What should we do? – David Didau – Education Article

In the current climate, worrying about whether this year’s GCSE and A level exams are going to go ahead as scheduled may seem like small beans but it’s a big deal to those directly affected. My eldest is due to sit her GCSEs and is, understandably, frustrated with the uncertainty. The likelihood that schools will carry on as normal over the exam period is looking more and more remote. Something has to give. Everyone working in education is expected an…

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a recommendation for improving Ofsted inspections – David Didau – Education Article

Mistakes in aviation are potentially catastrophic; when we get things wrong in teaching, no one dies. But the same pressures that cause pilots to make mistakes are at work to prevent teachers and school leaders acting in the best interest of their students, and maybe causing inspection teams to making avoidable mistakes in judging schools. I recently spent some time listening to some concerns about the inspection of Bilton School. According to Ofsted, the school is inadequate because there are…

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Creating Engaging Learning Spaces for 21st Century Education to be Relevant – Education Article

About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption…

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What I learned from visiting schools in Uganda – David Didau – Education Article

Some months ago I was asked to be part of an advisory panel on a project to improve primary education in Uganda. To say I was surprised would be an understatement. What, I wondered, would I have to offer? The project, SESIL (Strengthening Education Systems for Improved Leadership) is funded by the Department for International Development and managed by Cambridge Education. The basic premise is that by introducing systems for collecting, analysing and using data to make decisions, school leaders…

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Are things so good that normal seems bad? – David Didau – Education Article

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has been doing the rounds warning the world it needs to wake up as the hands of the Doomsday Clock are moved to 100 seconds to midnight. Apparently things are so bleak that the world is closer catastrophe than at any point in history. Not only is climate change about to wash away most of the world’s coastline, but the threat of nuclear annihilation is greater than at the peak of the Cold War. Basically,…

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Toronto-based Top Hat Raises $55M to Accelerate the Transformation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Education Article

Toronto-based Top Hat, a tech-first teaching platform for higher education focused on improving student outcomes, has raised $55 million in a Series D funding round to accelerate the transformation of teaching and learning in higher education, the company has announced in a press release. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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This is what I do – Education Article

For the past seven years I’ve been working as a freelance training provider and consultant. Most of the work I get comes from word-of-mouth recommendations, or because someone has seen me speak or read something I’ve written. The majority of the work I do is in English schools – both primary and secondary – (although I […] This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by David Didau Read Full Article

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Pune-based ExtraaEdge, SaaS CRM Platform for Education Raises USD 700k Led By Sprout Venture Partners & Indian Angel Network – Education Article

ExtraaEdge Technology Solutions Private Limited, a Pune based B2B SaaS Admission & Marketing Automation CRM Platform for the Education Industry, announced that it has raised US$700k (INR 5cr) in a Pre-Series A round led by Sprout Venture Partners and Indian Angel Network. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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India’s Edtech Unicorn Byju’s Secures $200 Million from New York-based Tiger Global Management – Education Article

Bengaluru-based edtech major Think and Learn (Byju’s), the company that owns and operates K-12 learning app Byju’s, has secured a new round of funding of $200 million from New York-based investment firm Tiger Global Management. This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Read Full Article

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My most viewed posts of 2019 – David Didau – Education Article

My most viewed posts of 2019 For those of you who are interested, here are the top 10 most viewed posts on my blog during 2019 Closing the language gap: Building vocabulary (16th November 2014) It’s a bit of a puzzler why a post written 5 years ago is proving so popular but I can only imagine anxious teachers are looking for Alex Quigley’s wildly popular book are are somehow stumbling onto this post. How do we know pupils are…

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