Putting British edtech on the map

 

Want to see, at a glance, the nearest edtech mover and shaker to you? With the Education Foundation’s new edtech interactive map you can do just that. It plots the people, products and projects around the UK that are making a difference in the edtech world, with the option to click on the points to discover more information. You can also zoom in and pan around the map to get a sense of where edtech activity is clustering.

The edtech interactive map follows the launch last week of the British #Edtech Badge, a pilot initiative to raise the visibility of the vibrant British edtech sector, focusing on safety and articulating impact.

 

We were delighted to host its launch at London CLC HQ at an evening celebrating the prestigious Edtech 50 report, which shines a spotlight on those pioneering a new future in education through technology (and we are very proud to have received a judge’s commendation for our work).

Speakers included the Education Foundation’s Ty Goddard (@ty_Goddard), introducing the initiative and highlighting the importance of edtech to the British economy, Jisc’s futurologist Martin Hamilton (@Martin_Hamilton), and our own Sarah Horrocks (@s_horrox), talking about the work of London CLC.

Osi Ejiofor, assistant head, teacher of Stem and creator of Osi’s Tech Tips (@osistechtips) gave an inspiring talk on making a difference in education. He described his journey from community worker to school leader, how digital helps move learning forward and how he has used #edtech to help learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to thrive. Henry Platten from @eCadets talked about the importance of community, how children can support each other with online safety and the free, safe social networking platform @joinbubble.

 

Launching the British Education Technology Edtech badge. Credentialing integrity, safety, research, impact in education technology #edtech50 @ty_goddard pic.twitter.com/PUaCBM66wi

— London CLC (@LdnCLC) June 13, 2018

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