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Wednesday, January 25
 

10:00am

Pearson - Always Learning

At Pearson we take learning personally. We believe education is for everyone, and we provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose. Our textbooks, courses and resources are available in print, online and through multi- lingual packages distributed to teachers and students all over the world.

We are the world’s leading learning company with a portfolio that includes consumer publishing through Penguin and Dorling Kindersley, business information through the Financial Times and our Education business that provides innovative textbooks, online testing, software solutions and integrated services.

Pearson is the world leader in education publishing with more than 150 years of experience and providing the very latest expertise in technology. We create interactive online learning that supports every learner, regardless of their age or ability because it is never too late to start learning – or start enjoying it.

We provide education and assessment services in more than 75 countries. Products such as MyLabs, our bestselling digital homework and assessment programme, are changing the way students learn and teachers teach worldwide. Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding body providing academic and vocational qualifications and assessment, is also part of the Pearson team.

Every day all over the world our products and services help learning flourish, and wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:00am - 1:00pm
Pearson Experience Dome (ED2)

10:00am

Nintendo Presents

Come and experience the latest Nintendo platforms and games in the Nintendo Experience Dome where you'll discover four zones:

  • Software (Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendogs and Cats)
  • Nintendo 3DS camera & Nintendo 3DS video camera  - Visitors will be able to interact with a Mario Costume Character with the camera and videocamera
  • Pullbox and Letterbox area
  • Streetpass and Augmented Reality area

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:00am - 1:00pm
Nintendo Experience Dome (ED5)

10:00am

Meet WISE - World Innovation Summit for Education

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) was launched by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in 2009 at the initiative of Qatar Foundation Chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. It is an international, multi-sectoral platform for creative thinking, debate and purposeful action.

WISE Summit
This annual three-day event in Doha, Qatar, brings together over 1,000 top decision makers, thought leaders, practitioners and education stakeholders from a wide variety of sectors and more than 100 countries to seek innovative solutions to today’s educational challenges and to share best practices.

WISE initiatives
WISE is also a year-round hub for building the future of education and has established a number of ongoing initiatives, including the following:

  • The WISE Prize for Education, the world’s first major prize for education, recognizes an individual or a team for an outstanding, world-class contribution to education. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Chairman and founder of BRAC, was named as the inaugural WISE Prize Laureate at WISE 2011.
  • The annual WISE Awards recognize and spotlight six of the most innovative projects in education from around the world. To date, 18 projects have received WISE Awards and approximately 100 finalists have also benefited from enhanced visibility through WISE.
  • Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers around the World by Charles Leadbeater is a WISE publication that raises awareness of successful high-impact projects throughout the world and encourages replication and expansion.
  • MyWISE, an interactive feature on the WISE website, enables the WISE community to share knowledge and best practices on a continuing basis.
  • Learning World, a weekly TV magazine program on education developed in partnershipwith Euronews, broadcasts 16 times a week to all continents in 10 languages.

WISE is actively building bridges with other major conferences in the fields of education and international development in order to encourage global collaboration among key players. In line with this objective, WISE is proud to participate in LWF12.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:00am - 1:00pm
WISE Experience Dome (ED1)

10:15am

Mobile learning in the tsunami disaster area

Hear how the students in the disaster-affected areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake used a mobile learning platform, created by KDDI and Castalia on wireless tablet devices, to prepare for the entrance examinations for colleges/high schools.

Presented by Mobile learning in the tsunami disaster area Mr Yasuo Kawabata, Senior Manager, Global Business Development Department, KDDI and Mr Satoshi Yamawaki, CEO of Castalia



Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:15am - 10:30am
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

10:15am

Apps for Good - CDI Europe

Apps for Good is the brainchild of non-profit organisationCDI Europe (part of the CDI global network), in partnership with Dell YouthConnect and supported by people and businesses in the tech and creative world including O2, ThomsonReuters and Ogilvy.

During April- June 2010, CDI Europe successfully ran the first pilot course with 9 unemployed young people aged 16-25 at High Trees Development Trust in South London.

In September 2010, an Apps for Good programme for secondary schools launched at the Central Foundation Girls School in Tower Hamlets, East Lond. In September 2011 Apps for Good launched in more that 40 schools across England.

Apps for Good aims to:

  • Ignite a passion for technology and social enterprise in young people in the UK
  • Encourage young people to use technology to tackle problems for social good
  • Increase the entrepreneurial skills and confidence of young people
  • Bridge the gap between young people and the business networks and knowledge that can help them
  • Build a connected world of young people, business volunteers and educators, inspiring each other to solve problems and succeed through the wonders of mobile technology

During the Apps for Good course, students go through a kind of entrepreneurial process whereby they identify what is wrong with their world before designing a way of fixing it with a mobile app. We combine a broad range of areas in the course, giving young people a foundation in entrepreneurship, community involvement, problem-solving and team work, as well as design and some technical skills.

Apps for Good develops talented and employable young people in an industry with plenty of room for creativity, prosperity and employment.



Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:15am - 10:45am
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

10:30am

Who's afraid of the iPad?

A twenty minute overview looking at how the iPad is fast becoming a catalyst for change in schools. 
From the geeks to the technically challenged, the presentation will cover how "inclusive"  iPad CPD is having a dramatic impact on ICT for even the most technophobic teachers.


Speakers
avatar for julian coultas

julian coultas

Apple based educator - been here for the long journey - not just hitching a lift because it's cool. Have always been passionate about using the right tools for the job. These tools constantly change. It's all part of the digital roadtrip ;-)



Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:30am - 10:50am
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

10:30am

BYOD with Meru Networks

Mark Howell, Area Director of Meru Networks UK & Ireland, talks about the evolution of wireless as a convenience for teachers, through to today’s phenomenom of BYOD and the implications this has on wireless networks

Meru Networks has helped thousands of education customers worldwide achieve their vision for a truly mobile learning environment.  With over 1000 schools,  colleges, academies and Universities in the UK & Ireland, and 10 to 15 education customers per week choosing Meru’s technology, it is clear Meru is the only solution on the market that delivers the reliability, scalability and security necessary for delivering flawless converged video, voice and data education applications in high density mobile environments. BYOD introduces additional complexities for education network teams which Meru again solves with ease.

 

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Meru Networks Experience Dome (ED7)

10:30am

Learning with LEGO

LEGO® Education is a division of the LEGO Group that specialises in educational solutions that help teachers deliver the curriculum and raise attainment in class through stimulating and exciting ways.

Hands-on, minds-on learning develops essential 21st Century skills, enabling students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. We call this being LEGO smart.

With over 30 years’ experience in education, we believe that making, doing and creating enables students to actively take ownership of their learning path.
Join us in the LEGO Education Experience Dome where you can get hands-on with LEGO and help shape the learning campus of the future.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
LEGO Education Experience Dome (ED6)

10:30am

BBC Learning

BBC Learning is at the heart of the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain and aims to “inspire a life full of learning for everyone” by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC’s output and activities from News to Music, Science to the Arts, Sport to Drama.

BBC Learning creates content for broadcast, online and face-to-face events for audiences ranging from children and teachers to adults and parents. Key resources include Bitesize, the revision site for six to sixteen year olds, Class Clips, an online library of audio-visual material and a range of Primary sites for teachers. BBC Learning also supports people in acquiring essential life skills through sites such as Skillswise, Webwise and BBC Languages alongside media literacy projects such as First Click and Give an Hour.

In 2012 BBC Learning is also involved in a variety of broadcast projects such as Stargazing LIVE with Professor Brian Cox, Bang Goes the Theory, the popular BBC One science magazine show and The Great British Story, a new landmark history series presented by Michael Wood.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
BBC Experience Dome (ED8)

11:00am

Kevin Chung, House Schools Group

A journey with the Mac.

Showcasing how MacBooks & iPads are used to improve engagement and revision across the school.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Chung

Kevin Chung

Kevin Chung is a Digital Strategy Manager at House Schools Group, a group of independent primary schools in West London. Since joining the group, all three schools have been awarded BECTA’s ICT Mark and are three of the only four independent schools to have been awarded this mark. Prospect House School is also the national winner of the prestigious BECTA Excellence award. As an advocate of Apple, open source and mobile technologies... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:20am
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

11:00am

Safe - The Certificate in Safe Social Networking

Social media stars from Buckingham School show us the skills and enjoyment they’ve got from this hands-on programme in safe social networking. Teachers explain how this positive digital project prepares pupils for the social web, through fun media creation.

Safe has a unique take on social media in schools. We believe that its safe and enjoyable use should be encouraged and taught in the classroom - sometimes by young people themselves.

You will find out how to take part in Safe for free, joining over 1,000 other schools who are working towards the Safe Award.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

11:00am

Educational disruption: a new model for building a sustainable and responsible society.

