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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2013
Following in the footsteps of many of the great teachers I follow on twitter, Mark has written a handy wee book with lots of great ideas on how to use ICT in the classroom. He has tried hard to ensure this is a book for all subjects AND also give a broad range of recommendations of things to try as well as ideas for software etc. I found it easy to dip into for ten minutes here and there in between classes or staff room discussions on this very topic. We often see schools with ICT equipment but little or NO training on the things... Mark's book lessens some of the fear some teachers may feel and encourages them to at least take a stab and try new things until they are confident enough to adapt these ideas to make even better learning experiences. Excellent stuff Mark.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2013
This is a must have for any 21st Century teacher, it will equip you with so many ideas on how to use technology to enhance children's learning. A great read and a great resource to really redefine how ICT should be viewed in schools.
After reading it I have so many new strategies to try out and feel well equipped to do so?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2013
Two years ago I realised that I was quickly being left in the dark by evolving social media and ICT. That's when I started using Twitter as a professional teaching tool and started to follow Mark Anderson. I've not looked back. Mark's a power house of energy and ideas. This book has been much anticipated by his Twitter following and is a must have in every teacher's tool kit. I am buying one for both my NQTs and a copy for the departmental teaching library. Mark's engaging writing style and first hand case studies throughout the book makes ICT seem exactly what it is...exciting and effective! More importantly, Mark encourages us to believe that ICT is something we can all use more effectively, no matter what our level of technical prowess. His approach to integrating technology into teaching and learning gives you the confidence to try all kinds of new things to capture awe and wonder in your classroom. Buy it, make a big cup of tea, dip in and be inspired. You'll wonder what you ever did without it. It's like a glorious, geeky box of chocolates.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2013
This book is a great little read for every teacher to hook their chops into. The writing is really accessible and it has a lot of workable ideas to help teachers take their practice forward. Currently ridiculously cheap on the Kindle, it is a really timely book for educators. Looking at using iPads or a BYOD scheme? Don't know your SAMR from your spam? This book will help you out. Well done Mark Anderson - a worthwhile purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2013
A great book, written by @ictevagelist, a very well regarded leader within digital learning, whose following on twitter speaks for itself! The text is accessible, with lots of helpful advice for classroom teachers to integrate ICT meaningfully within teaching and learning, but also it is very clearly written to help schools develop both provision and practice in ICT. Glad I bought it!
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on 13 November 2013
Including an element of ICT can be a daunting prospect for some teachers. Mention the term `ICT' and it can conjure up images of students being let loose in an ICT suite, the dangers of students going off task and finding a cheeky game instead of focus on the carefully prepared task you have spent hours on. That is not even mentioning what can be unwittingly thrown up on a search engine. I never forget a story from my old Deputy Head who had a lesson which demanded students to design a poster for a pantomime [well, it was Christmas] and one student went on Google and looked up `Puss in Boots' ....... what came up made my Deputy Head never to venture into the ICT suite again. Challenges can be more practical, certainly for me trying to book a slot into any ICT suite is a major difficulty.

However, Mark Anderson - or as he is known by his Twitter legend @ICTEvangelist - tackles many of the issues of including elements of ICT in his first book in a skillful and approachable fashion. Like the other volumes in Independent Thinking Perfect series, this is a short but valuable guide on an important issue in education which you can easily pick up and dip into or read cover to cover quickly but always ensuring that you pick up a little gem which you can drop into your teaching with minimal effort.

The book and approach is most definitely forward looking which some schools may find a challenge. For example, it gives a balanced assessment of using mobile technology in lessons which certainly gives food for thought. I particularly liked the methodology on how ICT can enhance literacy skills and this books offers alternative approaches with using ICT as a support to help students make progress in their literacy skills - a big focus in the current Ofsted framework. I also enjoyed how he saw the use of word clouds in lesson - a particular personal interest of mine.

The book is structured thematically and is comprehensive in the issues it touches upon from social media to e-safety. Each chapter gives reference to outstanding practice in a wide range of schools and has useful top tips section as a summary at the end. This is most handy when you are looking for an idea or theme. I particularly liked the attention given to Twitter as a tool to develop CPD. @ICTEvangelist guides an excellent easy to follow guide on how to set up a Twitter account either for a school or for an individual and gives a good overview on how it can useful to teachers. Twitter is a growing tool for many teachers interested in developing themselves in the days of cuts to CPD budgets in schools.

A very much recommended book and a worthy addition to my personal CPD library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 October 2013
I regarded myself as someone who was up to date with technology. I use iPads, interactive whiteboards laptops etc in my lessons. But in reality I was fooling myself. Mark's book has shown me that to simply use ICT isn't enough. If we are to embrace the amazing resources that are now at our disposal and to accept that pupils nowadays are far more versed in digital learning than before, then we need to plan how to use ICT properly. This book does that.

It's a first class read and every dept should have a copy as a point of reference. Fact.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2015
As a previous student of this teacher I personally believe his teaching style is terrible. We got little to no work done. He had trouble controlling the class and If I am being honest his egotistical manner was off putting. Honestly, would you like someone preaching how qualified they were WHILST putting you down and then failing to (do what a teacher is payed to do) HELP. I was a student with potential. I could have gotten B's with my amount of effort but I feel certain tasks that may or may not be included in Mr Anderson "Perfect ICT Lesson" are benign and futile. Please, take some empirical evidence from me. The results you will see if you do a textbook example of one of Mr Anderson's lessons are extremely AVERAGE. P.S. I wrote a previous review before but Mr Anderson made authorities higher than himself have it removed. So most of his reviews are cherry picked and tailored to his liking.

Have a good day,
SBL Student.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 November 2013
Even as someone with a background in ICT, it is hard to keep up with the best ICT practice which actually impacts on learning rather than 'looking flash'. This book has most of the current great ideas, all in one place with tips on how to find these ideas yourself. Really easy to read, in between cooking tea, having a shower etc which is vital in these busy times! A highly recommended read.

Steve Fox - AST/Lead Practitioner from North Lincs. @stevefoxast
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on 8 November 2013
Mark Anderson is a master craftsman when it comes to ICT and his 'Perfect ICT Every Lesson Book' is in itself a true reflection of his mastery and genius as a guru of ICT for education. Speaking from the heart he has cleverly engrossed me as a teacher, consultant and 'learner' of using ICT in lessons. His step by step guide to supporting us as educationalists in using ICT effectively in every lesson is to be highly commended, along with his magical way of sharing what can be complex into a simple approachable set of guidelines. Also, the attitude of 'give it a go' is truly refreshing. Mark, (@ICTEvangelist) is not only a great writer but a pedagogical genius of the art of sharing and explaining what is needed for us to meet the needs of our 21st Century learners - and if we do not meet their needs then we are being second rate teachers. A great thanks to him for bringing us this book which every teacher, educationalist and school should have in their back pocket - because when you need him most, the power of his book is there with you 24/7.

This is an essential purchase for any teacher in the classroom or educationalist who wants to develop their own ICT skills. Thank you Mark.
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