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#BettChat archive 22nd January 2013

Bett‏  @Bett_show

Welcome to #BettChat! Today’s topic: your peer tips and advice for new & familiar faces at #Bett_Show. Who wants to start?

Lucie Da Silva‏  @eSchools_Lucie

Literature vs photos, so many brochures are dumped outside and paper is heavy! #BETTChat

eInstructionApacEmea‏  @eInstruction_uk

#BettChat Wear the comfiest shoes you can find. Trust us, your feet will thank you at the end of a busy day (or 4!) #Bett_Show

russell dyas‏  @russdev

@bett_show Decide your focus and must visit stands before you go vrs wondering around the show #BETTChat

Vocab Express‏  @vocabexpress

With the scale of #Bett_Show, planning your visit in advance on the website can really help make the most of your day! #BettChat

Lucie Da Silva‏  @eSchools_Lucie

PLAN PLAN PLAN. It’s a big place…focus on why you are there and remember what you want to gain from your visit #bettchat

Lucie Da Silva  ‏@eSchools_Lucie

Wear layers, if ExCel is like Olympia…it gets pretty hot in there! Oh and take some deodorant 😉 #bettchat

Lucie Da Silva‏  @eSchools_Lucie

Bring your own sandwiches…or take out a loan in order to buy lunch… #bettchat

eInstructionApacEmea‏  @eInstruction_uk

Registering for your visitor pass in advance on the #Bett_Show website can also help you beat the morning door queues! #BettChat

BESA  @besatweet

@Bett_show #BettChat the BESA Information Point is the best place throughout the show to get any information you need – we’re here to help

BBC Worldwide’s Labs  ‏@BBCWLabs

#BETTChat: advice to get the most out the event – plan, stay focused & wear comfy shoes (passing this on to @kosuMobile @Flooved)

Lucie Da Silva‏  @eSchools_Lucie

Look out for your free coffee vouchers available through our partners #bettchat #eschools #workingtogetherforfreecaffeine

Advanced learning‏  @advlearning

If you want to attend any seminars make sure you book in advance so you don’t miss out #BETTChat

Karen Pernyes‏  @KarenPernyes

@Bett_show It’s bigger than you think. Don’t just turn up without planning or comfy shoes #BettChat

eInstructionApacEmea‏  @eInstruction_uk

We’ve heard talk of people adding their Twitter ID to the visitor passes – makes connecting with others after easier! #BettChat

WebBased‏  @WebBasedLtd

Check out the Bett profiles beforehand & use the new interactive floorplan to mark who you want to see & where you need to go #BettChat

Claire Ashton  ‏@ClaireAshton

#BettChat don’t collect brochures willy-nilly, you’ll end up with a very heavy bag you’re unlikely to look at again.

Bett‏  @Bett_show

We’d like to add make sure to follow the hashtag #Bett_Show as we will be tweeting news, events & offers throughout the show! #BettChat

BBC Worldwide’s Labs‏  @BBCWLabs

@eInstruction_uk Great idea! Adding Twitter ID to your visitor pass! #bettchat

Casio Projectors  ‏@CasioProjectors

@Bett_show Look out for our Casio stand at the show – new faces, you won’t be alone, we have some excited Bett-newcomers too! #BettChat

Claire Ashton‏  @ClaireAshton

Take your device and connect to the wi-fi. Many companies have gone electronic with their brochures/information using QR codes #BettChat

Claire Ashton‏  @ClaireAshton

Search out stand offers and competitions promoted on Twitter only! Find out company hash tags for the show before arriving #BettChat

Karen Pernyes‏  @KarenPernyes

#BettChat @ClaireAshton shoulderbag or rucksack at least – you’ll end up with stacks of paperwork however hard you try

Peter Mason‏  @ptrmsn

#BettChat Plan your visit in advance! I’ve shared my top tips over on the @PlanetSherston blog. http://bit.ly/USrMKb

WebBased‏  @WebBasedLtd

You’ll have a lot to get round on the day so save plenty of time by pre-registering for #Bett_Show https://form.n200.com/?s=2hfw51qqzv2p4&check=1 … #BettChat

Robyn Clark Rajab  ‏@clarkformaths

#BettChat #Bett_show all I want to know is how to survive the weather in England! It’s scaring me more than giving a talk.

