@BMTeachmeet 25 June 2014

I was lucky enough to attend and present this week at a new venue for TMEssex. Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow hosted their first Teachmeet. Toby Hall ran a very organised evening. We were entertained on arrival by a school singing group, the food was gorgeous before and at the break. The Head Boy was MC and did very well, if stuck at times for jokes. The prizes team – more pupils were very courteous and efficient at the. Conclusion of each twitter based competition.

Many of the attendees were colleagues at Burnt Mill with a few outsiders, the issue of attracting others to events – the “how” of attracting new audiences to participate in Teachmeets.

Three regulars of the region’s Teachmeets – Martin Burrett (@ICTMagic; @UKEdChat and @UKEdMag), Paul Hutson (@NightZooKeeper) and myself in @globalsolo guise enjoyed the wealth of prizes as we tweeted furiously.

Next week it’s co-hosting at @TMHavering on Tue. 1 July and a video presentation made for #TMStratford on Thursday 3 July. This has led me to using Haiku Deck and Knuvio iApps for the first time.

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