I had the oppatunity to chat to Joe from Browser Media about technology and education this week. It was a great chat which you can watch below. I have included an extract from the original article as well as a direct link to the interview.
For episode 10 of The Digital Brew, I went back to the classroom.
To be more specific, I was chatting to Matt Britland, Director of IT and Digital Strategy at the impressive Alleyn’s School, about the impact that digital technology has had in education. Digital technology has changed all our lives but I was interested to explore how education has evolved during the digital revolution.
I really enjoyed chatting to Matt and we clearly failed to hit our target of 20-25mins for our chat, but there was still a lot that I was hoping to discuss that we didn’t find time for.
Grab a brew, turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy Matt’s words of wisdom:
“Thank you for an excellent, well focused inset on the integration of iPADs into ICT teaching in particular and the curriculum more generally. The presentation and demonstrations inspired confidence in the classroom use of iPADs and helped reassure staff as we go 1:1 in September. It was good to get an insight into cutting edge use of Apps and to swap ideas with a consultant who has current day to day experience as a Head of Department.”
Nick Williams, Head of Business, Computing and ICT: Millfield School
My talk was entitled the ‘Classroom of 2018’. The talk has now been published and you can watch it below.
In my talk I mention the need for decisions about technology that affect teaching and learning being made by a teacher, the Director of ICT for instance and not just by an IT manager. Although I didn’t say it in this talk, I want to make it clear how important IT managers / network managers are in schools. They have the technical knowledge to make things happen. I realise I may cause offence to some but that was not my intention.
I also did an interview entitled ‘What will the classroom of 2018 look like’. You can read my interview by clicking on the link below and going to page 43.