ELH Schooltech Conference 2013 Video ResourcesShane Chen2016-05-19T10:58:53+10:00
Conference Video Resources
Over the last 20 years, the ELH SchoolTech Conference has featured international and local presenters who push the frontiers of excellence – giving attendees rare access to the best ideas in education today.
The recorded presentations below are a small sample of the entire program which featured over 90 diverse presentations, all with the aim to inspire delegates to take the road less travelled – a road towards school IT innovation.
For more information on the 2013 ELH SchoolTech conference, click here to view the conference website.
Sylvia Martinez, Generation Yes, USA
Invent to Learn: Hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design
Building on the now robust case for project-based learning, making, tinkering, and engineering, Sylvia’s keynote will include examples of children engaged in complex problem solving with new game-changing technologies and explore ways in which the new move to Make is allowing kids to explore powerful ideas.
Brett Lee, INESS, QLD
Embracing a Digital Environment – Managing the Risk
The value and necessity for our youth to embrace an online world is balanced against the risks, responsibilities and dangers that are inherent through the nature of the Internet. A unique perspective of our children’s online activity and offender methodology witnessed through the eyes of a former undercover Internet police detective. An investigation into considering why the removal of social indicators changes the way our youth perceive themselves and others and the unique triggers that control online behaviours. This keynote will reaffirm an understanding as educators that our involvement in moulding sound online choices within our youth is not optional but essential.
Mark Whittard, Managing Director, Toshiba
The paradigm Shift of Personal Computing – What does this mean for Education
This presentation covers the future of IT in terms of device evolution and development and how current products fit into that road map and the way their application in the classroom can enhance learning outcomes and make a real difference in schools.
George Couros, Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research
Focusing On Your Why; Leading your school in a digital age
Although schools are moving forward, change is always something that many struggle with. Focusing on the growth mindset and our “why”, this keynote is meant for leaders that are advanced in their own use of technology, to help others within their organization. It is not focused on the “how to” of technology, but is more focused on the conversations that will help staff move forward in a way that they will be excited yet feel supported in their journey. By focusing on ourselves first as leaders, we can do a great deal to model the mindset and learning that we would like to see from those that we serve.
George Siemens, Innovative Teaching and Learning Parkland
Leaping the Chasm: Moving from Buzzwords to Implementation
In his keynote, George will explore the roots of learning analytics as well as the context in which they are now being considered in higher education and potentially K-12. Examples will be provided of learning analytics implementations and leading-edge research, and current trends will be extrapolated to present a vision of what a data-intensive learning facility might look like in the future
Darryl Watson – All Saints College, WA
What does the Survey mean to my College?
This presentation puts the results of the 2012/2013 survey on Non-Government School ICT into perspective. It is about vision, foresight and dreaming of where School ICT could be heading and what it may lead us to adopt in the next few years. It covers current trends such as Data analysis on big data, 1:1 Programs, BYOD and Virtualisation, and new ways to achieve objectives in these fields including finding industry partners and getting consultants to support your vision.
Rob Kreuger – Swan Valley Anglican Community School, WA
Teaching & Technical – Working together to Innovate
The session will demonstrate a refreshing view of how to achieve the best outcomes for the School, where Teaching & Learning and Technical departments operate ICT in a symbiotic relationship, citing examples of the school’s journey to Office 365 and Digital Citizenship.
Tim Barlow – St. Leonard’s College, VIC
Luddites to eLearning Leaders in six months – One school’s remarkable turnaround
This presentation explores the ways that St Leonard’s College ‘took the road less travelled’ and completely turned around their technology landscape on every single front to become leaders of e-Learning.
Peter Anderson – St Ignatius’, NSW
Learning Management Systems – Where to now?
This presentation covers the criteria, processes, trends and considerations involved in assessing, selecting and successfully implementing an LMS, citing examples of St. Ignatius’ experience.
Greg Heale – Frankston High School, VIC
10 Tried and Tested Strategies for Meaningful and Engaging Learning
This session presents 10 engaging learning strategies to promote and facilitate deep learning that have been tried and tested in the classroom. The strategies allow learners to develop and practice 21st Century skills through the creation of multimedia video, animation, audio and other visual content in meaningful, reflective and engaging ways.
