BETT Show and beyond
Wow this week has finally stopped this is first time I have had some free time to sit down since last weekend thus missing out on posting my Friday round up blog I might make it a 2 week thing just because I’m pretty jam packed busy most of the time.
So its been a pretty busy week for me things starting to kick off at work and managed to wangle myself a trip to the BETT Show in London on Friday which I have to say was very impressive even compared to last year (my first time). The BETT show is an exhibition showcasing the latest and greatest in educational technologies. Unfortunately the event is so huge you can’t see everything in one day and maybe not even two. Lucky for us we managed to fit in what we needed to take a look at, most impressive for me was Lenovo’s new laptops which you can check out here.
Also impressive were some of the VLE (virtual learning environment) technologies on offer. A VLE is a software package that is designed to support teaching and learning within a school over the Internet, these packages contain tools which enable parents,students and teachers to upload work, communicate, tracking students assessment and lots more. By far the best one at the BETT Show was Frog which gives you a social networking type interface but has the engine behind it to make for a powerful VLE but at a very steep price. We will most likely be checking out Moodle which is an open source VLE so things could get quite interesting at work as we explore these areas.
In other news bloody glad to be back playing football after the Christmas break, god bless those guys at the power-league who managed to clear the pitches of snow allowing us to play despite barely being able to drive to the venue. Must of been the only games in the country not cancelled in these last few weeks, unfortunately I managed to pick up a blue card on Thursday and spent 2 minutes of it pondering my slide tackle in the sin bin but I did bag 2 goals.. hoping for a better display next week.
Just to finish on a geeky note I have updated my Techy Stuff page having decided to install and try out Windows 7 at work, there is a little guide on there about how to dual boot without formatting your current OS pretty neat and for the record windows 7 seems very awesome..