We Make The Future

We Make The Future

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We Make The Future, a podcast by pi-top, the ‘learning by making’ company. See www.pi-top.com for more information.


Amali de Alwis
Mar 31 • 28 min
My guest for this episode is Amali de Alwis MBE, CEO of Code First: Girls, a programme that works with businesses and individuals to encourage more women in into a career in tech. Amali explains her love of making everything from electronic circuits and…
conservation technology
Mar 14 • 23 min
This episode is features drones, parrot semen, and citizen science! New Zealand based scientist, Andrew Digby, works in conservation and uses drones, and several other technologies, to help save endangered native birds such as the Kakapo. These flightless…
We Make The Future: Scratch, education and making
Feb 26 • 32 min
If you’re a primary or elementary school teacher (or even high school), you probably do a bit of visual coding in your classrooms, and chances are you’re using the programming language Scratch. So in this episode I’m in conversation with Karen Brennan,…
LEGO, science & engineering with Fran Scott
Feb 11 • 26 min
Fran Scott is the co-judge on hit TV show, Legomasters. She’s also the science content developer for the Royal Institution, so know s a thing or two about getting kids to explore science, technology and engineering. In this interview Fran tells us about…
Series 2 : pi-top [4] & Eben Upton
Jan 23 • 35 min
Welcome to series 2 of We Make The Future, in this special episode we reveal our latest product, the all new pi-top [4], to Raspberry pi inventor Eben Upton. Eben and I also talk about the history of home computing, the future of education, and why all…
Ep08 : Food In Class With Chris Regini
Dec 5, 2018 • 24 min
“We could be in the arctic, we could be in the desert, we could be on Mars” says Middle School teacher Chris Regini. He and his class have turned their school’s maker space into a fully automated hydroponic system to better understand the food needs of…
Ep7 : Ada Lovelace with Zoe Philpott
Nov 26, 2018 • 24 min
27th November 2018 marks 166 years since the death of Ada Lovelace, the original woman in tech. In this episode we meet Zoe Philpott, whose show, Ada, Ada, Ada, brings Lovelace to life via a unique LED dress.
Ep06 : Video, with Dominic Traynor
Nov 20, 2018 • 23 min
Dominic Traynor used to be a primary school teacher. After pushing his class hard to exceed their targets for two and a half terms he thought he’d let them wind down with a fun creative project. What happened next was totally unexpected.
Ep05 : The Future, with Mark Stevenson
Nov 12, 2018 • 20 min
My guest for this episode is Mark Stevenson, and we discuss our current failing systems of democracy, environmental management, medicine and education. These systems are all creaking under the weight of modern challenges. As the world’s population heads…
Ep04 : Learning through Movement
Nov 6, 2018 • 15 min
In this episode we explore physical movement and embodied learning. Alison Swann runs Dance Educates, which works with schools to build movement and creative problem solving into the learning experience. She tells us how learning physically leads to…
Ep3 : Polymaths & Gender, with Dr Jess Wade
Oct 29, 2018 • 28 min
In episode 3 we explore polymaths, and find out what sort of education you needed to become one. We also hear about gender bias in science. My guest is the physicist, Dr Jessica Wade from Imperial College London, who carries out public engagement work in…
Ep02 : Maker Spaces with The Nerdy Teacher
Oct 22, 2018 • 28 min
This episode we explore maker spaces with Nicholas Provenzano, aka The Nerdy Teacher, and author of a new book entitled The Maker Mentality.
Ep01 : Change with Dr William Rankin
Oct 17, 2018 • 32 min
Andrew Webb meets teachers, thought leaders, scientists and students and explores the future of education, making and technology. Episode 1 is about ‘change’ in the classroom, both the rate of it, and lack of it.