About José Picardo

avatar-template-2-001I am deputy head at Hampshire Collegiate School. My main interests are pedagogy, curriculum, technology and how they can combine to produce great teaching and learning.

I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the proud recipient of a Pearson Teaching Award. I speak regularly at conferences and other events focused on the professional development of teachers. Most notably, I have been a guest speaker at the HMC Annual Conference, The Telegraph Festival of Education, ResearchED, BETT and the Education Show.

I contribute to the TES occasionally and my work has also featured in The Guardian. I am also co-author of a book titled Educate 1-to-1: The secret to successful planning, implementing and sustaining change through mobile learning in schools and my new book Using technology in the classroom is being published in November 2017 by Bloomsbury.

Outside school, I am an enthusiastic amateur photographer trying to get to grips with aperture widths, focal lengths and ISO settings. I am a keen but rather average guitar player. I am slightly – but only slightly – more accomplished on the bass. And I really enjoy cookery, from traditional good old English food to anything with chorizo in it. Unlike photography, bass or guitar playing, I’m actually quite good at cooking.

I am also a coffee snob, a tea heathen and most definitely a cat person.

     

Toggle to see a comprehensive list of all of my speaking and training engagements since 2008
  • 7th June 2017, Blandford – Surbiton High School: A case study in technology for learning – Seminar at the Bryanston School Education Summit
  • 25th March 2017, Elstree – Letting teaching and learning guide the implementation of technology in schools – Seminar at the Teaching and Learning Conference, Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls
  • 11th March 2017, Rickmansworth – Using technology to give effective feedback on creative writing tasks – Seminar at the ESTEAM Teaching and Learning Conference, Royal Masonic School for Girls
  • 16th January 2017, London –  Modern foreign languages in secondary – Panel presenter and speaker at the Westminster Education Forum
  • 2nd December 2016, Newbury – Teaching and learning with mobile devices – Keynote speaker and panellist at the ICT Conference
  • 23rd October 2016, London – Teaching to the text: Textbooks or technology? – Panel discussion at the Battle of Ideas, held at the Barbican
  • 4th October 2016, Stratford-upon-Avon – Digital strategy: technology at the centre of great teaching and learning – Two seminars at the HMC Conference
  • 30th August 2016, Stratford-upon-Avon – Getting the most from educational technology in the classroom – Seminar at the HMC Teacher Training Conference
  • 1st July 2016, Surbiton – Learning habits: Metacognition – Seminar at the United Learning CPD Day
  • 24 June 2016, Wellington College – Tablets aren’t the cure: There is no app for good teaching – Seminar at the Telegraph Festival of Education
  • 27th May 2016, London – Tablets in the Classroom – Keynote at the Hodder Education Digital Briefing
  • 28th April 2016, London – Professional Learning: Driving Impact in Education – Seminar at the Apple Independent Schools Event
  • 12th April 2016, London – Improving Outcomes through Quality Resources – Keynote at the London Book Fair, What Works Conference
  • 23rd February 2016, London – Examining the future of technology in MFL – Seminar at Capita Conferences
  • 22nd January 2016, London – Surbiton High School: A case study in Success – Seminar at the BETT Exhibition
  • 17th October 2015, London – Invisible Technology – Seminar at the ResearchED Tech conference
  • 25th August 2015, Stratford-upon-Avon – Technology for learning – Seminar at the HMC Initial Teacher Training conference
  • 19th June 2015, Crowthorne – Digital Learning Spaces – Seminar at The Sundat Times Festival of Education at Wellington College
  • 20th March 2015, London – An ICT Journey: Making technology invisible at Surbiton High School – Keynote speech at the ICT for Education conference
