Unless data can be turned into information, what’s the point of collecting it?Read More
A reflection on the contents of the 2017-18 annual Ofsted report as summarised in a word cloud.Read More
I’ve created an infographic on this topic. Read on for more details.Read More
How can you tell whether news reports of new research in ed tech are accurate? I’ve created an 8-point infographic for this, based on my own work in this area. Read on to find out more, and how you can get hold of it.Read More
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I'm a great believer in using different kinds of data to measure how well pupils are doing, not all of which are quantifiable in the usual sense.Read More
This book by Nik Peachey is an excellent resource book for teachers of media and digital literacy.Read More
Here are three useful pins from Pinterest on the subject of e-safety for kids.Read More
Fake news is in the news -- unless, of course, that is not itself fake news! Here's an infographic summarising a generic classroom activity, plus details of how to get a lot more information.Read More
Here are some articles you may have missed in the past week or so. Topics featured include inspection, book reviews and Word macros.Read More
Here is a big data infographic I produced in 2014.Read More
I once mentioned to the kids I was teaching how useful I found having CD-ROMs to store stuff on. “What?!”, they said. “You had CDs back then?”
Young people always seem to have a working assumption in life that the technology they use only came into existence when they did. Anything else is ancient history. With that in mind, perhaps your pupils will find the infographic below useful and interesting. It charts the development of data storage and recovery from the time of Babbage, in 1834. Along the way there are interesting articles, photos and videos.
It’s interesting, though not – in my opinion – for the statistics in themselves. If big numbers impress you, then you will be impressed. Indeed, those whose mission it is to promote so-called 21st century skills and to prove that the current education system cannot cope with the new reality tend to use statistics like this to prove their point.