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I had a great time on Friday night at BBC 21CC in Salford at Teachmeet NW. I presented briefly on Google Forms as per my previous blog post and listened to a wide variety of great presentations. I’ve collected all the links and chats from the evening together on the wiki. And, although it went against the ‘talk only on what you’ve done in the classroom’ Teachmeet rule, I did a very brief demo of Google Wave. Let’s be honest, I knew the ever-so-slightly geeky audience would like to see it!
But this got me round to thinking, how do we expand Teachmeets beyond the geeks? Almost every person in that room on Friday was on Twitter, had a blog etc etc.. I emailed all staff at my school on Monday about Teachmeet, a few took the proverbial out of me, a few said it sounded great, ‘but on a Friday night?’, in the end – nobody came.