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Inspired by creating a laser disc

by Drew Buddie published Jul 15, 2008 04:25 PM, last modified May 10, 2013 08:35 AM
The influence of early pioneer Alisdair Wells on one teacher, through the creation of a laser disc with video material from the Battle of the Somme

The moment that I first realised that IT (as it was then) was a field that I wanted to be involved with was when I read in BBC Micro User an article about Alisdair Wells at Netherhall School in Cambridge. The piece was hugely inspirational for me as it highlighted how one person with an evangelical approach to the use of technology, could take education to new heights. In the particular instance the article related to his creation of a laser disc for The Battle of the Somme.

Lessons learnt

The article made such an impact on me, that to this day I consider Alasdair Wells to be my first true 'hero' and I've tried to emulate him in each and every day that I teach. And one day I hope to be such an inspiration to other teachers.

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