Our Brains Extended

Here is another great article by Marc Prensky that I picked up on (the “Connected Learning” feed in the sidebar is a great resource for ideas in education – through Scoop.it by Stephanie Sandifer). Again it focuses on some of the things that we have been talking about at DEB specifically in relation to a new curriculum. He 

Continue Reading →

Teenagers learn to program: 3D games in 3 weeks

February 9th, 2013 by adam Background Last year, Pearson ran the first ever Innov8 competition, giving tech startups a chance to make their own innovative new product/project. The grand prize was £5,000 towards building the product. Most of the teams were adults (even: real companies), but a team of students from Blatchington Mill School won, 

Continue Reading →

Brighton Mini Maker Faire

At the February 2013 meeting of Digital Education Brighton Andrew Sleigh outlined what Brighton Mini Maker Faire is with some further info about the general global Mini Maker Faire movement.  Below is some further detail about this and if you are interested in becoming involved or knowing more please do contact Andrew at mailto:andrew.sleigh@gmail.com What 

Continue Reading →

Is This Press Release From 2012 or 1972?

Dan Meyer writes: Here are five quotes, some of which are from edtech startups in 2012 while others are from an advertorial for “Individually Prescribed Instruction” published in ASCD in 1972. Can you tell them apart? Educators and parents across the country seem to agree that a system of individualized instruction is much needed in 

Continue Reading →

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make with iPads

 (and how to correct them) Saw this on the Edudemic Blog Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration. Read it in 

Continue Reading →