barbara ainscough [boobelle]
What subjects do you teach? What types of students do you have?
I am an independent ICT education consultant. Following several years of primary classroom teaching, I have also worked as an advisory teacher for UK local authorities before working independently. I currently work for a wide range of clients in the education sector working with children and young people of all ages. I have a particular interest in developing the use of digital creativity and multimedia technologies in the classroom and a passion for Macs!
Can you provide a link to a site where we can see something about what you do or the center where you work?
What issues in education are of greatest concern to you?
What are some ways you have incorporated technology into the classroom.
See my showcase examples on my website for animation, podcasting, digital storytelling.
If you could create the ideal school, what would it be like?
...difficult to get it right - not sure its possible actually! Ive seen some excellent examples of modern design with BSF in the UK BUT they are all flawed .....accessible and inclusive are key but a good learning environment is essential - I don't like open plan for students - too distracting! Students need to focus and concentrate - how can they with open plan classrooms, corridors, walkways and balconies??
A laptop for all, a personal place to save your work, great internet connection, whiteboards and cool creativity software like the iLife suite.....now were talking!