ESRC Festival of Social Science 2012

Using innovative technologies in the Classroom

ESRC Festival of Social Science

This event on 8 November 2012, was once again in collaboration with Topcliffe Primary school in Birmingham. It's aim was 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 was showcased. Aldebaran robotics are world leaders in the development of a humanoid robot. Topcliffe have hosted two robots in their classrooms since March 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 ( with resources and opportunity for interaction.