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Scratch (and its analogues such as Berkeley's Snap, which works well on an iPad) is a low entry, but high capability programming language.
A hundred hours of content is uploaded to YouTube every minute - be shown how to make the best out of this valuable resource. Learn the tips and tricks for using YouTube successfully in the classroom.Audiovisual
The term 21st century learner may be seen as outdated by some, but it seems to persist in texts used by teachers to inform their perspectives on teaching and learning.Professional Knowledge
Can the use of web 2.0 tools help deliver 21st century learning?
We (Yes K-6, all together!) skeptically dipped into the computational thinking cesspool and now we will NEVER hop out!
EdTech Masterchef Challenge: ACEC14 Edition - Part 1/2
Participate in a Masterchef style challenge! Come alone or bring friends; collaborate and design an innovative solution. Be ready to present your ideas on Friday.
EdTech Masterchef Challenge: ACEC14 Edition - Part 2/2
Serve your solution from Wednesday’s challenge to the ACEC14 community. You’ll have five minutes to share your recipe for success and inspire an audience of peers!
My class have been blogging with edublogs for many years now. This year we revolutionised our stage 3 homework program through the introduction of Passion Projects, linked to individual student blogs.
Personalising the teaching and learning process:
The workshop will explore activities designed to integrate visual programming into the primary classroom.
This paper reports preliminary findings from ongoing PhD research which is investigating how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-service teachers view the use of mobile devices for their studies while living in remomobile devices, remote, Initial Teacher Education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
An ever-evolving Virtual World, and its impact
Highlighting the Educational Perspectives of Outdoor and Nature Play with Digital InfographicsOutdoor and Nature Play Infographics
Technology and its innovative use has the power to change learning as we know it! Learning spaces are increasingly becoming digital, mobile, virtual and global.
Mobile technologies offer possibilities that seem almost without boundaries and provide “anywhere, anytime” access. But access to what?
With Google Apps, evidence and reflection of student learning can be captured and shared from one platform. Find out how dynamic e-portfolios are created!Google Apps fro Education
This paper describes an ethnographical case study about how one primary school teacher integrated text-to-speech technology into her instructional writing strategies to develop students’ knowledge-telling revision proceduPedagogy; instructional strategies; text-to-speech technology
The iPad program at my primary school has allowed a transformation of teaching and learning in the Art room.iPads Showbie
The two most common forms of providing assessment feedback to students have been written comments on the assignment or face to face discussions.Assessment Feedback
How a parish primary school engages our parent and extended community through student led learning opportunities to support learning and parenting in the digital age.
Now more than ever we live in a world that is interconnected. As educators we need to ensure that all young Australians have the knowledge, skills and understandings to engage with peers regionally and globally.
ACCE has funded each state to develop resources and/or professional learning based on the Digital Technologies Australian Curriculum.
The need for computer users to have a conceptual, compared with surface-level, understanding of computers has been argued by various authors over many years.programming; python; understandings; learning; pedagogy
In this presentation, a team from Cowandilla Primary School will share what we have learnt so far on our journey with implementing iPads. We’ll give insights into our planning & pedagogy and include examples of how students are becoming critical, engaged thinkers, connecting with others in their learning. There will be an opportunity for a "techie breakout" session to discuss the important background details that make it all possible.iPad, iPads, Pedagogy, 1:1, shared iPads, mobile devices, trial, primary school, technicians, language teaching and learning, Aboriginal students, New Arrivals students, Pitjantjatjara
This session focuses on the nature of, and relationship between the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, a subject within the Technologies Learning Area, and the general capability of ICT.
Are you in a school that has introduced iPads but has no idea how to use them authentically in the classroom? Do you need to coach teachers who are not confident integrating them into the classroom?
The new Digital Technologies curriculum highlights an “essential problem-solving toolset in our knowledge-based society”.
Logo is a graphics based programming language that was developed by Wally Furzeig and Seymour Papert in 1969. Use of Logo in schools peaked in the mid to late 1980s.mathematics
Is Google+ a viable platform as a classroom discussion board and sharing space? Yes, with a few caveats.Google+
At Killester College most projectors have an Apple TV attached, and teachers present from their laptops wirelessly.
How can educators implement the use of tablets to benefit students in the class as it pertains to Social Studies, Language Arts, Science and Math instruction?
Students at Killester have non-restricted laptops (school provided, but with parents paying lease costs): they don't access our network (except the internet), there are no shared drives, students manage their own machinesNon-managed student laptops
This paper explores the ways in which community is developed within a university blended subject.Learning Communities
Recently there has been an explosion in the use of mobile devices in education. The introduction of these devices enables learners to have 1 to 1 access to technology rather than shared access.1:1 iPad
A Sense of Self, The Bigger Picture - Multimodal resources that support reflective, contemporary learning
To assist the learning process it can be helpful to journey out of the classroom and into certain places of interest.Augmented Reality
During 2013, a group of three teachers (French, mathematics, music), undertook a pilot project to find out how iPads could be used cross-curricularly as a class set.