James thinks its worth look - latest post

Welcome to my newly updated website now including my edtech blog 'James thinks it worth a look' in which I review a range of edtech sites and apps along with sharing my approaches on using technology in the classroom.

I am passionate about how technology can be used to benefit teaching learning and assessment. I have a wealth of teaching experience with over 20 years teaching across Further and Higher education. I am Passionate about teaching and learning and how technology can be used to enhance it.

In 2014 I won joint individual runner up for the ALT learning technologist of the year for my work with Google sites, Google+ and other web apps and sites which I promote through my blog. In 2018 and again this year I am thrilled to be included in #Edtech50 a list that celebrates the work of the education technology sector in the UK, and shines a spotlight on those pioneering a new future in education through technology.


During that same year I also appeared in the #JiscTop10 a competition that celebrates the excellent social media work being done by FE sector professionals whose innovative ways of using social media add value to their practice. Pleased to annouce that I have been confirmed as MIE Expert for 2020 -2021, I am looking forward to continued creating, sharing and collaborating with fellow educators.

In my current role I work as a learning and development manager a large further education group of colleges in the UK. My role is focused on the development of teaching staff which includes advising them on how they can make use of a varied range technology as an integral part of their teaching, alongside some delivery on the PGCE programme. I am always keen to share my knowledge and experience with others, and regularly do talks and run workshops at external events.

You can connect with me via the following social media channels

Follow me on Linkedin - James Kieft
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