Bett 2016. Wowzer that building is big!
The Edspace team were out and about meeting and discovering… Here are some of the highlights:
Great to see Edspace members TeachPitch and Gojimo with their own stands (Gojimo George in Gojimo orange shoes on a panel talk, and TeachPitch Aldo with his own film crew for the day, keeping it rockstar guys.)
And previous Emerge accelerator members Pi-Top and their bright green make-your-own laptops; Diagnostic Questions assessment platform; the DoodleMaths app; and BridgeU connecting international students and universities.
Jo Boaler did a fascinating talk on the power of confidence plus a growth mindset to build maths capability - more at YouCubed
Plus some of the amazing ventures we spoke to...
now>press>play - fusing technology, drama and sound with their neon pink headsets (true story, I used to live next door and heard them rehearsing in the garden!)
Alphabet Babies - early years literacy, cute animal avatars (and a new Yak coaster for my Edspace desk)
ParentHub - boosting parental engagement in the classroom
Technology Will Save Us - electro dough anyone?!
OhBot - talking heads
CV+ - creating smart online portfolios for young people
Brix - breaking down maths
Braingo - like bingo but brainier
Mathscraft - multiplayer maths games
Learnerverse - helping map career paths
Edukey - helping manage classrooms
Sparkjar - making iPads easier to use in schools (and joining Edspace from Brighton on the seaside package ;)
Pobble - inspiring literacy through story sharing
Ada - the computer for digital learning (Kickstarting soon!)
Phew! And that wasn't even everyone we met!
Looking forward to next year. Next time let's pitch the tent nearer the main stage. No wait, that's Glastonbury...