Department for Education and Skills
London, England
BETT 2007 Stand Presentations
Catch me if you can!
Doug Brown, DfES Technology Futures Unit
Deputy Director
All learners need the skills and competencies required to succeed in the 21st Century. Technologies that make learning more relevant to meet this challenge are widely available and many already have access to personal, mobile, and interactive technologies - to play, learn, collaborate, communicate and create - yet formal use of such technologies is in its infancy. Presented by Deputy Director, Doug Brown, from the DfES Technology Futures Unit, this presentation will explore the "readiness of the system" to meet this challenge.



All presentations contained within this web site were presented on the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Stand at BETT 2007 held in London, England from 10-13 January 2007. Information contained within each presentation is the property of the individual presenter or organisation and the DfES does not endorse the information presented.
Welcome to the 2007 BETT DfES Presentation International Website. This website, supported by Intuitive Media's Take2theWeb, contains presentations from BETT 2007 held in London, England (10-13 January 2007) and presented on the DfES Stand.

Please feel free to review the presentations and videos and download files for educational use.

On behalf of the Department for Education and Skills and the Technology Futures Unit, we hope you gain new insights into ICT from these presentations.

Student empowerment-raising standards through ICT

Dan Buckley, Presenter
This session addressed the use of peer assessment, peer review, assessment for learning and the contextualisation of learning content to help raise educational standards. The approach has been to provide student empowerment opportunities in which children play a much greater role in the delivery and assessment of ICT.
Strengthening pedagogy with ICT

Vinay Thawait, Presenter
This session demonstrated how some secondary schools in Hartlepool LA have successfully used the ICTAC pack and the Practical Support Pack online to strengthen learning and teaching.
School presentation/NCSL

Martyn Cox, Presenter
'Transforming Learning Through Personalisation--how Hargreaves' 9 Gateways have guided improvement'
Stoke Damerel Community College have seen their results improve year on year. The use of technology has driven this improvement, coupled with an emphasis on increasing the opportunities for personalised learning. David Hargreaves' 9 Gateways to Personalised Learning now provides a framework by which the college plans to develop and improve further.
Smart tools for smart students: how new technologies can personalise learning

Ian Warwick, Presenter
London Gifted and Talented uses the best of new technologies to deliver rich learning experiences which stretch, challenge, and inspire. This interactive session explored how flexible tools can be used across curriculum areas to support a range of teaching and learning styles.
How the self-review framework supports the Primary National Strategy

Philippa Lee and Peter Wain, Presenters
This session offered guidance for gaining insight into your school, its practices and processes through the Becta self-review framework and how the resultant information can transform the way in which staff address the new Primary Strategy Frameworks.
Performance: capturing, inspiring, and participating

Sydney Thornbury and Khairoun Abji, Presenters
From WebPlay, a groundbreaking project that uses theatre to inspire children to investigate their surroundings, to Stagework, a site that provides behind-the-scenes access to some of the leading productions in the UK, this session was about getting to grips with performance.
Catch me if you can! (VIDEO DOWNLOAD) High Resolution

Video Presentation: Doug Brown
All learners need the skills and competencies required to succeed in the 21st Century. Technologies that make learning more relevant to meet this challenge are widely available and many already have access to personal, mobile, and interactive technologies - to play, learn, collaborate, communicate and create - yet formal use of such technologies is in its infancy. Presented by Deputy Director, Doug Brown, from the DfES Technology Futures Unit, this presentation explored the "readiness of the system" to meet this challenge. This video is available in High Resolution in Windows Media Player and lasts over 40 minutes.
Answers, advice and action for teachers @ Languages ICT

Terry Cooper, Presenter
The Languages ICT web portal from CILT, the National Centre for Languages and the Association for Language Learning, provides guidance on ICT in the classroom for teachers of languages, from ICT beginner to cutting edge enthusiast. This session explored what the site offers, from downloadable lesson ideas to getting involved in Action Research.
DirectGov Kids

DirectGov Kids, a new, free to use website for 5-11 year olds developed by the Department for Education and Skills & DirectGov is based around a self-contained world, full of online activities and educational games. It aims to encourage children to think of themselves as young citizens with a range of rights and responsibilities. The site includes areas for teachers and parents with content developed around the KS1&2 Citizenship/PSHE curriculum and Every Child Matters targets. DirectGov Kids helps teachers bring difficult topics to life. This session explored the site which provides teachers with lesson plans and ideas for offline activities for use on individual computers or interactive white boards.
Student empowerment-raising standards through ICT
(VIDEO DOWNLOAD) Low Resolution

Video Presentation: Dan Buckley
This session videoed in Low Resolution format, addresses the use of peer assessment, peer review, assessment for learning and the contextualisation of learning content to help raise educational standards. The approach has been to provide student empowerment opportunities in which children play a much greater role in the delivery and assessment of ICT. This presentation will require a fast broad-band connection to view in Windows Media Player.