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The pace in space is hotting up: SpaceX launch

Footage from the latest Space X launch 19 Feb 2017…

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

What ‘Orwellian’ Really Means – Noah Tavlin | TED-Ed

If you’ve watched the news or followed politics, chances are you’ve heard the term Orwellian thrown around in one context or another. But have you ever stopped to think about … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Depression Explained – A Primer for Teachers and Students

This animation gives some valuable insights into depression and recognising the symptoms. Via: What Is Depression? Let This Animation With A Dog Shed Light On It | Upworthy.com

December 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Shape of Things to Come… Augmented Reality and Learning

The problem with many leading-edge learning technologies is that the cost of adoption is so great only large corporations, the military or research programmes can afford them. However the last … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Teacher Resources | BBC News School Report

School Report is the BBC’s initiative which gives 11-16 year olds the chance to make the news for real. Read the step-by-step guide to taking part in the project and find … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Music and Memory

As if a justification for music is necessary, research suggest a powerful effect of music on people with Alzheimers…

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Educational Leadership 101

  We have linked to the talks given by TED many times. As examples of the use of media to deliver profound messages in a simple format there are few … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Economics Explained and the Power of the Animate

Starting with some talks by Sir Ken Robinson on educational futures some years ago, the Royal Society of the Arts, Commerce and Manufactures (RSA) regularly produces talks in an Animate format. … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Schools Reinvented, or Rather Learning Reinvented

An interesting presentation from School House about reinventing schools for the 21st century. Amazing how often people say “changing schools” when what they really mean is “changing learning”…

August 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

A fantastic insight into Autism Spectrum Disorders from Rebecca Burgess

The term Autism is popularly used as a non-specific catch all term for a range of symptoms and behaviours. The actuality is more complicated, as Rebecca Burgess explains in this … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Future Skills from the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum should know something about the skills needed to power the global economy of the future. This presentation outlines what they consider to be the top ten … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The March of the Machine – Technology and Learning Challenges

This is a TedX talk on the frontiers of artificial intelligence… the talking machine.  I find this both fascinating and worrying in equal measure.

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Deep Learning Explained by Andrew Ng

  A really useful overview of Deep Learning from Andrew Ng from Baidu Research:  

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kinetic Art Changing Perceptions in Prague

This is everything Art should be…

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Inspiring Teachers

As the examination season arrives and tired teachers begin to look towards the halcyon days of the end of July, some inspiring words and ideas to build morale from Monica … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Motivating Learners with Aspergers

A thought-provoking video on the keys to motivating learners with Aspergers… I’d be interested in the thoughts of any who have Aspergers, or those who teach them as students, on the … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Thought For The Day: Boss or Leader?

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April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Emotional Intelligence Explained

The work of Daniel Golman on Emotional Intelligence is well reported. This presentation from the Harvard Business Review outlines the main components of Emotional Intelligence. The context is the business … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why is maths education a huge political issue in America? | BBC News

  The latest viral video purporting to show the complexity of America’s Common Core standards shows why education is an issue in a key election year. How would you teach … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Learning Resources on YouTube

Some great learning resources on YouTube, courtesy of our friends at Educational  Technology and Mobile Learning. All the links provided below will open in a new window.   Categoryscien YouTube Channels … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Success Academy…? I Don’t Think So!

Plans are afoot to appoint an administrator from the US Charter School movement when the current HM Chief Inspector of Schools retires at the end of the year. This is … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

The return of the one year astronauts… one not to miss

NASA Television will provide complete coverage Tuesday, March 1, as three crew members depart the International Space Station, including NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

STEAM: an Engine of Learning

Charles R Drew Charter School is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) school, and project-based learning is their instructional delivery method. By integrating PBL and STEAM, they empower … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Space Summer School with ISSET

A world class opportunity for school students to join the ISSET Space Summer School in London: More details here: Mission Discovery Download their brochure here: Mission Discovery 2016.pdf  

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Enquiry-based Learning

We did it when I was in primary school but to hear the dissenting voices, you would think that enquiry-based learning was new, revolutionary and unproven. The desire to give … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Human Anatomy Resources

ETML have curated a collection of the most popular apps in for studying anatomy. These apps will particularly help students explore the human body through 3D  graphics and interactive content. (Please note … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are the … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 1 Comment