Apple will exhibit at key UK technology-in-education show, BETT 2006 at London's Olympia in London, January 11-14.
The company promises a "large stand" at the show, which Apple often uses to offer the UK public their first glimpse at some of the key products revealed days before at Macworld Expo, San Francisco. Apple particularly focuses its iBooks, eMacs, iLife and iMacs at educators, and organisers expect that the increasingly creative uses of the iPod in the classroom will be discussed at the event.
BETT attracts around 25,000 visitors from across Europe's education industry. Apple and its education team will be situated at stand E34. The stand will also host many Apple Distinguished Educators and allow visitors to test drive the latest Apple solutions for education.
The show offers a glimpse at the latest technology, practical solutions that can have an immediate impact on attainment and teaching, and new ways to put technology at the heart of education.
Special features will include the NESTA Futurelab, the BECTA Internet cafe, and special zones detailing topics of interest to educators.
Creative approaches to teaching
Of potential interest to Mac users will be "Create at BETT". This active stand will give attendees the chance to see how teachers and pupils use technology in a range of creative activities such as stop-frame animation, movie production, VJing and podcasting. It will feature young people making and showcasing their creative talents. Collaborators include BBC Blast, Apple, Ultralab, DV in Education and Media Education Wales.
National TV channel Teachers' TV will film every day of the Olympia-hosted show and is to broadcast a dedicated programme each day.
The BETT Report Programme, presented by Hermione Cockburn, will feature highlights from the four-day conference and the BETT Award winners. The programme will be part of a week of dedicated ICT programming to be screened on the channel.
The show is open for pre-registration now. You must be 18 years or older to visit the event.