I am a geography teacher and Head of year at King Edward VI Camp Hill school for Boys in Birmingham, England. I have been teaching since 1974 and have just completed 30 years working in education. In 2001 I was given the award of UK Teacher of the Year for the 'most creative use of ICT'. In 2003 I was also a recipient of a BECTa 'ICT in Practice' award for using ICT in my classroom teaching. My pricicipal web site received the accolade of a 'New Media' award from the New Statesman, also in 2003. In more recent times I have been working for the DfEs as a member of the 'ICTIS' (ICT in schools) practitioners committee. My particular interest is the effect that using ICT has on learning. The use of multimedia and web based resources leads to improved engagement. I have been able to develop multimedia CD Roms for Birchfield Interactive. I have also provided content for other websites, such as Learn.co.uk, geographyonline.co.uk and the DfES website, TeacherNet.gov.uk. My recent work has included consultancy for the Guardian, Sony and Microsoft.