West Berkshire ICT Conference – Microsoft Campus, Reading

| June 23, 2010 | 5 Comments 

Today, we are at the West Berkshire ICT Conference, presenting a keynote on the ideas around “Taking off and flying” at Microsoft office, Reading

The conference is an invitation to governors, headteachers and teachers from West Berkshire to share notes and look forward to the coming year. This annual event is organised in order to take place after the hub-bub of exams and SATs have died down. It offers a chance for ICT co-ordinators, network managers, senior leaders and governors the chance to view what other schools are doing, innovations around the corner and opportunities to meet colleagues. This year includes colleagues from Reading and Slough authories and schools.

And children, …again!! 🙂

Yes, pupils from Mortimer St Mary’s Junior School were invited along to film and interview delegates to produce material for a collaborative project with Plymouth University.
Watch this space to see some of what they recorded.

Thank you to Thomas Ng, Sharon Goddard, Clair Taylor and their colleagues, for organising a superb event.

As always, it was a pleasure to meet up with Miles Berry again (ICT in Practice awards winner 2006). senior lecturer in ICT at Roehampton University, enthusiast for open and social technology and learning, former mathematician and head teacher,

…and here we are sporting our summer uniforms. 🙂

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Sharon Goddard says:

    Tim, you were fantastic….memories of us all waving our arms around in an effort to be posh will stay with me forever 😀

  2. Peter says:

    Hi Tim, I was at the event in MS Centre and was really inspired – thanks. I’m here looking for the links to the software etc. that you were talking about. Where will I find them. Thanks again

  3. blog says:

    Hi Peter
    The link I mentioned was http://linkbun.ch/y2bz
    Let me know how you get on
    All the best

  4. Miles Berry says:

    This was such a good presentation, Tim. A great pleasure to hear you enthusing and inspiring.
    Can you remind me what software you used to create the interactive adventure game around the school? I remember there being video of a someone asking you to sign the visitor book, yes?

  5. blog says:

    Hi Miles. I am sorry that we didn’t get to see your session.
    The interactive software we used is a little known application called PowerPoint 😀
    What we did was insert pictures in to PowerPoint and then insert shapes over the pictures to act as Hyperlinks to the appropriate slide.
    If we made them those shapes “no fill” then they would become a hoop that you couldn’t click on.
    so, instead, we made them 100% transparent and no outline.
    In this way we can navigate through the school.
    They inserted films and mini games (made using 2DIY) and text boxes made using the Control Toolbox (view. toolbox. control toolbox. text box.)
    Give u a call sometime re anything else you need
    A true pleasure meeting you again Miles.
    Keep in touch and see you again soon, Sir.

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