Dr. Jory Debenham is editor at TeachingTimes. She is also a musician, academic and educator with a passion for inspiring others and challenging assumptions.
London’s annual BETT Show – the long-running exhibition of new educational technology – took place in late January, highlighting the massive array of hardware, software, platforms and products on offer for schools.
Last year, education secretary Damien Hinds released the government’s strategy for technology in education. It finally acknowledged that digital technology has the power to impact on education, but was somewhat unimaginative in its vision. It focused on worthy goals like cutting down the burden of marking for teachers, improving CPD opportunities, providing assistance to those […]
The Top Apps section this month features a variety of applications that can support factual learning about the world, as well as promoting creative and critical thinking and making deep connections between topics.
Schools either love them and want to use them in lessons or hate them and want to ban them. Jory Debenham knows which side she is on
Staff health and wellbeing are high on the list of challenges facing leaders today. Here’s a list of ways to lay a good foundation for positive work-life balance.
With the release of the latest PISA education rankings, countries all over the world are comparing their education systems to each other, some patting themselves on the back for their great maths results and improved reading scores, and others working hard to defend themselves against accusations of poor performance, usually justified by citing the differences […]
Marking, grading, offering feedback and assessment are commonly cited as the bane of teachers’ lives. Yet, they are necessary evils, so the key is to find intelligent ways to make it more efficient and effective. This issue’s Top Apps feature focuses on assessment—apps that offer real-time communication between teacher and class, digital and automated grading and marking tools and fun and engaging formative approaches. There is still no perfect method, but these apps are making a big difference in addressing the workload burden and increasing engagement.
There seems to be a common belief and general consensus of sorts that young people, these ‘digital natives’, have a higher level of digital ability than the people teaching them. This stereotype of older people not being able to keep up with the times has been around for generations and has very little to do […]
Child and adolescents are experiencing a mental health crisis that is affecting all areas of education. How can schools and teachers help students build resilience and positive mental health so they can cope with the increased stress of modern society? Our editor, Jory Debenham, explores some of the apps available to help support our young people.
The blogosphere is alive and well with resources and innovative ideas on using tech in education. In this regular feature we highlight five blogs on edtech that are worth checking out.