Workshop 3 Presentations:


Questioning: Our most important cognitive tool.Trevor Bond
Workshop Outline:
We will examine this claim and the practical implications for the classroom. This interactive session will challenge your thinking and practice. We will look at practical strategies that can be used to make a real difference for our students.

Presenter Background:
Trevor has used computers in his classroom as a tool to enhance learning ever since he managed to get his hands on his first computer, the very powerful Commodore 64, in 1984. He spent 2 years as ICT adviser with School Support Services (University of Waikato) and has been co-director of 1 ICTPD cluster, has facilitated for 3 clusters and worked in some capacity with about 12 ICT PD clusters. Though he sees ICT as providing very powerful tools for the effective teacher, he firmly believes that the real magic comes from how the teacher utilises the tools and supports students in using the tools for learning.

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“The ipad and ipod touch-Exploring the use of mobile technologies for students”Stuart Hale
Workshop Outline:
At the top of the list of trends for 2011 -2012 is the use of mobile Technologies. This session will look at why this is so and what is happening here and overseas. In the session we will examine why this technology is here to stay, the 5 key areas that schools will use it in, and options for schools to start off their exploration of this technology. The key for this portable technology to be powerfully used is as a creative tool not a consuming tool! Applications that do this will be explored.

Presenter Background:
With a background in primary teaching, he has specialised in ICT eLearning for the last 30 years.
His experience and expertise include: Lecturing in pre service for Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Special education for 7 years; District Adviser for ICT to schools for the Auckland area for 4 years; Education Adviser to Apple Division of Renaissance in New Zealand for 14 years.
He has now set up “iEducator” to specialise in delivering eLearning Professional Development to New Zealand schools.
During this time he has worked extensively with schools, staff and students to explore the full extent that ICT can be integrated in a Teaching and Learning environment. In the last 3 years he has worked with schools as they introduce and develop mobile devices that students will use, such as the iPod Touch and the iPad. To date he has worked with over 1700 teachers throughout New Zealand in hands on workshops, exploring the creative application of today’s ICT’s into the curriculum.

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“5 tools to capture student voice and how you might utilize them in your class”David Kinane
Workshop Outline:
For visual learners text based verbally delivered lessons are hard. Writing is a hard skill and there is a mis-match between what we know our students know and what they produce on paper. Scaffold them through this dilemma by capturing their voice and then getting them to use this resource to scaffold their writing and the writing skills of their peers.

Presenter Background:
David is an independent e-learning consultant in Auckland, managing 4 ICT clusters as well as working with individual schools and commercial clients. David has been Head of IT at a secondary Girls’ school in the UK and director of IT at a primary and intermediate school in Auckland. Prior to becoming an e-learning specialist, David worked as a classroom teacher and before that he was an advertising photographer in London.

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Supporting Links:
Web: http://www.dakinane.com
Blog: http://www.dakinane.com/blog
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dakinane



Supporting the curriculum with Digistore Suzie Vesper
Workshop Outline:
“Te Pātaka Matihiko – Digistore” is a storehouse of digital content to support learning across the curriculum.
This workshop is targeted at Digistore beginners and aims to support teachers to locate and integrate digital content into their classroom learning programmes. As part of this workshop, teachers will also be given support to create learning paths within Digistore. These provide a way of organising resources on Digistore into collections that can then easily be shared with students. Teachers can expect to walk out of this workshop with knowledge on how to:
  • search for digital learning objects and digitised resources
  • Organise and manage content for use in classrooms using learning paths.
This workshop will be embedded in practical classroom examples and the principles of effective pedagogy (The New Zealand Curriculum, p.34-36).
Presenter Background:
Suzie Vesper is currently working in two separate roles: one as a Digi Advisor for Digistore and Software for Learning; and one as an online teacher for a pilot ESOL virtual school. Previously she was a national facilitator for the ICT PD project. Suzie maintains a number of educational websites for educators about the use of ICT in education such as http://learningweb2.wikispaces.com

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Software for Learning-“Raiders of the Lost Kete”Simon Evans
Workshop Outline:
Software for Learning is a kete within the TKI website; a treasure trove of software, where to get them, what teachers thought of them and how they are being used in the classroom. It is brimming with the latest software available to teachers and schools. Come and have a tour of the site, review some software you are familiar with, find some you’ve only heard about. Join the wiki community and have your say. Share your ideas and grab some thoughts and suggestions from others.

Presenter Background:Simon Evans is the project facilitator for Software for Learninghttp://softwareforlearning.tki.org.nz/initiative. As part of this role Simon supports teachers through; maintaining the online material, sharing effective pedagogy and informing teachers of updates through the Software for Learning newsletter, twitter-feed and blog. Prior to that he was a classroom teacher for 11 years. He enjoys riding, swimming and doing ridiculous ‘dad’ activities. He has spent the last year teaching his son to swim, but had to lower the expectation toward the end of the year to ‘teaching my son to not drown.’
Presentation & Supporting Links:
Site: http://softwareforlearning.tki.org.nzBlog: www.vln.school.nz/s4lTwitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Software4LnrNZ



Mimio – “Getting More out of your Mimio”Judy Bentley/Lainey Mills
Workshop Outline:
Got a “Mimio” in your classroom? Understand the basics? Ready for the next step?
Judy and Lainey will demonstrate some basic Mimio tools and explore the galleries with you. They will show you how to make more use of this marvellous interactive tool and how to access and create your own resources.

