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Feb 26, 2017
  • With thanks to this week's sponsors Disney Circle and Full Fabric (check them out below)!
  • You can now leave a voicemail for inclusion in the show: https://www.speakpipe.com/TheEdtechPodcast 
  • Don't forget to Sign up to the newsletter :)
  • Enjoy a $50 discount at SXSWedu® with the code: reg-edu-etp_c5173c53f9 

What's in this episode?

  • Hear from a variety of attendees, speakers and exhibitors at Bett on edtech trends including data, financial squeeze, & class sizes
  • Hear from Global Teacher Prize Winner '16 Hanan Al Hroub on why teachers should be given more space and time to be creative and focus on students 
  • Hear from an ICT coordinator of a school district in Sweden responsible for 8000 students on why 'hardware is not the solution'
  • Hear from an ICT Advisor to the UAE Ministry of Education on the Emiratisation of schools to become and education destination
  • Hear from Show My Homework co-founder Jon Tiss on Satchel and the early days of starting SMH 'in a room, with no natural light.' 
  • Hear from Amanda Jackson, Inspector for Standards and Effectiveness for Computing and eSafety,and Dave Smith, Computing & Online Safety Adviser/Business Development Lead, Havering Education Services on UK edtech strategy, international visitors and new services

Thank you to this week's Sponsors, plus special discounts: 

 

Circle with Disney got in touch via twitter thinking I was based in the US, but although they’re yet to come to the UK they are still saying hi to all of you lovely listeners because our second biggest audience are in the US, but wherever you are hello! So what is Circle? Well, I think everyone listening has probably cried to Bambi, or Dumbo so you know what Disney is! Circle with Disney is a little device designed for families to help manage content and time spent online across devices in the home. It pairs to Wi-Fi routers and 4G or WiFi networks of Tablets, PCs, Smart Phones, and all devices its connected with and allows parents to filter content, set time limits and bedtimes across platforms like YouTube, Minecraft, Facebook, Netflix and Snapchat. Which reminds me of when my mum tragically pulled the plug from our Amstrad PC on a hot summer’s day just before we could crush the boss man on Kung Fu Master. I didn’t thank her then, but I definitely do now. 

The best thing is the kind folks at Circle have sorted out special Free Shipping and a $10 OFF discount for you listeners if you go to meetcircle.com and enter the code EDTECH. The code will be live till the 31st March. Thank you Circle. 

Next up, our friends at Full Fabric with a message to all the higher education listeners out there. If you work in university admissions and you’re considering ways to streamline your marketing and on boarding processes check them out! Full Fabric is developed by a team who worked within a university and were frustrated by the experience of supporting students effectively. They realised any software solution needed to be customisable to help universities recruit, market to and admit students in one place. All data is hosted on the cloud, meaning it can be accessed anytime, anywhere and on a range of devices.

If that sounds of interest to you, you can request a free consultation about your university’s admissions process by visiting learn.fullfabric.com/podcast 

Sample quotations: 

Amanda Jackson, Inspector for Standards and Effectiveness for Computing and eSafety, Havering Education Services

  • Denmark - ‘The thing that they were really interested in were the micro:bits.’
  • VR: 'It can’t ever replace a good trip somewhere, but it can work really well when you have good context’

Dave Smith, Computing & Online Safety Adviser/Business Development Lead, Havering Education Services

  • A UK digital strategy for schools: 'That’s something we desperately need. We need to be driving that in our schools.’
  • Sweden: 'When I went there in 2011 for the first time, in the swedish authority all the students have a laptop of their own and all the students are allowed to install their own programmes.’ 

Soren Anderson, ICT-strategist for the school district of Sandviken, Sweden

  • 'We are a high tech country, but i fell like we missed something on the way.’
  • I think that many of us thought that if we just have everything we need (technically) it would solve every problem, but it didn't’ 

IT Advisor, UAE Ministry of Education 

  • 'We would like our country to be number one in education.’ 
  • 'Our strategy is to enhance education through Emirati schools.'

Jon Tiss, Co-Founder, Show My Homework

  • 'Naimish regular goes out to schools. I still go out to schools. The classroom changes week to week. If you take your finger off the pulse, your’e already outdated.'
  • 'That’s how we started. It was me and him. One developer. In a room with no natural light.'
  1. Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher
  2. Help! The Edtech Podcast is looking out for interns to help us on our mission: theedtechpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested
  3. Collaborate on our LIVE podcast series - we are on the look out for unique venues or complimentary sponsors. 