  • 19th March 2015, Birmingham – Exploring the impact of social networking in education – How can we use it as a tool to enhance learning? – Panel discussion with Year 7 Digital Leaders at the Education Show
  • 12 March, London – United Learning Mobile Technology Conference
  • 2nd February, London – Keynote Student Conference
  • 21st January 2015, London – Social Media as a Tool for Learning – Panel discussion at the BETT Exhibition
  • 5th December 2014, London – Innovative and Creative Technology – INSET at Paddington Academy (United Learning MFL Subject Network Meeting)
  • 21st November 2014, London – iPedagogy – INSET on behalf of OSPedagogy
  • 17th November 2014, London – Purposeful Technology for 21st Century Languages Teachers – INSET on behalf of Philip Allan Events
  • 5th November 2014, Berkhampsted – The Impact of Invisible Technology on Teaching and Learning – Seminar at the ISC ICT Strategy Conference
  • 16th October 2014,  Newcastle – Invisible Technology: What Every School Needs From a Digital Strategy – Keynote at the Digitally Confident Conference
  • 10th October 2014, London – The Rationale Behind the Introduction of iPads at Surbiton High School – Keynote at the United Learning Apple Regional Training Centre (South)
  • 26th June 2014, London – Using Technology to Support Teaching and Learning in MFL – INSET at Alleyn’s School (Trinity Group MFL Meeting)
  • 7th June 2014, Leeds – Transforming Education Through Technology – Seminar at the Northern Rocks Reclaiming Pedagogy Conference
  • 10th March 2014, Guildford – An introduction to Digital Learning Spaces. Seminar for Middle and Senior Leaders at Guildford High School
  • 27th February 2014, London – Enhancing Teaching and Learning with New Media. Seminar at the Capita Child Protection in the Digital Environment Conference
  • 3rd February 2014, Manchester – GCSE Spanish Student Revision Conference, for Keynote Educational
  • 31st January 2014, London – GCSE Spanish Student Revision Conference, for Keynote Educational
  • 24th January 2014, London – Learning is social: Making the case for social media in education. Seminar at BETT
  • 24th January 2014, London – Fall in ‘like’ with tweeting: How social media can revolutionise the way you plan lessons and teach. Colloquium at BETT
  • 19th November 2013, London – Masterclass: High impact use of ICT in the MFL classroom. Philip Allan Updates
  • 27th August, Manchester – Outstanding use of Technology in MFL. Seminar at  the United Learning Best in Everyone Conference
  • 13th April 2013, Valencia – Learning is social: The case for social networking in education. Keynote Speech at at the 2013 Macmillan Teachers’ Day
  • 6th March 2013, Nottingham – Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies. NQT INSET for the ISC East Midlands Consortium at Nottingham High School
  • 9th February 2013, Madrid – A Changing Educational Landscape. Seminar at the national training day for teachers and directors organised by FECEI
  • 5th December 2012, Nottingham – Tried and Tested Internet Tools for Teachers. Seminar for PGCE Students at Nottingham University
  • 11th June 2012, Birmingham – Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies. NQT INSET for the ISC West Midlands Consortium at King Edward VI High School for Girls
  • 31st May 2012, Nottingham – Interactive and Creative Technologies. NQT INSET for the ISC East Midlands Consortium at Nottingham High School
  • 7th March 2012, Nottingham – Tried and Tested Internet Tools for Teachers. Seminar for PGCE Students at Nottingham University
  • 3rd March 2012, London – Tried and tested internet tools for teachers. Seminar at the Primary Languages Show
  • 29th February 2012, Nottingham – Innovative and Creative Technologies – Exploiting Pupil Creativity in MFL through ICT 2012. Workshop at the Languages: Where Next? Conference
  • 25th February 2012, Southampton – ICT and Languages Conference ILILC 2012. Keynote
  • 11th February 2012, Brighton – Tried and tested internet tools for teachers. Seminar at the Study Group Teachers’ Conference
  • 12th January, London – How to manage the use of social media in schools – BETT Show LearnLive
  • 4th January 2012, Northwich (Cheshire) – Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies. Staff INSET at The Grange School
