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From Ben Whitaker, Dan Fitzpatrick and Steven Hope. The Edufuturists podcast is a continuing conversation with guests from all over the world about education, technology, the future and everything between. "I never listened to podcasts before I came across EduFuturist they are mindblowingly amazing!" Z Bukhari.
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Edufuturists #135 - Read Write Code with Jeremy Keeshin
We are delighted to be joined today by Jeremy Keeshin, the CEO and Co-founder of CodeHS, the leading coding education platform for schools used by millions of students. Jeremy is an expert in computer science education and education technology, and he has visited hundreds of schools all over the world. Prior to starting CodeHS, he taught computer science at Stanford. Keeshin is an avid comedy fan, juggler, and traveler. He lives in Chicago.  In his latest book, Read Write Code, Jeremy demystifies the world of computers, starting at the beginning to explain the basic building blocks of today’s tech: programming, the internet, data, apps, the cloud, cybersecurity, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and more Check out the book at Follow us on Twitter Check out all past episodes at Subscribe on iTunes
May 6, 2021
Edufuturists #134 - AI and Educational Design with Ken Hubbell
We are delighted to be joined by Ken Hubbell, an award winning producer of training solutions with degrees in Industrial Design, Animation and Instructional Design. His software development background includes natural language processing, AI, game design, interactive video and virtual reality. He has designed and developed programs for a variety of organisations, including the FAA, NASA, the UN, Caterpillar and General Motors. Ken presently leads Instructional Design Strategy & Innovation as the SVP for Learning & Development at Wells Fargo Bank and is a Board Advisor for - described as hyper-personalised AI-powered workplace training via conversational micro-learning   Follow us on Twitter Check out all past episodes at https://www.edufuturists.comSubscribe on iTunes
April 29, 2021
Edufuturists #133 - Getting back to Normal in FE with Stef Wilkinson & Jo Fletcher-Saxon
Our guests today are Jo Fletcher-Saxon and Stef Wilkinson. Jo Fletcher-Saxon, who you might remember from Episode 82, who is Assistant Principal: Higher and Adult Education at Ashton Sixth Form College. Stef Wilkinson is Quality Advisor at Landex, which I am sure she will get into today, having previously worked at Barnsley College and Myerscough College in various roles, not least being responsible for teaching & learning. Elon Musk's school: Jo's Podcast: Stef's Podcast: Follow us on Twitter Check out all past episodes at Subscribe on iTunes
April 22, 2021
Edufuturists #132 - Culture & Resilience with Keith W. McIntosh
Check us out at Subscribe at Keith W. McIntosh has served as the vice president for Information Services and chief information officer (CIO) at the University of Richmond since August 1, 2016.  He leads a 74-person team and is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic development of the University’s Information Services organization. Keith held various progressive leadership and management positions within information technology during his distinguished 24.5 years of service in the United States Air Force including a combat tour in Northern Iraq. Keith earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in information technology management from Trident University International, a B.S. in management information systems from Bellevue University, and an A.A.S. in information systems technology from the Community College of the Air Force. He is a Frye Leadership Institute Fellow and has served in numerous leadership roles within EDUCAUSE. Mr. McIntosh is an accomplished speaker, author, and thought leader. He was elected by his peers to the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors in 2017.
March 25, 2021
Edufuturists #131 - Inadequate with Priya Lakhani OBE
Priya Lakhani OBE is the Founder CEO of CENTURY, the award-winning AI education technology company. In 2008, Priya left her career as a barrister to launch a successful FMCG business, providing millions of meals and 35,000 vaccinations to the underprivileged. Priya was awarded Business entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and OBE in 2014. She has been a member of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Entrepreneurs’ Forum and sits on the UK government’s AI Council. Priya is a thought leader in education and AI and regularly appears on BBC News to comment on current affairs.  Her new book 'Inadequate' has been described as “Essential reading for parents, teachers and policy-makers.” Jo Johnson, former Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation
March 18, 2021
Edufuturists #130 - Student Experience with Charlie James
Charlie James is an HE student at the University of Southampton and former learning technology apprentice at BCOT. She joins us to talk about FE and HE student experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 10, 2021
Edufuturists #129 - Hidden Learning with Andrew Hammond
Andrew Hammond has worked in schools for twenty years, as a Headteacher, Deputy Head, Director of Studies, Housemaster, Head of English and class teacher, in both the independent and maintained sectors. He is currently Senior Director of Learning & Community at Discovery Education. , leading on Professional Development for teachers and leaders. Andrew is Lead Author and Series Editor for the Pathway Programme.  A prolific author, Andrew has written over thirty titles for various educational publishers, including Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Hodder Education, Harcourt, Sage, Galore Park, John Catt Ltd and Rising Stars.  He is a regular contributor to educational magazines, newspapers and blogs. His latest work is the Invisible Curriculum Series published by John Catt Ltd. Watch this episode on YouTube at
March 4, 2021
Edufuturists #128 - The Future of Education Report with Les McBeth
Les McBeth is an educator on a mission to empower students to solve the world's big problems. With 15 years of experience at the intersection of design and education, Les has worked in design and public policy in Switzerland and NYC and as a teacher in Toronto. As Director of Special Projects at Future Design School, Les designs programs and products that help educators and school leaders break down classroom walls and develop future-ready skills. Les has worked with 10,000+ educators around the world. She has been the Design Coach for the Google Certified Innovator program worldwide since 2016.
February 26, 2021
Edufuturists #127 - Investing & Entrepreneurship with Jamie Smith
A few weeks ago people using the online forum Reddit managed to drive up the stock price of an American company called Gamestop, which lost a lot of Wall Street investors billions of dollars. This worldwide news was on our screens for days and had a lot of commentators hailing a revolution for the stock market.  With our guest Jamie Smith, we are going to delve into what happened, what it all means and how the education system can help prepare our learners for understanding the stock market.  We are joined by a great friend of Edufuturists Jamie Smith. Jamie is Executive Chairman at the educational technology company C-Learning and author of “Making Money From Stocks and Shares”. 
February 17, 2021
Edufuturists #126 - Forget School with Martin Illingworth
We are delighted to be joined today by Martin Illingworth. Martin is Senior Lecturer in English Education at Sheffield Hallam University and Associate with Independent Thinking. Martin is a consultant for The National Association for the Teaching of English and a regular speaker for Independent thinking. His first book ‘Think before you Teach’ urges teachers to reflect deeply on their motivation and reasons for being a teacher. His latest book ‘Forget School’ argues that if schools don’t respond to the real world of change, challenges and possibilities that face young people, they will become.
February 11, 2021
Edufuturists #125 - Teacher Education with Professor Rachel Lofthouse
We are delighted to be joined today by Professor Rachel lofthouse. Rachel is a Professor of Teacher Education and Director of CollectivED at Leeds Beckett University. Rachel has 30 years experience  as a teacher, teacher educator, writer and researcher, and is working weekly with students, teachers and school leaders as well as being involved in a range of European projects. She is passionate about professional learning that crosses boundaries, brings educators from different sectors together and respects the individual motivations and authentic concerns that drive change.   Follow us on Twitter Check out all past episodes at Subscribe on iTunes
February 4, 2021
Edufuturists #124 - Launch - The Exams Fiasco
#TeacherHugRadio @Edufuturists @TeacherHugRadio The Edufuturists launch show for which aired on 31st January. In this special episode about the exam fiasco of the last 10 months we are joined by Lord Jim Knight, Laura McInerney, David Price OBE and Dr. Debra Kidd. After 10 months of dithering and delay in England on many political issues, one important decision that teachers up and down the country won't have missed is that surrounding exams. A Levels, vocational qualifications, GCSE's and SATS. They've all been affected by lockdowns, the government and mutant algorithms. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is adamant that exams are the best and "fairest" way that students can show what they have learned. Is this true? Winston Churchill once said that "democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time". Are we in danger of lazily appplying this logic to exams, in that exams aren't perfect but it's the best we have? Many of us want to avoid just teaching to an exam, however year 11 engagement in online learning dropped last year when exams were scrapped. Implying that many students think they are just being taught to pass an exam. Leadership tables based on exam results dominate our education system and pressure to achieve certain grades causes many teachers to leave the profession every year. All this when many companies are now saying that exam results are not what they primarily consider when hiring employees. So our question today is: Has a year of exam fiascos revealed that when it comes to end point assessment, the tail is wagging the dog? And if so, are there better solutions?
