If you’re attending Bett this year, here are a few useful snippets.
Sec Ed has a PDF guide to Bett. It’s pretty good. Well, I would say that, because there’s an article by me in it. But, it’s good anyway, with interesting articles by Patric Hayes (BESA), Bob Harrison, and others. Download it here:
Meeting the Ed Tech Research Challenge
If you’re attending Bett on the Friday then this announcement from Professor Christina Preston may be of interest to you:
BETT19 Friday 25th January 14:00 South Gallery Suite 12, ExCel
Coffee and snacks available. Room open from 13:00 for meetings.
In our first edtech policy and practice Thinktank, MirandaNet and ITTE will be joining with Technology, Pedagogy and Education Association (TPEA) to offer solutions to Secretary of State Damian Hinds’ research challenge . The questions we are posing are:
How do we develop a strong evidence base for the use of technology in education?
How do we test and trial technology products?
How can we showcase good practice in education?
Register for the Thinktank here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tpea-thinktank-meeting-the-edtech-research-challenge-tickets-54827670037
If you cannot attend this seminar we are also working with SMART on the same questions in their Thought Leader Series at BETT19 on Wednesday 23rd January at 1300 in the Platinum Suite. Here is the link to sign up: http://go.smarttech.com/bett_2019
Based on the responses of the participants in these seminars as well as submissions from our members, the Technology, Pedagogy and Education Association will be co-authoring a report to the DfE about how to progress research into the value of education technology.
If you have not registered for BETT19 register here https://lp.events.ascential.com/BETT-Update-Details.html?actioncode=PTR11
That’s it for now. More news from me tomorrow.