Informal learning Wordles

My first experiments with the Wordle site were with children’s reports: these were great, would make brilliant report covers, but alas pupil confidentiality prevents me posting them here! The survey Terry Freedman and I conducted last month of children’s use…

My interview with Tessy Britton of Thriving

Tessy Britton interviewed me about my own and my school’s use of social media for the thriving too blog. The original is published under a CC by-nc-nd licence at http://thrivingtoo.typepad.com/thriving_too/2009/01/miles-berry-headteacher-talks-about-social-media.html

What are your kids learning when you're not looking?

It was an honour, once again, to be asked to present alongside Terry Freedman for the BCS Education and Training Expert Panel at BETT this year. Our previous presentations had looked at the e-strategy, web 2.0 and personalised learning through…

Open Source Schools Presentation at BETT

The Open Source Schools presentation at BETT on Saturday 17th January was very well received, with good numbers joining the team in Olympia’s Club Room, despite the early start. I introduced the presentation, outlining what open source means as well…

My first teachmeet

It was a great joy to attend my first ever teachmeet at BETT last Friday. Ian Usher, Drew Buddie, Leon Cych and many others had done an outstanding amount of work to make the evening the success it undoubtedly was,…

Moodle and e-safety

A couple of quotes from me in the pre-BETT Guardian. Alas, the photos they took of our pupils Moodling don’t appear to have made it in Jack Kenny’s article, ‘Get ready for the next intranet generation‘: … Meanwhile, supporters of…

Open Source Schools Relaunch

After feedback from its own community, Becta and a number of other stakeholders, the AlphaPlus team behind opensourceschools.org.uk invited me to take over the website, so guess how I’ve spent most of my Christmas holidays! The idea now is to…