Dates For Your Diary

Going to BETT in January? Then why not come along to my seminar, on the opening day? I’ll be giving a no-nonsense talk entitled “20 must-have tools in 45 minutes”. Here’s the blurb:

What are the best free applications, websites and communities for the ICT leader? Terry Freedman gives a personal view of the top 20 must-have tools for the ICT subject leader. These will cover essential tasks such as planning, organising, communicating, and obtaining high quality information.  For example, how can you find out what people are saying about an issue without even moving from your desk?  Being the Head of ICT or ICT Co-ordinator is often a lonely job; but you don’t have to be alone.

I covered some of them in one of my seminars last year, but I’ve discovered more since then! I’m going to be looking at tools which are handy for leading or managing, rather than from the perspective of the classroom (although some will be applicable to classroom use).

OK, pen handy? Here are the details:

Session code: TD03

Date: Wednesday 12th January 2010

Time: 13:15

Venue: Gallery 2

I can’t tell you much about any other seminars going on, because the dates and times haven’t been published yet. I do know that Drew Buddie will be giving two presentations, and that there will be some Mirandamods running, such as that on 15th January 2011, called Building Etopia here: a World Ecitizens’ unconference for MirandaNet practitioners who want to develop exchange projects ( Also, there will be three unconference-type events going on from 6pm to (probably) 9pm on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. More information on them should be available soon, but I can definitely say there will be an event on the Thursday, which will focus on ICT leadership issues.

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, read this article for all you need to know:

All About BETT: What it is, 9 Reasons to Attend,4 Reasons You Should Be Allowed to Attend, and 4 Other Colleagues Who Should Go Too

An earlier version of this article was published recently in Computers in Classrooms, the free e-newsletter for ICT in education specialists.