We started in Stratford Upon Avon at the National Primary Head Teachers Annual Conference. As always, we had a great deal of interest in StoryPhones, met lots of friendly people and had the chance to walk around Stratford and visit Shakespeare’s birthplace.
The link with Shakespeare and StoryPhones may be a bit tenuous. However, Shakespeare used words and spoken language to tell his stories and this is the core of StoryPhones, using spoken word and language to tell a story. I am sure Shakespeare, not just a play write but also a business man would have made great use of modern technology!
Next, we headed for Bournemouth and the Nursery Show, our stand had a wonderful view of the sea and the rain lashed beach! Meeting lots of visitors to our stand and chatting to them always sparks off ideas. As the result of this, we are putting together a pack of posters and leaflets to help with fund raising efforts, and some special offers to go with it. We’ll post more details later.
Monday, we were in York, attending the National Literacy Trust’s ‘Talk For Writing’ conference. This was held at the National Railway Museum, and we had lunch among the engines! The conference was led by Pie Corbett. The whole day was packed with brilliant ideas and ways of helping our children to become creative, effective writers. If you ever have the opportunity to attend, it is well worth it.
Today, June 24th, we are attending the NGFL conference in Newcastle Upon Tyne finding out about the ways technology can support children’s learning. How about making an audio slide show using audio and still images to tell a story. More thoughts about this idea later.