Nottingham

Conference schedule

07:45

Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens

08:30

Introduction

Sarah Underwood, Editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 08:55

View from the top

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational 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.

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in the classroom   

Matt Hogan, 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. A simple but effective message: "Take one idea and make it happen!" 

09:25 – 09:50

ICT in the Classroom

Paul Hynes, vice principal, George Spencer Academy

This session will look at how the bring-your-own-device model (BYOD) works at George Spencer Academy, as well as some of the reasons why large-scale tablet rollouts are failing round the country. Paul will also provide a summary of the Teaching Schools network and the work of the Teaching Schools’ New Technologies Advisory Board.

09:55 – 10:35

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.

10:35 – 11.05

Coffee break

11.05 – 11:45

Question Time: Will 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: Richard French, market development manager, learning and development, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; Tina George, director, Sureline Communications; Wendy Devolder, chief executive officer, Skills Matter; Matt Hogan, ICT teacher, The King’s School

11:45 – 12:15      

Making wireless work

Rob Leggett, founding director, Siracom

In this session we will look at the infrastructure solutions required to build a safe, reliable, consistent and scalable 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 and network management.

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, educational 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

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