Episode 29 - Wellbeing in the Classroom

November 15, 2018

Welcome to Episode 29 of the UKEd Podcast from the UKEd Magazine and UKEdChat.

We recently caught up with Year 4 teacher and "Healthy Body and Mind Leader" Adrian Bethune. Described as a 'happy hero' Adrian has recently authored a book about wellbeing in the primary classroom, where pupils are typically aged between 4 and 11 years old. You can see our review of his Bloomsbury book at https://ukedchat.com/2018/11/11/wellbeing-primary/

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The @UKEdPodcast – Episode 28 - Poetry & Writing for Young People featuring @MichaelamorganM & @JennyMcLachlan1

October 3, 2018

Hosted by Colin Hill, we attended the launch of the Bloomsbury Young Readers series, speaking to authors Jenny McLachlan and Michaela Morgan. You can see more about the new series by clicking here


UKEdPodcast - Episode 27 - Helping children to feel brave

September 23, 2018

In this episode, Colin (@digicoled) speak to Avril McDonald who shares her story about the Feel Brave books which help young children to learn and to understand some of their feelings. You can learn more about her Crown House books via https://www.crownhouse.co.uk/authors/avril-mcdonald




Educating Moscow

September 11, 2018

Recorded at the City of Moscow Education forum, our host Col @digicoled speaks to teachers and students who live and work in the Russian capital city exploring the opportunities and challenges within the local education system.

For full shownotes, please see ukedchat.com


Episode 25 - Three Classroom Strategies that work

July 18, 2018

Hosted by @digicoled, this final show for the 2017/2018 academic year concludes with John Stanier (from the Dartmoor Dispatch podcast) sharing three classroom strategies that work, providing the most impact for teaching and learning in schools. 

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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 https://ukedchat.com/2018/06/11/footballtrials/

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
http://www.alphabeticcodecharts.com/free_charts.html 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 http://www.dartmoortsa.org.uk/dartmoor-dispatch-and-podcasts.html

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 https://ukedchat.com/2018/05/25/book-thrive-teaching/ and you can explore Martine's own educationally based podcast through her Twitter account at https://twitter.com/MartineGuernsey 


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 https://vimeo.com/5810737.

Also, another fascinating contribution from John Stanier, from the Dartmoor Dispatch podcast. You can find out more about the work undertaken by visiting http://www.dartmoortsa.org.uk/dartmoor-dispatch-and-podcasts.html



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 https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/dartmoor-dispatch-teaching-learning-podcast/id1307966405?mt=2&at=11lt9Z 

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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/530533990630012/about/ 

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 http://immersivevreducation.com/ 

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