Gavin Dudeney draws on past life as a standup-comic to deliver his plenary talk at the 2012 IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference in Stuttgart. This lasts for an hour, so allocate time for it :-)
He describes his talk as follows:
What digital skills do teachers in the 21st century need - and what do they need to know about the digital skills and lifestyles of the people they're teaching? Where is the intersection between technical proficiency and pedagogical and content knowledge? How do we work with digital literacies in our teaching, helping our learners move beyond a comfort level with technology to more proficient use of their everyday tools in the service of their learning? And why are teachers increasingly encouraged to have their learners turn mobile phones back on in class? In this plenary I look at the wider significance and impact of technologies and consider exactly what the 21st century teacher needs to do to stay abreast of the always on, always connected world around them .
Via Vance Stevens