Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Friday Sept 17th 2009............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2 Parallel Session 1 – 10:00 – 10:45 ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2 Parellel Session 2 – 11:00 – 11:45 ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8 Workshop Session 1 (Parellel 1&2) – 10:00 – 11:45 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Parellel Session 3 – 14:30 – 17:15 ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 31 September Sept 18th 2009.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 47 Parallel Session 4 – 10:00 – 10:45 ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 47 Parellel Session 5 – 11:00 – 11:45 ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 55 Workshop Session 2 (Parallel 4&5) – 10:00 – 11:45........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 59 Parellel Session 6 -‐ 14:00 – 14:45 ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 73 Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Friday Sept 17th 2009 Parallel Session 1 – 10:00 – 10:45 Presentation Bringing the globe into your classroom Location: (Friday-1) (45 mins) Anne Mirtschin - Mrs - Hawkesdale P12 College 301 Strand: This session will look at how classrooms can connect, communicate, 21C Learning collaborate and create with other classrooms nationally or globally. Leadership and Vision Synchronous and asynchronous means of connecting and communicationg will be outlined, including blogs, wikis, ning, videoconferencing and global projects. Using virtual classroom software, including elluminate offers exciting means of engaging and working with students in a true 21st century classroom. Practical examples and classroom use by a small rural school in Australia will be outlined, showing how these students have connected successfully to the many schools across the globe and reaped awards along the way. Global Collaboration, internet, web2.0, interdisciplinary, motivation 21st century classrooms Presentation Helping Students Manage Technology (or It WILL Manage Them) Location: (Friday-1) (45 mins) Barry Lawrensen, Rache lDewey - Teacher ITGS and Design Technology - Gyeonggi 212 Suwon International School, Suwon, South Korea Strand: Digital Technology in multiple forms is ubiquitous to our modern lives. Is it Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Citizenship and possible to develop critical thinking skills when concentration is Cybersafety continually interrupted with the barrage of these wonderful tools? Some prefer to check the laptops and smartphones at the door, while others are embracing the technology with 1:1 laptop programs and required participation in blogs and social networking. Are we enabling technology addiction? This presentation will consider the implications of a computer on every lap, with the goal of realizing maximum benefit in our classrooms and in the lives of our students. IB Diploma, 1 to 1, Technical, internet, interdisciplinary Presentation Managing Your Time on the Web ... Survival Skills Location: (Friday-1) (45 mins) Chris Smith - Digital Nomad Scavenger - The Education Project Asia 205 Strand: With all the advantages of web 2.0 there are also some disadvantages Teacher ... and one of them is the shear weight of innovations that are dropped Professional Practice on us almost on a day to day basis ... and adding to this the increased demands to monitor students online work ... it's an almost impossible task to manage the demands on our time. One of the main teacher coping strategies is ... working late into the evening and at weekends ... and I wonder if you spent any of your summer holiday with your laptop looking for a wifi connection just off the beach? This session is offered as an opportunity for us to share some strategies that can help ... I'll start the discussion by sharing how a web 2.0 Starter Page used as an RSS Reader saves me time and also how Evernote (www.evernote.com) has made my working life much more Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing efficent across different operating systems and multiple machines. So please bring your own strategies, for 21st century online survival, to share .... however big or small ... we could even delve into the world of "Better Searching" or "How to find stuff more easily" internet, web2.0, interdisciplinary shamblesguru, evernote,rss,start page, Presentation Revolution, Not Evolution Location: (Friday-1) (45m) John Treloar - - Adobe 510 Strand: Adobe Overview of Digital Literacy / 21st Century Skills. In particular: Sponsor *Sponsor Information and Media Literacy, Communication, Creativity and Presentation Collaboration Case study on NSW DET – The Revolution. This case study includes student and teacher work Student Examples of the Creativity and Cross Curriculum Uses across the Region Student and Teacher Examples of Communication and Collaboration How teachers and Students develop solutions to points 2 and 3 above with Presenter, Connect and Acrobat Presentation Learning in and beyond the Classroom: Mobile Content and iPod Location: (Friday-1) (45 mins) Touches 200BC Kathleen Ferenz - Education Consultant - US Library of Congress Strand: Shifted This workshop demonstrates how iPod touch can be used to improve Classrooms Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing student learning both in the classroom and “on the go.” During this workshop, participants explore the built-in, third-party, and web applications readily available for the iPod touch. Participants also work collaboratively to define ways iPod touch can be used in their own classrooms to help improve academic achievement. 45 Minutes Hands-on Session IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, Global Collaboration, inquiry, 1 to 1, English, Multilingual, hardware, software, interdisciplinary, motivation Mobile Learning Presentation Moving our feet in the new age Location: (Friday-1) (45 mins) Mike Izzard - Creative Director - Littleone Creative Enterprises, Hong Kong 204 Strand: “It is no longer possible to achieve anything creative with information; 21C Learning the only result of a continued and unchecked torrent is an increase of Leadership and Vision mental pollution in society. The most characteristic quality of information in such great quantities is the great quantities themselves, and it is under all these layers of muffling and insulating padding that everything important that is going on is actually going on”. Bard & Soderqvist (2002) In the 21st century we are now in an age of information management. With the advent of Web 2 Internet facilities the sharing of information, access to information, use of information, storage of information, validating information, has become a new and bewildering problem for schools. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, inquiry, software, interdisciplinary Education administration Presentation Green, Virtual, Social. The Future of Asian Education ? Location: (Friday-1) (45m) Mr. Anand Dhir - Regional Strategy Manager - Education - EDUCATION - FujiXerox Asia 405 Pacific Strand: Sponsor What are the current IT trends across the education sector in Asia *Sponsor Presentation Pacific, and how are educational institutions contributing towards environmental sustainability. How are security measures being implemented across campuses around Asia Pacific and what are the current trends and challenges in document management. Come and find out the interesting results fed back by your peers around the region in a comprehensive study undertaken by Fuji Xerox. In addition learn about successful cases which have helped schools optimise their performance by delivering successful solutions around the region. This sessions will be then followed by a live solution demonstration, in the Fuji Xerox booth. Presentation Visually Meaningful Lesson Plans Location: (Friday-1) (45 mins) Rob Newberry - Technology Specialist - Ruamrudee International School 206 Strand: Using applications like Prezi.com and SMART Notebook - I am creating Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing A focus on a set of visually meaningful presentations. Learning Tools The way the presentations are set up convey meaning to students...and while the content is ultimately the most important part of the presentation - HOW the material