Steve Bunce, Northumberland County Council

Steve is currently an ICT consultant in Northumberland, supporting schools in their use of ICT. He has a passion for using games in learning and can see the obvious enthusiasm from the pupils. He has heard more than once, ‘Are we really using Nintendos in lessons?’ As part of a Becta sponsored Harnessing Technology project, he has been using Nintendo DSes to develop the use of enquiry. A main focus has been using the Pictochat feature of the DS as a collaborative tool.

Steve began his career teaching upper primary pupils and has developed expertise in the secondary range as a National Strategies consultant over the past seven years. Using games in schools has enabled new exciting opportunities to be developed in the curriculum. He works closely with schools and local games companies to develop enterprise skills and to make the games industry real and relevant to the pupils.