Posted on 17/06/2013
As the cold weather finally retreats and the sun raises its more than welcome head every morning, I have to say I’m looking forward to the Summer for many reasons. Trilby has certainly been working very hard over the last few months with the launch of our new website and the release and update of our iOS Training App. In regards to training work, Apple has presented us with quite a few exciting opportunities including the chance to support their £500 million a year distribution channel business. We will also be delivering ‘Learning with iPad’ and ‘Growing iPad Sales in Education’ courses for Apple’s ASE reseller channel across the UK and into Belgium.
On a personal note I’m currently putting together my Amazon project for 2013. I will be returning to Ecuador to work with young people from three separate communities and creating iBooks on iPads. The months are going by quickly but there’s never a dull day in the land of Trilby Multimedia.
Posted on 08/04/2013
Well what a crazy March that turned out to be ! 17 days of training all across the UK and beyond including 3 days of Apple Lighthouse training in Tallinn, Estonia.
Last year I was lucky enough to journey to countries such as Croatia, Estonia, Latvia and Turkey delivering iPad training. My second trip to Estonia saw me returning to the very esteemed ‘Gustav Adolf’ school in Tallinn. My first trip was back in August 2012 where I delivered iPad and ePub creation training sessions to school staff. This time the first day focused on very curriculum based iPad sessions covering History, Maths and Science.
On the second day we built on last years ePub session and really got our hands dirty with Apples iBooks Author application. Teachers built an Amazon book with iBooks Author but also used the Macs built in iLife tools to create content as well. Again I was humbled by the way I was treated during my visit and thank all teachers from Gustav Adolf school for my presents
Next visit looks like being in August when I’ll be back to support their Apple Lighthouse event where they will be inviting other schools from Estonia and beyond.
Posted on 03/04/2013
Today we are very pleased to announce the release of our latest iPad app.
The Trilby Training for iPad app showcases our training catalog, highlighting our range of introduction, creative, technology and Apple Professional Development courses we can deliver to your school or business. Read about the course aims, outcomes and course requirements, and make an enquiry right from the App.
You can also catch up on our latest iPad shorts, where our team of trainers share tips and ideas on using the iPad for education and business. Ben, Neil, Dom and Kristian will be providing regular updates with more content through the year.
The Trilby Training app is free from the App Store on your iPad or through iTunes. Just click here to download.
And watch out for our next update which will include a new tool to help plan your future. Coming later this month.
Trilby would like to welcome Kristian Jones to the team. He joins our growing Training Team and will be working alongside Neil Emery on delivering and developing our training content around the UK.
BETT 2013 took place last week at ExCeL in London near the Royal Victoria Dock. Directors Ben Stanley and Neil Emery were both present at the show. Here’s their write up.
Neil Emery – Apple Education Mentor
I can’t say I have ever known 4 days go past me so quickly. The reason for that was BETT 2013 was simply a fantastic experience. I love my job because I get to present to education focused audiences on the strengths of technology in the classroom. My sessions at BETT 2013 with fellow ADE Chris Smith saw me dress up as a Basketball player for our iPad in PE presentation. As a Scientist donning white coat, hard hat and safety glasses for our iPad in Science session.
For the finale a hoody and Orbital style light up glasses for our Music Production with the iPad session. I had a lot of fun and so did Chris, and for us both thats very important. I have a feeling that teachers forget sometimes that learning should be fun and when it is, we all learn more. I certainly know more now about the techniques needed for a basketball Free Throw, what an exothermic reaction is, and how to play the bass part and melody line to the classic 80’s tune Axel F. So a big thank you to three very reputable Apple resellers in Albion Computers, KRCS and Western Computers, as without them my attendance would not have been needed. But the biggest thank you goes out to my fellow ADE Chris Smith for making this years BETT so much fun. If anyone is interested in our training services or our inspiration sessions such as those delivered at BETT, then please get in touch ! Final words of wisdom from me – See you next year
Ben Stanley – Apple Education Mentor, Apple Certified Trainer
My BETT 2013 experience involved far less costume changes than Neil, but I was very proud to be supporting RM Education in their 1:1 Computing zone. The big blue polo shirt with the largest ever RM logo will be burned in to my mind for some time! We were insanely busy from doors opening on the Wednesday to home time on Saturday.
Along with my three Apple focused colleagues, we talked nothing but iPads to the many hundreds of visitors to the stand. Questions around iPad management, volume app purchasing, training and support were the basis of many enquiries that we effectively answered. Some schools wanting to jump in to 1:1 and some really not sure where to begin, there really was a great variety of visitors at this years show.
The best part of BETT was showcasing our new RM Trilby Training app, which is an iPad app that has nuggets of learning placed next to our course catalogue, reminding people that training is just as much a part of any successful iPad deployment as the iPad themselves. It is great that the Trilby team were able to support four of our reseller partners at this years show. I know we will be there again in 2014 so see you there!