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More Scribble Bot fun in the Biggies today. Great #Stem activity, maybe even #STEAM depending on your definition of Art @MrDormanSTEM & @NLCLearningHub might be interested pic.twitter.com/zz16WnR2aE

My life seems to be taking a robotic turn of late. More robots in class today.

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The First Lego League https://dlvr.it/S20DWL pic.twitter.com/VtRSZawpGb

My class had a team in the South of Scotland heats of the First Lego League challenge on Thursday, very proud

#FIRSTLEGOLeague #FLL #RePLAY

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Episode 4 of the Banton Biggies Podcast is out now. Scripted & recorded by pupils in their home and edited together by the children in school all in less than a week.https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/nl/bbpod/2021/03/09/bbp-episode-4/

I’d avoided doing this earlier in lockdown ’cause I though it might be tricky. Turned out easier to organise than if I was in class. Even minimal supervision of the edit in school today.

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This piece on edtech during Covid was written for a wide audience. Edtech can do good, but also anticipates big changes for education long term. Should engage teachers, parents, students, not just developers and investors etc, in this discussionhttps://online.ucpress.edu/currenthistory/article/120/822/15/114546/Education-Technology-Seizes-a-Pandemic-Opening

Lots to think about in the linked article: Education Technology Seizes a Pandemic Opening | Current History | University of California Press

An algorithmic worldview now permeates education systems and is encoded into the digital platforms that proliferated during school and college closures in the pandemic. COVID-19 has been treated as an experimental opportunity to scale up the use of algorithmic technologies, generate fresh forms of capital investment, and grow market share—while presenting a model vision for the future of the education sector itself.