From my first impressions on the opening day of BETT Show at ExCel London, there is a huge focus on massive interactive whiteboards and touchscreens, cloud and back up services, and improved data management and security. There are plenty of smaller companies around (especially at both ends of the floor) but keep your eyes open for the ones hidden between big brands and their oversized stands.
If you’re stuck for the ideas what to see, we’ve highlighted a few exhibitors who caught our attention.
TAP-IT 4 ★
Check out their touchscreens that differentiate between intended and accidental touches. Great for anyone with physical and developmental disabilities. Stand: B132.
Compedia 4 ★
Compedia offers a great range of interactive and technological solutions from apps and games to training platforms for SEN and online content. Stand: C351H.
Mathletics by 3P Learning Ltd 5 ★
Mathletics is great for improving children’s maths skills and allows competing against kids around the world online. Try out their Live Competition at the Show to win some great prizes. Stand: E10.
Monkey Tales Games 5 ★
Visit this little green jungle to discover how European schoolbook publisher Die Kreuen has managed to combine the world of gaming and learning. Stand: E350.
Hue 4 ★
Hue Animation Studio is for anyone interested in a stop motion animation kits. They are offering a free trial if you visit their stand. (All levels, also suitable for SEN) Stand: B114.
Skoogmusic 5 ★
A great new musical instrument that enables children of all abilities play music and explore sounds by using any part of their body. Stand: B129
Doddle by Boardworks Ltd 4 ★
Recently launched Doddle provides lesson and homework resources on their very orange website (it’s the colour of Teachable.net as well) across all subjects. You can enter their prize draw to win one-year subscription at their stand. Stand: A125.
Useful links and Twitter hashtags
Whilst the official hashtag seems to be #bett_show (as used by @Bett_show), check out #bettshow and #bett2013 for any hidden tips and information, and #bettarena for discussions taking place at BETT Arena (you won’t miss it whilst walking around)
I hope you will enjoy your visit and find a range of inspiring products and services.