London, Greenwich

Conference schedule

07:45

Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens

08:30

Introduction

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education

08:35 – 9:00

Helping students become innovators and entrepreneurs

Debbie Forster, UK managing director, Apps for Good

Debbie will discuss how Apps for Good teachers are helping students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to become innovators and entrepreneurs. She will also describe how teachers are helping students develop the wider thinking and employability skills they will need after leaving school, and consider the benefits this offers not just to students, but also to teachers and the wider school community. 

9:00 – 09:25

ICT in practice

Irfan Amin, Computing and IT subject leader, Colegrave Primary School

A two year transformation that made computing and IT provision outstanding at Colegrave Primary School

09:25 – 10:00

Helping students become innovators and entrepreneurs

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 

10:35 – 11:00

An ICT Journey

José Picardo, assistant principal, Surbiton High School

José has devised and implemented Surbiton High School’s 1-to-1 strategy after extensively researching the role of technology in supporting good practice. He will describe his school’s ICT journey and explore how a 1-to-1 deployment can support teaching and learning. 

11.00 – 11:30

Teaching the computing curriculum

Miles Berry, principal lecturer, Computing Education, University of Roehampton

Miles will share some insights into how computing can be taught most effectively. He will draw on a range of learning theories, research evidence, classroom practice and Ofsted's expectations to provide computing teachers with a portfolio of techniques they can use when meeting the requirements of the new computing curriculum.

11:30 – 12:10   

Question Time

The challenges and opportunities of deploying ICT in schools

Moderator: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Anne-Marie Neatham, chief operating officer, Ocado Technology; Debbie Forster, UK managing director, Apps for Good; José Picardo, assistant principal, Surbiton High School; Miles Berry, principal lecturer, Computing Education, University of Roehampton

12:10 – 13:10

Lunch

13:10 – 14:00

Exploiting social platforms

Katie King, managing director, Zoodikers Consulting

Many primary and secondary schools are still grappling with a response to the digital revolution. Katie will look at the changing landscape and the benefits and potential pitfalls of social media for schools. Student safety and protecting against cyber bullying are essential, but benefits such as community building and access to experts via Google hangouts should not be overlooked.

14:15

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