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Freaked Out

The bewildered teacher's guide to digital learning

By: Simon Pridham

Price: CAD $34.95

Publisher: Independent Thinking Press

Imprint: Independent Thinking Press

128 Pages

8.74 X 7.17 X 0.3 ins

ISBN:  9781781351055 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 09/25/2014

When you are a teacher and new technology is all your pupils and colleagues are talking about it can feel like the loneliest, hardest place in the world to be, but it doesn't have to be this way.

No one knows this better than author Simon Pridham, who faced with this problem set about improving his skillset as a head teacher and also developing a mobile device programme in his school. Drawing on his own experience, as well as other teachers and colleagues he has worked with, Simon openly discusses why this is so important in education and what to do when that tablet device is handed to you for the very first time by your head teacher or colleague. Simon will also take you on a journey which will highlight how empowered you feel when you reach the other side of the Digital Bridge. The book is the first of its kind in the education market as you are able to use your tablet or smartphone to scan images and QR codes to access screencasts, interviews, the Freaked Out YouTube channel and much more.

Freaked Out is packed full of information and useful tips as well as essential small steps, video tutorials and the story of Simon's journey to taking his school to be one of the leading tech schools in the UK. The book covers everything from anxieties around taking that first step to empowering your pupils to become Digital Leaders so that this is a digital journey you all take together.

In among the expert advice and practical tips, Freaked Out instils confidence, gives clear direction and a step by step guide on how you become an effective 21st century facilitator of learning in modern education. Inspire, engage and enthuse by reading Freaked Out today.


Simon Pridham has successfully managed and implemented a mobile device learning programme as head teacher of Casllwchwr Primary, which is frequently named as one of the UK's leading schools in using technology. Simon has been Lifelong Intergenerational Furthering Education (LIFE) Programme Manager across Wales and has also worked closely with the country's Education Ministers as a member of the Welsh Government Practitioners Panel and the National Digital Learning Council. He is co-founder and Director of Aspire 2Be (www.aspire2b.eu) who are a leading Ed Tech company working with schools, local authorities and governments in rolling out technology-led programmes.



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