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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

Andy Hutt, initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant

ICT is increasingly easy to use and its prevalence and relevance is increasing in the lives of learners and teachers. How should schools respond to this? In this presentation, Andy will share some clear and simple steps that enable schools to respond to this fast-changing world.

08.55 – 09:15

ICT in the classroom

Lucy Wester and Matthew Pitts,  classroom teachers, Broadclyst Primary Academy

Lucy and Matthew will describe how Broadclyst Primary Academy has created rich media learning environments that embed the use of IT into a broad and balanced curriculum that inspires, engages and extends children. They will also discuss their use of one-to-one computers, a TV studio, iPads and Kodu programming.

 09:15 – 09:35

Flying above the wagon

Kelda Richards, lead practitioner, media rich learning, Isca College of Media Arts

Technology is changing as fast as we blink, but rather than jumping on the bandwagon it is important to keep an eye on developments and choose ones that best suit our students. Kelda will share her journey in using technology, including experiences and pitfalls along the way.

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: Kelda Richards, lead practitioner, media rich learning, Isca College of Media Arts; Dan Bowen, ICT  learning and teaching consultant, Babcock International; Richard French, director of educational policy, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

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.

14:15 Close

 

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