The @UKEdPodcast - Episode 24 - Reading Wars and Teachers Matter

June 23, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled, this week we talk to Professor Kathy Rastle from Royal Holloway University in London talking about extensive research recently completed regarding on the best strategies teachers, educators and parents can use to support children to become strong readers. You can read the full research by following the links in our recent news story. Click here for more information.

Also, in his continuing series, John Stanier from the Dartmoor Digest podcast talks about what makes great teaching, and how teachers matter. You can find out more about John's own show by clicking the Dartmoor Dispatches by John Stanier here.



UKEdPodcast - Episode 23 - Writing for Reluctant Readers and Risky Decisions

June 16, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled, in this episode we catch up with John Hickman, who has written a series of books aimed at teenage reluctant readers based on Football Trials. You can read more about this engaging series of readable books at

Also, in the fourth instalment from Dartmoor Dispatches John Stanier, an explanation as to why the developing teenage brain makes risky decisions, helping us understand some of the random choices that they can make.

You can follow the UKEd Podcast on Twitter via @UKEdPodcast, and the host in @digicoled.

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Episode 22 - Phonics Pruning and Thriving

May 25, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled, we explore the Phonics teaching and learning strategy in England with an in-depth, fascinating interview with Debbie Hepplewhite MBE. You can view the printable Alphabetic Code Charts mentioned at along with her latest free chart with audio throughout at

We also have another instalment from John Stanier from the Dartmoor Dispatch Podcast, and you can find out more from John's podcast via

Finally, we welcome Martine Ellis, who writes book reviews for UKEdChat. Her latest read was all about thriving through your first year of teaching. Her book review, including links to the book is at and you can explore Martine's own educationally based podcast through her Twitter account at 


Episode 21 - Interview with Loren Carpenter - Boeing, Pixar and Computer Generated Animation Rendering

May 12, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled, this episode we are honoured to interview one of the founding fathers of Pixar Animation, Loren Carpenter, who charts his time as a computer scientist at Boeing, and then with Lucas Films.

In the episode, Loren refers to the fractal imagery work of Benard Mandelbrot, and you can see the original film he created, which caught the attention of LucasFilms, at

Also, another fascinating contribution from John Stanier, from the Dartmoor Dispatch podcast. You can find out more about the work undertaken by visiting



UKEdPodcast - Episode 20 - VR AR & AI in education

May 4, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled, this episode of the @UKEdPodcast from UKEdChat explores how Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence are impacting on education globally. 

We also welcome John Stanier from the Datmoor Dispatch T&L Podcast with the first of a series of contributions that explore research that impacts on pedagogy. You can subscribe to John's fascinating podcast by visiting 

Also, we chat to the founder of Hubert.AI, and Artificially Intelligence technology that is being used in schools around the world to collect student surveys, and collect responses. You can join the Facebook group mentioned in the episode by exploring 

Finally, we speak to David Whelan from VR Education about how virtual reality and augmented reality is being used powerfully in classrooms, and the potential the technology has to support the teaching and learning process. You can explore more about the work they are doing by visiting 

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UKEdPodcast - Episode 19 - Online Video Games

April 22, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled - in this edition of the @UKEdPodcast, we speak to Chris Skinner from National Online Safety about the rise in popularity of Fortnite Battle Royale, especially as it appears to be being played by young people. Chris, and his team, have produced an information campaign to make parents and teachers aware of some of the features of online video games. See the shownotes on the UKEdChat website to view and download via

You can view the trailer for Fortnite at

The UKEd Podcast was produced and presented by Colin at @Digicoled productions for UKEdChat. The introduction music was made by Diva Production Music, and the Fortnite music was created for the launch trailer by Joywave Destruction. Many thanks to Tim from Breve Music Productions for the incidental music sections.


UKEdPodcast Episode 18 - ofsted

April 13, 2018

Exclusive UKEdPodcast interview with Sean Harford from Ofsted


UKEdPodcast - Episode - 17 - EdTech Entrepreneurs

April 9, 2018

Recorded at BETT2018 in London, in this episode we speak to Joachim Horn from SAM Labs, as well as Rohan Mahimker from Prodigy Game about what it takes to build and sustain a successful EdTech company.

You can find out more about Prodigy Game at

You can find out more about SAM Labs at 


Also, a shout out to one of our Patrons Neil Howie (who is @nahowie on Twitter) and is Deputy Principal at British International School, Belgrade. Thank you for your support Neil. You can support the work done by UKEdChat, including the UKEd Podcast by exploring




UKEdPodcast - Episode - 16 - From Teaching to Entrepreneurship

January 27, 2018

Recorded at the BETT2018 exhibition in London during January 2018, this episode focuses on teachers who have explored ideas and venture opportunities and become entrepreneurs.
We speak to Naimish Gohil from Team Satchel, of which many will know as Show My Homework, and he maps out his journey from teacher to entrepreneurship, as well as offering advice to teachers who are thinking of making the leap.
We also speak to Graham Wilson and Will Voelckler from the very popular app that's gaining a lot of momentum in schools called Vocal Recall, which uses QR codes to allow teachers to give useful and impactful feedback to students.
Finally, we speak to Dennis and Margi from TacklingTables, which generated a lot of interest from teachers, looking to help and inspire their pupils in learning their times tables.
This is the first of two episodes featuring BETT2018


UKEdPodcast - Episode 15 - Behaviour in Schools

November 27, 2017

In the latest episode, the UKEdChat podcast explores behaviour in schools, with tips shared from Anne Goldsmith (released during the UKEdChat 2017 Conference), and thoughtful considerations made by Sean Warren whilst undertaking his research project.