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Mother Dawn Kandekore who had Eureka moment is thrilled to publish first eBook The Innovative Classroom
A mother-of-three who had a Eureka moment when overhearing a conversation in a bookshop has published her first eBook.
Dawn Kandekore, who lives in Winchmore Hill, was browsing in Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross Road in April when a customer asked an assistant for a book explaining how to use technology in the classroom.
According to Ms Kandekore, who is an ICT consultant teacher, the selection was small so she decided to take the matter into her own hands.
The 50-year-old spent five months in coffee shops writing the eBook for the iPad and is proud to see her work, called The Innovative Classroom, on the virtual shelves of the Apple Store.
She said: “This is a particular area where schools are just so slow with keeping up with what is happening in the outside world in terms of technology.
“Technology is like a buzz word that people talk about for a while, and that’s the challenge I face in trying to get teachers on board with it."
Ms Kandekore maps 30 ideas for using technology to teach children aged six to 12, including creating podcasts, films and music using computer programmes.
She hopes the £16.99 book will take off, and said she can see it becoming an important resource not only in Britain, but throughout the world.
She is busy showing her work to teachers and has also approached her MP David Burrowes to seek advice about promoting her work.
She added: “Because I am so passionate about it, I really enjoyed writing it. It allowed me to focus on something that I felt I was good at and allowed me to do some more research work.
"It was a really lovely feeling to know I can do this, I don’t have to wait for some big publisher to give me a book deal."