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#BETTChat archive 22nd November 2011

(All these tweets took place between 4pm and 5pm (GMT) on Tuesday 22nd November 2011)

@BETT_show BETT

Welcome to today’s #BETTChat – how do we define innovation in education? Is it the technology or potential for learning improvement?

@BETT_show BETT

We’re pleased to welcome Ray Barker of @besatweet to today’s #BETTChat

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat BETT Awards judges always argue about ‘innovation’. What does it look like in terms of ICT products?

@russellprue Russell Prue

Hello to Ray Barker how the devil are you? #BETTChat innovation=doing something in an innovative way for the first time, possibly cheaper

@contactgroup Contact Group

Innovation in education is anything that enables school to run more efficiently #BETTChat

@pazzy_21 Vicki Louise Cole

@besatweet I think the term innovation has been branded around in #edtech & misused – people often mean different things by it #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat has started everyone, just pile-on and get stuck-in, great topics on offer today, no such thing as a wrong answer, collaboration!

@MsEmilyBird Emily Bird

Innovation is the old adage of using the right tool for the right thing and making the learning process more engaging #BETTChat

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat The first time Russell!? Is it something new and quirky – or is it doing something in a new way? Better or cheaper?

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat All those different things that innovation means to people or product developers – what are they?

@vocabexpress Vocab Express

#BETTChat Innovation is about turning something on its head – looking at things in a new way that’s not been done beforehand

@ClaireAshton Claire Ashton

#BETTChat innovation must make a difference to outcomes and not just be for innovations sake. Like last week’s chat about technology

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat Is it about innovation in the learning process then? Does it matter that the product is not fantastically original?

@Peter_Porpoise Pete Johnson

if you reinvent wheel to provide a better wheel – is that innovation? #BETTChat

@bartoneducation Ben Barton

#BETTchat It’s all about the learning. Innovation maybe using dice to teach addition skills or building rockets to explain physics.

@bartoneducation Ben Barton

#BETTchat It is doing something in a way that students might not have seen before. Innovating their learning and your teaching.

@PrometheanTweet Promethean

@MsEmilyBird Agreed – technology is a waste of time if not used properly. #BETTchat

@bartoneducation Ben Barton

#BETTchat The worry is that technology often innovates ahead of teachers and children because the guys that make it are so clever.

@pazzy_21 Vicki Louise Cole

@besatweet people can think innovation is just about newness for newness sakes. It’s about shaking things up, but for a purpose  #BETTChat

@simonj62 Simon Johnson

#BETTChat How about a genuine defn not making one up? OED: make changes in something established…by introducing new methods, ideas or prod

@bartoneducation Ben Barton

#BETTchat Origins of the species published today (but a few years ago now). Evolution probably works rather than Innovation.

@MsEmilyBird Emily Bird

Brand new shiny gadgets are not innovative in themselves unless you can adopt and embed them into new ways of thinking & working. #BETTChat

@simonj62 Simon Johnson

@besatweet #BETTChat – surely originality is essential for innovation? Weak definition if not Ray.

@PrometheanTweet Promethean

Seeking innovation in practice should be the focus – not just seeking innovative technologies #BETTchat

@contactgroup Contact Group

Innovative technology can be used to improve learning by streamlining processes & freeing up teacher time to reinvest in class #BETTChat

@simonj62 Simon Johnson

Definitely agree that to be innovative in education a process or product must change the way things are done #BETTChat

@SmartEdFreeTech SmartEd Free-Tech

We’re thankful 4 #BETTChat & being on BETT Radio tomorrow! What are you thankful for? This #video will inspire you: http://bit.ly/tirbHg

@Peter_Porpoise Pete Johnson

Be innovative about how use of technology, no rocket science. Use video to bridge gap between school and home http://www.ashfieldpark.org/curriculum-blog.html #bettchat

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat Not sure if ‘originality’ is needed if changing practice is the key to innovation?

@russellprue Russell Prue

Awesome chats on #BETTChat, come and join us, this is what the BETT community is all about, live until 5.00pm today, get stuck-in

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat So how do teachers find out about what is ‘innovative’ at BETT this year? What do people need to do to help them?

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

#BETTChat How do schools know their ‘innovations’ are successful? How are they measured and reported on? How do they gather innovative ideas?

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat So is ‘innovation’ good in itself for ICT products or do we have to prove it ‘works’ in some way?

