About John Davitt
Digital Toolmaker and Director at WordRoutes, London, UK
John Davitt is a speaker, broadcaster and digital toolmaker. He has worked in the education sector for the last twenty-five years as an English teacher, senior manager and regional adviser with the EU Flexible Learning Project. As a journalist he wrote for the UK Guardian, The Times and The Observer, with a regular feature in the Education Guardian. John has worked extensively with teachers in schools in UK, USA, China and Africa and he is committed to levelling the playing field regarding access to new learning opportunities. He is the author of the book New Tools for Learning (2006), a practical guide as to how to make the technology fit the learning need, and the WordRoot CD, an interactive guides to words and their etymology. He has recently developed The Learning Score a visual tool that lets teachers map out and share learning intentions as a graphical event – rather like a music score. His latest project is the open source Learning Event Generator (http://legwork.pbwiki.com) and the Rag – an interactive learning tool for the iPhone where you can literally shake up a learning challenge. His new book, World of Difference, will be published in autumn 2010.
John’s current work with schools centres around Designs for Active Learning (D4AL) as characterized by the acclaimed Learning on the Beach event in Ireland June 2010. As well as work with individual schools and consortia John takes D4AL on the road as an Active Learning World Tour – In Australia October 2010 and
America Feb 2011. Find out more at www.newtools.org.