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 …



MirandaNet at the EduTech Show.

6-7th October 2017.

MirandaNet will be on stands no 98 & 122 alongside ITTE.

Click here for the exhibition map

Book your free entry here.

This event is designed to connect teachers with other teachers and to share best practice. To this end, the presenters at EduTech 2017 consist of a mixture of experienced and well known speakers, and classroom practitioners who are inspiring children every day in their schools and classrooms.

Speaker sessions are divided in to seminars and master classes. Both are designed to give attendees some ‘take-aways’ to use back on the classroom, and teachers will gain some hands-on, practical experience – and a lot of fun – in the master classes.

Established speakers include: Professor Christina Preston ( ITTE/MirandaNet, DMU), Professor Sarah Younie (ITTE/MirandaNet DMU), (Miles Berry (Roehampton University), Dr. Steve Bunce, David Mitchell (Deputy Mitchell, QuadBlogging), David Kirtlan (Elsium Education #iPadBand), Dughall McCormick, Terry Freedman (ICTinEducation) and Professor Stephen Heppell (Heppellnet). Presenters who are class teachers and practitioners are drawn from across the country and will inspire you with the work they are doing in their schools and classrooms.  Other speakers come from professional teaching associations and online safety organisations.

A quick look at the seminar sessions shows the vast experience and wide-ranging subject matter the speakers will bring over the two days. At thirty minutes each, they are set to be packed full of information. Themes and areas of focus include: going 1:1 in a primary school, a wealth of online safety, different approaches to your computing curriculum, robotics and the wider curriculum, blogging, mastery in computing, engaging parents, creative coding, progression, and something involving Bonnie Tyler and Rick Astley (You’ll have to go along to Dr Steve Bunce’s session at 4pm on Friday to find out!)

Over on the Masterclass stage, there’s plenty to get excited about too …


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.


  • Teach students how to spot fake news stories, say academics – The i newspaper online iNews
    Sun 19 Feb, 2017

    “University students should be taught how to spot fake news from real current affairs as part of their academic studies, according to researchers.

    Universities are “ideally positioned” to teach students the critical skills needed to navigate the potential pitfalls when consuming news online, particularly on social media, leading academics on the topic added.”

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  • Teach students how to spot fake news stories, say academics – The i newspaper online iNews
    Sun 19 Feb, 2017

    “University students should be taught how to spot fake news from real current affairs as part of their academic studies, according to researchers.

    Universities are “ideally positioned” to teach students the critical skills needed to navigate the potential pitfalls when consuming news online, particularly on social media, leading academics on the topic added.”

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  • ‘In the olden days they had tapes’: Children baffled by gadgets of the past including Walkman and Gameboy – Mirror Online
    Fri 17 Feb, 2017

    “Since smartphones, tablets and iPads have taken over our lives in the last ten years or so, it’s hard to imagine a world without them.

    But for the kids of today, it’s even harder, since they don’t remember – or weren’t alive – when touch screens and phones that connected straight to the internet were just a pipe dream.”

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  • Architects call for urgent inspection of all PFI buildings in Scotland | UK news | The Guardian
    Fri 17 Feb, 2017

    “Urgent inspections should be carried out on all Scottish public buildings built using private finance initiatives (PFIs), say architects, following the publication of a damning report into the safety of PFI schools.”

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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.