As Wales announce that they plan on following Scotland in their decision to cancel end of year exams in 2021, Texthelper Patrick McGrath is joined by Daren White, a Senior Leader across two Secondary Academies in Essex, to explore the changing face of assessment.
They discuss what this move away from exams means for teachers and students. And how technology can support more formative assessment and provide the continuous, meaningful feedback that students need to succeed. Listen to their chat to learn more.
Welcome to the Texthelp Talks podcast! In this episode we hear from our CEO and Founder, Martin McKay. Each year, Martin sits down to explore what the biggest trends in education for the upcoming year will be. This year has been a year like no other. So while we’re looking ahead to 2021 and what’s to come, Martin also reflects on what the effects of the global pandemic has taught us, both in education and in Texthelp as an organization.
On this episode of the Texthelp Talks podcast Joni Degner, Texthelp Territory Director and UDL expert, chats to Louis Shanafelt, EquatIO Product Manager, about how to make the math classroom a more even playing field for every student. They’ll explore topics like setting goals with your students, helping everyone to understand what’s expected of them during the lesson. They’ll also look into how students arrive to class with preconceived barriers to learning and what you can do to both plan for those and design your instruction to address them head on.
In this episode of Texthelp Talks, Fiona Thomas, Louis Shanafelt and Patrick McGrath got together to chat about their favorite topic - math! In particular they explored the recent guidance report that's been released by the UK's Education Endowment Foundation, looking at how we can improve math in upper primary and lower secondary, through the lens of digital tools.