Smoothwall  ‏@Smoothwall

Pre-register to save hassle http://bit.ly/OUQAA1 #Bettchat

Bett‏  @Bett_show

Don’t forget to download the new #Bett_Show app for an interactive schedule and directory of all there is to see! #BettChat

Lucie Da Silva‏  @eSchools_Lucie

@clarkformaths It’s shorts and flip flops weather over here currently so don’t worry 😉 #bettchat #britishweather

Kevin Brunton‏  @kbrunton1912

#BettChat Plan a route, don’t be afraid to say no and go to the next stand, bring water, get web addresses/download links and not brochures

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

Make sure you pick up plenty of freebies! #Bettchat

Lucie Da Silva  ‏@eSchools_Lucie

Change your avatar to a proper pic and/or add your twitter name to your badge so we know who you are #bettchat

Lucie Da Silva‏  @eSchools_Lucie

Do your research! Lots of companies offer BETT discounts but check how much it is to make sure it’s a good deal! #bettchat

Lauren Pinney‏  @HPSMrsPinney

@hps We’d like to add make sure to follow the hashtag #Bett_Show as we will be tweeting news, events & offers throughout the show! #BettChat

russell dyas‏  @russdev

If doing more than one day then make sure get an oyster card for underground etc #bettChat

Bett‏  @Bett_show

@clarkformaths We are keeping our fingers crossed that the last of the snow will be gone by then! #BettChat

Zu3D animation‏  @Zu3D

Yes! And have some water & throat sweets if you’re an exhibitor RT @lapsafe: Our top tip for @Bett_show? Wear your comfiest shoes! #BettChat

Pora Ora Ed‏  @PoraOra

Best advice from an #edtech startup perspective – NETWORK! Chat & take emails (carry a stash of business cards!) #bettchat

Dave Coleman‏  @davecoleman146

RT @russdev: If doing more than one day then make sure get an oyster card for underground etc #bettChat <- Good advice

Bett‏  @Bett_show

Some fantastic #Bett_Show top tips so far in today’s #BettChat! Keep them coming!

Frog‏  @frogtrade

Excitement has hit fever pitch at Frog towers for #Bett_Show can’t wait for you to see our stand & find out what freebies we have #BettChat

Lucie Da Silva  ‏@eSchools_Lucie

@ZU3d Yes you just reminded me! By 4pm each day, most of the eSchools team had almost lost their voice! Throat sweets are vital! #bettchat

Bett‏  @Bett_show

#BettChat tip: Remember that #Bett_Show has a new home @excellondon! Here’s some help to plan your journey in advance http://ow.ly/h1NK4

Pora Ora Ed‏  @PoraOra

Don’t get too magazine/catalogue happy. Our shoulders have never been the same since the Brand Licensing Event! #Bettchat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

Attend a Learn Live session at take useful tips back to the classroom. http://bit.ly/143usdE #BettChat

Claire Ashton‏  @ClaireAshton

@Bett_show @excellondon Yes, don’t go to Olympia! #BettChat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

Attend a Learn Live session and take useful tips back to the classroom. http://bit.ly/143usdE #BettChat

Lucie Da Silva‏  @eSchools_Lucie

Don’t rely on hearing your mobile phone if you’ve arranged for a contact – put it somewhere where you’ll feel it vibrate! #bettchat #noisy!

eInstructionApacEmea‏  @eInstruction_uk

We saw a great tip from @terryfreedman – make up/bring some business cards to save filling in loads of contact forms! #BettChat

Capita SIMS‏  @CapitaSIMS

@clarkformaths It does take some getting used to Robyn! Make sure you stop for a nice cup of tea every now and again at #Bett 🙂 #BettChat

Bett‏ @Bett_show

Don’t just follow #Bett_Show – share your thoughts & findings with us & the world using the hash tag too. We would love to hear! #BettChat

Lucie Da Silva‏@eSchools_Lucie

@eInstruction_uk @terryfreedman Lots of people were using stickers with their details on last year, business cards can be lost… #bettchat

eInstructionApacEmea‏  @eInstruction_uk

@eSchools_Lucie Thanks Lucie – that’s a great idea! #BettChat

stephen heppell‏  @stephenheppell

Had fun afternoon playing with ancient comptometers etc #BETTchat folk – wander by the central feature and play too http://www.heppell.net/radio

eSchools‏  @eschoolsuk

#bettchat have a plan for your @Bett_show visit & stick to it. If you have a smart phone follow your planned company/orgs for updates

Zu3D animation‏  @Zu3D

We’ll be tweeting RT @eschoolsuk #bettchat have a plan & stick to it. If you have a smart phone follow your planned company/orgs for updates

eSchools‏  @eschoolsuk

Take a few little energy snacks to @Bett_show it can be a tiring day & you need small regular energy boosts! #BettChat

