Learning from Sheffield’s Little Mesters: Innovation in Schools for the 4th Industrial Revolution | @DrCWebbBAPhD

Learning from Sheffield’s Little Mesters: Innovation in Schools for the 4th Industrial Revolution

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme” ― Mark Twain

I’ve been developing an interest in innovation in schools recently (Webb, 2018). I skirted by innovation during my time at Cranfield University as a PhD Student and researcher, and a littler later on in academic appointment at Sheffield Hallam University. During those times my interest emerged through interactions with other colleagues whose work more closely focused on innovation, getting involved in their projects a little,…

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Creative space, reflective place: #OER18 | SarahCrowson

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If there was one over-arching thought I took away from my experiences today at OER18 it was that this conference is a creative space – something that allows for personal exploration and reflection of much bigger ideas. But also that this felt robust – not perched on top a kind of ladder of dreaming buzz-words, but part of a  conversation that was able to embrace and recognise itself as well as include and invite new ideas.

 

This was also a very wide and informed conversation. It was so useful, opening and important to hear about wider European practices of open…

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Ask Uncle Colin: Tangents to a circle | Colin

Dear Uncle Colin,

I’m told that two lines through $(0,12)$ are tangent to the circle with equation $(x-6)^2 + (y-5)^2 = 17$ and I need to find their equations – but I’m getting in a muddle. Can you help?

– Terribly Awkward Numbers, Getting Equations Not Trivial

Hi, TANGENT, and thank you for your message!

This certainly is a non-trivial one, and the numbers are definitely awkward!

The main difficulty for most people here is keeping a clear distinction between variables – such as the $x$ and $y$ that represent points in space – and parameters – such as $m$, which represents the…

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The Evolution of Polynomials | Colin

It’s always fascinating to see what’s going on in textbooks of the olden days, and National Treasure @mathsjem recently found a beauty of its type. Look at those whences! Check out the subjunctives! It thrills the heart, doesn’t it?1

What caught my attention, though, was evolution – in this context, taking square or cube (or, presumably, higher) roots of an expression.

I know! There’s a whole chapter on each of them. Looks complicated… pic.twitter.com/DWPH4e96Ip

— Jo Morgan (@mathsjem) January 3, 2018

I haven’t studied this method in detail – it looks similar in flavour to finding…

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When I was a DJ (we had the ‘Birdy Song’) | charliecountryboy

Now you may ask how did a scruffy little Yorkshireman end up as the ‘Disco King of Yorkshire’

 

 

Ok, so we have to go back a ways, do you remember SILH (8) A Desperate Finale ? Well, after that little escapade I returned to Jersey and met a guy who was the D.J. at the Deep Discotheque in St Helier. I commenced this illustrious career by standing in the DJ box talking to girls who came for a request. Anyone who knows me will understand that this wasn’t a task I was adverse to From there I began to put the needle on the record and shortly afterwards I was covering Monday nights….

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When I was a DJ (we had the ‘Birdy Song’) | charliecountryboy

Now you may ask how did a scruffy little Yorkshireman end up as the ‘Disco King of Yorkshire’

 

 

Ok, so we have to go back a ways, do you remember SILH (8) A Desperate Finale ? Well, after that little escapade I returned to Jersey and met a guy who was the D.J. at the Deep Discotheque in St Helier. I commenced this illustrious career by standing in the DJ box talking to girls who came for a request. Anyone who knows me will understand that this wasn’t a task I was adverse to From there I began to put the needle on the record and shortly afterwards I was covering…

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Lesson | tstarkey1212

I don’t teach angels and I don’t teach saints. I don’t teach monsters or demons either. I teach people. They are sometimes beautiful and sometimes ugly. They often follow their own agency but are also often swept away by factors beyond their control. Sometimes this is the same person.

They break my frames.

They aren’t my past self or my past self’s friends or my past self’s bullies. They are not me.

They are not my cause. They are not what I believe they are or what they should be. They are not what the research says they are or what I want the research to say that they are. They are…

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