Teaching

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Matt Britland: Experience and Portfolio

Director of Realise Learning and Director of ICT at The Lady Eleanor Holles School

Previously:

  • Head of ICT at Kingston Grammar School
  • Deputy Head of ICT at Cleeve School

Future Work:

Client: Bett 2015

(Speaking Engagement) Speaking about social media on Wednesday and Friday of Bett 2015.

Recent Work:

Client: Barclays / Hopscotch Consulting

(Writing / Lessons and Workshop Resources) Barclays Life Skills: Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans, Workshops and Resources

Client: Education Executive Magazine

(Writing) Google: More Than Just a Search Engine

Client: Research in Practice

(Speaking Engagement) Professionalising The Use Of Social Media

Client: Bett 2015

(Promotion) Promotional material for Bett 2015 – Photos coming soon

Client: Innovate My School

(Webinar) How your school can maximise its online potential: July 2014

Client: Matt Britland & Tristan Kirkpatrick

www.ictcomputing.org – Open Source KS3 Computing Curriculum: July 2014

Client: Education Executive: EdExec Live 2014

(Speaking engagement) – Getting Savvy with Social Media: June 2014

Client: Osiris Educational 

Secondary iPad Training Course –  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: March 2014

Client: St Pauls School (London)

(Parent Presentation) Young People and Technology – February 2014

Client: The Guardian

The future of online learning: challenges, opportunities and creativity: Round Table Discussion  – January 2014

Client: BETT 2014

“Fall in ‘like’ with tweeting: How social media can revolutionise the way you plan lessons and teach” – 24th January 2014

Client: St Pauls School (London)

(Staff Inset) Young People and Technology – January 2014

Client: Zurich

Zurich’s Future, History, Now – Speaking engagement – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: 28th November 2013

Client: Government Knowledge

How to Deliver and Effective Computing Curriculum – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: 12th November

Effective use of Tablets in the Classroom: 12th November

Developing an Effective E-Safety Policy: 12th November

Client: Optimus Education

Design and Deliver an Outstanding Secondary Computing Curriculum – CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER: 15th October 2013

Client: The Guardian

(Writing) Do Teachers Need to be Qualified?

Client: The Guardian

(Interview) 10 Minutes with a Head of ICT

Client: PropellerTV

Television interview by Matt Britland about educational technology – Broadcast 5th August 2013.

Client: Optimus Education

Webinar: ‘5 Top Tips to Safely and Effectively Utilise Social Media as a Tool to Support Learning

Client: TheSunday Times Festival of Education 2013

Panelists discuss the best ways to engage students through technology in the classroom.

Client: The Guardian

(Writing) What is the Future of Technology in Education?

Client: Westminster Briefing

Speaking Engagement – Computer Science in the Curriculum: Delivering Innovative Provision in Schools & Colleges (London) – Download my presentation (5th March 2013)

Client: Science Learning Centre, Institute of Education, University of London

4 Day CPD for the New Computing Curriculum

Client: Millfield School

ICT, Computing and iPad consultancy

“Thank you for an excellent, well focused inset on the integration of iPADs into ICT teaching in particular and the curriculum more generally.  The presentation and demonstrations inspired confidence in the classroom use of iPADs and helped reassure staff as we go 1:1 in September.  It was good to get an insight into cutting edge use of Apps and to swap ideas with a consultant who has current day to day experience as a Head of Department.”

Nick Williams, Head of Business, Computing and ICT: Millfield School

Client: The Guardian

(Writing) There is Room For Both Computing and ICT

Client: The Guardian

(Writing) Being an Outstanding Teacher

Client: The Guardian

(Writing) Social Media for Schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

Client: The Guardian

(Writing) Is It Time to Rebrand ICT?

Client: The Guardian

(Writing) The Power of Twitter

Client: The Guardian

(Writing) How much will digital text books shake up education

Client: The Guardian

(Writing) Is Gove Washing His Hands of ICT

Writing:

Writers and teacher advisor for the Guardian Teacher Network.

Matt Britland

Top 10 Blogs of the Year – Guardian Teacher Network

Disney

Club Penguins Guide to the Wonderful World of the Web

E-Safety Advisor Newsletter

Introduction to Social Media in Education

E-Learning Update

Touchscreen Tablets – How are these being used in Primary and Secondary Schools

Curriculum:

Recent KS3 ICT/Computing Curriculum

Mr Britland’s Open Source Computing Curriculum

Mr Britland’s Computing Curriculum

Mr Britland’s ICT Curriculum: Projects for student in Year 7-9 V1.1

iPad:

Implementing the use of iPads into school

iPad in Education Trial 2012-2013: Report, Evaluation and Data

Launch to HoDs

Launch to All Staff

E-Safety:

CEOP Ambassador

Introduction to Social Media in Education

Experienced in delivering E-Safety to parents 

Teaching Students about Facebook privacy settings

Social Media

Using Facebook Groups in School: A Brief Report/Evaluation

Experienced in using social media in education.

