This conference, in London in April 2019, looks at a range of issues around education technology.Read More
With more and more to read, and with the ever-changing landscape of education technology, teachers of Computing and related subjects need to be able to read more in the same amount of time. Here are some tips that I’ve found useful.Read More
UPDATED! What is disconnectionism — and why might one be attracted to it?Read More
Help to bring education technology alive by introducing a letter from Ada Lovelace to Charles Babbage into your Computing or education technology classroom.Read More
To what extent is bias in reviews unavoidable? And does it matter anyway?Read More
UPDATED What is classroom discipline? Why is it needed, especially in lessons where technology is being used? How can it be established?Read More
The prize draw for subscribers to Digital Education is a book called Understanding How We Learn. It’s comprehensive, well-researched and readable. What else do you need to know?Read on for details.Read More
What is a kindergarten approach to learning, and what are its characteristics? What are its advantages? Could adopting such an approach work in our education system? Here’s what Mitch Resnick said when I interviewed him at the January 2019 Bett show in London.Read More
Fears about the unintended consequences of the proposed new Ofsted framework — have your say — plus links to other articles about Ofsted-related fears.Read More
Here are several research reports on kids’ behaviour online.Read More
With Safer Internet Day just around the corner, the latest issue of Digital Education contains several links to resources and reports.Read More
If the ed tech in your school is horrible, and mistreated, then perhaps this article, inspired by a talk by A J Crabill, Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Education Agency, will help.Read More
The four stages of Bett, illustrated.Read More
Four interesting and stimulating websites with which you may not be familiar. Use them to spark discussion about and ideas for Computing projects.Read More
Here are some of the photos I took at Bett 2019.Read More
(Very) quick looks
Here are a couple of the things I’ve seen at Bett so far.
Kubo: teach younger children coding by placing physical objects (“tactiles”) on to a special board, thereby making a small robot travel. You can build up surprisingly complex programs. Concrete learning definitely has a place, though you will need to be very hot on classroom management to make sure bits don’t go missing.
DF Robot: They make and sell kits for the Micro:bit and other such devices. I liked the modular aspect: you can add sensors of various kinds, and there is an add-on which gives the Micro:bit internet access. Impressive.
More news soon, probably after Bett. Look out for more product reviews, and an interview with Mitch Resnick, probably in my newsletter Digital Education in the first instance.
In the meantime, I’ve compiled a list of hints and tips for Bett, along with the seminars I find most interesting, and various organisations’ ed tech predictions for 2019. You can download the free pdf from here:
What to do if you think you’ve accidentally unsubscribed from my newsletter, Digital Education.Read More
More news regarding Bett.Read More
If you’re attending Bett this year, these news items may be of interest.Read More
Read on for information about a free pdf guide to Bett and the Education show, and some news about a particular product.Read More