Episode 4.06 - Tara Durham - Everything works somewhere, nothing works everywhere
Hall of Fame: LinkedIn
Cupboard of Shame: HTC Shift
As we draw to the end of another series of LearningDust and another school year, we are joined by Tara Durham, Learning Resource Manager (EdTech) at Shipley College, the smallest college in the UK. Tara shares her, and the college's, edtech journey, talks about the rate of change in that journey and underlines the importance of the partnership between leaders and technologists.
Episode 4.05 - Aaron Saxton - Directing Digital Disruption
Hall of Fame: (Sir) Gary Neville
Cupboard of Shame: Crypto Currencies
In our first ever LearningDust road trip we visit UA92, via the Death Star, to speak to Aaron Saxton, Director of Disruptive Learning. Sax tells us about the opportunities they provide for the region's young people to gain experience working with multinational tech companies; and how he is much faster than Andy at running!
Episode 4.04 - Phil Bagge - PRIMM and Proper
Hall of Fame: The PRIMM model
Cupboard of Shame: School Leaders who don't attend INSET sessions
Phil Bagge, Computing Inspector / Advisor stars in the latest episode of LearningDust. He talks with Dave and Andy about how PRIMM works really well in KS2/3 in different programming languages whilst completely forgetting to promote Phil's new set of KS2 curricula books, details of which can be found at https://code-it.co.uk/
Episode 4.03 - James Griffiths - Paying Somali Pirates with iPads
James Griffiths, ex-military and GCHQ IT and information security expert joins us to discuss what schools can do to keep their systems, staff and data safe. We also ask James what teachers need to be aware of to support themselves and their students and what to do if your school is hacked.
Hall of Fame: Sir Richard Branson
Cupboard of Shame: Lying Politicians
James' Suggested Cyber Security Resources
Episode 4.02 - Dan Fitzpatrick- Talkin' Bout A.I. Revolution
Hall of Fame: Generative AI (or Chromebooks)
Cupboard of Shame: Educational Separatists (or iPads)
We are delighted to be joined by Dan Fitzpatrick, educator, Edufuturist, expert in the use of AI in education, and soon to be best selling author. Dan tells us about the power of ChatGPT and other generative AI technologies and their potential to give us back the most precious resource - time.
Episode 4.01 - DavE & Andy- Back once again like a radical pasty
Hall of Fame: The podcast effect
After a not so brief hiatus, LearningDust is back for season four. Join Dave and Andy to hear about what has been going on at LD Towers, and to learn more about what you can expect for the new season.
Episode 3.17 - David Morgan- Replit’s a wonderful world
Hall of Fame: Silicon Valley Startup Culture
Cupboard of Shame: GreenFoot (old 90’s Java)
Fantasy EdTech Product: AR Data glasses for schools (we really must get these made)!
David is a passionate and talented educator and self confessed pedagogy nerd. He joins us to take us through his progression in education and speaks with relish about his new role with Replit who aim to bring the next billion software developers online.
Replit's EdFest is over for 2022, but the recordings of keynotes and amazing sessions (including one by our very own Andy Colley) are available on their YouTube playlist.
Episode 3.16 - Louise Campton - Achieving Your (Primary) Goals
Louise Campton is a careers adviser and entrepreneur, an unusual mix to say the least, but she has taken the lemons that life threw at her and made lemonade in the form of Primary Goals, a company providing digital apprentices with opportunities to develop their schools’ use of edtech in the classroom.
Episode 3.15 - Anna & Harry Wake - Mission Encodeable
Hall of Fame: Harry - well thought out brand guideline documents; Anna - the Information is beautiful website
Cupboard of Shame: Harry - pulling & pushing directly to the master branch on GitHub; Anna - badly designed PowerPoints
Fantasy EdTech Product: Harry - More Mission Encodeable; Anna - AI Teachers
Harry & Anna Wake share their remarkable tale of how at 15 years old they created Mission Encodeable, a website designed to teach people to code. They discuss the benefits of brand guidelines and even manage to dissuade Andy from joining TikTok!
Episode 3.14 - David Morris - Trust in me
Hall of Fame: CPOMS
Cupboard of Shame: The National Tutoring System
Fantasy EdTech Product: Acronym Translator / Revision Support App
CEO of Heart Academies Trust David Morris shares his experience of joining a Trust lacking in trust and how his military background helped him to break down barriers and develop the culture of his schools.
