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Dec 25, 2016

 

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What's in this episode?

Content:

This week’s podcast is with Dominic Norrish, the Group Technology Director of United Learning Multi Academy Trust of 60 Schools in the UK. We hear from Dominic on 

  • the importance of driving value for money in procurement
  • the importance of scepticism when it comes to edtech
  • the importance of change management when it comes to implementing new projects
  • the top 3 problems in existing education
  • and Dom’s message to edtech startups

Is this a tale of Bah Humbug or a message of hope?

Plus hear developments on the horizon from the department of business, energy and industrial strategy in collaboration with department for education in the UK.  

Sample Quotes: 

It’s very important to be highly sceptical about educational technology’s ability to do anything really

Can this help do something we are already doing slightly better?

Jon Coles (Group CEO) - He took a risk appointing me

School business managers are very very influential stakeholders in every school

Education technology: to do it well requires extraordinary teaching

Even Prensky would say that whole phrase has been hijacked (on digital natives)

I don’t know why people would enter the Edtech market if they weren’t ready for an uphill struggle

What I would say is: make sure your product does solve a genuine educational problem

Please, no more websites on simple maths problems

For everything that supports English, there are ten things that support Maths

The Uk Edtech scene is definitely focused on export and quite rightly 

References:

https://twitter.com/domnorrish

https://unitedlearning.org.uk/

https://twitter.com/JonColes01

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_Schools_for_the_Future

https://blog.google/topics/education/introducing-g-suite-education/

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/education

https://twitter.com/HeyPobble

https://twitter.com/ATaleUnfolds 

https://twitter.com/hegartymaths 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_of_proximal_development

http://marcprensky.com/digital-native/

https://twitter.com/josepicardoSHS

https://twitter.com/syded06

 

 

Subscribe:

Never miss an episode! Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast via iTunes, TuneIN Radio, Stitcher, Pocket Cast and many more. You can also subscribe to The Edtech Podcast weekly for news, events updates and episode links: Sign up to The EdTech Podcast Weekly  🎧  - Latest Episode Links & News 📢 

Sponsorship:

Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more

1000+ listeners from 69 countries each week
3 ad slots per episode
Co-curated takeover episodes
International pop-ups and LIVE podcast recording events
Support independent community building in the edtech space 

Thank you for your podcast reviews!:

Dave Smith, Chair, NAACE

‘Extremely informative and on the button!'

Your written iTunes reviews encourage me and they help other people find the podcast. If you appreciate the edtech conversations I share, please write your own review on iTunes or Stitcher!

Feedback:

Add your thoughts and feedback for inclusion in the next episode, by downloading the anchor app for free and recording a quick comment. You can then forward this to The Edtech Podcast anchor account or via twitter to @podcastedtech. 

 

I can help you with your project or business: 

Get in contact with me about bespoke consultancy projects. 

Next week:

Xmas Day Special  

Support TM Resolution in January by attending or supporting with prizes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teachmeet-resolutions-tickets-29086360086 Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more. 

Partners:

Innovate My School is a strategic partner of The EdTech Podcast. Visit www.innovatemyschool.com to subscribe to the free newsletter for the latest inspirational articles

Visit www.edtechnology.co.uk to sign up for the free fortnightly e-newsletter for the latest news and innovations in EdTech, featuring The Edtech Podcast

 

Visit http://www.besa.org.uk/ for member news and information. 10% discount for BESA members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

Visit https://www.naace.co.uk for member news and information. 10% discount for NAACE members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

University Business (UB) was launched in 2005, and in the past decade has established itself as the leading B2B publication within the UK HE sector. http://universitybusiness.co.uk/ 

 

 

Bett is your annual opportunity to experiment with the latest education technology, hear from inspirational figures and experts in the industry and meet your peers from far and wide (as in literally from classrooms around the world).Read more and register here:  For more information contact laura.conboy@i2ieventsgroup.com 

 

Visit www.ukeduweekly.com to review the latest news and articles

 

EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

 
ASU GSV Summit 2017! 

http://asugsvsummit.com/  

 

Dec 18, 2016

Thank you to this week's sponsors: 

Inspire your little ones to be coders and creators with a story worth sharing this Christmas. Meet Detective Dot - a nine-year old coder and agent for the The Children’s Intelligence Agency. A story for kids aged 8+, readers receive a top-secret, personalised CIA membership pack in the post - filled with special missions and goodies. Expect farting selfie-sticks, micropigs on hoverboards, and the most high-tech children's spy agency in the world. To celebrate the holidays, Edtech podcast listeners get a 15% discount with the code PODCASTSROCK. Head to www.detectivedot.org to discover more.

FULL FABRIC is a software solution that helps universities manage their prospects from initial enquiry all the way through to enrollment. The highly customisable software lets universities recruit, market to and admit students using a single integrated platform. All data is hosted on the cloud and can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on a range of devices. To request a free consultation about your university’s admissions process, visit learn.fullfabric.com/podcast .

Vote on the 2017 schedule: glsr.it/VoteForEpisodes 

Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

What's in this episode?

