What’s great about Teachmeets

The video above  is a presentation at the Teachmeet in Milton Keynes which took place at the Open University in Milton Keynes (Bucks, U.K.) on Wednesday 7th July 2010.

The presenter is Chris Leach who is Head of ICT at Winchester House School, an independent school in Northamptonshire. He shows just why Teachmeets can be so informative and exciting. In the presentation he tells how he used freely available and downloadable software such as Spicynodes, Wallwisher and Scribblemaps to really engage the children in his school with research into historical topics such as The Gunpowder Plot. There was a good use of Twitter as well to communicate with each other and to link in with other schools here in Britain and abroad.

This was just one presentation in a number of really interesting presentations that was available to see and learn from on that July day. Teachmeets are happening all over Britain and there are numerous versions of the same in North America. They show just how good technology can be in  helping  schools move children into a 21st century mode of learning and communicating.

What’s great about Teachmeets?…. well practically everything. If there’s one near you soon then I would encourage you to attend or at least see the videos of the presentations afterwards.

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