Beyond Selfies, Likes, and Pokes: Embracing the Personal Learning Revolution
In the decade since Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, social media has become a truly ubiquitous form of communication.
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
We have all seen the photographs from classrooms 50 and 100 years ago. Students sitting in rows, slate in hand.
Scratch (and its analogues such as Berkeley's Snap, which works well on an iPad) is a low entry, but high capability programming language.
The term 21st century learner may be seen as outdated by some, but it seems to persist in texts used by teachers to inform their perspectives on teaching and learning.Professional Knowledge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!
Universal Design for Learning has gained momentum in post-secondary education over the past decade in North America as a framework for the management of Disability issues. It is increasingly attractive as it aligns service provision with the social model and shifts the discourse away from diagnosis. It is also conducive to an inclusive educational setting. UDL however requires the adoption and integration of technology into curriculum development, class delivery and evaluation. This is not always as smooth a process with instructors as the literature lets us anticipate. This paper seeks to examine the nature of the friction which occurs during the implementation of UDL, more specifically as it relates to mastery and use of educational technology.Universal Design for learning, student retention, differentiated teaching, inclusion, IT
The workshop will explore activities designed to integrate visual programming into the primary classroom.
The presenters Amanda Rablin and Roland Gesthuizen will showcase how they built up an online community and internet show around an idea.
Personalising the teaching and learning process:
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.
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
In recent years, there have been discussions about the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).MOOCs; Disruptive Technologies; Course Quality; Assessment, collaborative social media, Forums, Online communities, Online learning Student learning outcomes Innovation Professional Learning Dissemination, Gamification
Redefining Education: Sustaining 1 to 1 computing strategies in Western Australian schools
This paper explores the implementation of iPads into the curriculum at Years 7 & 9 at one school. Each student in Years 7 & 9 was provided with an iPad, as part of the 1:1 Program it commenced in 2011.
This presentation will investigate blending digital and non-digital approaches for studies of Visual Arts and history; a study of Visual Arts through the work of Aboriginal artists, and a study of Aboriginal history thrLearning resources, ibook, ebook, mobile devices, Pedagogy, Visual Arts, History, Aboriginal perspectives
Newly arrived on the ICT education scene and building on the successful Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools program, CSIRO Education’s ICT in Schools, a partnership program is a great way for you and your students to
Just as today's students must learn to navigate and evaluate an expanding network of information so too must educators model this process of inquiry and knowledge acquisition by continually learning through collaboration,Professional Learning Networks
Catholic Education SA (CESA) is supporting schools implement software platforms designed to enhance learning and collaboration.professional learning
Highlighting the Educational Perspectives of Outdoor and Nature Play with Digital InfographicsOutdoor and Nature Play Infographics
An ever-evolving Virtual World, and its impact
Empowerment of learners occurs when students own, are engaged with and have control over the learning process.Learner-centred; space
Flipped technology; open access; trusting culture; positive policies; building responsibility.
As a leader how do you keep up to date with leading a school.
In early childhood education children increasingly have access to digital technologies to play on and with.assessment
Storytelling Across the Curriculum : Making Teaching Personal
This paper goes beyond the commonly held concerns of Internet safety, such as cyberbullying.Social Networking Sites
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
Leading Learning: Making the Australian Curriculum work for us
(Recalibrating South Australia’s learning culture)
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 Australian Curriculum: Technologies has been made available for use; awaiting final endorsement on the Australian Curriculum website.Australian Curriculum; Digital Technologies; work samples; work sample portfolios; achievement standards
The SAMR model clearly outlines how to scaffold effective technology use in the class, from substitution to redefinition. It shows how technology can be used to develop students’ learning and higher order thinking.samr
The iPad program at my primary school has allowed a transformation of teaching and learning in the Art room.iPads Showbie
The creation of multimodal and ‘new media’ texts is increasingly a valued component of literacy practices. Because of their inherent structure, there is an easy alliance between some types of these texts (e.g.literacy; multimodal; case study
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.
ACCE has funded each state to develop resources and/or professional learning based on the Digital Technologies Australian Curriculum.
This session will provide delegates with a summary of the implementation of our 1:1 iPad program in 2014.
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.
Practical Activities to Support the New Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum in the Primary SchoolAustralian Curriculum; Digital Technologies; implementation support; networks
How often do we hear that pedagogy must drive technology but then how often do we see our teachers overwhelmed with a varied array of Apps, different devices and complicated electronic resources.
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
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
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.
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
From an industrial society to a knowledge based society and now to a creative society.
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”.
This paper reviews the literature relating to virtual interaction and emotional wellbeing in the case of students with special needs. It then uses grounded theory methods to explore further the reasons why virtual environment are of such appeal to ‘at risk’ students. The discussion section examines how these findings might be relevant to educators in maintaining engagement in this specific student population.
This paper provides an overview of the highly successful Education Queensland Project 600 literacy and numeracy strategic initiative, with more than 11000 students from Years 4-9 being involved since its inception as ProjOnline Learning, Student learning, outcomes, innovation, professional learning, Dissemination
With over 20,000 resources and more than 300,000 registered users Australia wide Scootle and Scootle Community are leading the way to making IT personal now!
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+
Literacy and numeracy are identified as necessary skills for employment.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) job numbers have doubled from around 175,000 in 1999 to an expected 350,000 by 2015, while national applications for tertiary studies in ICT have dropped approximately 60% iDigital technologies, Educational Resources, Support for Teaching Community, Challenges, Digital Careers, MOOC, Bebras, Young ICT Explorers
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
An sequential explanatory, mixed method study examined the impact of learning spaces on teachers’ pedagogy, student engagement and student learning outcomes in a technology-rich school setting.
This symposium will compare and contrast the implementation of 1 to 1 computing strategies in schools in England and Australia, based on 22 case studies carried out in England in 2012 and 13 studies undertaken in 2013 instrategy
Are you frustrated by those students who just cannot put pen to paper?
This paper explores the link between principals' and teachers' pedagogical beliefs regarding the benefits of integrating online learning technologies into language teaching and learning contexts.Principal beliefs, teacher beliefs, integrated online learning, online technologies, language teaching and learning, contextual learning
Come and explore how you can shift pedagogy and enable students from different countries to learn with and from each other in authentic, real-world projects using emerging technologies.global, Research, international, collaboration, Pedagogy, create, connect, communicate, co-creation, technology, future, student, world
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.