15th September 2010

Two Firsts for MaxiMap

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MaxiMap, winner of last year’s GeoVation Challenge, attended its first TeachMeet. Rowena Wells tells us how it went:

TeachMeet Pembrokeshire  held on 17 August was the very first TeachMeet in Wales. It was also first time MaxiMap has attended and sponsored a TeachMeet.teachmeet1

For those not in the know, TeachMeets are amazing get-togethers organised by enthusiastic teachers for other enthusiastic teachers and are happening all around the UK. A clear indication of job dedication is shown by the fact that all TeachMeet events are organised, and take place, in the teachers’ free time.

TeachMeet Pembrokeshire was expertly organised and hosted by Bev Evans, a teacher at the Pembroke Dock Community School where the event took place and teachers came from far and wide (Manchester and beyond!) There are a variety of 7 minute, 4 minute and 2 minute presentations by the attendees, selected at random by an electronic teachmeet3one-arm bandit. So, as well as goodie bags, good nosh and a chance to socialise, the teachers get to share exciting and innovative ideas with one another.

The events are steamed live – and TeachMeet Pembrokeshire got 125 unique visitors during the day, many of whom tweeted comments which were shown on-screen.

So a very big MaxiMap thanks to Bev and the staff at Pembroke Dock School and thanks to Bev for the photos.