Networks, authority & control

Networks, authority & control

The world wide web was designed to be open. It transcends international borders and allows the free flow of information, which according to the OECD (2017) is important to “trade, innovation, entrepreneurship, growth and social prosperity”, but this causes...
Reading: How We Learn – Benedict Carey

Reading: How We Learn – Benedict Carey

A little while ago I read Benedict Carey’s How We Learn. I made a few sketchnotes from the big take-aways & thought I’d share them here. These sketchnotes have formed the basis of a few lessons I’ve taught on study skills to students aged...
Re: We’re all cyborgs now

Re: We’re all cyborgs now

This talk brought together the quite a lot of the key ideas from a bunch of texts that I’ve called ‘big ideas in tech’ on the course I teach. I’ll go through them one by one here. Everyone is carrying a wormhole in their pocket This idea of...
In response to Ken Robinson

In response to Ken Robinson

I love Ken Robinson, and think he makes a lot of really good points in the talk above. I think he’s right that the systems of education that I have encountered (English National Curriculum & International Baccalaureate) can squeeze out individualism, talent...