The seminar listings on the London Book Fair website have greatly expanded since I last looked a few weeks ago, and as usual, it all looks great. I love the Author HQ area especially, because I aspire to become successful enough to appear on a panel or give a talk there myself one of these days. And to pick up useful hints and tips of course. But the other seinar streams are not to be missed either. The must-visit sessions for me this year at the moment are as follows.
The London Book Fair this year runs from the 10th to the 12th of April, at Olympia. So why am I telling you, an ed techie, about it? Three reasons:First, I'm a great advocate of using books and ebooks in classrooms. See, for example, 7 reasons to have an education technology library, 5 reasons to have a computing news section of your lessons, and 9 ways to make your Computing classroom 'immersive'. Secondly, I think self-publishing is a fascinating area.
When I looked into the music store room next to one of the computer labs in my new school, I didn't see a music store room. I saw a teachers' computer lab. The size and shape -- long and narrow -- were irrelevant. I knew I could make better use of it than how it was being used now. It was not so much a store room as a junk room, with old music stands scattered all over the place, piles of paper which had obviously not been looked at in ages, judging by the dust on them.
From ITTEorg: RT nickdennis: The latest issue of Impact from CharteredColl edited by sjblakemore is packed full of useful articles on the science of learning. A copy will also be sent to every school thanks to wellcometrust. https://t.co/paPAMClbw1
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