Building Bridges in China

We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Pearson China on a STEM project. In June we delivered a three-day STEM training session for Pearson staff at their headquarters in Beijing. The focus of the three days was engineering and design skills, and implementation planning. Key areas of interest were 21st Century Skills and modern careers. Practical activities included designing and… Read More

Coding and STEAM Workshops in Australia, 2016

You wouldn’t put someone in front of a piano and say, ‘Figure out how to play it’. The same can be said about coding in schools. Following the endorsement of the new Australian Technologies Curriculum, the Queensland Government made coding and robotics compulsory in schools from Prep to Year 10. Its reasonable to expect that… Read More

Innovative Students – Conference Presentation Video

Mike Lloyd’s keynote address at “Building Skills”, Athens. Thanks to all at the British Council, Microsoft and InEdu in Greece.

Drones, Fruit Pianos and Internet of Learning-Things in San Luis, Argentina

Argentina is recognized by the World Bank as one of the top 10 countries with big education laptop projects to learn from, and San Luis – a province in the heart of Argentina – is leading the way. San Luis is home to one of the most impactful education technology initiatives in Latin America, and… Read More

III Forum Microsoft Educacion, Madrid, May 17th

Thanks to all those who came to my workshop and keynote speech at the III Forum Microsoft Educacion, Madrid (#IIIForumEdu). This was a really well organised and well attended event – and thanks to my Microsoft colleagues, especially Juan Ramon Alegret Crespi; Maria Zamorano Alberruche; Irene Ocaña del Rey; Lola Chacon Gutierrez; and Fernando Bocigas… Read More

Putting the “i” into Singapore Schooling

With top rankings in PISA and TIMMS, Singapore is the envy of many schooling systems around the world. Whilst ICT is just one of a range of factors that affect learning outcomes, it is a key tool for meeting at least two of the four key desired outcomes of the Singapore schooling system – for… Read More

Taking the Next Steps – the “Enhanced” Phase

This is the second in a series of articles that aim to help schooling systems develop their technology, the first being “Taking the First Steps“. There are four distinct phases through which technology in schooling evolves. The first phase is characterized by access. In this phase, giving students and teachers access to computers to improve… Read More

Transforming Schooling in Old Buildings – “New Wine in Old Bottles”

A question that I get asked constantly is “how do we implement change in ordinary ‘factory schooling’ buildings”? Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the Cornwallis Academy in Kent in the UK where they are part way through transforming out of the factory schooling model into something much more effective. Whilst, clearly,… Read More

Schooling at the Speed of Thought – Interdidatica 2011

Here’s the keynote that I delivered at the Interdidatica event in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 10th May. Slides, in Portuguese, are here: Schooling at the Speed of Thought, Interdidatica, Portuguese online For the English version see the Chinese Ministry of Education event article below. The speech summarised Schooling at the Speed of Thought. A great video showing… Read More