Newcastle

Conference schedule

07:45

Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens

08:30

Introduction

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 9:00

View from the top

Steve Bunce, enquiring schools consultant, Futurelab Education

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in practice  

Tbc

09:25 – 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 – 11:00

ICT in practice  

Phil Spoors, assistant headteacher, Cramlington Learning Village

11.00 – 11:30

How to manage school e-safety

Simon Finch, e-safety officer, Northern Grid for Learning

11:30 – 12:10   

Question Time

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Steve Bunce, enquiring schools consultant, Futurelab Education; Phil Spoors, assistant headteacher, Cramlington Learning Village; Simon Finch, e-safety officer, Northern Grid for Learning

12:10 – 13:10

Lunch

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.

14:15

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