#137 – What does the Secretary of State for Education have in store for Edtech in England?
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Hello everyone, this week we listen into the Secretary of State for Education’s plans for Edtech in England, plus the creative brains behind Scratch on the early days of computers, a teacher and the institute of imagination on hands on learning, a new club for edutainment toys, and an insanely enthusiastic digital media FE teacher on collecting masters and delving into research on AI, our emotions and learning. Enjoy!
- Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
- Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education and MP for East Hampshire | Twitter: @DamianHinds
- Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab, author of Lifelong Kindergarten, and founder of the Scratch Team | Twitter: @mres
- Shafina Vohra, Teacher of A Level Psychology at the London Design & Engineering UTC | Twitter: @ShafinaVohra
- Annie Duffield, Head of Marketing and Communications, Institute of Imagination | Twitter: @annieduffs
- Ben Callicot, Founder, Toy Pioneers Club, http://toypioneers.club/
- Ian Hurd, Media & Creative Arts Teacher, @Ian_R_Hurd
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