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Mike Tribe

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I am working as a history teacher and International Coordinator at Neatherd High School, a 11-18 comprehensive in a small town in the heart of Norfolk.

I have been involved in various ICT workshops with history PGCE students at the University of East Anglia, focusing on making PowerPoint more engaging for students. I am hopefully leading two more workshops next academic year including one on using Macromedia Flash 8 and Captivate.

Flash is a tremendous tool for creating interactive activities something which I have been doing since 2002. Some of my earlier activities can be found at my first website:

http://www.ahrenfelt.co.uk/html/teachers.html

I am currently developing an interactive website for our Jack the Ripper coursework. This is an attempt to use Flash to make primary source material more inspiring for pupils. Flash and Captivate are two programs I feel have been excellent in engaging pupils and moving them forward.

I am currently leading an Enterprise project where I trained pupils from Year 8-11 using Flash to create activities for KS2. Many teachers have showed an interest in being trained using Flash since the start of the project and this is something which I plan to do during the next academic year.

Neal Watkin and I have just finished writing a book on essential teaching skills for Continuum Publishing where we have devoted a chapter to innovative use of ICT in teaching.

This year I started a Master in E-pedagogy and Gifted and Talented Education at Oxford Brookes which I am very exited about”.

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Andy Schofield is Headteacher of Varndean School, Brighton, UK, an 11-16 mixed comprehensive technology college. Varndean was listed as an outstanding school in OfSTED's recent roll of honour and under Andy's leadership has also developed as both a centre of innovation and a school that works in partnership with others. The school's software company, Varndean e-Learning, has over 400 schools and colleges nationwide as customers.

Andy has taught in schools in Sheffield, Devon, Essex and East Sussex. He is a member of Futures Vision, the think tank of the Specialist Schools & Academies Trust, as well as being a member of the Trust's Headteachers' National Steering Group.

Andy is also a freelance journalist, writing for the Times Educational Supplement, as well as about football.

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I have been teaching for eight years and two different schools, one in Dorset and one multi-cultural school in Hounslow. I have been head of department and am currently and advanced Skills teacher. In July I will take up a post as a lecturer in education at Canterbury Christ University, with responsibility for the Teach First programme.

I did my PGCE in Cambridge and previous to that studied in Edinburgh University and at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. I have published twice for Teaching History on using ICT to teach interpretations in History. The particular work focused on Michael Collins. More recently I have been given responsibility for ICT across the curriculum including the development of our Virtual Learning Environment.

I have published work for Smart UK (Interactive whiteboard company) on interpretations of Haig and am currently creating a similar activity for the National Archives Learning Curve site. Teachers TV have just completed a four part programme following my year seven history class for an entire term. An exhausting but great learning experience.

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Lance Price was educated at Sackville School, East Grinstead, and Hertford College, Oxford, where he was awarded a First in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).

Lance Price is a writer, broadcaster and commentator who divides his time between the UK and France. He is the author of two books, The Spin Doctor's Diary, an account of his time working at No.10 Downing Street, and Time and Fate, a novel. He appears regularly on the BBC, ITV and on radio. He has written for newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The New Statesman and The Independent on Sunday. He is also the co-author and principal photographer of the Berlitz Guide to Iceland. As a travel photographer his work has appeared in Rough Guides, Bradt Travel Guides and Berlitz Guides.

As Alastair Campbell's deputy in No.10 and then as the Labour Party's Director of Communications, Lance Price was at the heart of Tony Blair's media team. Before working for New Labour he was a BBC journalist. He was a Political Correspondent for most of the 1990's and had worked previously in Northern Ireland, Birmingham, London, Washington and the Middle East.

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Chris Higgins is a history teacher at Invicta Grammar School, Maidstone, having taught English in Italy for many years. He specialises in the use of ICT in teaching and learning and is Deputy Director for e-Learning at his school. Chris has also written widely for educational newspapers and journals, including the TES and ‘ICT Across the Curriculum’. He regularly takes part in teacher training workshop for a variety of organisations including the ‘Hands-On Support’ network and Canterbury Christ Church University College.

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