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Hybrid Learning Is Here To Stay – EdTech News July 2021

For many of us, the summer holidays have already started. It’s a time to reflect on the past school year and to look forward to the next. More than ever before, we’re not quite sure what the new school year will bring and especially if it will involve more homeschooling too.Read More

Cultural Awareness

6 Ideas To Raise Intercultural Awareness With Your Students/Children

Do you have a diverse mix of cultures in your classroom? Do you think they have a strong understanding of their own culture and those of their peers? How do they communicate across these cultures and overcome differences? Many people tend to think that “kids will be kids”. They will find a way to communicate. Though, quite often, they are under equipped and lack support to try and understand cultural differences.

As part of my 21st Century Skills blog series, we will explore six practical ideas on raising your students’ cultural awareness.Read More

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Teaching Online Masterclass (TOM) Series 2: Now Available

We’re pleased to announce that Teaching Online Masterclass (TOM) Series 2 is now available!

TOM is a free online professional development resource for educators making the leap into remote teaching and learning. With a catalogue of bite-sized videos produced in partnership with Innovate UK, TOM 2.0 will guide the skills K-12 educators can expand on to boost their online teaching. Watching and acting on the practical tips delivered in TOM series 2 will encourage confidence in teachers, and notably, create an enhanced online learning experience for students.Read More

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Is Your Child at the Centre of Their Education? – Part Two

Last month I looked at the beginnings of child-centred education – you can read it here. Whilst John Dewey was the father of all free-thinkers in the education sector, it was his ideas and theories which were carried forward, expanded and practically implemented by free-thinking education heavyweights such as Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and Maria Montessori.Read More

How EdTech Can Help Steer Us Towards Sustainability

How EdTech Can Help Steer Us Towards Sustainability: EdTech News June

The Summer holidays are almost in sight even though it may feel that this year was the year that school forgot.Read More

The Pitch Competition: Meet The Judges

Over the past six months, we have been reaching out to students, asking them to develop their own videos on the moments in history that mean the most to them. The judging of these submissions is two-fold – public vote and expert judging panel.Read More

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The Untold Pitch Competition

It’s here. We’re excited to share with you the Untold Pitch Competition!

Over the last few months, we’ve been hosting workshops with a group of students from two different schools in California: High Tech High School and Huntington Beach High School.Read More

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How To Look Natural On Camera: Makematic Behind-the-Scenes Vlog

In episode 14, I’m showing you how to look natural on camera. Not for the purpose of Zoom calls or Zoom presentations, as I am still working on that. This is to produce quick vlogs at home or for that TikTok video that you’ve been working on for 30 minutes, just so you could get the lip-sync timing right.Read More

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Our Partnership with Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC)

‘People needed to know the history of our state (which was half of the stories we told). The other half want to honor our history as a region so others in our state/nation would know our untold story.’ Kimberly Sergent

In 2020, Makematic and the Driving Force Institute for Public Engagement teamed up with the non-profit educational cooperative KVEC (Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative) to create two series for the growing history and civics collection Untold.Read More

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Why Untold History Matters

Recently, there has been a wave of efforts to diversify the history we learn about in the classroom.Read More

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Employee Spotlight: Shirin Edwards, Rights Executive

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when we create our videos? This month, we spoke to Rights Executive, Shirin Edwards who’s only been at Makematic for 7 months but has already made a big impact on our production process.Read More

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