is arranged in the presentation conveys a deeper aesthetic meaning in which students can learn from. (e.g. Timelines) Using Prezi and Notebook, I will show how the arrangement of information on the screen can enhance learning and understanding in a visual way, before the content is even accessed. This presentation will touch on the work of Gardner and multiple intelligences. software, internet, web2.0, video, interdisciplinary Workshop (90 Student-Produced Research Skills Video Location: (Friday-1) mins) Sharon Vipond - HS Librarian & Dept Head, Information Commons - HKIS 210 Strand: 21st Century Learning Skills meets The Research Process, co-presented Shifted by Sharon Vipond & Richard Friedericks Classrooms The HS Library and Education Technology at HKIS have adopted the concept of an integrated Information Commons. One of the outcomes was a joint venture pilot project which evolved from re-thinking methods of learning and teaching the research process as part of 21st century literacy skills. Focusing on student participation and Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing collaboration with an application of video production and web-bases tools, the students were invited to not only learn how to apply the research process but how to effectively communicate that knowledge to their peers. In summary, they were asked to produce on online reference resource on the research process for high school students. The session will explain the video equipment, editing software, structure of the class, team assignments, wikis created, use of google docs etc. The presentation will conclude by showing excerpts from the students' videos, a reflection on the process, and refinements for future offerings. The project was designed for students in Grades 9-12 and was embedded in the Information Technology & Media Communication Course. IB MYP, Global Collaboration, inquiry, 1 to 1, English Parellel Session 2 – 11:00 – 11:45 Presentation Education 3.0: A Framework for Change in Teaching and Location: (Friday-2) (45 mins) Assessing 21st Century Skills. 206 Andrew Thomson - - Strand: Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Two major reform movements have shaped late 20th century learning: the “education-for-all” agenda and the “accountability” movement. Today however, at a time of stagnation in assessment outcomes and increased pressure for new skills to drive productivity and competitiveness, we see new forces impacting our schools and classrooms. This presentation will look at how the teaching and assessment of 21st century skills will enable and drive change in our schools from a perspective that makes them more relevant to learners, more responsive to communities and more results oriented. In so doing, it will ask: How is globalization impacting Asia’s economy and how do education systems need to change to ensure they remain responsive to community and economic needs? How can better use of technology help maintain quality, access, and relevance to today’s learners? What are 21st century skills , how can they be effectively assessed, and what will schools need to do to keep pace? It will also look at how assessment will be used by policy makers internationally and across Asia to change classroom practice and drive the next generation of learning: Education 3.0. (Repeat of keynote) Presentation Connected Learning - Building a Learning Community Location: (Friday-2) (45 mins) Jay Parker (STC) 210 Stewart Brown (STC) Strand: Belinda Halcrow (IS) 21C Learning Donna Morley (QBS) Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Leadership and Karen Thomas (Peak) - Head of TOK/IPSE - Sha Tin College/ESF Vision This presentation aims to communicate work that has been done by a group of teachers from across the ESF which aims to foster collaboration and connection between all the members of our learning community. It is our explicit intention to ask that others from Hong Kong and beyond join us in this endeavor as it grows and develops. In September 2009, the ESF 21st Century Learning Working Party was formed to leverage interest and expertise from across our foundation of schools and to foster collaboration between teachers in the examination of pedagogy that supports students' educational needs. We began work on a project which in September to November 2008 will unite students from Y6 and Y7 from schools across the ESF on an inquiry guided by mentors from Y12. The aim of the project is to use technology, inquiry and mentoring to support learning by students and teachers with a long term aim of developing a model for learning that is connected not only within schools but between schools and beyond. Through inquiry based learning, supported by academic mentoring, and using technology to facilitate communication, our project hopes to break the traditional boundaries of classroom, age and institution. We are attempting to create a platform for learning where students Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing can work flexibly with one another, teachers and experts from the community to further their educations in a curriculum which acknowledges the interconnected nature of knowledge and is driven by a sense of progression and development from K-13 without artificial segmentation based on school system or public examinations. inquiry, internet, web2.0, video, interdisciplinary learning community, mentoring, personalised learning Presentation Flat Classroom Team Pitch Presentation Location: (Friday-2) (45 mins) Julie Lindsay - Flat Classroom Workshop Leader - Beijing (BISS) International School 202/203 Strand: This is an opportunity to interact with the Flat Classroom Workshop Shifted strand. Educators are invited to review teams after listening to their Classrooms ideas. This a 21st Century 'flat' learning experience where adults and students are learning together. Participants in the Flat Classroom Workshop will join with a group of main conference educators. In this session workshop teams of 3-4 will 'pitch' their ideas for solutions to the main theme of the 'digital divide'. Educators will provide feedback with rubric-based criteria and help teams work towards the next stage of project development. The pitch in this session will be largely verbal with possibly some images to support the argument presented. The Flat Classroom Workshop will have 10 teams and therefore need a minimum of 20 educators to attend this session (10 groups of 2) in order to provide review. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, Global Collaboration, inquiry, web2.0, interdisciplinary flatclassroom Presentation Learning in and beyond the Classroom: Mobile Content and iPod Location: (Friday-2) (45 mins) Touches 200BC Kathleen Ferenz - Education Consultant - US Library of Congress Strand: Shifted This workshop demonstrates how iPod touch can be used to improve Classrooms student learning both in the classroom and “on the go.” During this workshop, participants explore the built-in, third-party, and web applications readily available for the iPod touch. Participants also work collaboratively to define ways iPod touch can be used in their own classrooms to help improve academic achievement. 