So I have had the weekend to digest the great event that was TeachMeet SUKE (09) held at the impressive Hop Farm, Tonbridge (below). Traffic problems on the M25 and A21 nearly thwarted my plans to get there. A 1 hour journey took me 3 hours! … thankfully I left very early with a plan to help set up, so I did get there in time, but missed the set up.

Hop Farm

There were some fantastic ideas being shared – and if you want a full summary of all the sites and the tools used, then Mark Warner has written a handy summary here.

I gave a short, last minute talk about two tools that I’ve been playing with. One was Prezi and the other was the super countdown timer at Classtools.net, which I have written about before. The direct link to the Prezi I demonstrated is here.

Two things I really wanted to share here were demonstrated by James Barrett (twitter / website) which had a particular interest to Primary school teachers with IWB’s.

The first is a Whiteboard Dictionary taken from his ICTgames website. There are two versions one for KS1 and one for KS2. This is a visual bank of keywords, that pupils can click through.

The other was Premiership Words from the Kent NGFL website. A visually attractive and different way of using word banks and keywords with pupils. Neat.

TeachMeet SUKE

A Delicious feed of websites shown on the night has been set up. You can view it here: http://delicious.com/tmsuke as well as watch the Flashmeeting replay here. You can also still access the TMSUKE wiki here.

Thanks to Stephen Lockyer for organising the Teachmeet. My company – Think Bank – was very proud to have sponsored the event. It was great to meet so many people that I had shared ideas with via twitter and blogs. Lovely to meet you all in the flesh.

Here’s to Teachmeet SUKE 10 (and also hopefully one day a TeachMeet Essex too)

Update – another write up, and some great videos from the night can be seen on Anthony Evans’ blog here.