Learning Dust

Education and technology go hand in hand these days, but all too often teachers, school leaders and technicians don't. Here at Learning Dust we believe that wonderful learning and teaching can be achieved by encouraging SLT, techies and teachers to work together. Our motto is 'Pedagogy and Technology in Harmony', for that is how we can achieve the best results for students and staff working in education.

Our podcast aims to bring people from all camps together to discuss pertinent issues and the latest ed-tech products and services. Co-hosted by Dave, an ICT Director, and Andy, a Lead Practitioner for Teaching & Learning, we aim to make each episode entertaining, informative and thought-provoking. We focus on the common themes of communication, relationships and empathy and have welcomed guests from around the world to share their valuable insights and experiences.

Our name was inspired by a quote from Professor Tom Crick who said that "no-one ever picked up an iPad and magic learning dust fell out of it". Our hope is that listening to the podcast could provide the learning dust that your school needs.

We’re delighted to announce that Learning Dust has made the shortlist of Learning Ladders’ ‘Best Educational Podcast 2021’ awards.

We were shortlisted alongside 46 other podcasts from a longlist of over 100 entries, for our dedication to providing useful, actionable and credible advice to educators.

The awards panel featured teachers, school leaders, and EdTech entrepreneurs including Learning Ladders’ founder, Matt Koster-Marcon, who is also Chair of the EdTech Special Interest Group at BESA.

For busy teachers, podcasts are increasingly a great CPD resource, providing inspiration, entertainment, and new ways of thinking about education.

We’re proud to be included in the list, and would also like to congratulate the other shortlisted podcasts for their incredible work.

Visit the full list of recommended podcasts, which cover topics such as EdTech, EYFS, and SEND, to read our full entry.