Panel TBC: Nicole Yershon, Shannon Vaughan(Ogilvy Digital Labs), Chris Thompson (Ravensbourne University), David Holloway (The Ideas Foundation), Marc Lewis (or Adah Parris)(The School of Communication Arts), Sophie Water (OneDotZero Casacde).

Alvin Toffler said: “The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.”

How does a rapidly changing digital society prepare for its own future when it can’t predict what jobs will be needed? A story, a discussion and case studies on educational innovation, action and responsibility.

Case studies: Sophie Bosworth (Ideas Foundation/ School of Communication Arts), Will Harvey (Ravensbourne/ Ogilvy Digital Labs)

  • 40 minutes - Introduction and Overview
  • 15 minutes - case studies
  • 30 minutes - panel session 
  • 5 minutes - summary and close

A collaboration led by Ogilvy Digital Labs, with The Ideas Foundation, The School of Communication Arts, Ravensbourne University, OneDotZero Cascade and The Marketing Academy.

 


 

 

 

 

Intro: The story - 10 minutes

Panel session/debate - 70 mins 

Summary and what next - 10 mins

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Salon Bourdieu (S2)

11:00am

Student Digital Leaders: Driving change - engaging learners

Student Digital Leaders: Driving change - engaging learners

SDL Schools engage students as a strategy to improve the embedding of technology and maximising the impact of their ICT budget. Staff development, ICT strategy, resource creation, new reporting, curriculum development - all areas where Student Digital Leaders make a huge difference. Forget token schools councils and learner voice projects - this is real day to day school improvement driven by students for students and joined up through a national network!

In these sessions students from the SDL network will show you how they make a difference in their schools.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Salon Foucault (S1)

11:10am

Augmented Reality Development Platform: FreshAiR

Presenters         Dave Payne and Daniel Burgess, Co-Founders, MoGo Mobile Inc 

FreshAiR, an Augmented Reality (AR) development platform provided by Qualcomm and MoGo allows teachers and students to create their own AR experience delivered through a range of systems and devices.   Enjoy an interesting demonstration.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 11:10am - 11:25am
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

12:00pm

Childhood Education through Robots

Presented by Mr Yoon-Suk Joo, Product Manager, KT 

Watch Kibot2 in action. KT’s second educational robot, which can make facial expressions and other actions, is designed for elementary school children below the age of 13. Based on the Android platform, it has a 7” screen, beam projector, a 5Mp camera and voice recognition.  Parents can use it via mobile phone and, using Wi-Fi, for monitoring the home and engaging in video calls with children.  

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 12:00pm - 12:15pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

12:00pm

BYOD with Meru Networks

Simon Thomas, Practice Director, 9ine Consulting, describes the planning and complexities involved in the much talked about and ground breaking Longfield Academy deployment where the whole school runs on Apple technology, with over 1400 Ipads put into the hands of students and teachers.

Meru Networks has helped thousands of education customers worldwide achieve their vision for a truly mobile learning environment.  With over 1000 schools,  colleges, academies and Universities in the UK & Ireland, and 10 to 15 education customers per week choosing Meru’s technology, it is clear Meru is the only solution on the market that delivers the reliability, scalability and security necessary for delivering flawless converged video, voice and data education applications in high density mobile environments.

BYOD introduces additional complexities for education network teams which Meru again solves with ease.

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meru Networks Experience Dome (ED7)

12:00pm

Learning with LEGO

EGO® Education is a division of the LEGO Group that specialises in educational solutions that help teachers deliver the curriculum and raise attainment in class through stimulating and exciting ways.

Hands-on, minds-on learning develops essential 21st Century skills, enabling students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. We call this being LEGO smart.

With over 30 years’ experience in education, we believe that making, doing and creating enables students to actively take ownership of their learning path.
Join us in the LEGO Education Experience Dome where you can get hands-on with LEGO and help shape the learning campus of the future.

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
LEGO Education Experience Dome (ED6)

12:00pm

BBC Learning

BBC Learning is at the heart of the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain and aims to “inspire a life full of learning for everyone” by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC’s output and activities from News to Music, Science to the Arts, Sport to Drama.

BBC Learning creates content for broadcast, online and face-to-face events for audiences ranging from children and teachers to adults and parents. Key resources include Bitesize, the revision site for six to sixteen year olds, Class Clips, an online library of audio-visual material and a range of Primary sites for teachers. BBC Learning also supports people in acquiring essential life skills through sites such as Skillswise, Webwise and BBC Languages alongside media literacy projects such as First Click and Give an Hour.

In 2012 BBC Learning is also involved in a variety of broadcast projects such as Stargazing LIVE with Professor Brian Cox, Bang Goes the Theory, the popular BBC One science magazine show and The Great British Story, a new landmark history series presented by Michael Wood.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
BBC Experience Dome (ED8)

12:25pm

Live video stream from LWF 12 Conference - Michael O'Hara

Watch the live stream relayed directly from the main conference of GSMA's CMO, Michael O'Hara, presenting his keynote talk themed "Learning while Mobile"


Wednesday January 25, 2012 12:25pm - 12:50pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

1:00pm

David Kirtlan, Apple Distinguished Educator

The 21st Century Classroom: Strategies for Classroom Practice


Speakers
avatar for David Kirtlan

David Kirtlan

David is an experienced education consultant working with large organisations and academic institutions throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He managed a large provision within a UK further education college for seven years, growing and expanding the provision, and developed a consortium with local schools to better the provision across the area in readiness for latest developments and thinking within the current UK education... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

1:00pm

Pearson - Always Learning

At Pearson we take learning personally. We believe education is for everyone, and we provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose. Our textbooks, courses and resources are available in print, online and through multi- lingual packages distributed to teachers and students all over the world.

We are the world’s leading learning company with a portfolio that includes consumer publishing through Penguin and Dorling Kindersley, business information through the Financial Times and our Education business that provides innovative textbooks, online testing, software solutions and integrated services.

Pearson is the world leader in education publishing with more than 150 years of experience and providing the very latest expertise in technology. We create interactive online learning that supports every learner, regardless of their age or ability because it is never too late to start learning – or start enjoying it.

We provide education and assessment services in more than 75 countries. Products such as MyLabs, our bestselling digital homework and assessment programme, are changing the way students learn and teachers teach worldwide. Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding body providing academic and vocational qualifications and assessment, is also part of the Pearson team.

Every day all over the world our products and services help learning flourish, and wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Pearson Experience Dome (ED2)

1:00pm

Nintendo Presents

Come and experience the latest Nintendo platforms and games in the Nintendo Experience Dome where you'll discover four zones:

  • Software (Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendogs and Cats)
  • Nintendo 3DS camera & Nintendo 3DS video camera  - Visitors will be able to interact with a Mario Costume Character with the camera and videocamera
  • Pullbox and Letterbox area
  • Streetpass and Augmented Reality area

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Nintendo Experience Dome (ED5)

1:15pm

Truth, Lies and the Internet

In the digital age, why are so many young people confident, but not competent Internet users?

And what are the implications?

This session allows you to explore the state of digital fluency among young people in the UK, with the team behind the Digital Disruption Project. Expert researchers from think tank Demos will also be on hand to discuss the findings from their recent report on digital fluency. The Digital Disruption team willalso be showcasing their newly launched suite of online tools designed to support educators in improving digital fluency in the classroom.

- The Digital Disruption Team from Bold Creative plus Jamie Bartlett and Carl Miller from Demos

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

1:15pm

Edgeryders - How do governments learn?

How do governments learn to do new things?

In theory, everything starts by some new awareness emerging within the public opinion. It is then picked up by politicians competing for office and translated into law. Law, then, is enacted into new policy. In practice, elected officials and public servants live in a far messier world, characterized by inertia, windows of opportunity, technocracy, information asymmetries, and all kinds of "short circuits" for vested interests to influence policy without going through a public debate (lobbying being exhibit A).

 

Our policy space is still geared towards traditional ways of learning. Edgeryders aims to change that and challenge mantras in European policy. So we're opening channel of interlocution towards the European Commission and member states. This session can be summarised as an interactive conversation on how to teach a new trick to old dogs. We think it is especially relevant to people with experiences from processes to make voices heard in the policy space as well as those interested in doing lobbying through new channels.

 

http://edgeryders.ppa.coe.int/

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon Bourdieu (S2)

1:15pm

Debate - VLEs are Dead

A debate loosely in the form of the Oxford Union to discuss in a robust, competitive and entertaining manner the value or not of Virtual Learning Environments or Learning Platforms commonly used in schools and universities.

