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Technology Education: Do we have a PR crisis?

It has been a long-standing commentary that resides with teachers around the country, that technology education suffers at the hands of science and mathematics. I have heard many jokes since I began my teaching career in 1997, as a student

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Posted in Curriculum Design, Design & Technology, Reflecting, STEM Education

Annual Survey Of The Use Of Digital Technology / Glow

Education Scotland carries out an annual survey of school staff and pupils to find out more about their use of digital technology in general and Glow in particular. This has been run most years in the last decade and it

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Government and industry recognise and celebrate #DigitalSchools

Today (22nd February), 21 primary schools in Scotland have gained national ‘Digital School’ status for excellence in digital technology in teaching and learning. I had the pleasure of attending this event as a Programme Validator for the Digital Schools Awards.

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Connect with me at #BETT2017 (Digital Schools Awards) @HP Stand (D200)

SPEAKING AT BETT, LONDON 25 AND 26 JANUARY 2017 (11AM) STAND D200 On 25th and 26th January, I will be speaking at BETT in London, about the Digital Schools Awards. BETT is the world’s leading education technology event celebrated in

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Embrace The Technology: My article on Digital Culture in GTCS Teaching Scotland Magazine Issue 67

Digital Learning and Teaching is The Responsibility For All My article on digital technology as a responsibility for all teachers, has now been published in Teaching Scotland magazine. The article explores the culture of learning and teaching through the use

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Impact of Digital Technology on Learning and Teaching #digilearnscot

This literature review was commissioned by the Scottish Government to explore how the use of digital technology for learning and teaching can support teachers, parents, children and young people in improving outcomes and achieving these ambitions. This study is designed

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#UofG Students to facilitate workshop at the 2015 STTA Conference

The 2015 Scottish Technology Teacher’s Association Annual Conference will be held in Glasgow on Saturday 7th November 2015. The workshop programme will consist of activities based on the new Design & Technology curriculum and N4/5 courses. I am delighted to

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Global Collaboration Day #VET

Please see the post below for details. This was sent via the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Experts Forum. I decided to share as it may be of interest to some of you. Dear Colleagues, It is my pleasure to share with you

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Posted in Employability, Guest Articles, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, United Nations

My brief reflections on the OECD Report: Students, Computers and Learning

So we have just seen the publication of a new report from the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills – Students, Computers and Learning: Making the connection (OECD, 2015). First, let’s mention that this is probably going to be an important

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Posted in Learning & Teaching, Reflecting

#ResearchEd Scotland: my reflection on #rEDScot @GlasgowUni

On Saturday 29th August, I had the pleasure of attending my first ResearchEd event. It was held on my home turf at the University of Glasgow, hosted by the School of Education in the Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre and

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Some random thoughts on #edtech beyond 2020 – and why we need to think beyond ‘just’ tablets

Technological change continues unabated, and with it societal and behavioural change. These factors directly impact how people and systems interact, how spaces are used, and how learning, research and support are delivered. Today, I attended a presentation from Richard Marshall of Gartner

Posted in Education Studies, Reflecting, Technology Enhanced Learning

Education secretary makes major speech at the University of Glasgow

Poverty cannot be an excuse for failure in Scottish education. That was the key theme of a major speech delivered by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning Angela Constance at the University of Glasgow on Tuesday 19 May.

Posted in Conferences, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting

Horizon 2020 Conference in Budapest is underway #INNOVEIT15

The ‘INNOVEIT 2015’ conference is currently underway in Budapest and combines the previously separate events of the EIT Stakeholder Forum, the EIT Awards, the EIT Roundtables and the EIT Alumni Connect events. The three-day event will discuss and debate the impact and

Posted in Conferences, Education Studies, Reflecting

Making tomorrow happen: technology education in Scotland #TechEdScot

I attended a very interesting event today which saw Education Scotland launch the Technologies (3-18) Impact Review which has been called Building Society – young people’s experiences and outcomes in the technologies. The curriculum impact report evaluates the quality of

Posted in Conferences, Design & Technology, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting

Using Technology to Engage Learning, Communication & Relationships and 2015 Student Technology Conference

Free Webinar – Using Technology to Engage Learning, Communication & Relationships Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London) How can educators, practitioners and parents best use technology in natural environments to include children with

Posted in Conferences, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting

Glasgow University Student Education & Technology Conference 2014/15 #ETC1415

The Education & Technology Conference is your chance as a student to show the world the technological tools you are using to help enhance your life and your studies, get some experience presenting at a small conference and more than

Posted in Conferences, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting

#digiscots14 Digital & ICT Skills in Scottish Education: The Skills Investment Plan & Tackling the Digital & ICT Skills Gap

This conference aimed to bring together professionals and key stakeholders from education, industry and Government to discuss how Scotland creates the right foundations on which to develop ICT and digital skills. The growth of the digital and ICT industry has

Posted in Conferences, Reflecting

My time with Google Glass – educational potential or epic failure?

I have been given Google Glass by The college of Social Sciences (CoSS) to trial as a tool for teaching and learning. Of course, given all the media hype around the device, I snapped up the opportunity and decided to put

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Staff and Student Partnership is highly commended by the HEA

University of Glasgow – Enhancing the student experience through career-long professional learning (the Glasgow University Student Teacher Network) This year’s Higher Education Academy (HEA) annual conference, Powerful partnerships: defining the learning experience, explored how partnerships within higher education affect the

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology

I sourced this infographic from: http://pinterest.com/pin/170362798377168032/

Posted in Guest Articles, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, Technology Enhanced Learning
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