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Name Andy Knill
Occupational Role/Job Teacher (Head of Geography)

Overview of My Professional Role and Activity

I am a teacher of 26 years experience and currently at The Albany School an 11-18 Academy where I am Head of Geography.  When I was at school ICT was only just starting to emerge so I enjoy exploring its possibilities as a tool. I review apps, I write blog posts, I instruct studnets and teachers in teh use of interactive whiteboards, I have been involved in the UK Digital Leader network.

I want to know what happens elsewhere and I want to share that immediacy of content and information with my pupils and colleagues. Currently I use ICT to blog about Solo Taxonomy (a pedagogy), mental health based on my experiences and staff wellbeing, and teaching geography.

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My Professional Aims and Goals

My focus for MirandaNet membership and subsequently fellowship after a meeting at BETT 2015 is developing global networks and a personal learning network (PLN) to share ideas and resources with educators across the planet.

In 2014 I started two twitter based networks: @globalsolo for teachers interested in or using solo taxonomy in their lessons and  @gasigict which is aimed at geography teachers. One year on we have 1800 educators from Early Years to Post Graduate level sharing resources, ideas and explanations. .

My Current Professional Development Activity

Developing @globalsolo network and helping teachers share resources and expertise.

Developing teh @gasigict network for international links that help develop and deliver a more immediate curriculum.

Bringing geographers together. – rewriting the department’s 11-16 curriculum

Working with Promethean and other opportunities to develop curriculum resources

Sharing ideas through online chats around the globe and through events like Teachmeets

Sharing my own well being history as part of the #Nurture1415 and #Teacher5aday initiatives. Volunteer in Mindshackles project.

My Qualifications and Memberships

MirandaNet Fellow

Head of Geography

My publications, papers, articles, authored web pages etc.

Global Networking using social media

Various articles in UKEDChat Magazine