Connecting and learning
Hopefully this year’s conference was an inspiration for many! We had a varied program with 3 keynote speakers from 3 different countries and 3 different sessions with workshops! The workshops were mostly lead by teachers who are familiar with using technology in the classroom! They are all experts in this area and have a lot to share. Sometimes you need to take some time to reflect on what you heared at a conference when you get back together with your own class. The questions to ask are; can I change my classroom? Should I? Who owns the learning? Are my students engaged and motivated? Did I make any useful connections at the conference? Did I find educators I would like to know better and learn with? What inspires me and my students? If you are looking for two keywords after this conference it is safe to say student engagement!
Take some time to watch Tom Barrett our first speaker this year. Tom works with NoTosh,and is one of the UK’s best known classroom teachers, working in the primary schools sector. He curates and shares thousands of practical ideas from teachers across the globe on his blog edte.ch, and puts into practice the very best thinking on educational technology to inspire and engage children in their learning.