Kit Logan has created 35 entries

Kit Logan

  • The Dalton Plan

    The Dalton Plan is an organisational framework/educational model developed by Helen Parkhurst at the turn of the 20th century that supports self-regulated learning in schools. It had the objectives of enhancing student’s social skills and sense of responsibility towards others, promoting independence and dependability and tailoring teaching programs to each student’s individual needs, interests and…

  • The curious case of St Trinians

    This is where I show my age. Okay, I’m not that old, but do you remember the fabulous St Trinians films? The Belles of St Trinians, Blue Murder at St Trinians, The Pure Hell of St Trinians and the Great St Trinians Train Robbery. Basically all about adventures involving a boarding school for girls where…

  • Bring your own device (BYOD) for learning in schools

    The central idea of BYOD is that individuals use the technology that they bring with them to school or college. The school or college does not need to provide the computers, tablets, smartphones for individuals to use in class, just supply the environment that allows users to use their technology collaboratively or just for individual use.
  • Brexit: Stats or Lies?

    “There are lies, damned lies and statistics”
    (Sir Benjamin Disraeli, 1895 [i])
    When the BBC published an article looking at the breakdown of local voting in the EU referendum on 6 February 2017 (Rosenbaum & Greenwood 2017), I am not sure even they were aware of the amount of interest it would pique. Although the results were…

  • ICT in Primary Education MOOC

    Well this little corner of the web has been rather inactive… but then I’ve been busy looking after other things. However, things are happening and the potential for more posts. The main thing is the MOOC I’ve just started out of personal interest, personal development and because it relates directly to one of the things…

  • Firefox Add-ons revisted

    One of the great things about Firefox and its community of developers is the sheer number of additional applications you can add which extend Firefox’s features (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox). You can also pick and choose those which suit your needs best. So to give you an idea, here’s the current round up of the Add-ons I use…

  • Dyslexia myth or reality?

    I was prompted to write this following the comments by Labour backbench MP Graham Stringer who claimed dyslexia is a myth invented by education chiefs to cover up poor teaching methods (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7828121.stm). Now a lot has already been said about this and unsurprisingly his comment is poorly viewed by the dyslexia organisations. My own views…

  • Learning Objectives: failure or saviour?

    I was debating whether to use this title or Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watcher?), the latter title only explains why Learning Objectives is currently failing the education system in the UK.

    Learning Objectives define what a learner should learn, the objective of a particular piece of work. For example by the end of…

  • Geotagging privacy?

    Geotagging: The process of adding location information in the form of latitude and longitude to media allows others to identify where the photo was taken.

    Here’s a thought: Geotagging is getting popular for instance Google Maps which shows photos taken in the area you are viewing by the public and placed on Picassa or Flickr…

  • TIP: Anonymising Comments in Word

    Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007 both have this great little feature… the ability to comment on sections of text or in fact any content in a Word Document. This is great when you want to comment on somebody else’s work (or even your own work for that matter) and suggest changes or ideas or just…

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