After a short break to attend the Bett Show in London, our weekly round-up is back with the most interesting education, making, and technology content that you need to know about. Enjoy!
Bett 2019 highlighted a continuing and worrying trend – far too many ‘EdTech’ companies focusing on the Tech rather than the Ed.
pi-top’s Chief Education and Product Officer, Graham Brown-Martin opens his desk drawer. Inside sits an early pi-top  prototype. It looks like a small, bright green iPad, with an exposed Raspberry Pi protruding somewhat obtrusively from its back. Already on the desk is the final production version of pi-top , by contrast looking every inch […]
Time to kick back and catch up on all the education, technology, learning, and maker news you might have missed this week. So without further ado, here’s our weekly best of the web reading list.
Last year we had a blast seeing you tweet your best pi-top sticker placements (some awesome examples below). So this year, for Bett 2019, we’ve decided again to give you the chance to win a pi-top and some pi-top swag!
Article by Graham Brown-Martin My 10-year-old daughter asked my 80-year-old mother what school had been like when she was little. My mother said, “Probably the same”, and while I don’t think she meant it in the way that it came out, I do think she was absolutely right.
How’s 2019 treating you? It’s always hard to go back to work after a break, so here’s this week’s best of the web round-up with the most interesting education, making, and technology content to help you beat the January blues.
This year we’re taking over the Bett Arena to host our Learning by Making event for educators, makers, and technology enthusiasts.
Article by Alex Beard “Schooling is not the same as learning,” wrote the authors of the World Bank’s World Development Report for 2018, the first of its kind to be devoted entirely to education. I know what they mean. A decade ago I grabbed an English syllabus and headed off to teach at a south […]
Got a book token in your stocking this Christmas and not sure what to spend it on? Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some of the best books exploring the past, present and future of making, education and technology. Get these on your bookshelf. Mindstorms: children, computers, and powerful ideas If pi-top had a patron saint […]