"This house proposes that VLEs are dead"

Chair:

Michael Shaw, Deputy Editor, TES Magazine

Speaking FOR:

Principle speaker - Steve Wheeler
Second speaker - Ian Addison (primary teacher, former VLE advisor for Hants. uses FREE webtools instead of VLE for his school)

Speaking AGAINST:

Principle speaker - Drew Buddie
Second speaker - Dughall McCormick (advisor for Kirkless and VLE advocate)

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Salon Foucault (S1)

1:15pm

Panel Discussion: The digital curriculum of the future and the impact of mobile technologies

Panel Discussion: The digital curriculum of the future and the impact of mobile technologies 

Dr Mike Short, Vice President R&D, Telefónica Europe

Mark McGinn, Head, O2 Learn

Ed Baker, CEO of the Education Games Network and Founder of the Education Startup Weekends

-  with Teachers and Experts in the field of education

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

1:30pm

BYOD with Meru Networks

Niall El-Assaad, Director of Product Management, describes the technical and security challenges of inviting students to bring in their own devices and how to overcome them with exciting technologies such as Meru’s SMART CONNECT product.

Meru Networks has helped thousands of education customers worldwide achieve their vision for a truly mobile learning environment.  With over 1000 schools,  colleges, academies and Universities in the UK & Ireland, and 10 to 15 education customers per week choosing Meru’s technology, it is clear Meru is the only solution on the market that delivers the reliability, scalability and security necessary for delivering flawless converged video, voice and data education applications in high density mobile environments. 

BYOD introduces additional complexities for education network teams which Meru again solves with ease.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meru Networks Experience Dome (ED7)

1:30pm

Learning with LEGO

LEGO® Education is a division of the LEGO Group that specialises in educational solutions that help teachers deliver the curriculum and raise attainment in class through stimulating and exciting ways.

Hands-on, minds-on learning develops essential 21st Century skills, enabling students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. We call this being LEGO smart.

With over 30 years’ experience in education, we believe that making, doing and creating enables students to actively take ownership of their learning path.
Join us in the LEGO Education Experience Dome where you can get hands-on with LEGO and help shape the learning campus of the future.

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
LEGO Education Experience Dome (ED6)

1:30pm

BBC Learning

BBC Learning is at the heart of the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain and aims to “inspire a life full of learning for everyone” by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC’s output and activities from News to Music, Science to the Arts, Sport to Drama.

BBC Learning creates content for broadcast, online and face-to-face events for audiences ranging from children and teachers to adults and parents. Key resources include Bitesize, the revision site for six to sixteen year olds, Class Clips, an online library of audio-visual material and a range of Primary sites for teachers. BBC Learning also supports people in acquiring essential life skills through sites such as Skillswise, Webwise and BBC Languages alongside media literacy projects such as First Click and Give an Hour.

In 2012 BBC Learning is also involved in a variety of broadcast projects such as Stargazing LIVE with Professor Brian Cox, Bang Goes the Theory, the popular BBC One science magazine show and The Great British Story, a new landmark history series presented by Michael Wood.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
BBC Experience Dome (ED8)

1:45pm

Supporter to Reporter (S2R) & Open Badging

S2R is a highly-acclaimed national project where young sports reporters create video, audio and blogs from grassroots games and world finals. They gain confidence, skills and workplace know-how through an empowering new way of learning - their social media expertise and creativity are at the centre.

You will see the profound learner impact of this multi award-winning London 2012 project and learn how your students can take part.

You will find out about S2R Badging, an innovative Mozilla-backed way to reward and evidence the 21st Century skills learnt through the project. Badging is a new approach to recognising not just ‘hard skills’ but in-demand ‘soft skills’ like collaboration and coaching.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

2:15pm

iPad as a whiteboard?

This short hands on session will look at how the Apple TV and iPad/iPod is changing the way we work in the classroom.

Enjoy some smooth work flows, see some smart approaches to planning, sharing and presentation in the iPad classroom.


Speakers
avatar for julian coultas

julian coultas

Apple based educator - been here for the long journey - not just hitching a lift because it's cool. Have always been passionate about using the right tools for the job. These tools constantly change. It's all part of the digital roadtrip ;-)



Wednesday January 25, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

2:30pm

Live streaming of keynote speech by Charles Leadbeater author of WISE publication "Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers around the World"

Live streaming of keynote speech from main conference by Charles Leadbeater author of WISE publication Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers around the World



Wednesday January 25, 2012 2:30pm - 2:50pm
WISE Experience Dome (ED1)

3:00pm

Presentation of 2011 WISE Awards winning project School-Business Partnerships

Running in parallel with the WISE Prize for Education, the WISE Awards are designed to identify, showcase and promote innovative educational projects from all regions of the world and all education fields to inspire change in education.

Each year, a Jury composed of leading experts from the education world selects six innovative projects for their concrete and positive impact upon education and societies. These winning projects gain global visibility and receive a prize of $20,000 (US).

Presentation of 2011 WISE Awards winning project School-Business Partnerships, represented by Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi


Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:15pm
WISE Experience Dome (ED1)

3:00pm

BYOD with Meru Networks

BYOD demonstration. 

Meru Networks will show attendees how simple and secure BYOD can be.  Please BYOD !

Meru Networks has helped thousands of education customers worldwide achieve their vision for a truly mobile learning environment.  With over 1000 schools,  colleges, academies and Universities in the UK & Ireland, and 10 to 15 education customers per week choosing Meru’s technology, it is clear Meru is the only solution on the market that delivers the reliability, scalability and security necessary for delivering flawless converged video, voice and data education applications in high density mobile environments. 

BYOD introduces additional complexities for education network teams which Meru again solves with ease.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meru Networks Experience Dome (ED7)

3:00pm

Learning with LEGO

LEGO® Education is a division of the LEGO Group that specialises in educational solutions that help teachers deliver the curriculum and raise attainment in class through stimulating and exciting ways.

Hands-on, minds-on learning develops essential 21st Century skills, enabling students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. We call this being LEGO smart.

With over 30 years’ experience in education, we believe that making, doing and creating enables students to actively take ownership of their learning path.
Join us in the LEGO Education Experience Dome where you can get hands-on with LEGO and help shape the learning campus of the future.

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
LEGO Education Experience Dome (ED6)

3:00pm

How we can end 'locking' and 'blocking' in the classroom

When this project started many schools had adopted locking and blocking by default. But just saying "open the internet up" obviously isn't enough - schools need policy guidance, the confidence that others have already tried with success, an evolutionary model, and authentic advice by teachers for teachers, by school for schools, that they might build from, with trust.

The aim of the "cloudlearn" research project was  to source, collate, reflect on and publish proven effective practice from experienced classroom teachers and practitioners - building forward from what worked for them, in their cultural and educational context, to offer a portfolio of general and proven approaches. 

In this session, with members of the Clouldlearn team, we will be going through the project methodology used, the findings achieved to date and showing practitioners how they can access, and use, these findings

- Carole Chapman, Heppell.net

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

3:00pm

BBC Learning

BBC Learning is at the heart of the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain and aims to “inspire a life full of learning for everyone” by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC’s output and activities from News to Music, Science to the Arts, Sport to Drama.

BBC Learning creates content for broadcast, online and face-to-face events for audiences ranging from children and teachers to adults and parents. Key resources include Bitesize, the revision site for six to sixteen year olds, Class Clips, an online library of audio-visual material and a range of Primary sites for teachers. BBC Learning also supports people in acquiring essential life skills through sites such as Skillswise, Webwise and BBC Languages alongside media literacy projects such as First Click and Give an Hour.

In 2012 BBC Learning is also involved in a variety of broadcast projects such as Stargazing LIVE with Professor Brian Cox, Bang Goes the Theory, the popular BBC One science magazine show and The Great British Story, a new landmark history series presented by Michael Wood.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
BBC Experience Dome (ED8)

3:00pm

ESSA Academy

The Journey of ESSA Academy

Children at Bolton’s new Essa Academy are achieving spectacular results, rolling back years of under achievement in their deprived community. The proportion of pupils with five or more A* to C grades in GCSE exams has risen from 55% to 99.5% in just two years. School inspectors say they have rarely seen such rapid improvement.

Essa’s Principal, Showk Badat, puts the iPod touch at the heart of the children’s success. “The iPod touch is a really motivational tool, empowering each child to explore his or her personal creativity and learning potential. It has done the most remarkable thing: removed the limits to learning”.

http://www.apple.com/uk/education/resources/profiles/essa/



Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

3:00pm

Mixing and Mashing - Cooking up a musical mix with iOS

Recipe: With just a few music based iOS apps you too could become the next household DJ.

Find out how to lay down a couple of beats, sample a few soundbites, add some music and create your first mashup.