January 31, 2021
Edufuturists #123 - Transforming Behaviour with Paul Dix
We are delighted to be joined today by Paul Dix. Paul is an Award-winning Behaviour Specialist who has helped schools all over the world transform their behaviour policies. He is author of the book “When the adults change, everything changes” and leads the very popular Ban the booths campaign. Paul starts a new venture this coming weekend when his new radio station for teachers, Teacher Hug Radio, launches at
January 28, 2021
Edufuturists #122 - Online Instruction ≠ Online Learning with Bob Harrison
We are delighted to be joined today by Bob Harrison who has had extensive experience in schools and colleges as a teacher, lecturer, senior manager, principal and governor. Bob was recently shortlisted for the TES FE “Lifetime Achievement award” for services to Further, Vocational and Adult Education. You can join his following on twitter @bobharrisonedu
January 21, 2021
Edufuturists #121 - Learning during a lockdown with Al Kingsley
We are delighted to be joined today by our good friend, Al Kingsley, Managing Director of NetSupport Group. Al joins us to talk about educational leadership and learning during lockdowns and into the future.    Follow us on Twitter Check out all past episodes at Subscribe on iTunes
January 7, 2021
Edufuturists #120 - Edtech in a Post-Covid World with Kenyatta Forbes
Kenyatta Forbes is the former Edu Content Manager for Google for Education where she managed content across the Google Teacher Center, Chromebook App Hub, Google Certified Exams Level 1/2, and Google’s Edu Equity Initiatives.  She now works as Great Lakes Senior District Manager - Adoptions for Nearpod and Flocabulary. Kenyatta spent two years working with Mozilla Foundation as a Community Manager stewarding the internet as a tool for innovation and learning globally. She previously worked as an Educator for the Chicago Public School district for over 10 years, including teaching technology and special education. Kenyatta holds an M.A. from National Louis University in Education and an M.F.A in Film/Video/Animation from the University of Illinois-Chicago.  You can follow her on Twitter at @kenyatta_forbes.
December 17, 2020
Edufuturists #119 - Teacher Workload with Mark Anderson & Bukky Yusuf
Watch this episode on YouTube: We are joined in this episode by Bukky Yusuf and Mark Anderson. Bukky is a senior leader, science teacher and coach. She is also a Network Leader and coach for WomenEd & BAMEEd. She is a judge for The EdTech50 Schools, BETT Awards and serving as an Education Board Member for Innovate My School.  She is a co-chair of the EdTech Leadership Group to support the Government’s EdTech strategy.   Mark Anderson taught ICT and Computing for more than twenty years. He is a multi-award-winning blogger, best-selling author who now runs his own consultancy and training business, ICT Evangelist. His business sees him working alongside teachers, schools, colleges, universities and leadership groups exploring effective use of technology, deployment and digital strategy. He also works with and supports a wide variety of educational technology companies around the world.  Together Mark and Bukky host Teach Meet UK EduStories. A live show on YouTube and social media.
December 8, 2020
Edufuturists #118 - Open Way Learning with Ben Owens & Adam Haigler
We are delighted to be joined by Ben Owens and Adam Haigler from Open Way Learning - the co-authors of Open Up Education and pioneers in innovative education from the USA. Ben Owens worked as a mechanical engineer for a multinational corporation for 20 years before becoming a STEM teacher for 11 years in rural Appalachia. While at Tri-County Early College, he helped transform the school into one that has gained international recognition for its unique approach to community-facing Project Based Learning. In 2018, Ben left the classroom and co-founded the nonprofit, Open Way Learning, which helps schools create the cultural conditions where authentic, learner-centered innovation will thrive. Adam Haigler worked with Ben at Tri-County Early College as a Science teacher before joining him to start Open Way. He also works with Education Evolving, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organisation focused on improving American public education and as a Digital Marketing Consultant for Launch Marketing. Watch this episode on YouTube to view all the links shared in this episode:
December 3, 2020
Edufuturists #117 - Teacher Tapp with Laura McInerney
We are joined by the brilliant Laura McInerney, a former teacher and editor of Schools Week, who has spent over 12 years on the frontline of education policy and interviewed over 60 top education names — from Dylan Wiliam to Carol Dweck to Amanda Spielman. Laura has keynoted at events such as The Education Festival, the Headteachers Roundtable Summit and the BETT show and since 2013, has been a columnist for The Guardian. She has written for other publications including The Observer, the New Statesman, The TES, and Prospect. Laura is the author of two books - The Leadership Factor, co-authored with our good friend, Drew Povey from Educating Manchester - and The Six Predictable Failures of Free Schools (And How To Avoid Them). She is also the co-founder of Teacher Tapp - an app that was created to give teachers a voice.
December 3, 2020
Edufuturists #116 - The Future of Learning Online with Mike Feerick, CEO
We are joined by Mike Feerick, CEO and Founder of Mike is an internationally recognised and award-winning social entrepreneur. He is a key figure within the education industry and believes that free, accessible learning is the answer to many of the world’s problems and the solution lies within education. Mike started the business in 2007 as an avenue to increase employability for all. Alison is one of the largest, and first ever massively open online course (MOOC) provider. With 17 million members, the Alison platform provides free learning for basic education and workplace skills with over 3m graduates of its 1,700+ free courses.
November 29, 2020
Edufuturists #115 - AI and Future Skills with Davis Chen
Watch the episode on Youtube We are joined by Davis Chen, VP of Engineering at Kneron, a San Diego based AI solutions provider. Davis spent 21 years at Qualcomm and was the former Taipei Head of Engineering. In his time there, he managed six business units including Mobile, IOT/XR, Compute, Connectivity, Auto, and Audio, and won eight Qualcomm Annual Achievement Awards. Davis has a Master’s Degree focused on Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego. Kneron are passionate about education and about building trust in AI. They regularly test facial recognition terminals to ensure they work correctly and are interested in how the workforce is becoming increasingly more automated and the effect this will have on student skills that are needed. The Kneron dongle is being used in UCLA, Notre Dame and the University of Virginia and they are looking at how AI can be used in classrooms as virtual tutors. Kneron primarily solves three main problems for smart devices running AI — security, energy and cost, thereby enabling AI everywhere and for everyone.
November 19, 2020
Edufuturists #114 - Burned In Teacher with Amber Harper
We are delighted to be joined by Amber Harper, the creator of Burned-In Teacher and author of Hacking Teacher Burnout. Amber is a Teacher Burnout Coach, she coaches educators to help prevent and/or recover from burnout, so that they can live happier, more fulfilled lives. Amber is driven by her desire to support teachers to ensure that this current career and this one life they have, is the best, most fulfilling that it can be. This is done through various mediums including her podcast, book, membership, and free Facebook Community. Watch this episode on YouTube
November 12, 2020
Edufuturists #113 - The Critical Engineer Project Team
We are delighted to be joined by two pioneers in a brand new innovation, known as The Critical Engineer. Louise Jones is a regular guest on the podcast and is Founder of Cairngorm Futures & Director of Education Community and Partnerships at ThingLink. Paul Fagan is Head of Enterprise and Employability at West College Scotland and one of The Critical Engineer Founders.   Find out more and sign up at for the upcoming events on January 21st | January 28th | February 4th
November 3, 2020
Edufuturists #112 - The College of the Future with David Jones OBE
We are delighted to be joined by David Jones has over 30 years experience in FE/HE, most recently 16 outstanding years as CEO at Coleg Cambria. He stepped down in January to pursue a range of consultancy and non-exec roles. David was a key presenter at our New, Next or Never Normal roundtable in June to launch a report he compiled of the same name, which we will discuss today. We asked about how to figure out the changing world of further and higher education. David was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Clwyd in March 2010 and was awarded an OBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List in recognition of his services to education. David also won the TES UK FE Leader of the Year Award in 2017.
October 22, 2020
Edufuturists #111 - The Black Nursery Manager with Liz Pemberton
Watch the video of this episode at We are delighted to be joined by Liz Pemberton, known on social media and education circles as The Black Nursery Manager. She is super active in the EYFS setting. Liz has worked in Early Years for over 16 years but has had experience in secondary teaching (Health & Social Care, Childcare & Drama) and university lecturing. She is passionate about many things and will inspire us tonight to rethink our attitudes to race.
