Testimonials


Here is some feedback from teachers who have attended training sessions, inset and courses led by Mr Parkinson.

FEEDBACK FROM CONFERENCE IN WALSALL JAN 2015

FEEDBACK FROM CONFERENCE IN WHISTON SEPTEMBER 2014

Feedback from Conference Middlesborough Oct 2014

FEEDBACK FROM CONFERENCE IN PETERBOROUGH  NOV 2014

FEEDBACK FROM CONFERENCE IN LONDON DEC 2014

Recent whole school INSET feedback

Alan Peat presents USING TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER THE NEW PRIMARY & LITERACY CURRICULUM - Friday 20th June.
"Probably the best training event I have been on. My only 'criticism' is I want to go back to school and do EVERYTHING!" 
"Fantastic amount of ideas which are easily usable, range of ages, good examples of children's work.""WOW! Amazing. Both awestruck." 
"What a fantastic day! So may ideas to use and take back. Feel so inspired, thank you." 
"Lots of practical advice!" 
"Nice real life examples." 
"Excellent ideas & suggestions." 
"A wonderful day full of relevant content delivered by a fellow classroom teacher not someone who has escaped from school life!" 
"Excellent and engaging." 
"Excellent, engaging speaker!" 
"Explanation given about the learning potential of the apps, modelling was very useful." 
"Very good, lots of useful ideas for resources and activities to use back in school." 
"Really inspiring." 
"Superb! Very useful. Excellent ideas which I will be applying at school." 
"Everything expected - great content, well presented and I have left with loads of ideas to use in the classroom." 
"A really interesting and informative day, thank you!" 
"Excellent course. Met all expectations & has provided us with lots of practical ideas that we can implement/use in school." 
"Fab! Very informative & useful." 
"I have found the ideas & tools discussed really useful and feel that I will have the confidence to try some of these in my classroom. I think it is particularly effective as you are showing your own practical experience. The day has been really inspiring." 
"Loads of ideas to take back into school. Great day!" 
"Excellent course with lots of ideas and tips for the school. Excellent examples of the work done by yourself and your school. Really find your blog useful and I am trying the ideas in school." 
"Practical ideas that I could do in class tomorrow. Great to meet requirements of new lit curriculum. Keep it up, our children are loving school!" 
"Absolutely superb, could not have wanted more! Plenty of practical activities to take back to school." 
"Excellent - very inspiring and engaging speaker."



"Over the last few months I have been an avid follower of Lee on Twitter and a dedicated reader of his exceptional blog about I pads in education. I can absolutely say that just these two things have had an extremely positive impact on not only the children that I teach but also the other teachers at my school, as we have strived, inspired by Lee’s example, to embed ICT within our whole curriculum. I have recently been fortunate enough to attend both an evening session and a full day course, run enthusiastically by Lee, and I am still bursting with inspiration, ideas and motivation, days later! Lee’s course will not only inspire teachers but offer them a wealth of invaluable ideas, not for ‘I pad lessons’ but for successfully integrating ICT across the wider curriculum that can be easily adapted! Lee ‘gets it’ when leading his courses because he is a teacher himself! Lee’s courses are a must for all teachers, not just ICT Co-ordinators."
 - Christopher May, ICT Co-ordinator, St Christopher's Stockport.


"Refreshing I.C.T training explained in a no nonsense way that didn’t have us (technophobes) running for the door. In the past we have trawled through the app store to find apps/programmes that were helpful with planning that enabled us to embrace technology the students were already comfortable with however in order for us to utilise the ipads in our classrooms we were unaware of how to take the next step.What we took from the training was that we no longer felt limited by the ipad and see it as a tool to engage. Lee didn’t just reel off a list of apps but explained what we could get out of them, how they lend themselves to different classroom situations and how some help you look at planning lessons in a whole new way e.g. ‘Kinectimals’-virtual pet, for non-chron reports, descriptions and instruction writing. Some apps  like ‘Evernote’ and ‘dropbox’ were a revelation as they took away the problems we were having with ipads in the classroom allowing us to save work/pictures without having to back up to hard copies anymore. Apps as a tool to engage e.g. ‘Autorap’ for times tables, ‘Video star’ to make movies, ‘Maths v zombies’ and ‘Marble maths’ are already creating excitement in our classrooms. Listing apps that have been tried and tested was a great time saver.We would love more info on blogging and twitter and how these could hurl us technophobes into the next century.
Thanks again Lee. "

- Castleview Primary, Runcorn.













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