31 Reasons to attend exabytes conference

The 31 best reasons to attend exabytes conference

On the 23rd of June 2016, we’re hosting the first exabytes conference on technology in the classroom! exabytes is a unique event designed to give teachers across the UK a truly unbiased and teacher-led space to discuss approaches and experiences with educational technology.

At exabytes, you’ll find some incredible discussion and presentations about a wide range of topics in the edtech field, from the introduction of school tablet/ BYOD (bring your own device) programs to the use of BBC micro:bits, Minecraft, Scratch, Kodu and a whole lot more educational software.

Every day in May, we’ve been writing up posts giving you a great reason to attend exabytes - our 31 Ways in May series. You’ll find our full list of 31 ways on the Exa Foundation blog, but we’ve picked out a few points here to show you what you can expect at exabytes.

exabytes topics for all schools

A Teacher-led Conference: We’ve designed exabytes so that you can see events you’re interested in - our programme is designed based on the options that you choose when you book your tickets. That means that everyone attending exabytes can see something that they’re genuinely interested in.

No Sales Presentations: It’s always frustrating when you attend a conference and discover that a lot of time is devoted to people trying to sell you things. That’s not a problem at exabytes - there’s absolutely no sales presentations.

Budget Conferencing: exabytes is a not-for-profit event. We wont overcharge you to attend our conference - tickets are just cost price, at £50 + VAT. With other conferences often costing hundreds, exabytes is a truly incredible event at an absolute budget price!

EdTech presentations for primary schools

Minecraft and More: What’s better for teaching students than a game they’re already interested in? At exabytes, we’ll be running workshops exploring how you can use Minecraft, the popular video game, to teach students about basic programming, Python and more.

Primary Teacher Presentations: At exabytes, you’ll find presenters with an incredibly diverse set of experiences, which means that you’ll be able to explore new ideas and approaches. Our primary presenters specialise in teaching their students with everything from Raspberry Pi to robotics, wearables, Minecraft, Kodu and far more.

exabytes discussions for secondary schools

GCSE Computing Support: With the GCSE Computing curriculum recently having changed, exabytes is the perfect place to discuss the qualification and how to teach it. With secondary Computing teachers from across the UK attending exabytes, there’s really no better place to explore the curriculum changes from cyber security to ‘computational thinking’.

Micro:bit Maximisation: Whether you’ve received your free BBC micro:bits or are still awaiting delivery, exabytes will be hosting a wide range of sessions designed to show you how you can make the most of your micro:bits when it comes to teaching students about Computing.

More information about exabytes

Our exabytes conference is an all-day event to be held on June the 23rd at the Bradford Midland Hotel. With the hotel placed right next to the Bradford Forster Square train station, it’s easy to get to exabytes, particularly for those attending our Bradford Teachmeet the day before.

Across the day, you’ll find a whole lot happening at exabytes, with a large number of rooms throughout the hotel hosting different events, discussions and presentations - we’ll be releasing a timetable for exabytes soon, so make sure to check out our Twitter @exaeducation for the latest news about exabytes!

Make sure you don’t miss out on everything that exabytes has to offer - book tickets for the conference here: http://exa.is/exabytes.