45 Minutes Hands-on Session IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, Global Collaboration, inquiry, 1 to 1, English, Multilingual, hardware, software, interdisciplinary, motivation Mobile Learning Presentation Digital portfolios Location: (Friday-2) (45 mins) Kevin Lester - ICT teacher - island School 204 Strand: The idea of using digital portfolios is not new but using them has Teacher always been hampered by practical considerations. Many of the Professional Practice potential benefits are lost as a result of the technology not really serving the needs of the learners or simply being too time consuming for educators to use. Adobe's new Acrobat software is a very simple Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing tool which potentially offers educators a workable solution. In conjunction with powerful forms and/or commenting tools it is now easier than ever to link students' work to meaningful assessments which can inform learning. In this session we will share the experience we have had of using Acrobat forms and portfolios at Island School this year and discuss possible uses of the software in the future. IB MYP, inquiry, Technical, software, interdisciplinary Presentation A journey into Virtual Worlds Location: (Friday-2) (45 mins) Nehmzow, Claus - Managing Director of Alcus International Ltd - Alcus International 205 Ltd Strand: 21C Learning Have you ever come across Second Life (http://secondlife.com/) or the Leadership and Mainland's HiPiHi (http://www.hipihi.com/)? Vision Second Life is one of a number of emerging 3D online, virtual communities with overall an estimated 300 million users. Each person in these virtual worlds is represented by an 'avatar' that represents their chosen digital persona - housewives, artists, students, businessmen, architects and doctors. There are as many opportunities for innovation and profit in these virtual worlds - virtual items constitute a fast growing market currently estimated to be more than US$1.5 billion. But virtual worlds are not just about leisure or gaming. Corporations, schools, universities, military, and government institutions in the US Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing and Europe have been using the 3D virtual worlds for training, education, marketing and promotions. The Maldives was the first country to open an embassy in Second Life. US religious organizations have also begun to open virtual meeting places. Singapore is reportedly using the new technology to promote its forthcoming Youth Olympic Games. President Barack Obama recently broadcasted his speech from Ghana into two virtual worlds to encourage live discussions moderated by a panel consisting of a US ambassador, a history professors and an artist. So what are latest developments virtual worlds? What are its applications in the business areas? What are its implications for policymakers? Can it be used to enhance our public engagement process, and what role can virtual worlds play in education? web2.0, motivation virtual worlds Presentation Intro to Educational Podcasting Location: (Friday-2) (45 mins) Wes Fryer - - - - 505/506 Strand: Intro to Educational Podcasting A focus on http://handouts.wesfryer.com/podcasting Learning Tools Podcasting involves the online publication of digital files (audio, video, or other formats) within a channel to which others can subscribe and obtain updates. In this session we'll learn how to utilize free Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing podcatching software (including iTunes) to download and subscribe to podcasts, as well as how to use free software (Audacity) to create and publish audio podcasts on your classroom or personal website. These podcasts can include recorded teacher-lectures, student projects, student-created news programs, or almost anything else. Synchronizing audio podcast recordings to PowerPoint slides will also be demonstrated using the free website SlideShare. No previous experience with podcasting or audio recording is required for this session! Presentation What's Beyond Today & Teaming Tools for the Times Location: (Friday-2) (45m) - - Novell Hong Kong Ltd. 508 Strand: Sponsor *Sponsor Presentation Workshop Session 1 (Parellel 1&2) – 10:00 – 11:45 Workshop (90 Creating an interactive Flash animation Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Blofeld-Watson, John - ICT Teacher - St. Stephen's International School, Khao Yai, 312 Thailand Strand: Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Teacher Many classrooms are equipped with a projector and, as teachers, we Professional often find ourselves resorting to Powerpoint presentations to present Practice information to our classes. My proposal is a workshop on how to create interactive Macromedia Flash animations that can present information in a more engaging way. The workshop will cover how to use Flash's drawing tools, how to create buttons and how to create movie clips which are activated on a button press. The animations will also incorporate sounds. By the end of the session, the participants should be able to create simple but effective button-controlled animations. No prior knowledge of Flash is necessary. A small portion of Actionscript 2.0 will be introduced. software, motivation flash, animation Workshop (90 Collaborative Synthesis a way to learn Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Gilbert Halcrow - Head of Theatre Drama Dept. - Island School Hong Kong 305 Strand: Collaboration, Synthesis and the Reflective practice associated with Shifted these processes are often cited as key 21st Learning skills. Educators Classrooms face a challenge however, balancing off constructivist pedagogy against the needs to deliver subject content. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing This workshop offers a model of Collaborative Synthesis; where the Disposition of Collaboration and phases or Actions of Synthesis have been identified. Through the scaffold of this model students reflect upon their practice as creative collaborators, identify the subject content they need to acquire and establish both process and content learning targets. While drawing ideas from De Bono, corporate practice and educational theory the model is a ‘hands-on’ practical approach for use within your classroom. The model has been applied and developed within the Island School HK Theatre Drama Department; but can be applied across all subjects. The model is scalable and adaptable, offering a pathway to authentic and autonomous learning. If you enjoy the collective creation of texts, events or products as a means to educate your students, then this workshop will add value to your evolving practice. It will be an engaging practical workshop where you will develop your own skills as a Collaborator and a Reflective practitioner with a richer understanding of Synthesis. The workshop is not technology focussed but reference will be made throughout to the applications and platforms needed to deepen and extend learning with in this methodology. For more details see my blog Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing http://elementbendingeducation.blogspot.com/ I look forward to working with you. IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, inquiry, interdisciplinary creative problem solving, collaboration, synthesis, reflective practitioner Workshop (90 Selection & Implementation of a School Wide Administration Location: (Friday -1&2) mins) System 501 Graeme Deuchars - Head of Learning & Teaching Technologies - German Swiss Strand: INternational School, Hong Kong 21C Learning Leadership and One of the most significant and potentially difficult technology Vision decisions a school will make concerns the choice of a school wide administration system. In this presentation, Graeme Deuchars, Head of Learning & Teaching Technologies at German Swiss International School, Hong Kong, will discuss the critical steps involved in this process from initial consultation with stakeholders through to delivery and ongoing development of the selected system. Defining Requirements Key to the entire process is understanding and defining the requirements for the administrative system. The steps involved in undertaking this process Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing will be discussed, including how to get users involved and how to undertake user consultation. Creating specification and scope of requirement documents Once the consultation process has been completed the results need to be documented in a way that encapsulates and explains the needs and expectations of the school in a form that vendors can understand and respond to, and which ultimately, will form the basis of the contractual relationship with the selected vendor. Selecting a system and a vendor The key areas to consider when short-listing vendors for inclusion in the final selection process will be discussed and possible strategies for selecting the winning bid considered. Ideas for presenting the business case to the relevant school governance committees (e.g., Finance Committee and Board) will also be discussed. Implementing the system Once the system is chosen the hard work really begins. Some key issues are likely to arise during this phase and how to anticipate and mitigate the potential risks will be Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing covered. User training & Data Control User training is essential for ensuring the success of the implementation and it is important to consider who