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat Watching seminars with practitioners talking about their journey seems a good thing to do at BETT, recommendations good too

@pazzy_21 Vicki Louise Cole

@russellprue absolutely, there are loads of free on stand seminars/events at BETT too. Teacher would be wise to plan in advance #BETTChat

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

#BETTChat to find out what innovations schools need, they need to consider what issues they want to solve & match IT to them, if appropriate

@russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat I think this year, buyers of ICT are looking for more proof than ever before, young people have something important to say too

@mikebrooman Mike Brooman

“Revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new technologies – it happens when society adopts new behaviours.” – Clay Shirky #BETTchat

 @russellprue Russell Prue

#BETTChat this year Prof. Heppell is organising young explorers to check-out and report of new stuff at BETT asking so what’s this doing 4me

@shane_r Shane Rae

#BETTChat Innovation=creating a solution for someone who may not have realised they had a problem. What teacher thought they needed an IWB?

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat Absolutely agree about adopting ‘new behaviours’. Does innovation have to be ‘revolution’ though? (Getting deep this!)

@Peter_Porpoise Pete Johnson

wayyyyyy back I worked with 8-11 year olds I gave access to tech, they told me what it did with no instruction #innovatethinking #bettchat

@mikebrooman Mike Brooman

Agree @CapitaSIMS – define requirements and learning / organisation objectives then match technologies to them. Don’t be a magpie! #BETTchat

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

@shane_r #BETTChat And how many teachers actually know or use them properly?

@russellprue Russell Prue

Hello Mike, where’ve you been? #BETTChat, good quote, behaviours that must be the key, is BETT about changing these too?

@mikebrooman Mike Brooman

@besatweet No, it doesn’t have to be through revolution (although it’d be fun!) Evolution would likely lead to better adoption too #BETTchat

@PrometheanTweet Promethean

@russellprue How would kids innovate a new education system? That would be innovative! #BETTchat

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

#BETTChat, does anyone have anything innovative to share? That they’ve seen, heard of or tried?

@russellprue Russell Prue

@PrometheanTweet #BETTChat well you can hear what they say, live on BETT Radio during the show days, because they are going to be telling us

@russellprue Russell Prue

@CapitaSIMS I would hope that every supplier & contributor to BETT has something innovative to share otherwise what’s the point? #BETTChat

 @shane_r Shane Rae

#BETTChat Also, sometimes innovation involves removing complexity! often from a previous ‘innovation’.

@CapitaSIMS Capita SIMS

@russellprue #BETTChat We hope so too. I was asking practitioners as well as suppliers

 @russellprue Russell Prue

@contactgroup take that one step further and get the kids to report on what they see at BETT as innovative, now that’s innovative #BETTChat

@Peter_Porpoise Pete Johnson

Innovate in attitude as well as “product” – listen to the user (pupils and teacher) and what they need #bettchat

@mikebrooman Mike Brooman

@CapitaSIMS @RTStweets collaboration with teachers at an academy resulted in this: http://youtu.be/fYxyYZHUBQw #Innovation #BETTchat

@russellprue Russell Prue

Amazing discussions today on #BETTChat, lots of sideband activity too as everyone has smaller mini-discussions. WOW how collaborative!

@russellprueRussell Prue

@mikebrooman Good example there Mike, Marsh also changed their culture of learning, that I think is essential too #BETTChat

@wiredteachers Wired Teachers

Delighted to be lurking in #BETTChat today, some useful points for educators to help plan their visit to BETT in Jan, only a few weeks away!

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat Great video Mike – any more examples out there people of how ICT can make real a vision for learning?

@mikebrooman Mike Brooman

@russellprue It wouldn’t have been near that standard without the school’s clear vision for engaging learners using technology #BETTchat

@Serco_Learning Serco Learning

Innovation should meet with the needs of users and collaboration with users is key #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

Ray, can BESA help by allowing smaller enterprises to join BESA #BETTChat and share in this great advice and support?

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat The most innovative ICT product in the past 5 years to match our definitions?? … no advertising please!

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat … Funny you should mention that Russell … BESA now has an ‘Incubator’ company membership scheme to help small companies.

 @jwellsatguroo jwellsatguroo

#BETTCHAT A great book that explains adoption of innovations is Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A Moore. Also explains why most things fail

@pazzy_21Vicki Louise Cole

@besatweet Most innovative ICT product? What about Google? free software for collaboration from a trusted resource. Thoughts? #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

I’ve seen that Digital School Radio has transformed learning opportunities in innovative ways, gr8 choice of providers at the show #BETTChat

@russellprue Russell Prue

I love the way our friends at BETT manage to capture all of the #BETTChat tweets today and put them on the BETT Show site for everyone to C

@besatweet BESA

#BETTChat Great talk today – really helped in sorting out this fuzzy area – much appreciated.

@BETT_show BETT

@russellprue Thanks Russell – we’re glad to help. Look out for tomorrow’s #BETTChat archive.

 @BETT_show BETT

Thanks everybody for another great #BETTChat. We’ll see you again same time next week.

 @russellprue Russell Prue

And finally, don’t forget to tune into BETT Radio tomorrow, 12.00 loads of great BETT Show guests #BETTChat http://tinyurl.com/6nuvp94

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