Laura is Director of eLearning at Berkhamsted School in Hertfordshire. Building capacity for outstanding teaching and learning through strategically-applied digital technology is what makes her tick! She's passionate about developing learning experiences that are engaging and motivational for today’s students.
Laura is also Head of Modern Foreign Languages in a large and successful department, where she teaches French and Spanish. She's currently leading a project deploying 60 iPads in her department at school. She has worked previously in comprehensive schools in Herts, Cambs and Suffolk.
Here are six pieces of advice I would pass on to anyone leading the teaching and learning side of an iPad deployment. I’ve learned as much from our successes as our shortcomings and hope you find this helpful.
Bringing new technology into your classrooms will evoke change, but it won’t improve poor pedagogy. It may provoke new reflection as the old routines and engrained habits are challenged: refreshing for some and unsettling for others. No one wants to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so looking at planning, schemes of work and learning objectives, teachers still need to ask “Where is the learning?”