So who am I?

My name is Ian Addison and I am Key Stage 1 Leader at a school in Hampshire. I am also the ICT Leader for both the infant and junior schools.

Why have I got this blog? I started one in 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 also the creator of various websites including ICT Planning, Teachmeet Hants and Under Ten Minutes and in 2012 I released my first book, Essentials: ICT for Rising Stars.

In my previous position, I was a Year 3-4 teacher and ICT co-ordinator at St John the Baptist Primary School in Hampshire. Between 2010 and leaving in July 2013 we implemented Google Apps, a new ICT curriculum and a range of new hardware. The blogs got over 250,000 hits a year and these were shortlisted for the Education Blog Awards in 2011 and were voted runner-up in the Whole School Blog category in 2012.

Key Dates

July 2010 – Attended Google Teacher Academy UK and became a Google Certified Teacher

September 2010 – Joined St John the Baptist Primary School as ICT Leader.

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)

July 2013 – Left St John the Baptist Primary School

September 2013 – Started at Riders Junior School as Year 3/4 Team leader

February 2014 – Became ICT Leader for both Riders Infant and Riders Junior Schools

April 2014 – Nominated as one of the UKEdChat top 100 UK Educational Blogs

October 2014 – Listed as one of the “Top 19 teachers to follow on Twitter

If you want to find out more or listen to what I say, feel free to follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ianaddison