9 questions to ask about big name speakers at education conferences

Life's too short to waste time going to the wrong conference talk. Here are 9 questions to ask to help decide whether or not to attend a talk given by a well-known speaker as opposed to an unknown teacher.

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review of the PA-BESA conference 2016

The annual conference of the Publishers' Associationand the British Educational Suppliers Association took place on November 25th in London, and had the theme of "Shifting Landscapes". Here's an overview of it, and how it related to education technology. 

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The future of the teaching profession

Why is it so hard to recruit teachers? I attended a Westminster Forum conference in the summer of 2016. This looked at the key issues of teacher shortages and professional development. This article contains my reflections on some aspects of the conference. It's not about ICT or Computing in particular, but given the acute shortage of Computing teachers it does, I think, provide some additional food for thought.

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QR Codes in the classroom: an interview with Monica Burns

Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. I interviewed her about the use of QR codes in the classroom.

To enter a prize draw to win one of two copies of her book (pictured). sign up the the free Digital Education newsletter by 7th December 2016 and read the newsletter sent out on 28th November.

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Education Conferences: my new book

I've written and self-published a guide to getting the most out of education conferences -- including how to increase your chances of being allowed to attend in the first place. Find out more by clicking on the title of this post.

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Digital Education next issue

The next issue of Digital Education is running a bit late, but will have been worth waiting for I think. It has a competition to win a book, news about a discounted book, an interview, articles, book reviews and more.

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Top 5 articles on the ICT & Computing in Education website

What are the 5 most viewed items on the ICT & Computing in Education website? To find out, I trawled through the archives and the data. The answer to that question surprised me. I wonder if it will surprise you as well.

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