October 15, 2020
Edufuturists #110 - A Curriculum of Hope with Debra Kidd
In this episode we are delighted to be joined by Debra Kidd. Debra has worked across primary, secondary, FE and HE settings and is the author of four books on education. She works internationally now, in and out of classrooms with children and teachers, exploring how to make learning matter. Watch the video of this podast here
October 8, 2020
Edufuturists #109 - Martin McKay from Texthelp
We have a really exciting episode today and we have the CEO of Texthelp Martin McKay. Martin founded Texthelp in 1996 to help people with communication difficulties. What started as a company focused on people with profound Speech and Dexterity Disabilities has become a world leading Education Technology company creating smart, inclusive software that helps people read, write, express their thoughts and share information more accurately & fluently – across all stages of life.  His personal goal is to help 100 million people achieve their literacy goals. Martin has spent work life developing education technology. Current areas of R&D include learning analytics and the automated assessment of writing and oral reading fluency.  In the past, he has served on the Assistive Technology Industry Association Board as well as the NIMAS board for the USA Office of Special Education Programs. In 2017, he received the Presidential Award in recognition of lifetime contribution to dyslexia and literacy from the International Dyslexia Association. He is currently serving in an advisory capacity on the Universal Design for Learning council.
October 4, 2020
Edufuturists #108 - London Tech Future of Learning Panel
All of our guests in this episode were involved in London Tech Week. Our first guest is Professor Mischa Dohler from King's College London. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence. Our second guest is Gori Yahaya Founder and CEO of UpSkill Digital -  a company dedicated to minimising the global digital skills gap. The third member of the impressive triumvirate is Caroline Wright, Director General of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) She is also Director of EdTech Exchange, Europe’s largest EdTech start-up network organisation. We are excited to discuss some of the themes from the Future of Learning: 2020-2025 report from London & Partners and Future Scape 248 that has recently been published. Please get your questions and comments in for the 3 guests throughout the chat.
October 1, 2020
Edufuturists #107 - A Radical New Education Manifesto with Prof. Mick Waters
In this episode we are joined live by Professor Mick Waters. Mick worked at a national level with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority where he was Director of Curriculum.
September 20, 2020
Edufuturists #106 - Return to Learning
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September 16, 2020
Edufuturists #105 - Parental Engagement with Vlada Lotkina
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September 13, 2020
Edufuturists #104 - Student Voice with Cheam Common Junior School
Watch the video of this episode at Many of our guests and listeners have told us they want to hear the voices of the students to let us know how they think the future of education might look. So we listened! We are glad to be joined by students (and staff) from Cheam Common Junior Academy in Surrey, part of the LEO Academy Trusts.  As an EdTech Demonstrator School, Cheam Common is now supporting the delivery of the Department for Education’s new national programme, providing peer-led advice and training to help schools and colleges use technology to support remote teaching and improve their digital capability.   The students joining us today are some of the digital leaders at Cheam and we are looking forward to hearing their ideas. If you want to check out the school, have a look at
September 6, 2020
Edufuturists #103 - Student Voice with Matthew Moss High
Watch the video of this episode Many of our guests and listeners have told us they want to hear the voices of the students to let us know how they think the future of education might look. So we listened! We are glad to be joined by students (and staff) from Matthew Moss High School in Rochdale.
August 30, 2020
Edufuturists #102 - Digital Assessment with AlphaPlus
Watch the video of this episode at In this episode we are joined by Gavin & John from Alpha Plus - an education service business that specialises in standards, assessment and certification. We first met Gavin at the Surpass Conference in Newcastle last year where we presented about the need for a look at digital assessment in schools & colleges. Alpha Plus are leading the way in helping to make this possible. You can find out all about them at 
August 22, 2020
Edufuturists #101 - ControlAltAchieve with Eric Curts
Watch the video of this episode In this episode we are joined by Eric Curts. If you are big user of Google for Education, then Eric needs no introduction. Eric is a tech integrationist and Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator. His famous blog helps educators all over the world in their journey of using technology in the classroom. Eric has just released his new book, named after his blog Control Alt Achieve, which aims to help teachers and students be innovative in the classroom using the Google for Education tools. You can follow him on twitter @ericcurts
August 16, 2020
Edufuturists #100 - Communication with Genelle Aldred
Our guest today is Genelle Aldred. Genelle is a communications professional and has worked in media for over ten years. Genelle has most recently worked as a freelance newsreader for ITN. She has also worked for the BBC, ITV and ITN Productions, after gaining a Master degree in Broadcast Journalism. You can follow Genelle at @GenelleAldred
August 9, 2020
Edufuturists #99 - Digital Leadership with Andrew Strachan
Our guest today is Andrew Strachan. Andrew was our first ever guest alway back on episode 1. Since then Andrew’s role has changed and we will be chatting to him about the work he is doing in the North East of England. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @MrStrachan_IT
August 2, 2020
Edufuturists #98 - Maker Education with Caroline Keep
Our guest today is Caroline Keep. She is Director of Spark Makerspace at Penketh High School in Warrington where she also teaches Physics. She has extensive experience before going into teaching in engineering, environmental science and social media.  In 2014 she co-founded the first #Makefest , Liverpool Makefest at Liverpool’s Central Library Festival to promote the uses of technology for education and showcase innovative and developing practices. She has published ground-breaking educational research on maker education for over 8 years.  Caroline was the 2018 TES Awards Teacher of the year,  a member of EdTech50 and recognised as part of BIMA100 in 2019. She is a GenderCharter Champion at GEC and Create Education Ambassador for 3D printing. She tweets @Ka81.
July 26, 2020
Edufuturists #97 - ThriveinEdu with Rachelle Dene Poth
Watch the video of this episode at Rachelle Dene Poth is an edtech consultant, presenter, author, attorney, blogger and teacher. She currently teaches Spanish and a course on emerging tech that covers AR/VR, artificial intelligence, coding, gaming, digital citizenship, video animation and more.  She is the president of the ISTE Teacher Education Network and serves on the leadership team for the ISTE Mobile Learning Network. At ISTE19, she received the Making IT Happen Award and a Presidential Gold Award for volunteer service to education. She’s a Buncee Ambassador, Edmodo Certified Trainer, Nearpod PioNear, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Google Certified Educator.   Rachelle is the author of In Other Words: Quotes That Push Our Thinking, The Future Is Now: Looking Back to Move Ahead and Unconventional: Ways to THRIVE in EDU and Chart A New Course: A Guide to Teaching Essential Skills for Tomorrow's World. She’s a contributing author to several books including Education Write Now, Volume 3; several volumes of the Edumatch book Snapshot in Education . Rachelle is a regular blogger for Getting Smart, Defined Learning, District Administration, NEO LMS and STEM Org with Newsweek. She also has a podcast ThriveinEDU.
