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The Edtech Podcast gets behind the personalities in global education innovation & edtech. Join 4000+ listeners each week, from 145 countries, to hear from educators across early years, schools, higher, further & vocational education, corporate training, plus investors, startups, big tech, Government and students. Also, regular insights from interviews, events, and LIVE podcasts. Series inc. Future Tech for Education, The Voctech Podcast & Edu4.0
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Sep 28, 2020

Welcome to the latest episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help. 

A big shout out to Bett for supporting this series, to Aruba for supporting this episode.

What's in this episode?

Innovation can sometimes feel esoteric. Yet, without it where would we be? Endlessly plodding perhaps… 

In this episode, we are talking innovation with guests from Dubai, Brazil, Singapore and the U.K.

Expect ideas on how to build the team around you to take new ideas forward, how to create the space for innovation, and ways to measure impact, including, “how much time have I saved?” 

You can follow the conversation using #edtechpod and #Bett2021.

People

 

Show Notes and References  

You can find links to any references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast.

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.

Sep 17, 2020

What's in this episode?

This week’s bonus episode is a LIVE recording featuring a discussion I hosted at the FROG20 conference in August with two school leaders talking about how they kept calm and carried on during 2020. Stay listening in if you’re facing the rest of 2020 and feeling like you need a boost or some extra ideas on how to manage the madness.

People

  • Sophie Bailey, Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Nick House, Headteacher at Greenshaw High School | Twitter: @GreenshawHigh
  • Kate Wragg, Deputy Headteacher at Education and Leadership Trust, and Teacher of Computing and (Cross Trust lead on E-learning and E-safety) | Twitter: @MrsKateWragg

Show Notes and References  

Check out 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.

Sep 9, 2020

What's in this episode?

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the student experience. This first episode in the second season of our "The Edge" series, supported by Salesforce.Org, is all about the campus reopening and how to best support both the institution and students during this time.

Four guests share ideas around contact tracing, wellbeing, hybrid teaching and learning, and innovative student experience. Expect synchronous student cooking classes with a Michelin star chef, musings on student numbers and a changed admissions landscape, and technology investments made to support students and faculty long-term. 

You can follow the conversation using #EdtechEdge and #edtechpod.

People

Show Notes and References  

Check out 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. 

Sep 7, 2020

A peek into our new HigherEd series, with Salesforce.Org. This series takes a fresh look at higher education and digital transformation.

Clips used in this trailer to "set the scene" of HigherEd in 2020;

  • Iain Harper, Head of Digital, Oxford University Business School, Digital Transformation at the World's Oldest University @ Salesforce Higher Ed Summit 
  • Audio of U.K Student protests over A-Level exam results in 2020, YouTube
  • WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announcing COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020
  • CBS Boston report, Trump administration reverses policy on international students studying in the U.S, YouTube
  • BBC Newsnight, How are exam results being calculated this year? Clip with Sam Freedman, former Department of Education Advisor 
  • BBC Newsnight, How are exam results being calculated this year? Clip with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Reading University, Professor Parveen Yaqoob
  • July 30th 2020, Arizona State University Weekly Briefing on Campus Reentry plan with University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins
  • Chris Headleand, Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln, on The Edtech Podcast 
  • HEPI & select committee webinars with Michelle Donelan MP, Minister for Universities

The Edge: Accelerating Higher Education, is the second season from The Edtech Podcast, supported by Salesforce.org, and exploring the intersection of higher education and digital transformation. 

You can follow the conversation using #EdTechEdge and #edtechpod and subscribe by searching for The Edtech Podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever else you listen.

Salesforce.org is the social impact centre of Salesforce focused on partnering with the global community of change-makers. They provide access to powerful technology that empowers change-makers to build a better world. Salesforce.org’s Education Cloud gives Higher Education institutions a single, shared view of students, alumni and staff in an integrated CRM platform to create personalised experiences at scale - transforming learner engagements into lifelong relationships. 

Sep 3, 2020

What's in this episode?

A pre-COVID workplace learning technology chat.

In this episode we throwback to a past recording at Reimagine Education in December 2019, where we were in pre-COVID times chatting about the power of workplace learning technology in our Voctech Podcast LIVE session. You will hear about:

  • setting courageous goals
  • going from training to learning culture and,
  • designing your learning day.

