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Ewan McIntosh

Entries by Ewan McIntosh

Why Google's Eric Schmidt Is Only Partly Right About Science & Tech Education

(3) Comments | Posted August 30, 2011 | 8:59 PM

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was the first non-television exec to deliver the McTaggart Lecture at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival last night. A core part of his talk was on the state of "UK education", and how "over the past century, the UK has stopped nurturing its polymaths. You...

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Scottish Elections 2011: Our Turn to Find an Education Vision

(6) Comments | Posted March 10, 2011 | 10:10 AM

When you listen to four politicians responsible for education and lifelong learning in their parties, it's remarkably easy to spot those with some savvy and those who choose to waffle on the clichés they think we want to hear.

Scotland has a global reputation for its education heritage, but at the...

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Karen Cator: A Mission Critical Infrastructure for a New Teaching Profession

(6) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 4:26 AM

When teachers ask Karen Cator "when is all this technological change going to happen" she gives a tongue-in-cheek answer: August 2012. From the urgency in the US Education Department technology director's speech at London's Learning Without Frontiers Conference, you can tell she'd like to see it...

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iPad Learning for All the Wrong Reasons

(6) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 2:54 PM

In Long Island administrators are seeking to reduce textbook costs by replacing their purchase of paper with the iPad, according to The New York Times. Perhaps some quick math problems on the iPad's oversized calculator would have shown the folly of justifying a luxury personal slate on cost...

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Schools Are Churning Out the Unemployable

(9) Comments | Posted November 29, 2010 | 12:44 PM

When I mention that, in addition to working with schools and education departments on their learning policy and practice, I spend at least a third of my week working with tech start-ups, television and film companies, I get more than a few strange looks and raised eyebrows.

People just don't...

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Thanksgiving 2010: Educators in the U.S. Have a lot to be Grateful for (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2010 | 8:42 AM

I know that given the education humdrum Stateside for the past few months, and the ensuing train wreck of the English education system, it might seem a patronising to suggest teachers might just take...

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Inspiring Learners with Technology... and no Electricity (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 1:30 AM

Moliehi Sekese wakes up in the morning, packs up her laptop, fully charged from her home socket, and heads off to teach her students at Mamoeketsi Government Primary School, Lesotho. From the minute class begins...

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You Don't Have to Make cuts in Education to Save Education's Money

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2010 | 1:48 AM

If I said that the worst solutions for the challenges you're facing might just be the best way out of a tight spot, would you believe me? If I suggested that one terrible idea could save a U.S. school district up to $25 million a year -- cutting an education...

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