Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education
08:35 – 9:00
Teaching computing effectively
Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton
Miles will draw together themes from school effectiveness research, early Logo programming, research into undergraduate computer science teaching and his own rich understanding of emergent classroom practice to deliver a session full of practical ideas for how to teach computing most effectively, whether in primary or secondary schools.
9:00 – 09:25
Digital leaders – Every school should have some
Louise Stone, higher level teaching assistant, Recreation Road Infant School
Whether you are 5 or 105, mastering new technology can be a challenge. Louise will discuss how digital leaders can support peers, younger classmates and teachers, and outline ideas for getting started. She will also describe how to set up your own radio station broadcasting live from school to the world.
09:25 – 10:05
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.
10:05 – 10:40
10:40 – 11:05
Managing change in ICT, Computing and Computer Science
Jez Thompson, IT strategic lead at Open Academy, Norwich
An insight into the ever changing world of ICT, Computing and Computer Science across all key stages, including strategies and resources to cope. Also, a brief summary on the benefits of joining the network of hubs captained by Computing at School.
11.05 – 11:30
Preparing your students for tomorrow's workplace
Natalie Moore, education community manager, Apps for Good
Based on recent research, the Apps for Good team will look at the most in-demand industry skills and how it believes you can help your students fill the skills gap. It will also consider the Apps for Good model as a way of building student resilience, tackling diversity in the technology sector and preparing students for the workplace of tomorrow.
11:30 – 12:00
An opportunity for delegates to put questions to conference speakers and debate topical issues.
Moderator: Sarah Underwood
Panel members: Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton; Jez Thompson, IT strategic lead at Open Academy, Norwich; Natalie Moore, education community manager, Apps for Good; Dinah Turner, director at Stepping Into Business
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
More reasons to be cheerful
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant
Andy returns with another entertaining and informative presentation covering some of the best, easy-to-use and low-cost, often free, ICT resources available to teachers and learners – and more!