Training Resources:

Appshed Tutorial – Quiz: Programming

AppShed Tutorial – App Creation

Office Training

Photoshop Tutorials

Kodu Tutorials

iPad Tutorials

newcurric

(Updated) App Creation – Programming with Appshed: Quiz Builder (Tutorial Videos)

At school I am running an app design project for my year 7 students. Unlike many lessons they have experienced in their previous school life, there is very little teaching from the teacher, I am mostly there as a facilitator. I am of course there to help when necessary but my aim is to get students learning more independently. They must teach themselves using videos I have produced for them.

You can watch the videos below:

cloud

The Classroom of 2018: Video (Speaking)

Back at the end of November 2013, I took part in a series of talks organised and sponsored by Zurich called ‘Future History Now’.

My talk was entitled the ‘Classroom of 2018′. The talk has now been published and you can watch it below.

In my talk I mention the need for decisions about technology that affect teaching and learning being made by a teacher, the Director of ICT for instance and not just by an IT manager. Although I didn’t say it in this talk, I want to make it clear how important IT managers / network managers are in schools. They have the technical knowledge to make things happen. I realise I may cause offence to some but that was not my intention.

I also did an interview entitled ‘What will the classroom of 2018 look like’. You can read my interview by clicking on the link below and going to page 43.

‘What will the classroom of 2018 look like’

animoby

Animoby – The iPad White Board App (Videos Included)

If you are looking for an alternative to Explain Everything you should check out Animoby.

Its free on the Apple App Store as well as Google Play. It has some great features and what I like the most is the UI, it is very user friendly.

Create quality presentations using VOICE and a variety of design tools (draw, paint, type, image), and publish or share via e-mail. Animations are created when users pick a tool and simply touch the screen, and voice can accompany designs by the press of the record button. Unlike other apps that create presentions, Animoby’s sharing process is simplified due to compact file sizes it uses.

I have also been impressed with the some of the editing options for things like images. All in all a great app and well worth downloading.

 

uniglos

Do teachers need to be qualified? Don’t ask such silly questions

This article was originally published by The Guardian on 28th October 2013 and was a response to Anthony Seldon’s Guardian article.

Surely it goes without saying that teachers should be qualified? Apparently not.

The idea of unqualified teachers working in school is nothing new and Gove has made it clear for sometime that he feels experts in their field should be able to work in free schools and academies. It would appear that all it takes to be a teacher is subject knowledge and a passion for the subject. Can you imagine how easy teaching would be if this was true.

Our job is far more than that, which is why gaining a teaching qualification is so important. When I think back to my training year, I can see that it was the hardest 12 months of my life, closely followed by my NQT year.

I was eager to be a teacher but wouldn’t have lasted five minutes without the sort of formal training I received not only from my school but from university. Teaching is hard, students can be challenging, the job can affect you in ways you never expected. Working towards a qualification prepares you for this.

I trained alongside some incredible people at university; people that ran their own tech companies, computer programmers, some trainees with first-class degrees – people who, on paper, would be far better teachers than me. I can imagine these people would be exactly the sort that Gove would love to see in schools. The problem is, many of them did not cope well. They found it hard to deal with behaviour and students’ social problems. They struggled to communicate their vast knowledge to students. Lots of people drop out. If they had been employed by a school straight away rather than starting a PGCE they would have quit, leaving students without a teacher.

Is it not fair on the unqualified teacher, their colleagues or students to employ them without having proof that they can meet a national minimum standard. We should not be experimenting with this.

If a school sees potential in someone and wants to employ them as an unqualified teacher, then great. But that school should be willing to train this member of staff up and get them qualified. If they are not willing to train them up, I think questions need to be asked.

Could employing unqualified teachers be about saving money? They are certainly cheaper. Will unqualified teachers be less likely to be unionised? Is this an advantage for schools?

Finally, how would students and parents feel about this? If you want a carer for your child you want one with qualifications. It’s important, it gives parents confidence that carer can do the job. Social workers need to be qualified. And, teachers are social workers too, of sorts. It does not matter if you are in a free school, academy or independent school you will have to deal with pastoral problems of different kinds.

I absolutely understand that those without a teaching qualification have much to offer. My advice is to do your training, get a qualification and join a union. Teaching is so much more than standing in front of a class and knowing stuff. I wonder if Gove has heard of pedagogy. Knowing something doesn’t mean you can teach it. Teachers should be qualified.