This conference, in London in April 2019, looks at a range of issues around education technology.Read More
UPDATED! What is disconnectionism — and why might one be attracted to it?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
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
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:
Read on for information about a free pdf guide to Bett and the Education show, and some news about a particular product.Read More
Allowing students to use their phones certainly brings with it some challenges. However, the potential benefits are great.Read More
The Education Show is going on next door to the Bett show this year, on 24th and 25th January. Here are pointers about a few of the sessions going on.Read More
There is tons to see and hear at the Bett show this year — even more so than usual I think. Here are the things I’ve earmarked for myself, based on the assumption that by next week I will either have mastered the technique of being in several places at once, or somehow acquired a team of ten people.Read More
Here are a few words about the revamped (I think) Bett show in London, and some tips on how to get the most benefit from attending.Read More
My annual guide to Bett is out. Here’s how to access it.Read More
This article contains a link to a humorous take on training days, looking back, looking forward and information about the forthcoming issue of my newsletter, Digital Education.Read More
The 25 articles listed in this post represent the main issues that were exercising my mind in each month of 2018. I was, of course, thinking about more than only 25 topics, but these are my personal favourites. A couple of themes seem to crop up more than others, these being automation (for example in marking), and better teaching or use of computing and technology. I hope you find them interesting, useful or both.Read More
A reflection on the contents of the 2017-18 annual Ofsted report as summarised in a word cloud.Read More
What’s in the latest issue of the Digital Education newsletter? Read on to find out.Read More