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Salon Bourdieu (S2)

3:00pm

Getting Your School Engaged

Engagement matters: if you don’t feel engaged in what you’re doing, you won’t care about it, and you’re unlikely to succeed. If you aren’t engaged in your learning in school, this is likely to affect not only your academic achievement, but also your future engagement in work, and in your community. This session will provide education professionals with tried-and-tested strategies for raising student engagement that they can take back to their schools, through a set of discussions and exercises that model engaging approaches to teaching and learning. During the session, each participant will develop their own plans for creating engaging learning experiences. At the end of the session, participants will receive a set of free tools for creating engaging learning.

 

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon Foucault (S1)

3:15pm

Presentation of 2010 WISE Awards winning project Rewrite the future - Save the Children

Running in parallel with the WISE Prize for Education, the WISE Awards are designed to identify, showcase and promote innovative educational projects from all regions of the world and all education fields to inspire change in education.

Presentation of 2010 WISE Awards winning project Rewrite the future - Save the Children, represented by Desmond Bermingham 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:15pm - 3:30pm
WISE Experience Dome (ED1)

3:15pm

iUOC: Enhancing mobile learning at the University of Catalonia (UOC)

Presenter: Eva P Gil-Rodríguez, Community Initiatives Director - Learning Technologies Office, UOC 

 

The University of Catalonia is a fully online and asynchronous university with more than 50,000 students and 2,000 teachers who teach and learn through a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  iUoC is a mobile learning tool, that enables students and teachers to access digital content and alerts using mobiles such as the iPad, and is developing interactive and specific native mobile apps for education.

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:15pm - 3:30pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

3:30pm

Presentation of 2011 WISE Awards winning project Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA)

Running in parallel with the WISE Prize for Education, the WISE Awards are designed to identify, showcase and promote innovative educational projects from all regions of the world and all education fields to inspire change in education.

Presentation of 2011 WISE Awards winning project Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA), represented by Freda Wolfenden 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 3:30pm - 3:45pm
WISE Experience Dome (ED1)

4:00pm

Kevin Chung, House Schools Group

A journey with the Mac.

Showcasing how MacBooks & iPads are used to improve engagement and revision across the school.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Chung

Kevin Chung

Kevin Chung is a Digital Strategy Manager at House Schools Group, a group of independent primary schools in West London. Since joining the group, all three schools have been awarded BECTA’s ICT Mark and are three of the only four independent schools to have been awarded this mark. Prospect House School is also the national winner of the prestigious BECTA Excellence award. As an advocate of Apple, open source and mobile technologies... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

4:00pm

Web Making, Badges, and Interest-Based Learning

How do you teach the world to become web makers?  

Come hear about Mozilla's plan for combining interest-based learning with badge earning, and help us debate some key issues going forward.  

What are the basic web skills that people need to know?  

What's the most effective way to create a distributed teaching and learning network that people will actually use?  

How can we dream even bigger, and how can you help make it happen?

 


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Levesque

Michelle Levesque

Michelle is currently working with the Mozilla Foundation to create a web literate planet. She plans to teach the world how to become producers (and not just consumers) on the web, so that they can share ideas and express themselves to the rest of the world. Before working at Mozilla, Michelle was a staff engineer at Google, and worked for the Citizen Lab, building tools to study internet censorship. She likes running, strength training... Read More →



Wednesday January 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Salon Bourdieu (S2)

4:15pm

Augmented Reality: A learning cultural experience from Madrid

Presenter: Vanessa Lucio, Head of Marketing, Telefónica Learning Services

 Telefónica’s Augmented Reality treasure hunt ‘’enreda Madrid’’ shares the cultural landmarks and delights  of Madrid

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 4:15pm - 4:30pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

4:15pm

Apps for Good - CDI Europe

Apps for Good is the brainchild of non-profit organisationCDI Europe (part of the CDI global network), in partnership with Dell YouthConnect and supported by people and businesses in the tech and creative world including O2, ThomsonReuters and Ogilvy.

During April- June 2010, CDI Europe successfully ran the first pilot course with 9 unemployed young people aged 16-25 at High Trees Development Trust in South London.

In September 2010, an Apps for Good programme for secondary schools launched at the Central Foundation Girls School in Tower Hamlets, East Lond. In September 2011 Apps for Good launched in more that 40 schools across England.

Apps for Good aims to:

  • Ignite a passion for technology and social enterprise in young people in the UK
  • Encourage young people to use technology to tackle problems for social good
  • Increase the entrepreneurial skills and confidence of young people
  • Bridge the gap between young people and the business networks and knowledge that can help them
  • Build a connected world of young people, business volunteers and educators, inspiring each other to solve problems and succeed through the wonders of mobile technology

During the Apps for Good course, students go through a kind of entrepreneurial process whereby they identify what is wrong with their world before designing a way of fixing it with a mobile app. We combine a broad range of areas in the course, giving young people a foundation in entrepreneurship, community involvement, problem-solving and team work, as well as design and some technical skills.

Apps for Good develops talented and employable young people in an industry with plenty of room for creativity, prosperity and employment.



Wednesday January 25, 2012 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

4:30pm

BYOD with Meru Networks

BYOD demonstration. 

Meru Networks will show attendees how simple and secure BYOD can be.  Please BYOD !

Meru Networks has helped thousands of education customers worldwide achieve their vision for a truly mobile learning environment.  With over 1000 schools,  colleges, academies and Universities in the UK & Ireland, and 10 to 15 education customers per week choosing Meru’s technology, it is clear Meru is the only solution on the market that delivers the reliability, scalability and security necessary for delivering flawless converged video, voice and data education applications in high density mobile environments. 

BYOD introduces additional complexities for education network teams which Meru again solves with ease.

 

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Meru Networks Experience Dome (ED7)

4:30pm

Learning with LEGO

LEGO® Education is a division of the LEGO Group that specialises in educational solutions that help teachers deliver the curriculum and raise attainment in class through stimulating and exciting ways.

Hands-on, minds-on learning develops essential 21st Century skills, enabling students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. We call this being LEGO smart.

With over 30 years’ experience in education, we believe that making, doing and creating enables students to actively take ownership of their learning path.
Join us in the LEGO Education Experience Dome where you can get hands-on with LEGO and help shape the learning campus of the future.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LEGO Education Experience Dome (ED6)

4:30pm

BBC Learning

BBC Learning is at the heart of the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain and aims to “inspire a life full of learning for everyone” by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC’s output and activities from News to Music, Science to the Arts, Sport to Drama.

BBC Learning creates content for broadcast, online and face-to-face events for audiences ranging from children and teachers to adults and parents. Key resources include Bitesize, the revision site for six to sixteen year olds, Class Clips, an online library of audio-visual material and a range of Primary sites for teachers. BBC Learning also supports people in acquiring essential life skills through sites such as Skillswise, Webwise and BBC Languages alongside media literacy projects such as First Click and Give an Hour.

In 2012 BBC Learning is also involved in a variety of broadcast projects such as Stargazing LIVE with Professor Brian Cox, Bang Goes the Theory, the popular BBC One science magazine show and The Great British Story, a new landmark history series presented by Michael Wood.

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
BBC Experience Dome (ED8)

5:00pm

Panel Discussion: How can mobile technologies and the mobile industry support education?

Panel Discussion: How can mobile technologies and the mobile industry support education in schools, colleges, universities and Work-Based Learning?

  • Which mobile technologies are making the most impact in education?
  • What are the current trends in mobile learning and what is on the horizon?
  • What services can mobile operators bring to education

 

Moderator                   

Alistair McNaught, JISC TechDis

Panellists                   

Dr Nick Dennis, Assistant Headmaster, Felsted School

James Clay, ILT & Learning Resources Manager, Gloucestershire College

Luis Villarejo, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Yuriko Ishihara, General Manager, Global Business Finance Dept., Softbank Mobile Corporation, Japan

 

 

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 5:00pm - 5:45pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

5:00pm

Edu Tech Startups – Pitch Fest

Join some of the UK’s leading edu and learning tech startups for a fast paced session as they pitch their business ideas to a panel of experts from education, tech and investment sectors.

Find out first about amazing ideas, technology and innovation and hear whether the experts think they will sink or swim. 

Get involved by asking your questions and casting your vote for the winning idea. 

Fast, chaotic and fun, this edu tech meetup will link you into one of the most vibrant parts of the education world!

Hosted by Ed Baker, entrepreneur and Anna Pedroza, organisers of the recent successful Startup Weekend Education London:

http://londonedu.startupweekend.org/

 

Interested in pitching? Contact the team: hello@educationgamesnetwork.com

 

 



Wednesday January 25, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Salon Bourdieu (S2)

5:00pm

Education for the Apocalypse

This session will take delegates through a fast paced collaborative process that will encourage them to explore radically different approaches to education in the light of economic, environmental, technological and political changes. It will explore emerging trends and significant potential disruptions, and encourage participants to confront their own fears and aspirations, and find practical steps towards creative educational change. 

