The robots are coming

The future classroom is alive with tech potential. Soon there will be talking (and singing?) robot teaching assistants helping children with their phonics and arithmetic in class. They will recognize each child by their unique voice pattern and adapt the training to their particular needs in real time: Jane needs more help with her five-times’ […]

Read more

Comparative judgement could help examiners assess students using real-world activities

Education technology is often thought of in terms of classroom interventions such as interactive whiteboards and tablet-equipped classrooms. But new technology also has the potential to transform the way we think about assessment – and indirectly to improve student outcomes in the process. In particular, comparative judgement, a technologically-enhanced form of assessment, could help to […]

Read more

Computational thinking should ensure technology improves learning outcomes.

If students are to see the impact of technology, their portfolio of technology skills matters. Students need to develop these skills, ensuring that they are proficient at finding information and judging its reliability; becoming better at communicating and collaborating (safely and securely) via the internet; and learning to create quality content across a full spectrum […]

Read more