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Introducing our keynote speakers

Tim Rylands and DeputyMitchell will sweep you away on a magical tour of inspirational tools to inspire the uninspired learner.

Hear about real examples of transformational impact as they both share ICT tools that have proven impact to excite and lift the eyebrows (as well as the writing hand) of even the most reluctant writer! Using freely available tools that can be used within 2 minutes in your classroom, you will leave inspired and eager take your pupils onto another level of creativity and enthusiasm for writing.


Tim Rylands

Tim Rylands

Tim Rylands has been described as “an extremely gifted and inspirational teacher, with a love of the creative potential of technology and an excellent rapport with his pupils”.

With over 25 years of classroom experience, in the UK, and beyond, including 4 years in West Africa, Tim is now much in demand for training days, conferences and seminars around the world, presenting the results of his work in an inspiring, practical and often humorous way.

Observers have commented on his imaginative and encouraging style of teaching, which allows children to express their creativity and make significant gains in attainment.

He has received notable recognition for using computer games, and Web 2 technologies to inspire children’s creative confidence in many areas of the curriculum – writing, speaking and listening, music, thinking skills, collaboration, interaction and much more.

Tim has received a vast amount of press coverage for his innovative use of ICT, and has featured on the BBC, ‘Teachers TV’, CNN, in The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, and many others. In 2005 he won the 2005 Becta ICT in Practice Award. In addition, Tim is also well known for the musicals he has written for children, which have been performed to great acclaim.

Tim is a firm believer that ICT is about communication more than technology … and that it should be FUN!


David Mitchell

David "Deputy" Mitchell

David Mitchell is famously known on twitter as @Deputymitchell He is the one with the pink glasses!! David was a Primary school head teacher at a school near Wigan in the Northwest. 12 months ago he became an ICT evangelist and pioneer.

David is known for his work around improving attainment and aspirations through blogging. His class appeared on BBC1 breakfast news for their blogging. David is the founder of www.quadblogging.com David has travelled around the globe to inspire others about the power of ICT in the classroom. David is also a board member at Naace. He is a Google certified teacher.

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