Having failed to find time to post about various interesting things at SLF this year, this is more of a link list.
As usual I enjoyed and got a great deal from talking to colleagues and friends from all over Scotland. There was certainly a feel of the Festival having been cut back in space and attendance. The keynotes not using the Armadillo I watched the Minister’s opening on a screen in the main hall. Not being one who can parse political stuff the only comment I have is he left a lot open to discussion.
A couple of seminars I went to:
Shipbuilding Glow Pilot Project – Testing the Waters Maeve Dixon () Learning Development Officer, Clydebank Museum) a lovely big school project involving:
- real stuff the museum
- real people ex shipbuilders
- lots of in school making and doing, a huge ship launch for parents
- virtual stuff, glow meets with the museum and a glow group
Games Design Transition Project Charlie Love, Principal Teacher, Cults Academy
- Links ahd slides
Kincorth Transition Project from SLF11 | Charlie Love.org
- glow for external support
- online resource
- great looking scratch help videos in glow: http://glo.li/bexogN
David Muir gives good coverage of several seminars: EdCompBlog: Scottish Learning Festival
I didn’t get much from the reduced trade show this year most interesting stalls for me were where I had a good chat about IOs and language learning with Mark Pentleton a source of info way beyond his business offering Radio Lingua
I also enjoyed talking to Gerry Queen, Ruth Washbrook and David S. C. Griffith about Moving Image Education I recodes a couple of quick boos: Scotland on Screen and MIE for EDUtalk. David went on to provide me with a great deal of food for though that I’ll be following up at: Scotland on Screen, Languages on Screen – Home Page and Screening Shorts.
Probably the smoothest organisation of any teachmeet I’ve been to. I posted a quick boo the next day: TeachMeet SLF11.
There are a good deal of presentations, audio etc coming on line at: Teachmeet SLF2011 – Teachmeet SLF2011 Posts and I am posting to EDUtalk – Filed under ‘tmslf11’ as fast as I can chop up the audio.
There is also a good deal of post party discussion about TeachMeet both on twitter and blogs:
- Islay ICT: TeachMeet at Scottish Learning Festival
- stuckwithphysics.co.uk | In response to Islay ICT – TeachMeet & SLF
Where I put in my 2d worth.
A lotof the informal & valuable chat I had with a pile of folk swung round the forthcoming changes in Glow (see the eduscotict wiki). I missed the #tmslf11 – Round Table – Glow: Love it/Hate it/Want it but from Drew Burrett’s post a lot of sense was collected.