Huge growth of Academy chains in English school system

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Chains of academies are becoming increasingly important players and a significant feature of the education landscape in England, according to a new in-depth study published today by the National College for School Leadership. The chains – groups of academies run by the same sponsor or trust as part of an overarching governance arrangement – are […]



Pedagoo Friday

Pedagoo: More than a funny name!

We caught this great idea on Twitter and we just had to find out more about the movement that started in Scotland. Pedagoo is the funky name for something that has far more substance than may originally appear. We wholehearted support them because at the heart of their work is a drive for improving student […]

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TalkNQT.co.uk

We like people who like to spread the buzz about teaching and learning, and that’s why we like Kiran Arora. He’s recently launched a new website for Newly Qualified Teachers because starting out as a teacher is tough. You need support. You need a network of like minded people. And most of all, you need […]

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’21C Tools for Teaching – People & Learners’ via Scoop.it

Whilst browsing the wondrous world wide web we stumbled upon this terrific curation of ’21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners’ by Gust Mees. It acts as a central point for blog posts, articles, tutorials etc on many web2.0 applications for teaching & instructional purposes, and its well worth checking out for those interested in […]

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Active Administration in Schools via the Cell Phone

There’s a great buzz surrounding this blog post by Lisa Nielsen – AKA: @InnovativeEdu. We love it simply because it encourages school leaders to get out of their offices and use technology to amplify the things that they see via simple technology: their cell phone. As avid enthusiasts of the use of such tech, we […]

Changing Education Paradigms

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This video by RSA focuses on the renowned presentation given by Sir Ken robinson on creativity. A key argument is his belief that schools educate creativity out of their students. If your living in the UK, we think this will resonate well with those who are being subjugated to the Government’s education secretary – Michael […]

The TES: 140,000 resources and counting…

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We are blown away by the huge swaites of resources on the TES website. The organisation is based in the UK and all you need to do is sign up for free and get collaborating with teachers from across the world – at the time of posting over 1,500,000 teachers have singed up!! Some of […]

Claymation Studio 3.0 – EdTech Review

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When we got out hands on the Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe we were looking forward to becoming the next Nick Park of Wallace and Grommet fame. Yet whilst a product that costs £39.99 obviously won’t allow you to create the next ‘Wrong trousers’, students can effectively use it to storyboard their ideas and to make […]

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