About me


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Hi there, I’m Claire and here’s the obligatory ‘about me’ section of my website.

I’m Assistant Headteacher at a primary school in south London, where I lead on teaching and learning, assessment, computing and enterprise.

Writing
As well as teaching, I’m also lucky enough to do a fair bit of writing. I’m the author of several books, published by the award winning educational publisher, Rising Stars: Switched on Computing: take your first easy steps with Microsoft and the Learn to Code series. I’ve had articles published in both TES and Teach Primary magazine and in September 2015 I started writing a bi-weekly ed tech column, for TES: Claire Lotriet’s world of ed tech – not all of the columns are online but you catch a few by clicking on that link.

CPD
Teachers taking control of their own CPD is something I believe is becoming increasingly important. I’ve taken part in several inspiring workshops and CPD events and hold the following certifications:

  • Google Certified Innovator
  • Raspberry Pi Certified Educator

I also returned to the Google Teacher Academy as a mentor in 2014 and received the NAACE Early Years and Primary Impact Award in 2015.

Speaking
Over the past couple of years, I’ve spoken to a variety of audiences of about implementing the new computing curriculum and the use of technology in schools to enhance teaching and learning. These include:

I’ve also appeared on BBC Radio London breakfast show several times to talk about technology and education related topics.

Some events coming up that I’m speaking at are:

If you’d like to talk about any of the above, or just say hi, feel free to get in touch via the contact page or tweet me!

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3 comments

  • Hi Claire,

    My name is Charlotte and I work for ThinkBuzan; we’re the makers of iMindMap which was created by Tony Buzan and Chris Griffiths.

    I stumbled across your article ‘Taking Notes Like Tony’ regarding your progress introducing Mind Mapping to your year 4 students and absolutely loved it – I’ve sent it round to the whole office! ThinkBuzan is extremely passionate about introducing children to Mind Mapping, we try to work with schools and children as often as we can as it is so beneficial for children to start Mind Mapping at a young age.

    I’m contacting you as myself and the whole office would love to hear more about how you’re using Mind Mapping in your lesson plans and how the children react to it. Over the last few months we’ve been working more closely with children, we recently held a ‘ThinkSmart’ workshop at our Cardiff offices for local school children to introduce them to Mind Mapping and we’re holding our first ever ‘Visual Learning & Mind Mapping for the Classroom’ course next month.

    I’m contacting you because we’re extremely keen to hear how educators are using Mind Maps with students and children and would love for you to contribute a guest blog post for our ThinkBuzan blog detailing your experiences.

    Would this be something you would be interested in doing? We would love to offer you a copy of our premium software, iMindMap Ultimate in return. Please do contact me on my personal email address so we can discuss this further.

    In the meantime, you can visit our blog at http://blog.thinkbuzan.com/ to get a feel for what we’re about.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Many thanks,

    Charlotte

  • Hi Claire,

    I came across an article called “Claire Lotriet’s world of ed tech.” I was interested to know more about the impact of Technology for student with SEN or special needs.

    I am Kaher, I co-founded an App company that is designed to help Kids with dyslexia read easier. I would love to get your thoughts on my App, and what I could do to improve it. Please email me when you see this for more information, I would also like to discuss my methodology and get your opinion on it.

    Thanks! Kaher

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