The Bett Show is over for another year, so I've been reflecting on what i saw and did.
As usual, Bett was noisy, vibrant, exhausting, exhilarating. I saw some good products, and spotted several themes, but by far the most enjoyable aspects were meeting new people, catching up with old friends, and taking part in some great discussions.
The point of the discussions, in my opinion, is not to find oneself agreeing with everyone's point of view, but to have your own thinking challenged and enlarged.
For example, I am not convinced that education technology is the answer to the teacher shortage.
cross-posted at www.ictineducation.org
Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."