At the recent DigiCon 2015 conference, I gave a Spark talk titled 'Eating meat pies with chopsticks'. Spark talks are:
DigiCon Spark is a series of mini keynote presentations by aspiring thought leaders set to inspire, enlighten and provoke. Each presentation takes on a similar style to a keynote with one take home message about a topic which the presenter is passionate about. Presenters will generate awareness, share big ideas and call people to action through short bursts of dynamic, powerful and motivating thinking. This is an opportunity for presenters to enlighten delegates with a rich storytelling experience and to build confidence in presenting in a lecture style format. Delegates will be inspired by a number of thought provoking presentations, with a diverse range of stories.
It was a great chance for me to reflect upon some of the topics of conversation in teaching and learning and relate that to my own personal experiences.
Please find attached my slides:
Last Monday, I was lucky enough to be a featured speaker at the innaugal PEAK Phys Ed Synergy Conference. It was held at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation with educators from around Australia attending.
A special thanks to Andy Hair (@MrHairPhysEd), who dropped into my 3rd Session for the day via Google Hangout to share with participants some of the amazing work he's doing in his classroom. Below are the slides to my presentations, I've added a few extra videos to hopefully explain some of the slides:
An article I read today which talks about the LA iPad program.
What Schools Must Learn From LA's iPad Debacle:
Does this reflect how many schools are approaching technology integration in education?
My quote of the past year.... What's yours?
Below are the slides with presenter notes for my presentation at the DigiTech by the Bay conference at Geelong College on Computational Thinking.
It was a privilege to have been asked to keynote for DLTV's Pre-service teachers conference. The topic "Challenges for teachers in the 21st Century" was an interesting and thought provoking one!
What do you think are some challenges we educators face? Love to hear your thoughts!
As part of the #PhysEdSummit 2014, I was challenged to give my reasoning on why #PhysEd is important. So here is what I came up with:
Why do YOU think #PhysEd is an integral part of the curriculum?
Google Educators Group Melbourne
The Village, NAB Building, Melbourne
How I Met Emma at GTA Sydney '14
Don't Be App-verloaded
Wednesday 22 Oct 2014
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I'm very excited and humble having been invited to visit Googleplex in Mountain View California as part of the Google Geo Teachers Institute later this month. They only invite 50 educators from around the world for each event...
As part of the Institute, participants will be learning all things Google, from Google Maps, Google Earth, to Tour Builder, and how to incorporate these tools, and much much more, effectively into our classrooms. "Attendees will also learn about innovative instructional strategies, theoretical foundations, and receive resources to share with colleagues. Speakers will share real life examples of how they are using these tools in their classrooms across all subjects."
It would also provide a wonderful opportunity to network with other teachers around the world and share ideas on what makes their classroom tick.
Keep an eye our on my Twitter account @nerdyphyseder for updates!
On Monday 7/7/14, a new web-show, 'Teach Tech Play', was born. Hosted by Eleni Kyritsis (@misskyritsis) and myself, it is a show where the audience gets involved and teaching ideas are shared, all within the space of 30 minutes.
Teach Tech Play is about
Each presenter is given 3 mins to share something they are doing in their classroom, and the audience will vote for their favourite presenter who will be crowned Play King/Queen for the month.
Teach Tech Play will be a monthly show airing on the first Monday of each Month at 8pm AEST.
Below is the first episode:
Eleni and I are looking for new presenters so if you are interested please contact us. Constructive feedback are also welcomed :)
Hope you enjoy our show and turn in on the 2nd episode airing Monday 4th August 8pm AEST.
Last year, I wrote about using AR.Drone in my PE class. After a few trials, getting blown by a gale, and a ladder being involved in the rescue process, here is my review:
Have you ever tried using a drone or other filming techniques in your PE class? Would love to hear about it!!
Ever wondered how quickly data is generated on the Internet?
This website provides an animation of how much data is transferred over the Internet in real time:
And if you are wondering how much the Internet giants are making per second...
Back on April 30th, I joined 5 other educators from all around the globe in an ‘#AppSmashLive’, a show and tell of tools we found to be useful in education. Some of the presenters include:
Mark Anderson (Apple Distinguished Educator) @ICTEvangelist
Michael Ha (ICT presenter) @Nerdyphyseder
Richard Wells (Apple Distinguished Educator) @iPadWells
Joe Dale (Keynote speaker) @joedale
Rachel Jones (Google Certified Teacher) @rlj1981
Jenny Ashby (ICT Specialist, Teacher coach) @jjash
Here is an article which Richard wrote which explains what AppSmashing is:
"Content created in one app transferred to and enhanced by a second app and sometimes third. Preferably the final product is then published to the web"
On Thursday 30th April, 4 PE teachers from Melbourne started their first Google Hangout on Air chat to discuss what makes our PE classroom pop.
Join me, @janemc26, @MrHairPhysEd, and @mr_aylen as we discuss this topic.