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The Diminishing Returns of Productivity Culture | Culture Study

Technology robbed workers’ of what had been highly valued physical knowledge about a job: the precise way to jimmy a stuck gear, the sound a machine makes when something’s about … Continue reading

June 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Guiding Students to Develop a Clear Understanding of Their Phone Use | Edutopia

Banning cell phones from classrooms can backfire, but teachers can help students think critically about this addictive technology. It can also be tempting for schools to consider large-scale phone bans. … Continue reading

April 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

The People Deciding to Ditch Their Smartphones | BBC News

About nine out of 10 people in the UK now own a smartphone, a figure broadly replicated across the developed world. And we are glued to them – one recent study found that … Continue reading

April 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Five ways the internet era has changed British English | The Conversation

The dramatic changes in technology over the past 20 or so years, from the internet to the smartphone and digital assistants like Alexa, have made communication more accessible than ever … Continue reading

February 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Constant Craving – How Digital Media Turned Us All into Dopamine Addicts | The Guardian

According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. Her new book, Dopamine Nation, emphasises that … Continue reading

August 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

6 Tips for Setting Up Virtual Professional Learning Sessions for Teachers | Edutopia

Virtual gatherings for professional learning are convenient and likely to continue, but they should be designed differently than in-person gatherings. Virtual gatherings are likely here to stay. We will have … Continue reading

July 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Free Tech Assets for Learning Improvement

The general problem with educational technology is that it is designed by people with computer expertise. They are not educational experts and too often are enticed by the ‘art of … Continue reading

June 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Gender and STEM Achievement

A recent UK report suggested that there was a chronic shortfall of STEM specialists at technician and graduate levels of some 200,000 individuals. Ironically, it was suggested that such a … Continue reading

May 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Teens, tech and mental health: Oxford study finds no link | BBC News

There remains “little association” between technology use and mental-health problems, a study of more than 430,000 10 to 15-year-olds suggests. The Oxford Internet Institute compared TV viewing, social-media and device … Continue reading

May 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dear Gavin Williamson, teenagers use mobile phones. Get with the times | The Guardian

Author and broadcaster Michael Rosen has a few things to say to the education secretary… Why not applaud the explosion of literacy in texts and posts? Better to welcome rather … Continue reading

April 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

A World Class STEM Challenge for your pupils … but you need to move quickly!

It has been very gratifying to see that despite the present difficulties in learning in the Coronavirus pandemic, so many schools are determined to bring their pupils the very best … Continue reading

November 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Enrol your school to be part of a world-class STEM experiment design project in association with NASA and have your experiment flown to the International Space Station

As well as authoring books on future learning, one of my great joys has been to work with ISSET to inspire young people to world on world-class collaborations with NASA. … Continue reading

November 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Good to be supporting Arbor Education’s online conference with a blog post on future learning…

Like many, I seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time at my desk recently. The latest conference I was due to attend as a speaker has been reconstituted as … Continue reading

October 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Finland – Showing the Way With a Subject-Less Curriculum

The idea that a curriculum can be constructed around subject knowledge has always been suspect… who decides which content and does the content reflect contemporary needs or historic antecedents? As … Continue reading

August 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Why is it so hard to put down our phones? | BBC Bitesize

How many times have you picked up your phone and looked at something in the last hour, or over the last 24 hours? The average Brit checks their screen every … Continue reading

July 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

STEM Activities to do at home during lockdown | BostonTechMom

This seems like an interesting US site which outlines a massive range of STEM-related activities which can be completed at home during the lockdown. Thanks to Cyndi Reitmeyer for compiling … Continue reading

June 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Latest ISSET podcast considers Making a Home in Space with astronaut Bill McArthur Jones

Making a Home in Space – FREE Live Interactive Astronaut Show Tuesday 26th May Astronaut and Test Pilot Bill McArthur Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live … Continue reading

May 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

FREE Live Interactive Astronaut Show Tuesday 19th May ‘Searching for the Secrets of Space’ Astronaut and Test Pilot Greg Johnson Joins ‘Space to Learn

Have you ever wondered what space is made of? Greg’s last mission launched into space the tools to tell us what is ‘out there’ and help us know more about … Continue reading

May 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Space to Learn: “To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to the Body in Space” with surgeon and astronaut Dave Williams

FREE Live Interactive Astronaut Show This Tuesday Dave Williams Astronaut, Brain and Heart Surgeon Joins Space to Learn. To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to the Body in … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

ISSET Brings you ‘Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe’ with astronaut and test pilot Greg Johnson

This Thursday 7th May at 7pm BST/2 pm EDT, join astronaut and test pilot Greg Johnson. His last Space Shuttle mission involved the deployment of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer which … Continue reading

May 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

FAO: Headteachers/Principals: Call for informal research partner schools from secondary schools in the UK and internationally to evaluate the impact of Coronavirus on learning development in your school

I’m looking to do some research to explore the transformative impact of the Coronavirus on learning in secondary schools… or not. It forms the next element to my books on … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Bill Gates on Technology

April 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

It is rocket science and it is brain surgery… the latest ISSET webinar with astronaut Dafydd Rhys Williams: 30th April 19.00 BST

LIVE Webinar: Space Talking with An Astronaut  Astronaut & Brain Surgeon Dafydd Rhys (Dave) Williams My Brain in Space This Thursday 30th April at 7pm BST, astronaut, neurological and cardiac … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

Space to Learn: Painting the Perfect Planet with Astronaut Nicole Stott Tuesday 28th April

Nicole Stott – Astronaut, Environmentalist, Engineer, Pilot and Artist – Joins Space to Learn Painting the Perfect Planet A FREE live Interactive astronaut episodes are beamed out every Tuesday in … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

Making Learning Concrete: Realising Numbers in Mathematics with Scandinavians!

I don’t tend to subscribe to the ‘what goes around comes around!’ school of thought as it often represents lazy thinking. Things which might appear similar change over time or … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Webinar: Keeping Your Cool in a Space Disaster with Astronaut Michael Foale, CBE

Every Thursday an astronaut will give a LIVE presentation and q & a. The programme is designed for adults and families and is for a limited sized audience. This Thursday … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

The latest Space Talking with an Astronaut. Tonight Steve Swanson, ISS Commander!

LIVE Webinar: Space Talking with An Astronaut With Space Station Commander Steve Swanson Today at 7pm BST/2pm EDT Every Thursday an astronaut will give a LIVE presentation and Q&A. The … Continue reading

April 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

FREE Live Interactive Astronaut Show with Space Shuttle Pilot Tony Antonelli Tuesday 14th April. 7pm BST/9am and 2pm EDT

FREE live Interactive astronaut episodes are beamed out: Every Tuesday at 2pm and 7pm BST/9am and 2pm EDT in our “Space to Learn” series. Inspirational, fun and an Out of … Continue reading

April 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Edtech Podcast – for global education innovation and edtech

The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ & ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. Join the Edtech listener community now! The Edtech Podcast – … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

The second ISSET free Astronaut webinar takes place today featuring Tony Antonelli on Piloting the Space Shuttle!

LIVE Webinar: Space Talking with An Astronaut Thursday 9th April 7pm to 8pm (BST) UK time Featuring Space Shuttle Pilot Tony Antonelli Book your ticket HERE Every Thursday an astronaut … Continue reading

April 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

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