ESRC Festival of Social Science 2012
Using innovative technologies in the Classroom
This event on 8 November 2012, is once again in collaboration with Topcliffe Primary school in Birmingham. It's aim will be to:
Share what has been learnt about using technologies in schools;
Show film clips made by teachers and children in schools;
Disseminate information about the online portal focusing on the use of technologies in schools.
During the event, the work undertaken with Aldebaran robotics will be showcased. Aldebaran robotics are world leaders in the development of a humanoid robot. Topcliffe have hosted two robots in their classrooms since March 2012.
The ESRC Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives - both now and in the future.
The festival takes place once a year over one week with free events across the UK. This year all the events will take place from 3 - 10 November 2012.
ESRC Festival of Social Science 2011
Playing and Learning with innovative technologies
On 1st November 2011, children, parents and teachers were invited to an open day at Topcliffe Primary School. This event involved pupils, parents and teachers in working with innovative and interactive technologies that had been developed for children on the autism spectrum. Participants were given the opportunity to engage in hands-on experiences, workshops and discussion.
This event was complemented by an interactive website (www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/education/autism-technologies/index.aspx) with resources and opportunity for interaction.