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You will need to select ONE of the following workshops and follow the instructions to register.


INQUIRY LEARNING IS SO MUCH FUN WITH AN IWB
Trish Harrison
Abstract:
Come and see a variety of ideas that you can use on your interactive whiteboard to introduce and keep your students engaged during the inquiry learning process. I will be using Promethean Activboard but most of my ideas can be used on any brand of interactive whiteboard eg Mimio, SMARTboard.

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
60 mins
3-6
Intermediate

Both platforms


Presenter Bio:
I teach Year 4 at Titirangi Primary School in West Auckland. My roles in the school are Senior Teacher and ICT Coordinator. This is my fourth year of using a Promethean Activboard and I find it the most exciting and fun way to teach. I presented at the first Austrailian and NZ IWB Conference at Westlake Girls, and ULearn Christchurch in 2009 and have been invited to present at the 2010 Austrailian and NZ IWB Conference in July.

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Inquiry learning is so much fun with an IWB


PLANNING WITH PURPOSE
Derek Wenmoth
Abstract:
How to strategically plan to accommodate the impact of digital technologies in our medium and long term school planning. This workshop is designed specifically for principals, senior managers and ICT Lead Teachers who have responsibility for the development of the strategic planning in their school.
Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
60 mins
All
Suitable for Prinicpals, senior management and ICT Lead Teachers




Presenter Bio:
Derek is currently the Director of eLearning CORE Education Ltd, a not-for-profit educational research and development organization based in Christchurch, New Zealand. he has a broad background in education, with experience as a teacher and principal at the primary and secondary school level, and in teacher education. He has also worked with the Ministry of Education as a senior adviser in eLearning, helping formulate a national eLearning framework.

Derek is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, and maintains a blog as a place to keep track of and share ideas and thinking across a range of areas relating to the use of ICT in teaching and learning.

He shares an intense interest in re-conceptualising education for the 21st Century, and in 2008 I became one of the George Lucas Foundation’s “Global Six” – awarded to educators who are recognised for reshaping the future of education.

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Planning with purpose


JUNIOR DIGIKIDZ: Gaining e-Learning skills and self-confidence; inspiring the same in others
Victoria Fair
Abstract:
This workshop is based on my experience with Action Research with Years 0-2 children and the positive effect this has had on the children themselves and the impact on the whole school.
Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
60 mins
0-2
All

Both platforms


Presenter Bio:
I am a self-confessed ICT geek who has been lucky to have been released from the classroom for the past 6 months to support teachers and students in the Junior School at Shelly Park School. I have been teaching for 8 years and have taught all levels of the primary school. I am currently working part-time so I can spend time with my children and as they're off to school soon I am really looking forward to getting some more me time! Living in NZ for the last 10 years has been a real treat and I am re-locating to Edinburgh for Terms 3 and 4 to spend time with my family so will be presenting my workshop via Skype!

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Workshop Supporting Materials
Handout - Summary of the Project Plan, Tips & Tricks, Copy of Digikidz Assessment Badge
Click here to access.
Slideshow - Powerpoint Presentation available for view using slideshare
(remember to download entire version and open with Powerpoint 2007 to maintain the integrity of the animations).

How to Access and Contribute to the Discussion Section of a Wiki - Continue the conversation with any questions
or queries you have about the workshop.
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PHOTO MOSAICS FOR BEGINNERS
Margaret Cotman
Abstract:
Andrea Mosaic is a programme that allows you to make a "mosaic photo" (a photo made up of many smaller images). This workshop will teach you how to make a mosaic photo using photos on your laptop. This photo can then be used as a standalone image or can be imported into programmes such as Photostory or windows movie maker to become part of a presentation. Participants will need to have downloaded the free software prior to arriving at the workshop from Andrea Mosaic. You will also need a folder on your laptop with more than 50 photos to use to create a mosaic (a set from a class trip, class potraits etc would be fine)
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Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
60 mins
All
Beginner

Windows Only
Laptop loaded with 50 or more photos. Will also need to download the free software in advance.

Presenter Bio:
I am a New Entrant/Year One teacher at Botany Downs Primary School. I am particularly interested in ways to use ICT to smooth the transition to school. I attended the Learning@Schools conference in Rotorua earlier this year where I first learnt about photo mosaics.

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I-PODC@ST & SO C@N U!
Veronica Afreddy
Abstract:
I have been using GarageBand for a while now with my class of 5 year olds. The children create pictures in Kid Pix and then record their voices. This is then exported to a podcast which is available for the world wide audience. Children use this in their Literacy programme but there are lots of ways to integrate this useful and easy software. Come and witness two Year 1 students create a podcast. If they are able to, so will you! We will be using Apple Macs to create our podcasts today but PC users are able to use free applications (such as audacity) for the same results.
Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
60 mins
All
Beginner

Apple Mac but all welcome
Laptop will be supplied

Presenter Bio:
I teach a Year 1 class and am an ICT Lead Teacher at Elm Park School. To engage my students we integrate e-Learning tools into our classroom programme. Children learn how to use Kid Pix tools and create slide shows, record in garage band and post pod casts, use the camera and flip video. Our learning is shared on our class blog. This is my second year in the world of blogging and I'm loving it.

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VIDEO 101: THE BASICS OF USING VIDEO IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Michael Grimmer
Abstract:
At this workshop we will be looking at the following areas:
  • Tips to help you get started and how to make using video easy and fun.
  • Using a camera correctly.
  • How to upload and where to store my video.
  • Basic Windows Movie Maker tips (can adapt these for Apple users with iMovie)
  • How to get the best out of what my school has.
  • Kids as creators rather than consumers.
If your school has a flip video or video camera that you want to use but are unsure of how to use it properly then bring it along. I will be able to help you utilise all the functions to the maximum. I will also be able to give you some pointers on how to use Windows Movie Maker. Bring any questions or queries you may have. I should be able to answer most!.

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
60 mins
All
Anyone

Both platforms
Camera and/or video (optional)

Presenter Bio:
I am a beginning teacher at Shelly Park School. Prior to becoming a teacher I was involved in the media industry, primarily television. I think children should not only experience all forms of media in the classroom but also to utilise and learn conventions of each. Children are experts of new mediums such as television and the internet. It is a matter of drawing on their experiences and getting them to create their own content in a structured and purposeful manner.

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Video 101



WEB WONDERS
Amanda Signal
Abstract:
The web is full of wonders and it is easy to be distracted by so many exciting tools! In this workshop I will share a range of focused tools for use in Reading, Visual and Written Language that have been tested in the classroom and work! We will look at each tool as well as student examples of these, where applicable. The tools will range from 'use them the next day' tools through to more advanced tools.
Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
60 mins
All
All

Both Platforms


Presenter Bio:
Amanda is a primary teacher from Summerland Primary, Auckland, NZ. Previously working as an eLearning specialist teacher across primary levels NE - Yr 6. Amanda currently teaches Y4 students and has a particular interest in embedding ICT's into the classroom to enhance student learning through extending the walls of the classroom.



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