Claire Ashton‏  @ClaireAshton

@KarenPernyes Small bags are best, less opportunity to fill with brochures! #BettChat

stephen heppell  ‏@stephenheppell

My 3 top tips: yoghurt+honey fab for voice; central feature kids know where best free stuff is; don’t forget Oyster swipe on DLR #BETTchat

Karen Pernyes‏  @KarenPernyes

@ClaireAshton Small bags are good, as long as a shoulder bag & as long as when it’s full, it’s full. Then one in, one out maybe?! #bettchat

eSchools‏  @eschoolsuk

Be sure to pop in & say hi to #eSchools at stand C62 at @Bett_show Guaranteed fun & lots of exciting news to share with you #BettChat

James Northridge‏  @JamesNorthridge

@Bett_show Looking forward to heading over from Ireland, lets hope the snow is gone! #Bett_Show #BettChat

Claire Ashton‏  @ClaireAshton

@KarenPernyes No doubt some stands will be giving away ‘eco-friendly’ bags that visitors can fill with glossy paper! #BettChat

School Improvement‏  @Key_improvement

Find out what other school leaders are doing and share ideas #BettChat #collaboration

Lucie Da Silva  ‏@eSchools_Lucie

Tried wearing heels last year…..my feet have never recovered…. #bettchat

Claire Ashton‏  @ClaireAshton

We have water on our stand, if you get thirsty! #BettChat @CapitaSIMS

Teachit Languages ‏@TeachitLang

#bettchat has some great tips on it! Teachit will be @Bett_Show, come and see us there! #languages #mfl

Lucie Da Silva‏  @eSchools_Lucie

Are the free mugs, pens, usb sticks, badges really worth it? #heavy #bettchat

School Improvement‏  @Key_improvement

Have a chat with researchers from The Key @use_the_key @Key_Curriculum @Key_schoolstaff #BettChat

Lucie Da Silva‏  @eSchools_Lucie

Find out where the toilets are when you get there, you don’t want a mad dash without knowing which direction to go! #bettchat

The Whizz Prof‏  @WhizzProf

Perhaps take photos of the things you see. A visual reminder is often more effective than trying to remember from memory! #BettChat

will789gb‏  @will789gb

#BettChat Is there news on Gove? Will he be there? ICT is fitting in how exactly? Kids with tablets, leave them at home?

eSchools‏  @eschoolsuk

Decide what technology you need to really improve key aspects of your school & visit the companies/orgs that can offer solutions #BettChat

Casio Projectors‏  @CasioProjectors

We’ll be passing this one on to our Casio stand speakers! #BettChat RT “@stephenheppell: …yoghurt+honey fab for voice!”

Bett‏  @Bett_show

Thanks to everyone for a truly fantastic #BettChat filled with tips! We hope some of you can put these to good use for next week. #Bett_Show

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#BettChat archive 18th December 2012

(All these tweets took place between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday 18 December 2012)

Bett  ‏@Bett_show

Welcome to today’s #BettChat! Who would like to start us off by sharing why or what they love about #Bett_Show?

WebBased‏  @WebBasedLtd

A brilliant way to showcase your products & say hi to existing clients as well as meeting new ones, come see CPD Online, Stand C44 #Bettchat

Bett Workplace‏  @Bett_Workplace

If you are exhibiting at or visiting Bett 2013, join #BettChat now and tell us why or what you love about #Bett_Show.

eInstructionApacEmea  ‏@eInstruction_uk

For us, #Bett_Show is all about getting to meet new faces who share our passion for the potential of technology in education! #BettChat

Animate 2 Educate‏  @Animate2Educate

#BettChat Great opportunity to meet new people and companies. Last year I discovered the amazing @Zu3D for the first time. #Bett_Show

WebBased‏  @WebBasedLtd

A great opportunity to see & hear all about the newest & latest technology that’s around!! #Bettchat

InfoMentor UK‏  @infomentoruk

The chance to talk to people about what really matters in education & to talk to people from all over the world about learning #BettChat

Claire Ashton‏  @ClaireAshton

@Bett_Workplace #BETTChat As well as meeting customers, it’s a great chance to meet up with colleagues we’re rarely together in such numbers

Matthew Pearson‏  @mattpearson

I can’t in all honesty say I love the BETT show, if it didn’t exist, it would probably need inventing though #bettchat

Zu3D animation‏  @Zu3D

#BettChat We love seeing the moment people realise it’s really easy to animate in the classroom. And making films all day is pretty fun.

