The Online EdTech Conference took place on 10th and 16th March with over 70 sessions available. Recordings of these sessions are available below:
Session : 09:30
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Annie is Head of Capability in the DfE Digital Strategy team. She is responsible for advising on how to increase effective use of technology by educators in England which includes oversight of the EdTech Demonstrator network.
Jess is a Policy and Strategy Officer with the DfE Digital Strategy team, working predominantly on international EdTech research and innovation. She previously worked as a project manager for a schools trust and a local council in the North of England, focusing on apprenticeship, public health, and education.
Session 1 : 10:00
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Teaching and Learning
The perfect tool to increase classroom engagement and make sure that all in your class are heard.
Demonstrator: Harlow College
Presenter(s): Sophie Evans & Kelly Herbert
Raising standards of teaching and learning through the use of technology, reducing teacher workload and engaging the children in creative and interactive activities.
Demonstrator: Danesfield School
Presenter(s): Sarah Morgan, Rebecca Scrace & Ben McGinnes
An insight into the 10 year journey of 1:1 within a Secondary School, some of the key stumbling blocks and importantly some of the top tips to consider when developing your own 1:1 programme.
Demonstrator: Sandringham School
Presenter(s): Mark Allday
A quick burst session outlining three incredibly powerful tools that will bring Primary classroom learning to life for the everyday teacher. Web-based software packages have numerous benefits for children's engagement across many areas of the curriculum. These tools require minimal training, as education embraces the benefits of technology within and outside of the classroom.
Demonstrator: Digital Learning Cornwall Aspire Academy Trust
Presenter(s): Giles Hill
Microsoft Teams exploring the governance and safeguarding policies and processes supporting the Teams environment.
Demonstrator: Exeter College
Presenter(s): Anthony Martin
How to further safeguard school staff and pupils, using the Google Admin panel. Aimed exclusively at Google Admin Superusers, during the session delegates are encouraged to log in via a different device to familiarise themselves with key safeguarding areas and better understand the system structure. Including: Managing your organisational units, essential safe browsing settings, settings for Google Meet and YouTube, password protection, website blocking, managing sign-in pages and bookmarks, how to access pupil files and documents, GDPR compliance, plus lots more!
Demonstrator: Brough Community Primary School
Presenter(s): Phil Cooper
We will consider the research around cognitive load theory and multimedia design principles and critique existing resources against these.
Demonstrator: The Manchester College
Presenter(s): Deborah Brian & Louise McIntyre
Within this session we will explore some quick wins/tips that can be used as part of your daily workflow to reduce your workload in and out of the classroom. You will leave this session with an array of tools at your disposal.
Demonstrator: St Albans with Bishop Challoner Catholic College
Presenter(s): Luke Ravenscroft
Session 2 : 11:30
How Google Earth can be used as a tool for GIS within the classroom. We will cover the basic and more advanced tools that can be used from KS2-KS5 to develop students understanding of place through the teaching of case studies. We will also look at how students can develop the skills to conduct remote fieldwork, to support with the fieldwork requirements in the National Curriculum at KS3-KS5.
Demonstrator: Denbigh High School with Challney High School for Girls
Presenter(s): Hannah Edgeworth
Find out how to make computing at your school secure and reliable whilst delivering creative lessons and giving staff confidence to use tech in the classroom.
Presenter(s): Sarah Morgan & Ben McGinnes
Categories: Panel discussion
Aimed at teachers/technicians/admin who confidently know their way around a spreadsheet - find out how Google Apps Script can be used to create bespoke automation processes at your school/trust. Discover how to create scripts that generate documents, send emails, create calendar events and find out where to go to learn more about this exciting tool.
Demonstrator: Britannia Education Trust
Presenter(s): Luke Craig
We will share how to create a classroom environment online using Microsoft SharePoint. We will share the benefits that we have found from using SharePoint and showcase what it looks like. This will be followed by a Q&A section.
Demonstrator: Pheasey Park Farm Primary School - Pheasey Training
Presenter(s): Sarah Morgan, Pete Godwin & Louise Eveson
Explore the positive outcomes of using video in a blended-classroom environment and the successful impact it can have on SEND pupils. There will be exploration of many video tools and a large discussion around the formative and summative feedback they can provide to support a broad and balanced curriculum.