should be trained and to what depth. Issues related to the critical areas of data privacy and data control must also be addressed during this phase. Onward Development Implementing the core system is only the start of the journey. Inevitably there will be many changes and enhancements required to the system and this section will discuss possible ways of managing this process. It is also desirable to leverage the system to provide other services for the school community through the ongoing development of added value systems covering both academic and administrative functions to the benefit of students, staff and families. The process of planning, testing and review will be discussed. Workshop (90 Motivating Moments: Scratching the Maths Itch Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Jane Harris - ICT Facilitator - Chinese International School 306 Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Strand: Authentic mathematical inquiry in primary schools is often lost due to Shifted curricular and assessment pressures, as well as how comfortable Classrooms teachers are with content and what they believe inquiry should look like in terms of mathematical learning. In order to challenge teacher’s beliefs, values and assumptions about mathematical inquiry, we need to expose them to emerging approaches to learning. Only by questioning existing mental models of what maths might mean in the context of a knowledge- sharing/knowledge-building community will we help teachers, and the wider school community, to examine current practice and begin to define how it might evolve to meet the learning needs of primary students. During this presentation I will discuss how we are infusing technology into the primary maths curriculum by replacing two of the more traditionally taught strands with open ended challenges using Scratch. I will also share how, using a UBD framework, we have built a sustainable in-house PD model for primary teachers at CIS which is helping them to explore perceptions towards learning as well as technology, and to shift thinking about how the role of a primary teacher might look and what it may feel like in the flattening classroom. I will also discuss how we are implementing Scratch in the classrooms, outline the obstacles we faced and the solutions we developed as well as describing how the initiative has trickled down as well as up Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing through CIS and is impacting on the wider school community. collaborative learning, shifting thinking Workshop (90 "Project Napoleon" - Bringing the Real World to School. Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Joel Birch - Teacher/eLearning Coordinator - Ashdale Secondary College, Perth, 304 Western Australia Strand: Shifted Project Napoleon is a venture under way at Ashdale Secondary Classrooms College in Western Australia that aims to package career education in a way that develops applicable skills alongside the traditional information and decision making approach, while explicitly building the foundation required to develop effective lifelong learning. In short, we're providing our students with the motivation, time, and access to learn the way adults do in the real world - by independently sourcing information, and crowdsourcing expert and collaborative assistance. Using a host of online and human resources, the students select an industry-applicable skill to develop and learn it independently. The teaching staff act as project consultants and conduits to industry contacts for the students. The workshop will present a showcase of the process we have taken, and the evolution of some of the projects currently under way at Ashdale Secondary College. Following the showcase, workshop participants will be given a tour of Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing resources available, and given the opportunity to experience the initial stages of the project as it would take place at ASC. To conclude the hands-on session, we will hold an open forum discussion of how a project like this might look across different schools, what needs it might address, and how we might facilitate collaboration between our students. Global Collaboration, inquiry, internet, web2.0, interdisciplinary, motivation career education, lifelong learning Workshop (90 Connect, Create, and Collaborate using Google Apps and Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Wikispaces 315B Jutka Czirok and Natalle Sutton - Design & Technology Teacher, VLE Secondee - Sha Strand: Tin College A focus on Learning Tools Using Wikispaces and Google Applications as a classroom tools demonstrating how these two online applications can be used as a communication tool between teacher and students, and students with students for sharing resources; responding to teacher prompts; recording lesson highlights; posting learning challenges; reflecting on what was learned; and engaging in online conversations by focusing on the users. Demonstrating how Google Applications can be embedded into Wikispaces to enhance the usability of Google Applications all within a website, even on a single web-page. Creating a range of classroom activities from research and presentation tasks, videos and playlists, to Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing self grading quizzes, sharing and group work, peer and teacher assessment. Offering a range of solutions and mediums for inquiry based learning, through which students can deliver their journey in a digital portfolio. A hands-on 90 minute workshop that covers the basics of a selected group of FREE Google Applications that can be used to enhance teaching and learning, by being embedded into Wikispaces. Further enhancing the interactivity between students and teachers through a range of online tools within the classroom but more importantly beyond the school boundary and timetable. Once you leave this workshop, you will have creating a set of teaching and learning resources using a range of Google Applications that can be used by you the teacher and the students of all ages and subjects, and is neatly presented through a class or subject or even school Wikispace. Participants should create a Wikispace (Education Wikispaces are free and without adverts) and Google account prior to the workshop. Early Years, IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, Global Collaboration, inquiry, 1 to 1, internet, web2.0, motivation Workshop (90 Workshop - "Tech Up" Your Chinese Class Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Li Ning (Lynn) - Chinese Language Teacher - Shanghai American School 313 Strand: The workshop is based on the two presentions we'd like to offer A focus on (Presentation Session I: Chinese Teaching and Learning Technology Learning Tools Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Resource and Presentation Session II: Are You Blogging?). It will give teachers are chance to try out what they learn in the presentation with three prestentors' help. Each of us will metor one item list below; 30 minutes for each. Teachers can rotate and try out all of them. 1. Add Chinese Pinyin in Word. Character to Pinyin convert software learning Advanced powerpoint skills for making interactive learning and teaching resources 2.Set up your own personal blog Start to write your first post Get your first comment from other teachers Picasa Rss Reader Twitter Podcast (depends on time) 3.Photostory/iphoto Animation/comic generator for learning Phutonghua, Technical, software, internet, web2.0, video Workshop (90 Selling ideas in the 21st century Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Matt Baron - Year 5 & 6 Leaders - Discovery College HK 310 Strand: Students live in a sensory world where the media is constantly A focus on bombarding them with sounds and images – here is the opportunity Learning Tools to be a creator in their world with their help! In this hands on session Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing you will be a year 5 student and your group will make a 30 second commercial guided by a Year 6 mentor using iMovie and cameras provided. This activity is linked with a PYP Unit of Inquiry titled ‘Media’ with a Central Idea of ‘Media influences our ideas , values and beliefs’ with a focus on advertising. Samples of student work will also be shown. IB