Insidelearning returns after the Easter break. Matthew is obviously ring rusty as he stumbles over a golden punning opportunity. Meanwhile we discuss the recent education news. Overshadowed by the tragedy of the murder of teacher Ann Maguire in a Leeds school.
We discuss the the rise in mobile platforms and Google’s entry into the education app market, with their promise not to read user e-mails and target advertising at them. HERE
On the back of a report by David Blunkett, the Labour party pull together some plans for school reform. This includes the establishment of local Directors of School Standards. HERE
Blue Engine – an social enterprise innovation supporting disadvantaged young people into, and through college HERE & HERE & HERE A story that provided us both with an opportunity to stumble over the word philanthropy.
Matthew finishes with a rant about the banality of the “My Best Teacher’ column in the TESS, not really the most earth-shaking story but always good to start a new season with some ranting.