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#apprenticeship #edchat #TOLC

Digital DNA – women in tech

The recent Digital Leaders conference was entitled “Building Digital DNA”. Jacqueline de Rojas (VP at Citrix) spoke about women in tech (or the lack thereof).

I was thoroughly impressed with some female students I met a few weeks ago whilst doing some visual thinkery for UCL Academy. They had no problem seeing themselves as future engineers. Sure enough, looking inside the school, I could feel the project-focused creative engineering vibe flowing through their learning spaces.

I believe this is a cultural problem, and we would do well to continue to revisit this question.

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#learning #TOLC

Lifelong learning

This thought came as a result of an event organised by NIACE, and was comment made by their CEO, David Hughes. I think he has a point…

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#edchat #learning #TOLC

PLNs

I came across this thought by @tomwhitby thanks to an Aaron Davis blogpost. I found something comforting it that, possibly due to not really having a title these days…

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#openbadges #TOLC

Badge Taxonomy V0.2

This is version two of the Badge Taxonomy – the purpose of which is not to classify rogue badges – but to understand how badges were being used, and help think through badging solutions.

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#openbadges #TOLC

3DCV

I really liked this idea from the Education Design Lab blog post Are Badges College Ready?. What would a 3D CV look like? What might elevate one achievement over another? Open Badges provide the underlying mechanism, but the value of a badge depends on multiple factors.

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#innovation #thinkery #TOLC #wapisasa

Planning Buckets for Scope

I created this image to go with Doug Belshaw’s blogpost on “Setting an Agile School Rhythm”

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#assessment #TOLC

Assessment System Design

How do you design an Assessment System? Patrick Craven from City & Guilds says that credibility is formed of three key aspects: Validity, Reliability and Viability…

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#edchat #TOLC

Stubborn Boxes…

Richard Culatta, Director of EdTech for the US Dept of Education concluded his talk at the Education Reform Summit with this thought. He talked about the boxes in your loft – those from two house move’s ago – and asked this question. I really liked the metaphor. I have to point out that my loft is a lot more cluttered than this…

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#edchat #TOLC

Invest in Teachers

I really enjoyed listening to Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education at the OECD. I worry about how the stats that OECD produce can become canon fodder for politicians – but Andreas speaks very well on the conclusions that can be drawn from the data, and those that can’t. He spoke about how different countries choose to spend similar budgets in differing ways – but this stat about investing in teachers should make sense to everyone…

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#edchat #learning #TOLC

Learning Positioning System

I really enjoyed listening to Richard Culatta, Director of EdTech for the US Dept of Education. He asked this great question – so I had to turn it into an image…