Animate 2 Educate‏  @Animate2Educate

@Zu3D Great piece of software. So many great sessions with children of all ages this year. Even more planned for 2013! #BettChat #Bett_Show

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

The #Bett_Show is a wonderful opportunity to meet with ICT and e-safety staff and share our expertise. #BettChat

Vocab Express‏  @vocabexpress

We love the buzz – getting to meet so many people every day is fantastic! #BettChat #Bett_Show

Ergo Computing‏  @ergocomputing

The #Bett_Show gives you the chance to meet new & familiar faces, see the latest technology & conversations that lead to change #BettChat

Loxit‏  @loxitltd

@Bett_show is an opportunity for us to showcase new products and the invaluable #BettChat helps set a product roadmap for the following year

WebBased‏  @WebBasedLtd

Hope you all have a great Christmas, CPD Online look forward to seeing you all at the #Bett_Show in January! #BettChat

Kari Rajala‏  @KariRajala

Meet people, get new ideas, see all that new technology, visit in London #BettChat

Kari Rajala‏  @KariRajala

RT @Bett_show : Join us for #BettChat at 4pm and share why or what you love about #Bett_Show #finnbett

Kari Rajala‏  @KariRajala

@KariRajala: Meet people, get new ideas, see all that new technology, visit in London #BettChat #finnbett

Access Area Ltd‏  @Accessarea

Not having been before, I am not sure what to expect but reading the #BettChat it would appear that I am in for a treat. Am I right?

Joe Makepeace  ‏@ischoolaudit

Not having been before, I am not sure what to expect but reading the #BettChat it would appear that I am in for a treat. Am I right?

Joe Makepeace‏  @SmartAuditLtd

Not having been before, I am not sure what to expect but reading the #BettChat it would appear that I am in for a treat. Am I right?

Bett‏  @Bett_show

@ischoolaudit Definitely! 🙂 #BettChat

Claire Ashton‏  @ClaireAshton

@SmartAuditLtd Wear comfy shoes and take a spare pair if you can! #BETTChat

Bett  ‏@Bett_show

Thanks to everyone who took part in #BettChat tonight! It is great to hear so many people passionate about #Bett_Show

Bett‏  @Bett_show

…This was our last #BettChat for 2012, so we wish everyone a merry Christmas & happy New Year! Join us on 8 Jan for the next #BettChat.

Joe Makepeace  ‏@ischoolaudit

“RT @bett_show: @ischoolaudit Definitely! 🙂 #BettChat” Not much to look forward to at the end of January……until now! #BETT2013

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#BettChat archive 4th December 2012

(All these tweets took place between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday 4th December 2012)

Bett‏  @Bett_show

Welcome to today’s #BettChat. Who wants to start us off by discussing the ICT topics/issues for academies & free schools?

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

Raising The Participation Age – more pressure on academies to offer a good post 16 educational experience. http://bit.ly/GPYA4P #Bettchat

Bett‏  @Bett_show

Is anyone exhibiting at #Bett_Show providing resources/systems to support academies? #BettChat

Daydream Education‏  @DaydreamEdu

@Bett_show #bettchat are free schools still to be run as a charitable status? Plenty of cost issues there!

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

@Bett_show @Smoothwall is exhibiting at #Bett_Show and we provide web filtering and web security solutions for academies. #BettChat

Bett‏  @Bett_show

What do you think will be the topic on everyone’s lips at #Bett_Show? #BettChat

Lara UniServity‏  @LaraUniServity

@bett_show We’ve created an online learning consultancy deal for academies wanting to review use/development of their VLE #BettChat

Serco E & L‏  @Serco_Education

#ProgressoMIS supports academies and free schools to use their data more effectively and efficiently #BettChat

Lara UniServity‏  @LaraUniServity

Enabling networking & collaboration to prevent schools from becoming isolated and to share best practice is important #BettChat

Firefly Solutions‏  @fireflyteam

@Bett_show Lots of the schools we work with want to talk about iPads and mobile learning #BettChat

semantise‏  @Semantise

@LaraUniServity has a good point. Non-Academy / Academy schools will get left as LA support is withdrawn due to cost cutting, #BettChat

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

We think everyone is going to be talking about budgets this year. How to get the best value with limited ££ #BettChat

Capita SIMS‏  @CapitaSIMS

Are there any Tweeters from actual Free Schools or Academies that can contribute to this? #BETTChat

Frog‏  @frogtrade

Visit stand D100 at the @Bett_show to have a play with the new technology developed by @frogtrade http://wp.me/p1HkQJ-fh #BettChat

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

Also lots of schools looking for Apps for the mobile devices they have/are about to buy, and the impact they can have on learners #BettChat

