Design and Play Episode 2: Modern Agile Jedi

March 1, 2017

In episode two of Design and Play, Dean and I discuss the hype surrounding modern learning environments. This is a conversation that sparks more questions than answers but is the start of a deep dialogue into their effectiveness. We talk about all things AGILE and share our experiences of witnessing corporate agile teams in action. Can schools learn from these methodologies? We think so. Inspired by Graham Martin-Brown, we also talk Jedis and Stormtroopers and how we need to develop and support the EdTech Rebel Alliance. No more bland technology please! 



Brian Murphy – Twitter -

Harry Potter hats using LittleBits -

James Colbert -


Modern Learning environments - Thanks @mrkrndvs

David Thornburg & Learning Metaphors -

Claire Amos post -

Terry Byers -



Richard Olsen & Modern Learning Canvas - -

EduScrum - an edit of Scrum for the educational system -

Simon Breakspear and Agile Schools - Improvement sprints -

Eric Ries

Dr. Jeff Sutherland -


EdTech Rebel Alliance 

Article -

Learning Re-imagined -

Tedx Talk -

Jedi EdTech

Night Zookeeper,

Erase All Kittens,

SAM Labs,


Stepping Into Business,

Detective Dot,

A Tale Unfolds,

Technology Will Save Us