Content:

This week we’ve got the second of a two part series on Websummit. In this episode you can listen to Lizzie Edwards of the Digital Learning Programme at the British Museum on engagement, Kaoru Wang of Teach II on the paradox of Asia vs. West educational approaches and aspirations, and finally Kamesh Flynn of the Western Cape Government of South Africa on making the impact at early years. If this is the first podcast you’re listening to in the web summit series, make sure you go back and check out the others with interviews from UNHCR on education for those with refugee status, plus how can chatbots help education and edtech startups from Russia, Nepal and Greece

Sample Quotes: 

Lizzie Edwards, Manager Samsung Digital Learning Programme at the British Museum

It's about micro-disruptions: how can families use the technologies that they already have, that they are using to navigate the world around them, to explore the collections as well.

Kameshvari Flynn. Deputy Director in the early childhood development directorate for the department of social development, Western Cape

Karin Wong, Founder of Teach II:

Teachers in Asia are really respected which is not the case in the US. We lost the definition of what a teacher is. 

 

References:

https://twitter.com/lizzie_e100

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamesh-flynn-20673566 

http://www.teachii.com/

Sponsorship:

Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more

1000+ listeners from 69 countries each week
3 ad slots per episode
Co-curated takeover episodes
International pop-ups and LIVE podcast recording events
Support independent community building in the edtech space 

Subscribe:

Never miss an episode! Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast via iTunes, TuneIN Radio, Stitcher, Pocket Cast and many more. You can also subscribe to The Edtech Podcast weekly for news, events updates and episode links: Sign up to The EdTech Podcast Weekly  🎧  - Latest Episode Links & News 📢 

Thank you for your podcast reviews!:

Dave Smith, Chair, NAACE

‘Extremely informative and on the button!'

Your written iTunes reviews encourage me and they help other people find the podcast. If you appreciate the edtech conversations I share, please write your own review on iTunes or Stitcher!

Feedback:

Add your thoughts and feedback for inclusion in the next episode, by downloading the anchor app for free and recording a quick comment. You can then forward this to The Edtech Podcast anchor account or via twitter to @podcastedtech. 

 

I can help you with your project or business: 

Get in contact with me about bespoke consultancy projects. 

Next week:

Xmas Day Special  

Support TM Resolution in January by attending or supporting with prizes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teachmeet-resolutions-tickets-29086360086 Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more. 

Partners:

Innovate My School is a strategic partner of The EdTech Podcast. Visit www.innovatemyschool.com to subscribe to the free newsletter for the latest inspirational articles

Visit www.edtechnology.co.uk to sign up for the free fortnightly e-newsletter for the latest news and innovations in EdTech, featuring The Edtech Podcast

 

Visit http://www.besa.org.uk/ for member news and information. 10% discount for BESA members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

Visit https://www.naace.co.uk for member news and information. 10% discount for NAACE members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

University Business (UB) was launched in 2005, and in the past decade has established itself as the leading B2B publication within the UK HE sector. http://universitybusiness.co.uk/ 

 

 

Bett is your annual opportunity to experiment with the latest education technology, hear from inspirational figures and experts in the industry and meet your peers from far and wide (as in literally from classrooms around the world).Read more and register here:  For more information contact laura.conboy@i2ieventsgroup.com 

 

Visit www.ukeduweekly.com to review the latest news and articles

 

EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

 
Welcome to new media partners, ASU GSV Summit 2017! 

http://asugsvsummit.com/  

 

Dec 18, 2016

Thank you to this week's sponsors: 

Inspire your little ones to be coders and creators with a story worth sharing this Christmas. Meet Detective Dot - a nine-year old coder and agent for the The Children’s Intelligence Agency. A story for kids aged 8+, readers receive a top-secret, personalised CIA membership pack in the post - filled with special missions and goodies. Expect farting selfie-sticks, micropigs on hoverboards, and the most high-tech children's spy agency in the world. To celebrate the holidays, Edtech podcast listeners get a 15% discount with the code PODCASTSROCK. Head to www.detectivedot.org to discover more.

FULL FABRIC is a software solution that helps universities manage their prospects from initial enquiry all the way through to enrollment. The highly customisable software lets universities recruit, market to and admit students using a single integrated platform. All data is hosted on the cloud and can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on a range of devices. To request a free consultation about your university’s admissions process, visit learn.fullfabric.com/podcast .

Vote on the 2017 schedule: glsr.it/VoteForEpisodes 

Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

What's in this episode?

Content:

This week we’ve got the second of a two part series on edtech trends at Websummit 2016. In this episode we hear from the founder of KUBO ROBOT, the winning start up of the entire Web Summit pitch competition on their startup which teaches coding without any screens, plus Nepalese start up Career Disha Nepal on career counselling for the young demographic of Nepal, the Keen Collective from Amsterdam on creating an ‘airbnb for learning’ - heads up some fantastic explosive of expletives during that interview - Volo from London on high quality volunteering to patch the skills gap, Amolingua on fast paced language learning from Russia via Edinburgh, and Lime Rocket of Australia on interactive gaming for Universities admissions departments.

  • Intro (0 - 5:30):
    Hello from Detective Dot (www.detectivedot.org  Code: PODCASTSROCK)
  • www.rocket.fund
  • Computing Celebration Event
  • Tommy Otzen, Co-Founder, Kubo Robot (3:52)
  • Inge Patsch, Founder of Career Disha Nepal (11:16)
  • Alette Baartman, Founder of Thomas en Charles and Keen Collective (17:41)
  • Lotis Bautista, Co-Founder, Volo Group (29:35)
  • Ekaterina Matveeva, Founder, Amolingua (40:26)
  • Filipe Lopes, Brightbooks (54:02)
  • Laura Lonsdale, Lime Rocket (01:02)

Sample Quotes: 

Inge Patsch, Founder of Career Disha Nepal:

Most of the Nepalese are extremely young. 34% are under 40 years old and many of them are the first to be educated at all.

