Norwich 20 May 2016

ICT for Education, Norwich 2016

The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Norwich on 20 May 2016 at Holiday Inn Norwich - North.

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, ICT for Education has sourced a great line-up of speakers who will address ICT challenges faced by both teachers and schools.  Alongside the conference, ICT for Education will host 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, they can register before the event or on arrival.  We look forward to meeting you in Norwich.

Conference schedule



Sarah Underwood, editor, ICT for Education 

08:35 – 9:00

Teaching computing effectively

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

Miles will draw together themes from school effectiveness research, early Logo programming, research into undergraduate computer science teaching and his own rich understanding of emergent classroom practice to deliver a session full of practical ideas for how to teach computing most effectively, whether in primary or secondary schools.

9:00 – 09:25

Digital leaders – Every school should have some

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

Whether you are 5 or 105, mastering new technology can be a challenge. Louise will discuss how digital leaders can support peers, younger classmates and teachers, and outline ideas for getting started. She will also describe how to set up your own radio station broadcasting live from school to the world. 

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


10:40 – 11:05

Managing change in ICT, Computing and Computer Science

Jez Thompson, IT strategic lead at Open Academy, Norwich

An insight into the ever changing world of ICT, Computing and Computer Science across all key stages, including strategies and resources to cope. Also, a brief summary on the benefits of joining the network of hubs captained by Computing at School.

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; Jez Thompson, IT strategic lead at Open Academy, Norwich; Natalie Moore, education community manager, Apps for Good; Dinah Turner, director at Stepping Into Business 

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

More reasons to be cheerful            

Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational ICT consultant                                        

Andy returns with another entertaining and informative presentation covering some of the best, easy-to-use and low-cost, often free, ICT resources available to teachers and learners – and more!





Andy Hutt
initial teacher trainer and independent ICT consultant
Dinah Turner
Stepping Into Business
Jez Thompson
Open Academy, Norwich
Louise Stone
Louise Stone
Miles Berry
Computing Education, University of Roehampton
Natalie Moore
Apps for Good


2 Simple
3P Learning
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
CASIO Projectors
Click View
Computing At School
Earwig Academic
Education City
Getech Education
iBoard Touch
LEBA Innovation
Levett Consultancy
New Era Education
Oakford Internet Services
Proactive AV
Projector Lamps for Schools
Schools Broadband
Show my Homework
The Home Work Diary
VEX Robotics

From A11 (South) – Turn left on the Ring Road, and follow signs for Cromer and Norwich International Airport. Turn left on to the A140 (signposted for Cromer) and turn right at the traffic lights, sign posted Airport Passengers. The hotel is on the right hand side.

From A47 (West) – Turn off the A47 towards Norwich Centre on the A1074. At the Ring Road, follow signs for Cromer and Norwich International Airport. Turn on to the A140 (signposted Cromer) and turn right at the traffic lights, signposted ‘Airport Passengers’. The hotel is then on the right hand side.

From A47 (East) – Turn off the A47 towards Norwich North and follow the A1042 (Ring Road) signs to Norwich International Airport and Cromer. Turn right onto the A140 then right at the traffic lights, sign posted ‘Airport Passengers’. The Hotel is then on the right hand side.

By public transport
A regular, inexpensive bus service connects the city centre with the airport.

Postcode NR6 6JA

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