Somerset SASH Conference,Taunton Rugby Club

| December 9, 2011 | 6 Comments 

A day for the Somerset Association of Secondary Headteachers, or SASH for short. Our remit was to “uplift and re-energise battered Heads”.  We hope that is what we achieved.

There were around thirty heads, and ICT coordinators, from schools across Somerset.

The meeting, today, was partly to do the business elements of running a secondary school, but also to plan for the future and …have a bit of fun, looking at the creative sides of learning! And, what an “up for it” bunch they were today. We explored many ideas, sharing practical examples and showing them the power and simplicity of games, blogging, filming, twitter, handheld devices (phones) and some of the free Web2 technologies. The idea was to mix analogue and digital content, and explore elements that can be used to motivate, and inspire, students of all ages, and across a broad range of the curriculum.

A big THANK YOU to Angela Broadway, and Barry Bates, SASH Executive Officer, for organising our event today. Thanks to all of the folk at the event today, for your laughter and full on engagement with the challenges and ideas we shared, at speed, throughout this morning. Enjoy whatever you try out at school.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Siobhan Allen says:

    Tim, I’ve just had an excellent morning at SASH. Thank you both. You’ve renewed my faith in developing exciting lessons to inspire kids (and teachers). I was beginning to feel scared before today, but I’m feeling much braver now. I loved your ‘translate the question’ idea, and can’t wait to use the sound town website. Thank you.

  2. Ian Ramsden says:

    Tim. Many thanks for a fantastic session. Not only did you refill my ideas jar and persuade me to play a pickpocket, you also inspired my head teacher to allow pupils to utilise electronic devices in my classroom (a relaxing of a major school rule). I’m looking forward to revolutionising my department’s delivery in the coming months.

  3. Tim says:

    Ian, this is one of the most significant, and positive, responses to receive. Thank you. I am so glad your “handeheld” policy is under review. You do need to consider carefully and review the many aspects. You will be amazed by the positives. Incredible potential across the curriculum.
    Glad you enjoyed the sessions. You made a great Pickpocket.
    (Please could I have my watch back)

  4. Rachel Harding says:

    Thank you Tim, I’m now tweeting! Cannot wait to get back in to school and continue my space topic with a renewed energy 🙂

  5. Tim says:

    Thank you Siobhan for this feedback (and for your brilliant roady-ing)
    Glad you feel you feel a renewed positive confidence.
    Please let us know how you get on
    Cheers for now 😀

  6. Tim says:

    Welcome to the world of twitter – you will find it slow to begin with but then… you’ll never regret it.
    Enjoy your space travels.
    Let us know how you get on. 🙂

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