mY first Teachmeet
On the evening of Monday 29th June, over 60 people gathered together and gave up their time to support my first ever Teachmeet @FHSBristol.
The attendees included Primary & Secondary teachers, support staff, Senior Leaders and Governors. The aim of the event was to share best practice and demonstrate ideas and activities which could be used in the classroom. Also present, were representatives from @Matific (Bruce Seymour), Into Film (@rico_intofilm) and the Watershed (Hannah Brady) all of whom were very keen to share how their products can help to enthuse students in the classroom.
The evening started with a welcome speech from our Principal, Ms Catriona Mangham. This was followed by our key note speaker, @Crista Hazell (Severn Vale School) who shared with us her fabulous ideas on creativity in the classroom.
We were then treated to a lot of fantastic presentations, some of which included audience participation. I @SJBarnes81 demonstrated websites and apps that can be used as an alternative to PowerPoint presentations including, Powtoon (an online presentation website), Kahoot (an interactive quiz where students respond using mobile phones or tablet devices), Quizlet (an online site that allows teachers/students to create quizzes to practice key subject vocabulary) and also GoNoodle (a fun brain break website). We were also taken back in time to the 1980s with our “Superman” dance.
Cameron Parker @CamParkerHUD (Elite Motivator) gave a motivational speech, Candida Gould @candidagould (Cotham School) spoke about taking control of your CPD (slides here) and Hayley Yelland @Miss_Yelland (Fairfield High School) explained how to ensure successful collaborative learning.
Ben Davey @el_davooo (Bridge Learning campus) told us about his Challenge board and Tower of Power and Said Benchama @SaidBenchama (Bristol Met) spoke about using Bloom’s Taxonomy in lessons to encourage students to progress and challenge themselves.
The twitter feed for #FHSTM can be viewed here #FHSTM
There is also a dropbox folder with the presentations. Please add your presentation from the evening, if it's not in the folder.
Everyone went away at the end of the evening very happy, enthused and laden with goodie bag. Some lucky attendees also took home a raffle prize including a T-shirt from either Quizlet or Kahoot, a £25 iTunes voucher from Matific and a Teacher subscription to Biteslide. Fairfield’s very own Mrs Lamming was the luck winner of the tips2teaching.co.uk classroom resources. I’d like to thank everyone who presented, attended, sponsored and supported the Teachmeet. Let it be the start of many more to come.
Sharon Barnes @SJBarnes81