BETT took place on the Friday evening of BETT 2009. Although the BETT
Teachmeet was the biggest one I have ever attended and my first Teachmeet
I would still stick by my famous TESS quote and say that it is one of the most valuable events on the CPD calendar.
I’m not going to go into to much detail about the content of Teachmeet BETT 2009. Just Google it and you will see lots of great posts that have already been written about the event. One of my favourites is Alan Parkinson’s summary. It captures the event with Alan’s normal dry sense of wit and humour (I’m just pleased he lent me his laptop!)
As well as catching up with lots of familiar faces and some people who I had never met before the highlights of the evening for me were:
- John Davitt demonstrating his Random Activities Generator (RAG) – I’m looking forward to trying this out on the iPhone. John also showed us his Learning Score resource, which looks like a useful planning tool.
- Drew Buddie reminded me about Glogster – a great way to produce nice looking posters and other stuff.
- Ian Usher showed off Microsoft ZoomIt. ZoomIt lets you draw or write free-hand on the desktop screen in various colours. You can also pan like an on-screen camera or magnify any area of the desktop using either the mouse wheel or the arrow keys.
- Greg Hodsgon presenting on Photoshop Tennis – a great idea and very funny!
- Ian Stuart also presented (one and a half times?) live from Islay about the 2020 Islay Unconference that is scheduled for June.
All in all it was an excellent evening
and one of the highlights of BETT 2009 for me. So a huge thanks to all the
organisers and all the sponsors. Great work and a great evening.
All in all it was an excellent evening and one of the highlights of BETT 2009 for me. So a huge thanks to all the organisers and all the sponsors. Great work and a great evening.