Author: Daisy Christodoulou

How can we make learning with laptops & tablets work?

When I was studying for GCSE history, there was a sudden class panic about revision guides. I think a job lot of guides had arrived at the library and were available to buy for about £2, but a rumour went round that they were selling out. Suddenly, students who weren’t even studying history were worrying… Read more »

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How to remember anything, forever: the secret history

The best part of researching my new book, Teachers vs Tech, was getting to read a lot more about memory. Not just the academic research on memory – although this was fascinating – but the practical attempts by real people to come up with systems to improve their long-term memory and remember things forever. Often,… Read more »

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How to remember anything, forever

Recently, I started flicking through a book I’d read about ten years ago, Juliet Gardiner’s The Thirties: An Intimate History. I stumbled across the section on education, and was quickly engrossed. But the weird thing was that I had no recollection of ever having read these pages before. And yet, the book was clearly well-read,… Read more »

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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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