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Jul 31, 2016

What's in this episode?

Outcomes of tour of ten countries and 2 years work looking at education innovation
Why education is local, not global
Why storytelling is so essential; getting the buy-in of parents and students
The power of gamified education
Why EdTech is not just about the consumption of content, but the creation of content
Why education innovation needs the language of teachers and of business
Why low-tech education innovation needs showcasing vs. VR, AI and hype terms
The opportunity of EdTech for special educational needs
Creating a clear brand around French EdTech - implications for start-ups
Addressing the silos of education
Creating impactful low-hype EdTech
How Svenia and Audrey met at business school and realised they learnt more through ‘doing’ than attending ‘learning classes’. How they applied this to education innovation more broadly.
Most memorable part of the tour spent : South Africa with Green Shoots Education

Quotes: 


On next steps in Audrey’s career: ‘I don’t think working for the ministry (of education) would be the solution.’
On liking/disliking school ‘I think I loved it.’ ‘I really want to go back into teaching at some point.’
On collaboration: ‘You need people who speak both languages - the one of the teachers and the one of the business people.’

Reading and Resources:

The Edtech World Tour & Liberte Living Lab
http://www.edtechworldtour.com/#report
https://liberte.paris/
http://www.edtechworldtour.com/#partners
EdTech Europe: http://edtechxeurope.com/
French MOE: http://www.education.gouv.fr/

 

Jul 24, 2016

What's in this episode? 

  • Deborah’s journey from investment banker to angel Edtech investor to interviewing Bill Gates 
  • The link between investing in education innovation and giving people ‘access to the future’ 
  • Difference in EdTech uptake between K-12 and Higher Education in the UK & USA
  • The link between mindfulness and mental well-being in students, educators & investors
  • Challenging the factory model of education, with a modernised version of Montessori & personalised learning 
  • Shout-outs to some of Deborah Quazzo’s 47 angel investments from pre-K to Grey
  • Challenges for start ups  including procurement issues, difficult sales cycles, & dominant legacy providers  
  • What are former Angry Birds launching, in the form of Periodic-table storytelling, for the future of learning? 
  • Why Edtech which is positive and not punitive wins the day with educators 
  • Celebrating an increased representation of women in Edtech companies vs. the usual 6% in tech 
  • Why angel investment might be the dumbest thing in your life, unless …
  • Did Google’s Montessori upbringing affect the nature of the company? 
  • The 4Ps entrepreneurs need to remember 

Further Reading: 

Background:
Michael Moe, Investor, Entrepreneur and Author of Finding the Next Starbucks: https://twitter.com/michaelmoe
Think Equity partners: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/thinkequity-llc#/entity

GSV ASU Speakers
Dr. Condoleezza Rice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtG1FeuEFcE
Bill Gates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxSxq5TZhBE
Jim Collins: http://www.jimcollins.com/article_topics/articles.html
Carol Dweck: https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve?language=en

Start-Ups/Scale-Ups:
Calm: https://twitter.com/calm?lang=en-gb
Headspace: https://twitter.com/headspace?lang=en-gb https://twitter.com/ClassDojo?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Kahoot: getkahoot.com
Classdojo: https://twitter.com/ClassDojo
Gojimo: http://www.gojimo.com
BridgeU: https://bridge-u.com/schools
Lightneer: http://www.lightneer.com

Education Institutions:
Chicago Public School board: http://cps.edu/Pages/AboutCPS.aspx
Harvard Business School: http://www.hbs.edu/Pages/default.aspx
Teach for America: https://www.teachforamerica.org
Summit Schools of California: http://www.summitps.org/schools

Culture of learning:
Laszlo Bock: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laszlobock
(Hilariously retro vid on Google Founders and going to Montessori): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_DQxpX-Kw

Pearson: https://twitter.com/pearson
McGrawHill: https://twitter.com/MHEducation
President Michael Crow, Arizona State University: https://president.asu.edu/about/michaelcrow ; https://twitter.com/michaelcrow
Stanford: https://twitter.com/Stanford
MIT: https://twitter.com/MIT
Link to Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast with Tim Ferris the following statement from ASU GSV
http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/06/21/malcolm-gladwell/

Diversity in Edtech:
@womened
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3043779/world-changing-ideas/is-education-technology-where-women-are-starting-to-buck-the-tech-world
Mitch and Freada Kapor Lifetime Achievement Award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7u1XWwhJQo

This week's podcast is sponsored by Edspace & The Young Academy: 


Calling all education entrepreneurs! Edspace is Europe’s unique education innovation hub: including a shared workspace in London, and a global network for everyone who wants to transform education. Pick from a range of membership packages to suit you. Or attend one of our classes, workshops or meet ups. To register visit www.edspace.io and for an exclusive podcast 1/3 off your first month when you sign up as a member, use the promo code PODCAST


Calling all education entrepreneurs! The Young Academy is an incubator and investment programme for innovative ideas in the education sector. We offer a series of specialised workshops, expert support and the opportunity to apply for up to £150,000 of investment from our fund to help you grow. Our next programme will launch in the South East of England this autumn and applications are now open. To find out more and apply, visit www.theyoungacademy.org

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Jul 17, 2016

 

What’s featured in this episode? 

