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Minority report or majority thought? The didn’ts and mightses of the future of ed-tech

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Minority report or majority thought? The didn'ts and mightses of the future of ed-tech
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It’s the second in our three part miniseries, WHERE’S MY HOVERBOARD?! Where we take some of our future prediction principles from part 1 and then bash them up against some of the big things that were supposed to transform education…but didn’t, and then look ahead to things that might actually have a fighting chance. And… Continue reading Minority report or majority thought? The didn’ts and mightses of the future of ed-tech

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Where Krathwohl meets Krang – Applying taxonomies through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle course design

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Another weird and wonderful episode in our current run of weird and wonderful episodes! Mike and Mark reflect on a fun and funky learning design session, where we tried to learn and apply Krathwohl’s take on Bloom’s taxonomy using the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a roomful of colleagues. If you’d like to try and… Continue reading Where Krathwohl meets Krang – Applying taxonomies through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle course design

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Don’t Pivot, Swivel – Episode 2

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(NotThePedogodzillaPodcast) Mark’s second chat with Diane on the hop skip and jump to distance learning – once again he’s helpfully included a breakdown of the episode if you’d like to hop to a specific section. Really interesting chat, and a great primer for educators finding themselves lost at sea in these strange times. Mike 0:35… Continue reading Don’t Pivot, Swivel – Episode 2

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Don’t Pivot, Swivel – Episode 1

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(NotThePedogodzillaPodcast) What do you do if you’re a drama teacher at a high school, your country is in lockdown and you are now having to teach all of your students online? If you have any sense you ask your best bud who also happens to be a lecturer in Technology-Enabled Learning for advice. If you’re… Continue reading Don’t Pivot, Swivel – Episode 1

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Principles of predicting the future, with the Jetsons!

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Principles of predicting the future, with the Jetsons!
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WHERE’S MY HOVERBOARD?! This episode, Mike, Clare and Mark kick off a 3 part miniseries on predicting the future of ed-tech, by looking at the kooky predictions of the Jetsons! We’ll be nailing down our future prediction principles in this episode, which we’ll then be taking forwards to episode 2, where we look at the… Continue reading Principles of predicting the future, with the Jetsons!

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How could Ashton Kutcher have used Systems Thinking to avoid getting bitten in the Butt(erfly Effect)?

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How could Ashton Kutcher have used Systems Thinking to avoid getting bitten in the Butt(erfly Effect)?
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This episode we answer the bloody stupid question, how could Ashton Kutcher have used Systems Thinking to avoid getting bitten in the Butt(erfly Effect)? You’ll notice a hilarious pun here, and that’s because the pop culture nugget is the nearly well known critical flop and movie, the Butterfly Effect, and systems thinking is the thingy… Continue reading How could Ashton Kutcher have used Systems Thinking to avoid getting bitten in the Butt(erfly Effect)?

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PopCulture Pedagogy Collision! Blade Runner smashes in to Montessori method

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PopCulture Pedagogy Collision! Blade Runner smashes in to Montessori method
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This week Mike surprises Mark with a cheeky question he didn’t see coming – How do Blade Runner’s replicants rebel using the Montessori Method? Will his powerful edu-brain be able to process this, and a cult classic sci-fi thriller all at once? Will Mike be a bit skeptical, and then ultimately come to regret it?… Continue reading PopCulture Pedagogy Collision! Blade Runner smashes in to Montessori method

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Why does Obi-Wan Kenobi lie to children?

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Why does Obi-Wan Kenobi lie to children?
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This episode we answer the bloody stupid question – Why does Obi-Wan Kenobi lie to children? To answer that we’ll be looking in to some cool behind the scenes Star Wars guff, and Ian Stewart’s fabulous label for the technical porkers used in teaching. Is Star Wars a bottomless pedagogic analogy well? You betcha. If… Continue reading Why does Obi-Wan Kenobi lie to children?

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Lois Lane destroys Superman with Web Writing Principles

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Lois Lane destroys Superman with Web Writing Principles
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This week we answer the question: ‘How can Lois Lane use good web writing principles to teach Metropolis Superman’s secret identity?’ To answer these we’ve called in hard bitten, soft voiced, mercenary for hire Paul Hoffman – who’ll be deploying the kryptonite of years of editorial experience to the fragile kryptonian flesh of Mike and… Continue reading Lois Lane destroys Superman with Web Writing Principles

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Ghost in the TEL

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This week we answer the bloody stupid question, ‘What is Ghost in the Shell’s Major problem with Technology Enhanced Learning?’. And boy oh boy do we try and answer it. Our sleep deprived brains use Sian Bayne’s excellent paper ‘What the matter with Technology Enhanced Learning’ to try and hamfistedly smash these two seemingly disparate… Continue reading Ghost in the TEL