Teach Meet BETT 2011

TeachMeet BETT 2011 #tmbett2011

I was very disappointed to be unable to attend due to family illness.

I watched online. The stream was decent (thanks to @eyebeams) and you got a flavour of the atmosphere as well as banter in the ustream chat and links on twitter. I did my best to tweet each presenters blogs or sites as they presented. 50 retweets indicates it is worth getting someone to feed the back channel during a teach meet. Helps everyone to connect and bookmark items for more detailed consumption later.

Highlights for me were @dughall as sonic. Very funny self-confessed teachmeet-a-holic enthused about snow day pupil and teacher blogging across his Local Authority. @bevevans22 talked about her application of audacity in the classroom demonstrating the value of TeachMeets whereby it is not just the tool we are shown but the teacher’s ideas to use that tool in the classroom being applied.

@sonic

My love of TeachMeets is born from exactly that. There are a thousand tools out there. But you do not often see them being used with pupils. That opportunity (the glimpse of practice) is the catalyst that inspires another teacher to use that tool.

A great night of professional development by teachers for teachers. Many thanks to @iusher, @ianaddison @tomhenzley and @digitalmaverick for organising the event.

Don’t forget @ewanmacintosh‘s rallying call to use the hashtag #tm5 to make a birthday event for TeachMeet 24/05/2011. What can you do? What can I do?

1. Set up a teach meet type event in my school or local area. Local pub with an appropriate room, sympathetic landlord/lady and wifi.

2. Arrange a social event for any teachmeet enthusiasts in your area.

3. Write a blog post with links to your favourite teach meet videos.

4. Send an email to the teachers in your school saying why you like teach meets.

Any other ideas?