References: 

Outro:

 

Media Partnership with SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

The Edtech Podcast will attend the seventh annual SXSWedu® Conference & Festival in Austin, March 6-9, 2017 to document the passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders brought together across its four days of programming. As part of our media partnership, listeners can access a $50 discount on tickets by going to http://sxswedu.com/ and entering the code reg-edu-etp_c5173c53f9 at check-out! Shout out @podcastedtech if you're going and use the code :) 

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 96 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!:

‘I am both a listener and a past interviewee on The Edtech Podcast and I can’t recommend it highly enough: it’s an excellent resource.’

Prof. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab - photo in past guests folder

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. 

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/  

10% discount for listeners...

With ever increasing expectations from students and staff alike at universities across the UK, the Accelerating Digital Transformation conference will bring together the best digital specialists in the UK to discuss how technology can enhance the student experience. The event will include a day of best practise and knowledge sharing from peers in HE who are experts on the topic, businesses that facilitate the digitalisation process and individuals who have successfully digitalised their own organisations. It will be a great chance to network, get involved and be ahead of the curve.  Website:http://digitaltransformationhe.co.uk/

Feb 19, 2017

What's in this episode?

  • Quick catch up with Ron Reed at EWF on tips for SXSWedu
  • Longer skype interview with Ron Reed about: 
    • Leading and exiting with an early edtech content business 
    • Liaising with the major content publishers 
    • Dealing with initial hostile audiences for edtech 
    • Changing state law and leading a new wider definition of 'textbooks', more inclusive of digital content & opening up access funding
    • Launching SXSWedu during the financial downturn
    • Advice for new startups
    • New collaborations on work-based learning  
Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher
 
Help! The Edtech Podcast is looking out for interns to help us on our mission: theedtechpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested
 
Collaborate on our LIVE podcast series - we are on the look out for unique venues or complimentary sponsors. 

Announcing Media Partnership with SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

The Edtech Podcast will attend the seventh annual SXSWedu® Conference & Festival in Austin, March 6-9, 2017 to document the passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders brought together across its four days of programming. As part of our media partnership, listeners can access a $50 discount on tickets by going to http://sxswedu.com/ and entering the code reg-edu-etp_c5173c53f9 at check-out! Shout out @podcastedtech if you're going and use the code :) 

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 96 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!:

‘I am both a listener and a past interviewee on The Edtech Podcast and I can’t recommend it highly enough: it’s an excellent resource.’

Prof. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab - photo in past guests folder

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. 

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/  

10% discount for listeners...

With ever increasing expectations from students and staff alike at universities across the UK, the Accelerating Digital Transformation conference will bring together the best digital specialists in the UK to discuss how technology can enhance the student experience. The event will include a day of best practise and knowledge sharing from peers in HE who are experts on the topic, businesses that facilitate the digitalisation process and individuals who have successfully digitalised their own organisations. It will be a great chance to network, get involved and be ahead of the curve.  Website:http://digitaltransformationhe.co.uk/

Feb 19, 2017
  • You can now leave a voicemail for inclusion in the show: https://www.speakpipe.com/TheEdtechPodcast 
  • Don't forget to Sign up to the newsletter :)
  • Enjoy a $50 discount at SXSWedu® with the code: reg-edu-etp_c5173c53f9 
  • Check out an Edtech Podcast EXTRA with SXSWedu exec director Ron Reed about his background in edtech content, publishing and launching the show on the podcast channel

What's in this episode?

  • How does higher education address the fourth digital revolution - is it adapting fast enough?
  • How can technology address some of the challenges around teacher student ratios? 
  • How can we use practical education to re-position different geographies as skills destinations, and reverse the dreaded brain drain? 

Interviews with: 

  • Pratik Dattani, Managing Director, EPG Economic and Strategy Consulting Group & Founder, EIC '17, UK 
  • Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD/PISA, Austria 
  • Justin van Fleet, Chief of Staff to Rt. Honourable Gordon Brown, in the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education/Director of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, USA
  • Mammo Muchie, Research Professor on Innovation and Development, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Michael Kerrison, Director of Educational Innovation and Development, University of London 
  • Dr. Jacob (Yaki) Dayan, Founder & CEO, Edtech Israel 
  • Raman Talwar, CEO & Founder Director, Simulanis, India 
  • Charles McIntyre, CEO, IBIS Capital, Co-Founder EdTechX 
  • Cederik Haverbeke, co-founder and CTO of Edorble 
Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher
 
Help! The Edtech Podcast is looking out for interns to help us on our mission: theedtechpodcast@gmail.com if you are interested
 
Collaborate on our LIVE podcast series - we are on the look out for unique venues or complimentary sponsors. 

