Monday, September 27, 2010

Scottish Learning Festival

Gathering my thoughts on another successful Scottish Learning Festival. For me the opportunity to network around the event is its main attraction. Here are some of my personal  favourite bits from rushing in and out of the conference over the two days.

Still awaiting some really cool SLF t-shirts playing on the Stiff Little Fingers Logo of the 1980's.

  • Sugata Mitra  - Should challenge everyones thinking catch his keynote on conference website.
  • Teachmeet - made 15 minutes of this before I had to scramble off to Scottish Training Federation Awards and Dinner. Check out wiki and flashmeet
  • Ollie Bray and Derek Robertson's infectious enthusiasm - catch the dance..
  • David Cameron's ( @realdcameron on Twitter) perceptive sessions on what Curriculum for Excellence is really all about
  • Finally good to see NQ Games Sessions , Katie Farrell's work on using the new awards  , and the SQA Computing team getting around the event and blogging about it
  • Ewan McIntosh  trying to stay in the debate while flying over to the west coast of America to deliver a keynote
  • Stephen Heppell and his friendly supportive ways
I'm sure a simple Google #SLF10 or #SLF2010 will throw up much more - I had a sense there was more blogging and tweeting going on at this event than any of the past ones and great to see keynotes up on LTScotland Website.  Particularly liked  John Johnston's perceptive post on teachmeet -Looking forward to next year already.

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