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. 


Episode 14 - Starbuck & EYFS

November 10, 2017

Hosted by @digicoled, this episode we release the audio of one of the presentations from the UKEdChat Online Conference. James Starbucks shares his thoughts, philosophies and passion for play-based learning, especially for young children developing their lives. You can see James' full video presentation, and others, from the conference replay page at which also explains how you can access by becoming a Patron of UKEdChat.



October 13, 2017

This episode focuses on Teaching Creative Thinking, and we catch up with Professor Bill Lucas who is advocating that schools should be teaching pupils how to think creatively so that they can lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Also, we showcase some of the speakers talking at the UKEd Conference at the end of October 2017. The full shownotes to this episode, including links, are on the ukedchat website at


Episode 12 - Ancient maths, EdTech & Social Media

July 17, 2017

Episode hosted by @Digicoled

In this episode, we speak to Eleanor Dickey, F.B.A. Professor of Classics, University of Reading and Philomen Probert from the University of Oxford about an Ancient Classroom project they've been undertaking with local children, engaging them with mathematics and other subjects through strategies used in Ancient times, with positive results. You can read more about the Ancient Classroom project, and access resources by visiting 

We also catch up with Leon Brown, who is a private tutor in Merseyside, England, on using EdTech to help with planning, marking and saving time. Links to the work he has been undertaking are at

Finally, our UKEdChat Magazine editor Martin Burrett talks about a new initiative and guidance from the European Union that should stop employers snooping through employees Social Media, and also offers some sound advice to teachers and school leaders alike.

Finally, we remind listeners about the UKEdChat Conference coming up in October 2017. Early Bird tickets availability ends soon, and you can order tickets directly via


Episode 11 - EdTech and Efficient Planning Tips

July 7, 2017

Hosted by @digicoled - In this episode, we listen in on the webinar interview conducted by Martin Burrett with Sarah Bedwell from Lead Learn Lancashire, talking all things Educational Technology - You can see the full webinar free by clicking here. All episodes are freely available here and on our YouTube channel.

Also, regular commentator Richard Rogers shares his ideas and tips to support efficient planning for teachers. 

Information, including ordering tickets, for the UKEdChat Conference in October is available from here.



The UKEd Podcast – Episode 10 – Online Professionalism & YouTube

June 23, 2017

Hosted by @digicoled in Barcelona, and with the summer holidays fast approaching for teachers in the northern hemisphere, we want to know where your favourite holiday destination is. Please click your choice in the survey below.


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In this episode, we listen in on the first EdTech live webinar hosted by @ICTMagic, showcasing some latest ideas and resources that can be used in the classroom, in particular how one teacher has created a YouTube channel to support Science teaching and learning for her students.

Also, we hear from Richard Rogers and his Chinese teaching colleague Lilly - Ms. Zhang Huiting (张慧婷) about what they consider to be online professionalism, following on from the UKEdChat focus this week (click here to see the archive and summary from the chat session) Richard's book was reviewed by UKEdChat, and that can be viewed by clicking here.

We also announced that Ros Wilson, from Big Writing fame, is booked to speak at our UKEd Conference in October. It's easy for everyone to attend, as the conference is online. Early Bird tickets are now available, and you can get more information by clicking here.