Presented by Keri Facer and Doug Belshaw

 


Speakers
avatar for Doug Belshaw

Doug Belshaw

Doug Belshaw is an educator, researcher and activist currently working for JISC infoNet. He is co-kickstarter (with Andy Stewart) of Purpos/ed, a Community Interest Company focusing on encouraging and enlarging the debate around the purpose(s) of education. Prior to moving into further and higher education, Doug was Director of e-Learning at a large academy in the North East of England for students aged 3-19. He taught History for seven years... Read More →
avatar for Keri Facer

Keri Facer

Keri is Professor of Education at the Education and Social Research Institute, MMU, where she specialises in digital cultures, social justice and radical educational change. Formerly Research Director at Futurelab, Keri led the Beyond Current Horizons Programme for the UK government looking at long term socio-technical change and its implications for education. Keri’s new book ‘Learning Futures: Education, technology and social... Read More →


Wednesday January 25, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Salon Foucault (S1)

6:00pm

David Kirtlan, Apple Distinguished Educator

The 21st Century Classroom: Strategies for Classroom Practice


Speakers
avatar for David Kirtlan

David Kirtlan

David is an experienced education consultant working with large organisations and academic institutions throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He managed a large provision within a UK further education college for seven years, growing and expanding the provision, and developed a consortium with local schools to better the provision across the area in readiness for latest developments and thinking within the current UK education... Read More →


Wednesday January 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:40pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

6:00pm

WISE : Reception and book signing with Charles Leadbeater, author of Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers around the World

A reception hosted by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) with a book sign with Charles Leadbeater author of Innovation in Education: Lesson from Pioneers around the World

Followed by the LWF Awards.


Wednesday January 25, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
WISE Experience Dome (ED1)

6:00pm

Networking and drinks reception hosted by GSMA

A drinks reception hosted by GSMA providing a social environment to network with colleagues and make new contacts. Followed by the LWF Awards.



Wednesday January 25, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

6:30pm

Toucan Computing - Drinks & Networking Reception

Join Toucan Computing (Apple Solution Expert Education) for a pre-LWF Awards drink and network with colleagues.



Wednesday January 25, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

8:00pm

LWF Awards 2012

The Awards celebrate international practitioners, learners and participants who have excelled in the use of mobile, video games, social media, open source or other disruptive platforms for radically improving learning and teaching by demonstrating genuine innovation and best practice that can be shared amongst colleagues.

It is without doubt the most sociable and entertaining awards event in the education calendar. A serious, prestigious awards event that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

 

 


Wednesday January 25, 2012 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The LWF Theatre
 
Thursday, January 26
 

10:00am

Pearson - Always Learning

At Pearson we take learning personally. We believe education is for everyone, and we provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose. Our textbooks, courses and resources are available in print, online and through multi- lingual packages distributed to teachers and students all over the world.

We are the world’s leading learning company with a portfolio that includes consumer publishing through Penguin and Dorling Kindersley, business information through the Financial Times and our Education business that provides innovative textbooks, online testing, software solutions and integrated services.

Pearson is the world leader in education publishing with more than 150 years of experience and providing the very latest expertise in technology. We create interactive online learning that supports every learner, regardless of their age or ability because it is never too late to start learning – or start enjoying it.

We provide education and assessment services in more than 75 countries. Products such as MyLabs, our bestselling digital homework and assessment programme, are changing the way students learn and teachers teach worldwide. Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding body providing academic and vocational qualifications and assessment, is also part of the Pearson team.

Every day all over the world our products and services help learning flourish, and wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 10:00am - 1:00pm
Pearson Experience Dome (ED2)

10:00am

Nintendo Presents

Come and experience the latest Nintendo platforms and games in the Nintendo Experience Dome where you'll discover four zones:

  • Software (Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendogs and Cats)
  • Nintendo 3DS camera & Nintendo 3DS video camera  - Visitors will be able to interact with a Mario Costume Character with the camera and videocamera
  • Pullbox and Letterbox area
  • Streetpass and Augmented Reality area

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 10:00am - 5:30pm
Nintendo Experience Dome (ED5)

10:15am

Childhood Education through Robots

Presented by Mr Yoon-Suk Joo, Product Manager, KT 

Watch Kibot2 in action. KT’s second educational robot, which can make facial expressions and other actions, is designed for elementary school children below the age of 13. Based on the Android platform, it has a 7” screen, beam projector, a 5Mp camera and voice recognition.  Parents can use it via mobile phone and, using Wi-Fi, for monitoring the home and engaging in video calls with children.  

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 10:15am - 10:30am
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

10:15am

Safe Secondary - Peer Learning For Digital Wellbeing

Peer education and project-based learning are the most effective way to develop digital wellbeing and employability skills in young people. Discuss.

We will introduce our new Nominet Trust-funded programme where older students teach younger ones about social influence, reputation management and digital footprint. Then they work to solve real-world problems using social media.  

Come along to tell us what you think find out how you can help shape this exciting new programme supported by Facebook, Microsoft, Radiowaves, NAACE, The Schools Network and the United Learning Trust. 

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 10:15am - 10:45am
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

10:30am

Who's afraid of the iPad?

A twenty minute overview looking at how the iPad is fast becoming a catalyst for change in schools. 
From the geeks to the technically challenged, the presentation will cover how "inclusive"  iPad CPD is having a dramatic impact on ICT for even the most technophobic teachers.


Speakers
avatar for julian coultas

julian coultas

Apple based educator - been here for the long journey - not just hitching a lift because it's cool. Have always been passionate about using the right tools for the job. These tools constantly change. It's all part of the digital roadtrip ;-)



Thursday January 26, 2012 10:30am - 10:50am
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

10:30am

BYOD with Meru Networks

Mark Howell, Area Director of Meru Networks UK & Ireland, talks about the evolution of wireless as a convenience for teachers, through to today’s phenomenom of BYOD and the implications this has on wireless networks

Meru Networks has helped thousands of education customers worldwide achieve their vision for a truly mobile learning environment.  With over 1000 schools,  colleges, academies and Universities in the UK & Ireland, and 10 to 15 education customers per week choosing Meru’s technology, it is clear Meru is the only solution on the market that delivers the reliability, scalability and security necessary for delivering flawless converged video, voice and data education applications in high density mobile environments. BYOD introduces additional complexities for education network teams which Meru again solves with ease.

 

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Meru Networks Experience Dome (ED7)

10:30am

Learning with LEGO

LEGO® Education is a division of the LEGO Group that specialises in educational solutions that help teachers deliver the curriculum and raise attainment in class through stimulating and exciting ways.

Hands-on, minds-on learning develops essential 21st Century skills, enabling students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. We call this being LEGO smart.

With over 30 years’ experience in education, we believe that making, doing and creating enables students to actively take ownership of their learning path.
Join us in the LEGO Education Experience Dome where you can get hands-on with LEGO and help shape the learning campus of the future.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
LEGO Education Experience Dome (ED6)

10:30am

BBC Learning

BBC Learning is at the heart of the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain and aims to “inspire a life full of learning for everyone” by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC’s output and activities from News to Music, Science to the Arts, Sport to Drama.

BBC Learning creates content for broadcast, online and face-to-face events for audiences ranging from children and teachers to adults and parents. Key resources include Bitesize, the revision site for six to sixteen year olds, Class Clips, an online library of audio-visual material and a range of Primary sites for teachers. BBC Learning also supports people in acquiring essential life skills through sites such as Skillswise, Webwise and BBC Languages alongside media literacy projects such as First Click and Give an Hour.

In 2012 BBC Learning is also involved in a variety of broadcast projects such as Stargazing LIVE with Professor Brian Cox, Bang Goes the Theory, the popular BBC One science magazine show and The Great British Story, a new landmark history series presented by Michael Wood.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
BBC Experience Dome (ED8)

10:30am

Game Based Learning

iO Game Based Learning Sessions LWF 12

 

Overview

This session will cover three different areas of the use of games in learning and most importantly games creation in creating learning opportunities for students. The session will draw on practical experiences that have already taken place in schools, refer and develop thinking based on newly released research outcomes, and give delegates solid starting points for them to take away and develop in their schools or organisations.

 

10:30-11:00

 “Little Big Challenge Programme and Research Outcomes

Since September 2011 teams from 16 Secondary Schools across Wolverhampton have been participating in a challenge to create levels in Little Big Planet; following a process of brainstorming, planning, drawing developing and then creating their levels in LBP. Throughout the process research has been conducted by Don Passey from Lancaster University and who has an extensive background in research into the impact of technical interventions in education.

 

Don will briefly outline the tasks that the students undertook and then feedback on the research outcomes achieved. He will question the validity of the outcomes, the transfer of the skills acquired and look at how future work can capitalise on the outcomes. This is the credible research project that educators and game makers have been seeking in supporting their ongoing developments and efforts.

