So who am I?
My name is Ian Addison and I am a primary school teacher and ICT co-ordinator. From September 2010 I have been responsible for the ICT at St John the Baptist Primary School, Waltham Chase, Hampshire.
Why have I got this blog? I started one in December 2009 to share my thoughts and ideas. I also thought that if I was making lesson plans, policies or silly projects then other people might want to look at them too, so here I am – ianaddison.net. I share my thoughts, ideas and hopefully some interesting resources too.
A bit about me:
From 2008-2010 I was seconded to work with Hampshire LA training teachers on using our VLE, Studywiz. This involved training teachers across Hampshire to use the system but also to think about how they could learn and share online. I was also a Lead ICT Teacher in Hampshire throughout this period.
I have been an ICT Mark Assessor since October 2008 and this involves me supporting and assessing schools that are using the Naace Self-Review Framework for ICT.
In July 2010, I attended the Google Teacher Academy in London and I am now a Google Certified Teacher. In July 2011 I completed the Google Apps certification process and I am now a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. I then led a group at the 2nd Google Teacher Academy in 2012. I now regularly train groups of teachers to use Google Apps through face-to-face courses as well as online webinars for C-Learning. More details can be found here.
I am currently a Year 3-4 teacher and ICT co-ordinator at St John the Baptist Primary School in Hampshire. Since joining in 2010 we have implemented Google Apps, a new ICT curriculum and a range of new hardware. Our blogs get over 250,000 hits a year and these were shortlisted for the Education Blog Awards in 2011 and was voted runner-up in the Whole School Blog category in 2012.
July 2010 – Attended Google Teacher Academy UK and became a Google Certified Teacher
May 2011 – Shortlisted for Teacher Blog of the Year (UK Education Blog Awards)
May 2011 – Completed online Google qualifications and became a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer
June 2011 – Appeared on BBC Click to discuss programming and game design in the primary classroom
December 2011 – Became a 2Simple/Purple Mash Trainer
January 2012 – Shortlisted for the Learning Without Frontiers Primary Innovator award
April 2012 – Lead Learner at Google Teacher Academy, London 2012
May 2012 – Nominated for Teacher Blog of the Year (UK Education Blog Awards)
July 2012 – Released “Essentials: ICT” for Rising Stars
December 2012 – Awarded the ReThinking ICT award for inspiring other schools with their vision of ICT
March 2013 – Released Essential: CPD – Embedding ICT in the Primary Curriculum for Rising Stars (blog post here)
If you want to find out more or listen to what I say, feel free to follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ianaddison
St Mary Bourne - Just a quick note to let you know that we managed to get the ICT mark accreditation on Wednesday of last week. This would never have happened without your input with the blogs (and general advice) as this started us on a chain of e-safety, etc and looking at the ICT mark. I can’t really believe we have achieved it from such a standing start so quickly, so again many thanks for your involvement Blogs are still going well with our reception being the best at blogging-on average 3-4 a day and parents in this class have told us they love it as they can now have conversations with their children about what they’ve done that day.