I am Andrew Caffrey an Assistant Headteacher for Data and Technologies at The Streetly Academy. I teach Geography and Travel and Tourism, and mess about with ICT / e-learning a bit too much. This blog is all about the time I spend messing around with technology…
I am also the Regional Director (UK) for EdTechTeam and delivering training and support to schools across the UK.
There are a great number of problems in education that could be solved by the innovative use of technology – however sometimes you just need to find the solution:
- My first “project” was about getting our 2 week timetable into Google Calendar. Repeated weeks was fine, until you hit a one week break – so I developed what became Timetable2Calendar – a web based script that generates an iCal file based on a school timetable.
- Google Classroom to Calendar – was an attempt to get Google Classroom assignments from lots of different classrooms into a calendar (produced before Google Classroom had Calendar Integration).
- Add to Google Classroom , is a chrome extension that shares the current page with Google Classroom (this was developed before the official extension came out). With over 100,000 users it remains the most popular thing I have made so far.
- FeedbackSheet – was developed as my project for the Google Innovator Academy – and is a Doc Add On that makes it easier and faster for teachers (especially those using Google Classroom) to leave feedback on work.