I took over the coordination of staff absence and daily cover last September. It was previously superbly managed by one cover manager, a team of 5 cover supervisors, a series of differently coloured forms – one for personal absence, another one for professional reasons and a series of notebooks and planners. In September we moved… Read More Using Google Apps to automate staff cover
I find it really challenging to stay on top of email. I use my phone, tablet and desktop to access email so sometimes flick through the inbox on the move. If you get email at anything like the frequency as I do then you can quite easily miss unread mail, even if you search… Read More Use Gmail tools to stay on top of your inbox
I delivered a presentation at BETT this year about our school’s journey with Google Apps for Education. I planned on sharing the slides with you on my blog but I seem to have developed my presentation style to include as little text as possible – great for those present at the time but not so… Read More Google Apps for Education – BETT presentation for Google
Here are the slides and some key links to the Google Form presentation I am giving at Beaumont School’s Teachmeet this evening. I am covering the benefits of Google Forms for teachers and then using as much of the 6 minutes I have to show how you set up a simple form and then share… Read More Beaumont School Teachmeet – Google Apps for Education
The Google Teacher Academy is an intensive two-day training event where lucky delegates are able to experience the wonderful surroundings of a Google HQ, learn about the latest tools and techniques that Google has to offer and then, if this wasn’t enough, complete an action plan of research afterwards to gain Google Certified Teacher status.… Read More Google Teacher Academy
It has been an incredible term and a hectic first year as a deputy head. In amongst getting used to my new role, meeting new staff and learning about the school I have managed to start the ball rolling with a new learning platform and write a timetable! As a result I have lost count… Read More Flubaroo – what a fantastic tool.