Demonstrator: Cornerstone EdTech Demonstrator
Presenter(s): Dale Lawson
In this session attendees will learn how to use Google Forms to create an interactive and fun digital escape room. This can be used as a revision tool as well as for interhouse competitions.
Presenter(s): Masuma Tafadar
This session will give an overview of the principles of modelling using visualisers. Practical ideas for use in reading/writing/spelling/phonics and maths, alongside pedagogical approaches to support learning. General top tips for classroom visualiser use, and remote learning.
Demonstrator: United Learning
Presenter(s): Jodie Lopez
Delivering personalised feedback to students in engaging and communicative ways.
Demonstrator: Academies Enterprise Trust
Presenter(s): Daren White
Within this session we will look at some of the built-in platforms and accessibility features that exist on both the Windows and Apple platforms. We will explore these tools in-depth and discuss how they could be used to support your learners in your classroom.
Session 3 : 13:15
Attendees will explore the various approaches to remote teaching and learning and some of the benefits and challenges each provide. We will explore hybrid teaching - what is meant by this, some of the considerations needed prior to delivery. The session will include some staff members' experiences of delivering hybrid lessons.
Demonstrator: Cheam Common Junior Academy
Presenter(s): Graham Macaulay
This session will investigate how a range of EdTech tools can support all learners, irrespective of phase or need. We will focus on tools that are readily available and how they can be used to ensure the curriculum is accessible to all.
Demonstrator: The Consortium of Hambleton Primary Academy with Ribblesdale and Highfurlong School
Presenter(s): Lee Small & Erica Smith
Using OneNote (or similar tools) to create engaging pages for all your lessons. Embedding video, images, audio and feedback quizzes to support learners when in class and at home. The class notebook can reduce the friction of changing between learning locations for both teachers and students.
Demonstrator: Cornerstone (Broadclyst School) EdTech Demonstrator
Presenter(s): Anthony Lees
e want to share our collaborative Trust approach with other schools and explain that by sharing digital technology like VR Headsets, Drones, Spheros and 3D printers schools can change their approach to blended, inclusive lessons.
Demonstrator: Kibworth CE Primary School
Presenter(s): Jo Stone
This panel discussion will uncover clear ways to break through to success, exposing the technologies and approaches that will genuinely enhance primary education, with infrastructure to help, not hinder, the working lives of all staff. Simple, reliable and thoroughly useful become the clear, necessary outcomes, saving time and money. This session will provide materials to assist schools and MATs to pinpoint the strategic direction they wish to take over coming years.
Presenter(s): Peter Bradburn & Giles Hill
Recording coming soon
This session will look at the differences between laptops, chrome books and iPads focussing specifically on the potential of the iPad. We will look at the free Apple Apps and think about ways to use them for both teaching and learning in order to deliver a balanced and accessible curriculum.
Demonstrator: Dalton St Mary’s CE Primary School
Presenter(s): Hannah Croskery
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You'll wonder how you taught without it. Nearpod helps educators make any lesson interactive whether in the classroom or virtual environment.
Presenter(s): Rebecca Hyland-Hawkins & Katie Parsons
Hints and tips about embedding technology across school. Understanding the variety of ways you can include technology and make it cost effective.
Demonstrator: Stephenson Memorial Primary School
Presenter(s): Lynsey Carr
Categories: Round table
This session will look at a range of free to use platforms to support planning of and strong delivery of mathematical lessons, along with AFL strategies and setting of self marking assignments and worksheets (digitally).
Presenter(s): Stacey Smith
Session 4 : 14:30
Using Seesaw - hints, tips and more
In this session, attendees will learn how to use a range of PC and Chromebook accessibility features, as well as numerous free online resources available to support pupils with SEND.
Presenter(s): Anna Walczynska
A practical guide to use rubrics and comment banks within the Google Classroom suite to assess students work and to provide explicit feedback. Access to a laptop would be preferable.
Presenter(s): Simon Simcox
Discover and discuss digital tools and teaching and learning strategies that support students’ development as independent learners.
Presenter(s): Deborah Brian & Julian Regan
Online parents evening without the costs
Demonstrator: Wildern Trust
Presenter(s): Matthew Knight
This session will look at the lessons we can learn from the use of digital platforms from remote/ hybrid learning moving forward in schools.