July 19, 2020
Edufuturists #96 - Digital Capability with Vikki Liogier
Watch the video of this episode at Vikki is the National Head of EdTech and Digital Skills at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). She joined the ETF in 2018 from Epping Forrest College where she was Head of Digital Literacy, Voice & Innovation. Vikki is French and has been living in England since 1987. She initially worked as a freelance illustrator and taught graphic design and illustration at South Thames College. In 1993 Vikki acquired her first Apple Mac, Wacom tablet, colour printer, Adobe suite and scanner, as she could foresee the impact such technology would have on the creative industries and education. From then on, she pursued her interest in the exploration and embedding of digital literacy and capability into her life and course delivery. In 2008, as a keen technology early adopter, Vikki decided to refocus her career on change management and digital capability where she has worked since and was awarded a personal EdTech50 award in March 2018. Vikki has been at the forefront of designing the ETF's EdTech Strategy and developing and delivering the ETF’s digital teaching support including the development of the Digital Teaching Professional Framework, the competency framework for teaching and training practitioners across all parts of the Further Education (FE) sector, the EdTech50 2020 award winning Enhance Digital Teaching Platform. You can follow Vikki on twitter @vikkiliogier
July 12, 2020
Edufuturists #95 - The Learning Revolution with Alex Beard
Watch the video of this episode at Alex has worked in education for a decade. After starting out as an English teacher in a London comprehensive, he completed his MA at the Institute of Education before joining Teach For All, a growing global network of organizations working to ensure that the next generation fulfil their potential.  His book ‘Natural Born Learners’ is a user's guide to transforming learning in the twenty-first century. The comedian Ruby Wax described it as ‘a manual on how to successfully grow a kid’s brain' and the General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders  Geoff Barton described it as 'One of the most optimistic, thought-provoking, and ambitious educational books of recent years'.  Alex is the creator of the recent BBC Radio 4 documentary series ‘The Learning Revolution’. In this series he investigates the future of learning and teaching, artificial intelligence and lifelong learning. You can follow Alex on Twitter @AlexfBeard
July 5, 2020
Edufuturists #94 - Designing Great Learning with Summer Howarth
Watch the video of this episode at Summer has been working in education for over 16 years. She’s been a teacher, education leader, policy maker, advocate and facilitator of learning for students and professionals across every system and sector in Australia and works to ensure teachers have every support they need to succeed and thrive.  Summer has expert knowledge in learning experience design, design thinking, middle years schooling and environmental education, Summer has taught in schools across Australia & the USA, taught Master of Teaching units at Sydney University and delivered global projects with teams including Education Changemakers, The Global Education Taskforce on SDGs reporting to the United Nations, IDEO’s Teacher Guild and AITSL.  Summer has also delivered professional learning for audiences across Australia and the globe including Middle Years of Schooling Association, American Middle Level Education, ISTE, Northern Territory Government, Victorian Government, Zoos Victoria and TEDx. You can follow her on twitter @EduSum 
June 28, 2020
Edufuturists #93 - The Power of Us with David Price OBE
Watch the video of this episode at In this episode we are joined by David Price OBE. We were last joined by David on Episode 42. It was so full of amazing dialogue, especially discussing David’s book, Open: How We Will Live, Work and Learn in the Future, an Amazon bestseller.  As we are sure all will agree who have read this or listened to him speak, David is a brilliant thinker and author specialising in how organisations learn, innovate and make themselves fit for the future. He is a highly sought-after public speaker, entertaining and educating audiences around the world, in business, education and the public sector. In 2009, he was awarded the OBE for services to education.  He consults and advises corporations, governments and education leaders on preparing for future shifts in work, leisure and the digitally connected world. He is passionate about helping people fulfil their true potential and we will be discussing his newest book, set for release later this year, called We’ll Figure It Out: Mass Ingenuity and The Power of Us. He tweets @DavidPriceOBE 
June 21, 2020
Edufuturists #92 - The Future of Education in Light of COVID-19 with Prof. Stephen Heppell
The the video of this episode at We are joined by Professor Stephen Heppell. Stephen's portfolio of effective large scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally as a leader in the fields of learning, new media and technology A school teacher for more than a decade, and a professor since 1989, Stephen has worked, and is working, with learner led projects, with governments around the world, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, with schools and communities, with his PhD students and with many influential trusts and organizations. Stephen has been awarded the Royal Television Society's Judges Award for Lifelong Services to Educational Broadcasting, the prestigious BETT Award for Outstanding Achievement in ICT Education and the UK's NAACE Award for Lifetime Achievement in educational technology.  Microsoft have described him as "Europe's leading online education expert" and Bournemouth University stated that "Professor Stephen Heppell is a world expert on contemporary learning, specialising in online education and learning spaces". As I like to say, we could talk all night about Stephen’s credentials, so we’ve included more in the description below in Youtube. You can follow Professor Stephen on Twitter @stephenheppell
June 14, 2020
Edufuturists #91 - Accessible Remote Learning with Eilidh McKay
This episode is in partnership with our good friends at   Watch this episode as it aired live on YouTube Follow us on Twitter Check out all past episodes at Subscribe on iTunes Send us a message   Eilidh is currently Education Support Officer for Digital Learning in the South East of Scotland. Working across 5 local authorities, Eilidh utilises both G Suite for Education and Office 365 tools within her work.  Eilidh is a Google Certified Trainer, and has supported hundreds of practitioners across the UK on their journeys with G Suite for Education.  She is also a Google Certified Innovator, having attended the Sweden 2019 innovator academy in November with the noteworthy Steven Hope.  Eilidh and Steven recently supported the Google for Education stand at BETT 2020 focusing on Accessibility.    Eilidh started off her career as a primary teacher in Aberdeen in 2013.  Her school piloted Chromebooks, which sparked Eilidh’s interest in digital technologies and, in particular, G Suite for Education.  Through trial and error, Eilidh discovered ways in which technologies could be used to support learners at different stages.  As a teacher, Eilidh attended training on Texthelp’s Read & Write toolbar, Fluency Tutor and Equatio.  This opened her eyes to the world of assistive technologies and the importance of utilising technology appropriately to meet all learners’ needs.   Eilidh progressed to the role of Education Support Officer for Learning Technologies in Aberdeen in 2018, further developing her knowledge of digital technologies across both primary and secondary settings.  Eilidh supported schools across Aberdeen to utilise technologies before making the move to Edinburgh in 2019 to take up her current role. You can follow her on twitter @MissEMckay
June 7, 2020
Edufuturists #90 - Kataholos Guidelines for Life with Michael Quigley
Watch this episode as it went out live on YouTube Follow us on Twitter Check out all past episodes at Subscribe on iTunes In today’s episode we are joined by Michael Quigley, a passionate member of the BNI networking group. Michael Quigley holds BA (Hons) 1st class degree in Drama & English from Chester University and an MA in English Language & Literature from Manchester University, as well as a, PGCE from Edge Hill.  He is a former primary school teacher with experience of coaching and leading. This is coupled with his passion for fitness and wellbeing. He is a member of BNI Zeus, a business networking group in the north west of England, where he is a keen networker and supporter.  Michael is the founder and director at Kataholos, a Lancashire based company that grows people through leadership development, training courses and products. His first book, Kataholos: Guidelines for a wholisticwholistic happy life was released in November 2018. He tweets @_kataholos
May 31, 2020
Edufuturists #89 - Soft Skills with Kavin Wadhar
Watch the live recording video Follow us on Twitter Check out all past episodes at Subscribe on iTunes Kavin is a Cambridge-educated, Dad of 2 kids, passionate about developing "soft skills" in the next generation. He quit his job leading the UK division of an Education publishing company to found a conversational tool that empowers parents to help their kids think more creatively and analytically, while developing social and emotional skills - all at home. This focus on soft skills is really important to Kavin and why he set up kidcoach, having been inspired like many of us by Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk. The premise is simple cards with a skill focus - a question with guidance for parents/coaches and some prompts if stuck.  You can connect with him on Facebook or LinkedIn. You can find out all about Kavin’s work at He tweets @KavinWadhar 
May 24, 2020
Edufuturists #88 - Taking Advantage of EdTech During COVID-19 with Abdul Chohan
Follow us on Twitter Check out all past episodes at Subscribe on iTunes Abdul Chohan is the Director of ThinkSimple Ltd. The organisation works with school leaders and Ministries of Education to develop operational efficiencies and innovative learning approaches in education using mobile technology.  Abdul is a former teacher of 20 years and is the Co-founder of a primary free school in Bolton, UK. He is also a former Principal and CEO of a multi academy trust based in the UK. He is known for his pioneering work on mobile based learning at Essa Academy, Bolton, UK. Since then he has worked with a number of international educational organisations as well as devising learning strategies based on mobile technology platforms.  His programmes focus on the idea of ‘Changing Beliefs’ through ‘Simplicity and Reliability’ and have extended beyond the traditional school environment to impact families and the wider communities that the schools serve. More recently he has published a paper on ‘digitising effective feedback’ published in the Chartered College journal. Follow him on Twitter @abdulchohan
May 17, 2020
Edufuturists #87 - The Past, Present & Future of Education with Bob Harrison
Follow us on Twitter Check out all past episodes at Subscribe & watch episodes live at We are joined by Bob Harrison, who has had extensive experience in schools and colleges as a teacher, lecturer, senior manager, principal and governor. He has worked with Head teachers and senior leaders in developing leadership skills for the National College of School Leadership, was the adviser to DfES on the FE Principals Qualification,was Digital/e-learning adviser for the DfES Standards Unit and was the lead on Digital Futures for the Building Schools for the Future Leadership programme where he designed and delivered the programme at National level for several local authorities He is a Board member of the UfI Trust, a £60m charity supporting innovative developments in the use of technology for teaching, learning and assessment in further vocational and adult education. He is a Judge for the BETT Awards, TES FE Awards, Learning Remained awards, E-Assessment awards and the EdTechUK awards. Bob was recently shortlisted for the TES FE “Lifetime Achievement award” for services to Further, Vocational and Adult Education. There is more information on his website or join his following on twitter @bobharrisonedu
May 10, 2020
Edufuturists #86 - The Rise of E-Sports with James Fraser-Murison
On this episode we are delighted to be joined by the E-Sports Teacher James Fraser-Murison. James studied at Roehampton uni and currently in his 16th year teaching. James has worked in four large sixth colleges having taught English and media a level and BTEC. James has been a teaching and learning coach, deputy head and now a director of learning at Queen Mary’s college Hampshire teaching on level 2 and 3 courses. He is a Google level 2 trained (, keen proponent of ILT to help achieve results, father to one amazing son called Noah and self-proclaimed esports teacher! Lesser known facts about James are he has a 200m swimming badge, cycling proficiency test passed first time and once drove into a stationary skip at under 7 mph. He can also play the first three bars only of Smoke on the Water on a guitar. James can be found on twitter at @Fraseresports 
May 3, 2020
EduFuturists #85 - An Education System Fit for Purpose with Lord Jim Knight
We are joined by Lord Jim Knight. Jim is currently the Chief Education and External Officer at TES Global and is currently living in London. Aswell sas this he also chairs - which focuses on moving towards offering free malaria diagnosis across the globe. Jim was a Former UK Government Minister, one role was minister of state schools from 2004-2005, and he is a current member of the House of Lords. He is a visiting professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education in London. He is a big advocate for technology and change needed in education. As well as being the chief Education and External officer Jim comes off the bench to write articles too. You can follow him on twitter @LordJimKnight
April 26, 2020
EduFuturists #84 - Beyond Grades with Matt Lees
On today’s episode we are delighted to be joined by Matt Lees from East Education. Matt went to a 2000 student state school in Lymm near Warrington which he describes as very average - they had barely any extra curricular really and not much support beyond subjects - mix of amazing teachers and not so amazing. He managed to get into Oxford University against his school’s advice to study Chemistry with German.
