, I feel I should point out a few things by way of explanation. The...


#tmslf11 - Round Table - Glow: Love it/Hate it/Want it

On Wednesday 21st September over 100 education professionals attended TeachMeet SLF 11 at the Glasgow Science Centre. Though not giving a presentation, I did participate by hosting a Round Table discussion on Glow, Scotland's National Education Intranet. There has recently been a great deal of discussion about the future for Glow and ICT in general...


TeachMeet - unplugged

I've been thinking about putting together another TeachMeet in the new term. Part of the thinking has been about trying a stripped back, low (no?) tech version, with the emphasis firmly on sharing ideas not technology. A sort of 'TeachMeet - unplugged', if you will. This is in response to a few concerns I have...


Must blog properly soon....

Been ages since I last posted, or at least it seems that way. I've been busy. Too busy. Apart from the apparently endless cycle of reports, I've done a few things I meant to blog at the time, but didn't get around to. In no particular order, I have - Attended Teachmeet Perth CfE -...