Yasemin Allsop

Passionate about Teaching and Learning with Technology

Memories from BETT 2014

I can’t believe that just over a week ago we were at BETT in the Arena with wonderful people sharing our ideas.  I can still feel the buzz. I have to admit, that at first I was worried traveling across London with 16 children on a Friday, especially knowing that we wouldn’t be able to return until 5.00 p.m. I am glad that we didn’t let these worries stop us from giving our students the opportunity to have such an amazing experience. They just loved it. We wandered from one stand to another, chatted with representative of companies displaying their products or services. Of course, most of all, getting freebies. I think the kids favourite freebie was when they had a photo with their friends turned into a photo key ring. It was like taking an image of their best moment, so that they can keep the memory forever. As lunch time arrived, we just sat down and ate our lunches on the floor by the BETT Arena. As the time got closer to 2.00 p.m., the fear of presenting in the arena started to show its effect. The children started to talk about the funny feelings they had in their tummies. They kept practicing their parts whilst I watched them proudly with our head teacher. How passionate they were and how important it was for them to pass their message correctly to the audience. This was the first time for us all to present to such a big audience. None of us were professional speakers, but we believed in the magic of learning with digital game design and... read more