Tim Rylands

Innovative Educator

United Kingdom

Tim Rylands has been described as “an extremely gifted and inspirational teacher, with a love of the creative potential of technology and an excellent rapport with his pupils”.

With over 25 years of classroom experience, in the UK, and beyond, including four years in West Africa, Tim is now much in demand for training days, conferences and seminars around the world, presenting the results of his work in an inspiring, practical and often humorous way.

Observers have commented on his imaginative and encouraging style of teaching, which allows children to express their creativity and make significant gains in attainment. He has received notable recognition for using computer games, including those in the “Myst” series, and Web 2 technologies to inspire children’s creative confidence in many areas of the curriculum – creative writing, speaking and listening, music, thinking skills, collaboration, interaction and much more.

Tim has received a vast amount of press coverage for his innovative use of ICT, and has featured on the BBC, “Teachers TV”, CNN, in The TimesThe GuardianThe Independent, and many others.

In addition, Tim is also well known for the musicals he has written for children, which have been performed to great acclaim.

Tim is a firm believer that ICT is about communication more than technology … and that it should be FUN! 

In 2005 he won the 2005 Becta ICT in Practice Award. 

For more information visit: www.timrylands.com and www.timrylands.com/blog