References: 

Join us at Edspace, March 2nd: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/1-mile-project-launch-tickets-31751931883

Announcing Media Partnership with SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

The Edtech Podcast will attend the seventh annual SXSWedu® Conference & Festival in Austin, March 6-9, 2017 to document the passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders brought together across its four days of programming. As part of our media partnership, listeners can access a $50 discount on tickets by going to http://sxswedu.com/ and entering the code reg-edu-etp_c5173c53f9 at check-out! Shout out @podcastedtech if you're going and use the code :) 

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 96 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!:

‘I am both a listener and a past interviewee on The Edtech Podcast and I can’t recommend it highly enough: it’s an excellent resource.’

Prof. Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab  - photo in past guests folder

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. 

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/  

10% discount for listeners...

With ever increasing expectations from students and staff alike at universities across the UK, the Accelerating Digital Transformation conference will bring together the best digital specialists in the UK to discuss how technology can enhance the student experience. The event will include a day of best practise and knowledge sharing from peers in HE who are experts on the topic, businesses that facilitate the digitalisation process and individuals who have successfully digitalised their own organisations. It will be a great chance to network, get involved and be ahead of the curve.  Website:http://digitaltransformationhe.co.uk/

Feb 12, 2017

What's in this episode?

This week we have we’re in conversation with everyone from Pearson, The Bookseller, Edtech Exchange, Oxford University Press, Assembly, the Audio Book Publishers Association, Kortext, recorded at ‘Edtech for publishers’ at FutureBook '16, asking questions such as:

  1. What can edtech and publishers offer one another?

  2. Can two distinct business cultures meet in the middle or not?

  3. Is there a short term cost financially to publishers who are embracing edtech?

  4. Outside of content, what are the infrastructure considerations on edtech for publishers across data, and good connectivity

  5. What challenges do the financial squeezes in education and some difficult edtech business models present?

     

A big thank you to The Bookseller, Future Book and Edtech Exchange who worked on The Edtech for Publishers event together, and if you like this episode you might be tempted to also check out episode 37 on textbooks vs. technology. 

Sample Quotes 

1) Andrew Keen author
'Wake up and understand that finally, you can learn what your
consumer wants'
'Digital and Paper: You cannot do one without the other'
2) Philip Jones editor at the Bookseller
'Lots of startups coming in, lots of opportunities, lots of disturbance in the force. Education publishers are worried that there will be some change down the line that they don't see early enough.'
 
3) George Burgess, founder of Gojimo and the EdTech Exchange
'Big publishers seek in edtech innovation, outsourcing of
risks, and opportunity to learn from it'
 
4) Tom Hall. (Former) VP Tech and Digital at Pearson
 
 
'It's still a messy industry: pricing, market revenues and getting your content ready are the main issues'
 
Don't forget to subscribe to The Edtech Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher

References: 

Andrew Keen, entrepreneur and author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Keen ; http://www.ajkeen.com ; https://twitter.com/ajkeen

Philip Jones, Editor at The Bookseller: http://www.thebookseller.com ; https://twitter.com/philipdsjones?lang=en ; jones@thebookseller.com

George Burgess, founder of Gojimo and the EdTech Exchange:

https://twitter.com/burgesg?lang=en ; george@gojimo.co.uk

Gojimo: http://www.gojimo.com

The Edtech Exchange: http://edtech.exchange 

Tom Hall. VP Technology and Digital at Pearson (no longer at Pearson): https://twitter.com/tomjhall?lang=en

Pearson:

http://www.pearsoned.com ; https://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/global/

Imogen Poole. Area sales manager for Africa and the Caribbean Oxford University Press

https://twitter.com/imogenpoole

Oxford University Press: https://global.oup.com/?cc=tw

Kate Worlock, VP & Lead Analyst Outsell: https://www.outsellinc.com/team/kate-worlock ; https://twitter.com/outsellkate?lang=en

Outsell Inc.: https://www.outsellinc.com

BUSUU: https://www.busuu.com

Caroline Wright, Director General at the British Educational Suppliers Association: https://twitter.com/cjpwright ; https://www.besa.org.uk

Emma Barnes, CEO Bibliocloud & Snowbooks: http://bibliocloud.com ; https://twitter.com/has_many_books ; https://twitter.com/bibliocloud ; http://snowbooks.com ; https://twitter.com/snowbooks?lang=en

UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk

Joshua Perry Director at Assembly: https://twitter.com/bringmoredata?lang=en ; http://blog.assembly.education/author/josh/ ; https://twitter.com/Assembly_Edu

James Gray, CEO, Kortext: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesgray1/ ; http://www.kortext.com

Michelle Cobb, Executive Director of the US Audio Publishers Association: https://www.audiopub.org/education/sound-learning ; mcobb@audiopub.org 

Ali Muirden, Creative content Ltd.: http://www.creativecontentdigital.com ; https://twitter.com/CCTheLowdown

