The EdTech Podcast: #57

THE EDTECH PODCAST: A BI-WEEKLY AIRING OF EDTECH INTERVIEWS, TRENDS AND NEWS FROM @SOPH_BAILEY.

#57 - EdTech Trends at Bett 2017 (1/3)

Feb 27th 2017

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


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The EdTech Podcast: #56

THE EDTECH PODCAST: A BI-WEEKLY AIRING OF EDTECH INTERVIEWS, TRENDS AND NEWS FROM @SOPH_BAILEY.

#56 - EXTRA with ron reed, Exec Director, SXSWedu

Feb 19th 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  


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The EdTech Podcast: #55

THE EDTECH PODCAST: A BI-WEEKLY AIRING OF EDTECH INTERVIEWS, TRENDS AND NEWS FROM @SOPH_BAILEY.

#55 - on Education, Skills & the 4th Industrial Revolution

Feb 19th 2017

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 

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The EdTech Podcast: #54

THE EDTECH PODCAST: A BI-WEEKLY AIRING OF EDTECH INTERVIEWS, TRENDS AND NEWS FROM @SOPH_BAILEY.

#54 - EDTECH FOR PUBLISHERS' RECORDED AT FUTUREBOOK

Feb 12th 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?


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    The EdTech Podcast: #53

    THE EDTECH PODCAST: A BI-WEEKLY AIRING OF EDTECH INTERVIEWS, TRENDS AND NEWS FROM @SOPH_BAILEY.

    #53 - An Angel Investor Take on EdTech

    Feb 4th 2017

    What's in this episode?

    • Announcing an official media partnership with the SXSWedu® Conference & Festival
    • In conversation with Richard Taylor, UK-based angel-investor in c.12 edtech start ups
    • 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.

    • Read more at https://theedtechpodcast.libsyn.com/#ixkthLP0s63bTaSx.99

    The EdTech Podcast: #52

    THE EDTECH PODCAST: A BI-WEEKLY AIRING OF EDTECH INTERVIEWS, TRENDS AND NEWS FROM @SOPH_BAILEY.

    #51 - STEAM, STEM AND MAKERSPACES 

    Jan 29th 2017

    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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    The EdTech Podcast: #51

    THE EDTECH PODCAST: A BI-WEEKLY AIRING OF EDTECH INTERVIEWS, TRENDS AND NEWS FROM @SOPH_BAILEY.

    #51 - HOW CAN TECH SAVE TEACHERS TIME? INNOVATION & EFFICIENCY

    Jan 23rd 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


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    The EdTech Podcast #50

    THE EDTECH PODCAST: A BI-WEEKLY AIRING OF EDTECH INTERVIEWS, TRENDS AND NEWS FROM @SOPH_BAILEY.

    #50 - Equality, Leadership & Collaboration in Education with Hannah Wilson, Headteacher Designate of Aureus School and Co-Founder of WomenEd

    Jan 16th 2017

    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


    Read more at https://theedtechpodcast.libsyn.com/#ctdpoxBzYEj3bHCg.99