Edtech – Taking the Makey-makey into the classroom

The Makey-makey is a wonderful little EdTech tool which I have barely scratched the surface on in terms of capability, but it has so much potential in the classroom. Essentially, the makey makey is a little circuit board that you can rig up to take the role of your keyboard by completing a circuit, so … Read moreEdtech – Taking the Makey-makey into the classroom

MicroMasters – Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement

MicroMasters – Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement An industry recognised qualification with Masters-level credit from the University of Michigan designed to ‘develop learners’ knowledge of educational innovation, research, and practice to enable them to improve the education and lives of children in their own schools and beyond.’ The course is made up of five smaller … Read moreMicroMasters – Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement

Why Altruism should be a core part of the curriculum

Altruism in schools

An ideal school would incorporate elements of positive education into the curriculum through altruism and opportunities to volunteer in the community. There are numerous critics to the idea of positive education. Eccleston, 2009 (cited in Paton, 2009, No Page) voices concern that positive education can lead to a ‘dependence on external emotional support’ while Spencer … Read moreWhy Altruism should be a core part of the curriculum