On 28th February 2014 BrainPOP UK, Jesmond Gardens School, Space To Learn, and C-Learning came together to host an event showcasing some of the most interesting educational technologies available to schools today.
It was a new type of learning event, split into distinct areas hosted by experts, teachers, and kids.
Attendees were given the opportunity to get hands on and in-depth with games based learning, iPads, Chromebooks, and Google Apps for Education.
Everyone was encouraged to play, ask questions, and explore ways to embed this technology into their practice. Experts were on hand to answer any questions – BrainSpace is designed to be inclusive to all levels of technical understand or experience.
The feedback was terrific and it seemed the attendees got lots of value from attending.
@BrainPOP_UK Format was good. Short and snappy with variety throughout. Two hours jam packed with usefulness. Would definitely recommend.
— John Door15 (@joDo39) February 28, 2014
— Kieron Middleton (@kieronmiddleton) February 28, 2014
We’d like to thank everyone who took a chance on BrainSpace, from delegates to presenters to hosts, as it was new to us all. But we’d especially like to thank the kids from Jesmond Gardens school who did their teacher and themselves proud. Seriously, everyone said you were awesome.
The future of BrainSpace – what did WE learn?
This event was such a success and really seemed to strike that sweet spot between product and practice that we’d like to take BrainSpace to other parts of the UK.
- Space to Learn was a brilliant venue and well connected to the community. It’s important that we source interesting and vibrant tech venues for future events.
- It’s an event that works best with smaller numbers on each tour so everyone gets a chance to join in and get their hands on the tech. A big crowd would squash that vibe and leave people out.
- Everyone was so buzzed about what they were learning we had lots of requests for “mingle time” to meet other attendees and share thoughts. We’ll work on doing this better next time.
If anyone who went has any other feedback please do let us know.
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