April 19, 2020
EduFuturists #83 - Personal Development with Jordan Kenison
Jordan is currently the Deputy Director of Sixth Form at St Martin’s in the Field - a high-achieving London school.
April 11, 2020
EduFuturists #82 - An Outstanding College with Jo Fletcher-Saxon
In this episode we are joined by Jo Fletcher-Saxon. Jo is the current Assistant Principal for Higher and Adult education at Ashton Sixth Form college, which has just been awarded a full house of outstandings in their recent Ofsted inspection. Jo is also the practitioner research lead at the college. She has worked in FE since 1996 and has been at Ashton since 1997. She joined the college to set up early years and BTEC provision.
April 4, 2020
EduFuturists #81 - The Future of Training with Andrew Caffrey
We are joined by the man, the myth, the legend, Mr Andrew Caffrey. Andy is the UK Regional Director of EdTechTeam. He received an Inspirational Educator Award from the Worshipful Company of Educators in 2016 and was named as part of the EdTech50 in 2020.
March 29, 2020
EduFuturists #80 - Distance Learning with Rachel Coathup
In this episode we discuss some really important contemporary issues surrounding school closures, distance learning and how we can work together as educators. We are delighted to be joined by Rachel Coathup. Rachel is a primary educator and a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator. She has a passion for integrating G Suite for Education into learning environments, and actively supports teachers to use technology to transform their teaching.
March 21, 2020
EduFuturists #79 - The XP School Model with Martin Said
Martin was Head of School at XP Doncaster and is working as a Schools Designer.
March 15, 2020
EduFuturists #78 - DigiLearn Sector with Chris Melia
On this show, we have Chris Melia, who is a Senior Learning Technologist at the University of Central Lancashire (known as UCLan), and digital learning lead for the University’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
March 8, 2020
EduFuturists #77 - Digital Solutions & Research with Paul McKean
On this episode we are joined by Paul McKean. Paul is the Head of Further Education and Skills at Jisc (a UK organisation that provides digital solutions for education and research).
March 1, 2020
EduFuturists #76 - Digital Theology with Dr. Pete Phillips
On this episode of the Edufuturists podcast we are joined by Dr. Pete Phillips. Pete is Research Fellow in Digital Theology at Durham University & Head of Digital Theology at Premier Media in London.
February 23, 2020
EduFuturists #75 - The Learning Wheel with Deborah Kellsey Millar
On this episode we are joined by Deborah Kellsey Millar. Deborah has thirty years' experience working in further and higher education. Passionate about using technology for educational excellence, she is the Group Executive Director for Digital Learning...
February 16, 2020
EduFuturists #74 - The UTC Model with Dan Sydes
On this episode we are joined by Dan Sydes. Dan is currently Principal at North East Futures UTC, a 14-19 year old School that opened in Newcastle, in the UK, in September 2018 specialising in the IT and Health Science industries, two of the fastest...
February 9, 2020
EduFuturists #73 - Embedding Technology with Khaled Al-ankar
Khaled is Head of e-learning & libraries at the Hull College Group. His main focus is on blended learning and innovation using widening participation delivery models that enhance the digital skills of both staff and students. He is a passionate believer in edtech and learner voice and is a proud Microsoft innovative educator expert and holds a BSc Degree in Computer Science. He tweets at @khaledal_ankar
February 2, 2020
EduFuturists #72 - The Google Formula with Marta McAlister
We are joined by Marta McAlister. Marta is a former teacher turned Googler who drives the voice of educators in product and program development. Marta has worked on education teams at Google for over 8 years and is currently focused on building productivity and collaboration tools for higher education.
January 26, 2020
EduFuturists #71 - Everything Thinglink with Louise Jones & Ulla Koivula
We are joined by another good friend of the show, Louise Jones and also Ulla Koivula. Louise has recently joined Ulla and the team at Thinglink. ThingLink is an edtech platform that makes it easy to augment images, videos, and virtual tours with additional information and links.
January 19, 2020
EduFuturists #70 - The Agora Revolution with Rob Houben
If you cast your memory back to episode 41 we talked to Jon Neale about his visit to the Agora school in Roermond, Netherlands and their innovative style of education. On this episode we are delighted to be joined by Rob Houben, the manager of Agora. As the manager, Rob is like the headteacher or principal.
January 12, 2020
EduFuturists #69 - The(Post)Modern World with Mark Allen
On this episode of the Edufuturists podcast we are chatting with friend of the podcast, Mark Allen. Mark has helped over two hundred schools become future-ready by moving them to the cloud. He works with schools on the three essential strands of Technology, Pedagogy and Engagement, to help them increase productivity both at the individual and the team level. His work has helped enhance learning for both children and adults, and both increase efficiency and save schools a lot of money.
January 5, 2020
EduFuturists #68 - Educational Leadership & Policy with Samantha Cohen
Joining us on this episode of the Edufuturists podcast is Samantha Cohen. Samantha leads the Amercian University School of Education's doctoral studies in Washington DC. She is responsible for launching the inaugural, practitioner based program in education leadership and policy. Samantha started her career as a first grade teacher in Atlanta, working with students and families to build partnerships and future pathways.
December 29, 2019
EduFuturists #67 - Student-Centred Learning with Erica Tuke
Our guest today is Erica Tuke is an Engineering Design teacher and Instructional Coach at Highland Park High School, in Chicago. Since Erica started teaching eight years ago, she has been exploring project-based learning, EdTech, and ways to make student curiosity the center of her lesson designs. After falling in love with the design thinking process a few years ago, Erica has fully adopted this model in her teaching approach. In addition to design thinking, Erica is passionate about equity in education spaces (especially STEM), authentic assessment, and helping teachers reach their fullest potential through coaching.
December 22, 2019
EduFuturists #66 - Digital Competence Framework with Kellie Goodall
Kellie is a teacher and Digital Learning Leader at Broughton Primary School. Kellie is passionate about enhancing teaching and learning by embedding digital technology in the classroom. She has recently returned to the classroom after a secondment as Regional Digital Leader for North Wales.
