AT Creative approaches to Education Technology Conference, Cheltenham

| March 20, 2014 | 79 Comments 

The AT Education Conference, “Creative approaches to Education Technology”, at Cheltenham Racecourse.

It was fun to contribute an opening, and closing, keynote to The AT Education Conference, a free-to-attend conference and training event, organised by AT Computers, a veteran Apple Solution Expert for Education, explored the innovative, the bold and the creative uses of technology in education.

The day featured an exciting mix of presentations and workshops; an exhibition covering finance, technology and solutions; CPD and more, offering inspiration for using technology in schools, and also demonstrate all the components needed to make a solution work.

We kicked off with a presentation from Anna-Louise Love from Apple Education, exploring the positive impact Apple technology has had in schools across England and Wales.

Workshops were delivered by Apple Regional Training Centres, Master Trainers, great companies and outstanding local schools. The sessions were designed to provide solid CPD on subjects from coding and content creation, to 1:1 financing and literacy.

Over the years, we have seen many technology fads come and go. We have also seen companies and organisations ‘ride the waves’ of this, or that, development; insist one thing or another should be the focus, or claim this will revolutionise education today.

This conference is about getting back to the core of what technology in education is all about. Away from the marketing and buzz, edtech is really about three simple things: Engaging Learners. Inspiring Creativity. Aiding Teachers.

….and these things don’t just happen overnight. But with the right planning, infrastructure, and an emphasis that technology is one tool of many, they can definitely be built towards.!

Although the iPad was featured at the conference, the device is just a jumping off point. The idea was to tap into a larger conversation about the role of technology in education – not explore one specific device.

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  1. Jane Finch says:

    Great day! Lots to think about. Spend all day advising others so it’s good to have some quality input and some thinking time. Thank you ATComputers!

  2. Anthony says:

    Excellent presentation, can’t wait to explore the links to apps.

  3. Jason says:

    T H A N K Y O U
    inspired and invigorated

  4. Dan says:

    Great ideas

  5. Carley Irving says:

    Wow – endless opportunities! I can’t wait to buy iPads for our school. Thank you.

  6. Jules Godding says:

    Great to see what other teachers are using. Thanks for a fantastic day.

  7. Margaret says:

    What a great day! Enjoyed everything and lots of questions answered! Inspirational!
    Great to hear from actual schools about their iPad journey.
    Thank you!

  8. Claire says:

    Had a really enjoyable, interesting and inspirational day. Thank you!

  9. Tracey Harvey says:

    Can’t wait to try out some of the ideas from today

    THANKYOO

  10. John plant says:

    Brilliant. Thank you.

  11. Mary says:

    Thanks for a great day!

  12. Natasha says:

    Thank you for your great speech. Can’t wait to explore the app list!

  13. Simon says:

    An excellent free day! Thanks.

  14. Kate says:

    Thanks for an inspiring day! Looking forward to trying the new apps.

  15. Nadine Busby says:

    Great day! Looking forward to exploring all the apps

  16. Steve Cronin says:

    Lot to think about , what to choose to play with next!

    Thanks!

  17. Dave says:

    Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm. So many useful apps out there and I’m really excited to start my school’s ipad journey.

  18. Adam says:

    A great day. Can’t wait to take back into school

  19. Caroline says:

    Great ideas! A very inspirational day!

  20. Katie says:

    Brilliant ideas! Now to put it into practise! Thank you

  21. Jenny says:

    Thanks so much – am a little bit scared of iPads but today has opened my eyes to the possibilities.

  22. Mark says:

    Thanks for a great day! So much to think about. The future’s bright…!

  23. Liz says:

    Tim, many thanks for such a great day. Inspiring ideas to support learning….I,m inspired. LIz

  24. Julie says:

    WOW!!Thanks for your inspiration. As a newcomer to ipads in education I feel excited about filtering your inspiration into so many suject areas

  25. Kelly says:

    Thank you for a great day!

  26. Will - AT says:

    I just want to give a huge thanks to Tim, Sarah and everyone that visited yesterday. It was a great day, and it is wonderful to see so many people going away inspired! Thanks again!

  27. Tamzin says:

    Thank you for such an inspiring day. No one else is going to get a look in with the set of iPads as I have booked the out for most of next week!

  28. Sherry Morris-Davies says:

    Thank you for a lovely, informative day. Feeling very inspired now.

  29. Great presentation. Learned a lot on top of what our school is already using.
    Excellent workshops.

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