If I were the Minister for Education...

Here is my project to suggest ways for our education system to be the best it can be. I have a few ideas, which I’d love help fleshing out.

*UPDATE – December 2019*

I have been co-opted to the Board of Directors of the IPPN. I am unable to continue this podcast while in this position. 

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6 Rules for Distance Learning in Primary Schools #COVID19 🦠
A 15 minute summary of my 2.5 hour seminar where I spoke about my own school's plans for distance learning during the COVID19 pandemic. In this video, I go through 6 rules/suggestions for what school leaders and teachers might consider over the coming weeks ahead.

Disclaimer: I'm just one principal with one (ok 6) opinion so please take this as what it is. If nothing else, you'll see someone who has the inability to click his fingers.
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Another EASY PEASY tip on distance learning: How to set up online meetings

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2 weeks ago

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Ep 3: Easy Peasy Videos for Home Learning - Using Live Video for Principals. 12 minute video - in 2 parts. #edchatie

First 5 minutes - discussing the tools available
Next 7 minutes - 3 ideas for live video

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2 weeks ago

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Sorry I gate crashed your assembly earlier! But I learnt about Zoom!

Another hyperdoc idea - A Learning Menu. This is what I've used in my own school and it was sent out to all our families.

I'll be looking at other ways that schools can harness very simple technology to help stay in touch with learning while we're all out of school. Next video will be focusing on video.

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Thanks Simon. Stay safe.

Loving it Simon

Thank you 👍

I'm hoping to not have to make that many of these videos but hopefully it is helpful while we are all housebound. The idea of the videos is to show really easy ways to do distance learning using free tools you already have. This one is all about hyperdocs. Have a look and let me know what you think. Also please feel free to pass this on to teachers anywhere in the world. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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Well done, Simon, I hoped you could help out, so many on VFT looking for ideas.

Your magic Simon... thanks..I🦄🦄🌈

Love it Simon

Thank you Simon

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