A lot of Virtual Reality ‘solutions’ I’ve seen are just a massive waste of time and resources.Read More
Unless data can be turned into information, what’s the point of collecting it?Read More
The four stages of Bett, illustrated.Read More
Here are some of the photos I took at Bett 2019.Read More
(Very) quick looks
Here are a couple of the things I’ve seen at Bett so far.
Kubo: teach younger children coding by placing physical objects (“tactiles”) on to a special board, thereby making a small robot travel. You can build up surprisingly complex programs. Concrete learning definitely has a place, though you will need to be very hot on classroom management to make sure bits don’t go missing.
DF Robot: They make and sell kits for the Micro:bit and other such devices. I liked the modular aspect: you can add sensors of various kinds, and there is an add-on which gives the Micro:bit internet access. Impressive.
More news soon, probably after Bett. Look out for more product reviews, and an interview with Mitch Resnick, probably in my newsletter Digital Education in the first instance.
In the meantime, I’ve compiled a list of hints and tips for Bett, along with the seminars I find most interesting, and various organisations’ ed tech predictions for 2019. You can download the free pdf from here:
More news regarding Bett.Read More
If you’re attending Bett this year, these news items may be of interest.Read More
The Education Show is going on next door to the Bett show this year, on 24th and 25th January. Here are pointers about a few of the sessions going on.Read More
There is tons to see and hear at the Bett show this year — even more so than usual I think. Here are the things I’ve earmarked for myself, based on the assumption that by next week I will either have mastered the technique of being in several places at once, or somehow acquired a team of ten people.Read More
Here are a few words about the revamped (I think) Bett show in London, and some tips on how to get the most benefit from attending.Read More
My annual guide to Bett is out. Here’s how to access it.Read More
My review of Bett 2018. covering:
- why it's useful to attend Bett, generally speaking
- the main themes going on this year
- a couple of wishes
- where I'll be writing more about the products and services I saw
An interview with Drew Buddie, aka @digitalmaverickRead More
How, as leader of Computing in your school, do you create a culture of innovation, ie of trying out new things? This is what we explore in this new ten-part series.Read More
UPDATED. The biggest ed tech event in the UK -- Bett -- is nearly upon us. But it's not the only conference going on that week.Read More
If you went to Bett this year, what struck you as good, useless, interesting, quirky etc etc? I'm going to compile a round-up of impressions, so please complete a really brief survey to share your views. Thanks!Read More
Relive the Bett 2017 experience with Russell Prue's Bett Radio. Four days'-worth of chat, interviews and observations. And it's free!Read More
Updated. Some reflections on Bett, plus links to other articles about Bett.Read More
Two pretty good products to see at Bett 2017.Read More
Here's a summary of what I saw on the first day of Bett 2017, and the products and seminars I think worth looking at.Read More