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Kit works in the private education sector, motivated by an urge to change people’s lives.
I’m an Apple Distinguished Educator, one of only 20 appointed in the UK in 2017, and only a couple of thousand of us worldwide.
I’m a girl guide leader, with over thirty girls in my unit doing everything from crime scene investigation to charity cake baking and campfires each week.
I love to sing and am a member of a small a cappella choir of 10.
I work in the private education sector to create digital resources, chiefly, multi-touch books (eBooks). The school I work at is 1:1 iPad with students 7-18, and aiming to create a digital learning backpack that meets the needs of students. I also teach key stage 3 computing.
The energy and enthusiasm of the young women I work with at school and in Guiding keep me inspired daily. It’s always someone’s first time to try something, discovery of a new skill or interest. Reminds me not to get set in my ways and keep learning. Outside of this it is educators, both in my own workplace and more distant. I’m always inspired by a good Tuesday evening #ADEchat (Apple Distinguished Educator Twitter chat). I’m more inspired by someone like me than someone in the popular public eye.
10 years ago I was finishing my degree, and I wish I had known my interest in computing would remain firmly linked to education, rather than becoming demoralised in the corporate world. Beyond that, things worked out ok despite my decisions, and the exploring and challenges I faced in my teens helped shape me.
Don’t be afraid to not know. There are many routes to a solution, and not all of them will have been invented or available by the time you get into your role. Focus on your skills rather than your knowledge – technology moves so quickly you need to adapt, and the skills of breaking down a problem, researching and collaboration will always be invaluable. Enjoy discovering.