The Texthelp Team

Texthelp at #Bett2019

If you’re planning on attending BETT and want to learn more about Texthelp or our products, here is a helpful guide to all of the Texthelp activities. 

We are almost beginning the first leg of the Texthelp World Tour 2019! Over the next few weeks, our texthelpers will be attending and exhibiting at a number of major shows, including, FETC, ATIA and TCEA. 

But first on our list, BETT (23-26 January). If you’re planning on attending and want to learn more about Texthelp or our products, here is a helpful guide to all of the Texthelp activities. 

Visit Stand C141

Feel free to stop by the stand during the below Exhibit Hall hours to chat with the team, get a demo of our products, or learn what's coming next!

Our key highlights this year include (stop by for more info!): 
  • Read&Write (one of the world’s most popular literacy and learning support solution) usage continues to rise as features are added with Check it, Data Desk and Exam Mode
  • Texthelp is setting standards for writing with WriQ
  • Our digital maths solution - EquatIO (BETT Award Finalist - in Whole School Aids for Learning, Teaching and Assessment category) passes 2 million users in its second year

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Wed 23 Jan: 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 24 Jan: 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 25 Jan: 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 26 Jan: 10:00 - 15:00

Texthelp #Bett2019 Competition Time!

Be in with a chance to win a Chromecast during your time at the show. All you have to do is tweet something that you’ve learned, highlight a feature that you liked during a demo, OR tag one of your colleagues to suggest they visit C141. Remember, for your tweet to be included in the draw - include @TexthelpEvents in your post. That’s it! 

The winner will be announced at the end of the show. Make sure to follow us on @TexthelpEvents to be sure we can send you a direct message if you are the winner. 

Recommended Sessions at BETT

Several friends of Texthelp are presenting at BETT this year. Though there are so many great sessions to choose from, here are a handful of our recommendations:

Wednesday 23 January 2019 

11:00 - 11:15 Digital skills for free

Find out about The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA. iDEA is a new programme that helps people of all ages and stages develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free through a series of online challenges and events. 

15:00 - 15:45 - From consumers to community: how edtech enables HE/FE student engagement
Anders Krohn, CEO Co-founder - Aula
Danielle Lapham, Search Engine Marketing Specialist - Hotcourses
Jan Lynn-Matern, CEO - Emerge
Katie Bell, Chief Commercial Officer - Middlesex University London

This panel brings together representatives from higher and further education institutions and the digital sector to discuss the role of technology in moving beyond the ‘student as consumer' narrative and engaging students in their learning to create a true community on campus and off. 

Thursday 24 January 2019 

16:30 - 16:45 - Evolution in education and technology and where to next
Tony Cann, EdTech Pioneer - Bowland Charitable Trust 

Founder of Promethean, Tony Cann CBE is one of the original ed-tech pioneers who introduced technology to over a million classrooms around the world. But in this surprising BETT talk, Tony explains why his greatest achievement felt more like a disappointment.

18:00 - 19:30 - Live EdTech Surgery and Q&A
Abdul Chohan, Co-Founder - The Olive Tree School (@Abdulchohan)
Matt Harris, Owner and Chief Consultant - International EdTech (@MattHarrisEdD)
Neelam Parmar, Director of E-Learning - Ashford School, United Learning (@neelamaparmar1)

The EdTech Surgery is an interactive evening session featuring a panel of specialists in the areas of leadership, vision, infrastructure, educational workflows, pedagogic and curriculum integration. 

Friday 25 January 2019 

16:30 - 17:00 - Understanding dyslexia, recognising the minds of the future
Kate Griggs, Founder CEO - Made By Dyslexia (@kate_griggs)
Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, Space scientist, broadcaster and author 

Dyslexic thinking has made some of the world's greatest inventions, brands and art but still few understand dyslexic thinking skills. In their global parent/teacher research, 91% say schools need a better understanding of dyslexic strengths. 

12:00 - 12:30 - Using and developing tech solutions for students with SEN
Noa Nitzan, Professional Director, The Technology Center - Beit Issie Shapiro

Technology offers creative opportunities for active engagement in learning. For children with disabilities, technology may be the only tool that allows them to be actively engaged in their learning activities, and thus it can be the key to their future. 

12:45 - 13:00 - What is good accessibility practice in FE and HE?
Alistair McNaught, Subject specialist - Accessibility - Jisc (@alistairm)

What is good accessibility? The question became more urgent since the EU directive on web accessibility entered the statute book in September 2018. The National Union of Students expressed it this way "There's a new EU directive that'll be shaking up our websites, as digital inclusion becomes a recognised right, not just a privilege". 

New for 2019! 

Something that we are definitely excited about - is the new Escape Room! It’s is chance to interact with classroom solutions and explore products hands-on, under an allocated time to escape. Will you be there?  

We hope you have a great time at BETT. Hopefully we will see you there (look out for the Texthelpers in their grey t-shirts)! 


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