Great day at bMobLe2011

Not long back after today’s excellent bMobLe2011 conference. Tag words for the conference: friendly, professional, fun, hospitable, informative, collegiate, inspirational, motivational, entertaining, rewarding… you get the idea!

Some highlights for me included the pupil presentations on blogging – genuinely powerful and, at times, rather moving. Well done the pupils at Heathfield Primary School, Bolton.

And well done too to the pupils at Worthinghead Primary School who introduced their use of ipods with great confidence and skill. I was sitting with a teacher and between us we were struggling with a particular ipod app. One of the pupils recognised our pain and politely asked, “Do you need any help?” He quickly managed to sort out the problem. A Y4 pupil teaching adults – how great is that?

Both sets of pupils were a credit to their schools and their teachers (@DeputyMitchell & ?? – I will find out)

I was really taken too by Dawn Hallybone’s presentation – full of energy, participation and great ideas. I learned so much about the potential of games for learning and look forward to finding out more.
Had to leave not long after that for a long journey to East Anglia so missed the TeachMeet – shame.
A top day – more on it soon.
Thanks to James and the team for the invitation to present, and to @stevebunce for the photo of me in mid-presentation.

Update – James has uploaded a video of my presentation here.