SWGfL Regional ICT Conference 2009 – Bristol

| July 1, 2009 | 2 Comments 

sw-conference-09-003A return trip to the SWGfl Regional ICT Conference held at The University of the West of England. The conference was entitled “Expanding Horizons”.

sw-conference-09-002As ever, a SUPERB and professionally organised event with some inspiring speakers. The opening keynote was delivered by our dear friend Andy Hutt. Andy’s talk was titled “Reasons to be Cheerful” looking at the way that new tools can be used in and out of the classroom to make lessons more engaging and life a bit easier.

Typically, And delivered his presentation in a warm and human, realistic and experience based style. Certainly a reason to be cheerful in his own right.

Today we, too,¬†looked at the power of blogging and other “web2.0″ technologies.

I am very grateful to Ed Sherwin, of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school, Fishponds in Bristol, for sharing some of his experiences with blogging, since our visit to help them set it up more than a year ago.


Have a look at their regularly updated and well maintained blog, and see the power of pupils discovering a world wide audience.

I have written a couple of articles on blogging and podcasting, originally published in The Junior Education Magazine, which you can find here:

Blogging

Podcasting

On the subject of expanding horizons, Voicethread has a huge potential when it comes to getting students to work collaboratively, across any boundary.

An interesting use of Voicethread HERE and a Wiki HERE.

Category: 1) Events and Training days, 2) Useful n Interesting

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  1. Liam Kernan says:

    Fabulous presentation about blogging – without the ability to actually blog! Hey ho – it’s only an ict conference! ,ever the less Tim was fab, loads of great ideas and laughs too! Thanks

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