I spent this past weekend in Nottingham at the 12th eTwinning UK National Conference held at The DeVere Jubilee Conference Centre – always the NCSL to me though! The name of the venue might have changed but the sense of community, fun and learning never varies, and once more I came away inspired, energised and still laughing at onions, pants and Bollywood Maori dance moves.
The theme this year was inclusion and below are my sketchnotes from the sessions I attended. Lots to reflect on and many ideas forming already.
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Professor Sonia Blandford – Achievement for All
An interesting session on Lyfta, a Finnish designed VR and AR resource to facilitate global awareness and empathy.
Manju Patel-Nair – Diversity in the global classroom; beyond the single story
Andy Cope – The Art of Being Briliiant
Amazingly motivating session – being a #2%er in my special pants.
Jo Speak talks passionately about Inclusive Pedagogies
Paddy Carroll shares about The F word – failure, and how his project worked on developing resilience through learning from failure.
Joe Dale shares how to use Clips by Apple as well as Autodraw (a web tool) and a number of other apps.