Tags:

Tech, GenderBalance, Diversity, Inclusion, Feminism, Leadership, Women&Girls, Teaching, Learning, Education, Innovation, ICT, Edtech, UKedchat, Bettchat, SLTchat, WomenEd, programming, coding, making, makers gonna make, escheat, edtechchat 

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Jul 17, 2016

What’s featured in this episode? 

  • Hear from Global Teacher Award nominee on going from a teacher who didn’t connect with his students to an award-winning educator. How? 
  • Hear from Joe’s students on their current 3D printing, drones, and film making projects, including how to make a 3D printed Iron Man helmet 
  • Why might launching a Youtube channel for your school make sense? 
  • Standardisation & assessment vs. being a creative teacher
  • How to measure innovative teaching methods to gain the buy-in of leaders & Government 
  • What’s the secret sauce to being an award winning teacher? 
  • Connecting with students to bring passionate teaching techniques to life
  • Finding real-world problems to teach the curriculum in an engaging and exciting way 
  • What are the global teacher award network doing next? 

 

Quotes from this episode: 

‘I was thinking 17/18yrs of age and you’ve given up on learning and given up on life already’

‘We’re going to find a way to connect through music and storytelling and writing.’ 

‘My attendance ratings went through the roof, my discipline problems dropped through the floor.’ 

‘What i discovered was…a big part of the problem was me. I wasn’t finding ways to connect my kids to the real world and that’s what we’ve been doing ever since’ 

‘The students were invited to the international summit on human rights at UNESCO’ 

‘Dustin and CJ did an absolutely incredible job of working and leading this project.’ 

‘We would love to work with schools all around the world.’

‘That’s one of the problems we’ve had in public education, is everyone works in a silo.’ 

‘One of the things iI want to talk about is the number of times these kids have failed.’ 

Reading and resources: 

 

http://www.globalteacherprize.org/top-10-finalist/joe-fatheree  

http://www.nnstoy.org   

http://www.onedayonearth.org  

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-lifesize-wearable-Iron-Man-helmet/  

https://vr.google.com/cardboard/ 

http://www.nytimes.com/marketing/nytvr/  

https://www.google.com/selfdrivingcar/ 

https://www.amazon.com/b?node=8037720011  

http://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/?domainredir=mindstorms.lego.com  

http://www.makerbot.com  

https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance?language=en  

http://dschool.stanford.edu 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ2yh5cc5xky8miVBeRZLRw  

http://www.corestandards.org 

http://www.iste.org/standards/standards  

http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=fernando_reimers 

 

Tags:

Teaching, Learning, Education, Innovation, ICT, Edtech, UKedchat, Bettchat, SLTchat, WomenEd, programming, coding, making, makers gonna make, escheat, edtechchat 

 

Next Time: 

#TeachMeet London Boat special and My Tech Future Special 

 

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Thank You’s  

Thank you to the many supporters of The Edtech Podcast, including but not limited to, NAACE, ALT_Learning, WomenEd, #LTHEChat, BESA, EdtechXGlobal, GSV ASU and this week’s sponsors. 

Discounts for podcast listeners! 

This week's podcast is sponsored by Naace. Many of you will be familiar with Naace – THE Education Technology Association  - and for those who are not, Naace is a community of educators, technologists and policy makers who share a vision for the role of technology in advancing education.  Membership is open to teachers, school leaders, advisors and consultants working within and across all phases of education in the UK and internationally.  As a professional association, Naace represents the voice of the education technology community in the schools’ sector at a national and international level, as well as supporting one another across the sector through conferences, courses and the dissemination of resources, research and reflection. Naace is about helping today’s teachers teach for tomorrow, sharing successful approaches to learning with technology and getting the most from your investment in education technology. Go to www.naace.co.uk to check out what Naace is all about, and as a listener of the podcast, you can get annual membership for just £30 for your first year’s subscription if you use the code naacepod30 before 31 August 2016!

Jul 10, 2016

What’s featured in this episode? 

