Swansea 12 December 2013
ICT for Education, Swansea 2013
The ICT for Education national conference programme reaches Swansea on 12 December 2013 at Liberty 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, 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 Swansea.
9:10 – 09:30
ICT in the classroom
Aled Williams, e-learning leader, Barry Island Primary School
This presentation will cover the Hwb+, describing how it is being used to raise standards in literacy and ICT, the impact it has on the motivation and engagement of pupils, and its role in strengthening home to school links. It will also cover the work of Barry Island Primary School’s digital leaders.
09:30 – 09:50
ICT in the Classroom
Dave Stacey, e-learning coordinator, Olchfa School
Getting into the Christmas spirit, Dave will share nine lessons (and no carols) about successful and less successful attempts to make the best use of ICT for teaching and learning at Olchfa School in Swansea.
09:55 – 10:35
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.
10:35 – 11.05
11.05 – 11:45
Question Time: Are schools providing suitable and sufficient ICT education to support pupils as they enter the workplace and to satisfy employers?
Chair: Ian Morgan
Panel members: Lindsay Harvey, deputy director, Digital Learning Division, Department for Education and Skills; Tom Crick, senior lecturer in computer science, Cardiff Metropolitan University; Dave Stacey, e-learning coordinator, Olchfa School; Simon Richards, national manager, Film Nation
11:45 – 12:15
Making wireless work
Rob Leggett, founding director, Siracom
In this session we will look at the infrastructure solutions required to build a safe, reliable, consistent and scalable network that can support teaching and learning across school and underpin one-to-one and bring-your-own device environments. The presentation will cover everything from planning to operation, including issues such as security, device management and network management.
12:15 – 13:10
13:10 – 14:00
So many tools, so much to do, so how will we do it?
Guest speaker: Andy Hutt, educational 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.
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