XMA ‏  @XMAITSolutions

XMA will be at Bett with a “Do More, With Less” theme, showing how institutions can provide better education with less resources #bettchat

Daniel Cresswell‏  @EdCityDan

Visit the @EducationCity stand D300 at the @Bett_show to see the great developments that we have made  #BettChat

XMA ‏@XMAITSolutions

Check out http://www.xma4education.co.uk/bett for more information on topical seminars that will be held throughout Bett in Gallery Room 18 #bettchat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

Protecting students from inappropriate sites or online bullying and having a suitable e-safety policy. http://bit.ly/VhOoml #Bettchat

School Website  ‏@SchoolWebsite

The arrival of amazing new consumer technologies doesn’t dilute what is already a great education system unless people let it #BettChat

Lara UniServity‏  @LaraUniServity

@capitasims Tend to find few school staff are able to spare the time at this stage of the day (especially this time in the term) #BettChat

Lara UniServity‏  @LaraUniServity

@animateeducate Yes, this will affect all schools, especially those that lose out as funding formulas around FSM & SEN change #BettChat

XMA   ‏@XMAITSolutions

You can also check out XMA’s exhibitor zone here http://bit.ly/Xmxidb for more information about who were are and what we’re about #bettchat

Lara UniServity‏  @LaraUniServity

@Semantise Perhaps this is a positive if tech can enable schools to create new networks through interest rather than locality? #BettChat

Capita SIMS‏  @CapitaSIMS

Capita SIMS is used by almost 30 Free Schools. If you’re a Free School, find out more at BETT stand B250 #BETTChat

Bett  ‏@Bett_show

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to join us for #BettChat tonight. Have a lovely evening!

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#BettChat archive 13th November 2012

(All these tweets took place between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday 13th November 2012)

Bett‏  @Bett_show

Welcome to today’s #BettChat. Today’s topic: the impact that technology can have on learning outside the classroom. Any thoughts?

Smoothwall  @Smoothwall

The use of technology both outside and inside the classroom has made the process of teaching and learning more enjoyable. #Bettchat

Planet Sherston‏  @PlanetSherston

The use of technology outside of the classroom helps pupils to explore real-world applications of their learning. #BettChat

Yellow Door‏  @yellowdoorLIVE

I’ve found that using simple tech outdoors is often where people start in Early Years #Bettchat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

Students can use software and devices for projects. This makes them more interested in the subject & leads to better retention. #Bettchat

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

We’ve seen some great examples of schools using their surroundings to teach, like phonics on a beach, using lit software on iPod #BettChat

Andrew Davidson‏  @Andreweducate

Technology can create a holistic eco-system in which students continue to learn & apply learning even outside the classroom. #BettChat

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

Or even using simple recordings of outdoor sounds to then use in projects back in the classroom but adding a real purpose to work #bettchat

Sally McKeown  ‏@salmckeown

#bettchat Why are schools resistant to taking technology outside the classroom? Is it insurance

Animate It!  ‏@AnimateEducate

@Smoothwall It’s also about pupils being empowered to choose the right tech for the project/surroundings they are working in #BettChat

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

@salmckeown Could be Sal, or a lack of ideas/resources available to help facilitate it? #BettChat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

@AnimateEducate I agree, flexibility and adaptability are important #Bettchat

Yellow Door  ‏@yellowdoorLIVE

Working with technology outside enables children to work independently – very empowering especially for younger children #BettChat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

@salmckeown Perhaps it is fear of devices getting into the wrong hands and the potential security issues? #Bettchat

Animate It!  ‏@AnimateEducate

The key is the appropriate use of tech. Don’t let tech spoil an amazing experience such as a walk in a wood let it facilitate it! #BettChat

Sally McKeown‏  @salmckeown

#bettchat if we want to encourage people to take technology outside, we need more examples to encourage them to do it.

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

@yellowdoorLIVE Its so simple, and yet will be an activity children long remember #BettChat

Andrew Davidson‏  @Andreweducate

RT @salmckeown: #bettchat if we want to encourage people to take technology outside, we need more examples to encourage them to do it.

Andrew Davidson‏  @Andreweducate

@yellowdoorlive Agreed, it empowers children to apply what they’ve learnt in the classroom in a real, perhaps more memorable way. #BettChat

Claire Ashton‏  @ClaireAshton

#BETTChat Do any schools use Geocaching? A modern day treasure hunt!!

