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Research EdTech: Becoming a Better and More Efficient Teacher by Using Appropriate EdTech

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Research EdTech: Becoming a Better and More Efficient Teacher by Using Appropriate EdTech

  • Created By Neil Atkin
  • Last Updated October 25th, 2022

Programme Overview

Digital & Online Learning
Delivery Model Online Learning
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • AED 660 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school.
  • If you would like bespoke in-school training, please contact Rebecca ( for more information.
Deadline booking date:

Wednesday 1st February

Date of Training Tuesday 21st February
Tuesday 28th February
Tuesday 7th March and
Tuesday 14th March 2023
Time (UAE) 4pm to 5pm
Platform Online

Target audience

Anyone who wants to improve their teaching based on sound pedagogy, but also removing the onerous and time consuming tasks like marking by using digital tools to do it for you. Teachers who want to become better informed about their students’ thinking and progress.

Aims of the course

To make you a better and more efficient teacher based on researched pedagogy mapped to digital tools

Intended outcomes
  • Becoming a teacher who does not waste time doing things that digital tools can do for you
  • Improving your students’ engagement and performance, by removing the ceilings associated with analogue teaching
  • To get your life back by reducing workload.

Neil Atkin

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Neil Atkin has taught and continues to teach physics for over 30 years, but still feels he has a lot to learn! He has also been a maths teacher and understands the disjunction between the way science and maths teachers cover numeracy and the confusion this can cause for our students. Neil has delivered CPD to thousands of teachers as a trainer with the IOP and currently Physics Partners. . All his courses are innovative, hands on, challenging and fun - Yes algebra can be fun!! Neil is still teaching as well as teacher training and his ideas are very current, practical and proven to improve the performance of students

Programme details:

What do you waste time doing now that can be automated digitally? It is time to stop being so inefficient.

How do you know what your students know at the start of a lesson? This is crucial for informing you of what you need to teach, but is impossible to do without digital tools efficiently.

How might you show progress in a lesson and over time without any manual marking?  Easy with digital tools.

Tests are stressful to students, quizzes are fun and also give you rich data.  How might you create a culture of drafting and redrafting in your classroom easily and efficiently? We will cover all of these and far more in order to make you a better informed, more efficient teacher focussed on learning and not marking.


Session 1:  Let’s start with Pedagogy!

●    What does research tell us makes for good learning?

●    How might we do these without tech?

●    How might tech remove the difficulties of being a great teacher? (and give you your life back!)

●    Overview of the digital tools

Session 2:  Feedback done properly

●      What research has to say about feedback

●      How to give automatic feedback to students

●      Methods of creating oral interventions recorded conversations with your students.

●      Personalised feedback done efficiently

●      Practising using the tools

Session 3: Assessment, Homework  and Draft/redraft

●      Removing marking from your life

●      Rapid assessment tools that provide rich data to inform planning

●      Progress over a lesson and over time

●      Creating a culture of drafting and redrafting without onerous marking.

Gap task:

●      Putting the tools into action (support will be given to do this)

●      Discovering what questions do you need answering and what help do you still  need?

●      Evidence of what you have done

Session 4: Putting it all together and further tools

●    What worked/didn’t work

●    Creating a series of digitally enhanced lessons

●    Creating a group to continue to develop and share ideas

About AtkinEdu

Neil’s background in challenging schools led him to develop the physics of activities students found engaging such as football, surfing, and skateboarding. “You can teach most of the forces topic using a skateboarder doing an ollie and the skaters will listen to you!”

A hearing loss forced Neil from the classroom where he loved being an Advanced Skills Teacher in challenging schools- Terrible title, but wonderful job. So he became an educational consultant and the more he learned, the more he realised he had and still has to learn. But digital tools have enabled him to effectively teach again and have opened a whole host of new opportunities.

Neil Atkin
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