Newcastle

Conference schedule

08:30

Introduction

Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 
08:35 – 9:00

Keynote presentation – Steve Bunce

09:00 – 09:25

Primary - Martin Waller ,to be confirmed

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

Coffee

10:50 – 11:15

Secondary – CAS Master teacher – Claire Davenport to be confirmed

11:15 – 11:40

Simon Finch – online safety

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:

12:10 – 12:55

Lunch

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.          

14:00

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Out with the old school? The rise of ed tech in the classroom

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‘If schools stop teachers fleeing the profession, budgets will look after themselves’

The Tes reports that one department head provides her advice on maximising resources, reducing workload and improving productivity in schools.