 

Alette Baartman, Founder of Thomas en Charles and Keen Collective:

Companies should talk more to teachers because there are lots of beautiful things going on in the classrooms.

 

References:

Sponsorship:

Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more

1000+ listeners from 69 countries each week
3 ad slots per episode
Co-curated takeover episodes
International pop-ups and LIVE podcast recording events
Support independent community building in the edtech space 

Subscribe:

Never miss an episode! Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast via iTunes, TuneIN Radio, Stitcher, Pocket Cast and many more. You can also subscribe to The Edtech Podcast weekly for news, events updates and episode links: Sign up to The EdTech Podcast Weekly  🎧  - Latest Episode Links & News 📢 

Thank you for your podcast reviews!:

Dave Smith, Chair, NAACE

‘Extremely informative and on the button!'

Your written iTunes reviews encourage me and they help other people find the podcast. If you appreciate the edtech conversations I share, please write your own review on iTunes or Stitcher!

Feedback:

Add your thoughts and feedback for inclusion in the next episode, by downloading the anchor app for free and recording a quick comment. You can then forward this to The Edtech Podcast anchor account or via twitter to @podcastedtech. 

 

I can help you with your project or business: 

Get in contact with me about bespoke consultancy projects. 

Next week:

Xmas Day Special  

Support TM Resolution in January by attending or supporting with prizes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teachmeet-resolutions-tickets-29086360086 Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more. 

Partners:

Innovate My School is a strategic partner of The EdTech Podcast. Visit www.innovatemyschool.com to subscribe to the free newsletter for the latest inspirational articles

Visit www.edtechnology.co.uk to sign up for the free fortnightly e-newsletter for the latest news and innovations in EdTech, featuring The Edtech Podcast

 

Visit http://www.besa.org.uk/ for member news and information. 10% discount for BESA members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

Visit https://www.naace.co.uk for member news and information. 10% discount for NAACE members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

University Business (UB) was launched in 2005, and in the past decade has established itself as the leading B2B publication within the UK HE sector. http://universitybusiness.co.uk/ 

 

 

Bett is your annual opportunity to experiment with the latest education technology, hear from inspirational figures and experts in the industry and meet your peers from far and wide (as in literally from classrooms around the world).Read more and register here:  For more information contact laura.conboy@i2ieventsgroup.com 

 

Visit www.ukeduweekly.com to review the latest news and articles

 

EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

 
Welcome to new media partners, ASU GSV Summit 2017! 

http://asugsvsummit.com/  

 

Dec 11, 2016

Thank you to this week's sponsors: 

Inspire your little ones to be coders and creators with a story worth sharing this Christmas. Meet Detective Dot - a nine-year old coder and agent for the The Children’s Intelligence Agency. A story for kids aged 8+, readers receive a top-secret, personalised CIA membership pack in the post - filled with special missions and goodies. Expect farting selfie-sticks, micropigs on hoverboards, and the most high-tech children's spy agency in the world. To celebrate the holidays, Edtech podcast listeners get a 15% discount with the code PODCASTSROCK. Head to www.detectivedot.org to discover more.

FULL FABRIC is a software solution that helps universities manage their prospects from initial enquiry all the way through to enrollment. The highly customisable software lets universities recruit, market to and admit students using a single integrated platform. All data is hosted on the cloud and can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on a range of devices. To request a free consultation about your university’s admissions process, visit learn.fullfabric.com/podcast .

Vote on the 2017 schedule: glsr.it/VoteForEpisodes 

Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

What's in this episode?

Intro (0 - 5:30):
Hello from Detective Dot (www.detectivedot.org  Code: PODCASTSROCK)
Bett Awards: http://bettawards.com/finalists/  
Ian Fordham moves to Microsoft
#Nordicedtech16 (Danish Technical University, Peer Grade, CanopyLab, Labster, Kahoot)

PISA outcomes: http://www.oecd.org/pisa/ 

Content:
In this first episode of a two part series on edtech trends at Websummit, I speak to MIT Professor Brian Subirana, Director of the AutoID Laboratory and Nikos Tzagkarakis of iYouth Lab and Tania Roquette of Full Fabric on the value of technology in higher education and how to avoid edtech being a chase to the bottom
I speak to Head of Innovation at UNHCR, Andrew Harper on what the tech community and the edtech community can do for the 65 million currently displaced and Benjamin Merritt of It’s Alive on the role of chatbot technology in educational support services, and we get to know one of the many new Phygital services where digital and physical overlap in the form of Magikbee and Hugo Filipe Ribeiro.
Word from Full Fabric (learn.fullfabric.com/podcast)

Sample Quotations:

Brian Subirana (5:30 - 21:00): 

  • Most edtech technology is useless today, simply course cutting technology that lowers value and costs; education needs to be drastically reinvented or it will become a tourist attraction very much like the Grand Canyon or La Sagrada Familia.

Nikos Tzagkarakis of iYouth Lab (21:00 - 35:00):

  • ‘We want to build an ecosystem of innovation whilst studying.’
    ‘One student has the software and one student has the hardware. They connect their data through iYouthLab to facilitate their vision and research project.’

