Month: February 2020

Teachers vs Tech: pre-order now and get free stuff!

My new book, Teachers vs Tech, will be published on March 5th by Oxford University Press. Technology has been promising to transform education for over a century – but it’s never quite succeeded. In Teachers vs Tech, I look at why that is, and what needs to happen for technology to really improve education. Read… Read more »

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My new book: Teachers vs Tech

As long ago as 1913, people were predicting that technology was going to transform education. “Books will soon be obsolete in the public schools. Scholars will be instructed through the eye. It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture. Our school system will be completely changed inside of ten… Read more »

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When is student choice a good idea?

When is student choice a good idea? Here’s an extract from a document from the Scottish Curriculum, on best practice in maths teaching. Children were asked about ways the school could improve learning in mathematics. Most children felt that they wanted more time to talk about what they were learning and spend less time completing… Read more »

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