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The irony of winning the YouTube Dream Teachers Award

photo (8)Today I had the honour of visiting Google’s UK HQ in London for the second time.  The first being for the Google Teacher Academy last year. I was there to pick up an award for the video embedded below.  Thank you to all of those who have used the video with young people and let me know.

It’s been a funny day, having been interviewed by Julian Clegg on BBC Radio Solent’s breakfast show this morning.  You can listen to the interview here for the next 7 days (from 26th May). The interview starts around 57 minutes in.

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I’m left with a feeling of familiar frustration though.  The fact that these resources (let alone the thousands of others that are useful to learning) are blocked in around 85% of schools.  At the presentation, the MD of Google UK Matt Brittin, hinted that there may be a role for those gathered in tackling this issue.  I genuinely hope that this will turn in to a real opportunity.

It was also great to meet and talk briefly to the other winners, and to view some of the other videos available.  I’d recommend you heading over to the Dream Teachers YouTube channel for more useful videos.

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