Friday, 29 July 2011

The first zondle development day

Yesterday (Thursday 28 July) we held our first zondle development day – an invited group of teachers telling us their thoughts on zondle and discussing where they think we should go next...

Five teachers (@cerirwilliams, @largerama, @primarypete_, @mscoxenglish and @mscoxenglish’s daughter who is just about to join Apple as a management trainee) joined us (@bartoneducation and @wayneholmes) in a rather posh conference room in Birmingham, where we chatted for almost five hours.

The most important thing to say straightaway is what a fantastic group of people! Everyone was extremely generous with their time and ideas – and all they got in return was some coffee and a bite to eat!

The conversation was very free-flowing. We discussed how they were using zondle, what they liked about it and (more importantly) what they didn’t like, what would make it easier for them to use zondle, and which of our proposed developments they thought were worth pursuing first (if at all). They also suggested several new ideas, all of which will definitely go on our ever-growing development list.

So, a very productive day – which Ben and I really enjoyed. We learned a great deal and hope that the day will be just the first in an occasional sequence over the coming months and years.

If you would like to join us when we next have a zondle development day, if you’ve some ideas (or some gripes) that you’d like to share with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll keep you posted.