Catherine Allen, Immersive Media specialist, Lyristic: https://twitter.com/_catherineallen?lang=en ; http://www.catherineallen.uk ; https://twitter.com/_CatherineAllen 

BBC Taster: http://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/projects/easter-rising-voice-of-a-rebel

John Cromie: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/johncromie ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchpress ;

Futurebook 16: http://www.thebookseller.com/tags-futurebook/futurebook-16

 

Announcing Media Partnership with SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

The Edtech Podcast will attend the seventh annual SXSWedu® Conference & Festival in Austin, March 6-9, 2017 to document the passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders brought together across its four days of programming. As part of our media partnership, listeners can access a $50 discount on tickets by going to http://sxswedu.com/ and entering the code reg-edu-etp_c5173c53f9 at check-out! Shout out @podcastedtech if you're going and use the code :) 

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 96 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!:

@dotsandspaces
'Great podcast, excellent presenter, brilliant guests and lots of takeaways each week.'

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. 

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/  

10% discount for listeners...

With ever increasing expectations from students and staff alike at universities across the UK, the Accelerating Digital Transformation conference will bring together the best digital specialists in the UK to discuss how technology can enhance the student experience. The event will include a day of best practise and knowledge sharing from peers in HE who are experts on the topic, businesses that facilitate the digitalisation process and individuals who have successfully digitalised their own organisations. It will be a great chance to network, get involved and be ahead of the curve.  Website:http://digitaltransformationhe.co.uk/

Feb 4, 2017
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  • Enjoy a $50 discount at SXSWedu® with the code: reg-edu-etp_c5173c53f9 

What's in this episode?

  1. Announcing an official media partnership with the SXSWedu® Conference & Festival
  2. In conversation with Richard Taylor, UK-based angel-investor in c.12 edtech start ups
  3. Recorded at Bett, you’ll hear what Taylor believes are:
    1. The 3 lessons for edtech success
    2. What he thinks of accelerators, distributors and teacher pension schemes
    3. And why he thinks part of our latest obsession with coding is a red herring.

Sample Quotes (@dick_taylor)

 

 

  • Investing in early stage start ups is like a horse race. Only the horse race takes seven years and half of them you need to take out and shoot.
  • Sometimes you make money but actually the better lesson is when you lose money.
  • When I first started in education i didn't really care what it was or if it had any impact. If it made money that was all I really cared about.
  • The ones that are more likely to be successful are the ones that have a teacher in the founding team
  • 'When schools buy or use edtech there is a big cost, but also a big opportunity cost.’
  • 'Schools buy million pounds worth of stuff pretty much how the local football club buy sausage rolls for their fundraising night' 


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References:

 

 

Announcing Media Partnership with SXSWedu® Conference & Festival

The Edtech Podcast will attend the seventh annual SXSWedu® Conference & Festival in Austin, March 6-9, 2017 to document the passionate and diverse community of education stakeholders brought together across its four days of programming. As part of our media partnership, listeners can access a $50 discount on tickets by going to http://sxswedu.com/ and entering the code reg-edu-etp_c5173c53f9 at check-out! Shout out @podcastedtech if you're going and use the code :) 

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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. 

 

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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/  

10% discount for listeners...

With ever increasing expectations from students and staff alike at universities across the UK, the Accelerating Digital Transformation conference will bring together the best digital specialists in the UK to discuss how technology can enhance the student experience. The event will include a day of best practise and knowledge sharing from peers in HE who are experts on the topic, businesses that facilitate the digitalisation process and individuals who have successfully digitalised their own organisations. It will be a great chance to network, get involved and be ahead of the curve.  Website:http://digitaltransformationhe.co.uk/

Jan 29, 2017

Recorded LIVE at Bett 2017 with Sophie Deen, Detective Dot (@detectivedot), Dr Jess Wade, Imperial College (@jesswade), and Jennifer Gratton, Make:Do (@make_do_space)

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What's in this episode?

  1. Resources, funding and inspiration for teachers looking to do more cross curricular work on science and creativity
  2. Career paths for young people looking to engage in science and creativity
  3. Broadening mainstream media depictions or lack of them re: lab technicians, engineers and coders.

Quotes: 

Sophie Deen, Detective Dot (@detectivedot)

‘I’m a commitment phone so I hate describing myself as any one thing’

'I was talking to people this week about how amazing it would be if Eastenders got a coder or an engineer.’

‘I think we all need to have training on our unconscious bias’ because we all have them.’

'I don’t get on well with traditional education systems. but all kids and all people love stories.’

Dr Jess Wade, Imperial College (@jesswade)

'Get people working on something that isn’t just blowing people up or playing a computer game.'

'Film industry and gaming. they are really struggling to recruit the right graduates. But you have the lovely investment banks looking to recruit you from day one'

‘All art galleries have an integrated and in depth chemistry centre.’

