#122 – UK DFE EDTECH ANNOUNCEMENT & Global Teacher Prize Nominees on Robotics & Maths
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What’s in this episode?
Listen in to hear about the announcement from the UK Department for Education Edtech Team on 5 areas they are focusing on where they see technology can offer real value. All the details in this episode intro. Also, two inspiring interviews from Global Teacher Prize nominees on improving access and interest to robotics, mathematics and STEAM skills – from Hawaii to Australia and beyond.
- Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
Glenn Lee, Waialua High School teacher and global teacher prize nominee, Hawaii | YouTube Profile
Eddie Woo, Headteacher, Mathematics, Cherrybrook Technology High School teacher and global teacher prize nominee, Australia | @misterwootube
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Quotes from this episode
“Because we are in a very rural area of Hawaii, it is very difficult for parents. During rush hour traffic it can take up to two hours one way to get to our school.”
“Our programme is a global programme. We have been to China, to Japan, to Canada. It’s not just robotics, it’s experiencing different cultures”
“For the last 5 years I have been filming my mathematics lessons and putting them on the internet for free.”
On students: “That experience in the classroom, nothing can replace it. What matters to them is my interactivity with them. I can look them in the eye.”
“Computers might be for answers, but human beings are for questions.”
Telegraph article on DFE Edtech Announcement
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