I've been connecting with schools worldwide free of charge for the past seven years or more, thanks to a platform called Skype in the Classroom. It is easy to sign up for a page if you are a teacher, and once you have set up your page, you can invite guest speakers like myself into your classroom to connect with your students. Mystery Skype games and virtual field trips are the easiest way to start.
But this isn't the only free resource that Microsoft Education has on offer for schools, and if you are based in the UK, you can now sign up to attend one of their free roadshow sessions. Not only a chance to try out new technology, but an opportunity to meet and network with other teachers and to find out what other teachers are doing with technology in their schools. Since I live in the Lake District, I'll be attending the Cumbria event, in Barrow-In-Furness, so I'll see you there if you are coming to that one.
UK Roadshow Dates
For all the information that you need to sign up, click here.