Brighton 15 June 2018

ICT for Education, Brighton 2018

ICT for Education's national conference programme visits BRIGHTON on Friday 15 June 2018 and will be held at The Amex Stadium.

The conference runs from 7.45am to 2.15pm.  Attendance is FREE for all delegates, and includes lunch and refreshments. 

Drawing on both regional and national ICT expertise, we have sourced a great line-up of speakers who will address ICT challenges faced by both teachers and schools.  Alongside the conference, we will be hosting a vendor exhibition - showcasing solutions to meet your ICT needs.

Meet the experts, network with peers, solve practical problems and discover new resources in just one short day - FREE OF CHARGE!  Pick up your conference badge(s) from Reception on the day.  If you would like to bring colleagues, please ensure they register.

We look forward to meeting you!

Conference schedule
Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:40 – 9:10
An introduction to teaching artificial intelligence in school
Miles Berry, principal lecturer, computing education, University of Roehampton
Miles will discuss some of the implications of AI and machine learning for education, considering how short-term changes are likely to support teachers in their roles. He will show how pupils can learn some machine learning tools to build simple classifiers and consider how the moral and ethical aspects of AI might be addressed in schools. He will also address long-term implications of AI for schooling.
9:10 - 09:40
From VLE to Google Classroom
Katy Teague, Grey Court School
This presentation will explore the successes and drawbacks of Grey Court School’s VLE and discuss the reasons behind the school’s move from the VLE to Google Classroom
09:40 – 10:20
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.
10:20 – 11:20
11.20 – 11.50
Simple solutions for time-consuming tasks
Will Franklin, class teacher and computing coordinator, Westdene Primary School
The three tasks cited as causing the most unnecessary workload in the 2016 Teacher Workload Survey were data collection, marking, and planning and preparation. So, why not use technology to automate data collection and marking, and make preparation a one-off task? Drawing on his experience of teaching in KS1 and KS2, Will will demonstrate some of the simplest and most effective services available to assess pupil knowledge.
11:50 – 12.15
STEM, the key to creating skills for the future
Will Glass, 3D Product Specialist, ArtSystems
The effects of Industry 4.0 will be profound on our society, influencing our daily lives. Importantly, it will affect the way we design, develop and manufacture products. This will require a workforce with new and different skillsets than those that exist today. Will will define Industry 4.0 and suggest steps educators can take to prepare students for it.
12:15 – 13:00
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.          


Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton
Ted Freer
Will Franklin
Westdene Primary School


2 Simple
3P Learning
Atomwide Managed Services
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Cambridge Assessment
International Education
Computing At School
CRB Cunninghams
Crusader Solutions
Discovery Education
Education City
Faronics WISE
Gaia Technologies
Getech Education
Hardware Associates
Konica Minolta
MCC Digital
Nationwide Retail Systems Ltd
Osborne technologies
Projector Lamps for Schools
Rainforest Coding
Rapid Education
Simplex Services
VEX Robotics
A guide to transport links to the stadium is availible here

American Express Community Stadium, West Stand, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

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