Handheld Learning 2009, Learners Y Factor

 

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Dear Colleague

Do you know of learners under the age of 16 that are doing something innovative, different and interesting that gives their learning the “Y” factor?

Would they like to share their story with others and enter a fun game where the final will be held in London on Monday 5th October?

Apply here.

 

What is the “Y” Factor?

Well, it means different things to different people ranging from ” Y bother?” to “Y it works” or if you want to be a smarty pants you could say that it represents a learning style characterised by Millennial learners or learners of “Generation Y” – the children of the digital revolution.

But whatever the meaning, here is a great opportunity to showcase the innovation and ingenuity being demonstrated by young learners everywhere who are using the latest digital technologies to enhance their formal or informal learning.

Such technologies might include:

  • inexpensive mobile computers, including netbooks
  • social media
  • smart phones
  • mp3 and personal media players
  • game consoles

But feel free to “innovate within the rules” because that’s the key to the game – a bit like British politics!😉

 

How to enter?

It’s all free!

The Learners Y Factor takes place as part of the free to attend Handheld Learning Festival in London that precedes the annual Handheld Learning Conference – the worlds largest conference about learning, teaching and mobile computing. A free iPod touch for every delegate (conditions apply).

Entries may be from individuals or teams of up to 4 players who are aged between 6 and 16 on October 5th 2009.

Entries will be reviewed and those successful will be invited to London to present their work to a panel of judges and a live audience. Those invited will receive gifts and the entry that, in the opinion of the judges and audience, demonstrates the most “Y” factor will be invited to present in the main Handheld Learning Conference on October 6th.

Closing date for entries is July 10th.

See last years winner – Radstock Primary School – here

For more information and to make an application click here

Good luck!

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