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Conference schedule

 

07:45

Delegate registrationICT supplier exhibition opens


08:25

Introduction

Sarah Underwood, Editor, ICT for Education

08:30 – 08.50

View from the top:

Siôn Humphreys, policy advisor, NAHT

Siôn will open the conference with a presentation on the curriculum and the implications of the recently published draft National Curriculum. He will also consider issues of social media in education.

08.55 – 09:15

Developing the use of ICT

Carol Webb, assistant headteacher, Invicta Grammar School

09:15 – 09:35

ICT in the classroom

Katy Gill, head of ICT,  Sturry Primary School

09:40 – 10:00

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.

10.00 – 10:35

Coffee break

10:35 – 11:15

Question Time: Will forthcoming changes to the national curriculum improve the ICT capacity of schools and students to an extent that will benefit employers?

Chair: Sarah Underwood

Panel members: Siôn Humphries, policy advisor, NAHT; Richard French, director of educational policy, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; Tina George, director, Sureline Communications; Carol Webb, assistant headteacher, Invicta Grammar School

11:25 – 12:15      

ICT Reviews Live!

In a special hands-on session we will examine the infrastructure requirements for a successful one-to-one or bring your own devices scheme and demonstrate some of the components including wireless networks, mobile device management, bring your own device security and multimedia resource delivery.

12:15 – 13:10

Lunch

13:10 – 14:00

So many tools, so much to do, so how will we do it?

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant

With so many tools to help with planning and resourcing, so many ways to help make lessons involving and effective, and so many technologies to foster creativity and love of learning, why is it that there can still be a reluctance to engage with these technologies? Andy will explore some tools for teaching and learning, and some of the ways in which we can promote and support their use in our schools.

14:15 Close

 

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ARTICLES

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

The Guardian reports that startups are creating toys that teach robotics, games that help kids code and apps for teachers in an industry forecast to be worth £129bn by 2020.

‘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.