Learning@CMC was a focused strand of sessions during the CMC, on the theme of EdTech.
Culture for Kids Goes Digital
Arts and cultural organisations showed how they’re reaching, engaging and inspiring children digitally to create a more accessible and personal experience. Speakers included:
Innovation in Education
‘Innovation in Education’ brought together a panel of professionals to discuss how they approach a balance between education and entertainment in 2016, how they plan to turn boring lesson plans into children’s media brands and platforms of the future. Speakers included:
Too Cool for School
What’s the role for pure entertainment content within education? Is it just sugar coating to tempt children in or can it be an effective learning resource? Speakers included:
How can you teach kids in a world where they are the experts? We will examine how Minecraft is being used in the classroom and at home, as well as for creative and artistic means. The session concludes with a panel discussion exploring the opportunities Minecraft can offer, that traditional education methods may not. Speakers included Stuart Ball, Microsoft, Donna Comerford, People in IT, Solly the Kid and Adam Clarke , Minecraft Artist.
Creative Curriculum – Lost or Not?
Time for non-core subjects, including art, music and languages, is getting squeezed out of the classroom. How can we ensure children consider creative careers and where can digital solutions help?
Stuart Dredge, Journalist, Guardian/Apps Playground and Justin Cooke, CEO, Big Clever Learning