Andrew Davidson  ‏@Andreweducate

Applying Math, Science and French skills during PE – combining activity with learning http://ow.ly/ffzlH #casestudy #BettChat @Technogym

Life‏  @lifeisabout

Using mobile technology on trips is a great way of recording learning – once the issues have been ironed out #bettchat

Andrew Davidson‏  @Andreweducate

RT @daydreamedu: Learning with the use of technology in &outside the classroom is significantly richer & keeps students engaged. #BettChat

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

@yellowdoorLIVE I have lots of respect for Heads who have embraced this as a way of teaching and allow staff to teach this way #BettChat

Andrew Davidson  ‏@Andreweducate

RT @planetsherston: Use of technology outside of the classroom helps pupils to explore real-world applications of their learning. #BettChat

Life‏  @lifeisabout

Using mobile technology on trips is a great way of recording learning as it happens – & being able to reflect on experiences after #bettchat

Animate It!  ‏@AnimateEducate

@ClaireAshton I know of schools who have, and have even set their own geocaches up for others to find @lordlangley73 #BettChat

Planet Sherston  ‏@PlanetSherston

@salmckeown Simulations provide a diverse range of “virtual” equipment where tools are is costly – inside and outside of class. #BettChat

Smoothwall  ‏@Smoothwall

@lifeisabout I agree, the ability for learners to take photographs or record sounds on trips is invaluable. http://bit.ly/TCV4KD #Bettchat

Planet Sherston‏  @PlanetSherston

@salmckeown Simulations provide a diverse range of “virtual” equipment where tools can be costly – inside and outside of class. #BettChat

Andrew Davidson‏  @Andreweducate

Instant data collection can help demonstrate applied concepts to students. An example in physical education: http://ow.ly/ffAzw #BettChat

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

@PlanetSherston @salmckeown But there is nothing better than seeing children getting their hands dirty and experiencing life! #BettChat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

Technology can also help teachers to stay in touch with colleagues and share ideas. http://bit.ly/TCVyAj #Bettchat

Alberto Garrido Díez‏  @agarridodiez

@Bett_show Last year I created a #Facebook fan page as a powerful & effective teaching & learning tool … http://www.facebook.com/MisterGarrido #BettChat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

How important is professional development for teachers to bring them up speed before new technologies enter the learning space? #Bettchat

Bett‏  @Bett_show

We’ve got a great #BettChat taking place at the moment on technology in learning outside the classroom. What are your thoughts? #Bett_Show

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

@Smoothwall Very! Teachers need to have the confidence to use them before being expected to deliver lessons using them! #BettChat

Sally McKeown‏  @salmckeown

#bettChat best practitioners are often those who just give it a go. You will wait forever for CPD these days.

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

@AnimateEducate @Smoothwall Some schools in the US have tech-savvy instructors to lead peer workshops http://bit.ly/TCVyAj #BettChat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

Back to their Future – ICT to Inspire @Bett_show – a huge range of ways to engage and motivate students. #Bettchat http://bit.ly/Tzx8dv

Sally McKeown‏  @salmckeown

#bettChat Maybe more online tutorials /resources needed

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

@salmckeown The more support created for educators the better! #BettChat

Claire Ashton‏  @ClaireAshton

@salmckeown Indeed! It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive #BETTChat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

@salmckeown There are some good blogs from teachers on word press about this topic. http://bit.ly/SZdCZf #Bettchat

Life‏  @lifeisabout

@Smoothwall Very dependent on individuals. Some definitely need some CPD, but maybe more of the ‘buddy ‘ style – learning together #BettChat

Life‏  @lifeisabout

@Smoothwall As important is for whoever is introducing the ideas to have tried these themselves and for colleagues to trust them #BettChat

Bett‏  @Bett_show

Talking of #CPD, remember to check out the free Learn Live programmes at Bett! #BettChat http://ow.ly/ffSpV

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

It’s great to see so many positive comments about this topic, and constructive ideas about how it can go forward better #BettChat

Sally McKeown‏  @salmckeown

#bettChat Any ideas on favourite outdoor technology?

Life‏  @lifeisabout

@salmckeown Very unexciting choice, but always really useful with my classes across a wide range of activities – a digital camera! #BettChat

Bett  ‏@Bett_show

Another great #Bettchat – excellent ideas and engaging conversation, thank you to everyone who got involved. We hope to see you next week!

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#BettChat archive 6th November 2012

(All these tweets took place between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday 6th November 2012)

Bett‏  @Bett_show

Welcome to today’s #BettChat. Who wants to get us started and share their thoughts on BYOD in education?