  • Where does ICT Evangelist get his stamina from? Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks
  • Top 3 books, top 3 apps and top 3 issues for educators 
  • A window into alter-ego DJ Mark Anderson 
  • How to share children’s work in an authentic way to raise standards 
  • What is it to be modern educator? 
  • How should education and tech evolve to better meet the needs of students?
  • A word from zzish.co and edspace.io 
  • How Mark went from Teachmeet flop to Teachmeet organiser of 30 > 300 
  • How TPACK applies tech to the Pedagogy Content Knowledge Model

 

Quotes from this episode: 

  • ‘Education’s in a bit of a mess at the moment; loads of teachers are looking to get out.’ 
  • ‘I never wanted to get into middle management or senior management, but then i realised i could have an impact on the whole school’ 
  • What should edtech start-ups look like? ‘dead simple, does what it says on the tin and is informed by research.’’ 
  • What is it to be a modern educator? ‘Being open enough to realise you don’t know everything and you can learn new things every single day’
  • About fitting everything in: ‘I’m rubbish on paper; i run everything i can electronically.’ ‘It’s not about me doing it all by myself; it’s about using loads of automation.’
  • On inspiring teachers: ’Wherever I go in the world it’s always teachers trying to learn new things, and doing stuff to try and better opportunities for kids.’ ‘There are so many inspiring educators whether you are meeting them face to face, or via a hangout or via Skype.’ ‘I’m doing some work in Hong Kong in the summer and I’ve not seen many schools which are so advanced in terms of their knowledge, understanding of of teaching and learning and how that applies in relevant ways.’ 
  • On his experiences growing up/going through education: ‘‘i’m pretty geeky; i had an atari as a kid.’ ‘I decided in my mid-teens I wanted to be a teacher.It really resonated with me that opportunity to have a big impact and a legacy on the world’ ‘Do you have fond memories of school?’ Not so much, really.'
  • Loving what you do: ‘if i won the lottery tomorrow i’d still be doing this.’ ‘it does get to me a bit that i get labelled the IT guy.’ 
  • Innovation needed in tech and in teaching: ‘If you could change one thing about technology what would it be? ….Price! The price of these things is phenomenal. I’d love to see the prices come down.’ ‘If I want to change one thing in education it’s more teachers being engaged.’ 
  • The stresses and strains of teaching: ‘It really is tough - the marking load, the pressure.’ 

Reading and resources: 

T-PACK

Pedagogy Content Knowledge Model

Independent Thinking 

 

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  1. zzish.co 

Many of you will be familiar with Zzish - with teacher users from over 100 countries - and for those who are not, Zzish are an easy to use teacher dashboard which helps you to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of each of your students. Zzish brings together all of the educational apps you love to use in one place, so you teachers out there can focus on learning progress. One of its killer apps is the quiz maker Quizalize, Go to Zzish.co to check out what Zzish is all about and, as a listener of the podcast, you can get 50% off a yearly subscription if you use the code EDTECHPODCAST before the 31st August. Woo hoo! 

2. edpsace.io 

Calling all education entrepreneurs! Edspace is Europe’s unique education innovation hub: including a shared workspace in London, and a global network for everyone who wants to transform education. Pick from a range of membership packages to suit you. Or attend one of our classes, workshops or meet ups. To register visit www.edspace.io and for an exclusive podcast 1/3 off your first month when you sign up as a member, use the promo code PODCAST

Thank You’s  

Thank you to the many supporters of The Edtech Podcast, including but not limited to, NAACE, ALT_Learning, WomenEd, #LTHEChat, BESA, EdtechXGlobal, GSV ASU and this week’s sponsors.

Jul 3, 2016

What’s featured in this episode? 

  • I struggle to pronounce ‘Evgeny Shadchnev’ 
  • History and mission of Makers Academy 
  • Computer science at University vs. software development at Makers Academy - what’s the difference?  
  • Uptake in coding; demand from start up founders and ‘would-be’ software developers 
  • Locating in London vs. Berlin 
  • The double challenge of supporting teachers to deliver computing lessons and to increase more diversity into coding communities and tech 
  • Challenging the notion of coding as non-creative 
  • The role of coding in leadership and in an increasingly automated world 

 

Quotes from this episode: 

  • Humble beginnings: ’we started in a really small scrappy office in old St. roundabout with a class of just 9 people.’ 
  • University vs. makers academy: ‘if you want to get a job as a software developer, you don’t need a degree. you need 3 months and a lot of hard work.’
  • On London as a base: ’we are operating in London as it is THE tech hub in Europe right now.’ 
  • On the Makers Academy culture: ’Should we really act like grown ups? Maybe not.’ 

 

 

Reading and resources: 

MakersAcademy 

Lord Baker Digital Revolution Report 

Edsurge

WomenEd 

TechLondonAdvs. ‘Women in Tech’ community

 

Next Time: 

Mark Anderson a.k.a ICT Evangelist 

Mark is an influential award-winning blogger, author and speaker. Recently recognised in this research as the most influential person in Edtech in Europe and then here as the second most influential blogger in the UK. His blog also won the Education Blog of the Year 2015 in the UK Blog Awards 2015 and second in the Education section of the Vuelio Blog Awards 2015.

Advertising on The Edtech Podcast 

If you want to advertise on The Edtech Podcast please contact me (Sophie) at theedtechpodcast@gmail.com

Thank You’s  

Thank you to the many supporters of The Edtech Podcast, including but not limited to, NAACE, ALT_Learning, WomenEd, #LTHEChat, BESA, EdtechXGlobal, GSV ASU. 

 

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