This Teachmeet was a first for Wales – an event that brought together practitioners from the school and college sectors to share resources and ideas. It was a great night, full of useful presentations and a great opportunity for networking across the sectors.
The evening started with Zoe Evans from Ysgol Eirias talking about how here department is improving learning in maths.
Allen Heard from Ysgol Bryn Elian then talked to us about the digital leaders project in his school.
Paul Richardson; e-learning adviser for Jisc RSC Wales, with the help of two volunteers (Karen and David) then explained how role play can enhance the learning experience of older students.
Karen Ford from NGfL Cymru showed a great Cybersafety resource for post 16 created by Deeside College and available on our site.
Robin Trangmar from Llandillo College explained solo taxonomy and its benefits to us.
The irrepressible Kath Holton from Ysgol Argoed gave us a whistle stop tour of the free web 2.0 tools she uses in her classroom.
We then had the first of two presentations from Colin Graham – this one showed us how to effectively use Twitter for educational purposes.
Pete Richards from Llandrillo College gave us a very entertaining and informative talk about the college’s digital literacy project.
Pete was closely followed by our boss Dafydd Watcyn Williams, who was just as entertaining and just as informative. He showed everyone how our resources develop thinking and enhance learning and how practitioners can disaggregate our units to create their own bespoke activities.
Then if we thought Dafydd couldn’t be topped for entertainment value we had Josh Smith demonstrate Wordwall and discuss how it can be used in the classroom. One sure way of keeping educators amused is to give them a gadget to play with!
Gavin Browning from Connah’s Quay High then showed us some really effective PPT activities he had created to develop literacy in his school.
Next up, Moya Seaman talked to us about how they were developing learners’ literacy at Llandrillo College, through an agreed marking guide.
Thomas then gave us a really quick demonstration of the Pagesend App.
David Morris from Llandrillo then gave us lots to think about how we use questions in our lessons to help promote deep thinking.
The evening closed with Pete Richards putting everything in context by talking about the big picture.
A huge thanks to all of the presenters and to Llandrillo College for hosting us and the techies for dealing with all of our requests.
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