Teacher, CPD provider and researcher. Currently in Moscow researching technology and primary science. Primary science/technology specialist. Loves photography.
Developing children’s investigation/argumentation skills in science using Skype
This workshop will cover research into why science investigation/argumentation is good for children and the current problems encountered in schools. I will discuss how Skype can benefit children by giving them a real audience and context for developing their science skills. I shall also outline some of the classroom problems along with solutions that I have encountered whilst trying to implement this in school.
Maggie has considerable experience of teaching within primary schools and is a primary science and technology specialist. She has worked in all areas of the primary sector from EYFS through to year six. She has managed a variety of subject areas during her career and has been instrumental in raising the standards of technology use within the schools that she has taught in
She has also worked as a freelance consultant delivering both external and in-house CPD for all teaching staff within the primary sector. Her company Technology To Teach Limited promotes the use of technology in all subject areas of the primary curriculum www.technologytoteach.co.uk
She has now moved into the International School arena and is currently in Moscow at Cambridge International School where she is responsible for the primary science curriculum and managing and developing the CPD of all the teaching staff within the primary sector. Whilst there she is researching how technologies such as Roamer, Skype and Data Logging can support children’s learning where their first language is not English.