It’s time for BETT 2013! Our guide to the must-see speakers!

With BETT 2013 just around the corner (how is it a year since the last one?!) we decided to give you a quick round-up of the must see speakers!

Who to see?

Mobile devices are still the hot topic in education so don’t be surprised when you find them everywhere at BETT 2013. As well as giving you the chance to get hands on and the benefits of mobile devices for yourself, there’ll be plenty of speakers talking about how they can be used to enhance engagement with the curriculum.

The big must-see for us though is our partners Lightspeed, who are setting up camp at stand F180. A major supportive partner in our e7 project, they provide a great collaborative solution which encompasses mobile device management, safe web-filtering and My Big Campus (a safe and secure platform for communication and sharing resources – a bit like Facebook for school). Lightspeed are going to be staging a number of live sessions from leading educators and schools from around the world.

Sessions include:

Paul Hutton, a Learning and Teaching Consultant in his ninth year working for Luton LA. He has spent the last three years developing uses of iPad that enhance learning across the curriculum in Luton and in surrounding schools, and introduced Lightspeed MDM in autumn 2012.

Gary Futcher from Notre Dame Roman Catholic School will be talking about how My Big Campus has given primary students a platform to make and sustain friends, whilst providing a valuable forum to alleviate worries, and address a wide range of questions and concerns parents/students have when moving from a Primary to a Secondary school.

Darryl LaGace, a former Technology Director who rolled out a successful mobile learning programme, will share best practices for planning, deploying and managing iPad within an educational setting. With the right preparation and solutions in place to keep devices safe, managed and meaningful in classes, your mobile learning program can be a success! Plus you’ll get to ask your questions and get real-world answers!

Adam Hodgess from Lipson Co-operative Academy will explain how they use Lightspeed technology to open access to video resources easily and use it as a platform for discussion that then follows, whilst still being able to monitor and ensure safeguarding.

For updated times and presentation details got to

Download your Lightspeed Systems stand guide

By attending any presentation at the Lightspeed Systems stand F180, you’ll be in with a chance to win an iPad. Either download the form below and take it with you or fill one in when you get there, and just drop It into the helpfully labeled “Win an iPad” box on the Lightspeed Systems stand.

Download your full Lightspeed stand guide here!

Want to find out more about iPad in education?

We’re going to be doing the rounds (make sure you say “Hi” if you see us) but if you have any questions about iPad in education, drop us an email on or call us on 03332 409 333. Or if you want to take part in our free 1:1 iPad trial scheme, sign up for the e7 project here.

Also, keep an eye out for our roundup of the show after it’s all over!

Call us: 03332 409 306

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