 

‘I did an art foundation before starting my physics degree. Being able to think in this creative visual way has definitely helped.’

Jennifer Gratton, Make:Do (@make_do_space)

 

‘As a D&T teacher I’d have kids turn around to me and say why are we writing this is not an english lesson.’

 

 

 

 

Charter schools are really taking a stance to make their education more relevant to the communities that they are in

'What can schools do to start making this a reality? Give their teachers more authority. Give them time.'

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References:

Sophie Deen, Detective Dot (@detectivedot)

Dr Jess Wade, Imperial College (@jesswade)

Jennifer Gratton, Make:Do (@make_do_space)

Women in science and engineering (https://twitter.com/@thewisecampaign

Tinkering school (https://twitter.com/TinkeringSchool

Project ember (https://twitter.com/proj_ember)

Lord Bilimoria, Founder of cobra beer, (https://twitter.com/Lord_Bilimoria)

Big life fix (https://twitter.com/biglifefix

Royal opera house/ballet (https://twitter.com/RoyalOperaHouse

http://www.roh.org.uk/insights/insights-gravity-and-grace-the-physics-of-ballet 

Institute of physics (https://twitter.com/PhysicsNews

Justine Greening (https://twitter.com/JustineGreening)

Imogen Heap (https://twitter.com/imogenheap)

Bjork  (https://twitter.com/bjork)

Code club (https://twitter.com/CodeClub)

Scratch (https://twitter.com/scratch)

National gallery lab with royal society of chemistry 

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/ks5-workshop-chemistry-and-art-22-february-2017 

https://twitter.com/nationalgallery

https://twitter.com/RoySocChem 

Gaver Tully (https://twitter.com/gever)

SF Brightworks (https://twitter.com/SFbrightworks

Into film (https://twitter.com/intofilm_edu

Double negative (https://twitter.com/dneg

Marcus du Sautoy (https://twitter.com/MarcusduSautoy)

Sir Ken Robinson (https://twitter.com/SirKenRobinson)

Project H (https://twitter.com/ProjectHDesign

Realm Charter School (https://twitter.com/RealmCharter

Emily Piloton - Ted Talk https://t.co/Ixt6m9kusr 

Primary Engineer https://twitter.com/primaryengineer 

Royal academy of engineering (https://twitter.com/RAEngNews)

Ingenius: https://communities.theiet.org/groups/blogpost/view/31/329/3957 

Subscribe:

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Co-curated takeover episodes
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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. 

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/  

10% discount for listeners...

With ever increasing expectations from students and staff alike at universities across the UK, the Accelerating Digital Transformation conference will bring together the best digital specialists in the UK to discuss how technology can enhance the student experience. The event will include a day of best practise and knowledge sharing from peers in HE who are experts on the topic, businesses that facilitate the digitalisation process and individuals who have successfully digitalised their own organisations. It will be a great chance to network, get involved and be ahead of the curve.  Website:http://digitaltransformationhe.co.uk/

Jan 23, 2017

What's in this week's episode?

Content:

  1. BYOD vs 1 to 1 initiatives with Surface  
  2. Using technology to do the heavy lifting and save time on resources, feedback and data
  3. Using a flipped approach for staff, students, governors and parents –
  4. Plus more on Leadership, planning and serving your students

Alan Crawford, Vice Principal, Shireland Collegiate Academy

  • Reading about emotional intelligence is something I find really interesting
  • Our whole academy is built on Office 365

Sir Mark Grundy, Headteacher, Shireland Collegiate Academy, @sirmarkgrundy, quotes:

  • We’ve created a system which frees hours and hours and hours of staff time
  • At the risk of putting myself out of favour with the photocopying industry…what most schools do, is photocopy the world. It’s not an economic way of delivering learning.
  • I’m stubborn in that I won’t accept that technology should force our processes to change. We are your best and worst place to pilot anything.
  • What you can’t do is build all sorts of technology benefits on top of chaos.
  • Not enough schools are stubborn around the processes of learning and school improvement and school management.
  • I have a problem with BringYourOwnDevice. It’s just chaos, utter chaos!
  • The depth of scrutiny we now get from our trustees is at a level I’ve never seen
  • I think technology is just such a great lever for support and change and it’s a great leveller
  • I expect the leadership team to serve the staff and the kids. I don’t expect the staff to serve the leadership team.
  • Do our staff feel pressured? Yes they do. Do they feel accountable? Yes they do. Do I think they feel well supported by us? Yes, I think they do.
  • We have pushed our staff to put try and do a more evidence based analysis of what they do
  • My experience in the DFE at the moment is they are genuinely looking at how to do things differently.
  • I was hugely impressed. She spoke about a different landscape. She touched on the sort of skills our young people need. Every conversation has involved how do we harness the power of technology

Attending Bett? Meet Alan Crawford, Vice Principal, and Sir Mark Grundy, Headteacher, both at Shireland Collegiate Academy at Bett 2017. Register here

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

You can also check out more at the Microsoft UK Schools Blog,#TheFeed and Twitter.

