Welcome to this Christmas/Seasonal bonus episode examining evidence-based EdTech in toys for children and young people.
Featuring two hosts from the EDUCATE Ventures Research team, founder Rose Luckin and former headteacher and Chief Education Advisor Karine George, this seasonal special looks at a number of EdTech must-have toys and the questions that should be asked of them by any parent and carer looking to spend their money wisely.
Toys are tools of play, and the educational toy market is booming. Below you can find our list of questions to ask of the technology. Head to our website for details of the toys/models in question to help you hunt down the best deals across the holiday season and whenever you are thinking about EdTech across the rest of the year.
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Welcome to this first episode in a series produced by Professor Rose Luckin's EDUCATE Ventures Research, exploring 'Evidence-Based EdTech', and hosted on The Edtech Podcast.
This mini-series connects, combines, and highlights leading expertise and opinion from the worlds of EdTech, AI, Research, and Education, helping teachers, learners, and technology developers get to grips with ethical learning tools that are led by the evidence.
For this episode we examine the presence of EdTech in schools, looking at how we judge whether the tech ‘works’ or not. We explore what makes for good evidence, why contextual use is significant, and how school CPD, infrastructure development, and staff capacity building are vital to making the most of the tools at our disposal.
We are chatting to:
Can our schools operate as testbeds for emerging technology, and is this an ethical or beneficial use of class time? Why is an evidence-led investment and regulatory ecosystem so important? What is a ‘research mindset’ for aspiring technology developers, and do users even care about the evidence?
We'll be asking:
Thank you to SMART Technologies for sponsoring this episode, and for supporting the Evidence-Based EdTech series on the EdTech Podcast
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Show Notes and References
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