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ClassDojo app takes mindfulness to scale in public education

Ben Williamson A globally popular educational app used by millions of teachers and schoolchildren worldwide has begun to deliver mindfulness meditation training into classrooms. Based on a mobile app that teachers can carry in their pockets, ClassDojo is embedding positive psychology … Continue reading

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Educating Silicon Valley

Ben Williamson Image credit: Steve Jurvetson A reality TV show in the UK has documented what school life is like in different geographical parts of the country. Starting in 2011 with Educating Essex, the format has since included Educating Yorkshire, … Continue reading

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Decoding ClassDojo

Ben Williamson The globally popular classroom behaviour management app ClassDojo is being extended into a tool to support children’s ‘character development’ and ‘growth mindsets.’ ClassDojo illustrates how new educational technologies are simultaneously the product of venture capital investment and new … Continue reading

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Education and the big data imaginary

Ben Williamson Big data and ‘smarter’ software systems are beginning to impact on education, particularly within the schools sector. In a paper prepared for the Big Data–Social Data conference at the University of Warwick, I have sought to trace the … Continue reading

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Smarter, crowdsourced, super startup schools

Ben Williamson Disruptive innovation. Bleeding edge. Scalable solutions. The Uber for X. Silicon Valley is routinely ridiculed for the language of technology entrepreneurship and startup culture it has dispersed. Yet the Silicon Valley lexicon is fast becoming part of the … Continue reading

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