Paul Herring – St Peters Lutheran College, QLD
Computational Thinking in the Senior School: New Traffic on an old Road
The presentation gives an overview of various areas of Computational Thinking and outlines how they might be implemented in the curriculum, including current examples from senior IT classes in Queensland who are creating digital apps for Android devices.
David Dawson – Wesley College
Investigation of Disconnects between Students, Educators and Administrators that limit use of Mobile Technologies.
This research involves investigating disconnects between students, educators and administrators that limit exploration and use of new technologies in secondary schools, particularly those with mobile programs.
In this presentation, you will find out how to start flipping learning immediately using a range of resource banks and the infamous Edmodo. There’s really nothing that can’t be flipped and it’s amazing how different everything looks when you’re upside down! It’s time for your teaching to never be the same again.
Dr. Tim Kitchen – Adobe Systems
Driving the importance of creativity and professional learning to lead change in education
From an industrial society to a knowledge based society and now to a creative society, this presentation challenges teachers and school administrators to keep up with society’s changes or risk being irrelevant in the 21st Century.
Michael Vasey – Dyknow
BYOD and DyKnow: Helping Students Tune into Learning
This presentation covers how teachers are making in and out of class instructional time more productive and measuring student learning growth usind Dyknow.
Paul Connelly – Heathdale Christian College
Opening the Source Bottle
This presentation aims to inspire schools to invest in the development of teachers’ programming skills with the aim of designing custom solutions for their unique environments. Paul draws on his own experience and offers pathways for successful development and negotiating the many issues on this road less travelled.
Klaris Philipson- St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland
Primary school iPad implementation – Learning’s and ongoing challenges.
This session covers the implementation of iPads into Primary School classrooms at St. Cuthbert’s College, Aukland. It also covers the accompanying suitability, successes and challenges involved.
Andrew Landroth & Tamara Sullivan Brisbane Boys’ College, QLD
ICT Technology Toolkit
Using their own lesson and unit plans, delegates in this interactive session identify appropriate and relevant software, apps and ICT based activities with which they can then develop enriching, engaging, ICT pedagogy- based teaching and learning experiences.
In the Audacious Classroom, the teacher’s role is invisible yet tangible (communicating through Twitter, QR codes and Secret Agents, becoming a ‘big-brother’ figure), which fosters an extreme level of independence, collaboration, entrepreneurial skills, risk taking and initiative.
Phil Callil – Yarra Valley Grammar, VIC
ICT Capability: It’s (not) about the device – when reality and expectation collide in the Australian Curriculum
This presentation will give an overview of the ICT General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum and what that might mean for ICT innovation, vision and practice in promoting learning with Australian students.
John Pearce – Deakin University, VIC
Augmented Reality in Education: Real or a Gimmick?
This presentation explores some of the ways in which Augmented Reality is manifesting itself both within schools and beyond. John discusses how interacting with AR apps via QR codes and using apps to create augmented reality experiences are well within the orbit of schools. Delegates are led through the process of creating and sharing their own Augmented Reality experiences and look at how these can be integrated into the curriculum.
Julie-Anne Angell – John Paul College, QLD
Game On! The Use of Gamification in the Classroom
This presentation focuses on the who, what, when, where and how of Gamification in the classroom, covering Software, options, set up as well as how to find the resources you need to get started.
Bronwyn Stubbs, Mark Kent & Fiona Webster – Distance Education Victoria
The Pedagogy of 21st C Inquiry Learning – Moving beyond programs and apps
The focus of this session is on the nexus between 21st Century pedagogy and learning technologies. The presentation team will lead participants through the development of a unit of learning based on digital learning technologies (using Skoolaborate as an example) and the Australian Curriculum
John Pearce – Deakin University, VIC
Are You Over Overload: Informing Information Through Search and Content Curation
In this presentation, John helps participants develop a range of strategies and practices to deal with any overload of information no matter what the subject area or year level.
Adrian Bruce – Adrian Bruce.com
Think Club’s Greatest Hits
Think Club is a passion-based and innovative after school initiative. It endeavors to strike a balance between ‘hard fun’, creative & productive uses of ICTs, exploration of new and emerging technologies, powerful uses of ICTs and getting the punters to return week after week. In this session, you will explore effective learning strategies, creative processes and co-learning.