Demonstrator: King's Leadership Academy
Presenter(s): Michael Chiles
Recording coming soon
How using an effective and efficient teaching and learning platform can ease teacher workload and enhance lesson workflow. Save time and printing costs, add resources easily during lessons and differentiate easily using Showbie. Effective use can increase the pace of lessons and offers many opportunities for inclusive lessons for all pupils.
Looking at the different sites, tools and apps available to ensure your class are all engaged and responding to teaching input.
Demonstrator: Filey Junior School
Presenter(s): Harvey McCarthey, Charlotte Hall, Angie Grice & Emma Butler
How to embed blended learning into the curriculum, modes of delivery, how to make the most effective use of blended learning resources, how to curate blended learning resources, types of activities to include and how to design resources.
Presenter(s): Amy Hollier & Matt Beck
In this session we will showcase a variety of formative assessment tools each of which can be used to address differing needs. We will also discuss how to ensure these tools are used strategically and how to embed them into curriculum practice.
Demonstrator: Skipton Girls' High School
Presenter(s): James Hoyle & Rebecca Lofthouse
How teachers can use the free version of Seesaw to create an evidence base for non-book subjects. Training pupil digital leaders to do this and reduce staff work load.
Demonstrator: West Suffolk College
Presenter(s): Nick Templeton
Informal round table discussion to share resources and ideas of creativity and innovation when implementing technology in the classroom.
Demonstrator: Wilberforce College
Presenter(s): Lewis Marrow & Patrick Leonard
How to use Microsoft OneNote as an online workspace for pupils, showcasing examples in various teaching situations and highlighting the benefits we have found. We will also look at set up and creation to help schools understand how to go about setting up Microsoft OneNote for themselves.
Learn how a range of technology can be used to transport pupils out of the classroom when it is not physically possible to do so, to support teaching and learning and extra curricular activities. Using a range of free and low cost resources, the session will be suitable for both primary and secondary staff.
Presenter(s): Emma Darcy
A session exploring cybersecurity fundamentals in an educational environment based around the NCSC Cyber Essentials framework.
Demonstrator: Hardenhuish School
Presenter(s): Adam Lloyd
This session will look at the simplest but often most powerful features of iPads and Chromebooks for SEND pupil needs within mainstream education contexts. The session will discuss the point that no child's needs are the same and so a nuanced, well-considered approach from the school and teacher may need to be applied in order to get the most from such technologies. A presentation will be followed by Q&A and further discussion.
Using windows and Microsoft technologies to better support SEND, accessible practices and enhanced learning.
This session will explore the journey that the LEO Academy Trust went through when implementing their 1:1 programme. Not only will this session look at how 1:1 devices have transformed their approach to teaching and learning but also how they overcame some of the challenges along the way.
Journey through how Teams can offer departments of part time staff synchronous and asynchronous collaboration opportunities to enable flexible working whilst maintaining an effective Team.
Presenter(s): Andrew Bruton
We will explore the wealth of resources and content available on the Google Arts and Culture website/app. Take you students on a virtual field trip to Everest, view the works of Van Gogh or use the ‘blob opera’ to teach pitch in music. Works on any device or platform.
Demonstrator: Elizabeth Woodville Primary School
Presenter(s): Sarah Crowhurst & James Crowhurst
In this session, attendees will learn how a lack of funding need not be a barrier to developing a successful school or Trust-wide digital strategy. Providing lots of practical solutions, this session will be suitable for school leaders who have high aspirations but smaller budgets.
Our Trust approach to CPD and TDT is very unique and it has allowed the teachers in our schools to develop their professional development skills during the school day. Find out how we have developed extra time for our staff to improve their skills and knowledge but still provide quality first teaching for our pupil
How we have trialled and realised our 1:1 laptop scheme for SEN students at Hardenhuish. What our expectations are, top tips for software use and an opportunity for Q&A
Presenter(s): Tim Phillips
Explore the use of digital tools to maximise retention and retrieval of information across all levels and curriculum areas. This theme will include practical demonstrations of tools within the Microsoft Teams environment and beyond.
Presenter(s): David Byrne & Louise McIntyre
How to create and manage a SharePoint site for safe and easy collaboration across your team.