Episode 3.13 - Ian Stockbridge - Average Familiarity
Hall of Fame: Phil “Wizzy” Wisdom
Cupboard of Shame: Keyboard Error, Press F1 to Resume
Fantasy EdTech Product: Mind Meld Communication
Concord College IT Manager Ian Stockbridge shares the benefit of his expertise and experience in cyber-security, bemoans the lack of SLA’s in education and champions the importance of making connections with human beings.
Episode 3.12 - Michael Bodekaer - Rock LAbster
Hall of Fame: Canvas
Cupboard of Shame: The LTI 1.1 Protocol
Fantasy EdTech Product: 3D Mind Domes
We are delighted to be joined by Michael Bodekaer, CEO of $100 million edtech company Labster. Michael discusses how his product can benefit teachers and students, the implications of the Metaverse on education and how failure can be productive.
Episode 3.11 - Ryan Evans - Aspiring 2 Be Inclusive
Hall of Fame: IncludEdu Ambassadors
Cupboard of Shame: Lack of fonts in Google Forms
Fantasy EdTech Product: Edit button on Twitter (this episode was recorded BEFORE Elon Musk stole Ryan's idea)!
Episode 3.10 - Simon Antwis - Keeping people out of the river
Hall of Fame: All the hard working, sometimes unrecognised pastoral leaders making a difference to young people's lives
Cupboard of Shame: Student surveys - in particular the question "Do you feel safe?"
Fantasy EdTech Product: Student state of mind emoji cloud
Simon Antwis, a consultant for STEER education explains how a student voice tool has transformed his schools’ approach to student wellbeing. He also discusses the results of a recent survey focusing on the mental health of young people.
Episode 3.09 - CLAY SMITH - Fall in love with the problem
Hall of Fame: Screen casting
Cupboard of Shame: Teaching from the front of the room
Fantasy EdTech Product: E-wallpaper with AR (in conjunction with Andy)
We are thrilled to be joined by Google’s Clay Smith, who talks with us about his journey from talent agent through computing teacher, coding superstar and breaker of things, to Solutions Engineer for Google. He also exclusively reveals the game that is taking the corridors of Google by storm...
Episode 3.08 - Andy Murden - Coaching the holy trinity
Hall of Fame: South West Grid for Learning
Cupboard of Shame: Fujitsu EDAs
Fantasy EdTech Product: True SSO Logins
Andy Murden, Head of Learning and Development at Go Live Services joins us in this episode to discuss his career progression through teaching and school leadership to his current role delivering a course for EdTech Leaders. He also discusses the importance of coaching in schools and how the coaching model is used in his course.
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
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.
Oiling the points of friction
Release date: 23rd August 2021
We all have a voice, we all have value
Release date: 16th July 2021
Engagement Without Technology
Release date: 4th July 2021
Be More Dave
Release date: 23rd June 2021
Educational Feng Shui
Dr. Neelam Parmar
Release date: 14th June 2021
Who are your Captains?
Release date: 17th May 2021
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All That Twitters Is Not Gold
Release date: 20th April 2021
Seth Wilkins with Alec Grimsley
Release date: 12th April 2021
Apologies, Appreciations & Stands
Release date: 26th March 2021
It SHOULD work...
Release date: 26th February 2021
Small is the New Big
Release date: 10th February 2021
Sell The Sizzle, Not The Steak
Release date: 20th January 2021
Chimpan-A to Chimpanzee
Adam Wright & Tim Buckle
Release date: 4th January 2021
A (Laura) White Christmas
Release date: 21st December 2020
A Man of Many Hats
Release date: 9th December 2020
Interviewing the Interviewer
Release date: 25th November 2020
The Fifth 'C'-eatle
Release date: 9th November 2020
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Mariana is a former teacher and deputy headteacher who now works as a librarian at a school in South London.
Release date: 1st June 2020
His calm, thoughtful and insightful comments are a must listen for anyone involved in shaping the lives of young people, or anyone who wants to build harmonious relationships with other human beings.
Release date: 20th May 2020
Emma shares her views on what makes a great remote lesson and explains how teachers, techies and school leaders work together to deliver high quality education from afar.
Release date: 10th May 2020
In this episode David joins us to talk about his follow up to Open, We’ll Figure It Out: Mass Ingenuity & The Power Of Us which is due to be published in Autumn 2020. He shares with us some of the stories and characters that feature in the new book, and we chat about how education has been forever changed by the outbreak of COVID-19.
Release date: 29th April 2020
Scott joins us to talk about how he manages to speak the language of teacher, techie, SLT and apprentice as effortlessly as if he had one of Douglas Adam's tiny fish implanted in his ear. His empathy and self-awareness make for fascinating listening.
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