Woohoo; BETT 2015 is well underway. But the question on every teacher’s lips is ‘how do we get the best out of BETT?’ In order to answer that question I interviewed Professor Carry Luban, who is Professor of Futurology at Chorley University. Professor Luban has been going to BETT since its beginnings in 1972 where
Osiris Educational is now offering a ‘free directory of TeachMeets’ and also enhanced paid-for packages to help TeachMeet organisers promote their event. Osiris Educational are a for-profit company providing CPD and training to schools and teachers. This is simply a terrible idea. Read on for just some of the reasons why it’s so wrong. Firstly,
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 24,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.
This week I attended the Scottish Learning Festival, and went to the TeachMeet to hear a little more about what is going on in Scottish education. In between the usual teach-mmet presentations and nano-presentations was a 30 minute slot to get into groups and discuss some pre-prepared topics of interest. I joined a session about
This weekend was CampEd12, a learning festival held, for the first time, near Oxenhope in Yorkshire. The event was conceived after Tim Rylands commented that learning conferences were often too expensive and disappointing and he could run a better one from his shed. The idea went viral on twitter amongst UK twitterers involved in education
Since BETT I have been thinking about the TeachMeet, not a particular teachmeet but rather the phenomenon of the TeachMeet and where it might be going. Or even if it needs to ‘go’ anywhere at all . . I’m not a completely hardened TeachMeet attender, but I think I have been to 12 now so
The Dale Farm evictions are over. Millions of words have been piled up writing about this issue, and given that words are still largely free, even in this age of austerity, a few more words from me won’t make much difference. In a previous post I expressed my sense of shock about some people’s racist