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ICT in Practice is a non-profit educational technology magazine created by educators from around the world. For many years we have been sharing both our and your ideas online four times a year. This year we have decided to meet up with our local community. We wanted to have a day of tinkering with ideas together with children, parents and teachers. What we have in our mind is different from a conventional summit. We don’t want to sit and listen to others or watch another Power Point presentation. We usually have a nap half-way through anyway. We want to have fun, make things, break things, re-make them, then break them again! Basically just explore the world of learning with technology through play.  We are very privileged to be partnered with the WOW Zone for this event. Please visit the WOW zone website to find out more about their amazing activities.

We have a limited number of tickets. Get your tickets to attend our Festival of Learning with Technology! before they have all gone! https://festivaloflearningwithtechnology.eventbrite.co.uk

If you are an educator and would like to attend only the Teachmeet please book your free ticket via Eventbrite! https://ictinpracticeteachmeet.eventbrite.co.uk

Our 2015 Conference Partner is the WOW ZONE. The WOW Zone is WCHG’s learning centre based at the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, in Wythenshawe, Manchester. They deliver learning programmes on their site in their dedicated Apple Mac suite, involving the creative use of ICT. Students receive the opportunity to use the latest technology as a platform to enhance their learning and thrive in a positive environment. Please click here to visit the WOW ZONE website and find out more about them.

As the children and young people use technology both at home and at school more than ever, parents are showing more interest in what they are learning with technology. It is vital to inform parents of not only the dangers around the use of technology but also the benefits that children can gain when learning through technology. Education is the business of the whole community therefore every educational event should involve both children and their parents.

We are inviting you to join us for a fun day. You can find out about the kind of technology that is being used at schools through experimenting with your children. From film making to game design, animations to web design, there is something for everyone.

*Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Our Festival of Learning with Technology aims to welcome companies that produce products or provide services related to educational technology. Our conference will target children, youths, parents and teachers at the same time. We cannot offer a very large space but we do have some limited spaces for exhibitors. If you would like to showcase your product, tool or services please contact us to discuss your requirements.

ICT in Practice is a non-profit organisations and its main aim is to promote the use of technology in teaching and learning. We have been doing this through our magazine since 2012 and now reaching our local communities via our Festival of Learning with Technology. Every penny received will be shared between the local community event host and educational projects that will directly benefit children around the world. Our magazine editors and conference committee members are volunteers and none receive any payment for their involvement in our activities.

We believe that the more we share, the more we learn!

If you would like to sponsor our events, activities and projects please contact us.

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This event is supported by Google.

OUR FESTIVAL WILL BE OPENED BY BOB HARRISON

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Bob Harrison, a former teacher, Lecturer and College Principal. Now education adviser to Japanese electronics giant Toshiba, he chairs the Government’s computing expert group and was an architect of the new computing curriculum.

He has worked for DfE and BIS and was a leading member of FELTAG and a chair of one of the Ministerial ETAG groups.

Bob has had extensive experience in schools and colleges as a Teacher, Senior Manager, Principal and Governor. He has worked with Head Teachers and Senior Leaders in developing leadership skills for the National College of Teaching and Leadership College Principals Qualification and the Building Schools for the Future Leadership programme.

Twitter:  @bobharrisonset
Website: www.setuk.co.uk

WORKSHOPS AND TEACHMEET SPONSORED BY Rising-Stars-CMYK-logo

Using iPads to deliver cross-curricular topics across the primary school by Neil Rickus
During this session, teachers will engage in a series of practical activities to effectively use tablets within their classrooms. Using tried and tested examples from his own teaching, in addition to activities from Rising Stars’ resource Switched on iPad, Neil will examine a range of apps to allow pupils to demonstrate learning of a particular topic and progression against the new primary computing programme of study. Effective pedagogy will also be discussed, along with opportunities to “gamify” the classroom to engage and motivate learners. At the end of our Festival there will be a Teachmeet session and a networking reception for teachers. We  will also have £100 worth of Rising Stars vouchers to give away! Join us for a fun learning session. You may be the lucky teacher!

Twitter:  @risingstarsedu
Website: www.risingstars-uk.com

CONFIRMED WORKSHOPS

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Twitter:  @Miiku87 https://www.facebook.com/MinecraftEdu Making, tinkering, coding in Minecraft! Time to learn while playing! In this session we will turn our imagination into a reality using Minecraft.

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Twitter: @yallsop www.yaseminallsop.me.uk Workshop 1: Learn to code in Minecraft! In this session we will learn to code by programming Minecraft characters and creations. It is for: Children, Teachers and Parents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Workshop...

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Twitter: @davidames An Introduction to Creating 2D Games in Python Using Pygame and PGZero‏: Although Python is a text based language it has lots of libraries which...

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Twitter: @Animate2Educate http://www.animate2educate.co.uk Amazing Animation: Experience a range of different animation apps that can be used to bring any topic or idea to life! It is for: Children, Teachers, Parents

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Twitter: @Imaglearning http://imaginalitylearning.co.uk Learning with Augmented Reality Hold a beating 3D heart in the palm of your hand and watch as blood flows through it, travel to the...

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 Twitter:  @chrismayoh Website: http://chrismayoh.com Design Your Dream Home! This session will allow attendees to use simple Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create a 3D model of...

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Senior Lecturer in Ed: Primary computing at Oxford Brookes Twitter: @csf0961 Off grid Lego computing A fun workshop using Lego, Lego WeDo motors and free to download Scratch...

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Twitter: @Mr_Keaney Living with Technology – Are you eSafe? Technology is changing constantly, communication is faster, more direct and more accessible than ever before… and all at...

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@ZoeRoss19  Hacking and Creating the Web: Ever wanted to hack a webpage or write your own? Find out in this fun, creative workshop where we'll be...

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Twitter: @Activ8Thinking “Edge Hill Inventors – Bring drawings to life” Become an inventor by dreaming up an idea to bring a drawing to life – comic...

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Twitter: @sezzyann72 Using Minecraft and Python on the Raspberry Pi Using the Geocraft materials which we are helping to develop, a series of activities to introduce programming...

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Twitter: @TheWOWzone1 Website: http://www.wowzone.org.uk Animation using Stykz: 2D animation workshop where participants will learn how to make a character move and  edit including changing colour and speed.They will also draw...

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Twitter: @EllieMMU Computing with vegetables: A hands on session using Makey Makeys and Scratch. Connect your vegetables to control a game or animation. All you need is your enthusiasm...

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Twitter: @MissKingsley85 Bringing anything to life with an iPad: I intend to model how apps such as Chatterpix, Morfo Booth, FMM and iMovie can be used by...

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Twitter: @getintofilm (for children and young people) and @intofilmedu (for teachers) Website:  www.intofilm.org Shoebox Set Design and Stop Motion Animation Into Film, funded by the BFI, is the...

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Twitter: @fortyfourMu and @_codebug Website: http://codebug.openlx.org.uk CodeBug is a cute, fun, easy to program wearable with simple inputs and a grid of lights. In the workshop, users will be...

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Would you like to host 2016 Event?


This will be our first large get together with the local community. We would like to continue to organise this event to reach children, parents and teachers who are interested in teaching and learning with technology around the World. If you would like to host our 2016 Festival of Learning with Technology event please contact us.