  • 22nd November 2011, Nottingham – Tried and tested internet tools for language teachers in the secondary sector. Seminar at University of Nottingham for the Learning Sciences Research Institute
  • 19th – 20th November 2011, Oxford – Author meeting at Pearson
  • 11th October 2011, Guildford – United Church Schools Trust MFL Conference held at Guildford High School. Seminar: Tried and tested internet tools for teachers
  • 2nd July 2011, Brighton – Linguascope Conference: Bringing Languages Alive. Seminar: ICT-Innovative and Creative Technologies
  • 21st June 2011, Coventry – Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies. Staff INSET at Bablake School
  • 6th June 2011, Birmingham – Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies. NQT INSET for the ISC West Midlands Consortium at King Edward VI High School for Girls
  • 26th May 2011, Nottingham – Edutainment or Engagement? Co-presenting with Kerry Turner – NQT training session at Nottingham High School
  • 21st May 2011, Alicante (Spain) – Macmillan Teachers’ Day. Keynote presentation: The case for Social Networking in Education. Seminar: ICT-Innovative and Creative Technologies
  • 25th January 2011, Bedford – Independent Schools Council ICT Conference. Presentation: Edutainment or Engagement? Co-presenting with Kerry Turner
  • 15th January 2011, Brighton – Tried and tested internet tools for teachers. Seminar at the Study Group Teachers’ Conference
  • 4th January 2011, Nottingham – Teaching and Learning with new and emerging technologies. Staff INSET at Nottingham High School
  • 21st October 2010, Witney – Teaching and Learning with new and emerging technologies. Staff INSET at Cokethorpe School
  • 21st October 2010, Southampton – Innovative Creative Technologies: Using ICT to enhance the MFL curriculum. Staff INSET at King Edward VI School
  • 16th October 2010, Dublin – Using New Technologies in the Teaching of Spanish. Keynote speech at the AGM of the Association of Teachers of Spanish of Ireland
  • 28th September 2010, London – HMC Annual Conference. Seminar:  Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies
  • 10th July 2010, Nottingham – Hosting the MFL Show and Tell Event at Nottingham High School
  • 2nd July 2010, Nottingham – Using web applications to support language learning. Workshop at The Ear Foundation
  • 26th June 2010, Brighton – Linguascope Conference: Inspiration for Motivation. Using web applications to enhance teaching and learning in Modern Foreign Languages
  • 17th June 2010, Cheltenham – Creating engaging resources for your Interactive Whiteboard. Whole day staff INSET course at Cheltenham Ladies’ College
  • 24th April 2010, Barcelona (Spain) – Tried and tested internet tools for the English language classroom (Macmillan Iberia)
  • 6th February 2010 – The power of blogs in the MFL classroom. Keynote speech at ISMLA Annual Conference, North London Collegiate School
  • 29th January 2010, London – GCSE Spanish Student Revision Conference (Keynote Educational)
  • 16th January 2010, Brighton – Tried and tested internet tools for teachers. Seminar at the Study Group Teachers’ Conference
  • 3rd December 2009, Birmingham – CILT 14 – 19 National Conference . Hands-on workshop: Blogging
  • 19th November, University of Leeds – Using ICT to teach languages: what’s new and trendy? Regional tutor and stakeholder workshop
  • 1st June 2009, London – Using technology to motivate and engage students in the MFL classroom (Mill Wharf Training)
  • 15th May 2009, TeachMeet Midlands, Nottingham – It’s all about communication: what I get up to with my pupils and why they’re enjoying it
  • 26th March 2009, The Education Show, Birmingham NEC – Open Source Schools Seminar
  • 17th January 2009, London, BETT Exhibition – Open Source Schools Seminar. Becta supported Seminar to help raise awareness of the advantages of using Open Source Software in schools
  • 5th December 2008, Nottingham – CILT Success in Language Teaching and Learning 14 – 19 Conference. Hands-on workshop on Blogging and Microblogging
  • 25th September2008, London – Podcasting Workshop at the Institut Français. Hands-on workshop on behalf of Apple