20 tips in 20 posts!

May 23, 2010

Back in March, I spoke at Alite‘s annual L2 Users Conference.  In the past I’ve ran workshops on the use of ICT in learning to learn classes and how simple technologies can enhance a lesson.

This year, Alistair Smith asked me to do a rapid fire presentation entitled “20 things in 30 minutes”.   The idea was to info dump as many different tips, tricks, software and hardware as I could fit into 30 minutes.   

Preparing the presentation I was quite worried that the audience of experienced teachers would have seen it all before.  That most, if not all, would be bored with the ideas on screen.   That didn’t happen (not wanting to brag, and after all I can’t as it wasn’t my idea 🙂 ) the room was full of teachers frankly trying to write down everything I was saying.  I kept promising to ensure the presentation would appear on Alite’s website, just to save everyone from the mad scribbling.    In the end, I ran over.   This was a realy shame as I had to skip about 5 great websites.

The concept of getting all these simple tips “out there” baked in my head for a while until it suddenly occured to me – a blog – this blog in fact.   I’m going to start by posting (with brief explanation) each of those 20 tips, tricks, software and hardware and we’ll see where we get to from there.