Learning Dust

Recent Episodes

Episode 3.07 - Sky Caves - Engage Learning Mode

Hall of Fame: Twitter

Cupboard of Shame: Visualisers (or bad visualiser software, at least)

Fantasy EdTech Product: The Edu-Wellbeing Fitbit

LearningDust kicks off the new year with a look at how we can support learners from both a curriculum and digital wellbeing perspective using edtech. The expertise is provided by Sky Caves, Senior Learning Technologist at BCOT.

Episode 3.06 - Simon Howe - Spinning Plates

Hall of Fame: Chris Hadfield's An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Cupboard of Shame: GameMaker Studio

Fantasy EdTech Product: Automatic Marking

LearningDust draws 2021 to a close with a guest who was so good that we recorded him twice. Simon joins us to talk about innovation, how to visit BETT effectively, and the benefits of public speaking for both the individual and the school.

Episode 3.05 - Ed Fairfield - Do you Want A Flake With That?

Hall of Fame: The visualiser (again)

Cupboard of Shame: Paper based homework

Fantasy EdTech Product: Power user implants

In this episode we hear from marketing guru, parent governor, vice-chair of NAACE and erstwhile ice-cream salesman Ed about the importance of relationships, digital strategies and how to be a better buyer.

Episode 3.04 - Alan Harrison - Find your Alan

Hall of Fame: Quizlet

Cupboard of Shame: Teachers who proclaim to be technophobes

Fantasy EdTech Product: Brainwave Scanner

Alan fulfils his lifelong ambition in appearing on a podcast that he describes as “not terrible”. In the episode we discuss the usual wide range of topics, introduce our first listener giveaway and exclusively reveal the winners of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Episode 3.03 - Jonathan Coy - The Power of the Chocolate Biscuit

Hall of Fame: The HeadteacherChat planner

Cupboard of Shame: The Banda Machine

Fantasy EdTech Product: Teacher Rewind Button

Jonathan’s company HeadteacherChat provides information and support for school leaders across the UK and now he is sharing his experience and insight with LearningDust listeners. Join us to learn about support models, using tech to improve staff wellbeing and whether there is a place for technical staff on a school’s leadership team.

Episode 3.02 - Adam Robbins - You've only got so much RAM

Hall of Fame: The visualiser

Cupboard of Shame: The false promises of IT consultants

Managing editor of CogSciSci and author of Middle Leadership Mastery, Adam Robbins joins us to talk about how we can use cognitive science to empathise with our colleagues, the curse of knowledge, and much more that your brain probably doesn't have room for after reading this far!

Episode 3.01 - James Garnett - Talk to the Duck

Hall of Fame: Professor Sonia Livingstone

Cupboard of Shame: Erm... the Cupboard of Shame!

LearningDust is back for season three and for our first episode we are joined by James Garnett of United Learning. James talks about the importance of strategic thinking, how to translate between network managers and senior leaders and much more.