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


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The EdTech Podcast #47

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

#47 Dyslexia & Technology, with Dr Kate Saunders, CEO, British Dyslexia Association & Mike Tholfsen, Microsoft

Jan 08th 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 takeover episode features Dr Kate Saunders, CEO, The British Dyslexia Association and Mike Tholfsen, Microsoft Education in conversation about: 

  • Tools and coping strategies for dyslexic learners
  • What resources, training and funding is available for teachers working with dyslexic learners
  • Microsoft’s Learning ToolsOneNote 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
  • Dr Kate Saunders' own inspirations and tools as a dyslexic

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The EdTech Podcast #46

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

#46 with Prof. Stephen Heppell on Optimum Learning Environments

Jan 01st 2017

What's in this episode?

Content:

This week’s podcast is with the remarkable Stephen Heppell, teacher, professor, learning and learning technology specialist and sailor extraordinaire. 

In this episode, we talk about:

  1. Why it’s important to let your two year old show off their fish fingers at the dinner table
  2. The early days of learning and technology
  3. What happens if we neglect the optimum conditions for teaching and learning
  4. Why we should embrace stage not age
  5. Stephen’s makerspace project for Syrian refugees
  6. Challenging the comfort zones of leaders


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The EdTech Podcast #45

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

#45 - Dom Norrish, Group Tech Director, United Learning - on scepticism, value & procurement

Dec 25th 2016

What's in this episode?

Content:

This week’s podcast is with Dominic Norrish, the Group Technology Director of United Learning Multi Academy Trust of 60 Schools in the UK. We hear from Dominic on 

  • the importance of driving value for money in procurement
  • the importance of scepticism when it comes to edtech
  • the importance of change management when it comes to implementing new projects
  • the top 3 problems in existing education
  • and Dom’s message to edtech startups

Is this a tale of Bah Humbug or a message of hope?

Plus hear developments on the horizon from the department of business, energy and industrial strategy in collaboration with department for education in the UK.  

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The EdTech Podcast: #44

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

#44 Websummit EdTech Trends Special - on early years, learner engagement and East vs. West learning aspiration

Dec 18th 2016

What's in this episode?

Content:

This week we’ve got the second of a two part series on Websummit. In this episode you can listen to Lizzie Edwards of the Digital Learning Programme at the British Museum on engagement, Kaoru Wang of Teach II on the paradox of Asia vs. West educational approaches and aspirations, and finally Kamesh Flynn of the Western Cape Government of South Africa on making the impact at early years. If this is the first podcast you’re listening to in the web summit series, make sure you go back and check out the others with interviews from UNHCR on education for those with refugee status, plus how can chatbots help education and edtech startups from Russia, Nepal and Greece


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The EdTech Podcast: #43

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

#43 - Websummit edtech trends - coding, careers, gaming, language learning
 

Dec 18th 2016

What's in this episode?

Content:

This week we’ve got the second of a two part series on edtech trends at Websummit 2016. In this episode we hear from the founder of KUBO ROBOT, the winning start up of the entire Web Summit pitch competition on their startup which teaches coding without any screens, plus Nepalese start up Career Disha Nepal on career counselling for the young demographic of Nepal, the Keen Collective from Amsterdam on creating an ‘airbnb for learning’ - heads up some fantastic explosive of expletives during that interview - Volo from London on high quality volunteering to patch the skills gap, Amolingua on fast paced language learning from Russia via Edinburgh, and Lime Rocket of Australia on interactive gaming for Universities admissions departments.


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The EdTech Podcast: #42

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

#42 Websummit EdTech Trends Special (1/2) - on the value of edtech, chatbots, 'phygital', and scaling education for refugees

What's in this episode?

Intro (0 - 5:30):
Hello from Detective Dot (www.detectivedot.org  Code: PODCASTSROCK)
Bett Awards: http://bettawards.com/finalists/  
Ian Fordham moves to Microsoft
#Nordicedtech16 (Danish Technical University, Peer Grade, CanopyLab, Labster, Kahoot)

PISA outcomes: http://www.oecd.org/pisa/ 

Content:
In this first episode of a two part series on edtech trends at Websummit, I speak to MIT Professor Brian Subirana, Director of the AutoID Laboratory and Nikos Tzagkarakis of iYouth Lab and Tania Roquette of Full Fabric on the value of technology in higher education and how to avoid edtech being a chase to the bottom
I speak to Head of Innovation at UNHCR, Andrew Harper on what the tech community and the edtech community can do for the 65 million currently displaced and Benjamin Merritt of It’s Alive on the role of chatbot technology in educational support services, and we get to know one of the many new Phygital services where digital and physical overlap in the form of Magikbee and Hugo Filipe Ribeiro.
Word from Full Fabric (learn.fullfabric.com/podcast)


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The Edtech Podcast: #41

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

#41 Maarit Rossi - on Finland and Maths
 

Dec 4th 2016

What's in this episode?

Intro:
Nordic Edtech Conference: http://nordicedtech.squarespace.com/
Content:
Interview with:
Maarit Rossi, Global Teacher Prize Nominee & Founder, Paths to Maths
Covering:
The new Finnish curriculum and what you need to know about it
Showcasing why maths is relevant and how maths can solve real world problems
Challenging the lack of VC investment in female-led businesses 


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