December 15, 2019
EduFuturists #65 - Investing and its relevance to education with Jamie Smith
Joining us again on the podcast today is Jamie Smith, who is joint with Paddy McGrath as our most capped guest. Jamie is a good friend of the Edufuturists and spoke at our Summit in July this year. Jamie is Executive Chairman at C-Learning as well as a serial investor and entrepreneur.
December 8, 2019
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December 5, 2019
Vault #27 - Unifrog
Unifrog helps students find their future. They bring all the available information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications.
December 4, 2019
EduFuturists #64 - The Leadership Factor with Drew Povey
Joining us on the podcast today is Drew Povey. At the age of 32 Drew became one of the youngest ever headteachers in the UK, when he became the head at Harrop Fold School in Salford. In 2017, Harrop Fold School became the focus of the Channel 4 TV show ‘Educating Manchester’, which documented the day to day life of the school.
December 1, 2019
EduFuturists #63 - Liquid Thinking with Damian Hughes
Joining us on the podcast is Professor Damian Hughes. Damian is a world-renowned keynote speaker who combines his practical and academic background within sport, organisation and change psychology to work as a trusted adviser to the business, education and sporting elite, specialising in the creation of high performing cultures. He has delivered training to and advised the whose who of business, education and sport, working with the likes of Sale Sharks, Warrington Wolves, West Bromwich Albion and the Great Britain Rugby League team.
November 24, 2019
EduFuturists #62 - Preparing students for a future yet to be imagined with Patrick McGrath
Joining us today is Patrick McGrath. Paddy is a great friend of the Edufuturists podcast, and has now appeared on more episodes than any other guest. As well as joining us on the show Paddy also led a workshop at the Edufuturists summit this summer and presented one of our awards on behalf of texthelp, the organisation he works for.
November 12, 2019
EduFuturists #61 - Becoming a Google Reference School with Zaitoon Bukhari
We are joined on the podcast today by Zaitoon Bukhari, who works not far away from me at Witton Park Academy in Blackburn. Zaitoon went to the University of Huddersfield and specialised in Human Biology before going on and completing her teacher training at Bradford College.
November 10, 2019
EduFuturists #60 - The WOW Wall & Beyond with Martin Boehm
Martin Boehm is a marketing professor at IE Business School in Madrid. For the last decade, he has been researching and consulting in the area of customer management. What really interests Professor Boehm from a marketing standpoint is the management of customer relationships in order to increase a firm’s long-term profitability.
November 3, 2019
EduFuturists #59 - Edumagineering with Lindsay Wesner
Lindsay is a passionate education visionary with vast experience assisting others in adapting to, and thriving in, technology-rich classroom environments. After graduating from the University of Stellenbosch with a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies, Anthropology and Xhosa, she completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education through the University of South Africa.
October 26, 2019
Vault #26 - Google Slides
Steve, Ben and Dan discuss Google Slides as an educational tool. This is a practical guide to the tool, with some of the classic features and new updates.
October 22, 2019
Edufuturists #58 - VR in Education with Steve Bambury
Our guest is Steve Bambury joining us all the way from Dubai! Steve has worked in education for 18 years, ultimately taking on the role of Head of Digital Learning and Innovation across the JESS Dubai school group. Steve now works as an independent technology consultant, supporting schools and other organisations to integrate technology effectively.
October 20, 2019
EduFuturists #57 - Design Thinking with Ben Rouse
Ben is a former Mathematics teacher who has worked with schools, districts and organisations on implementing change through educational technology since 2012 when he took his own school through a Google for Education implementation. Ben now leads the Google relationship for AppsEvents, a Google for Education Professional Development Partner. This involves working directly with the Google for Education team to design, create and deliver on a range of training experiences. Including instructional design for experiences at conferences such as SXSW Edu, ISTE and BETT. He is a Google Educator, Trainer & Innovator, holds an MA Master Degree in Leading Innovation and Change in Education and tweets at @Mr_BRouse.
October 12, 2019
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October 10, 2019
EduFuturists #56 - Burnley College Science & Technology Festival 2019
At Edufuturists we believe that the future of education must be influenced by industry. So in this special episode Dan, Ben and Steve are in the north west of England for the Burnley College Science and Technology Festival. At the festival we chat to industries and educators who are passionate about connecting and working together. We get into the benefits of technology for industry and how that needs to impact the classroom, so that students gain the right skills. We chat VR welding, robotic arms, construction technology, apprenticeships and Lego for Education. We also have a great chat with some of the strongest men in the world! Edufuturists Website
October 6, 2019
Vault #25 - Google Digital Studio
Darren Simons chats to us about Google Data Studio. Darren started his career in commercial radio after studying a national diploma in media. He went on to work at the BBC World Service as a Studio Manager before returning to his old college, Suffolk New College, in 2010 as a media lecturer.
October 1, 2019
EduFuturists #55 - Teachers & Techies with Dave Leonard & Abid Patel
We have got a double act joining us on the podcast and we have two men who are in that unenviable position of leading IT in their organisations. Both of them are newly minted Google Certified Innovators and are really keen to join up IT teams with teachers, making it easier to work together.
September 29, 2019
EduFuturists #54 - The Post-Growth Institute with Donnie Maclurcan
In this episode we are joined by Donnie Maclurcan. Donnie has been an entrepreneur since he was young: from selling his brothers artwork at the age of 8, trading on the stock market from the age of 12 and co-founding the post-growth institute, where he is now CEO. The Post Growth Institute is an international group exploring and inspiring paths to global prosperity that don’t rely on economic growth. The PGI primarily focuses on what economic systems will come after capitalism and what that system will look like.
September 21, 2019
EduFuturists #53 - From Apprentice to Learning Technologist with Charlie James
Our guest today is Charlie James. Charlie is a Learning Technologist at Basingstoke College of Technology, a Google Reference College in the South East of England. A strong believer in student-centered learning, Charlie has an affinity for technologies and approaches which empower and accommodate all learners. Charlie also has a keen interest in AI and machine learning, social media and the uses of data within education, and is proud to be a Level 1 Google Educator.
September 14, 2019
Vault #24 - 50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom
We chat to Pete Atherton about his book "50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom"
September 10, 2019
EduFuturists #52 - Google Science Journal with Amanda Alford
Our guest today is Amanda Alford, a seventh-grade science and Google Education teacher at Switzerland County School Corporation in Vevay, Indiana. She is the host of Facing Your Fears podcast which has had some awesome guests including Eric Curts and Matt Miller.
September 7, 2019
Vault #23 - Automagical Apps
Our guest today is John McGowan, CEO at Unicorn Magic creating at
September 5, 2019
EduFuturists #51 - CyberFirst and GCHQ with Patrick B
Patrick (if that is his real name) is the technical lead for the UK government’s CyberFirst programme.
August 31, 2019
EduFuturists #50 - First Day of Jamboard with Tom Mullaney
Our guest today is Tom Mullaney. Tom is the Digital Learning Coach at Carroll Middle School in Raleigh, NC. He is dedicated to making school engaging for students and sustainable for teachers. Tom’s public education experience includes Special Education, Social Studies, educational technology coaching, and digital design in New York, Pennsylvania, California, and North Carolina.
August 24, 2019
EduFuturists #49 - Switching off the tech with Carrie Hamilton
Our guest is Carrie Hamilton. Carrie is one of the rare educators who wouldn’t want to be anywhere but in a middle grades classroom. She’s spent a decade teaching sixth grade, first as a social studies teacher at a charter school designed to meet the needs of the local refugee community, and now teaching across the curriculum at a small independent school in Atlanta, Georgia
August 17, 2019
EduFuturists #48 - Sketchnoting with Stephanie Signer
Our guest is Stephanie Signer. Stephanie is a Teacher/Librarian, Grade 5/6 Teacher and Technology Lead Teacher with the York Region District School Board in Ontario, Canada.
August 10, 2019
EduFuturists #47 - Technology Enhanced Learning with Pete Atherton
Our guest is Pete Atherton. Pete has been a teacher for over 20 years, now a writer and lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University and Edge Hill University.
August 3, 2019
EduFuturists #46 - The Equity Revolution with Cheyenne Batista
Our guest is Cheyenne Batista. Cheyenne is Founder & CEO of Firefly Worldwide Inc., a global education consulting firm supporting visionary leaders to achieve their missions brilliantly.
