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 […]
Article by Cathy N. Davidson The conventional wisdom about 21st-century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects –science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know and be able […]
When the USSR launched Sputnik 1 sixty one years ago in October 1957, hotly followed by Sputnik 2 the following month, it signalled the start of the Space Race.
It’s no secret that we love maker spaces, and especially the fact that they allow you to get hands-on in an engaging and supportive environment. So when the opportunity to build our own at pi-top HQ in London came up, saying that we were all pretty excited might be an understatement.
If you weren’t one of the lucky ISTE 2018 attendees that managed to grab a copy (they disappeared fast from our booth!), don’t panic, you can enjoy the digital version of the magazine right here: The power of Learning by Making In this second issue, we dive into the purpose of education, why making is so […]
What were your school days like? If they were anything like mine, you spent quite a bit of time hoping not to be picked on in physics, struggling with algebra, and staring out of the window while your chemistry teacher read at you from a textbook. I did enjoy design technology though, because it gave […]