Extras: 

Questions for Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD - email me theedtechpodcast@gmail.com 

Like the FB page here

References: 

  • Office MIX/Office 365 for Education

http://www.mixforteachers.com/uploads/5/0/2/4/50241791/office_mix_help_guide_final.pdf

https://twitter.com/officemixteam

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/education/products/office/default.aspx 

https://twitter.com/office365 

  • Matt Woodruff Coscole

https://twitter.com/themattwoodruff 

http://www.coscole.com/partners

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/themattwoodruff

  • Anoop Gupta

https://www.linkedin.com/in/guptaanoop

https://www.facebook.com/teloapp/

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/ex-microsoft-exec-anoop-guptas-new-startup-is-rethinking-messaging-by-empowering-recipients/

  • David Irish, Associate Principal, Shireland

https://twitter.com/DavidIrishSCA 

  • Teacher Toolkit

www.theteachertoolkit.com/

https://twitter.com/TeacherToolkit 

  • Dylan William

www.dylanwiliam.org/

https://twitter.com/dylanwiliam

  • Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman

http://www.danielgoleman.info/topics/emotional-intelligence/

https://twitter.com/DanielGolemanEI 

 

  • Jonathan Bishop, Broadclyst - they are doing amazing stuff with the kids in their school

https://twitter.com/broadclyst 

  • School 21 in London – AI on revision: School 21 in London has got some cracking stuff around their thematic delivery

www.school21.org.uk

https://twitter.com/school21_uk

  • Mike Parker – Director Schools North East

https://twitter.com/mikeparker_sne

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-parker-a074929

  • Microsoft Schools – putting in contact with other schools internationally.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/school-leaders/showcase-schools/default.aspx

https://twitter.com/microsoft_edu 

  • Nicky Morgan/EEF - research schools,

https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/our-work/research-schools/ 

 

  • Institute of effective education university of York, Nikky Jones (Nicola Jones)

http://thelearningbank.co.uk/shireland/researchSchool.html

http://www.york.ac.uk/iee/  

 https://twitter.com/rs_network 

  • Lord Jim Knight

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jimpknight

https://twitter.com/jimpknight

  • Justine Greening

https://twitter.com/JustineGreening

https://www.justinegreening.co.uk/ 

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.  

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/ 

 

 

Get a 10% discount for the Digital Transformation event (H.E), this March: http://digitaltransformationhe.co.uk/ 

 

Jan 15, 2017

Thank you to this week's sponsors KUBO Robot and Cubetto from Primo Toys. 

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What's in this episode?

Content:

This week, we’ve got a fascinating chat with Hannah Wilson - a powerhouse in the UK education scene. Hannah has just kicked off her new role as Headteacher Designate of Aureus School, part of the GLF multi academy trust network of over 21 schools in the south of England. Aureus is a brand new school in Oxfordshire which starts in September this year, with a focus on STEAM and collaboration with the community. Hannah also takes on the role of regional director for the Oxfordshire hub and is actively recruiting for the school at the time of publishing this episode. Many of you will also know Hannah as the co-founder of WomenEd, a grass roots network aimed to empower women in the UK education scene which has now launched internationally and most recently in the US. You will also want to check out BAMEEd which launched this week with the aim at increasing diversity. Finally, Hannah’s previous role was as the Professional Learning Consultant Leader at Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance where she was responsible for the CPD needs of thousands of educators.

In this podcast episode, we talk about

  1. Gender equality in education leadership
  2. Launching an edtech community space at the Aureus school
  3. Raising awareness of DFE support and resources
  4. Where Hannah gets her confidence from
  5. Suggested reads and additional leadership networks for educators

 Sample Quotes: 

Apps:
‘It’s a bit wood for the trees.’
How much contact do you actually have with the schools on what they need?

'I think the focus on coding and computing is great. I want to make sure it is integrated and meaningful. I think having life briefs with industry is very useful. to bring value to the community.

‘I’m a massive advocate in technology, but on the flip side the most powerful presentations are the one where you speak from the heart’

Retention:

‘We are not looking at other professions on how to retain and develop staff.’

'The highest percentage of people leaving the education system, are women between the ages of 30 and 39. We’ve got all these qualified women, teachers, who aren’t in the system. Why can’t we create flexible roles to get them back into the profession?'