 

Don Passey
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University.

 

11:00-11:30

Interactive Fiction

Interactive Fiction, also known as text adventures, are a type of game where the player interacts with the game world primarily via text. Written descriptions of a location are displayed, and the player can then examine individual items, pick up and use objects, combine objects, explore the game world and much more. Perhaps most important, by typing or clicking commands, players can influence the game environment. This kind of game was popular in the early 1980's, in the days before computers were powerful enough to handle graphics. Hot titles like INFOCOM’s Zork sold literally hundreds of thousands of copies, over 379,000 if you are counting. 30 years later, Zork is still hugely popular. However, creating your own interactive fiction still required basic programming skills, that is until now and some of the tools that are available.

 

This session will explore how classroom practitioners have enabled their students to start writing, creating and engaging with Interactive Fiction games. The speakers will examine how disengaged readers are now reading and even better engaged in writing games. Examples of how IF is being used in other subject areas such as Science are being explored and developed.

 

Speaker Panel

Kristian Still, Assistant Headteacher, Hamble College

Alex Ward, textadventures.co.uk expert and programmer

Tom Cole, Teacher and 2nd Year Games Design Student

 

Creating Games for Learning Opportunities at School

For several years educators have seen the benefits in students consuming games and indeed the LWF conferences have been instrumental in developing and forwarding the debates and outcomes. Since the publishing of the Next Gen Review last year there has become an emphasis on a requirement for students capable of creating games coming through from Universities and into the creative digital industries, were there is presently a skills shortage that is undermining the industries contribution to the UK economy.

 

So in answering a highlighted careers needs and more recently also the Governments intent on developing and enriching the ICT curriculum how can students in schools create games? What is needed? What is available and most importantly what are the learning opportunities for the students. How can these activities in creating games and interactives perhaps tackle whole school agenda items around literacy, numeracy and other high order issues?

 

Speaker Panel

Ray Maguire, Chairman Interactive Opportunities Ltd and ex MD of Sony PlayStation

Andy Goff, Managing Director Interactive Opportunities Ltd

Richard Healey, Ex CLC Manager

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
Salon Bourdieu (S2)

10:30am

Learners Takeover with Stephen Heppell

"There is much rhetoric today about Learner Voice and the impact that it might have towards the task of making learning more effective, and on increasing engagement. But simply asking students is not enough - we need them to engage in research and reflection about what their learning might be like. When we do, the results can be stellar. This session explores, very much around inputs from the students themselves, the makeover of a simple demountable hut to produce a wonderful classroom, fit for this millennium.


What choices were made, how was it done so affordably, how easy is it for other schools to copy any features that seem to fit their own local context and culture? Did exam results improve (they did!)? What can we learn about the changing expectations - entitlements indeed - that the students emerge with as they move on in education. What is the response of the new students 'inheriting" this remarkable learning space?


Do please come along. This is a very honest, revealing, optimistic conversation"

http://edtalks.org/video/stephen-heppell

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 10:30am - 12:30pm
Salon Foucault (S1)

11:00am

Neree Sale, Elm Park Primary School

A day at Elm Park

At Elm Park it is our firm belief that from entry into school, all children should be exposed to a wide range of different technologies.

We have high expectations of what our children can achieve using technology. The video we have presented was filmed by our reception class children. It shows them using a variety of equipment, ranging from recording equipment to Mac Books. 

All our children are allowed to use the equipment, which we are constantly updating and changing (we have just purchased 40 iPod Touch). This has allowed our reception children to produce animations, movies and recordings, as well as develop basic ICT skills such as word processing. This practice is built on through the school, preparing our children for the variety of technology in the outside world. We see technology as a means to support learning in all subjects, not just computer skills.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/classroom-innovation/video/elm-park-primary


Speakers
NS

Neree Sale

Neree Sale, ICT Technician, Elm Park Primary School Website: http://elmparkprimary.co.uk Blog: http://elmparkprimary.edublogs.org


Thursday January 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:20am
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

11:00am

Truth, Lies and the Internet

In the digital age, why are so many young people confident, but not competent Internet users?

And what are the implications?

This session allows you to explore the state of digital fluency among young people in the UK, with the team behind the Digital Disruption Project. Expert researchers from think tank Demos will also be on hand to discuss the findings from their recent report on digital fluency. The Digital Disruption team willalso be showcasing their newly launched suite of online tools designed to support educators in improving digital fluency in the classroom.

- The Digital Disruption Team from Bold Creative plus Jamie Bartlett and Carl Miller from Demos

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

11:00am

Presentations of WISE Awards winning projects

Running in parallel with the WISE Prize for Education, the WISE Awards are designed to identify, showcase and promote innovative educational projects from all regions of the world and all education fields to inspire change in education.

11.00 am – 11.10 am School-Business Partnerships, Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi

11.10 am – 11.20 am Rewrite the Future - Save the Children, Desmond Bermingham

11.20 am – 11.30 am Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA), Dr. Jane Cullen

11.30 am – 11.40 am Q&A

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:40am
WISE Experience Dome (ED1)

11:10am

Augmented Reality: A learning cultural experience from Madrid

Presenter: Vanessa Lucio, Head of Marketing, Telefónica Learning Services

 Telefónica’s Augmented Reality treasure hunt ‘’enreda Madrid’’ shares the cultural landmarks and delights  of Madrid

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 11:10am - 11:25am
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

11:30am

ESSA Academy

The Journey of ESSA Academy

Children at Bolton’s new Essa Academy are achieving spectacular results, rolling back years of under achievement in their deprived community. The proportion of pupils with five or more A* to C grades in GCSE exams has risen from 55% to 99.5% in just two years. School inspectors say they have rarely seen such rapid improvement.

Essa’s Principal, Showk Badat, puts the iPod touch at the heart of the children’s success. “The iPod touch is a really motivational tool, empowering each child to explore his or her personal creativity and learning potential. It has done the most remarkable thing: removed the limits to learning”.

http://www.apple.com/uk/education/resources/profiles/essa/



Thursday January 26, 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

12:00pm

iUOC: Enhancing mobile learning at the University of Catalonia (UOC)

Presenter: Eva P Gil-Rodríguez, Community Initiatives Director - Learning Technologies Office, UOC 

 

The University of Catalonia is a fully online and asynchronous university with more than 50,000 students and 2,000 teachers who teach and learn through a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  iUoC is a mobile learning tool, that enables students and teachers to access digital content and alerts using mobiles such as the iPad, and is developing interactive and specific native mobile apps for education.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:15pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

12:00pm

BYOD with Meru Networks

Simon Thomas, Practice Director, 9ine Consulting, describes the planning and complexities involved in the much talked about and ground breaking Longfield Academy deployment where the whole school runs on Apple technology, with over 1400 Ipads put into the hands of students and teachers.

Meru Networks has helped thousands of education customers worldwide achieve their vision for a truly mobile learning environment.  With over 1000 schools,  colleges, academies and Universities in the UK & Ireland, and 10 to 15 education customers per week choosing Meru’s technology, it is clear Meru is the only solution on the market that delivers the reliability, scalability and security necessary for delivering flawless converged video, voice and data education applications in high density mobile environments.

BYOD introduces additional complexities for education network teams which Meru again solves with ease.

 

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meru Networks Experience Dome (ED7)

12:00pm

Learning with LEGO

LEGO® Education is a division of the LEGO Group that specialises in educational solutions that help teachers deliver the curriculum and raise attainment in class through stimulating and exciting ways.

Hands-on, minds-on learning develops essential 21st Century skills, enabling students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. We call this being LEGO smart.

With over 30 years’ experience in education, we believe that making, doing and creating enables students to actively take ownership of their learning path.
Join us in the LEGO Education Experience Dome where you can get hands-on with LEGO and help shape the learning campus of the future.

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
LEGO Education Experience Dome (ED6)

12:00pm

BBC Learning

BBC Learning is at the heart of the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain and aims to “inspire a life full of learning for everyone” by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC’s output and activities from News to Music, Science to the Arts, Sport to Drama.

BBC Learning creates content for broadcast, online and face-to-face events for audiences ranging from children and teachers to adults and parents. Key resources include Bitesize, the revision site for six to sixteen year olds, Class Clips, an online library of audio-visual material and a range of Primary sites for teachers. BBC Learning also supports people in acquiring essential life skills through sites such as Skillswise, Webwise and BBC Languages alongside media literacy projects such as First Click and Give an Hour.

In 2012 BBC Learning is also involved in a variety of broadcast projects such as Stargazing LIVE with Professor Brian Cox, Bang Goes the Theory, the popular BBC One science magazine show and The Great British Story, a new landmark history series presented by Michael Wood.

