Tuesday, April 17, 2018

EdTech Summit Auckland 2018 - Extra Stuff

Demo slam

Slam 1
You tube - camera icon has plus button. You can live stream from there or record. 

Slam 2
Replace the edit bit of a doc


Slam 3
Bitsbox - coding for kids

Slam 4
Making a map of results on a spreadsheet. 
Puts it on a map. 

Slam 5
Assessment means to sit beside. 
Check mark - chrome extension 

Ignite Sessions

Dorothy Burt
Tomorrow’s schools. Changes coming. Pivot task force report from 30 years ago sounds kind of familiar now. 
The heArt of the matter. 1950’s
Innovative teachers of the time. 
Elwyn S Richardson
Where has the creation gone? It is in the curriculum but planning needs to happen for it to happen in the classroom. 
Kids want to create and do stuff. 
Plan for opportunities to be creative. 
Will Smith YouTube Channel

Anthony Speranza
The power of stories
Hope - drives us to do something. 
Collection of where educational change is happening around the world. 
What makes a good learner?
Teacher and student answers to that question are very different. 
What is our impact and how do we know?
Most Likely to Succeed - movie
What is happening outside of school that makes it more appealing than what is going on inside school?
What is seducing about YouTube ?

If we want our students to take risks then the teachers need to take risks too. The teachers also need to supply the space for the students to take the risks. 

EdTech Summit Auckland - 2018 - Session 8

My Space - Within and Beyond the Walls
James Hopkins

Teach who is in front of you nor what is behind you.
Teach the students not the curriculum.

A learning environment is not defined by a physical space.
A line has to be drawn for teachers to say "no" after a certain time, but this does not affect when the students actually work.

How many ways are the student sin your classroom accessing their learning at the moment?
How are they linked?

The best piece of tech in the classroom is the teacher!!

Rewindable learning is good for reminding students what they did when they do not have access to you as the teacher.

Caves, campfires and watering holes.
Different areas in the room.

Finding the commonalities on the ways we like to learn - in small groups then pulling it out for the whole class.

Plan the spaces in the room from the responses to this.
Plan the big areas for commonalities then use the edges for the areas that are left.
The spaces need to change to the requirements of who is there at the time.

How have you got the content laid out on your site so it is obvious what the priorities are and what you want people to see first?
The physical space is organised for the students.
The online space needs to cater for wider than that. 

EdTech Summit Auckland - 2018 - Session 7

Driving Change and Agendas of Innovation Forward in your School
Anthony Speranza

Link to resources

Challenges to improved change ?
Time, lack of devices, lack of passion, parents, mandates, TITWWHADI, technical expertise, rapid change, priorities, lack of support, budgets, communication, equity, research.

When you hear something that works, it should give you hope but you should not replicate it exactly. Everything is different for different people and situations.

Know your product, people and process - the three p's
Understand fully the possibilities of any product you are going to use.
Connect with other people to help, advise and listen to.
Use the product yourself and it will improve your confidence in talking to others about it.
Keep up to date
Approach the early adopters and get them to try stuff and share it back, then it is not just the same innovators trying to push everything.
Early majority - mostly want proof and evidence before they make the leap
Late majority - need more proof and see it done.
Laggards - don't polish the rocks!!
People are risk averse and the majority of people will say no at first.
Early adopters can trial and suggest how it can be made meaningful for the majority.

Need to invest in building capacity in staff - it doesn't happen by magic.
How can time be used efficiently?
Less formal "techie brekkies"
Build expertise in students - they can assist staff and other students.

Creating conditions for change - there needs to be an urgency
Once you have adopted something how do you make it stick?
How can schools retain the passionate people?
What mindset is needed?
What tools are needed?
What skills are needed?
Kotter's 8 steps for leading change

SAMR model - key moments need extra attention for this to happen and not slide backwards.

Understand your why first, then the how will fall into place.
Starting with why create your purpose, this will then drive your motivation and so to passion - lack of passion could be that they are not linked to the overall school why.
It will fall over if you build competency but not passion for the why.

Contrast Frames

Google for Education Transformation Center

The what it "should" be needs to be based on your why. Who decides what it should be?

EdTech Summit - Auckland - Session 6

Planning for all Learners - Multimodal Teaching and Design
Kate Harland and James Hopkins

Factories churn out things - does education churn out people?
Education came about because of the need to fill factory jobs - learn a bit  - get assessed - learn a bit more - get assessed on a bit more.
Are we giving students the chance to not fit in to this system?
Is education fast food?

Those most likely to succeed? - documentary
The more different ways you learn something, the more you will remember it.
Learners engage in different ways so why do we standardise everything?
Learning is not constricted by four walls so why only do the teaching there? Also the time? It does not happen between 9 and 3, especially the students who have loads of responsibilities at home. A students best learning time is anytime which is good for them so the learning needs to be accessible at any time.
This all changes the job of teaching to different parts of the day too.
On the examples - Google Drawings are used mostly to show the activities. The students choose which activities to engage in from the drawing.
There is a time limit for the drawing - in terms on lessons / weeks etc - the students do not have to do all of the tasks on the drawing.
Different ways of learning the content, presented in different ways, outcomes to be created in different ways.
There is always a create / do connected with all the blocks.

Example Google Drawing Multimodal  - first attempt - Art Deco

You curate the content that you want the students to go to - boundaries - zig zag through them as they want.

EdTech Summit Auckland - 2018 - Session 5

Data Visualisation and Infographics
Patrick Green

Session Resources

Visual literacy is an important skill so  we can have understanding of all the information that is throw at us on a daily basis.
Design is a huge component of communication.

The Google Drawing page is in the centre section.
Use the zoom tool to zoom over the area you want to work on so you don't have to see all of it all the time.

Fonts give an immediate feeling and thought when you see them.
You can use this to your advantage.
Culture plays into the meaning - it is the person seeing the font that makes the meaning it gives.

2 fonts
Use colours that go together - don't just randomly throw colours at the page. Use colours that help you tell the story.
ColorZilla - chrome extension
Colour lovers - web page

Shape - these can make your brain link to things as soon as you see them.
You can make simple images by combining simple shapes together on Google Drawing. Build your own rather than find something on Google. Makes it more personal.
FlatIcon.com - vector images
Noun Project - icons for everything

You can access MyMaps from drive!