I’ve always had a bittersweet relationship with BETT. Essentially, it’s a huge hall filled full of people trying to see you stuff. However, if you get over this (mainly by pretending you aren’t a budget holder – most sellers soon leave you alone) there are some gems in terms of professional development.
This year I’ll be doing my best to tell stories of guerrilla subversion; getting students to create school policy and getting teachers, students and artists together to co-create and team-teach lessons.
You can read my unofficial guerrilla guide to BETT here. This is where I’ve put some sensible stuff….
Come along to our Learn Live session on the Friday to hear what we’ve been up to a Priory School. The session details are here:
Mobile devices account for only 1.6% of negative behaviour incidents at Priory School since the introduction of its student written-mobile device policy. Listen to the story of how our Rights Respecting School empowered young people in order to create a mobile policy that has brought about a pedagogic revolution. You'll hear how 'Guerrilla' and 'Naughty' learning played a part in engaging the whole school and how a bench with a twitter hashtag got teachers talking about BYOD possibilities. Our policy was created by students and supported by professionals and has resulted in young people co-constructing lessons and co-teaching with staff.
Secondly, I’m very excited to be part of the Microsoft Team this year. I’ll be speaking twice a day on their stand. I want my talk to be as up-to-date as possible, so it’s not planned yet . I will be talking about mobile devices, BYOD and how to use freely available Microsoft Tools to create some pretty cool learning.
It would be great to mete up with you there. Best to tweet me!