Delegate registration – ICT supplier exhibition opens
Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education
08:35 – 9:00
View from the top
Doug Dickinson, educational consultant, University of Leicester
Young people we teach are connected in a way that, for most of us, was not possible as we were growing up. This creates a host of exciting new opportunities for education and learning, but also institutional challenges that will test our current practices. How can we grasp the opportunities and tackle the challenges?
9:00 – 09:25
ICT in practice
Matt Hogan, ICT teacher, The King’s School
Matt will cover strategies to engage primary students with elearning and consider the relevance of elearning to a range of subject areas and skill sets. He 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 practice
Simon Humphreys, Computing at School coordinator
Computing at School (CAS) is supporting schools across the country with the implementation of the new computing curriculum. Simon will review the role of CAS and detail some of its recommendations on how best to deliver the curriculum.
09:55 – 10:25
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.
10:25 – 11.00
11.00 – 11:45
Question Time: How can the new computing curriculum best be taught and will it meet the needs of students, business and industry?
Panel discussion moderator: Sarah Underwood
Panel members: Doug Dickinson, educational consultant, University of Leicester; Matt Hogan, ICT teacher, The King’s School; Simon Humphreys, Computing at School coordinator, Mark Allen, Director of Transformational Technology, Delegated Services CIC
11:45 – 12:15
Supporting tablet schemes
Rob Leggett, founding director, Siracom
As more tablet devices are deployed in schools to support teaching and learning, schools’ internet connections are becoming mission critical, but providing sufficient bandwidth can be impossible, or expensive. This presentation will offer five ways to improve internet performance for tablet schemes.
12:15 – 13:10
13:10 – 14:00
Reasons to be cheerful?
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant
This might be difficult to imagine at times but, in terms of resources and opportunities to learn from each other, this is a great time to be a teacher. Andy’s entertaining and informative session will explore some of the ICT tools and resources that provide reasons to be cheerful.