Tania Roquette of Full Fabric (35:00 - 40:00):

 

  • How can we use gamification in the application process? 
    Most universities rely on really legacy technology which makes the experience for the candidates really frustrating

Andrew Harper, UNHCR (40:00 - 52:00):

  • We’ve got to start looking at a modular learning experience. Technology is critical, because there is no other way to get learning experiences to the 10s of thousands of people.
  • I’m in desperate need of good ideas. We can’t be bureaucratic about it, we need to be engaged with legitimate sustainable ideas that can be easily scaled up.
  • Education is key
  • Imagine the potential of 65 million people that have the opportunity to learn  

Benjamin Merritt of It’s Alive (52:00)
Students have a lot of questions; sometimes they don't want to ask their teachers.

We believe a chatbot has a main purpose; to supply to specific questions. We are all human. We can't reply to all questions. 

Magikbee and Hugo Filipe Ribeiro (59:00)
Kids are losing touch with physical toys.

References:

Intro:

Hello from Detective Dot (detectivedot.org  PODCASTSROCK)

Bett Awards: http://bettawards.com/finalists/ 

Ian Fordham move to Microsoft: http://www.educationinvestor.co.uk/showarticle.aspx?ID=5781

#Nordicedtech16 (Danish Technical University, Peer Grade, CanopyLab, Labster, Kahoot)

http://www.compute.dtu.dk/english

Vote on the 2017 schedule: glsr.it/VoteForEpisodes 

 

Content:

Brian Subirana:

Web Summit: https://websummit.net/

MIT Professor Brian Subirana: http://ebusiness.mit.edu/sponsors/common/2003-Nov-Wksp-Prod/SubiranaBio.pdf

Ebbinghaus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Ebbinghaus

Malcolm Gladwell on Harvard and MIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrBEbgnG01s

subirana@MIT.edu

Mobius at MIT: https://project-manus.mit.edu/mobius

 

Nikos Tzagkarakis of iYouth Lab: https://gr.linkedin.com/in/nikostzagarakis

https://twitter.com/iYouth_Lab

 

Tania Roquette of Full Fabric: https://twitter.com/troquette

https://fullfabric.com/

 

Head of Innovation at UNHCR, Andrew Harper https://twitter.com/And_Harper

http://www.unhcr.org/education.html

harper@unhcr.org

 

Benjamin Merritt of It’s Alive

https://www.facebook.com/itsalivebot/

https://twitter.com/benjmerritt

 

Magikbee and Hugo Filipe Ribeiro

http://www.magikbee.com/

https://twitter.com/HugoFilipeR

https://www.playosmo.com/en/

Word from Full Fabric (learn.fullfabric.com/podcast)

 

Sponsorship:

Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more

1000+ listeners from 69 countries each week
3 ad slots per episode
Co-curated takeover episodes
International pop-ups and LIVE podcast recording events
Support independent community building in the edtech space 

Subscribe:

Never miss an episode! Subscribe to The Edtech Podcast via iTunes, TuneIN Radio, Stitcher, Pocket Cast and many more. You can also subscribe to The Edtech Podcast weekly for news, events updates and episode links: Sign up to The EdTech Podcast Weekly  🎧  - Latest Episode Links & News 📢 

Thank you for your podcast reviews!:

Dave Smith, Chair, NAACE

‘Extremely informative and on the button!'

Your written iTunes reviews encourage me and they help other people find the podcast. If you appreciate the edtech conversations I share, please write your own review on iTunes or Stitcher!

Feedback:

Add your thoughts and feedback for inclusion in the next episode, by downloading the anchor app for free and recording a quick comment. You can then forward this to The Edtech Podcast anchor account or via twitter to @podcastedtech. 

 

I can help you with your project or business: 

 

Get in contact with me about bespoke consultancy projects. 

Next week:

Web Summit Edtech Trends II 

 

Support TM Resolution in January by attending or supporting with prizes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teachmeet-resolutions-tickets-29086360086 Contact theedtechpodcast@gmail.com to find out more. 

Partners:

Innovate My School is a strategic partner of The EdTech Podcast. Visit www.innovatemyschool.com to subscribe to the free newsletter for the latest inspirational articles

Visit www.edtechnology.co.uk to sign up for the free fortnightly e-newsletter for the latest news and innovations in EdTech, featuring The Edtech Podcast

 

Visit http://www.besa.org.uk/ for member news and information. 10% discount for BESA members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

Visit https://www.naace.co.uk for member news and information. 10% discount for NAACE members on podcast sponsorship and ads.

University Business (UB) was launched in 2005, and in the past decade has established itself as the leading B2B publication within the UK HE sector. http://universitybusiness.co.uk/ 

 

 

Bett is your annual opportunity to experiment with the latest education technology, hear from inspirational figures and experts in the industry and meet your peers from far and wide (as in literally from classrooms around the world).Read more and register here:  For more information contact laura.conboy@i2ieventsgroup.com 

 

Visit www.ukeduweekly.com to review the latest news and articles

 

EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

 
Welcome to new media partners, ASU GSV Summit 2017! 

http://asugsvsummit.com/  

 

Dec 4, 2016

Vote on the 2017 schedule: glsr.it/VoteForEpisodes 

Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

What's in this episode?

