MirandaNet is an International Fellowship

Founded in 1992 the MirandaNet Fellowship is an international community of professional educators which has forged a unique approach to continuing professional development (CPD), education, innovation and research. In partnership with practitioners, researchers, agency partners and educational product developers the MirandaNet Fellowship has developed an active, practice-based research focussed CPD framework known as iCatalyst. MirandaNet disseminates its research findings to more than 1000 members and Associates through its website, online forum, newsletter and events … Read More …



Recent Blog Posts


After the Reboot – Computing Education in UK Schools

10 November 2017 – This Royal Society report, After the Reboot – Computing Education in UK Schools, explores the challenges and issues facing the subject in primary and secondary schools since the subject was introduced in English schools in 2014. Download the report here..


iCatalyst in the Classroom

Professors Christina Preston and Sarah Younie write that, “Research suggests that a continuous programme of professional development is essential in ensuring that teachers can make full use of an investment in digital technologies.” This is a theme that will be returned to a great deal over the coming months. Read what they have to say here..


Innovation in Professional Development: collaborative classroom coaching with web-video and web-aIRIS Logoudio.

The final report is now published of Phase Two of MirandaNet’s research into the effectiveness of the Iris Connect system for professional development in classroom practice. Download “Innovations in professional development: real-time, in-ear coaching” from the Iris Connect research page.


Education innovation, practice-based research and pupil achievement

In May 2016 MirandaNet hosted an Unconference workshop to explore and discuss the classroom- based research it has been supporting with its Associates. (The workshop pages are here.) The workshop was sponsored by and actively supported by Gaia Technologies, a MirandaNet Associate. Their media team has now produced a lively and interesting video of the day’s events.


  • Technology is transforming what happens when a child goes to school
    Mon 30 Oct, 2017

    “For many decades educational innovators have happily anticipated the end of “factory model”, whereby children of the same age learn from the same teacher in broadly the same way, yet the model endures. Now, at least in some places, its days seem numbered.”

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  • Google Play Newsstand
    Mon 30 Oct, 2017

    Guardian: There was a time classrooms were a bastion of tradition, dominated by blackboards, chalk and textbooks. But the rapid evolution of technology means there’s a need to advance how education is delivered to young people. Schools now spend £900m on education technology every year, and it is estimated the global market will be worth £129bn by 2020. It’s making a difference – the 2017 consumer digital index [pdf] suggests that 97% of those aged 15–24 in the UK have basic digital skills – a 4% improvement on 2015.

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  • The secret lives of children and their phones
    Tue 10 Oct, 2017

    Some observations here about the right way to do stuff online:

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  • Fitbits discourage teenagers from exercising
    Tue 10 Oct, 2017

    So often we worry about the effects of technology on our bodies and minds, and our children. Now this:

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Free vision checks for all school children

Research suggests that approximately 15% of school-age children have poor vision in one or both eyes. This can make certain tasks more difficult and, in some cases, have negative consequences for a child’s learning. Yet according Cool kidto an investigation by the College of Optometrists, less than a third of Local Authorities provide any vision screening in schools. Against this background, Professor Thomson from City University, London,  has developed software known as SchoolScreener EZ™ which can detect poor vision in a simple three minute test. Thanks to support from Specsavers, SchoolScreener EZ™ is being offered free of charge to all schools in the UK, providing a valuable new tool for schools  to use as required, or at certain key stages, to detect children with vision problems as they progress through primary and secondary education. For more details read the MirandaNet Blog post: “Can you read the letters on this chart?”


Digital Citizenship

In February 2015 MirandaNet, ITTE, Castlegate Consultancy, the London Knowledge Lab and the International Baccalaureate ran a knowledge building event on the topic of ‘Digital Citizenship‘. Before circulation of the final report MirandaNet welcomes comments.  Readers may submit comments at the end of the report which is here.