The Schools’ ICT Expo is a brand new event, showcasing ICT equipment aimed at the education sector, which is being held on Thursday 23rd April in the Foyer area at University Campus Suffolk. As part of Microsoft’s commitment to education, we are pleased to confirm that we will be delivering the keynote session on the day.
Jointly organised by CPW Computing and Boleyn Events, the Schools’ ICT Expo aims to offer something for the schools and colleges in the Suffolk area, many of whom find it impractical to attend the majority of ed-tech exhibitions in London.
Christine Schofield, managing director of sponsors, CPW Computing, said: “There are big exhibitions of equipment for schools in our major cities, but many schools can’t afford the time to visit them. It’s great therefore, to be staging something locally for them.”
Craig Parker, one of our schools business managers here at Microsoft Education UK, will be delivering the keynote address at the Schools’ ICT Expo, focussing on anytime anywhere learning. When deciding upon any new technology for the classroom, it’s important to be clear about why you’re doing it, and what you’re hoping to achieve. During Craig’s keynote he will cover a number of ways in which technology can be used in the classroom as a catalyst for more effective teaching, rather than as a replacement for teachers. The flexibility and opportunities offered to teachers and students by the appropriate and intelligent use of tools for collaboration and communication, as being able to access and edit documents from anywhere are just some of the topics which will be explored in this session.
Kim Brown of organisers, Boleyn Events, said: “There’s been huge interest. It’s a type of event that’s held in other parts of the country, but this is a first for Ipswich.
“It’s a big showcase with lots of different exhibitors, both the big names and smaller companies who supply software and peripherals to schools.”
As well as the Microsoft keynote, the Schools ICT Expo will also feature a programme of seminars aimed at helping visitors with the ever-changing IT syllabus, with other exhibitors including Toshiba, Epson, Viglen and Canon. For more information about the event and to register for free, please visit the official site: Schools’ ICT Expo 2015.