Sean McDermott

8 reasons why Artificial Intelligence matters

We often share examples of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an exponential and disruptive technology that has huge implications for how we work, live and learn. But what exactly does AI do, how does it work, and how does it help? And are robots really taking away people’s jobs?

Resource Suggestions for Teachers

We’ve shared cool and interesting snippets before, and we’ll continue to do so as we continue our earnest quest to find the awesomeness in this world and spark curiosity in ourselves and others. As we’re researching articles for Indigo Schools, anything that doesn’t fit our usual categories goes into our ‘cool and interesting’ file, and posts like this one are the result.

Unintended consequences, mindset and biases

Today’s article looks at learning, specifically learning systems, how changing work affects learning and the importance of understanding thought processes such as unintended consequences and biases – we’ve also included the usual series of questions to provoke thought and discussion in classrooms and around dinner tables.

Learning for the Future – Essential Articles

Today’s articles resources, types of learning, student disengagement, play-based learning, teachers surveys and more, and our hope is that they serve as a conversation starter in schools. 

Trust and teamwork – why they matter

This week we’re starting with the article – ‘Gradually, Then Suddenly’, before looking at the roles trust and collaboration play in organisations and finishing with a quick look at future skills.

Trends in Education and Learning

These articles about the future of education and learning have caught our eye recently. We’ve grouped the articles below into a couple of different categories, and each speaks to what teachers might need to be informed about as we head into an uncertain future. 

Transport Trends for Students

The articles in each category provide a quick overview of some of the trends that we are seeing in the transport sector, and allow teachers and students to gain an insight into the areas in which we will likely see innovation, deployment and opportunity over the coming decade.

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