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“The Staffroom” – Learning Technologies Education Podcast

Last week I was honored to be interview by Jamie Clark, Tessa Johnson and Michael Royall for their new podcast “The Staffroom” for Episode 2!

The Staffroom’ is created and produced by these Jamie who is an English teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator with international experience and now works at Corpus Christi College in Perth, Australia. Jamie has a passion for education research, teaching and learning and sharing innovative practice online via social media.

Michael is an Apple-certified English teacher at Corpus Christi College who has delivered professional learning sessions for staff. He is passionate about pedagogy and embedding technology into classroom practice.

Tessa is an innovative English teacher at Corpus Christi College who is always looking to further her practice. She has lead professional learning sessions for staff and has a keen interest in education research, learning technologies, and pastoral care.

The Staffroom is an education podcast created by teachers for teachers which takes a look into the world of pedagogy. Jamie describes it as follows “we meet expert educators far and wide to chat about teaching and learning and share the outstanding practice”.

While I don’t put myself in the ‘expert’ category, I certainly feel proud of sharing the amazing things we are trying to achieve at my school. Here are some of the key takeaways from my discussion (the rest I will leave secret for you to listen and enjoy):

  • Pedagogy First, Technology Second – So many schools globally dump technology in classrooms and expect it to make a difference. Invest in pedagogy, people, and learning before tools and resources.
  • Is this going to add value to Student Learning? If the answer is No …… Get rid of it!
  • Connect, Engage, be authentic and purposeful in what you do and WHY you do it.
  • Virtual Reality is great, but Mixed Reality is even more exciting – real-world learning is almost a reality in every classroom!
  • Hashtags bring people together, tell a story and have potential to make a difference.

To find out about my favorite EdTech tools, how we make technology integration work at my school, PLN’s and how they have changed my learning life forever plus much more download the podcast and listen today!

The podcast reaches a range of educators far and wide. From educational gurus and renowned experts to classroom practitioners keen on sharing their practice, ‘The Staffroom’ provides a platform to share and celebrate success and bring teachers all over the world closer together. The podcast is inspired by the Twitter teacher community and will work in close proximity to social media.

Some upcoming episodes include, ‘Leadership’, ‘Making a Meaningful Impact with Research’, ‘Cognitive Psychology’, ‘Reducing Workload’. There are some exciting guests renowned on Twitter as influential educators and authors.

The first two episodes are on the topic, ‘Learning Technologies’ and are available to download on iTunes:

Episode 1: Daniel Budd and Cathy Hunt

Episode 2: Craig Kemp and Lou Cimetta

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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