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BETT 2014 Thread, BETT 2013 - Obligatory "what are you looking for" thread in General; Originally Posted by Dos_Box This year I shall be looking for (in no particular order): My sanity The little connectory-joiny ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    This year I shall be looking for (in no particular order):



    1. My sanity
    2. The little connectory-joiny thing for the webcam I know I've packed but now can't find
    3. The member of the stand staff that we know exists because we booked them a room and they checked in, but never actually seems to be on the stand - Apologies to the stand staff there. My little joke
    4. Time to sit down for 5 mins
    5. Time to stand up and talk to people
    6. My Oyster card
    7. Shaun
    8. Comfy shoes



    Oh, and I may just get around some stands, time permitting! It's going to be strange being in ExCel. After 5 years in Olympia I could finally find my way around that place without getting lost now I'll have to get used to a whole new venue.
    Answers in some particular order (feel free to mix and match though)

    You are as sane as the next person ... admittedly he is @Domino but that is fine
    It will be next to that sock you couldn't find until Sunday morning
    You just missed them ... they'll be back for pizza
    We can initiate a game of 'Simon says' and that way you can sit down / stand and chat until Simon says otherwise!
    As above
    Next to that little connector thingy
    Sniff the air and go to wherever the good quality coffee is
    They exist?
    Last edited by GrumbleDook; 28th January 2013 at 11:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post

    You are as sane as the next person ... admittedly he is @<u><a href="http://www.edugeek.net/member.php?u=1200" target="_blank">Domino</a></u> but that is fine
    HEY! I resemble that remark


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    I want a purple cat to go with my HP teddy, Ruckus dog and - er - the other teddy I have from someone or other....

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I want a purple cat to go with my HP teddy, Ruckus dog and - er - the other teddy I have from someone or other....
    I need to go to BETT more... I want epic swag. [not yolo swag... items and stuff]

    All I have stuffed animal-wise is a VeryPC beagle.

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    I don't want much just to meet all your lovely people

    Although it would be nice to find some IT partners in the south east!

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    Things i will be looking out for:

    edugeek
    asset/inventory management software
    Animation software
    printers
    Ideas for afterschool ict club, be it software or hardware

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    Just been asked to look for these for a junior school:
    A piece of writing software which reads back what they have written?

    Can you see if there is any software that would support the humanities please? Something along these lines...
    "There used to be some interctive adventure type games where you met charcters and explored buildings back in the old CD Rom days but I haven't come across any good ones recently."
    Investigate 'Frog'. How child-friendly it is in terms of children creating content, how beneficial it would be for teachers, etc.
    (If anyone has any ideas re the SEN or humanities stuff please let me know)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    This year I shall be looking for (in no particular order):



    1. My sanity
    2. The little connectory-joiny thing for the webcam I know I've packed but now can't find
    3. The member of the stand staff that we know exists because we booked them a room and they checked in, but never actually seems to be on the stand - Apologies to the stand staff there. My little joke
    4. Time to sit down for 5 mins
    5. Time to stand up and talk to people
    6. My Oyster card
    7. Shaun
    8. Comfy shoes



    Oh, and I may just get around some stands, time permitting! It's going to be strange being in ExCel. After 5 years in Olympia I could finally find my way around that place without getting lost now I'll have to get used to a whole new venue.
    I'm sure you won't get lost in ExCeL its just a huuuuuge rectangle at least its not two buildings and two levels like Olympia, its just as cold though

    As for your list....
    1. You've yet to seem insane, I'm sure some London Pride will assist with sanity adjustments if required
    2. I might have one of them in my Rucksack if its the usual RJ45 butt connector, if not I'm sure @Ric_ will have one at his office that can be stolen off something for the week or if not there, Impero are usually good for a steal (sorry borrow....)
    3. I'll be there for you so not going to be me for that award
    4. Stand needs more sofas?
    5. Stand needs less sofas?
    6. Got mine and has £ on it as well as I was only in London a month ago (I'm sure i must be an adopted Londoner by now)
    7. Last seen at Aberdeen Airport.....
    8. I have got some very comfy boots, wear them for work as well as BETT and they do a great job, infact I had them last year and they were really good then so not expecting issues this year. Thin they are Rockport and they were about £90 but well worth it for all the walking you do at shows and work in general for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    1. My Oyster card
    That's what you need one of my shinny gold card 1-6 travel "flimsy bits of paper that cost way too much" cards for

    I'd just figured out how to navigate Olympia as well - and finally made it all the way around the top floor last year!!
    Last edited by Soulfish; 28th January 2013 at 02:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Just been asked to look for these for a junior school:
    A piece of writing software which reads back what they have written?
    Hi Witch,

    We used this at my last school, I seem to remember it was very good and did what you've described. Software was called Read/Write Gold v10, see link below.

    Welcome to Texthelp - Accessibility Software for those with Dyslexia, literacy difficulties and English as a Second Language

    Just spoke to a friend of mine who is the SENCO at my last school who has sent me the link below to a video that shows some of the features of read/write, may be of some use to you.

    http://www.gdmorewood.com/page-ebook-%26-film-3.html
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    Going down tomorrow/Thursday for my first ever BETT visit, looking forward to it. One quick question to previous visitors do they have lockers etc down there? Due to the timing of checking in and out of the hotel I'll end up having to take my overnight bag with me to the event both days and would rather secure it safely somewhere rather than carry it around all day, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcookhgs View Post
    Going down tomorrow/Thursday for my first ever BETT visit, looking forward to it. One quick question to previous visitors do they have lockers etc down there? Due to the timing of checking in and out of the hotel I end up havbing to take my overnight bag with me to the event both days and would rather secure it safely somewhere rather than carry it around all day, thanks.
    ExCeL has Cloakroom facilities. I assume they'll be open for BETT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Just been asked to look for these for a junior school:
    A piece of writing software which reads back what they have written?

    Can you see if there is any software that would support the humanities please? Something along these lines...
    "There used to be some interctive adventure type games where you met charcters and explored buildings back in the old CD Rom days but I haven't come across any good ones recently."
    Investigate 'Frog'. How child-friendly it is in terms of children creating content, how beneficial it would be for teachers, etc.
    (If anyone has any ideas re the SEN or humanities stuff please let me know)
    For your SEN query have a look at Clicker 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post

    For your SEN query have a look at Clicker 6
    @witch Clicker 6 is good. Textease also does this, but it's more basic than Clicker.

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