Profile

Cover photo
Phil Hatchard
Lives in London
131,988 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

 
Illustrations For @WestArtAndGlass: Tags For Some Rather Lovely Literary Coasters
I've been working on some illustrations for Zena West, of WestArtAndGlass, who has produced twelve lovely sets of literary themed coasters.  She wanted each set to come with illustrated tags, and asked me to design them.   She's just put them up for sale on...
I've been working on some illustrations for Zena West, of WestArtAndGlass, who has produced twelve lovely sets of literary themed coasters.  She wanted each set to come with illustrated tags, and asked me to design them.  She...
1
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

Shared publicly  - 
 
Advert: Digit By Toshiba
Really excited to be a part of this exciting campaign for Toshiba's latest technology.  Check me out in this video here: Direct link to video You can read more about Digit on Toshiba's website here , or on this review site here . * In other news, I shall ...
1
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

Shared publicly  - 
 
A Review! A Favourable Review!
Today the lovely Ed Barnes of The Ironic Review posted a rather nice review of my recent stand-up gig at Goldsmiths University (including reviews of the other excellent acts). Here's a bit of what he said: "His increasingly obsessive poem, directed to Micha...
Today the lovely Ed Barnes of The Ironic Review posted a rather nice review of my recent stand-up gig at Goldsmiths University (including reviews of the other excellent acts). Here's a bit of what he said: "His increasingly ...
2
Simon Brake's profile photo
 
Nice one!
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

Shared publicly  - 
 
Stand-Up Video: We Are Funny @ Dirty Dicks
Last night I performed my new stand-up routine, entitled  "The Nick Clegg Story - A Flipchart Set To Music Inspired By Edith Piaf",  at We Are Funny near Liverpool Street. I think it went down quite well. Direct Link to Video It's the second time I've perfo...
Last night I performed my new stand-up routine, entitled "The Nick Clegg Story - A Flipchart Set To Music Inspired By Edith Piaf", at We Are Funny near Liverpool Street. I think it went down quite well. Direct Link to Video...
1
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

Shared publicly  - 
 
No, I don't mean the Clone Army.  I mean the Jedi. This is something indirectly triggered by JK Rowling's comments that in the Harry Potter books, Hermione probably should have ended up with Harry instead of Ron. My friend El...
1
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Max Turner Prize Final
I have no idea how I ended up seemingly centre stage in this photo. But it amuses me greatly. So on Saturday night I was in the Max Turner Prize Stand-Up competition final at the Cavendish Arms in Stockwell.  It's a great little venue that I've played a few...
I have no idea how I ended up seemingly centre stage in this photo. But it amuses me greatly. So on Saturday night I was in the Max Turner Prize Stand-Up competition final at the Cavendish Arms in Stockwell.  It's a great lit...
1
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
If you're not giving the kids a chance to make corrections to their homework, you're doing it wrong, and setting homework becomes an exercise in covering your arse to make sure you can say you did your job properly as a teacher because you are supposed to set homework, and you can provide evidence to show that you did.

Same goes for any assessment.

Also, machines can't grade assessments accurately and give qualitative feedback.  They can't see what students are doing wrong, and explain how to improve, they can only see that it is wrong.

Believing machines can do assessment for the teacher is exactly the same sort of belief that has led to an uncreative right-or-wrong environment in education, where the only assessment worth doing is one that gives a numerical value that can be entered onto a spreadsheet, have calculations performed on it, and be given as a statistic to parents/inspectors/voters by the school/Government/political opposition to show how well/badly the education system is performing.

Qualitative assessments aren't very good at being turned into statistics, so schools don't do enough of them.  Computers are of limited use in this regard.

But yes, computer technology can give some useful small short term immediate feedback to students, to let them know if they're on the right track and give them a chance to have another go straight away.  Which can only be a good thing, as long as they don't become our sole approach to learning.

Incidentally, from the list I've only set students work from MyMaths, which is great if you happen to be the right level of ability - but it's not responsive enough in terms of giving lots more practice with the same basic skill if you struggle on it, it will just give you another identikit set of questions (with the numbers changed) over and over again, rather than ease you in with something easier first.  And it doesn't tell teachers where students went wrong, only what score they got.
1
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

Shared publicly  - 
 
Narwhals With Ears, #3: Gentleman Thief
Link of the Day: Shakespeare In 3 Panels * Woofing Dog T-Shirts | Geeky, Nerdy, Funny, Cartoon T-Shirt Designs for Men and Women
Link of the Day: Shakespeare In 3 Panels *** Woofing Dog T-Shirts | Geeky, Nerdy, Funny, Cartoon T-Shirt Designs for Men and Women
1
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

Shared publicly  - 
 
Narwhals With Ears, #1: Sharing
I'm a bit late posting today's comic, because I only just drew it.  It's a new series, based on a picture of whales with ears the lovely  Laura  and I saw on a recent visit to the Natural History Museum, and the sheer awesomeness of narwhals.  Some of the f...
I'm a bit late posting today's comic, because I only just drew it.  It's a new series, based on a picture of whales with ears the lovely Laura and I saw on a recent visit to the Natural History Museum, and the sheer awesomene...
1
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

