Louise Everett-Lindsay @EverettLindsayL

Teacher of English and Media Studies



Once again I had a great night at the teachmeet. I’m always amazed by the quality of ideas in the room. On Wednesday night I left feeling enthused and charged.

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If anyone wants more information about my presentation or wants to discuss anything feel free to contact me via twitter @createach

Grant Taylor



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People are always asking me “What is a Chromebook?” A Chromebooks is simply a low cost, fast, internet ready laptop. If you already use Google Chrome on your existing device e.g. Laptop then you already know how to use a Chromebook. There is nothing new to learn. To make the most of the Chromebook you will need to use Google Apps/Drive to make your life more productive 🙂
Ben Forte @ben40forte
Director of Learning Commons

DHSB Teachmeet Presentations Part 2

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The new Computing curriculum for primary schools has shifted hugely in the recent curriculum reshuffle. There are words and terms which can make a teacher or trainee want to run screaming from the room rather than attempting to get out the dictionary. However, unplugging the technology and concentrating on the underlying principles to begin with, through activities such as those on www.csunplugged.com can give confidence to the educator and a different experience for the student. Step away from the technology and concentrate on the principles.

You can see Tyla’s full blog post here

Tyla Elworthy 

University of Plymouth

DHSB Teachmeet Presentations Part 1

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My presentation was, once again, about assessment and giving students opportunities to reflect on and improve their work.  (Is this a teacher obsession or is it simply assessment time?)  Our 4W stickers were shamelessly stolen from a Primary model, and we have adapted them to suit our needs.  Students are given time, and guidance to improve their work following a key assessment point.  This also works very well for self and peer assessment too.  Feel free to use and adapt.

Here is an example below:

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Melissa Dennis

Eggbuckland Community College

DHSB Teachmeet Curry Night


We hosted a wonderful Teachmeet this week which brought together a fantastic group of 80 people in education. There were people from Devon, Cornwall and Torbay, from all phases including the next generation of teachers. You can catch up what happened by visiting the feed at #TMDHSBCurry.

We will also be posting more about the presentations over the next few weeks, a special thanks for all those who supported to make the event such a success. We will also be posting details of the next event soon.


Professional Exploration – attending the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem


“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” 
Albert Einstein

I read a recent blog post that discussed the importance of professional exploration for teachers in schools. As the lead learner in a classroom a teacher needs to lead by example to try to ‘get better’ and to develop their practice, it has been great to read about Dave Riggs new CPD adventure has already started which will lead to a international event attending at the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. It is an extremely exciting opportunity and you can read more on his blog as it progresses in the next couple of weeks.