‘Cancel Culture’ and being ‘Cancelled’ – another way to cyber-bully?

This week my students and I had really interesting discussions about the role of social media (and the internet in general) in providing platforms for those individuals who wish to ‘cancel’ others. We discussed what the term meant and whether it was in fact nothing more than a ‘new’ way to enforce ‘political correctness’. We …

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The inherent, yet often overlooked, value of ‘Communities of Practice’

Being part of a community of practice is not something many teachers consciously think about. For most of us, the ‘chats’ we have with each other over a coffee are often concerned with something that we are experiencing in our classrooms. We share ideas, propose solutions, offer insights – without being conscious that what we …

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SELFIE for Teachers – do you know how digitally competent you are?

Earlier this year I was invited to participate in a pilot programme as part of a new tool being developed by the SELFIE team. Not content with merely assisting schools in examining their use of technology for teaching and learning, the SELFIE team got to work on developing a wonderful new tool especially for us …

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Digital Feedback and Improving Learning Outcomes

One of the positive legacies which the Covid-19 pandemic has left, is the increased use of digital technologies to provide focused feedback to students. Prior to the successive lockdowns, the use of digital technologies when it came to feedback was relatively unheard of. Now all that has changed. Many schools have embraced digital tools in …

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