Thank you to this week's sponsors - KUBO Robot and Primo Toys: 

KUBO Robot is the world's first puzzle-based coding robot for pre-school and primary school. Support their crowdfunding campaign and save $179 with the EdTech Podcast. Go to bit.ly/EdTechKUBO (link live from Tuesday 17th 8.15am UK time). 

 

Heading to Bett Show 2017 this year?

Visit us at Bett, stand E48 for exciting talks, demos, and workshops on computational thinking for early year education.

Learning to code in early years is fundamental. Cubetto is the award winning coding toy that makes it easy for both students and educators to introduce computational thinking in the classroom, with an instant solution that’s fun to play, easy to integrate, and already used by educators in over 90 countries.

Come meet us at stand E48, and register for updates on www.Primotoys.com/bett2017   

Extras: 

Host a school visit from Seoul: theedtechpodcast@gmail.com

Get a 10% discount for the Digital Transformation event: http://digitaltransformationhe.co.uk/ 

Like the FB page here

References: 

https://twitter.com/Miss_Wilsey 

http://www.womened.org/

http://www.aureusschool.org/ 

DFE coaching pledge: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/women-leading-in-education-become-a-coach 

Women’s leadership alliance
http://www.dcrcoc.org/wla 

DFE
https://twitter.com/educationgovuk 
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education 

SLTchat

https://twitter.com/SLTchat 

Martin Post

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/martin-post 


Dame Kate Dethridge
http://schoolsweek.co.uk/kate-dethridge/ 
https://twitter.com/DethridgeKate 


SAT conference - challenges and solutions hannah wilson
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womened-teach-first-leadmeet-for-iwd17-london-tickets-28415967925 
Teach first
https://www.teachfirst.org.uk 
https://twitter.com/TeachFirst 

Cracking India  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracking_India

Wide Sargasso Sea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Sargasso_Sea

Ama Ata Aidoo - GHANA playwright
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama_Ata_Aidoo 


Paradise - Booker Prize, UKC in Kent
https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/englishatkent/2015/12/18/professor-abdulrazak-gurnah-appointed-as-a-man-booker-prize-2016-judge/ 
https://twitter.com/UniKentEnglish 

Sue Bishop Music Merton Foundation / Royal Albert Hall
http://www.mmf.org.uk

GLF
http://www.glfschools.org 


Heads round table
https://twitter.com/HeadsRoundtable 
https://headteachersroundtable.wordpress.com

Academies Show   
www.academiesshow.london 

Science Parks, Oxfordshire
http://www.oxfordsp.com 

Nick Corston, SteamCo
www.steamco.org.uk/the-team/
https://twitter.com/nickcorston 

Jaz Ampaw-Farr

https://twitter.com/jazampawfarr 

School 21
https://school21.net/ 
https://twitter.com/school21_uk 

Future Leaders
http://www.futureleaders.org 
https://www.linkedin.com/company/future-leaders-charitable-trust

James Toop
https://twitter.com/jtoop?lang=en 

Ashoka Schools
https://www.ashoka.org/en/program/changemaker-schools

Staff room

http://staffrm.io/stories/popular 

http://staffrm.io/@helenamarsh/jkoMzBxFMP 

Malcolm Gladwell - the connector
http://gladwell.com/are-you-a-connector/ 
https://twitter.com/gladwell 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/malcolm-gladwell-42747687

Independent thinking
www.independent-thinking.com 
https://twitter.com/IT_Connects 
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2296789/profile 

Naked Teaching - down tools - “The Teaching Naked Cycle: Technology Is a Tool, but Psychology Is the New Pedagogy”

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/will-you-take-part-naked-teaching-day 

Maya Angelou
https://twitter.com/DrMayaAngelou 
mayaangelou.com 

Khaled Hossein - Kite Runner
khaledhosseini.com  
https://twitter.com/khaledhosseini 


Nelson Mandela
https://twitter.com/NelsonMandela 
https://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/page/biography

John Thomsett
https://johntomsett.com 
https://twitter.com/johntomsett?lang=en

Helena Marsh
https://twitter.com/HelenaMarsh81 
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/helena-marsh-4160b13a
staffrm.io/@helenamarsh 

Tom Sherrington
https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tom-sherrington 


Kesia Featherstone
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kesia-featherstone-54199b53

Nikky Graham
https://twitter.com/nikki_graham  
https://nikkigrahamtranix.com/blog/
- she has really helped shape me as a leader

I’ve met so many people through womened.
Benny Bonsu
http://bennybonsu.com 
https://twitter.com/msbennybonsu?lang=en

 

I really respect the men who are supporting feminists.

