iThinkThereforeiPad

The week before last I spent two inspiring days in Manchester at the iThinkThereforeiLearn and iThinkThereforeiPad events. Both of the days contained plenty of great material to bring back to school that would pay dividends across the different departments. What was perhaps most impressive though was the positivity and questioning of technology’s role in the classroom. It seems that the protagonists at the cutting edge are far more critical of what technology’s limitations are but are also showing huge creativity in working within these limitations to improve pedagogy.
A few gripes though, of course, I felt the keynotes were too broad in their scope, focusing on a generalised vision of a future in education that wasn’t news to me nor anyone in the room. There wasn’t enough hands-on material to really get our teeth into, and there wasn’t nearly enough interaction and networking. A TeachMeet would have addressed this effectively, as would a pronounced twitter presence in advance of the event. These are small gripes though and the event as a whole deserves to grow.

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