July 27, 2019
EduFuturists #45 - Promoting educator choice and voice with Dr. Tim Green
Our guest in this episode is Dr. Tim Green. Tim is a professor of Educational Technology and Teacher Education at California State University
July 20, 2019
Vault #22 - Soundtrap
Soundtrap is an online music recording studio
July 18, 2019
EduFuturists #44 - Staying Connected with Jake Miller
Our guest today is Jake Miller - the EduGIF Guy. We explore professional development for educators and how important it is to stay connected.
July 13, 2019
Vault #21 - Be Internet Legends
In this episode of the Vault we chat to Megan Rose from all about the Google programme Be Internet Legends
July 9, 2019
EduFuturists #43 - Digital Collaboration with Guto Aaron
Guto Aaron has a real passion for helping students learn and teachers teach in their own native language. He is a former lawyer and primary school teacher in Caerphilly.
July 7, 2019
EduFuturists #42 - The Future is Open with David Price OBE
Joining us on this episode is David Price. David is a global thought leader, learning futurist and author, specialising in how organisations learn, innovate and make themselves fit for the future.
June 29, 2019
Vault #19 - Smashboard Edu
In this episode of the Vault we chat to Dee Lanier from EdTechTeam all about Smashboard Edu.
June 26, 2019
Edufuturists #41 - The Halcyon London International School Model with Jon Neale
Jon Neale is the Digital Learning Leader at Halcyon London International School and is passionate about the effective use of technology to enhance learning outcomes.
June 24, 2019
Vault #18 - Google Accessibility Tools
We are joined by Louise Jones a UK Regional Manager for Google for Education. Louise talks us through the amazing accessibility tools available in G Suite and Chromebooks and the impact they are having.
June 18, 2019
EduFuturists #40 - Would Leonardo da Vinci have excelled in our school system with Andrew Hammond
Andrew Hammond is a teacher, author and trainer. He is Director of Research, Innovation and Outreach at Holmewood House School in Kent.
June 15, 2019
Vault #17 - Qwiqr
Qwiqr is a tools that enables teachers to give their students individual video, audio, text or web feedback, linked to a printed QR code stuck on to their work.
June 11, 2019
Bitesize #16 - The Future of Education Part 1 with the Edufuturists
A discussion about the future of education
June 9, 2019
EduFuturists #39 - Chatbots in Education with Aftab Hussain
Aftab Hussain is the ILT Manager at Bolton College. The College has a proven reputation in the use of learning analytics, adaptive learning and conversational services.
June 8, 2019
Bitesize #15 - Your only true failure is not attempting the audacious by Mark Wagner
Your only true failure is not attempting the audacious
June 5, 2019
Vault #16 - WriQ
We are joined by Jason Carroll, the product manager of WriQ.
June 4, 2019
Bitesize #14 - Be vulnerable as a teacher starting out with edtech by Kim Mattina
Be vulnerable as a teacher starting out with edtech by Kim Mattina
June 3, 2019
Bitesize #13 - It's not an edtech strategy by Mark Anderson
It's not an edtech strategy, it's a teaching and learning strategy.
June 2, 2019
EduFuturists #38 - The importance of educational research with Hannah Tyreman
Hannah is Head of Online Learning and Community at the Chartered College of Teaching where she develops a range of online CPD opportunities for educators working in a variety of settings.
June 1, 2019
Bitesize #12 - Accessibility tools to help everyone by Cat Lamin
Cat Lamin, Rapberry Pi Certified Educator, ADE 2015, CAS Master Teacher & Google Certified Trainer, talks to us about accessibility tools available in Google and with third party apps to support learning.Have you signed up for the Edufuturists...
May 29, 2019
Vault #15 - Noble Doughnut
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault we chat to Elysia Willis from Noble Doughnut.
May 29, 2019
Bitesize #11 - What is digital intelligence by Laura White
Laura White, Religious Studies & Philosophy Teacher at St Catherine's, Bramley and Google Innovator Coach at #DEN18 and #LON19 talks to us their approach to digital intelligence.Have you signed up for the Edufuturists Summit & Awards on 12th...
May 27, 2019
Bitesize #10 - Stories of Impact by Louise Jones
Louise Jones, Google for Education Regional Lead for Scotland, discusses the stories of impact from her work North of the Wall!Have you signed up for the Edufuturists Summit & Awards on 12th July in Lancashire? Book on today at...
May 26, 2019
EduFuturists #37 - Artificial intelligence in education with Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith is Executive Chairman of C-Learning, a Cloud Learning Services company which provides schools with a range of services and solutions to help teachers and students make the most of technology hosted in the cloud.
May 25, 2019
Bitesize #9 - Digital Parenting by Dr Neelam Parmar
What is digital parenting and how can we prepare parents to support their children in using digital tools
May 22, 2019
Vault #14 - Canva
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault we are joined by Michael Kaufman to discuss the revolutionary graphic design tool Canva.
May 22, 2019
Bitesize #8 - What is dynamic learning by Kasey Bell
What is dynamic learning?
May 20, 2019
Bitesize #7 Maximising School Budgets by Al Kingsley
Maximising school budgets in a time of austerity
May 19, 2019
EduFuturists #36 - Winning with support staff in your school with Googler Dean Stokes
Dean Stokes is the Google for Education Adoption Lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
May 18, 2019
Bitesize #6 - Why is it important to teach digital citizenship by Henry Platten
Henry Platten (Go Bubble and eCadets) talks about why we should think about digital citizenship as a key facet of the modern
May 17, 2019
Bitesize #5 - A healthy balance between work, technology and life by Eric Curts
Eric Curts (Control Alt Achieve) talks about how it is essential to get the right balance between your job, your technology and your life.
May 15, 2019
Vault #13 - Google Applied Digital Skills
In this episode of the Vault Ben, Steve and Dan discuss the remarkable Applied Digital Skills courses from Google.
May 15, 2019
Bitesize #4 - Technology is not the solution by Kasey Bell
In this bitesize podcast from Edufuturists Kasey Bell (Shake Up Learning) talks about how technology is not the solution.
May 13, 2019
Bitesize #3 - Technology in the classroom can transform lives by Matt Miller
In this bitesize podcast Matt Miller (Ditch that Textbook) talked about a skype project between students in the USA and students in Kenya.
May 12, 2019
EduFuturists #35 - Increase productivity for individuals and teams with Mark Allen
Since 2006, Mark Allen has helped over two hundred schools become future-ready by moving them to the cloud.
May 12, 2019
Vault #12 - Learning by Questions
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault we chat to Peter Lee from Learning by Questions.
May 9, 2019
Bitesize #2 - 10x Thinking by Mark Allen
A few minutes of wisdom from leading edtech practitioners around the world. @edinthecloudsVisit Edufuturists
May 7, 2019
Bitesize #1 - Preparing students for the future workforce by Kasey Bell
Preparing students for the future workforce by Kasey Bell
May 5, 2019
EduFuturists #34 - Podcasting like a pro with Jeffrey Bradbury
Jeffrey Bradbury, is author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students. He is the creator of, TeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today.
May 5, 2019
Vault #11 - Easy EdTech Podcast
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault we chat to Monica Burns from all about her instructional podcast Easy EdTech Podcast.
May 1, 2019
EduFuturists #33 - Fasttrack to Google Trainer with Iain Thompson
ain is Advanced Practitioner for Technology Enhanced Learning at Leeds City College.
April 28, 2019
Vault #10 - Quizlet
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault we chat to Laura Oppenheimer from Quizlet all about this famous edtech app.
April 24, 2019
EduFuturists #32 - Capturing student learning experiences with Al Kingsley
ur guest today, Al Kingsley is the Managing Director of NetSupport Software and Chair of Hampton Academies Trust.
April 21, 2019
Vault #9 - TeacherCast
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault we chat to Jeffrey Bradbury about Teacher Cast.
April 17, 2019
EduFuturists #31 - Making life easier for teachers with Oli Trussell
Our guest today is Oli Trussell, a Google Certified Innovator, Trainer and Administrator, with experience delivering training to small and large groups all over the world.
April 14, 2019
Vault #8 - Google Forms
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault we chat about he Google Forms.
