UKEdMag: Using ‘Ignite Talks’ to inspire speaking and listening by @SamWrigs | UKEdChat Editorial

Sceptical would be an understatement when I told the students we were going to watch a talk about knitting. But ‘Granny Was A Hacker’ by Kris Howard courtesy of Ignite Talks, a presentation exploring the links between knitting and coding, had one of my most unimpressed students say, in typically understated fashion, ‘Miss, I actually really got that.’ Halleluiah! The benefits are multifarious but in a nutshell Ignite transforms speaking and listening. The format is deceptively simple; 5 minutes, 20 slides that automatically advance every few seconds and the topic your own choice and something…

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