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Patrick Carroll
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Patrick Carroll

Education Armthorpe, GB
I have been teaching for nine years and in that time have seen technology transform my style of teaching and learning. When I started we were all excited about using the large interactive whiteboards to excite the children, whereas now we use ipads, ipods, videos, animations, e-books as well as a variety of games within the classroom to motivate and enthuse. i have won multiple awards and contributed to a number of articles due to my innovative use of technology. Another role that i have is with the British Council where I am involved in opening my class up to the world through collaborative projects where we use safe, secure online spaces and tools to share our work with schools across the globe. I like to use technology to inspire, but I am also very aware of the risks which is why we need to share our skills and knowledge so that we protect those most important to us.

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Primary Teacher, ICT Coordinator
Qualifications:
  • English Literature and Education Studies BA Hons 2:1 (2003)
  • PGCE (2004)
  • Qualified Teacher Status (2005)
  • Apple training Course (2011)
  • British Council etwinning award for ICT collaboration
  • Doncaster Council e-safety training (2013)

Stats

  • Questions 1
  • Answers 26
  • Followers 6
  • Follows 2
  • Votes given 8
  • Votes received 28
Questions Answers Comments Votes
04Feb
What's the Kidizoom watch and why should I care?

Some interesting features that will have kids begging parents for them at Christmas time even though they are going to need specially designed cuffs ...

04Feb

Is television as bad as everyone says?

26Jan
New playgrounds put sensory exploration first with amazing results

It would be wonderful to have equipment like that in our school because you do see many children who are bored at break and lunch but sadly, cost, ...

13Jan

We're just rid of the shiny rememants of Christmas' chocolate coins, and along come a whole new slew of currencies of questionable usability.

18Dec
Has technology made any impact on your child's development?

Again, as has been mentioned already my daughter has developed a curiosity about what the phone, ipad, computer do and how they work. Her ...

18Dec
Dual-screen YotaPhone: Gimmick or revolution?

Having a second screen to update me on any notifications whilst I am using the other screen seems a great idea to me because sometimes you do miss ...

03Nov
Can apps encourage children to play outside?

diy.org and the accompanying DIY app are very much geared towards promoting children to learn new skills inside and outside the home. The website ...

27Oct

No. Books are about content, not format. Except in the case of really small children and their books, which tend to be hands on, etc, e-books can be ...

27Oct
Is it worth reading a bedtime story to a newborn?

We have read to our daughter from the start and because of that she has a love of literature. She is just turning two, but every evening she will ...

27Oct
What are the best maths apps for kids?

Here is a list of some of the apps that we use in class. Most of these are free, but a few are paid for. Maths bingo - a variety of maths based games ...

06Oct
Which are the best phonics apps?

I also like Hairy Letters as well as the pocket phonics app

06Oct
What are some interactive projects/lessons that primary children can do with iPads?

You can use the free app aurasma to make augmented reality videos that overlap pictures. Many people do forget the video and photo features on ...

25Sep
Which websites, games or apps do you recommend that help six and seven-year-olds with Maths?

skoolbo is a great website and app to help target core skills, it is also good as parents can follow the progress of their child. The BBC bitesize ...

25Sep
Should business leaders visit schools and work with/talk to students?

Apps for Good is a very popular program at the moment in upper primary and secondary education as it involves children being creative and working in ...

25Sep
Which schools have been most innovative in using technology across the curriculum?

The European Commission platform etwinning is full of incredibly innovative schools from across Europe who take part in creative collaborative ...

25Sep
Why is there a lack of innovation in educational technology for primary school children compared to older kids?

Tomorrow in my class during the day we are researching with the ipads and we are collaborating with schools across the globe using the etwinning ...

02Sep
What should I teach my 2-year-old?

My daughter is 16 months and we debated whether or not to have Nana look after her or to go to nursery. Nana is great and a former nursery leader, ...

02Sep
My 5-year-old son is very quiet in school. What are the reasons behind this behaviour?

I have recently read the book 'Quiet' by Susan Cain after a colleague recommended it. The book deals with how introverts have to live in an extrovert ...

Q: Has technology made any impact on your child's development?

A: Again, as has been mentioned already my daughter has developed a curiosity about what the phone, ipad, computer do and how they work. Her ...

3 years ago

Q: Can apps encourage children to play outside?

A: diy.org and the accompanying DIY app are very much geared towards promoting children to learn new skills inside and outside the home. The website ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it worth reading a bedtime story to a newborn?

A: We have read to our daughter from the start and because of that she has a love of literature. She is just turning two, but every evening she will ...

3 years ago

Q: What are the best maths apps for kids?

A: Here is a list of some of the apps that we use in class. Most of these are free, but a few are paid for. Maths bingo - a variety of maths based games ...

3 years ago

Q: Which are the best phonics apps?

A: I also like Hairy Letters as well as the pocket phonics app

3 years ago

Q: What are some interactive projects/lessons that primary children can do with iPads?

A: You can use the free app aurasma to make augmented reality videos that overlap pictures. Many people do forget the video and photo features on ...

3 years ago

Q: Which websites, games or apps do you recommend that help six and seven-year-olds with Maths?

A: skoolbo is a great website and app to help target core skills, it is also good as parents can follow the progress of their child. The BBC bitesize ...

3 years ago

Q: Should business leaders visit schools and work with/talk to students?

A: Apps for Good is a very popular program at the moment in upper primary and secondary education as it involves children being creative and working in ...

3 years ago

Q: Which schools have been most innovative in using technology across the curriculum?

A: The European Commission platform etwinning is full of incredibly innovative schools from across Europe who take part in creative collaborative ...

3 years ago

Q: Why is there a lack of innovation in educational technology for primary school children compared to older kids?

A: Tomorrow in my class during the day we are researching with the ipads and we are collaborating with schools across the globe using the etwinning ...

3 years ago

Q: What should I teach my 2-year-old?

A: My daughter is 16 months and we debated whether or not to have Nana look after her or to go to nursery. Nana is great and a former nursery leader, ...

3 years ago

Q: My 5-year-old son is very quiet in school. What are the reasons behind this behaviour?

A: I have recently read the book 'Quiet' by Susan Cain after a colleague recommended it. The book deals with how introverts have to live in an extrovert ...

3 years ago

Q: How is RE taught to your kids?

A: Our primary RE curriculum is being revised from last year to include more about different beliefs around the world. Previously we have focused on the ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it okay for every bedtime story to be on an iPad or should you foist paper books on tech-loving kids too to redress the balance?

A: Both have an important place. The interactivity of the iPad is fun and exciting but so is the touch of different fabrics and the reveal of lifting ...

3 years ago

Q: At what age should you start reading bedtime stories?

A: We have read to our 21 month old daughter since she was born and yes she fell asleep, but it was to our soft, gentle cheerful tones. Now she is that ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we be encouraging more students to take a gap year?

A: In my gap year I travelled, I worked, I learnt a lot about myself and about the reality of life beyond education.

3 years ago

Q: At what age is a child ready to learn Scratch?

A: Last school year we were teaching Scratch from Year 3 upwards, however I am looking at getting our Year 2 children to have a go this year as they ...

3 years ago

Q: Is there a sound educational reason in using Twitter in lessons at school?

A: I would really like my class to be able to use Twitter. Not only do I think that it would enable better home school links, but as we have ...

3 years ago

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