Welcome to The TES@BETT. If you are at Olympia, London, next week, make sure you visit us on stand E20.
Among other things, you will be able to sign up for another round of our acclaimed Newsday event (www.newsday.co.uk), in which your students can take part in a competition to create their own school newspaper and win prizes, including RM tablet PCs and digital cameras.
Entry to Newsday 2005 is free to all primary and secondary schools. It's all tied closely to the curriculum, so pupils can achieve subject targets while having an enjoyable, enriching, collective experience - with a quality end product in their sights.
However, the high point of our BETT presence is the combined 2005 Becta ICT in Practice Awards event and our keynote presentation by Professor Angela McFarlane of Bristol University, which is being held at Seminar Theatre A on Thursday at 10.30am. These awards are a celebration of good practice in ICT. You will find ordinary teachers - and those who work with them - who are making extraordinary contributions to learning. And their achievements are certainly attainable by other teachers.
In the keynote which follows, Professor McFarlane will be investigating what the 2015 awards might look like, with examples from some of the cutting-edge educational technology being nurtured by Nesta Futurelab.
If you entered the competition to win a free subscription to music site Dbass through Teacher magazine, then make your way to stand E20 for 3pm on Friday January 14, where winners will announced.
Also on the stand, Wendy Fortescue-Hubbard, TES Teacher magazine's Mathagony Aunt, will to give regular daily presentations of RM Easiteach and Maths Alive software. Turn to page 70 for details of how to win site licences for these two programs plus thousands of pounds' worth of interactive technology, including the outstanding back-projection 2000i SMART Board interactive whiteboard and SMART UK's new TurningPoint assessment and voting system.