After the Conference

BETT Show, photo by Danny Nicholson (( Nicholson, Danny. “BETT2010.” Flickr. 14 Jan 2010. Web. 18 Jan 2010. . ))

Last week was BETT 2010, the British Education and Training Technology conference, in London — arguably the largest education and technology conference in the world.  I have not attended one, but it is one of my goals to do just that.  Although we are all facing similar problems and challenges in education, Great Britain is in a different place from us, in the U.S.

Terry Freedman, with whom I will be working in Singapore at the iCTLT conference in March, wrote a very useful list of 7 Things to Do After the BETT Show — or any ed tech conference.  Here is an shamefully abbreviated version, so please go to Terry’s ICT in Education blog to read it in full.

  1. Meet with your team members
  2. Draw up an action plan
  3. Meet with your Headteacher or Principal — and be prepared
  4. Share with school staff
  5. Listen out for suppliers, with whom you shared your business card
  6. Find out what others thought (read blogs and Twitter bytes), and
  7. Well, read Terry’s blog.

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Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.