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#1 Tony Fox

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:44 AM

A free conference and training day at the International School of Toulouse, France: Friday, March 30th, 2012
This one-day event provides teachers with the opportunity to share and obtain practical ideas for incorporating technology effectively into the curriculum.

Following a keynote address from renowned educationalist Shelly Terrell, delegates will choose to attend three sessions from a range of possible workshops, each delivered by an expert practitioner.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:05 PM

Is this not just an augmented TeachMeet?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

Is this not just an augmented TeachMeet?


Teachmeet format in the morning; specialist sessions in the afternoon from teachers at the school (3 from a choice of 13).

A great deal of effort is going into organising it by a lot of my colleagues to offer a free training day for anyone who wants to come.

I don't think dismissing it as an 'just an augmented TeachMeet' is particularly charitable either to the TeachMeet types or to my colleagues either.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:49 PM

Not dismissing it or colleagues at all but the format is what it is - and I think that is a good thing. Having led a number of TeachMeets at my current place of work and at the SHP conference (and attended the BETT one on a regular basis as you know), I would think it very poor form to denigrate the format. If you would like to have a conversation about this, more than happy to (via PM or email) but the TeachMeet format is not even recognised on the promotional material (which I think it should and the meaning behind my comment).

It has never crossed my mind that the word 'augment' could be construed as being negative.


Is this not just an augmented TeachMeet?


Teachmeet format in the morning; specialist sessions in the afternoon from teachers at the school (3 from a choice of 13).

A great deal of effort is going into organising it by a lot of my colleagues to offer a free training day for anyone who wants to come.

I don't think dismissing it as an 'just an augmented TeachMeet' is particularly charitable either to the TeachMeet types or to my colleagues either.



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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

We couldn't present the morning session as an official 'TeachMeet' (because it isn't), and we were concerned that even saying 'drawing inspiration from the Teachmeet format' could lead to accusations of trying to capitalise on its excellent reputation for our own event.

Conversely, not mentioning the Teachmeet format in the promotional page is now leading to the suggestion that we're not giving credit where credit's due, so it's basically a case of damned if we do, damned if we don't.

We will certainly be giving full credit on the day (when we can't be accused of just doing it for marketing purposes) for where the shape of the morning sessions drew their inspiration from - and if there's any promotional material that I can provide to delegates about Teachmeet we'd be delighted to share it on the day.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

Giving recognition is not a case of being 'damned if you do' - credit is due where it is due and the fact that it is a free event is in keeping with the TeachMeet spirit, if not the actual format. I firmly applaud the sharing of good work as it is for the benefit of the students. What I cannot agree with is borrowing the format another training situation and not recognising it (which if you consider the TeachMeet page and the London History Network events show that it can be altered but recognised).

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

The concept for the day came together after a day of excellent training given at the school in August by Tom Barrett of www.notosh.com, which in turn followed my attendance/presentation at the inspiring BETT Teachmeet a while back.

He and Ewan McIntosh were responsible for the development of the TeachMeet format at the outset - see here. I made it clear to Tom that I thought using that format for the morning part of the training day would be a great idea and he was delighted to offer us some advice and tips on how to set it up.

After putting the page to advertise the event here and before making it public, I contacted Tom to ask him to take a look at it and let me know if he thought it was appropriate. He said it looked fine, made a couple of useful suggestions for design improvements, and has continued to be very supportive of our project. At no point as he, Ewan or anyone else up till now made the suggestion that we've done anything inappropriate or disrespectful.

I'm dropping him an email now to point him towards this thread and ask him how and if, based on your concerns, I should change the existing page to something you will find acceptable.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 01:21 AM

My point is about principles and your first reply suggests that you had considered acknowledging the inspiration but decided not to do it. When I have used your classtools.net suite, I have made a point of directing people to it. Similar to re-purposing something from Activehistory.co.uk and acknowledging that this is not all my own work. Sure, you may give me permission to use it and not mention the site/your name, but I still do it anyway out of courtesy.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:36 AM

As I've already said, I've passed your concerns on to Tom regarding the morning session to ask for his recommendations.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

Can I ask that we draw a line under this please gents?

I'll include a quote of the original post below and ask that all future posts in this topic focus on the event itself.

If any of the previous posters have concerns, please PM them to me and I'll pass them on to the rest of the admin team,

Cheers.

A free conference and training day at the International School of Toulouse, France: Friday, March 30th, 2012
This one-day event provides teachers with the opportunity to share and obtain practical ideas for incorporating technology effectively into the curriculum.

Following a keynote address from renowned educationalist Shelly Terrell, delegates will choose to attend three sessions from a range of possible workshops, each delivered by an expert practitioner.

http://www.activehis...k/ist_march_30/



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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

How this event helps in eliminating barriers to embedding Web 2 in curriculum? I have found that the use of Web. 2 enliven theteaching of the content in class through collaboration, communication andinteraction among learners from around the globe but there are barrier to theeffective use of this technology. Chief of them are lack of training of thestaff, being accustomed to routine teaching practices and availability of therequired hardware in class rooms. What is the situation in your context and howare you overcoming the problems.


Can I ask that we draw a line under this please gents?

I'll include a quote of the original post below and ask that all future posts in this topic focus on the event itself.

If any of the previous posters have concerns, please PM them to me and I'll pass them on to the rest of the admin team,

Cheers.


A free conference and training day at the International School of Toulouse, France: Friday, March 30th, 2012
This one-day event provides teachers with the opportunity to share and obtain practical ideas for incorporating technology effectively into the curriculum.

Following a keynote address from renowned educationalist Shelly Terrell, delegates will choose to attend three sessions from a range of possible workshops, each delivered by an expert practitioner.

http://www.activehis...k/ist_march_30/






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