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Six professional conversations on topics pertinent to contemporary teachers in the digital age of education from the Leading a Digital School Conference, Melbourne Australia 2013.


  • 1. Interactive Kiosk Kel Hathaway Distinguished Educator #Kelgator Engage

2. Disengaged students are not a problem more often they are the result of disengaging teaching and learning practices which forget that, as educators, we teach students not subjects. How often is student engagement integral to your schools planning? How empowered are your students? There has been a lot of advocacy for change to the very nature of schooling to better address our modern digital world and whilst we tend to fundamentally support these ideas putting them into practice is not always an easy matter. Come along and discuss the issues as we view and share great examples of schools that are moving beyond factory education and employing new approaches that empower students and lift engagement levels. 3. We discussed : O LMS as efficient and effective delivery medium O Ability of student groups to have a role in policy development O Ways student can provide tech support to teachers and fellow students O Varying degrees of BYOT adoption 4. Student Council 5. ACT Student Congress #1 What matters most to you? What needs improvement? How can Congress help you? Youth empowerment Consultation on curriculum Safe school environment (bullying) Involved in school decision making Ministers questions Student responses 6. ACT Student Congress #2 How do we make our schools safe and supportive? What makes you feel safe in school? What can Congress do to facilitate this? Students want to know that their input is valued and that they can make a difference Ministers questions Student responses 7. Student Tech Support 8. School not named 1:1 iPads all student managed No App list given to students Students select App appropriate to the task No App List 9. BYOT or D or whatever What level of adoption? 10. Student Interview Panel Students as part or sole representatives on staff interview panels 11. What level of input do students have in policy and curriculum development at your school? Policy and course creation 12. Interactive Kiosk Kel Hathaway Distinguished Educator #Kelgator Appy hour 13. No device in itself can transform learning - teachers and students do that through constructive engagement with rich learning tasks. However the iPad does offer educators and schools an opportunity to think different and in the process transform teaching and learning within the classroom. The purpose of this session is to examine two types of Apps: those that facilitate effective administration practices and those that allow students to control the path of their own learning to produce higher order engagement coupled with deeper meaning and understanding. Come along and share examples of how the use of Apps is transforming teaching and learning in the classroom. 14. Apps we discussed : O MyScriptCalculato r O VideoScribe HD O Meeting Pad O Explain Everything O Evernote O Just Type O Book Creator O DigiCubes O Popplet O Tools4Students O Halftone O iBooks O Stop Motion O Rowmore O Puppet Pals O Number Pieces 15. Easy to get excited by an App, but what is its educational value? What are best Apps? No such thing as a best App. The best App for you or your students to use is whatever matches the required task. 16. ipadcentral.wikispaces.com 17. www.scoop.it/t/all-things-ipad 18. O Aurasma QR codes O Showbie O Explain Everything O Tellagami O Educreations O Dropbox Google drive Own Cloud O Skoolbag More Apps worth looking at: 19. Interactive Kiosk Kel Hathaway Distinguished Educator #Kelgator No Teacher Left Behind 20. The educational use of technology began in schools around 30 years ago, yet its use is still not evident in all classrooms. Conferences are full of teachers at beginning levels but we should be well past this stage, so why arent we? Anyone involved in Professional Learning for staff is well aware of the diverse range of abilities and needs within our profession. So what is holding teachers back? Why dont they get IT? How do we get everyone onboard with IT? The time is nigh as teachers who are not onboard with the educational use of teaching and learning with technology will have difficulty satisfying the requirements of state Teacher Institute accreditation, National Standards for Teachers and Australian Curriculum implementation. In this session we will identify the roadblocks and discuss strategies to get past them to build a more homogeneous staff in our digital age schools. 21. ESA streaming video IFO file CEO Thats technology for you 22. We discussed : Enabler - Collaborative software Enabler - Staff on TPL (Teacher Professional Leaver) Enabler- staff digital sandpit - PD area Enabler - Weebly - free website creator - enables staff and students to easily create websites/blogs Blocker - limited access to resources Blocker - Lack of interest/motivation Blocker - PD affected by huge differences in learning areas, eg maths vs english sose etc We will be advertising for a position of engaging pedagogy and e-learning co-ordinator. Has anyone done this? How has it worked? 