BETT- Playful Learning Session

Microsoft will have a fairly significant presence at BETT this year.

imageMicrosoft will be running a large number of individual Partners in Learning events during the week of January 8th thru the 12th. One that should be of special interest to NI and Irish Teachers would be the Playful Learning session taking place on Friday the 12th of January in the Microsoft Victoria offices. This in an invite only series of workshops using our Educational software tools, so if you are interested you need to contact me by Wednesday the 14th of December in order to get registered!!

From the official invite:

Using Microsoft software in education

Often we are asked how technology can be used innovatively in the classroom to engage students more and enhance the teaching and learning experience.

Join this workshop and find out! Together with other teachers from over 25 countries you will experience creative ways of ICTs use in education.

Designed to help teachers use ICTs more effectively and creatively the workshop will cover Microsoft Office, Skype, OneNote, Xbox and many other programs during short expert presentations and demos.

This is an interactive workshop, so please bring your PC, and if possible download the software listed on the agenda below. Most of the featured software can be downloaded for free for teachers registered on the Partners in Learning Network.

The Partners in Learning Network is a global platform connecting millions of teachers and school leaders around the world in a community of professional development. Visit

This is an overview of the Agenda for the day:


If you’re not familiar with BETT it is (from their site):


Dedicated to showcasing the best in UK and international educational technology products, resources and best practice, BETT has enabled thousands of practitioners to enhance their knowledge of learning through technology.
Taking place each January at Olympia in London, BETT attracts more than 600 educational suppliers and around 30,000 visitors. It brings together the global teaching and learning community for four days of innovations and inspirations.
BETT is the world’s leading event for educational technology where education professionals can evaluate and purchase a comprehensive range of ICT products and services. From early years to universities, BETT is an indispensable part of the annual knowledge-gathering process, coming at a time when establishments are planning and budgeting for the new school year.
BETT 2012 takes place on 11-14 January 2012, at Olympia in London.
Entry to BETT is free.
Register here.

So if you’re planning on attending BETT this year and would like to join Microsoft for this exciting workshop, let me know ASAP!!!

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