April 10, 2019
EduFuturists #30 - Creating an AHA moment with Jen Giffen
Our guest today is Jen Giffen (aka Virtual Giff) who is a Digital Literacy Consultant in the York Region District School Board in Ontario, Canada.
April 7, 2019
Vault #7 - Google Jamboard
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault we chat about he Google Jamboard and app.
April 2, 2019
EduFuturists #29 - Technology is not the only solution with Jake Miller
Our guest today is Jake Miller. Jake is a Google for Education Trainer and is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Brady Middle School in the Orange City School District
March 31, 2019
Vault #6 - EdTechTeam Extensions
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault we chat to Chris Craft from EdTechTeam to discuss their Extensions.
March 27, 2019
EduFuturists #28 - There is another way with ICT Evangelist Mark Anderson
We are joined by Mark Anderson, known to many as ICT Evangelist.
March 24, 2019
Vault #5 - EquatIO
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault we chat to Patrick McGrath from Texthelp to discuss the amazing maths tool EquatIO.
March 20, 2019
EduFuturists #27 - Making administration easier with Richard Walls
Richard Walls the head office of the Viktor Rydberg Schools Foundation which runs 6 (soon to be 7!) schools in the Stockholm region.
March 17, 2019
Vault #4 - Pear Deck
In this episode of the Edufuturists Vault Ben, Dan and Steven are joined by Risa from Pear Deck to discuss this amazing edtech tool.
March 13, 2019
EduFuturists #26 - More Now with Mark Wagner Part 2
In part two of this interview with Mark Wagner, we discuss the Google Innovator Academy and the use of online multiplayer games in learning.
March 10, 2019
Vault #3 - EdPuzzle
In the third episode of this new series Ben, Dan and Steven are joined by EdPuzzle enthusiast Nick Hughes, a teacher at Accrington Academy, to discuss all things EdPuzzle.
March 6, 2019
EduFuturists #25 - More Now with Mark Wagner Part 1
In part one of this interview with Mark Wagner, we discuss the mission of marks organisation EdTechTeam, his visit to the White House and leadership.
March 3, 2019
Vault #2 - Wakelet
In the second episode of this new series Ben, Dan and Steven from EduFuturists discuss the value of using the website and app Wakelet.
February 27, 2019
EduFuturists #24 - The potential of digital tools to support reflection with Laura White
Laura White is Director of Digital Learning and Head of Thinking Skills at St Catherine's, a high achieving independent girls' school in Bramley.
February 24, 2019
Vault #1 - Screencastify
In the first episode of this new series Ben, Dan and Steven from EduFuturists discuss the value of using the tool Screencastify, in education.
February 20, 2019
EduFuturists #23 - Making technology accessible for all with Cat Lamin
In our first podcast with Steven Hope, we interview Cat Lamin. Cat is a trained primary school teacher, turned independent consultant of computer science.
February 17, 2019
EduFuturists #22 - Enhancing learning through technology with Jesse Lubinsky
Dan and Ben chat with Jesse Lubinsky.
February 10, 2019
EduFuturists #21 - Connecting education leaders to support school change with Simone Gessler
Ben and Dan chat to Assistant Superintendent of Learning, Simone Gessler.
February 3, 2019
EduFuturists #20 - The Icelandic School Model with Ingvi Omarsson
Dan and Ben chat to the only Apple Distinguished Educator in Iceland, Ingvi Omarsson.
January 27, 2019
EduFuturists #19 - Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility with Henry Platten
In this episode, Dan and Ben chat to the CEO and Founder of eCadets & GoBubble, Henry Platten.
January 20, 2019
EduFuturists #18 - Inclusive digital technology with Louise Jones
In this episode, Dan and ben chat to Scotland’s Regional Manager for Google for Education, Louise Jones.
January 13, 2019
EduFuturists #17 - The 2019 Discussion
In the first episode of 2019 Ben and Dan discuss 2018 and look forward to the year ahead.
January 6, 2019
EduFuturists #16 - Using Flipgrid for strategic engagement with Adam Parker-Goldberg
Ben and Dan chat to Adam Parker-Goldberg from Flipgrid.
December 30, 2018
EduFuturists #15 - Helping everyone read, write and communicate with Patrick McGrath
Dan & Ben interview the Educational Technology Specialist for Texthelp Patrick McGrath
December 23, 2018
EduFuturists #14 - Technology in the primary phase with Gareth Morgan
Dan & Ben interview Gareth Morgan.
December 16, 2018
EduFuturists #13 - The BCOT Model with Scott Hayden
This week Ben and Dan chat to a digital innovator who is living the Google for Education dream at Basingstoke College of Technology in the UK.
December 9, 2018
EduFuturists #12 - Design thinking with Leslie McBeth
This week Dan and Ben chat with Leslie McBeth in Canada.
December 2, 2018
EduFuturists #11 - The Google Certified Innovator Experience
Dan interviews Ben about his recent journey of becoming a Google for Education Certified Innovator.
November 25, 2018
EduFuturists #10 - Driving student engagement through passion with Carmel Bones
Carmel Bones is a sought after trainer and consultant to teachers
November 18, 2018
EduFuturists #9 - Using iPads in the primary phase with Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey is director of Animate2Educate
November 11, 2018
EduFuturists #8 - Imagining a new way to educate with Jamie Smith
In this episode Dan and Ben chat to Jamie Smith.
November 4, 2018
EduFuturists #7 - Becoming a Google Educator with Wendy Whitaker
We are delighted to be joined by Wendy Whitaker a primary school teacher in the UK
October 27, 2018
EduFuturists #6 - Training in the UK with Andrew Caffrey
an and Ben interview Andrew Caffrey, the UK Regional Director of EdTeachTeam.
October 20, 2018
EduFuturists #5 - Troubleshoot your technology problems with Kim Mattina
We stay in the USA and move from Ohio to New Jersey to interview Kim Mattina.
October 13, 2018
EduFuturists #4 - Building a network with Eric Curts
This week Dan and Ben chat with Eric Curts
October 6, 2018
EduFuturists #3 - Technology in the P.E. classroom with Adam Llevo
Dan and Ben chat with Adam Llevo, a PE teacher and lecturer based in the North West of England.
September 29, 2018
EduFuturists #2 - Start with Why with Steven Hope
Dan and Ben chat with Steven Hope, the Head of Independent Learning at Leeds City College.
September 22, 2018
EduFuturists #1 - Leading technological change with Andrew Strachan
Dan and Ben chat with Andrew Strachan who is leading technological change at St. Thomas More School, Blaydon.
September 7, 2018
In the Studio #11 - The EduTech Summit 2018 Review and Haptic Networks
In our last episode of this season we discuss our schools technology conference The EduTech Summit 2018 ( and we interview Joe and Darrell from Haptic Networks
July 8, 2018
In the Studio #10 - Dr. Neelam Parmar
In our main feature we chat with Neelam Parmar, the Director of e-Learning at Ashford School and author of several books about the digital revolution.
June 2, 2018
In the Studio #9 - Al Kingsley
In our main feature we chat with Al Kingsley, the Managing Director of Net Support Software and Chair of Hampton Academies Trust.
May 28, 2018
In the Studio #8 - Mark Allen
10X thinking in education
May 13, 2018
In the Studio GDPR Special - Tony Sheppard
An interview with Tony Sheppard about the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
May 5, 2018
In the Studio #7 - The Future of Education
Dan and Ben discuss the future of education
April 28, 2018
In the Studio #6 - Henry Platten from eCadets
Digital Citizenship and online safety with eCadet's Henry Platten
April 21, 2018
In the Studio #5 - Teacher Toolkit
Dan & Ben interview Ross McGill AKA Teacher Toolkit - the most influential education blogger in the UK
April 14, 2018
In the Studio #4 - Matt Miller
Matt Miller (Ditch that Textbook and the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast) chats to Dan and Ben.
March 23, 2018
In the Studio #3 - Kasey Bell
Kasey Bell (Shake Up Learning and the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast) chats to Dan and Ben.
March 17, 2018
In the Studio #2 - Giving Feedback to Students
How the Google for Education tools can make feedback more effective and less time consuming
March 8, 2018
In the Studio #1 - BETT Show
Dan & Ben discuss BETT Show 2018, using Cast for Education in the classroom and building your own PLN on social media.
February 10, 2018