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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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