It was nice to finally meet Stuart Ball (pictures right above) from the UK Microsoft Innovative Teachers Network at BETT 2009. We have spoken on the phone before, exchanged emails and tweets. It was also nice to briefly meet Kristen Weatherby (Microsoft) and Dan Roberts (pictured left above), who was one of last years Innovative Teachers World Wide Semi Finalists.
I won an Innovative Teacher Award for a Virtual Classroom Tour back in 2006 for work that I had done on developing a set of Geography Revision Podcasts. I called the project GEOCASTS and it was pretty successful and quite cutting edge at the time. This particular resource is now hosted by my friends at do-be, who always tell me that the resource is still very popular. You can still download all the GEOCAST mp3 and mv4 files from the do-be website. I’m also keen to revisit this method of distributing content to children later in the New Year.
The Microsoft Innovative Teacher Network connects a global community of educators who share a common interest in enhancing teaching and learning through the use of technology. It’s free to join the network and there are lots of interesting ideas and resources within the community portal.
You can follow the up-dates from the UK Innovative Teachers Network on their Blog.