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Feb 21, 2018

This episode was recorded at Bett 2018

Big thanks to Cool Initiatives for sponsoring this week's episode! Find out how you can access up to £10,000 by putting forward a project that helps schools operate more efficiently and drives new ways of teaching and learning by checking out their website and applying before end Feb '18

A big shout out also to SXSWEDU. If you haven't registered already you can do so here.

What's in this episode?

Investment, procurement and innovation are the themes of this week’s podcast episode - the first of many recorded at Bett 2018. Find out more about Cool Initiatives, IMAILE and Edvinca. What investment is available? How are buyers groups influencing what edtech is developed? How can you access £10k of cash for your education idea? What companies are Edvinca looking to support and why?

People

Show Notes and References  

Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes 

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

My story - 

I’ve just released details of my fundraiser for Homerton Hospital. I’ll be cycling 720km from coast to coast across France using the so-called Pyrenean Raid route in May. That means multiple Tour de France climbs with no stomach muscles to my name. 

If that sounds like a challenge you'd like to support you can text NELL47 then the amount - say £10 or £1000 pounds (!) - to 70070. It’s all for an amazing cause and to support Homerton Hospital’s maternity team and neurological, paediatric and child health research. More here

Feb 15, 2018

What's in this episode?

This week we are in takeover mode with Lego Education exploring the maker movement with educators from pre-school to University. Listen to these recordings taken at the atmospheric Institute of Imagination in Lambeth, London during Bett week 2018. We delve into what “maker” means, how it can go wrong and go right, and what happens when you try and light up a multi-story building in a maker experiment on live television. You’ll hear from MakerClub, Tufts University, Imperial College London’s Innovation Room, GeekMum and Happy Hours Pre-School. Plus hear from Lego Education on their recent maker launch and how you can tap into their resources or enter their teacher prize.

 

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Kate Mulcahy, Imperial College Reachout Makerspace Coordinator Twitter: @mulcahkk
  • Karen Walsh, Geek Mum & Hartford University Lecturer Twitter: @kvonhard 
  • Ethan Danahy, Research Assistant Professor in Educational Technology at Tufts University Twitter: @edanahy
  • Kate Cramer, Manager of Happy Hours Pre School |  http://www.happyhourspre-school.co.uk/ 
  • Mia Chapman, Head of Education, MakerClub Twitter: @itsmiastweets

Feedback

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

Discover the new LEGO Education Maker activities plus ideas for how to start a makerspace today at www.LEGOeducation.com/maker.

Feb 6, 2018

Big thanks to Cool Initiatives for sponsoring this week's episode! Find out how you can access up to £10,000 by putting forward a  project that helps schools operate more efficiently and drives new ways of teaching and learning by checking out their website and applying before end Feb '18

What's in this episode?

This week we are throwing back to a WomenEd event in November where we discussed the importance of female digital leadership both within the education and edtech sector alike. You'll hear about 

WomenEd_Tech - the spin off handle from grassroots movement WomenEd focusing on digital leadership
EdtechWomenUK - the UK and London chapter of the international Edtech Women movement out of SXSWedu and Austin
Nevertheless - the podcast series focused on resurfacing stories in amazing female leadership in education innovation and technology in the past and present day

You'll also hear a live discussion looking at:

a) Why digital leadership is important for female leaders (all leaders!) within schools
b) Why we think more female involvement in edtech funding, design and development is important for edtech being developed for schools

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech 
  • Nicole Ponsford, Digital Leader of WomenEd and Leader of WomenEdTech | Twitter: @NicolePonsford
  • Houtan Froushan, Director, Cool Initiatives | Twitter: @CoolInitiatives
  • Hannah Wilson, CEO, Aureus School; Co-Founder, WomenED | Twitter: @TheHopefulHT
  • Priya Lakhani OBE, Founder & CEO, Century Tech | Twitter:  @priyalakhani
  • Kirsty Tonks, Principal Designate at Shireland Technology Primary School | Twitter: @KirstyTonksSCA
  • Mandeep Atwal, UK Education Manager, Microsoft | Twitter:  @mandeepKatwal
  • Sarah Profit,  Tute Education Limited | Twitter: @sarahprofit1

Show Notes and References  

Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes 

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

Feb 5, 2018

Welcome to this eighth episode of the The Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast, supported by Pearson

What's in this episode?

What initiatives are supporting teachers and students to co-create games together? Hear from educators, gaming companies, and researchers on the evolution of games-based learning from content to creation.

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast
  • Dr. Kristen DiCerbo, Vice-President of Education Research, Pearson
  • Dave Chilver, formerly of Lowestoft Sixth Form College 
  • Steve Isaacs, an ISTE outstanding teacher, blogger and lead digital innovator
  • Jessica Lindl, Global Head of Education, Unity 

Show Notes and References  

Checkout https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast and tinyurl.com/pearsonfuturetech 

Tell us your story

We’d love to hear about innovative technology or approaches you are developing or using in education. Leave your stories in the comments below. Alternately, record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Finally, you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech @kristendicerbo via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page.

The Pearson Future Tech for Education Series is produced by The Edtech Podcast and supported by Pearson Education. If you're interested in the themes that come out of the series, check out more ideas in the "open series" here.

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