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

#BYOD has introduced a whole new set of guidelines and policies into the classroom #websecurity #BettChat

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

We need to empower children to use devices they are used to using every day, not leave them at the gates #BettChat

Animate It!  ‏@AnimateEducate

Typically children take more care of devices that belong to them anyway – #BettChat

Animate It!  ‏@AnimateEducate

@Smoothwall #BettChat And allows them to continue their learning outside the constraints of the school building!

WebBased  ‏@WebBasedLtd

BYOD will help to improve student engagement & enhance teaching and learning! #BettChat

Nick Novak‏  @NicholasNovak

How do we also make sure to bridge the gap for those without devices to bring? This is equally important. #bettchat #BYOD

Smoothwall  ‏@Smoothwall

Insights from Raleigh, North Carolina Tools like Socrative – a great way to engage students. Thanks Mr Miles http://bitly.com/SeSImP #BettChat

Dave Kelly‏  @DavKellyPro

Taking part in @Bett_show #BettChat. What do you think of #BYOD? I think positive – caveats: training, planning, and preventing disadvantage

InfoMentor UK‏  @infomentoruk

You also have to consider who supports the devices if technical problems occur in the classroom #Bettchat #BYOD

Ergo Computing‏  @ergocomputing

Interesting topic… the spotlight will definitely be on Wireless and Security #BYOD #BettChat

eInstructionApacEmea‏  @eInstruction_uk

It can be argued if children are already familiar with the workings of the tech, then it is easier/quicker to use it for learning #BettChat

Nick Novak‏  @NicholasNovak

@eInstruction_uk Agreed. Much easier that we think. #bettchat

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

@eInstruction_uk Not only familiar, if they are #BYOD then it is likely to be a device they enjoy using too…. #BettChat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

@NicholasNovak Good point! When budgets allow buy extra devices for those without.. #Bettchat

Ergo Computing  ‏@ergocomputing

Really good article on #BYOD posted by @C4LPT http://c4lpt.co.uk/2012/08/janes-pick-of-the-day-12-august-2012/ … #BettChat

Daydream Education  ‏@DaydreamEdu

Join in with #bettchat! Today’s topic: what are your thoughts on BYOD in education?

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

Feedback from the classroom – “All in all, I have seen an increased desired to participate, learn & engage”. http://bit.ly/SeSImP #BettChat

Capita SIMS‏  @CapitaSIMS

BYOD doesn’t have to be for the whole school, it can be for specific year groups. Maybe the sixth form #BETTChat

Animate It!‏  @AnimateEducate

View from train on way from Newcastle while trying to take part in #BettChat pic.twitter.com/j1u5NZH5

Dave Kelly  ‏@DavKellyPro

The beauty of #BYOD is that kids don’t need to be taught how to use them. Aside, this was VERY interesting… http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9765000/9765200.stm … #bettchat

Altman Technologies‏  @AlTLtd

BYOD has to be good, easier for children to engage when using their own devices. Just need to make sure activity is monitored. #BettChat

Louise Golding-Hann‏  @LGHDLD

@Bett_show Students have lots of technology and they *want* to use it. Works well for us, we have dedicated desks to include power supplies. #BettChat

Altman Technologies‏  @AlTLtd

@capitasims sounds like a good idea. Leave it until they get to 6th Form when they can hopefully be more trusted. #BettChat

Malcolm Wilson‏  @claganach

@Bett_show: resources here may be useful for schools moving to BYOD http://glo.li/NWgGQT #BettChat

Dave Kelly  ‏@DavKellyPro

@CapitaSIMS I’d argue that you could start earlier, though. Year 11 experientially seems likely to have personal smart tech #BettChat #BYOD

WebBased‏  @WebBasedLtd

@NicholasNovak I agree, not everyone is fortunate to have mobile devices so how do we ensure #BYOD doesn’t alienate some students #bettchat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

BYOD is a major challenge for ICT managers. We interviewed admins to establish issues with safe web access http://bitly.com/RB9Ll1 #BettChat

Academia Ltd‏  @AcademiaLtd

#BettChat we have experience on delivering 1:1 #BYOD solutions to education. Great example is @deFerrersiPad Speak to @apple_academia

Daydream Education  ‏@DaydreamEdu

#bettchat BYOD can be viewed as helping with tight budgets within schools, and ultimately – it’s education!

