Inspired by a post by Stuart Hammersley (@depipads), I wanted to list my top 5 take away experiences from the EMEIA 2015 ADE institute.
Unlike Stuart, my 5 are in no particular order (I hope this doesn’t break the rules)
Each morning began with an hour filled with 3 minute showcases delivered to the EMEIA community,by inspirational ADE’s.
The advantages of being a member of a global community shouldn’t need explaining in detail. The obvious being, a wide range of experience and expertise to call on for support and inspiration.
One experience from ADE 2015 that went beyond my own, was my wife and children were able to experience a Skype to Skype conversation with my room mate Francis’s (@fbattikha) family in Israel. We achieved this by each making a Skype call home, and then facing our iPads to each other so our families could communicate. Very special moment.
A very useful and practical experience giving an insight into where technology advances are going and how classrooms and learning will benefit.
When 2oo-300 like minded people spend 4 days together you can’t help being inspired, you become a sponge and even at the end of the institute you crave for more.
This is something that a lot of CPD fails to provide but is vitally important.
So these are the top five experiences Apple institute gave to me, but what about what all ADE’s give back. Well this card that was included in a parting gift seems to sum it up nicely.
(Photos by James Toyer, Mark Anderson, Craig Smith, Pad@gogie, James Potter and Simon Pile)