WomenEd Blogs

The Promise of Sisterhood #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023
Kiran Satti
Diversity
By Kiran Satti  @KSunray3 'Intersectional feminism centres the voices of those experiencing overlapping, concurrent forms of oppression in order to understand the depths of the inequalities and the relationships among them in any given context.' UN Women, 2020 Intersectional Feminism at its core invites connectedness. However, there is an hist...
Digital Strategic Lead? Navigating the CPD journey #WomenEdTech
Clare Erasmus
General Blogs
By Clare Erasmus  @cerasmusteach Welcome to the final blog in our series of seven tech blogs from the inaugural meeting of our new private space for #WomenEdTech. Here, Clare takes a look at her path to becoming a digital strategic lead. A few years ago I was Head of the Digital Tech subjects and the Senior Mental Health Lead at my school. In ...
Virtual Reality In Teaching Must Be About More Than Riding Rollercoasters #WomenEdTech
Kate Sida-Nicholls
General Blogs
By Kate Sida-Nicholls @SidaNicholls The use of technology in teaching and learning has developed exponentially since COVID.  Three years ago, colleagues from the #EdTech world were confused and disheartened about how teachers could not appear to accept the opportunities that the use of technology could have on supporting their teaching and wor...
Accessibility for all #WomenEdTech
Sammy White
Representation
By Sammy White @WhatTheTrigMath "All technology is assistive technology." Carol Allen's words are ringing in my ears from this #EdTech Show from last year hosted by Bukky Yusuf.  All technology assists us, makes things easier, that's why we use it.  Some technology, though, is essential for some users. For example, text to speech software...
Diversity and #EdTech: Two Book Suggestions #WomenEdTech
Bukky Yusuf
Diversity
By Bukky Yusuf @rondelle10_b    LinkedIn When it comes to certain aspects of #EdTech (learning platform upgrades, immersive learning tools, AI and machine based learning), changes can happen so rapidly. Yet, consistent 'thorny issues' remain relatively unchanged. 'The Missing Voices in EdTech: Bringing Diversity Into EdTech' by Rafra...
What is Jasper AI and how can it be used as a Virtual Assistant in education? #WomenEdTech
Frances Akinde
General Blogs
by Frances Akinde @frankietweetart I have become fascinated with the increasing use of AI platforms and how this can be applied to Education. Jasper AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that allows users to create virtual assistants and automate processes. It can be used to create an AI-powered assistant to help with tasks, such as schedu...
Careers awareness in primary schools: Putting the ‘Ed’ in #EdTech. #WomenEdTech
Lou Doyle
Leadership
by Lou Doyle @LouiseMesma Whilst the statistics vary depending on the source you use and the definition of what sits in the 'digital' sector, women make up approximately a quarter of the workforce. Even less in leadership roles. Overall, the pace of progress to close the gap is at a snail's pace. Yet we have the inverse of that figure in the educat...
What exactly is #EdTech Leadership? #WomenEdTech
Neelam Parmar
Leadership
By Neelam Parmar @neelamaparmar1 LinkedIN Welcome to the first of SEVEN blogs from attendees of our inaugural #WomenEdDigiMeet held last week, which we will publish over the coming days. First up, we have Neelam, who asks what makes a #EdTech Leader? I have had this question posed to me many times. For anyone interested in a #EdTech leadership...
Female Infertility: how school leaders can do better to support women in the workplace
Mrs. Sarah Mullen
Womens Health
By Mrs. Sarah Mullen  @BCAMrsMullen In 2007 I was diagnosed with unexplained infertility. At the time I was a middle leader, newly married and the diagnosis hit me hard. What followed was 5 years of fertility treatment, miscarriages, ectopic pregnancy and a gruelling adoption process, all whilst still trying to forge a career in education. Tod...
Let's Talk About Sexism
Kirsty P.
Unconscious Gender Bias
By Kirsty P.  @TeacherBusy I've been teaching for 12 years; I've worked in two schools but visited many. I've been a teacher, a Head of Year and now a Lead Practitioner. Here's some things that have happened to me during the last 12 years in my career at various points:I've asked groups of students to put rubbish in the bin and been ignored/la...

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