Bett 2017: What’s new this year?


The Bett Global Series brings world-class events presenting the latest, most innovative products, services and insight to the global education community. They embrace ideas that will inspire the future of education and, through technology and solutions, will make huge advancement possible. At Bett events, educators, tech experts, government officials and entrepreneurs come together to celebrate, find inspiration and discuss the role technology and innovation plays in enabling all educators and learners to thrive.


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Returning to ExCel London from 25th-28th January, Bett 2017 will once again unite people from across the world who are committed to improving the future of education. With a new focus on game changers in education, the event will celebrate those people, products, ideas and organisations that are using innovation and creativity to tackle the challenges facing today’s education market. It will also bring together voices from across the sector – from industry experts and policy makers, to teachers, schools leaders, school suppliers, and even big names such as Heston Blumenthal and Sir Ken Robinson.

Teachers and school leaders at the show will benefit from valuable free continuing professional development (CPD), with seminars and workshops covering school leadership, Higher Education leadership, practitioner ‘Learn Live’ seminars, and the famous Bett Arena. This will play host to inspirational speakers such as Justine Greening, Anthony Salcito from Microsoft, Stephen Heppell, Eric Sheninger and Sir David Carter.

Additionally, a wide range of exhibitors will be launching new products at the show, such as (descriptions each organisation):

KUBO Robot: Stand G89

“Robot Coding is the most influential language in the 21st century, which is why many countries prioritise it as a crucial skill to teach students. KUBO is a robot that teaches children coding from three years of age, and can be implemented by teacher, regardless of their level of prior experience with coding.”

123GO!: Stand 27

“123GO! helps make continued professional development (CPD) stick. Use the simple LOOK, LEARN, TRY, EARN workflow to take any content, add a checklist and a challenge, and reward mastery with badges. Build your own channels and track your learners’ progress – anytime, anywhere and on any device.”

Avocor: Stand C320

“Avocor manufactures market-leading technology solutions. Uniquely, its interactive screens are powered by Windows 10, removing the need for additional training. Add in an unrivalled touch experience and a whole host of connectivity and you have a panel range which has been designed with education in mind.”

BOFA KS2 & 11+: Stand B442

“BOFA is an intuitive online formative learning platform designed for KS2 students that helps to develop their maths and English skills. This is a new product, with a sister product for 11+ preparation, which has successfully been used for the past nine years to prepare pupils for school entrance exams.”

Dinantia: Bett Futures stand 27

“Dinantia is the all-in-one communication tool that allows schools and teachers to send unlimited messages to parents' and students' smartphones, in real time, without sharing any phone numbers. Messages have legal validity and can include attachments and questions. All these features allow schools to reduce their administrative tasks.”

iSchool: Stand G375

“iSchool is a software package for monitoring, recording and reporting safeguarding or welfare issues, developed in conjunction with Designated Safeguarding Leads. iSchool makes the recording of information simple and quick for all users, and enables Designated Safeguarding Leads to proactively assign actions that need to be taken.”

EdOptim: Stand D462

“EdOptim is a suite of apps for educators, parents and students that make school management, parent engagement and content delivery a breeze. Communicate with parents; share announcements, homework and lessons from intuitive mobile or desktop apps; track events in real-time and enable online booking to increase occupancy rates and revenue.”

Mirrador: Stand G390

“Mirrador’s ALiS 3D is a virtual, social learning platform with an all-in-one toolkit that simplifies and amplifies your everyday teaching practice. It has the capability to extend your institution’s physical identity and engage your global learning community in a flexible, scalable and uniquely captivating way.”

Visitors will also be able to experience what new and emerging startup companies have to offer education in the Bett Futures section, of which Innovate My School will be a part. This platform is designed to nurture edtech start-up companies, and is returning to Bett in association with BESA after two very successful years. Bett Futures is held to celebrate brave thinking, innovative new products and education game changers. It is a unique, global platform for emerging learning solutions aimed at improving the lives of students everywhere.

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