ICT Computing and E-safety Conference, Shropshire

| March 6, 2014 | 36 Comments 

Great to contribute a keynote session to The Shropshire ICT Computing and E-safety Conference, at The Shropshire Conference Centre, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury.

Steve Compton, Education Improvement Adviser, from the Education Improvement Service, Learning and Skills Group, shared these thoughts:

A day of juggling? 70 staff from schools across Shropshire attended the Shropshire ICT, Computing and e-safety conference in Shrewsbury.  Will the delegates really be juggling?  There will be no juggling balls but they will be juggling with the dilemma of how to balance digital literacy, creativity, computing and e-safety in the new National Curriculum.

Our keynote was an exploration of technology, virtual worlds, Web2.0, computing and visual literacy elements, and how they have had a huge impact on raising children’s confidence and collaboration, across the creative curriculum.

As well as Tim’s keynote there will be a range of computing workshops, e-safety workshops, exhibitors and sponsors.

In addition to school staff, 7 pupils will be joining the delegate list and will not only be roving reporters for the day but they will also be doing a min-keynote on e-safety.

Closing the day, there was a keynote from Dai Durbridge, of Browne Jacobson Solicitors, looking at “Top ten e‐safety issues and how to manage them”

Yes we’ve never used a solicitor before but our Safeguarding Children Board colleagues have heard Dai Durbridge at several conferences. He is covering ‘top 10 esafety issues and how to deal with them’.

We are also inviting 60 additional voluntary/private sector staff to the esafety part – it will be interesting to see the response of school staff to a solicitors take on e-safety!

Dai specialises in advising schools, academies and other education providers on all pastoral matters, including managing allegations against staff and all safeguarding matters. The keynote will help schools and non‐school settings understand the legal issues surrounding e‐safety.

The Shropshire’s Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) took questions via their Twitter feed, and shared their website: http://www.safeguardingshropshireschildren.org.uk/

Thank you to Steve, and to Sian Wilmot, Conference Administrator, for organising a superb day.

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  1. Lauren Griffiths says:

    Fantastic! Only an hour in and loads of brilliant resources I can not wait to use in my classroom!

  2. Andy Davis says:

    A totally inspiring presentation by Tim. His knowledge of interactive resources and the ways they can be used in the classroom is limitless!

  3. Angie says:

    Very interactive course- inspired! Can’t wait to go back to school to share! 😀

  4. Andrea says:

    Long time digital follower but even better in the analogue version! Really enjoying this keynote !

  5. Theresa says:

    Excellent stuff! Send me the links! 🙂

  6. Anders says:

    Fantastic presentation. Lots of great resources to try out.


  7. Kate Foster says:

    Best conference I’ve ever been too! Fantastic range of resources. Very excited to share with staff and children. Thank you!

  8. Steve Compton says:

    ‘Filtering can be dangerous’ – discuss. Thought provoking idea for schools – just one of many today!

  9. John Milner says:

    A very inspiring and motivating insight in to Tim’s ICT/Computing knowledge!

  10. Sophie bishton says:

    Great resources!

  11. Claire Baines Price says:

    Thank you for so many inspiring ideas, especially as many resources are free!

  12. Gavin Burton says:

    An interesting and inspiring start to the computing conference. A fantasic presentation and resources. Thanks.

  13. Ruth says:

    Inspiring use of PowerPoint as well as all the wonderful ideas and resources

  14. Gareth Pierce says:

    A great start to the day!!

  15. Julie says:

    Love the immersive African experience – 21st century role play!

  16. Lisa says:

    Brilliant! Thank you! Now to inspire others back at school?!

  17. Ann says:

    Absolutely amazing and crammed with inspirational ideas. Can I get home and play now though?

  18. Sarah Stainforth says:

    Brilliant ideas about creativity. A lively presentation style. Thanks

  19. Rebecca Jones says:

    Fantastic! Can’t wait to go and play! Thanks

  20. Lorna Howard says:

    What an inspirational talk!

  21. Tony Davies says:

    Super presentation Tim. Loved the whole talk particularly death by powerpoint being PowerNoPoint.

  22. Liz Chamberlain says:

    An inspiring speech with great ideas for teachers and pupils.

  23. Gill says:

    Great ideas to use back at the ranch, thanks Tim and Sarah

  24. Kerry says:

    Wish I could have brought the whole staff with me. Inspirational!

  25. Philippa Bentley says:

    Thank you, what a great start to the conference. Very motivational my children at school and I will love the great ideas. I can’t wait to try them out.

  26. Sue Lambert says:

    Wow. Can’t wait to ‘play’… I mean …explore the links!

  27. karen says:

    Thank you for a fab opening. Inspired and ready to go.

  28. Ruth says:

    Thanks for an inspiring start to the day!

  29. James Brown says:

    Thanks for a super, whistle stop tour of some amazing resources.

  30. Faye says:

    Thank you very much. Some great ideas to use in class. Really looking forward to trying some of them out.

  31. Jane Payton says:

    The whole talk was fantastic. I would have loved to have brought the whole school. I have lots to share with everyone and lots to keep me motivated -and the children of course! Thank you

  32. Jo says:

    Thank you for an inspirational start to the day with lots to go and think about and fab resources to share with our colleagues at school.

  33. Tim Jefferis says:

    Thanks Tim. Really enjoyed the talk. It was engaging AND very practically useful – a very rare and special combination in my experience of INSET. Masses of stuff to take back to the rest of the staff @oswestryschool

  34. Claire Janes says:

    Simply inspirational I just don’t know what to look at first. Thank you !!!!!!

  35. Sally says:

    Sorry for the delay in responding. I attended the conference on Thursday and I was totally inspired. Thank you very much for all the great ideas and please may I have a copy to the links you mentioned?
    Thank you.

  36. Michael says:

    Fantastic ideas in the lecture! Used several in class this week with great enjoyment from the children!

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