Due to being called for jury service, Andy Black is unable to be the keynote speaker at this years conference – stepping up to the mark is now Russell Prue.
Award winning ICT Evangelist, Author & Inventor
Russell is an independent ICT Evangelist and Entrepreneur. Using live demonstrations Russell looks at new and existing technologies and suggests new ways that colleagues can take advantage of these in their subject teaching in the C21st. Russell also provides strategic ICT thinking to a number of key UK education players. He is involved in several action based research projects and is passionate about educational ICT. Russell also produces resources for parents and teachers on E-safety that are sold under the RPC Training Ltd brand www.rpctraining.co.uk
In his keynote presentation Russell will be showing colleagues how to engage and motivate learners using some of the latest technologies and also how by relaxing some of the rules and regulations that we impose on learning can benefit learning outcomes. Mobile Phones, Nintendo Wiis and DS-Lites are just a few of the examples that will be demonstrated. Russell is also a keen inventor and has made some significant improvements to literacy and engagement with his mobile keyboard and prediction software. www.cre8txt.com Russell will also be showing a new concept in PE and Dance Exercise education with a Virtual PE Teacher system, pulling a “Bollywood” or “Salsa” teacher out of thin-air is something that technology can do in the C21st. More information from www.virtualpeteacher.co.uk
In September 2008, Russell started broadcasting two live Radio Shows a month to educators about Learning & Teaching in the C21st and started Anderton Tiger Radio. He also runs Live Radio Workshops in schools so that young people can experience the thrill and excitement of producing a live radio show. Russell will have his radio studio with him and in his workshop session that immediately follows his keynote; colleagues will be encouraged to participate in a live radio workshop with some young people working alongside them. More about Russell’s live radio shows and to listen again to any of his broadcasts or podcasts please visit www.andertontiger.com/radio