Hello, I’m Jacob and you seem to have found my website. This is an informal place for me to keep track of things I’ve been involved in recently, whether that be Podcasts, Instructional Videos or other mildly interesting things. This site probably exists for my benefit more than anybody else’s, but please do take a poke around while you’re here and maybe you’ll find something useful.
I’ll try and update this page as and when interesting things happen, but I’m not making any promises. For more regular updates, the latest sixty-second videos and semi-regular comments about Stroopwaffels, please do feel free to follow me on Twitter.
EDU Chat Podcast
A conversation with Martin Coutts where we draft our favourite features of the upcoming iPadOS release with a focus on how they could have benefits in education around the world.
A Daily Dose of TLC
A chat with Tom Konsek about how we might look to reinvigorate and re-energise teachers by giving them some simple and easy to follow tools to put in their teaching toolkit.
A podcast recorded with Jakob Esben Hansen discussing our school routines, hopes for the future of education and ideas on connecting classrooms internationally.
At the 2020 BETT Show in London I was asked to take part in a panel about running a successful Code Club. The Code Club team then shared some of these ideas in a blog, which you can read below.
I has written several articles for ParentZone and Be Internet Legends, most recently sharing a vlog talking about how I use their E-Safety scheme of work in my school.
LEGO WeDo 2.0
A selection of articles where I talk about how we use LEGO WeDo 2.0 robotics sets at Penpol School.
I’ve recently taken part in a case study, discussing how we use Mathletics with pupils at Penpol.
The BBC have made over 100 images of empty TV sets available for download. Imagine the learning opportunities and the fun that these could bring when children combine them with Green Screen videos! https://t.co/97HTSaZdnX #EveryoneCanCreate #AppleEDUchat pic.twitter.com/kLZcV3GWMc— Jacob Woolcock ADE (@JacobWoolcock) May 10, 2020
I’ve been using #Keynote to explore before & after photos. Considering trying this with my pupils by sourcing historic photos of our town & taking modern day counterparts - with the Sparkle effect they look amazing! Here’s my garden as an example #EveryoneCanCreate #AppleEDUChat pic.twitter.com/N0dqBeUU7L— Jacob Woolcock (@JacobWoolcock) August 13, 2019
#SmashingApps is professional development for teachers, by teachers.— Jacob Woolcock ADE (@JacobWoolcock) April 25, 2020
Each month I'm joined by 3 fantastic educators & we share our favourite apps.
It's fast, fun & hopefully informative.
Each episode is released monthly & you'll find them all in this thread.#AppleEDUchat pic.twitter.com/7q8YEXH07z
This week I decided to take a massive leap outside of my comfort zone in an attempt to speak to as many people at #ADE2019 as possible. I'm delighted to finally share #ADEsOnTheMap. Anything can happen when the world comes together. This is our village. #AppleEDUChat @appleEDU pic.twitter.com/EOhNItwSMB— Jacob Woolcock (@JacobWoolcock) August 1, 2019
Having been learning about Indian style art, my year 3s have all created their own colourful patterns in Keynote which we've put together to make this gorgeous elephant animation. Great link to maths as well with patterns and rotational symmetry. #AppleEDUChat #EveryoneCanCreate pic.twitter.com/j0pZGHyt8a— Jacob Woolcock (@JacobWoolcock) May 14, 2019
#QuickTips are short and informative videos to help you make the most from your iPad.— Jacob Woolcock ADE (@JacobWoolcock) May 14, 2020
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⬇️In this thread you'll find videos about using #Keynote in the Classroom.#AppleEDUchat pic.twitter.com/7ksfjmvJuY