Thursday 23 November, 2017
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Sometimes educational technology babies do seem to disappear with bathwater. Effective teaching and learning strategies are lost as classroom technologies change, and new ideas like one to one (1:1) come into vogue.  The shiny,...

Tony Parkin switches his attention to post-16 education, and the future of apprenticeships over the next few years. If you use the word 'apprentice' in 2015, most folk in the UK will probably think of...
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Sal McKeown is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in education. Sal has taught in schools andcolleges, supporting students with the full range of learning needs from sensory disabilities to mental health issues and autism,...

  You may still have the dream. Or rather, the nightmare. That moment when you are sitting transfixed in a classroom, wanting the earth to open and swallow you up. Your bowels have turned to...
Sal McKeown

Sal McKeown

Sal McKeown is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in education. Sal has taught in schools and colleges, supporting students with the full range of learning needs from sensory disabilities to mental health issues and autism, but is probably best known for her work on dyslexia. Here, Sal continues her monthly blog series for bee-it looking at stress in school children...

Sal McKeown

Sal McKeown

Sal McKeown is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in education. Sal has taught in schools and colleges, supporting students with the full range of learning needs from sensory disabilities to mental health issues and autism, but is probably best known for her work on dyslexia. Here, Sal continues her monthly blog series for bee-it...

Sal McKeown

Sal McKeown

Sal McKeown is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in education. Sal has taught in schools and colleges, supporting students with the full range of learning needs from sensory disabilities to mental health issues and autism, but is probably best known for her work on dyslexia. Here, Sal continues her monthly blog series for bee-it...

Last March I was just a few feet from Dara Ó Briain who was just as smart and funny as I had hoped. It was in the central arena at the Ed show – yes the Education Show - at the NEC in Birmingham. I will admit that it is an unlikely venue for one of the big names on TV but that's the thing about the show, it is suddenly getting pretty upmarket. It used to have an image problem as it did everything from pens to sink plugs to garden planters but it has definitely got its act together.

Tony Parkin

Tony Parkin

"I have seen the Future, and it works"

I wrote my last post, Meetups and Teachmeets, here on bee-it just before the annual BETT Show, and it got a gratifyingly positive response. But I genuinely had no idea that with it I had foreseen the future, and tapped into the zeitgeist.

EduTech Developers Meetup

Tony Parkin

I defy any teacher to go to a Teachmeet and not leave with a springier step and a more cheerful heart. Even if none of the presentations actually addressed one of your immediate classroom needs, just knowing that you are in a community of like-minded souls who are happy to get together and share ideas and advice reassures the educator and raises the spirit.

Sal McKeown

Sal McKeown

Sal McKeown is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in education. Sal has taught in schools and colleges, supporting students with the full range of learning needs from sensory disabilities to mental health issues and autism, but is probably best known for her work on dyslexia. Here, Sal continues her monthly blog series for bee-it...