Show offers free mobile learning tips

The Education Show 2015 is joining forces with the Tablet Academy to provide educators with free, hands-on advice

As one of the UK’s leading education consultancy and teacher training organisations focusing solely on the use of tablets in schools, the Tablet Academy will host the ‘Tablets in Education’ feature, an area devoted to mobile learning at the Education Show 2015. 

Whether a school is looking to go down the 1:1 route, or is considering implementing BYOD, the Tablet Academy is inviting visitors to see and test a range of devices in an educational context. Its team of teachers will be on-hand as part of the tablet feature, offering educators the chance to drop by at any point throughout the show to ask any questions or gather advice on mobile learning.

Anita Pal, i2i Events Group commented on the partnership: “We are dedicated to providing educators with guidance in areas where they are seeking support or advice; particularly at this time of change around the new curriculum. Following the Education Show 2014, visitor feedback suggested classroom technology was high on the agenda, and we have taken that into consideration in preparing the show’s content for 2015. 

Tablets play a significant role in mobile learning, which has now become central to teaching and learning. The Tablet Academy is well placed to support educators, whether they’re just starting out with mobile learning, or have the devices ready and waiting but aren’t sure how to use them to maximum effect.” 

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Professor Steve Molyneux, CEO, the Tablet Academy added: “Our staff at the Tablet Academy are all educators, so our approach is based on increasing the impact of technology on teaching and learning, rather than having the teaching and learning driven by the technology or the infrastructure. We have the academic pedigree, as well as being device independent, so we always ensure that the needs of a school are at the core of everything that we do.

“Too often many in education are affected by the ‘Magpie Syndrome’, in essence collecting a range of shiny objects without knowing why or how to use the effectively. The Education Show is important, not just in the way that it demonstrates what is available to education establishments in general, but also for providing specific advice and guidance for delegates, which is what we aim to do!”

As part of the tablet feature, educators will have the opportunity to ‘try and test’ a number of iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices in a tablet clinic. Not only will visitors be able to experience the devices for themselves, they will also have the chance to speak to experts from a number of suppliers to discuss their specific requirements. For any tablet providers interested in getting involved, please contact Anita Pal, event director at i2i Events Group for more information, on 0203 033 2048.

Organised by i2i Events Group, the Education Show 2015 is free to attend, and runs from 19 to 21 March 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. Visitors can register to attend online at www.education-show.com.

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