Presenter Background:
Lainey Mills is the National Training Manager for Waterman Innovations Ltd. She has worked in this role for the past 4 years. (Wow! where does the time go?) Prior to that she worked for 3 years as an ICT Facilitator in an Auckland Cluster. She was a classroom teacher for 18 years. Judy Bentley has been with Waterman Innovations for three years and says it is the best job she has ever had, playing with cool tools all day! Judy is the Mimio support person. Her role involves demonstrations, technical support and public relations. Prior to working for Waterman Innovations, Judy was an ICT Facilitator with TEAM Solutions and facilitated ICTPD contracts.

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National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga O Aotearoa
Workshop Outline:
The National Library of New Zealand provides services and support to schools, learners and educators.
Services to Schools support literacy and learning by delivering programmes and services that aim to:
  • Create engaged and motivated readers
  • Develop skilled users and creators of information
  • Connect young people to their culture and heritage
  • Develop library and information services
We do this by offering a range of services to educators. Curriculum Services lend over 1.5 million resources to support teaching programmes. Advisory services offer advice on all aspects of school library development and management as well as providing professional development and targeted programs that support literacy and learning.
Find out about some of the exciting digital services that the National Library offers.

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Using Digital Learning Centres to encourage Literacy and Learning LanguagesJustine Driver
Workshop Outline:
In New Zealand one of our official languages is Te Reo, the language of our indigenous Maori people. As a classroom teacher not fluent in Te Reo but passionate about trying to incorporate Te Reo in the classroom I have made this digital learning centre to help the children (and teachers) of New Zealand learn and feel confident with learning basic Te Reo. Participants in this workshop will see how knowing a programme well (PowerPoint) and using it effectively can enhance your classroom programme by harnessing the plethora of digital learning objects on the web into an easy to use purposive learning centre to match the learning needs of individuals and groups of students. I will do this by sharing Te Reo DLC and Learn to Read resources that can be used to help students learn Maori and English, and junior/ESOL children to read. I will also discuss how with changing technologies these same principles can be applied to creating wikispaces for specific learning needs.

Presenter Background:
Justine is a Deputy Principal at Pakuranga Heights School and has been involved in presenting ICT workshops for teachers since 2003. As a classroom teacher one way that Justine integrated the use of computers was by making digital learning centres using PowerPoint Shows. These are a great start for any teacher wanting to provide activities to match learning intentions at any age level.

Presentation & Related Links:

http://digitallearningnz.wikispaces.com



“Web Wonders”Amanda Signal
Workshop Outline:
The web is a giant toolbox - the key is to know a range of web tools that you can utilise to enhance your classroom practice and learning. Often, that’s the hardest part! In this session I’ll share some tried and tested web tools that can easily be embedded into classroom practice to enhance the learning experience.

Presenter Background:
Amanda is a Y4 classroom teacher at Summerland Primary in Henderson. She has previously worked as an e-Learning Specialist supporting classrooms from NE to Year 6. She has a huge interest in digital photography, web tools and mobile learning.

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Using a “Visualiser”- document camera in your classroomJonathan Owens (Sitech Systems Ltd)
Workshop Outline:
Using a Visualiser in your classroom- What are these cameras used for? What can I do with them? This will be a look at how Visualisers (also known as document cameras) can be used in the classroom and why it would benefit your classroom. It is more than just turning a small book into a big book. Come and see why they are becoming very popular around New Zealand schools

Presenter Background:Jonathan has a wealth of experience in the audio-visual and educational technology fields. He worked as an audio visual salesperson before spending about 7 years working as a technician for a University Physics department, building experiments, working in a teaching laboratory and touring schools promoting Physics. He moved to Hamilton in 2001 and began working for Sitech Systems NZ. He covers a large area of the North Island from south of Auckland to Palmerston North (an area that is now covered by 3 people!). He has seen major developments in technology in the classroom from data projectors to interactive whiteboards, sound field systems, visualisers and many more new innovative ideas to enhance education.
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“Clickview”- online video resource for school and homeRoss FodieGeneral Manager NZ
Workshop Outline:
“Clickview” is a complete digital video solution. It is a large digital library of educational videos for both primary and secondary levels. It gives teachers access to hundreds of educational video clips- NO more hours spent randomly searching the web!
“Clickview” enables teachers to manage and store video content made by students and allows teachers to record from “Free To Air” TV.
“Clickview” is designed to assist learning in the classroom “Clickview” teachers and students are no longer restricted by the availability of AV equipment and are free to access all of the school’s digital video resources from any computer at home or at school.

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