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So far Joel Birch has created 47 blog entries.


There are a lot of things I hear about technology in learning that get followed by sagely head-nodding and repetition, and are never questioned.  This is sad, because most of those things are either near-sighted, off-track, or incredibly defeatist.  I've compiled a few here. I asked Twitter for some more suggestions too, which Jeff Plaman dubbed #edumyths. [...]

By | 2015-06-23T10:57:00+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Education|0 Comments

Leading Evolution

Schools are big ships.  Sometimes ships do exactly what they're supposed to.  Sometimes they run aground or sink.  Sometimes old ships don't really work as well as new ones, other times the old ones bring something qualitatively wonderful.  All these ships have a couple of things in common. First, if they're not heading to a [...]

By | 2015-06-23T10:57:41+00:00 December 13th, 2014|Education|0 Comments

5 C-words

"Arrest this man, he talks in maths, he buzzes like a fridge, he's like a detuned radio."  I swore I'd never do it. I swore I'd never unleash a quaint little memory device to simplify a process that otherwise demands a decent serving of your attention. But here we are, and truth be told, I'm [...]

By | 2015-06-23T10:57:11+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Education|1 Comment

Mondays, Moonshots. Learning2 & Future Learning

I've been very, very fortunate these last few months. My job is pretty much at the point where I have an immense amount of control over what it looks like, and what is a big picture priority.  I'm well aware of how rare this is and immensely grateful that I work somewhere that puts the [...]

By | 2015-06-23T10:57:32+00:00 November 10th, 2013|Education, Learning|0 Comments