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    London CLC podcast episode 12: personalised learning in the classroom

    London CLC podcast episode 12: personalised learning in the classroom

    Show notes

    Personalised learning in the classroom has become a hot topic, especially with the move to remote and blended learning. As lockdown hit, schools and educators were increasingly asking how to do remote learning in a way that really helps teachers have a personalised dialogue with students and enables feedback.

    In this podcast, educators from London CLC, along with Katarina Sperling from the Department of Education in Norrköping, Sweden, tackle this exciting subject through the lens of the Erasmus+ project Empower2Learn (E2L), which has been looking at different approaches across Europe. 

    Hear about stories of promising practice which can help that personalisation process, including how a Swedish school developed a digital portfolio that made learning more visible to parents and a London's school's successful use of SeeSaw.

    This podcast also rounds up some of London CLC's exciting CPD opportunities on offer to teachers this term, including virtual sessions around assessment and feedback,  a new to computing subject leadership course and a digital security for schools briefing.

    Plus, early news of a new national programme of support to make sure teachers have the right tools and skills and pedagogy they need to ensure children can continue learning whatever the circumstances, and developments with the Tate Exchange programme for schools.

    Presented by:
    Caitlin McMillan, teaching and learning consultant, London Connected Learning Centre

    Guests:
    Sarah Horrocks, director, London Connected Learning Centre
    Katarina Sperling, International Project Coordinator at the Department of Education, Norrköping
    Rowan Roberts, teaching and learning consultant, London Connected Learning Centre
    Peter Lillington, teaching and learning consultant, London Connected Learning Centre

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast

    Exploring AI in the classroom: Empower2Learn kicks off

    Co-creating a digital portfolio for a primary school: case study and insights for teachers and edtech startups

    Rosendale School’s remote learning journey with SeeSaw

    Blended learning resources from London CLC

    • 24 min
    London CLC podcast episode 11: Creative uses of technology for home learning

    London CLC podcast episode 11: Creative uses of technology for home learning

    Show notes

    How are schools using technology in creative and innovative ways to stay connected to children and parents? London Connected Learning Centre's Caitlin McMillan talks to a head and a teacher from two London primaries about how they are maintaining a sense of belonging and teacher presence during lockdown, from responding to the register with an emoji and five-minute tours of Peru to phonics tasks and dance routines from a class puppet called Chocolate Chocolate Button!

    Presented by:
    Caitlin McMillan, teaching and learning consultant, London Connected Learning Centre

    Guests:
    Kate Atkins, head of Rosendale Primary School, an outstanding research school in south London, CEO of the Great North Wood Education Trust
    Lucy Coates, teacher at Reay primary school, Lambeth
    Sarah Horrocks, director, London Connected Learning Centre

    Links to resources mentioned in the podcast

    Remote learning page with links to a host of resources including our essential guide to remote learning

    Remote learning in an emergency: six best practice principles from Rosendale Primary School

    Bridging the digital divide: latest evidence and advice on remote learning and digital equality in schools

    Teacher CPD during lockdown: what works and top tips

    • 39 min
    London CLC podcast episode 10: What not to miss at Bett 2020

    London CLC podcast episode 10: What not to miss at Bett 2020

    In London Connected Learning Centre's first podcast of 2020, get insider info on this year's Bett education technology show, from recommendations on the unmissable talks to top tips for getting the most out of it.

    • 18 min
    London CLC podcast episode 9: art and technology – what goes on at Tate Exchange?

    London CLC podcast episode 9: art and technology – what goes on at Tate Exchange?

    What happens when you give nearly 200 primary school children the freedom of a floor of Tate for two days? Creativity, learning and fun!

    In this podcast Sarah Horrocks, London Connected Learning Centre's co-director, and Caitlin McMillan, a London CLC teaching and learning consultant, discuss the annual Tate Exchange programme, in which a floor of the famous London gallery is given over to Tate Exchange associates to curate. 

    As long-standing Tate Exchange associates, in February we worked with 170 pupils from 20 schools to deliver our Making Moves workshop. Activities included digital sound manipulation, robot programming, animation, film and puppetry.

    Hear in the podcast from children and their teachers about the experience and their highlights. 

    Sarah and Caitlin also look ahead to next February's Tate Exchange project, which will involve not only London primary schoolchildren but also children from Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark as part of the Co-Think Erasmus project. Together they will explore concepts of power, next year's theme, through art and making, both digital and analogue. 

    This podcast also rounds up some of London CLC's exciting CPD opportunities on offer to teachers this term, from a special project with First News to our ever-popular Primary Computing Conference. 

    • 10 min
    London CLC podcast episode 8: Linda Liukas, Hello Ruby creator, on computational thinking and the coding backlash

    London CLC podcast episode 8: Linda Liukas, Hello Ruby creator, on computational thinking and the coding backlash

    Recorded in Tampere, Finland, Linda Liukas, creator of the Hello Ruby resources, discusses computational thinking, different practices across the world, her experience of the coding backlash and how her illustration and storytelling background helps her explain concepts.

    Plus, Sarah Horrocks and Rowan Roberts talk Co-think, the Erasmus project looking at inclusive teaching of computational thinking and different approaches in different European countries.

    Find out more about Co-think: ‘Lära ut’ and ‘Lära sig’: Learning from European educators in our Erasmus KA2 project

    • 12 min
    London CLC podcast episode 7: Discussing our TechPathways London programme with Mark Martin aka @urban_teacher

    London CLC podcast episode 7: Discussing our TechPathways London programme with Mark Martin aka @urban_teacher

    This episode of our podcast looks at London's digital industries and opportunities available to educators through our new TechPathways London project. Mark Martin (@urban_teacher) joined the conversation to give us some insights into how he works with industry to inspire his pupils.

    • 21 min

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