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Conference schedule

07:45

Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens

08:25

Introduction

Sarah Underwood, Editor, ICT for Education

08:30 – 08.50

View from the top

Paul Springford, acting manager, Education ICT Service, Cambridgeshire County Council

Paul’s presentation will focus on some of the innovative applications of technology the ICT Service supports in Cambridgeshire schools. These include: central hosting of school management information systems; Starz, a hugely popular learning platform for younger pupils; and a young people’s film festival which out-Oscars the Oscars.

08.55 – 09:15

ICT in the classroom

Matt Hogan, independent elearning consultant and computing and ICT teacher, The King’s School

This presentation will cover strategies to engage primary students with elearning and consider the relevance of elearning to a range of subject areas and skill sets. It will also consider how to inspire students to become creative with technology rather than simply learning to use it.

09:15 – 09:35

ICT in action

Adam Steels, associate assistant principal, business enterprise, media and IT, Ely College

09:40 – 10:00

ICT Reviews Live!

ICT for Education product reviews team
An independent product review session that will put products to the test and give you real insight into their capabilities. ICT Reviews Live! will be led by the ICT for Education reviews team. Watch the reviews, comment on product content, consider underlying technologies, discuss ease of use and share your opinions on how you would like suppliers to develop products and services to meet the needs of teachers and schools.

 10.00 – 10:35

Coffee break

 10:35 – 11:15

Question Time: Will forthcoming changes to the national curriculum improve the ICT capacity of schools and students to an extent that will benefit employers?

 Chair: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Paul Springford, acting manager, Education ICT Service, Cambridgeshire County Council; Tina George, director, Sureline Communications; Adam Steels, associate assistant principal, business enterprise, media and IT, Ely College

11:25 – 12:15      

ICT Reviews Live!

ICT for Education product reviews team

In this session we will look at how to build a reliable, consistent and scalable wireless network that can support teaching and learning across school and underpin one-to-one and bring-your-own device environments. The presentation will cover everything from planning to operation, including issues such as security, device management, network management and collaborative learning.

12:15 – 13:10

Lunch

13:10 – 14:00

So many tools, so much to do, so how will we do it?

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant

With so many tools to help with planning and resourcing, so many ways to help make lessons involving and effective, and so many technologies to foster creativity and love of learning, why is it that there can still be a reluctance to engage with these technologies? Andy will explore some tools for teaching and learning, and some of the ways in which we can promote and support their use in our schools.

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