It is now the day after the conference and I have some time to sit down and reflect on yesterdays conference. For those of you who were unable to make it to Shrewsbury for the day I feel you missed out on some excellent presentations.
The day kicked off early (9am) – too early for some, next year we will move this back to 9.15 (normal start time for other courses/conferences).
After Keith’s housekeeping and my introduction the day started in earnest with Ewan McIntosh. This was an excellent and thought provoking session that really set the tone for the rest of the day, you will be able to view Ewan’s keynote on his blog at some point soon. Some of the schools have already left comments:
Gr8 Keynote. We’re already started on blogs and podcasts and look forward to embedding them both into our work at Barrow. Thanks again for an inspirational day. (John Fenton)
Thanks for an inspirational (overused, but true) talk this morning. Hope the others will go along with me. (Judy Udale)
Thanks so much for the keynote Ewan. Made me feel our little blog could go much further given time and impetus. Weren’t the kids brilliant though? Think we ought to hire them out for training sessions – it’d spice up our rather dull PD training any day! (Jude Brown)
It would be great if other delegates could leave comments here or over at Ewan’s blog. At the end of his session Ewan asked he delegates to indicate their thoughts about:
‘I will attempt to do one of these at least once per month…….choose all that apply……..’
Total delegates who responded 80:
66 Blog instead of email
44 Use a wiki/google docs instead of word
41 Use Technorati instead of Google
15 Share my bookmarks online
25 Use instant messenger
37 Share video and/or images online
Andrea and I will try and follow this up during the summer term to see what schools have attempted to do or have done.
Delegate evaluation of session:
Very Good 6%
Too much time allocation to session 6%
Enough time allocated 77%
Not enough time 17%