Intro:
Nordic Edtech Conference: http://nordicedtech.squarespace.com/
Content:
Interview with:
Maarit Rossi, Global Teacher Prize Nominee & Founder, Paths to Maths
Covering:
The new Finnish curriculum and what you need to know about it 
Showcasing why maths is relevant and how maths can solve real world problems 
Challenging the lack of VC investment in female-led businesses 

Sample Quotations:

The new curriculum puts much more attention to the student being the centre of learning.
Finland: we are a research-based education.
It's my mission. I want to change Math education, not just in Finland, but in the whole world.
Interdisciplinary Math is very important.
8 students out of 10 are solving mathematics based on memorising. This really shows what is happening in math classes all over the world. We have to change it.
Learning in the classroom is not only working with the computers or tablets, it’s working together.
The first learning games have been made for consumers and now I am talking about schools
It's very important what kind of principal you have in your school and what kind of system you have in your country.
About 50 years ago Finland was one of the poorest countries in the world and now we are one of the richest countries. We don't have oil, but we have the education.
We have to give the environment of learning to students.
We need a big(ger) investor to bring the project to the next level.

References:

Maarit Rossi, Founder and Chair Paths to Math:
https://fi.linkedin.com/in/maaritross 
https://twitter.com/pathstomath 
http://pathstomath.com 
http://www.globalteacherprize.org/top-10-finalist/maarit-rossi/ 

Lauri Jarvilehto, CEO Lightneer:
https://twitter.com/laurijarvilehto
http://www.lightneer.com 
https://fi.linkedin.com/in/laurijarvilehto 

Cathy M. Rubin, The Global Search for Education:
http://www.cmrubinworld.com/aboutus 
https://twitter.com/CMRubinWorld 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/c-m-rubin-4b0b5b18 

Teach Middle East Magazine:
http://teachmiddleeastmag.com 
https://twitter.com/teachmiddleeast 

Cecilia Villabona, Owner&Author of Paths to Math:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilia-villabona-86644340 

Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers:
http://www.oecd.org/edu/ten-questions-for-mathematics-teachers-and-how-pisa-can-help-answer-them-9789264265387-en.htm 

Venture Funding and Women:
http://www.inc.com/magazine/201611/kimberly-weisul/new-face-of-funding.html 

BETT Show:
http://www.bettshow.com 

Maarit Rosi is speaking at the TES Leaders Summit at Bett 2017 

PISA:
https://www.oecd.org/pisa/ 

Fun Academy:
https://www.funacademy.fi 

ROVIO:
http://www.rovio.com 

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The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

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Nov 27, 2016

Michelle Thomas is speaking at the TES Leaders Summit at Bett 2017 and organising TeachMeet Resolution both in January 2017, London. 

What's in this episode?

Intro 0-2.30:
Nordic Edtech Conference: http://nordicedtech.squarespace.com/ 
Forward schedule - give your vote on which topics should be included or sign up to sponsor: theedtechpodcast@gmail.com  
Content:
Interview with:
Michelle Thomas, executive head teacher of the New Wave Federation
Neill Melville, CAS master teacher, federated assistant head teacher, New Wave Federation
The concept of Federation
The role of the Executive Head Teacher
How to get mentorship or support when there's no Executive Head teacher structure in place
Being a connected educator
Suggested apps for use in the classroom
Ensuring tech for good and not extending the attainment gap

Sample Quotations:

Michelle Thomas
Federation is about schools working together, achieving more, sharing leadership and talents.
I don't want my staff to see themselves in a bubble of perfection.
I found bright children completely disengaged with learning
I like systems in place.
It's a tough life being a teacher.
Being a head teacher is quite a lonely job. The hardest thing is the loneliness. Search networks is useful. Having mentors is very important as a head teacher
I am a big believer of learning from other people. That's the beauty of Federations and Academies. Leadership makes the difference.
I started to see iPads as the hook. We put them in the classroom. It did create a spark of interest in children.
We wanted the iPad to make learning independent and get them to collaborate, work together. Take learning to another place, that we teachers couldn't.
Don’t use an iPad if it's much quicker on pen and paper! Think about the use of the technology, don’t have it replacing something. Because that's not going to take it anywhere.
An appraisal system around the use of technology was key for us, not an extra add-on.
Show-casing was a quick-win that allowed us to create a competent digital team. They showed what they were able to do with technology in the classroom.

Neill Melville

  • Teach computer science in schools. Not only how to use technology but also how to create technology.
  • Coding? It's important. It is the thinking aspect of it that it is important, computational thinking can be used in other subjects.
  • Computer science should be taught in a cross curricular way.
  • Technology gives you the chance to show your work to a wide audience and children want to excel.

