Teachers vs Tech? The Case For An Ed Tech Revolution by Daisy Christodoulou

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Daisy Christodoulou asks why ed tech – with all its potential – hasn’t yet had the transformative impact on education that it has long promised.

Rooted in research and written from an educationalist’s perspective, Teachers vs Tech?  examines a broad range of topics, from the science of learning and assessment to the continued importance of teaching facts, exploring international examples from both big brand digital platforms and smaller start-ups.

Daisy Christodoulou draws on her experience working in classrooms and within the education community to outline a revolutionary vision for the future: one where technology is developed in conjunction with teacher expertise and is ultimately used to improve education outcomes for all. 

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Agatha Oddly – Murder At The Museum by Lena Jones

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Agatha Oddly: No case too odd … 

Agatha Oddlow’s just stumbled across her next big case … a murder at the British Museum.

But as Agatha starts to dig beneath the surface she begins to suspect that a wider plot is afoot below London – a plot involving a disused Tube station, a huge fireworks display and five thousand tonnes of gold bullion.

Luckily, Agatha’s on the trail …

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The Case For A Four Day Week by Anna Coote, Aidan Harper and Alfie Stirling

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Not long ago, people thought that a ten-hour, six-day week was normal; now, it’s the eight-hour, five-day week.  Will that soon be history too?

In this book, three leading experts argue why it should be.  They map out a pragmatic pathway to a shorter working week that safeguards earnings for the lower-paid and keeps the economy flourishing.  They argue that this radical vision will give workers time to be better parents and carers, allow men and women to share paid and unpaid work more equally, and help to save jobs – and create new ones – in the post-pandemic era.  Not only that, but it will combat stress and illness caused by overwork and help to protect the environment. 

This is essential reading for anyone who has ever felt they could live and work a lot better if all weekends are three days long. 

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A Book Of Milliganimals by Spike Milligan

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Do you know what a Onecan is?  Have you met a Gofongo or the Bald Twit Lion?  Can you guess what the Wiggle-Woggle said?

Another collection of goonish poems and zany drawings by Spike Milligan.  

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Small Dreams Of A Scorpion by Spike Milligan

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They chop down 100ft trees

To make chairs

I bought one

I am six-foot-one inch

When I sit in the chair

I’m four foot two.

Did they really chop down a 100ft tree

To make me look shorter? 

Here’s a volume of Millipoems on pollution, population and conservation – serious subjects, overlaid by the inimitable Milligan humour.  

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Good Girls Die First by Kathryn Foxfield

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THE NIGHT BEGAN WITH BLACKMAIL:

Eight o’clock.  Portgrave Pier.  Can you keep a secret?

Ten teenagers lured to a derelict carnival.  Each one with a dark past they are determined to keep hidden.  As they start to die, is it an unknown killer they need to fear … or each other?

Mind games.  Murder.  Mayhem.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SURVIVE THE NIGHT?

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Slough House by Mick Herron

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’Kill us?  They’ve never needed to kill us,’ said Lamb.  ‘I mean, look at us.  What would be the point?’

A year after a calamitous blunder by the Russian secret service left a British citizen dead from Novichok poisoning, Diana Taverner is on the warpath.  What seems a gutless response from the government has pushed the Service’s First Desk into mounting her own counter-offensive – but she’s had to make a deal with the devil fist.  And given that the devil in question is arch-manipulator Peter Judd, she could be about to lose control of everything she’s fought for.

Meanwhile, still reeling from recent losses, the slow horses are worried they’ve been pushed further into the cold.  Slough House has been wiped from Service records, and fatal accidents keep happening.  No wonder Jackson Lamb’s crew are feeling paranoid.  But they have they actually been targeted?

With a new populist movement taking a grip on London’s streets, and the old order ensuring that everything’s for sale to the highest bider, the world’s an uncomfortable place for those deemed surplus to requirements.  The wise move would be to find a safe place and wait for the troubles to pass.

Bu the slow horses aren’t famed for making wise decisions.

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Think Critically by Tom Chatfield

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Critical thinking is essential in higher education.

Think Critically gives you simple, direct advice on ow to effectively assess and critique the world around you.

– understand the nature of assumptions and claims

– grasp the notion of valid and invalid arguments and evidence

– gain practical skills and confidence in reading, writing and doing research.

Succeed at university with Super Quick Skills

Giving you the tools and advice you need to progress your skills and excel in your studies and life. 

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