PYP, Technical, hardware, software, interdisciplinary Workshop (90 Future Readying our Children Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Paul Buckley - Elementary Principal - Jakarta International School, Indonesia 502/503 Strand: Future Ready is a phrase used by Canton in "The Extreme Future: The 21C Learning Trends of the Next 5, 10 & 20 Years", and is used in this workshop to Leadership and Vision discuss framing educational decisions which school leaders will need to make now, in order to have students who are able to successfully negotiate the future and the problems and opportunities which arise. Using the findings of Pink, Canton, Friedman, Rishard and Kurzsweil this workshop examines the compelling need of schools to examine what they do and how they do it. This is less about learing to use technology and more about framing authentic learing experiences that require the use of creative thought to solve problems and think critcally. The use of technology is hence contextualised as the right tool for the right job - but how do we define and identify the right job? This discussion was first presented in the EARCOS Learing in a Digital Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing World pre conference at Jakarta International School in 2008. As a result of this conference it was then taken up as the Keynote at the Annual Conference of National Plus Schools in Jakarta, 2009. This workshop allows time for school representatives to discuss the philosophical and practical underpinnings for learning in the 21st Century; to identify exisitng and possible challenges, and to begin to craft a paradigm necessary to address the shifts required of our schools - and our educational thought. About this work, David Elliot states "you are able to articulate and hold firm to a vision of learning that moves into a new future. We all need your strength of conviction....you bring years of experience in education, a vision for how young people really learn, a concrete sense of the value of research in creating educational policy (and) a passion filled with integrity...". Workshop (90 Are YOU Web Savvy? How Learning Technologies and Information Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Literacy can be integrated to improve students research Skills in 406 Upper Primary Strand: Peter Woodhead - Primary IT Specialist - GSIS Shifted Classrooms ICT teachers and Librarians are increasingly working together as schools struggle to work out what Information Literacy looks like in a 21st Century learning environment. This workshop is more about Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing practice of Information Literacy than the policy. It will be of interest to teachers who are concerned about students lack of smart information finding strategies as well as to administrators responsible for implementing Information Literacy across the curriculum This workshop will illustrate how Learning Technologies are being used at German Swiss International School to develop students’ information literacy skills. The ICT teacher and teacher librarian have been working together to integrate ICTs with information literacy skills on a project called ‘How Web Savvy are You?’ . This is a hands on workshop where you will experience for yourself how the work of Alan November can be used to teach Web Savvy skills to Upper Primary students. You will see how students can become skilled Web Detectives and more critical of web content, once they are taught to use a wider range of information retrieval skills. We will also illustrate how social bookmarking tools and Wikis can be integrated to further enhance students’ information literacy skills. Workshop (90 The Natives are Getting Restless : Growing Up and Learning in a Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Web 2.0 World 302/303 Robyn Treyvaud - - Strand: Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Workshop (90 Technology Infused Learning in the Primary School Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Thomson Patricia - Primary School Teacher - Renaissance College Hong Kong 200A Strand: Technology Infused Learning In the Primary School A focus on Learning Tools Technology Infused learning begins with scaffolding some basic Information Technology skills for teachers and students. If designed carefully, it can quickly be applied within the curriculum. This session will discuss a simple model for achieving this goal. It will include samples of primary school student products and a brief discussion of their use within the Units of Inquiry. The discussion will be followed by a short workshop on journalling using Garageband. Early Years, IB PYP, 1 to 1, English Workshop (90 Emerging Technologies and the implication for schools Location: (Friday-1&2) mins) Westley Field - Director Online Learning Managing Director Skoolaborate - 308 Skoolaborate Strand: 21C Learning Technologies change the way we work and live. The rate of change Leadership and with technology and the types of technologies that are emerging have Vision tremendous implications for the future of education. Schools will need to adopt new practices including new skills for teachers if they are to remain competitive. Participants will: understand what technologies are emerging and the implications they Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing have on the way we will live in the future, understand how education is changing understand the potential impacts of future change on schooling as we know it Explore the skills that will be needed as this change takes hold Explore Heuristics that work in moving to new models of schooling In this workshop we will explore new directions with emerging technologies. We will explore the implications web 2 technologies have for schooling and learn what new skills we will need to develop for ourselves and in our schools in order to stay competitive We will learn the strategies that worked in establishing a successful global collaborative initiative in teen second life - from admin to practice Finally we will have time to explore and answer questions relating the the educational changes and their impoacts on schools, students and teachers Global Collaboration, 1 to 1, internet, web2.0, motivation leadership Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Parellel Session 3 – 14:30 – 17:15 Presentation Achieve More with Mathletics ("How To…." for Teachers New to Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) Mathletics 306 Andrew Smith - - 3P Learning Strand: Sponsor *Sponsor Many 21st C schools use Mathletics to increase engagement and Presentation reduce teacher workload into the bargain. This session will cover skills that are usually provided in Workshops that we run for teachers who are using Mathletics for the first time and are looking to learn the powerful features for setting work, individualising instruction and motivating students to love Mathematics. Presentation Using Interactive White Boards in the Early Childhood Classroom Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) Ashley Jordan - Primary Music Teacher - Hong Kong International School 502/503 Strand: As the use of Interactive White Boards (IWB) in classrooms becomes a A focus on more common tool of 21st century learning, this workshop will Learning Tools explore its use in inquiry based early childhood classrooms. How does one use an IWB in a classroom where students are still learning how to hold a pencil? For young 21st century learners just beginning to realize the fundamentals of technology, an IWB provides a medium to model new skills and broaden technological learning. IWBs provide a method of interactive learning and collaboration while also offering an enhanced Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing medium to model the skills in technology that young learners need throughout their educational career. Using a Promethean IWB and ActivInspire Flipchart software, participants will learn of one approach from the perspective of an early childhood music teacher at Hong Kong International School. Through exploring several units of study in music for students Pre-K through Grade 2, participants of this presentation will explore methods of brainstorming, assessment and reflection with young students using an IWB that are applicable across all areas of study. Participants will also discover potential curricular enhancements made possible by the IWB using media and web-based learning material and how those can be directed to early childhood learning. Finally the presentation will outline how educators can begin to equip young students with the first building blocks of technological understanding while still allowing learning to be experiential and student directed. Early Years, English, software Music, IWB Presentation We've Got Laptops--Now What? Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) Bruce Dixon - - 302/303 Strand: Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Presentation How do we get our educators to evolve their understanding of Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) technology along with the pace of the real world? 315B Donna Ellery - Digital Literacies Coordinator - Discovery College HK Strand: A focus on Able to travel great distances within seconds, communicate with 8 Learning Tools people in different locations at once, all whilst avidly keeping eyes glued to a TV set with Nick Jr screening. Does this sound like your typical 5 yr old? Well it is…AT HOME. Google Earth, Skype, and many other online applications are constants within the home environment of our students. The technological gap between education and the real world is accelerating at an ever increasing rate. Every day new technologies present themselves, and yet we still have classroom environments that have yet to take up Blogging, which has in fact now progressed to Tweeting! As the age of online collaboration takes us in its grips…we now have the means to keep up with current technological evolution, while also being able to afford it. Gone are the days where technology budgets are dedicated to by constant software upgrades and yearly license renewals from the corporate giants. This presentation endeavours to share some of the top free and current resources you can use within an integrated curricular approach at the primary level. We will also address the question of, how do we get our educators to evolve their understanding of Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing technology along with the pace of the real world? With practical examples of how this question can be successfully answered, and implemented in your own schools. These examples will also include connections to the 21st learning skills achieved. IB PYP, inquiry, internet, web2.0 Presentation Virtual Science Fair – Moving a Well-loved Activity into a Modern Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) Context 310 Janice Dwyer - Y3 Teacher - Chinese International School, Hong Kong Strand: Getting Techy The traditional science fair is familiar to many. It is both meaningful and engaging for students, however it can also be a logistical headache due to time constraints and resourcing issues. This presentation will discuss how one teaching team decided to develop a virtual challenge-based learning opportunity for Year 6 students as an alternative to the traditional science fair. Using Ed-Blocs students worked collaboratively to plan, design, build and share electronic devices which might be found in “smart homes”. Working online was a key element to this project as it allowed students to become familiar with the materials and provided them with unlimited access to the resources required. Students used VoiceThread to share information about the process, products and conclusions. The presentation will address how the idea for our virtual science fair was conceived, implemented and assessed, as well as explaining the Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing rationale behind our decision to share the project with our community in a virtual, rather than traditional manner. I will discuss the challenges we encountered as well as our troubleshooting strategies. Most importantly, I will focus on the learning benefits this alternative science fair brought to our students. inquiry, English, web2.0, interdisciplinary, Science Collaboration Presentation One teacher’s Smorgasbord of Simple Tools for promoting Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) student achievement, transparency and accountability. 204 Jay Reimer - Science teacher - Gyeonggi Suwon International School, Korea Strand: Shifted One teacher’s Smorgasbord of Simple Tools for promoting student Classrooms achievement, transparency and accountability. Target Audience: Teachers pioneering technology use who feel bewildered by the barrage hard-to-use applications; lingo and steep learning curve. Overview: Presenter will demonstrate simple tools I use every day to give teacher’s ideas and specific, useful software they can purchase independently. Format: Demonstration; Q & A, Discussion IB MYP, software, internet, Science beginner, new teacher, technophobe, cool tools, achievement, applications, demonstration Presentation Models for Teaching Teachers Technology in Canadian Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) 200BC Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing International School of HK Strand: John D'Arcy - Learning & Teaching Technology Coordinator - Canadian International 21C Learning School, Hong Kong Leadership and Vision Academic research and our own experience teach us that only with guided and ongoing support will teachers learn to infuse technology successfully, thus ensuring the long term sustainability of the initiative. Successful technology implementations are identified by teacher training that guides teachers beyond basic skills to mastery of technology infusion. They also recognize that this process will take years, it needs to be flexible and it will only happen with the support of advocates. During this session we will present CDNIS's approach to achieving the highest level of technology infusion. We will present our varied models for teacher training and we will leave some time for questions and answers. IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, inquiry, 1 to 1, Multilingual, internet, web2.0, interdisciplinary Professional Development Presentation Flat World Solutions to Digital Divide Problems Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) Julie Lindsay - Flat Clssroom Workshop Leader - Beijing (BISS) International School 202/203 Strand: Educators in the main conference strand are invited to hear and Shifted review Flat Classroom Workshop presentations. Teams will showcase Classrooms their final ideas and pitches via a multimedia presentation. Presentations will pitch the teams' solution to an identified 'digital divide' problem. Solutions will have been developed by teams made Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing up of workshop participants as well as global team members and expert advisors. A highlight of this session is the opportunity for the audience (local and global) to vote on the best three presentations. These featured teams will then move into Strand 1 on Saturday where they prepare a 'F.L.A.T.' (Flat Learning Action Talk) in the Flat Classroom Closing Session. IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, Global Collaboration, inquiry, web2.0 flatclassroom Presentation DIGITAL GIST Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) 212 Harnessing digital content for learning and the library: an inquiry Strand: A focus on into texts online in audio, video, and e-book formats. Learning Tools Katie Day, Beth Gourely - Teacher-Librarian @ UWCSEA and IST - UWCSEA--Singapore/ IST--Tianjin, China All school libraries are contending with changing media and technology—how are libraries dealing with content and the various media and their containers? How are libraries handling dated VHSs, cdroms, audiocassettes, etc: are they being replaced, converted, ignored? Are print collections circulating? What are some comparisons of budgets for print versus digital formats? What are the differences between fiction and nonfiction? Does convenience, entertainment and cost play a role? Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing inquiry, English, Technical, video library, ebooks, audio Presentation Using Computer/Video Games as a Stimulus for Writing Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) Katie Hitchcox - Cross-Phase Literacy Leader - Kellett School, Hong Kong 206 Strand: Session Title; Using Computer/Video Games as a Stimulus for Writing Shifted Classrooms Presenters; Emma Adams, Katrina Hall, Katie Hitchcox Synopsis; Despite the popularity of computer/video games within our culture, schools have been slow to utilise this medium within their teaching. This may have been as a result of the negative press generated by non-gaming journalism. Studies have shown that gaming is now the dominant media for students over the age of 6 and this demographic is becoming more widespread. However, the use of games within the curriculum is sporadic and lacking consistency. Kellett School has used the work of pioneers in this field, such as Derek Robertson and Tim Rylands, to produce a series of modules within Literacy which use computer games as a spur for writing. This seminar will focus on the planning, implementation and outcomes from work in the following year groups; Year 1 - Moshi Monsters Year 5 - Rollercoaster Tycoon Year 6 - Samorost Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Teachers and students will reflect on the work undertaken and examples will be available to view. Methods of assessment will also be discussed and consideration given to the motivation and engagement of students. Future projects on games such as Guitar Hero and the "game text" Inanimate Alice will also be discussed. Literacy, writing, creativity, games Presentation Making it Work: Distributing, Collecting, Grading and Returning Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) Work 210 Leanne Rainbow - Classroom Teacher (Middle school) - Taipei American School Strand: Teacher This presentation is intended as a practical workshop in file Professional Practice management for schools new to or looking at going 1:1. In this workshop, we will be looking at the everyday facets of 1:1 classrooms including file naming, file management, distributing files, collecting files, and grading tips. Specifically, I will share the successes and complications discovered by Taipei American School (TAS) teachers after their first year in a 1:1 environment. It is my hope that through sharing some of our experiences with file management in the classroom as a 1:1 school, that it will help other schools along this exciting and worthwhile endeavor. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing In terms of file management, we will look at ways to organize student data and how our students at TAS use Allway Sync to back up. I will share our protocols for backing up data and transferring data when students require loaners. Distributing files is essential in a laptop classroom. I will go over using space on the school network, using the internet (touching on copyright issues) and how TAS uses a learning management system and a classroom management system to accomplish some of these tasks. In terms of collecting files, I’ll share a few tricks such as setting file securities, locking files, and online tools that can be used in assessments. For grading and returning files, I’ll share some of the lessons we’ve learned that work best. We will look at inserting messages, sound files and using the free portable PDF X-Change Viewer to write notes and grades on PDF documents. Throughout each part of the presentation, I will share our own school’s experiences but also encourage dialogue from participants as I believe each school has learned their own tricks of the trade and hope that this will be the opportunity to share with and learn from each other. 1 to 1 classroom management Presentation Chinese Teaching and Learning Technology Resource Location: (Friday -3) (45 mins) Li Ning (Lynn) - Chinese Language Teacher - Shanghai American School 308 Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Strand: In this presentation, you will have the chance to touch some softwares A focus on in teaching and learning Chinese language, including Pinyin software, Learning Tools PhotoStory, PowerPoint, etc. Adding Chinese Pinyin on characters is always a big problem for Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) teachers. This presentation will introduce how to add Pinyin on characters in Microsoft Word. A Pinyin and characters converter software will also be introduced. In this presentation, we are going to explore some innovative functions of PhotoStory and PowerPoint in teaching Chinese language. Websites with rich Chinese resources that you may use to benefit your students’ learning will be presented as well. Join us to find more! Phutonghua, Technical, software, internet, web2.0 Presentation Green school: reduces waste and promotes responsible printing. Location: (Friday-3) (45m) Mr. Phil Heafey - Managing Director - Equitrac Asia Pacific 405 Strand: uji Xerox and Equitrac bring you a green school and reduces waste *Sponsor and promotes responsible printing. Presentation Traditional document management approach, is a "security hole" of information loss. According to research in Japan, 49.9% of total information leak sources is caused by loss and theft of paper document. At many schools, access to network printing and copying is open to everyone. Unfortunately, this can lead to excess waste of paper and toner, and even disclose of student information, report card and examination paper. Fuji Xerox and Equitrac helps you take a more Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing environmentally friendly and secure approach: * Automatically enforce rules for printing and copying * Maintain strict page or color quotas for students and faculty * Redirect large jobs to the most cost-effective output device * Delete any jobs that are abandoned in the print queue *Authentication of card identity Presentation Using the iPhone in the Classroom Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) Patrick McMahon - Technology Integration Specialist - Shanghai American School 313 Strand: At the last D: All Things Digital Conference (hosted by the WSJ), the 21C Learning arrival of Web 3.0 was announced as well as the demise of Web 2.0. Leadership and Vision What does this mean? The idea of the cloud-based data and services are losing ground to the notion thin client, running clean, simple software. What is the clue? The iPhone and the iPod Touch, which have sold 37 million units in less than two years and attracted 35,000 apps in just nine months. And it doesn't end there. Other tech companies are hot on Apple's trail, creating slick new handheld hardware with innovative client software. Education's Role? Apple's obvious entrenchment in education makes the role of the iPhone/iPod Touch a no brainer in the classroom. But exactly how? In the 45 minute presentation, I will cover the different roles in MS/HS edcuation where handhelds like the iPhone can be a wondrous and Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing productive tool. These roles include administration, the classroom teacher, and the student. The mammoth catalog of applications from education, productivity, social networking, etc., will be broken down into their usefulness in and out of the classroom. Possible scenarios include: Administration: Using a database app to evaluate teachers in their classrooms. Pre-made, custom made templates can be created where admin can use audio, and video clips to supplement their evaluations, all submitted through a local phone or wireless network. Teachers: Creating mini-intranets/servers from iPhones, where syllabuses, homework assignments can be downloaded and uploaded directly to the iPhone and graded and evaluated on the iPhone or synced with a desktop. Create a Twitter account where students assignments are immediately posted as students enter the classroom. Specialized use: PE teachers can use fitness apps to track students' workouts. Students: Post blogs on the WordPress app through the iPhone, collobrate through Google Docs, etc. Examine the many different social networking applications to complete assignments. Read ebooks through Kindle and Stanza. Different hardware and software solutions would also be introduced. The handheld will reaffirm the usefulness of the laptop in the Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing classroom and go beyond, where in the "real world," professionals currently use their handhelds to produce, communicate, and network in their everyday jobs and lives. Global Collaboration, Technical, software, web2.0, interdisciplinary Handheld, iPhone Presentation The