References:

 

Michelle Thomas, Executive Headteacher of the New Wave Federation NLE
https://twitter.com/mthomas2010 
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/michelle-thomas-2162b7a6 

New Wave Teaching School
http://www.newwaveteachingschoolalliance.co.uk/about-us/ 

John Hattie
http://visible-learning.org 
https://twitter.com/VisibleLearning 

Alison Peacock
http://alisonpeacock.net 
https://twitter.com/AlisonMPeacock?lang=de 

Andy Buck
https://twitter.com/andy__buck?lang=de 
https://twitter.com/LshipMatters 
http://www.leadershipmatters.org.uk/ambassadors/andy-buck

Apps:

Explain Everything
https://explaineverything.com 

Green Screen
http://www.doink.com/tutorials/ 

Pop Pop Pow
https://apkpure.com/pop-pop-pow/com.roysyh.poppoppow 

iMovie
http://www.apple.com/imovie/ 

Mark Anderson, ICTEvangelist
https://ictevangelist.com 
https://twitter.com/ictevangelist?lang=de 
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/themarkanderson 

The Brilliant Club
http://www.thebrilliantclub.org 
https://twitter.com/brilliantclub?lang=de 

TeachMeet Resolutions
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teachmeet-resolutions-tickets-29086360086 

Digital Sisters
https://twitter.com/digitalsisters?lang=de 

Gary King
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/garyking2 
https://twitter.com/gary_s_king?lang=de 

Claire Bradshaw
https://clairembradshaw.co.uk/executive-coaching/coaching-in-the-education-sector/  
https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairembradshaw 

Jane Considine
http://www.thetrainingspace.co.uk 
http://www.thetrainingspace.co.uk/product/write-stuff/ 
https://twitter.com/janeconsidine 
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jane-considine-0493952a 

Neill Melville
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/neill-melville-548745a0 
http://community.computingatschool.org.uk/door 

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 Maarit Rossi, Global Teacher Award nominee - on Finland and Maths 


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EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

 


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Nov 18, 2016

Download the YOUGOV School Leaders Benchmark Report discussed in this episode

What's in this episode? Interview with former Assistant Headteacher, Rob Eastment, Client Services Manager, Firefly Learning on new YouGov survey findings on senior leaders, schools and data: what do they really want and currently experience?

Subjects covered:
Parents evenings and reports - can the experience be improved?
Looking at data in parallel industries: aviation and healthcare
Data, the cloud and security
Some example stats:
47% of SLT disagreed that their schools were using their existing technology successfully
80% of SLT said they would welcome daily access to student grades, attendance and departmental performance

Sample Quotations:

Private schools do monitoring achievements of students, they are monitoring it for their own purposes as opposed to the need to feed the information to county council and government.
States school teachers are very much under the cosh when it comes to the paperwork. Stuff that actually is getting in the way of what you want to do in the classroom.
The biggest issue with data collection is that somebody has to collect it. You need time to collect it, or you need a process that allows you to collect it easily. And you have to have a very good reason for collecting it.
The trick is being able to collect the data so that the teachers aren’t having to do more to hand it over to you.
The student’s performance is only part of the equation. There's the other aspect which is: what happened that got the student to bring about this performance?
That approach to be able to learn from what the best are doing rather than we are watching to see what you are doing wrong
John Hattie talks about visible learning and visible learning being a two way street. I’ve got to be seen to be teaching, the students have to see that I am teaching them as much as I have got to see they are making progress.
A lot of students are tied to this idea of success, the importance of success means that failure is massively stigmatised. And yet it’s an important part of that process. And if they can see the data and they can understand it, that's fine.
There is a perception that IT and computers are the universal panacea. And if I buy enough computers and if I buy enough iPads everything is going to be fine.

References:

Robert Eastment:
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robert-eastment-a0218452 
Firefly Learning:
https://twitter.com/fireflyteam 
http://fireflylearning.com 
robert@fireflylearning.com  
YouGov Benchmarking Report, ‘Transparency on Learning’:
http://fireflylearning.com/blog/yougov-benchmarking-report--transparency-of-learning-in-uk-state-schools 
https://twitter.com/YouGov 
John Hattie:
https://twitter.com/john_hattie 
https://twitter.com/VisibleLearning 
Matthew Syed:
https://twitter.com/matthewsyed  
‘Black Box Thinking’, Matthew Syed

Phil Beadle:
https://twitter.com/PhilBeadle 
‘How To Teach’

Paul Black and Dylan William

'Inside Black Box Standards Assessment'

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inside-Black-Box-Standards-Assessment-x/dp/1871984688 

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It promises to be a fascinating day, with speakers from across the landscape sharing their ideas and thrashing out the crucial issues, and some of the newest start-ups revealing details of their ventures. To register visit www.thebookseller.com/futurebook2016 and enter promo code PODCAST20.

 

Support young entrepreneurs from 8 years old and upwards at HERE EAST on the 4th December: E: julian@ultra.ventures W: www.Ultra.Education EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ultrakids-club-winter-business-fair-tickets-27386103573

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University Business (UB) was launched in 2005, and in the past decade has established itself as the leading B2B publication within the UK HE sector. http://universitybusiness.co.uk/ 

 

 

Bett is your annual opportunity to experiment with the latest education technology, hear from inspirational figures and experts in the industry and meet your peers from far and wide (as in literally from classrooms around the world).Read more: http://www.bettshow.com/  For more information contact laura.conboy@i2ieventsgroup.com 

 

Visit www.ukeduweekly.com to review the latest news and articles

 

EdTechXEurope is the leading thought leader summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators and industry influencers from European and international education companies. Now in its fourth year, EdTechXEurope hosted 800+ global attendees and invited over 150 speakers to showcase EdTech innovations and perspectives from around the world. http://edtechxeurope.com/ 

 

The EdTech Exchange is Europe's largest community of EdTech Founders and provides members with mentoring, support and a programme of events designed to share best practice through peer-to-peer learning. The Exchange brings together like-minded EdTech entrepreneurs, encouraging them to exchange ideas, swap war stories, and give and receive advice from their peers. It is solely for Founders of EdTech companies who have raised at least £100,000 of financing or revenue, with many members having raised significantly more.  http://edtech.exchange/ 

 

The Edtech Podcast supports the mission of WomenEd: #WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level. The situation regarding BME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This situation is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed. #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education. http://www.womened.org/ 

Nov 13, 2016

 

What's in this episode? Takahashi was recently nominated for the prestigious Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, often referred as the Nobel Prize in education, for his work in the classroom and contributions to society. Takahashi, the first candidate from Japan, is among 50 nominees selected from 8,000 candidates representing 148 countries

Content:
Interview with Takahashi and his students at Kogakuin University Junior High-School, Senior High-school in order to get some insights in his work and teaching methods.

