Welcome to another episode of #TipTopTipsEdu. In this episode, it was great to welcome Jordan Smithson to the show.

Jordan Smithson is a bit of an inspiration. Already an experienced rugby coach, having worked with many teams and with England Rugby, Jordan is the IT Manager and Project Lead at All Saints’ Primary School in Peterborough. He is also a Microsoft MIE Trainer and a passionate advocate for cloud technologies. He also founded his own business, JS COACHING. 

Linking to Jordan’s passion for collaborative work and learning, rugby, coaching, cloud technologies and all things edtech, I dug deep into his experience to gain insights for sharing in this episode.  

With questions posed to get the most out of this experience, I asked: 

  1. Teacher confidence levels are super important when it comes to engagement with edtech. What are your top tips for engaging with teachers and helping them learn best practices when using edtech?
  2. You have extensive experience as a rugby coach. What tips have you learned from this experience that you bring to your work with teachers?
  3. You’re a big fan of cloud computing. What advice would you give to any schools looking to migrate local infrastructure to the cloud?
  4. I know you’re an advocate of collaboration, so what top tips could you share for collaborating at a local, national or global level? 
  5. The floor is open, Jordan! Do you have any final tips that you’d like to share with our audience? 

These questions brought about some fantastic responses from Jordan – a true inspiration. But you’ll have to watch or listen to the episode to hear his insights! 

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Want to connect with Jordan? 

To learn more about Jordan, his work and his various social accounts, please visit Jordan’s website at https://jordansmithson.com or follow him on social media using @MrJSmithson_edu.   

A very special thanks to Jordan for taking some time out of his busy schedule to catch up and share his #TipTopTipsEdu on the show!