Frog‏  @frogtrade

We have had our own frogchat on BYOD it was very popular you can read the results here http://tinyurl.com/c3ru38q #BettChat #Frog

Nick Novak‏  @NicholasNovak

@DavKellyPro Yes! Very similar to the work of Sugata Mltra in India. Kids figure it out. #bettchat http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education.html …

Capita SIMS‏  @CapitaSIMS

@stpaulscatholic has for several years leased devices to its students and this year is trialing iPads in year 10 #BETTChat

Altman Technologies‏  @AlTLtd

What legal considerations (if any) need to be planned for when initiating a BYOD scheme? If an item gets stolen, whose responsible? #BettChat

LapSafe Products‏  @LapSafe

BYOD is a great way to motivate students to take learning outside of the classroom -important to have a usage policy in place! #BettChat

Altman Technologies  ‏@AlTLtd

@webbasedltd great point, it’s an interesting dilemma. #BettChat

Daydream Education‏  @DaydreamEdu

#BYOD #bettchat With hardware so diverse, how do schools make the decision on what to spend their tech budget on?

Dave Kelly  ‏@DavKellyPro

@AlTLtd Absolutely – it’s crucial, I think, to redirect money saved into providing pooled tech for those who can’t. #byod. #bettchat

Daydream Education‏  @DaydreamEdu

@NicholasNovak Sharing! Another positive outcome of #byod! #bettchat

Altman Technologies  ‏@AlTLtd

What is stopping schools from introducing BYOD? Budget, security, lack of engagement? What has anyone seen in the field? #BettChat

Dave Kelly‏  @DavKellyPro

@DaydreamEdu A much wider issue – how have schools ever made that decision? Desktop/laptop, Mac/PC…! Horses for courses? #byod #BettChat

Dave Kelly‏  @DavKellyPro

@AlTLtd Absolutely. Moreover, most teachers won’t give it a whirl until this is in place, for fear of. #BYOD needs pioneers, too #BettChat

Daydream Education‏  @DaydreamEdu

@DavKellyPro an excellent and valid point. #bettchat #byod

WebBased‏  @WebBasedLtd

@AlTLtd Good point, one that many parents I’m sure would want to know before allowing #byod into schools #BettChat

Academia Ltd‏  @AcademiaLtd

Pioneers in the #BYOD & 1:1 field in #EDU @deFerrersiPad The drive came from @deepexperience1#BETTCHAT #FF Supported by @apple_academia

Altman Technologies‏  @AlTLtd

All I could do when I was at school was play snake on my mobile device. Now they can research, develop and share project ideas. #BettChat

Bett‏  @Bett_show

Does anyone have any good examples of #BYOD in schools already? #BettChat

Altman Technologies‏  @AlTLtd

RT @bett_show: Does anyone have any good examples of #BYOD in schools already? #BettChat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

@Bett_show 10 Schools That Have Implemented BYOD http://bit.ly/SVLODt #BettChat

Dave Kelly  ‏@DavKellyPro

@Bett_show …would bring camera phones to a match, we’d provide PDAs (!!), and they’d write a match report. Bluetooth to… #byod #BettChat

Dave Kelly  ‏@DavKellyPro

@Bett_show …computers back in the learning centre, and formatting/placing pics/literacy. A mix of #byod and provided tech. #BettChat

XMA ‏  @XMAITSolutions

@Bett_show If students cannot afford their own devices, there are various different leasing programmes available to them #bettchat

Matthew Ellis‏  @mr_m_ellis

@thecuriousgeek Some interesting stuff here #BettChat #BYOD

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

@DavKellyPro @Bett_show Were the pupils with the provided tech confident in it’s use? Also, how did you secure the devices? #Bettchat

Altman Technologies  @AlTLtd

A lot of our partners have worked with schools to introduce BYOD, but haven’t done case studies yet, which is a shame. #BettChat

Dave Kelly‏  @DavKellyPro

@Smoothwall @bett_show With some basic lessons, quickly confident. We didn’t, oddly – just explained boundaries and gave trust. #BettChat

Smoothwall‏  @Smoothwall

@DavKellyPro @Bett_show Were the pupils with the provided tech confident in its use? Also, how did you secure the devices? #Bettchat

Altman Technologies‏  @AlTLtd

We have been involved with supplying print management software for mobile devices when being used in a BYOD project. #BettChat

Altman Technologies‏  @AlTLtd

We recently wrote a blog post about mobile printing and BYOD. Read it here http://ow.ly/f4cAx #BettChat

Altman Technologies‏  @AlTLtd

@lapsafe definitely. It could get out of hand very quickly if proper rules+restrictions are not put in place. #BettChat

Dave Kelly‏  @DavKellyPro

@Smoothwall @bett_show …very trusting times! Good ‘classroom’ management techniques used, and kids self-regulated. #BettChat #BYOD

Bett  @Bett_show

A great #BettChat tonight on #BYOD in education. Brilliant ideas and conversation so thank you everyone! We look forward to next week

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