Subjects covered:
Takahashi’s journey from PHD studies to teacher and his aspiration to ‘pay it forward’
Thoughts on creating more independent learners in a system devoted to ‘cramming’
Which theorists in cognitive science and learning design does Takahashi follow
The difference in conditions and opportunities for teachers in independent and state schools in Japan
Working with Lego to promote project based learning and launching his own edtech incubator
Challenging a system of education built on teacher sacrifice to create something more sustainable
An inspirational message to all educators at the end of his interview

Sample Quotations: My life has been blessed with good teachers. So I wanted to pay a reward toward the next generation.
I learned how to teach based on science.
In Japanese schools the test score is everything. Learning should be tangible.
Students can express their heart, their thoughts making LEGOs.
You can learn project management with LEGO.
Students started to work independently, that’s wonderful!
I.C.T. means I can be connected with students 24 hours.
Old teaching style is just lecturing students. Sit down, be quiet. I’m teaching you have to be still. But like that it’s not fun.
You should have fun in class.
Japanese students are very dependent on some things like repetitions, companies’ names. They have to follow some kind of specific track.
Students are always evaluated within the school, but this world is very wide!

 

References:

Firefly Learning Conference Registration
http://go.fireflylearning.com/Firefly_Conference_2016_Registration.html 

Kazuya Takahashi
http://www.globalteacherprize.org/top-10-finalist/kazuya-takahashi/ 

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/12/30/national/teacher-champions-critical-thinking-global-perspective-students/#.WCLeEGWO6u4 

Global Teacher Prize
https://twitter.com/TeacherPrize?lang=en 

Varkey Foundation
https://twitter.com/VarkeyFdn 

Bett
http://www.bettshow.com/ 

Kogakuin University Junior High-School, Senior High-school
http://www.kogakuin.ac.jp/english/ 

Edmodo
https://twitter.com/edmodo 

Blackboard
http://uki.blackboard.com/ 

Google Docs
https://www.google.co.uk/docs/about/ 

Seymour Papert
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Papert

Jean Piaget
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Piaget 

Joe Fatheree
https://twitter.com/josephfatheree 

Maarit Rossi
https://twitter.com/pathstomath  


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Rob Eastment, Firefly Learning and an ex-assistant headteacher, discusses the findings from a new Govnet survey on what senior leaders in education really want from their data. 

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Nov 6, 2016

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What's in this episode? 

Political control on textbook content  - yes, no, maybe
Best methods for retention of information
Can you have a favourite website like you have a favourite book?
 

Intro:
Tipping over 20,000 downloads
Round-up of the week
Opportunity to support #TMresolutions
Content:
TEACHING TO THE TEXT: TEXTBOOKS OR TECHNOLOGY? #battleofideas debate recorded at the Barbican with
Susanna Goldschmidt, Head of Publishing, Discovery Education
Colin Hughes, Managing Director, Collins Learning
Tim Oates, Group director of assessment research and development, Cambridge Assessment
David PerksFounder and principal, East London Science School; director, the Physics Factory
José Picardo, Assistant principal, Surbiton High School
CHAIR: Harley Richardson, Director of design and development, Discovery Education

Sample Quotations:

Harley Richardson
-Which do we need the most in the classroom: textbooks or technology?
-Textbooks or technology? We could just say a little bit of both and go home
-Many parents are concerned that mobile phones are allowed in schools

Tim Oates
-What constitutes high quality material?
-Understand the role and the function of traditional textbooks, understand what they have meant for hundreds of years to understand what we should do now
-Systematical control over textbooks is critical in reform
-Textbooks support a whole range of functions
-The best teachers around the world are those who are supportive of best quality textbooks
-In Finland textbooks still are seen as steering mechanism for education -
Textbooks provide a schema. They provide the shape of a subject. Digital performs differently

David Perks
-If textbooks are the answer, what is the question?
-What does a good textbook look like?
-Websites don͛’t last, their content is ephemeral. The whole premise in which digital has been designed is ephemeral and not long-standing
-If you want to take notes use a pen, don͛t use a laptop because it goes in much better if you use a pen
-When kids use technology is not the same as us using it -Google doesn’t teach, we do

Jose Picardo
-Textbooks and technology, rather than textbooks or technology. Both are useful, both facilitate learning
-Does a textbook need to be in print form? Cannot it be in digital form?
-Digital resources are dismissed often for the wrong reason
-What students prefer may not always be what͛’s best for them
-Spaced studying, interleaving topics, frequent load testing have improved teaching and learning
-Pairing texts with interactive graphics to help conceptualisation
-Featuring sound and video-recordings are great for languages teaching and learning
-The focus should be on how can we make these resources work better
-What learners prefer to do often goes against what cognitive psychology tells us is best