Justin Trudeau
https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau 
https://www.liberal.ca/rt-hon-justin-trudeau 


Emma Watson
https://twitter.com/EmmaWatson 

Michelle Obama - she is an absolute powerhouse!
https://www.twitter.com/michelleobama 
https://www.instagram.com/michelleobama

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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 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/ 

 

 

Jan 11, 2017

What's in this episode?

10% of the population are estimated to be dyslexic. That means that for every ten of your colleagues, or ten of your students, or ten of your relatives or friends, on average, 1 has dyslexia. In the work place, the law stipulates that you must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to accommodate the needs of dyslexics. That might mean managing overloading environments such as open plan offices, adjusting intranets or screens so that they are less stimulating, allowing for longer time periods for organisation or kicking off a dyslexia mentoring scheme within your place of work. But what is being done before work, in schools, colleges, and Universities to move the national dialogue to one which celebrates neuro-diversity at the earliest moment and supports Dyslexic learners?

This episode features the full interview with Mike Tholfsen, Microsoft Education in conversation about: 

  • Microsoft’s Learning Tools, OneNote and Class Notebook features for Dyslexic learners and the story behind how this came to fruition 
  • An efficacy pilot study between the BDA, Microsoft and Knowl Hill School in the UK on improving dyslexic learner outcomes
  • Playing the banjo, the Seattle music scene and coming to Bett

Don't forget to check out the solo interview with Dr Saunders  on The Edtech Podcast feed for extra insights. 

Quotes: 

 

'In the US, on average you will see four levels of reading in one class.’  

'Learning tools hit the right note, we saw the right responses. It's not just about accessibility, but also about empowering everyone.'

- Mike Tholfsen, Microsoft Education

Attending Bett? Meet Dr Kate Saunders and Mike Tholfsen from Microsoft Education at the Microsoft Village at Bett 2017. Register here

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

References:

Mike Tholfsen, Principal Product Manager, OneNote at Microsoft

https://twitter.com/mtholfsen

https://twitter.com/onenoteedu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/miketholfsen

https://twitter.com/microsoft_edu 

Microsoft Hackathon:

https://news.microsoft.com/features/microsoft-hackathon-2015-winner-extends-onenote-to-improve-learning-outcomes-for-students/#sm.00019w17d92dpcxszfw12flf8329l 

OneNote/Learning Tools:

https://www.onenote.com/learningtools

ReadAloud app:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/readaloud/9wzdncrdn3ms

Bett: 

http://www.bettshow.com/ 

ISTE Conference, San Antonio

https://conference.iste.org/2017/

Alan November

https://twitter.com/globalearner 

 

Subscribe:

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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. 

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Next week:

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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/  

 

Jan 10, 2017

What's in this episode?

10% of the population are estimated to be dyslexic. That means that for every ten of your colleagues, or ten of your students, or ten of your relatives or friends, on average, 1 has dyslexia. In the work place, the law stipulates that you must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to accommodate the needs of dyslexics. That might mean managing overloading environments such as open plan offices, adjusting intranets or screens so that they are less stimulating, allowing for longer time periods for organisation or kicking off a dyslexia mentoring scheme within your place of work. But what is being done before work, in schools, colleges, and Universities to move the national dialogue to one which celebrates neuro-diversity at the earliest moment and supports Dyslexic learners?

This episode features the full interview with Dr Kate Saunders, CEO, The British Dyslexia Association in conversation about: 

  • Tools and coping strategies for dyslexic learners
  • What resources, training and funding is available for teachers working with dyslexic learners
  • An efficacy pilot study between the BDA, Microsoft and Knowl Hill School in the UK on improving dyslexic learner outcomes
  • Dr Kate Saunders' own inspirations and tools as a dyslexic 

Don't forget to check out the solo interview with Mike Tholfsen on The Edtech Podcast feed for extra insights. 

Quotes: 

‘If they can’t learn the way you teach, can you teach the way they learn’?  

'Everybody who teaches in the educational system teaches dyslexic people.'

- Dr Kate Saunders, CEO, The British Dyslexia Association

 

Attending Bett? Meet Dr Kate Saunders and Mike Tholfsen from Microsoft Education at the Microsoft Village at Bett 2017. Register here

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

 

References:

Kate Saunders, Chief Executive Officer at British Dyslexia Association

https://twitter.com/drkatesaunders

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-saunders-90a3bb7b

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/services/quality-mark

Help with connecting young people to the BDA through tech:

https://bdatech.org

helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk 

http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/page/access-work-0

Dr. Margaret Newton, Aston University, Birmingham

http://www.aston.ac.uk

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/57772807694246042/ 

AA Gill:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._A._Gill 

Subscribe:

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Sponsorship:

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1000+ listeners from 96 countries each week
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Co-curated takeover episodes
International pop-ups and LIVE podcast recording events
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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:

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/  

 

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