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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.

Jan 28, 2018

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

What's in this episode?

What is personalized learning? What is it not? Is there an evidence base yet for personalised learning and what does the research evidence show us about the contexts where personalized learning works best? What is the role of student, software and teacher in a personalised learning context? What questions should we be asking?

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast
  • Dr. Kristen DiCerbo, Vice-President of Education Research, Pearson
  • Richard Fulford, Head of Science, The Latymer School, UK

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.

Jan 20, 2018

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

What's in this episode?

How do we get beyond the tick-box or bubble filling exercise of exams and tests, whilst also measuring 'progress'? We delve into ideas around 'invisible assessment' and question who benefits from ‘traditional’ and re-imagined forms of assessment, including games-based assessment. Can ‘tests’ be fun and should they be? How do we measure collaboration?

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast
  • Dr. Kristen DiCerbo, Vice-President of Education Research, Pearson
  • Dr. Valerie Shute, Mack and Effie Campbell Tyner Endowed Professor of Education in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems department, Florida State University
  • Alina von Davier, Researcher, ACTNext
  • Prof. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, IOE - Culture, Communication & Media, UCL Institute of Education

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.

Jan 14, 2018

Welcome to this fifth episode of the Pearson Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast

What's in this episode?

We dip into the world of VR and mixed reality to uncover what high-cost, high-risk learning opportunities are being made more accessible to all by this technology. How are academics measuring the learning outcomes of VR and simulation and what are the quantifiable cost savings and impacts for various learning and training environments? When is VR right for education, and when is it superfluous? We also end our first five episodes with practical suggestions for educators: mindful skepticism, resist fear, understand that you can start small and grow, and avoid technology for technology's sake. This last one is harder than it sounds - many new technologies wow us but do not have useful application to education.

People

Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast 
Denis Hurley is the Director of Future Technologies at Pearson
Jo Webb, Head of Immersive Learning Design and Development, Pearson
Sharon Decker, RN, PhD, ANEF, FAAN, Quality Enhancement Plan Director, Professor and Director of the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Karolina Ochwat, Secondary Science Teacher, The British International School Shanghai

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 @denishurley or 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.

Jan 4, 2018

Welcome to this fourth episode of the Pearson Future Tech for Education Series on The Edtech Podcast

What's in this episode?

This week we are looking at language learning and tech. Current estimates suggest that there are over 1 billion people learning English worldwide. Recent predictions also suggest that those learning English as a Second or Foreign Language will double by the year 2020 to nearly 2 billion people. But how we learn languages is changing. Apps, MOOCs, Chatbots and online tutoring services have all worked to reduce the time and investment needed to pick up and master a language. Whilst voice recognition services like Amazon Alexa or Google Home have made practicing languages even easier right in your home. At the more extreme end some advanced technologies have even brought into question whether learning a language in the traditional sense will be needed in the future. And, should it be humans or machines testing second language acquisition?

People

Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast 
Denis Hurley is the Director of Future Technologies at Pearson
Andrew Ochoa is the Founder and CEO of Waverly Labs
William Goethals is the Co-Founder of Waverly Labs
Bill Bonk is a Second Language Measurement Expert at Pearson
Nathan Harris, Director of User Experience and Design, Pearson

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 @denishurley or 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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