Conference schedule 



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.

09:00 – 09:25

Ideas to challenge your children

Louise Stone, higher level teaching assistant, Recreation Road Infant School

Children make the best teachers – so why not give them the opportunity to do this in a powerful and meaningful way? Employing student digital leaders in your school will have a positive impact, not only in the classroom, but across your whole community. Louise will give you practical ways to get the digital leader ball rolling and ideas to challenge your children (and teachers) – like running your own radio station (and it’s free!).

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 – 10:50


10:50 – 11:15

A regional view

Tanya Allen, ICT Portfolio Lead for Schools, Norfolk County Council

Tanya will discuss the provision and use of ICT in Norfolk’s schools.

11:15 – 11:40

Are we nearly there yet?

Dan Leighton, director of education at the New School Partnership

Edtech has been in use in schools for decades, so why is it taking so long to have an effect we can recognise as genuinely pedagogically useful? When are we going to see real transformation and how will we know when we have transformed? Do we even want to be transformed!


11:40 – 12:10    

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; Louise Stone, higher level teaching assistant, Recreation Road Infant School, Dan Leighton, director of education at the New School Partnership

12:10 – 12:55


12:55 – 13:55

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.          




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