People

Show Notes and References  

Check out 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.

Aug 31, 2020

What's in this episode?

The next in our mini-series on the edtech demonstrator programme in England, this time with a focus on back to school and college. Lots of tips on continuity of learning, plus peer to peer and wellbeing support. 

Also in this episode, Fergus Bruce of Sublime talking us through this week’s guest blog and Caroline Wright of BESA with some events news. And finally, Charlie James of edtech demonstrator college, Basingstoke College of Technology, on from learner to learning technologist and blasted resits. 

Bonne Chance listeners! 

People

Show Notes and References  

Check out 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.

Aug 23, 2020

What's in this episode?

This week’s episode shares the work of edtech demonstrator schools and colleges in England. The EdTech Demonstrator Programme is a network of schools and colleges across England who exhibit effective practice in the use of technology. The Demonstrator Schools and Colleges involved in the programme provide professional development and support, focusing initially on supporting the effective delivery of remote teaching practices to schools and colleges across the country.

In this episode, guided by Kriss Baird, London Regional Lead - Dfe EdTech Demonstrators Programme, you’ll hear about

• Ideas to support senior leaders and educators as schools manage social distancing in the school or college learning context.

• Consolidating online support for those students unable to return to schools and colleges

• Building on progress made with remote learning

• And, Ensuring the momentum for strategic change in the use of technology is maintained in the autumn term and beyond

Plus, Dr. Vicki Cameron, Chief Education Officer, PeopleBench, on our guest blog...

People

Show Notes and References  

Check out 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.

Aug 14, 2020

What's in this episode?

This week’s episode is all about some of the immediate responses to training through technology in the wake of COVID-19. You’ll hear from professionals in both early years and further education, on how they engaged learners, helped support rapid training of the workforce and the long term positive impact. We talk about funding, contextualising content, and the spirit of generosity and giving during the age of COVID. Enjoy!

Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here.

You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech.

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Nia Brodrick, Project Coordinator, ColegauCymru / Colleges Wales | Twitter: @NiaBrodrickCC; @ColegauCymru
  • Annabel Hardy-King, Projects Director, PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) | Twitter: @paceychildcare
  • Claire Protheroe, National Manager for Wales, PACEY

 

Show Notes and References  

Check out 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.

Jul 29, 2020

Welcome to the third episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help. 

A big shout out to Bett for supporting this series, to HP for supporting this episode, and to our fantastic guests for making this episode so insightful.

What's in this episode?

This week, we are chatting to Bett’s Global Education Council, getting to grips with the council’s manifesto set in January and the way COVID has impacted the manifesto ideals and how urgently they are implemented. Our guests reflect on how the pause given by the pandemic has allowed an opportunity to teach back better and how this can be achieved.

You can follow the conversation using #edtechpod and #Bett2021.

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Jose Papa, Chairman, Bett Global Education Council and Co-founder, Trace Academia | Twitter: @Bett_show
  • Eric C. Abrams, Chief Inclusion Officer, Stanford University Graduate School of Education | Twitter: @StanfordEd
  • Ilse Howling, Chairman, Education Development Trust | Twitter: @IlseHowling; @EdDevTrust
  • Ger Graus, Global Director of Education, KidZania | Twitter: @GrausGer
  • Paolo Dal Santo, the HP Education lead for Europe, Middle-East and Africa | Twitter: @paolodalsanto; @HP
  • Listener Contributors:

 

Show Notes and References  

You can find the link to the manifesto and other references from the episode in our show notes: https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast.

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.

Jul 24, 2020

What's in this episode?

This episode looks at the early careers space and delves into the response for young people going into the world of work, amidst the pandemic. You will hear from investors, entrepreneurs and graduate interns all interested in innovation around young people, skills development and employment in the age of Covid-19.

With internships, apprenticeships, and traditional volunteering opportunities all closing down to some extent; what opportunity is there to support young people better, and through the use of technology? We discuss this and more.

Plus,  a message from the writer of our latest blog post, Richard Pettey, 'Advancing technology education in rural high schools across America'.

Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here.

You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech.

Enjoy!

People

 

Show Notes and References  

Check out 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.

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