Maidstone

Conference schedule

08:30

Introduction

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:35 – 9:00

Coding across the curriculum

Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton

Now computing is firmly established as a subject in many schools, there is a great opportunity for pupils to apply their newly acquired programming skills in the context of some of the other subjects they study. Ranging from Monte Carlo methods for estimating π, to composing music with Sonic Pi, Miles will present a quick tour of a few ways pupils can practice programming in meaningful contexts and deepen their knowledge and understanding of other disciplines.
 

9:00 – 09:25

Primary school presentation

tbc

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

Coffee

10:40 – 11:05

Secondary school presentation

tbc

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   

Question Time

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; Natalie Moore, education community manager, Apps for Good;

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 14:00

More for less

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant

In an entertaining and informative session, Andy will share with you some of the many free and low-cost ICT tools that can enhance your work in the classroom. He will also present new ideas to help you get more for less.          

14:15

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