About José Picardo

I am deputy head at Embley. My main interests are pedagogy, curriculum, technology and how they can combine to produce great teaching and learning, and I am 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. My book Using technology in the classroom has recently been published by Bloomsbury. 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.

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 I used to think I was a cat person until I met Teddy.