EdTech PeopleMay 02, 2023
Katherine Howard - Smoothwall
Academic Technologies Lead at Academies Enterprise Trust, Google Certified Trainer, Coach and Innovator and Microsoft MIE , Apple Teacher and #EdTech50 award winner Daren White clearly knows nothing about edtech, and doesn't bring to this episode his years of experience and his thoughts on how we can empower people to feel free to use technology. We talk about tractors. Daren White - @edufuturists 🏆 23 | NPQLTD (@Ranga_EDU) / Twitter
Traci Good - i-vengers
Keeping children and adults safe when using technology is a vital role, and Traci has started i-vengers.org.uk and works with schools to highlight, inform and transform digital safety. An interesting chat through how and why she is doing this work, the impact of the work and a scary insight using recent surveys of parents and children - as well as discussing emerging risks and trends.
Nick started being his school's technician in year 9, and has since been a Network Manager, a School Business Manager, working in HE/FE at Cardiff Uni and now JISC. Nick brings a new perspective to the podcast, talking about the difference between HE/FE, how he built his own solutions to solve issues as a coder, and relating the technical back to what we need to achieve in education. You can find Nick on Twitter: Nick Brown ☁ (@techienickb) / Twitter
IT Manager for large secondary school and general all round gadget lover Neil talks about what it's like to be on the ground supporting tech in a large secondary school in Worcestershire - we talk recruitment, oopsie moments and lots more.
Mum, Accountant and Business Manager. Digital Improvement Lead and MIE Expert. Senior Leader of Governance with passion for Education - Kirsten has been instrumental in supporting her school achieve a digitial transformation like no other. Kirsten explains how this was achieved, the impact for teachers and students and what is next for the community at Vaughan. Follow Kirsten on twitter: https://twitter.com/kirst_beaven
Al Kingsley - Writer, Speaker. CEO, MAT Chair, RSC Board.
Al Kingsley is well known in EdTech as someone who is always innovating, sharing and learning - Al has almost 45,000 followers on his twitter account, has written 2 books (Amazon.co.uk: Al Kingsley) around EdTech and Governance, has led NetSupport Group for 31 years, and is a MAT Chair, in this episode we focus on where EdTech goes next, and the impact that could have for learners and those supporting them. Al also lets us know his favourite and worse bits of Ed Tech. Follow Al on twitter: Al Kingsley (@AlKingsley_Edu) / Twitter
EdTech People: Ben Dunford (Head of Products @ FireFly, Founder of ePraise.co.uk and former teacher)
EdTech People: Jordan Smithson
Meet Jordan, a 24 year old who is making a huge impact in edutech for his Primary School. Developing Systems and Solutions that make a huge difference to those who use the systems day to day. Find out more about Jordan here
EdTech People: Dr Paul Heery (Trust CEO, Lead Inspector)
Dr Paul Heery once gave me a job, and allowed me to start what became Lourdes IT. Now, he is a Trust CEO, Lead Inspector and has recently been voted onto the RSC Advisory Board. In this episode we explore his views on how edtech can support pupil outcomes, the importance of trusting your IT team and about how taking a chance, and employing the right people has impacted his use of Edtech in his career. Find Paul on Twitter: @DrHeery
EdTech People: Andrew Walls (Assistant Headteacher)
EdTech People: Beth Mokrini (Arbor Education)
In our second outing, and now that we are professionals(!) we catch up with Beth from Arbor - and enjoy a discussion around how the MIS landscape is changing in Education, what the driver for that is, the impact, and the future. We also find out how Beth is now a film star, thanks to her doorbell and how much she dislikes a certain Microsoft app.
EdTech People: Sam McNeill (Microsoft)
In our first ever episode we meet Sam McNeill, from New Zealand who works for Microsoft. We talk all things EdTech, including the influence of the earthquakes on home learning, which Edtech tools Sam wishes were never in the classroom, and his favourite Microsoft EdTech tool and so much more in-between.