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
BBC Experience Dome (ED8)

12:30pm

Book signing with author of WISE publication "Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers around the World" Charles Leadbeater

Book signing with author of WISE publication Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers around the World Charles Leadbeater



Thursday January 26, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
WISE Experience Dome (ED1)

1:00pm

David Kirtlan, Apple Distinguished Educator

The 21st Century Classroom: Strategies for Classroom Practice


Speakers
avatar for David Kirtlan

David Kirtlan

David is an experienced education consultant working with large organisations and academic institutions throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He managed a large provision within a UK further education college for seven years, growing and expanding the provision, and developed a consortium with local schools to better the provision across the area in readiness for latest developments and thinking within the current UK education... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

1:00pm

From Primary to HE - what is happening in education today?

This session hosted by Dawn Hallybone and featuring children, teachers and lecturers from across key stages and the country will showcase what is happening in schools at the moment, from early years to higher education. For us the future is now and is happening - come along and found out how schools are using apps, games based learning,social media,  blogs and other tools to explore and promote learning in the classroom.  Come along during lunch and find out more and join the discussion to ensure that the learning continues to happen now - not in the future.

 

Speakers will include:

Dawn Hallybone - Senior Teacher Oakdale Junior School winner of LWF special achievement award 2009

Ian Addison Google Certified Teacher,

Julian Woods Deputy Head and Microsoft Partners in Learning award winner

Dr. Nick Dennis ICT and assistant head at Felstead

Oliver Quinlan - Lecturer at Plymouth University

 

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Salon Bourdieu (S2)

1:00pm

Pearson - Always Learning

At Pearson we take learning personally. We believe education is for everyone, and we provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose. Our textbooks, courses and resources are available in print, online and through multi- lingual packages distributed to teachers and students all over the world.

We are the world’s leading learning company with a portfolio that includes consumer publishing through Penguin and Dorling Kindersley, business information through the Financial Times and our Education business that provides innovative textbooks, online testing, software solutions and integrated services.

Pearson is the world leader in education publishing with more than 150 years of experience and providing the very latest expertise in technology. We create interactive online learning that supports every learner, regardless of their age or ability because it is never too late to start learning – or start enjoying it.

We provide education and assessment services in more than 75 countries. Products such as MyLabs, our bestselling digital homework and assessment programme, are changing the way students learn and teachers teach worldwide. Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding body providing academic and vocational qualifications and assessment, is also part of the Pearson team.

Every day all over the world our products and services help learning flourish, and wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Pearson Experience Dome (ED2)

1:00pm

Nintendo Presents

Come and experience the latest Nintendo platforms and games in the Nintendo Experience Dome where you'll discover four zones:

  • Software (Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Nintendogs and Cats)
  • Nintendo 3DS camera & Nintendo 3DS video camera  - Visitors will be able to interact with a Mario Costume Character with the camera and videocamera
  • Pullbox and Letterbox area
  • Streetpass and Augmented Reality area

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Nintendo Experience Dome (ED5)

1:15pm

Mobile learning in the tsunami disaster area

Hear how the students in the disaster-affected areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake used a mobile learning platform, created by KDDI and Castalia on wireless tablet devices, to prepare for the entrance examinations for colleges/high schools.

Presented by Mr Yasuo Kawabata, Senior Manager, Global Business Development Department, KDDI and Mr Satoshi Yamawaki, CEO of Castalia

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 1:15pm - 1:30pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

1:15pm

Supporter to Reporter (S2R) & Open Badging

S2R is a highly-acclaimed national project where young sports reporters create video, audio and blogs from grassroots games and world finals. They gain confidence, skills and workplace know-how through an empowering new way of learning - their social media expertise and creativity are at the centre.

You will see the profound learner impact of this multi award-winning London 2012 project and learn how your students can take part.

You will find out about S2R Badging, an innovative Mozilla-backed way to reward and evidence the 21st Century skills learnt through the project. Badging is a new approach to recognising not just ‘hard skills’ but in-demand ‘soft skills’ like collaboration and coaching.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

1:30pm

BYOD with Meru Networks

Niall El-Assaad, Director of Product Management, describes the technical and security challenges of inviting students to bring in their own devices and how to overcome them with exciting technologies such as Meru’s SMART CONNECT product.

Meru Networks has helped thousands of education customers worldwide achieve their vision for a truly mobile learning environment.  With over 1000 schools,  colleges, academies and Universities in the UK & Ireland, and 10 to 15 education customers per week choosing Meru’s technology, it is clear Meru is the only solution on the market that delivers the reliability, scalability and security necessary for delivering flawless converged video, voice and data education applications in high density mobile environments. 

BYOD introduces additional complexities for education network teams which Meru again solves with ease.

 

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meru Networks Experience Dome (ED7)

1:30pm

Learning with LEGO

LEGO® Education is a division of the LEGO Group that specialises in educational solutions that help teachers deliver the curriculum and raise attainment in class through stimulating and exciting ways.

Hands-on, minds-on learning develops essential 21st Century skills, enabling students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. We call this being LEGO smart.

With over 30 years’ experience in education, we believe that making, doing and creating enables students to actively take ownership of their learning path.
Join us in the LEGO Education Experience Dome where you can get hands-on with LEGO and help shape the learning campus of the future.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
LEGO Education Experience Dome (ED6)

1:30pm

BBC Learning

BBC Learning is at the heart of the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain and aims to “inspire a life full of learning for everyone” by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC’s output and activities from News to Music, Science to the Arts, Sport to Drama.

BBC Learning creates content for broadcast, online and face-to-face events for audiences ranging from children and teachers to adults and parents. Key resources include Bitesize, the revision site for six to sixteen year olds, Class Clips, an online library of audio-visual material and a range of Primary sites for teachers. BBC Learning also supports people in acquiring essential life skills through sites such as Skillswise, Webwise and BBC Languages alongside media literacy projects such as First Click and Give an Hour.

In 2012 BBC Learning is also involved in a variety of broadcast projects such as Stargazing LIVE with Professor Brian Cox, Bang Goes the Theory, the popular BBC One science magazine show and The Great British Story, a new landmark history series presented by Michael Wood.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
BBC Experience Dome (ED8)

1:30pm

Cloudlearn with Stephen Heppell

Cloudlearn has been a research project, funded by the Nominet Trust. The catalyst for this research was a growing awareness of a deep schism developing between those schools who were embracing social media and portable devices (specifically mobile and smart phones) and those schools maintaining a policy of banning, locking and blocking.


The research team's concerns were twofold: the embracing schools were achieving greater engagement, a significant component in improving standards, and that opportunity was lost to the locking and blocking schools; secondly, they had an acute concern that locking and blocking might be potentially dangerous, for a number of reasons, a concern which the research reaffirmed.


What emerged from the research was the headline that many teachers, departments, schools and individuals around the world had arrived at very simliar sets of common sense, professionally evolved, cautiously applied, effective and tested policy guidelines for using social media and portable devices safely, effectively and engagingly. Phones, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more are being harnessed effectively and safely. Cloudlearn.net has aggregated this shared experience, to produce a safe, tested starting point for others also seeking the engagement, the effective practice and the resource savings that follow.


This session explores the methodology - crowd sourced research - and points to some of the clear, practical, effective and tested advice that emerged. 

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Salon Foucault (S1)

1:45pm

Presentations of WISE Awards winning projects

Running in parallel with the WISE Prize for Education, the WISE Awards are designed to identify, showcase and promote innovative educational projects from all regions of the world and all education fields to inspire change in education.

1:45 pm – 1:55 pm School-Business Partnerships, Mhammed Abbad Andaloussi

1:55 pm – 2:05 pm  Rewrite the future - Save the Children, Desmond Bermingham

2:05 pm – 2:15 pm  Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA), Dr. Jane Cullen

 

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 1:45pm - 4:15pm
WISE Experience Dome (ED1)

2:00pm

Panel Discussion: Mobile Education – Collaboration of educators, researchers and mobile operators to provide sustainable education services

Panel Discussion:  Mobile education – Collaboration of educators, researchers and mobile operators to provide sustainable education services

Key highlights:

  • Matching the needs of educators with the goals and expertise of the mobile industry
  • Translating mobile learning project successes into commercially viable mobile education services
  • Creating anytime, anywhere mobile learning
  • Identifying research topics of interest to both the academic and mobile operator communities

 

Moderator                   

Geoff Stead, Technology Director, Tribal

Panellists                 

Prof Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Professor of Learning Technology and Communication, Open University, UK

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

2:15pm

iPad as a whiteboard?

This short hands on session will look at how the Apple TV and iPad/iPod is changing the way we work in the classroom.

Enjoy some smooth work flows, see some smart approaches to planning, sharing and presentation in the iPad classroom.


