Nothing like taking things right up to the wire – and this year we’ve excelled ourselves in making last minute changes to our BETT stand, in order to find a way to fit in all of the latest news onto our stand and into our theatre. But as the fitters start building the stand down at Olympia, we’ve realised now is the time to finalise everything else. And that means that we now have the final theatre schedule, and yet again I think we’ve got a line-up with a good mix of teachers and Microsoft presenters.
Not only do we have the dynamic duo of my colleagues Mark and Matt back to do a little crystal ball gazing in technology terms, but we’ve got a hearty line-up of innovative teachers talking about the practical things that are going on in their own schools:
And finally, colleagues Chris & Leighton are going to run through Office 2010, and the Office Web Apps, which will be available later this year. (Oh, and there’s the little matter of me getting my “10 ways to save the school budget” presentation finished in time!)
Here’s the full timetable – as you can see, a big run of snappy presentations no more than 20 minutes long. And every one is repeated twice a day, so that you can see them all, and get time to visit the rest of the stand!
Touching the Future
Mark A’Bear & Matt Fox
How do you get students to pay more attention?
Kathryn Furness, Monkseaton High School
Creating a future Connected Learning Community
Alex Pearce, SharePoint MVP
Creating learning opportunities
Dave Garland, saltash.net
Simon Brennand, Philip Morant School
The future of Office in school and at home
Chris Rothwell & Leighton Searle
Tales from a Connected Learning Community
Mike Herrity, Twynham School
10 ways to save the school budget with ICT
Live@Edu: Collaborating in the cloud
Guy Shearer, Lodge Park Technology College
I’m looking forward to some of you in person later this week!