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.



Episode 09 - Interview with Eric Sheninger

June 17, 2017

<p style="text-align: justify;">Hosted by @digicoled, this edition of UKEdPodcast speaks exclusively to <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Eric Sheninger</a> about how schools should be more savvy in marketing themselves, utilising digital platform to share great learning and practices within schools.</p>
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<p style="text-align: justify;"><img class="alignright wp-image-36824 size-medium" src="" alt="" width="211" height="300" />Eric is one of the speakers in our forthcoming UKEdChat Conference in October 2017 - It's all online, and educators all across the globe are already getting their tickets allowing access to all presentations, discussions and literature. Early bird tickets are now available, and you can easily see the list of speakers and presentations by <a href="">visiting this link</a>.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The two books referred to within the conversation are out now, and can be found on Amazon by clicking on the titles below.</p>

<li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Branded: Tell Your Story, Build Relationships, and Empower Learning</a></li>
<li><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today</a></li>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Our content is free to access, and we don't charge for resources, classroom ideas or even the UKEdChat monthly magazine. The best and easiest way is to support us via Patreon. Just a monthly donation via Patreon can help support the work undertaken in producing the videos, podcasts, resources and content through the UKEdChat networks. Please consider donating to UKEdChat by <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">visiting the Patreon link here</a>, and thank you very much for your support and the positive feedback we constantly receive in focusing on pedagogy for the benefit of teachers and students.</p>


Teens, mobile phones and well-being for teachers

June 9, 2017

In this episode, we speak to Dr Lynn Vernon from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia about research recently published exploring the late-night smartphone habits of teenagers, and how use of devices late in the evening is impacting on behaviour, sleep-patterns and school performance.
Also, Richard Rogers shares his ideas and tips about keeping a healthy balance as a teacher.
Also, the UKEdChat Conference Speaker list continues to grow. Tickets will be released soon, so see


Episode07 - The impact sexting and a focus on reading

June 6, 2017

In this Episode of the UKEd Podcast we speak to Eric Rice from the University of California about research he has recently published exploring the sexting behaviours of teenagers, and the consequences of such actions.
See more of his work at
Also, Richard Rogers explores ideas that support pupils improve their reading skills - We reviewed Richard's book recently, and you can see information at

Finally, we released details of the UKEdChat 2017 Online Conference recently, and share a few details about the event. You can read more about it, including an impressive number of speakers, at


Episode 06 - Homework

May 19, 2017

The UKEdPodcast from UKEdChat this week explores homework, featuring a few audio highlights from our webinar with ShowMyHomework. You can see the full video on our YouTube channel via

Also, Richard Rogers shares his homework tips and strategies.

We talk to Evan Lewis from Hope Education as he celebrates Share A Pencil Day - See more information about this at

And Martin Burrett (@ICTMagic) explains to teachers that they should go off ill, when they're not feeling well.


Episode 05 - Creativity

May 13, 2017

Creativity is the focus of this UKEdPodcast from the UKEdChat team. We speak to author and educationalist Sue Cowley about her definitions of creativity and her new book, "The Artful Educator" which encourages teachers to embrace their inner creativity. Also, teacher and author Richard JA Rogers explains why creativity within education is so important.


Shownotes at the website


UKEdPodcast Episode 04 - Negative psychological pressure and differentiation

May 5, 2017

In this episode we explore some research published by Dr Stephen Earl from the University of Kent in England that is expected to help teachers identify specific reasons for different types of pupil withdrawal in the classroom.

Read more about the research at

Also, Richard Rogers shares some great classroom activities and ideas about differentiation –

The accompanying blog post is at

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