23. Whats holding you back? 24. Time How much time have you spent? 25. Australian Curriculum Technology 2014 implementation 26. 1. A passionate group of teachers who support each other. 2. Know how - someone to show the staff how to use various technologies. 3. Keep equipment up and running. 4. Knowing how to use the equipment and software that are available. 5. Working equipment. 6. The support and encouragement of staff. 7. Knowing the programs and how to use them. 8. Computers that are working and are easy to access. 9. Encouraging staff to be enthusiastic when it comes to using technology 10. Working equipment. 11. Teacher interest in technology. 12. Available help when computers break down. 13. Teachers willing to try something new. 14. Having a skilled and enthusiastic teacher next door. 15. Setting up a folder on network for sharing. 16. A whole school expectation that technology will be used in all classes. 17. Equipment that is easy to use What are the biggest technology enablers within your school? 27. Interactive Kiosk Kel Hathaway Distinguished Educator #Kelgator Digital Age Education 28. Change is a natural by-product of a shift in time - so with the amount of change that has occurred our lifetime, no teacher in 2013 should be working in a school that resembles the school they attended as a student. A digital age requires digital age pedagogy and associated teaching and learning spaces how well equipped is your school in this regard? The process of change can be long and tiring with many hurdles but it should also be a rewarding experience. In this session we will identify the essential infrastructure decisions that shape the direction of learning within a modern digital school. Come along and share examples of innovative learning spaces, ideas, experiences and ask questions you may have on leading your school in a digital age. 29. Its not the technology itself that makes the difference 30. New buildings are also only part of the solution. 31. Students choose their own tools for the task. 32. We discussed : Technology is not a wow factor for our younger generation The MLC school at Burwood Sydney Learning commons The new "library" at my school The Buck institute schools - www.bie.org Steve Hepell's learning spaces Dandenong work by Featherson Spaces at our schools 33. New open plan High School under construction in Canberra 34. Shoeless Learning http://rubble.heppell.net/places/shoeless/ 35. Rule of three for third millennium learning spaces No more than three walls so that there is never full enclosure and the space is multifaceted rather than just open. No fewer than three points of focus so that the "stand- and-deliver" model gives way to increasingly varied groups learning and presenting together (which by the way requires a radical rethinking of furniture). Ability to accommodate three teachers/adults with their children. The old standard size of about 30 students in a box robbed children of so many effective practices; these larger spaces allow for better alternatives. www.heppell.net 36. Free in iTunes 37. Interactive Kiosk Kel Hathaway Distinguished Educator #Kelgator Educators as Learners 38. Technology is a constantly changing playing field and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the rate of change and the amount of information available. It is essential that we keep up with these changes to ensure that our students are provided with both current and relevant educational experiences. For this to happen, teachers must maintain a personal Professional Learning Network for information currency in technology development, but where do we find this information? In this session we will discuss a variety of worthy additions to your PLN and more importantly where and how you can share what you know? 39. O Twitter who do you follow? O Facebook - Edmodo O Listserves - email O Blogs & Wikis O Scoopit - Pinterest O Classroom 2.0 O Promethean Planet O Scootle AC resources O YouTube O Delicious Diigo O Podcasts O Flipboard We discussed : 40. Suggested People to Follow CL_Journal Justine Isard George Couros Dylan Wiliam InformEd Greg Whitby #betchaboy #kelgator #mrpbps #jjash #isteconnects #leecrockett 41. www.isteconference.org/2013 42. iTunes > Books 43. Interactive Kiosk Kel Hathaway Distinguished Educator #Kelgator Be the Teacher 44. Innovation and creativity has to start somewhere, why not with you? Being innovative and creative is not a difficult as many think. Creativity does not have to start with an original idea, you can be creative following someone elses original idea or even an old idea. In this session we will discuss examples of creative and innovative practices at school and classroom level. We will examine a range of emerging technologies on the Horizon and discuss how they are being implemented