Demonstrator: King Ecgbert School and Notre Dame High School (EdTechSheff)
Presenter(s): Steve Moran
Introduction into all apps in the Google suite
Demonstrator: Redden Court School
Presenter(s): Kirsty Sawyer & Darren Pendred
Accessibility is not just a convenience, it is a legal requirement and should be seen less as a means of enabling people with disabilities, but more as creating content that is accessible to anyone of any ability. We will look at the range of tools available in Office 365, including Immersive Reader, Dictate and the Accessibility checker in Office applications to help you author accessible content and provide you with the tools to create an inclusive classroom.
Demonstrator: Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
Presenter(s): Elaine Topham
Rosenshine’s principles of instruction are grounded in cognitive science research, observation of ‘Master Teachers’ and research on cognitive supports and scaffolds. This workshop will explore opportunities for using edtech to support some of these 17 principles where it can enhance and compliment them effectively. There will time for questions and answers at the end.
Presenter(s): Christian Turton
Timesaving little hacks that help you work more efficiently in your School Office. Looking at Gmail, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides, Classroom, Calendar, Drive and Groups.
Presenter(s): Geraldine Fallon & Lauren Allcroft
A review of the basic features on smart devices to support revision and learning.
Demonstrator: Unity EdTech
Presenter(s): Jim Oliver
How we use digital automation tools to lower workload, increase efficiency and accuracy. Using Microsoft Powerapps and powerautomate within the teaching and learning space. How to create workflows for automation of approval, highlighting what is possible with workshop time to explore publicly available templates and options in your settings.
Presenter(s): Ben Cobbold
Aimed at members of SLTs and Computing leads this is an opportunity to consider your strategic plan for online learning and the creation or review of your online learning policies. Copies of a template for a strategic planning tool and an example of an online learning policy, will provided to attendees.
Within this session we will explore how technology can be used to support SEND and EAL pupils through utilising the free tools that are available in Office 365 as well as looking at other applications, software packages and quick wins.
Demonstrator: United Learning & Danesfield School
Presenter(s): Gemma Gwilliam, Ben McGinnes & Kate Barrett
Learn how student and staff digital mental health and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do: Digital Wellbeing @BCoT. Use technology rather than be used by it.
Demonstrator: Basingstoke College of Technology
Presenter(s): Scott Hayden
In this session, I will guide you through the best digital tools to aid your teaching of History. This includes the use of short answer questions, creation of lessons and the uploading of extracts and sources. This will help you develop an efficient approach to blended learning
Presenter(s): Aqsa Rashid
Assistive technology - overcoming problems
Demonstrator: National Star
Presenter(s): Cathie Bridges
A carousel looking at how multiple teachers of various key stages are continuing to use EdTech in their classrooms based on skills learnt during the lockdowns. With a particular focus around Google Classroom and the different Google Extensions used to improve T&L and reduce teacher workload.
Demonstrator: Outwood Grange Academies Trust
Presenter(s): Adam Lockwood, Tristan Kirkpatrick, David Dixon, Catherine Knowles, Mark Crossley, Ben Eccersley, Liam Emmerson
Attendees will learn how a range of technology can be used to support pupils who have English as an additional language, such as on line translators, writing frames, reading out loud and picture dictionaries. You will also learn how to set up a mobile device for an EAL student.
Presenter(s): Anna Walczynska
A focus on how Google Workspace can be used to support the role of a pastoral leader, how various elements of Google Workspace can be used to share information and reduce workload for staff.
Presenter(s): Jay Sahota & Rozina Butt
An overview of Microsoft’s Class Notebook: Class Notebook Setup and Structure, Distributing Notebook Pages, Reviewing Notebook Pages, Digital Reading Records in Class Notebook, Class Notebook in Teams Assignments
Presenter(s): Dan Bunker
Support students, parents and yourself with all things e-safety. Improve your understanding of the basics and more advanced features.
Create an animated social graphic that brings your work to life.
Presenter(s): Shelley Clarke
Join us as we share real world insights into three key classroom technologies: mobile devices, screen tech (including the Touchscreen whiteboard) plus getting hands on with Emerging VR technology. This session is designed to help decision makers consider the technology mix deployed within your own institution and appropriate solutions to the future of the digital classroom.
Demonstrator: Exeter College & Basingstoke College of Technology
Presenter(s): Anthony Martin & Scott Hayden
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