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Planning Learning Environment with Augmented Reality (AR)

2018-12-10T15:55:19+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, AR, VR, and Mixed Reality, EdTech in Finland|

John Dewey, an American philosopher theorized that learning should be relevant and practical, not just passive and theoretical. Modern day school has often been criticized as being an island outside of society, educating theoretical knowledge with a little contextual connections [...]

Closing Digital and Gender Gaps in Coding: Getting Girls to Byte, Part II

2018-11-09T19:11:58+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, Coding, EdTech in UK|

What made you get into coding? When I was at school, I actually had an interest in computer science, but I was turned off it by the image of the subject - it was not really a subject that I [...]

Digitalization of Basic Education: A Case Study from Kaarina, Finland, Part II

2018-10-25T17:22:51+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, EdTech in Finland|

This article describes the results from several scientific studies that were carried out in the city of Kaarina, Finland in 2014-2015 as a part of a municipality wide 1:1 tablet implementation project in basic education schools. Part one of [...]

Closing Digital and Gender Gaps in Coding: Getting Girls to Byte, Part I

2018-11-05T12:08:43+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, Coding, EdTech in UK, Uncategorized|

I wrote about the issues with gender and coding back in January 2018. On returning from maternity leave in 2016, the reputation of all things digital had seemed to revert from the techie creativity of all things ‘appy (aka [...]

How to Improve Teacher Morale in an Increasingly Pressurised Environment

2018-11-05T12:05:26+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, EdTech in UK, Teaching|

Within the British educational system there is currently a top down expectation where processes are put in place based upon conceptually driven ideals. This approach can, on the one hand, be very positive as it pushes people to reach [...]

Digitalization of Basic Education: A Case Study from Kaarina, Finland, Part I

2018-09-21T12:00:51+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, EdTech in Finland, In Class Technology|

This article gives an insight to how one Finnish city, Kaarina, carried through a digitalization process in basic education level starting from 2014 by deploying personal mobile devices to all students from grade 4 upwards. As well as to all [...]

Closing Digital and Gender STEAM Gaps: Full Steam Ahead

2018-09-05T16:56:52+00:00 2018|All Articles of Education Technology, EdTech in UK, STEM and STEAM|

The summer UK A Level results illustrated that gender equality are having a huge impact on the digital skills gaps. Of all of the exam subjects. Computing saw the biggest popularity jump in entrants, rising by 23.9% since last [...]