Speakers
avatar for julian coultas

julian coultas

Apple based educator - been here for the long journey - not just hitching a lift because it's cool. Have always been passionate about using the right tools for the job. These tools constantly change. It's all part of the digital roadtrip ;-)


Thursday January 26, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

3:00pm

BYOD with Meru Networks

BYOD demonstration. 

Meru Networks will show attendees how simple and secure BYOD can be.  Please BYOD !

Meru Networks has helped thousands of education customers worldwide achieve their vision for a truly mobile learning environment.  With over 1000 schools,  colleges, academies and Universities in the UK & Ireland, and 10 to 15 education customers per week choosing Meru’s technology, it is clear Meru is the only solution on the market that delivers the reliability, scalability and security necessary for delivering flawless converged video, voice and data education applications in high density mobile environments. 

BYOD introduces additional complexities for education network teams which Meru again solves with ease.

 

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meru Networks Experience Dome (ED7)

3:00pm

Learning with LEGO

LEGO® Education is a division of the LEGO Group that specialises in educational solutions that help teachers deliver the curriculum and raise attainment in class through stimulating and exciting ways.

Hands-on, minds-on learning develops essential 21st Century skills, enabling students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. We call this being LEGO smart.

With over 30 years’ experience in education, we believe that making, doing and creating enables students to actively take ownership of their learning path.
Join us in the LEGO Education Experience Dome where you can get hands-on with LEGO and help shape the learning campus of the future.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
LEGO Education Experience Dome (ED6)

3:00pm

Digitally Disrupting Propaganda in the Classroom

How Internet savvy are the young people you engage with?

They may be ‘digital natives’, but do they understand how a search engine works, or any of the basic techniques of propaganda that are used across brand advertising, political content and conspiracy films online? Attend this session to have a go at using the Digital Disruption educational tools that empower young people with the skills they need to engage with the Internet on their own terms.  

The Digital Disruption team will be available for one on one advice and knowledge sharing in response to any issues you are encountering in your work with young people, and to offer support in using the Digital Disruption resources to address them.

- The Digital Disruption Team from Bold Creative

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

3:00pm

Neree Sale, Elm Park Primary School

A day at Elm Park

At Elm Park it is our firm belief that from entry into school, all children should be exposed to a wide range of different technologies.

We have high expectations of what our children can achieve using technology. The video we have presented was filmed by our reception class children. It shows them using a variety of equipment, ranging from recording equipment to Mac Books. 

All our children are allowed to use the equipment, which we are constantly updating and changing (we have just purchased 40 iPod Touch). This has allowed our reception children to produce animations, movies and recordings, as well as develop basic ICT skills such as word processing. This practice is built on through the school, preparing our children for the variety of technology in the outside world. We see technology as a means to support learning in all subjects, not just computer skills.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/classroom-innovation/video/elm-park-primary


Speakers
NS

Neree Sale

Neree Sale, ICT Technician, Elm Park Primary School Website: http://elmparkprimary.co.uk Blog: http://elmparkprimary.edublogs.org



Thursday January 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

3:00pm

Getting Your School Engaged

Engagement matters: if you don’t feel engaged in what you’re doing, you won’t care about it, and you’re unlikely to succeed. If you aren’t engaged in your learning in school, this is likely to affect not only your academic achievement, but also your future engagement in work, and in your community. This session will provide education professionals with tried-and-tested strategies for raising student engagement that they can take back to their schools, through a set of discussions and exercises that model engaging approaches to teaching and learning. During the session, each participant will develop their own plans for creating engaging learning experiences. At the end of the session, participants will receive a set of free tools for creating engaging learning.

 

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon Bourdieu (S2)

3:00pm

Student Digital Leaders: Driving change - engaging learners

Student Digital Leaders: Driving change - engaging learners

SDL Schools engage students as a strategy to improve the embedding of technology and maximising the impact of their ICT budget. Staff development, ICT strategy, resource creation, new reporting, curriculum development - all areas where Student Digital Leaders make a huge difference. Forget token schools councils and learner voice projects - this is real day to day school improvement driven by students for students and joined up through a national network!

In these sessions students from the SDL network will show you how they make a difference in their schools.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Salon Foucault (S1)

3:15pm

Augmented Reality Development Platform: FreshAiR

Presenters         Dave Payne and Daniel Burgess, Co-Founders, MoGo Mobile Inc 

FreshAiR, an Augmented Reality (AR) development platform provided by Qualcomm and MoGo allows teachers and students to create their own AR experience delivered through a range of systems and devices.   Enjoy an interesting demonstration.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 3:15pm - 3:30pm
GSMA Experience Dome (ED4)

3:45pm

Apps for Good - CDI Europe

Apps for Good is the brainchild of non-profit organisationCDI Europe (part of the CDI global network), in partnership with Dell YouthConnect and supported by people and businesses in the tech and creative world including O2, ThomsonReuters and Ogilvy.

During April- June 2010, CDI Europe successfully ran the first pilot course with 9 unemployed young people aged 16-25 at High Trees Development Trust in South London.

In September 2010, an Apps for Good programme for secondary schools launched at the Central Foundation Girls School in Tower Hamlets, East Lond. In September 2011 Apps for Good launched in more that 40 schools across England.

Apps for Good aims to:

  • Ignite a passion for technology and social enterprise in young people in the UK
  • Encourage young people to use technology to tackle problems for social good
  • Increase the entrepreneurial skills and confidence of young people
  • Bridge the gap between young people and the business networks and knowledge that can help them
  • Build a connected world of young people, business volunteers and educators, inspiring each other to solve problems and succeed through the wonders of mobile technology

During the Apps for Good course, students go through a kind of entrepreneurial process whereby they identify what is wrong with their world before designing a way of fixing it with a mobile app. We combine a broad range of areas in the course, giving young people a foundation in entrepreneurship, community involvement, problem-solving and team work, as well as design and some technical skills.

Apps for Good develops talented and employable young people in an industry with plenty of room for creativity, prosperity and employment.



Thursday January 26, 2012 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Nominet Trust Experience Pod (EP2)

3:45pm

David Kirtlan, Apple Distinguished Educator

The 21st Century Classroom: Strategies for Classroom Practice


Speakers
avatar for David Kirtlan

David Kirtlan

David is an experienced education consultant working with large organisations and academic institutions throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He managed a large provision within a UK further education college for seven years, growing and expanding the provision, and developed a consortium with local schools to better the provision across the area in readiness for latest developments and thinking within the current UK education... Read More →



Thursday January 26, 2012 3:45pm - 4:25pm
Toucan Computing Experience Dome (ED3)

4:30pm

BYOD with Meru Networks

BYOD demonstration. 

Meru Networks will show attendees how simple and secure BYOD can be.  Please BYOD !

Meru Networks has helped thousands of education customers worldwide achieve their vision for a truly mobile learning environment.  With over 1000 schools,  colleges, academies and Universities in the UK & Ireland, and 10 to 15 education customers per week choosing Meru’s technology, it is clear Meru is the only solution on the market that delivers the reliability, scalability and security necessary for delivering flawless converged video, voice and data education applications in high density mobile environments. 

BYOD introduces additional complexities for education network teams which Meru again solves with ease.

 

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Meru Networks Experience Dome (ED7)

4:30pm

Learning with LEGO

LEGO® Education is a division of the LEGO Group that specialises in educational solutions that help teachers deliver the curriculum and raise attainment in class through stimulating and exciting ways.

Hands-on, minds-on learning develops essential 21st Century skills, enabling students to be active, creative and collaborative solution-seekers. We call this being LEGO smart.

With over 30 years’ experience in education, we believe that making, doing and creating enables students to actively take ownership of their learning path.
Join us in the LEGO Education Experience Dome where you can get hands-on with LEGO and help shape the learning campus of the future.

 



Thursday January 26, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LEGO Education Experience Dome (ED6)

4:30pm

BBC Learning

BBC Learning is at the heart of the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain and aims to “inspire a life full of learning for everyone” by exploiting the educative potential that exists across the full range of the BBC’s output and activities from News to Music, Science to the Arts, Sport to Drama.

BBC Learning creates content for broadcast, online and face-to-face events for audiences ranging from children and teachers to adults and parents. Key resources include Bitesize, the revision site for six to sixteen year olds, Class Clips, an online library of audio-visual material and a range of Primary sites for teachers. BBC Learning also supports people in acquiring essential life skills through sites such as Skillswise, Webwise and BBC Languages alongside media literacy projects such as First Click and Give an Hour.

In 2012 BBC Learning is also involved in a variety of broadcast projects such as Stargazing LIVE with Professor Brian Cox, Bang Goes the Theory, the popular BBC One science magazine show and The Great British Story, a new landmark history series presented by Michael Wood.

 


Thursday January 26, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
BBC Experience Dome (ED8)