Yesterday, I spent the day at the Hallmark Hotel in Cheadle Hulme for the annual Manchester Head teacher's Conference at the invitation of Dave Watson, headteacher at Chorlton Park where I teach three mornings a week. On the bill were Professor Stephen Heppell and both the former and current headteachers from Robin Hood school in Birmingham. The idea was to prod and provoke by demonstrating some interesting and innovative developments in technology here in England and around the world. Originally I was hoping to get the opportunity to put some of that into a local context by demonstrating some of the excellent blogging that goes on at Chorlton Park, but, for whatever reason, that didn't happen. Their loss.