18 October 2014


Learning with technology is very often great fun and highly satisfying. Learning about technology isn't necessarily exciting for everyone - especially when you have to do it as part of an IGCSE course that has seen little change since 2007. 

This week we were learning about the components inside a computer and what they do. My two friendly students in the picture were demonstrating what happens when the computer is switched on. In this 'scene' the OS (Operating system) is being loaded into the RAM, so it can be accessed and used much more efficiently. 

We figured that, as Operating Systems become more complex, computers will need more RAM to allow it to be used. Similarly, applications are becoming more powerful too, so they will need more RAM in order to function. 

Maybe it's time to boost your Main Memory by a few Gigabites!

iPads for tracking performance.

There are many ways technology can be (and is) used in PE lessons. This is a great example. At the start of the lesson these students in Yr7 are doing a quick 'self-assessment' on their iPads. The information they give is instantly available on the teachers iPad and will be used to guide this and future lessons. 

Data can be added over the coming weeks, and at the end of the unit students will complete a similar task, providing feedback and evaluation. They will then be able to track their own performance and improvements. A powerful and easy way of using their technology to improve learning.