The Edtech 50 goes live
The Education Foundation & Edtech UK in partnership with Jisc are working together to support and develop the British education technology edtech sector. Hundreds of teacher entrepreneurs, schools, businesses and startups are making innovations in this sector every day.
To help shine a light on those that are doing great things, we created the EDTECH 50 launched today at the House of Lords – as a means of finding and celebrating the best of what is happening in this vibrant sector. The aim of the EDTECH 50 is that it will celebrate those people, products and projects that are making a difference and having an impact in this dynamic sector.
The Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds MP has endorsed the EDTECH 50 saying:
“There are so many reasons to be optimistic about the possibilities for technology across education. Edtech is increasingly supporting improved outcomes across England and internationally, and in my short time as Secretary of State for Education I have already seen how it can support and transform education at every step of the journey.
Technology offers educators a wealth of opportunities to support effective and proven teaching practices as well as increased support for themselves, their institutions, and their students. However, we know it can sometimes be difficult to implement new technology or gain access to the evidence and equipment educators need. The benefits of digital technology are often seen as innovation that only digital experts can achieve, but that shouldn’t be the case. This is why the sector must come together to support this change.
The work of inspirational leaders across the sector who are working tirelessly to support education, will be fundamental in ensuring the wider realisation of the opportunities presented by technology to support improvements across the breadth of our education system.
I welcome this new initiative to highlight and celebrate many of the people, products and projects that have most impacted education”
Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education
The judges of the Edtech 50 included: Mark Andersion (ICT Evangelist), Sky Caves (Basingstoke College of Technology), Sherry Coutu (Entrepreneur and Investor), Ian Fordham (Microsoft UK), Steve Frampton (Portsmouth College), Ty Goddard (EdtechUK) Martin Hamilton (Jisc), Claire Price (Headteacher), Dan Sandhu (Entrepreneur and Investor), Shahneila Saeed (UKIE), Bukky Yusuf (Teacher), and Mark Martin (@urban_teacher).
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