Young People in a Digital World 2010 -

Preparing, Supporting and Inspiring

Wednesday the 3rd of February 2010; 9am - 4.50pm

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Coffee and registration 


Conference welcome address by Alan Davies, Chair and MC for the Conference


Old Learning Newtools – A Keynote address by John Davitt (including questions)


Video-recorded Keynote Address by Professor Tanya Byron


Three Presentations by Youth Panel Members from Ysgol Trfyan




Questions and Answers: Young People Panel


"Nothing!"...Virtual Worlds: What Kids Are Doing in Online Playgrounds by Rebecca Newton, Moshi Monsters


Drama by pupils from Ysgol Preseli

Workshop Series A     11.45pm - 12.45pm 

1: John Davitt: Occupy the hand and free the mind - simple strategies to make learners active with New Tools"

This workshop will provide a hands-on chance to explore some new learning using a variety of resources and activities. The workshop will also feature the use of John’s “Learning Event Generator” and delegates will be given access to their own copy to continue work back at base. This session will allow staff to enjoy their own learning curves and show how to manage innovation and still have a social life!

2: Tim Davies: Making Digital Youth Work Work

Exploring different dimensions of digital youth work - from recognising how practitioners should be aware of the impacts of the Internet in their everyday practice, to imagining new ways of working through digital technologies. This session will explore a range of scenarios where digital tools and work with young people collide, and will offer participants a chance to explore some of the practical issues that anyone working with young people in this digital age need to take into account.




Digital Literacy in a changing landscape - Sangeet Bhullar, WISE KIDS


Understanding Digital Lifestyles – children and young people's media literacy skills by Karen Roberts, Ofcom

BREAK: 2.45pm – 3.00pm


Workshop Series B
     3.00pm - 4.05pm

1: Presentation and Discussion Session Chaired by Paul Richardson

Graham Atwell: Engaging learners with mobile devices

Graham Atwell will look at the way young people are using social software and particularly mobile devices for communication, work and play. He will speculate on the future adoption of new mobile technologies and how they might be used. He will consider the implications of such use for education and go on to examine the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile devices in the classroom. Finally he will give some practical example of how mobiles are being used in classrooms in Wales.

Leon Cych: The Use of Immersive (or Virtual Worlds) in engaging learners
In this workshop Leon will outline and explore various uses of Virtual Worlds. He will outline what you need to do to map out your project and engage learners in an Immersive Environment; the pitfalls to avoid and the necessary planning and infrastructure needed to make everything run smoothly. He will be drawing on plenty of video exemplars of projects already undertaken by other educators and putting and linking to numerous online exemplars.

2: Presentation and Discussion Session Chaired by Sangeet Bhullar

Ruth Hammond: Practical Measures in eSafeguarding
In this session Ruth will explore what processes schools and other organisations working with young people, need to put in place to empower and safeguard young people.

Anne Stoker: E-safety - A Local Authority Perspective - Creating a Workable Solution
This session will describe how the e-safety strategy for Neath Port Talbot Schools has been created. It will focus on how Neath Port Talbot created a solution which suits all stakeholders, enabling flexibility for learning and teaching.

Sangeet Bhullar: Bridgend Year 7’s Internet Awareness programme 
This session will present an overview of the training delivered by WISE KIDS to Year 7 pupils from 10 schools in Bridgend, and identify key gaps in young people’s knowledge and awareness of digital and Internet safety. 


Question and Answer Panel Session: Sangeet Bhullar, Anne Stoker, Ruth Hammond, Lucinda Fell, Karen Roberts and Paul Richardson


Sum Up by WISE KIDS and Chair





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