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First ed-invent for 2015

I will be running the first ed-invent of 2015 at Magna Academy School in Poole on Feb. 9th. This will be a sort of INSET day for a small group drawn from the senior management teams across the Aspirations Academy Trust. I spent a few hours at Magna last week and wasn’t surprised when one […]

ed-invent @ St John’s Brighton

Dan Axson and Rachel Jones organised the first ever alumni-led ed-invent, which was held on a beautiful sunny Saturday at St John’s in Brighton. One of the aims of ed-invent was to extend our reach by allowing anyone who had attended to run an event. Dan and Rachel (both previous ed-invent finalists), did an amazing […]

StartUp Weekend EDU Cambridge May 2014

The third StartUp Weekend EDU was held on the May bank holiday weekend at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, 16 months since the last event and the first to be held outside London. Unlike the last event at Google in January 2013, I had nothing to do with the organization and instead volunteered as […]

StartUp Weekend EDU Cambridge 24 May 2014

Organising and running StartUp Weekend EDU London 2013 was where the idea for ed-invent started. In a weeks time there is another StartUp Weekend EDU taking place in Cambridge. Anyone with an interest in edtech should consider going and that’s not just educators but also people with dev experience  (app, front and back-end etc) as […]

Our first INSET at Thomas’s Kensington

Last year I met Jo Ebner, Headteacher at <strong><span style=”color: #3366ff;”><a title=”Thomas’s Kensington” href=”http://www.thomas-s.co.uk/Kensington-Home” target=”_blank”><span style=”color: #3366ff;”>Thomas’s Kensington</span></a></span></strong>, one of the four schools in the <strong><span style=”color: #3366ff;”><a title=”Thomas’s London Day Schools” href=”http://www.thomas-s.co.uk” target=”_blank”><span style=”color: #3366ff;”>Thomas’s of London Day School</span></a></span></strong> group. Jo explained some of the concerns she had about staff engagement relating to a […]

Dan Axon’s thoughts about ed-invent

Dan and John were ed-invent’s hardest workers; they found a BEHAG and went for it. In Brighton they were just pipped by Jane Waite and Derek Croghan, but reapplied and won a place at the finals via Virtual ed-invent, with an updated version of their procurement idea. We can’t wait to see what they do after […]

Martyn Coleman’s experience at ed-invent

I work for KGV College in Southport which is a beacon 6<sup>th</sup> form college. I am the Director of IT and have been for the last 8 years. I have taught a little whilst at KGV, but I was the only finalist who wasn’t a teacher by trade. I only learned of the existence of […]

Synopsis of the finals

48 hours can be a long time in edtech. The ed-invent advance team gathered early on Friday afternoon to triple check the arrangements for the finalists and mentors over the next 54 hours. Our venue, The Belfry sat amid a modern extension of the old Cambridgeshire town of Cambourne. To make the hotel conference room […]