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BETT 2010

It isn’t that long until BETT 2010 and I am in the fairly novel position for me of having some time on my hands. In previous years I have been running the EduGeek Technical Help Point, been assisting on stand such as the ICT Register or Lapsafe … or had a steady stream of suppliers to catch up with in a limited period of time because I am only down for a single day.

This year I am down 3 of the 4 days, and all of the evening events, and am still pretty open for catching up with people. So I have decided to plan out my days and evenings here … and perhaps people who would like to catch up with me (or me with them) can at least arrange it via this blog or check on whether I am around when *they* are free.

Wednesday

Time Location Activity People
Pre-10.30 Press Launch Finding out what is happening at BETT 2010
10.30-12 Grand Hall Looking at stands for ideas
12-1 Grand Hall – G89 : EduGeek Technical Help Point Eating Pizza
1-3 National Hall Looking at stands for ideas
3-5 Grand Hall Looking at stands for ideas
5-late Apex Room TEDxOrenda

Thursday

Time Location Activity People
9-5 Northampton Training Course
7-late Apex Room Amplified

Friday

Time Location Activity People
Pre-10.30 Outside Olympia Meeting those coming down on LP+ sponsored coaches
10.30-12 E46 – Learning Possibilities Talking with people about the uses of Sharepoint in education
12-1 Grand Hall – G89 : EduGeek Technical Help Point Eating Pizza
1-2 Microsoft Stand Heckling Ray Fleming
2-3 Grand Hall Cafe Catch up with people Ray Fleming

Mike Herrity

Tony Parkin

3-4 E46 – Learning Possibilities Talking with people about the uses of Sharepoint in education
4-5 E46 – Learning Possibilities Talking with people about the uses of Sharepoint in education
5-late Apex Room TeachMeet / Teach Eat / Share Pint

Saturday

Time Location Activity People
Pre-10.30 EduGeek Breakfast Gossipping
10.30-12 Grand Hall Freebie hunting
12-1 Grand Hall – G89 : EduGeek Technical Help Point Eating Pizza
1-5 G89 – Technical Help Point Saturday Giveaway
5-late Local Curry House EduGeek wind down

The Bug strikes again

(I can’t believe I had left this in as draft and not posted it! Originally written on 24th October – Published 2nd November!)

I marvelled last night to receive a message from Drew Buddie about where the plans had reached when looking at what is happening over 3 nights at BETT 2010 (yes, that is 3 nights) and more information can be found at his blog.

It is quite timely actually since myself and Peter Ford were talking yesterday about trying to set a date for a Northamptonshire TeachMeet. We are collecting a number of people on the way who just inspire us so much with what they are doing in their schools or schools they work with that we want to give them a chance to showcase and link with others of a like mind.

We are presently looking at opportunities in May and although I was going to wait until after half-term, people like Drew and Tom Barrett have given me the bug to get things going now. It is worth mentioning that the EduGeek stand at BETT was inspired by the Help Us Get To BETT Moodle stand that Drew and others got going. If not for that idea and the support of EMAP (who have come up trumps for Drew and co this time again) then such ideas would not have happened. Not said it publicly before, but thank you.

So … next step, TeachMeet Northants!