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Out! Bowled by a Googley

On this week’s podcast… Google pulls out of tender process for GLOW Futures. Matthew wonders why and gets a swift response from @Feorlean aka Michael Russell. Check out Jaye Richards-Hill’s (@JayeRHill) blog here. For more information, help and tips for Google apps, you could do mightily worse than follow @ianaddison or check out his blog. […]

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Dangermouth

This week, we welcome back ‘The Real’ David Cameron.  David and the team discuss the merits of heresy and dangerous ideas – the ones that might actually see wholesale improvements to the ways in which we educate young people.   First, in the news… Steve highlights grade inflation in A-levels.  When is an A not […]

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Schooling: Complex yet too easy?

This week Steve and Jay talk about issues from the world of education. In a study, 20% of children say they find education too easy.  The Financial Times wonder if Michael Gove’s department are hiding information in personal emails and Jay reflects on a truly inspirational gathering of educators and other professionals in Glasgow.   […]

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Episode 34 – Waking up with Woodhead

Steve reveals a disturbing start to his day and highlights the large proportion of children aged 5-7 who are streamed.  Chris Woodhead thinks this is no bad thing but is it? http://www.ioe.ac.uk/newsEvents/53420.html Listen to the interview from Radio 4’s Today programme here. http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9513000/9513240.stm Jay draws upon his own morning rituals and asks whether squeezing an […]

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EPISODE 27 – Life is What Happens to Other People While you are Watching the Royal Wedding

Tonight Steve and Jay discuss events from this week in education and beyond including… The sad demise of teachers.tv which is switched off this week – follow this link before the 29th April http://www.teachers.tv/help Academies march on – does the increase in academies mean an eventual shift away from public education, are they fair? http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/apr/26/academies-lacseg-funding-bonus-schools […]

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