Colin Hughes
-Digital is dynamic, is connected
-Why 14% of time in UK classrooms use any kind of digital materials at all? Maybe 14% is about right actually. For the rest of the world is about 4%
-Adapted learning platforms are going to be unbelievably useful
-It͛’s about defining what can that particular technology do that the other can͛’t
-The use of printed revision guides is way stronger
-Textbooks are not a substitute for quality teaching or indeed teacher knowledge

 Susanna Goldschmidt
-Comparing textbooks with tech is like comparing a theological treatise with an encyclopedia
-How could a textbook evocate for the plurality of options that now face subject teachers?
-Digital media lend themselves brilliantly to expanding horizons
-Digital activities encourage students to engage actively in what they͛re learning
-Technology offers tools capable of liberating teachers from drudge work allowing them to focus on the real business of teaching
-Hybrids, digital textbooks called ͚techbooks͛ combine the substance of textbooks with the attributes of digital
School is not just about learning what the curriculum stipulates should be learned. It͛s also about expanding horizons, transformative experiences.
-Textbooks or Technology? Both

References:
This event was recorded at the #battleofideas event by the institute of ideas at the Barbican, London: http://www.battleofideas.org.uk/2016/session/11568#.WBu6U-GLSu4  
Speakers:
Harley Richardson https://twitter.com/harleyrich  
Tim Oates http://www.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/our-leadership/tim-oates/  
Jose Picardo https://twitter.com/josepicardoSHS  
Colin Hughes https://twitter.com/4collinsmd  
David Perks https://twitter.com/dperks  
Susanna Goldschmidt https://twitter.com/smg37  Discovery Education https://twitter.com/DiscoveryEd  
References:
Why Textbooks Count?͛ Tim Oates http://www.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/images/181744-why-textbooks-count-tim-oates.pdf  
Cambridge Approach to Textbooks͛ http://www.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/textbooks/ Cambridge Assessment  https://twitter.com/Cam_Assessment 

Richard Culatta https://twitter.com/rec54  
Surbiton High School https://twitter.com/SurbitonHigh  Shooting Azimuths http://www.josepicardo.com/education/shooting-azimuths  
Bloomsbury https://twitter.com/BloomsburyBooks  
Collins learning https://collinslearning.com  
The Publishers Association https://twitter.com/PublishersAssoc  
East London Science School https://twitter.com/elss_freeschool  
HarperCollins https://twitter.com/HarperCollins  International Publishers Association https://twitter.com/IntPublishers  
State Policy and the Control of Curriculum͛, William Smith http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/schools/interviews/schmidt.html  
Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor to Pearson -
Pearson https://twitter.com/pearson  
TES https://twitter.com/tes  
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth͛, Chris Hadfield https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/10/an-astronauts-guide-to-life-on-earth-chris-hadfield-review  Geert Hofstede http://geerthofstede.com 

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What's in this episode?

Opportunities:
Details of a new role with Tech City UK on Digital Skills
Hackney Learning Trust offer to connect schools to run Edtech pilots
Forward The Edtech Podcast content calendar and how you can get involved
Content:
BESA’s Efficacy in EdTech: What’s the Evidence? debate, recorded at the Houses of Parliament with
Professor Rose Luckin, UCL Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education
Brigitte Ricou-Bellan, MD Digital, TES Global Ltd
Andy Moss, Head of UK, Pearson
Mike Mompi, Director of Early Stage Investment, ClearlySo.
Caroline Wright, Director General, BESA.
Chair: Danny Kinahan MP and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education
Questions raised:
Inconsistencies in measuring efficacy
What is outside efficacious measurement
How do investors, Government, schools and parents view efficacy?
TES and Pearson efficacy case studies and outcomes
How to approach efficacy if you company is still in start-up phase and not yet commercial
How to create the ‘clear blue water’ through independent research

References:
News:
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Contact me about future episodes and advertising: theedtechpodcast@gmail.com  
Content:
Renaissance Learning : https://twitter.com/RenLearn_UK  
Pearson Bug Club: http://assets.pearsonglobalschools.com/asset_mgr/current/201642/V827_Bug_Club_Infographic.pdf  
Sir Michael Barber Pearson Efficacy Guide: https://efficacy.pearson.com/content/dam/corporate/global/efficacy/files/the-incomplete-guide-to-delivering-learning-outcomes.pdf  
Stanford university: https://twitter.com/Stanford 
Mozilla: https://twitter.com/mozilla  
https://twitter.com/EduKitters  
https://twitter.com/UfiTrust  
https://twitter.com/teachBTEC  
https://twitter.com/JustineGreening  
https://twitter.com/suttontrust  
Questions:
https://twitter.com/NanoSimbox  
https://twitter.com/Becky_sage  
https://twitter.com/lijiukcn  
https://twitter.com/pluminnovaz  
https://twitter.com/JenLexmond  
https://twitter.com/easypeasyapp  
https://twitter.com/i_gvs  
https://twitter.com/vipulbhargava  . 
https://twitter.com/DiscoveryEdUk  
https://twitter.com/RichardMale  
https://twitter.com/Corsham_Inst  
https://twitter.com/TWMarkChambers 
https://twitter.com/duncs_533 

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