Shared publicly  - 
 
Stand Up @ Goldsmiths Comedy, Next Thursday!
@ Goldsmiths Student Union, New Cross, Thursday 13th February, 7.45pm I'm very excited to be performing a ten-minute set at Goldsmiths Comedy next week.  I was asked to perform yesterday by one of the organisers, who saw me a couple of weeks ago at Jester J...
@ Goldsmiths Student Union, New Cross, Thursday 13th February, 7.45pm I'm very excited to be performing a ten-minute set at Goldsmiths Comedy next week.  I was asked to perform yesterday by one of the organisers, who saw me...
1
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is my newest stand-up material.

It has a flipchart. And singing. And cats.
1
Add a comment...

Phil Hatchard

Shared publicly  - 
 
Saturday Gallery: Space Narwhals!
I realised a couple of months ago when trying to show it to a friend, that I never posted this on here.  It's my nephews' Christmas present from last year  (ie Christmas 2012).  Brilliantly, my older nephew's response (he was nearly 5), when asked about it,...
I realised a couple of months ago when trying to show it to a friend, that I never posted this on here.  It's my nephews' Christmas present from last year (ie Christmas 2012).  Brilliantly, my older nephew's response (he was ...
1
Add a comment...
Work
Occupation
Actor/Comedian/Maths Teacher
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
London
Phil Hatchard's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Marine Captain Mini Hat - Cat Captain Hat
www.etsy.com

Sail away, kitty! Made of synthetic felt from my own pattern, this hat is hand stitched and hand embroidered. It attaches with a thin

Video Blog Thursday: A Poem For Phil's Hero
www.evilflea.com

My second (hopefully weekly) video weblog featuring some of my worst writing. This week, a poem to my "hero", Michael Gove. Direct link to v

Dervla Kirwan: 'Who hasn't argued with their mother-in-law?' - Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk

Ignoring the public family row, street violence, and having every other woman drooling over her handsome husband, Rupert Penry-Jones, is act

Twitter / amerbob : This is possibly my favourite ...
twitter.com

Connectez-vous en un instant à ce qui est le plus important pour vous. Suivez vos amis, vos célébrités préférées, des spécialistes de tous l

Stuart Goldsmith's £1000 Challenge to Comedy Critics
www.youtube.com

Tickets available from: www.pleasance.co.uk/edinburgh/events/stuart-goldsmith-prick @StuGoldsmith www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk

BBC - Radio 5 live Saturday Edition - 30/06/2012
www.bbc.co.uk

Chris Warburton with all the latest in the world of the web, books and technology.

UK criticised over child asylum
rss.feedsportal.com

Children seeking asylum in the UK alone are confronted with a “culture of disbelief and suspicion” which leaves them frightened and confused

Maths T-Shirt: 'Hyperbolic!'
www.evilflea.com

There are a few t-shirts on my t-shirt site that have been up for a while but haven't been posted on here yet. Consider this the first step

Man Turns Old Bus into Corner Office
www.neatorama.com

According to internet rumor, a man in Hungary cut up a scrapped Ikarus bus and turned it into a home office. It's probably no longer street

Torch security team tackle cyclist
www.bbc.co.uk

The Olympic torch security team has tackled a young cyclist during the relay's Suffolk leg.

Google turns computers into a moron
www.thedailymash.co.uk

ENGINEERS working for Google have linked together 1,000 computers to perform the role of one really annoying person.

How My Website Was Eaten By The Big Nothing
scienceblogs.com

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will probably remember that around the time Scienceblogs shifted to a new format, I was busy doing a f

Pollard and James resignation + author scandal
michaelrosenblog.blogspot.com

Pollard and James resignation + author scandal. Gove's Expert Panel was made up of Profs, Dylan Wiliam, Andrew Pollard, Mary James under the

Now comedian rages against X Factor with Christmas single
www.thisislondon.co.uk

A comedian is appealing for contributions to a charity single that he hopes will beat X Factor to the Christmas number one

The billions we're not allowed to talk about
michaelrosenblog.blogspot.com

I think I get to feel most irritated when I hear or read allegedly balanced commentators talking about the 'debt crisis' or the &#39

The Boris Johnson Text Adventure Game!
borisgame.weebly.com

You are Boris Johnson… MAYOR OF LONDON! It's hard work being Mayor.  Especially when the general public demand pesky elections,  and you hav

Letters of Note: She doesn't answer the phone
www.lettersofnote.com

Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence.

evilflea: New Monster T-Shirts! "FRANKENSTRONG"
www.evilflea.com

I actually drew this ages ago, but I had loads of little glitches converting the hand drawn and scanned image into a vector image. I had one

frankenstrong | the woofing dog | geeky, nerdy, funny, cartoon t-shirt d...
evilflea.spreadshirt.co.uk

Products thought up by Phil Hatchard when he really ought to have more important things to do. He'll consider requests for other evilflea co