Multi-platform Mandarin Class: Sing, View, & Move while Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) Learning Putonghua 312 Pauli Haakenson - Mandarin Chinese Teacher - Hong Kong International School, Hong Strand: Kong SAR A focus on Learning Tools What do you think of when you hear “Mandarin Chinese class”? Do you think of music videos, interactive whiteboard games, movement, accessing prior knowledge, skits, and laughter? This session will be aimed at those who are teaching the mostly widely spoken language in the world, Putonghua, to the elementary level learners. However, the teaching approaches and technology applications could be applied to other levels. Technology-laden teaching methods that have been used in the classroom with Putonghua learners aged 4-8 will be shared. Get ready to move and sing in Mandarin! Phutonghua, Early Years, video Presentation How to Effectively Integrate a 1:1 programme into the Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) Mathematics classroom 205 Wathall Jennifer - Leading teacher of Mathematics - Island School Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Strand: Shifted How to Effectively Integrate a 1:1 programme into the Mathematics Classrooms classroom Keywords: With the rapid technological advancement in the world, educators have a duty to enhance the teaching and learning in their classrooms by incorporating learning technologies that not only stimulate learning but also give the learner deeper cognitive connections. Many schools world wide have adopted a 1:1 programme but what impact has this had on learning? How do we effectively integrate a 1:1 programme in a mathematics classroom? How can we use the internet effectively to enhance the learning of mathematics? A number of problem based learning activities utilizing the 1:1 will be discussed including the use of Mathematical Webquests. Mathematical Webquests require higher order thinking skills and enables the learner to synthesize, evaluate and criticize. Presentation Skoolaborate a global virtual worlds initiatvie Location: (Friday -3) (45 mins) Westley Field - Managing Director Skoolaborate - Skoolaborate 307 Strand: Skoolaborate is the largest school based virtual worlds project. Shifted Recently making the top ten list for the linden prize. Find out what 40 Classrooms schools from 10 countries have learnt exploring virtual worlds in order Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing to find a more engaging way to educate students. How it works, how it is organised and the best of stories so far Global Collaboration, 1 to 1, internet, web2.0 virtual worlds Presentation Alternative Assessment and Questionnaire Techniques Location: (Friday-3) (45 mins) - - Promethean 200A Strand: With personalized learning coming to the forefront, educators must *Sponsor look for alternative ways to question students and gather feedback Presentation from learners. In this session, we will explore some of the alternative methods made possible through handheld devices such as Learner Response Systems. Presentation Mathematical Minds - 21st Century Interactive Activities Location: (Friday -3) (45 mins) -- 406 Strand: Mathematics is sometimes a challenging subject for students. Join in A focus on *Sponsor on the sharing of interactive activities that will help to keep your Learning Tools Presentation student’s attention and provide them with invaluable mathematical knowledge! Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing September Sept 18th 2009 Parallel Session 4 – 10:00 – 10:45 Presentation That Was Then, This is Now Location: (Saturday-4) (45 mins) David Larson - Classroom Teacher & Technology Integration Specialist - Concordia 200A International School Shanghai Strand: Shifted What does 21st Century Literacy look like? Classrooms This presentation demonstrates, with teaching plans and samples of student achievement, how technology-infused teaching shifts learning from preparing our students for the world of yesterday to preparing them for the world of tomorrow; from: Students as consumers to media to creators of media, The five-paragraph boxed essay to the multimedia essay, The role of film as occasional elective to powerful use in all classes, Limited group work to “flattened classroom” collaboration through Web 2.0 tools, such as Google docs, Skype, etc., Static course offerings to innovative and dynamic course designs, “Bells and Whistles” to “Powerful Learning Tool” (from “This is a cool application” to “How to use this effectively in the classroom.”). That Was Then, This is Now addresses these practical 21st Century Learning concerns: What are the practical technology tools that enhance student learning and how can I use them? Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing How do we bridge “cool” applications and “practical” learning applications? 1 to 1, English, software, interdisciplinary, Science, motivation Mac Presentation Adobe: Sponsor Session Location: (Saturday -4) (45m) John Treloar - - Adobe 510 Strand: Sponsor *Sponsor Presentation Presentation You Bought the Box, Now What?–Planning for PD to Empower Location: (Saturday-4) (45 mins) Your Teachers 200BC Kathleen Ferenz - Education Consultant - US Library of Congress Strand: You bought the computers, installed the software, completed the network, beefed up the infrastructure and now you want to see how the technology is impacting the teaching and learning. But wait - did you provide enough professional development for your teachers? For many schools professional development is a missing link, the piece to the puzzle that may have been forgotten when investing in a technology initiative. Participants in this session will see examples of how a well-crafted professional development plan helps to create a learning environment where teaching and learning positively impacts student achievement. Actual teacher projects created during professional development workshops will be shared and dialogue will revolve around designing a long-range professional development Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing plan. Early Years, IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, inquiry, 1 to 1, English, Multilingual, web2.0, interdisciplinary, mathematics, Geography, Science, motivation Professional Development Presentation Exploring Pedagogy with the Interactive Whiteboards Location: (Saturday-4) (45 mins) Kennedy, Nari - Class Teacher - Hong Kong 315B Strand: An electronic whiteboard is a fabulous presentational device, which Teacher can be used as an alternative to most other classroom resources Professional Practice however does using an interactive whiteboard automatically change your pedagogy? What might an interactive learning environment look like? These questions and many others will be discussed in this workshop focusing on how using an interactive whiteboard can transform your pedagogy and change your classroom into a 21stC collaborative learning environment. This session highlights how the interactive whiteboard needs to be seen as more than just inviting children up to manipulate objects in lessons. Teachers need to think about making a transition from a 'chalk and talk' approach of explanation by teachers and more whole class teaching to group collaboration where children are actively engaging in their own learning and becoming active agents: making their thinking explicit, taking ownership of ideas and information and modeling solutions. How pedagogies evolve in relation to the interactive whiteboard depends on several proactive actions by Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing teachers including the ability to initially 'release the pen', the ability to identify teaching style, establishing what is truly interactive learning and changing the scope of teacher control. These developments shift the classroom dynamic to become a more collaborative learning environment where children are challenged to engage in and direct their own learning. I will also discuss my own personal experiences of using an interactive whiteboard in a dual language learning system. I talk about the attitudinal and perceptional challenges I have encountered within the wider school community and the steps still needed to fully utilize the benefits of interactive learning with the interactive whiteboard. motivation Presentation VLE and ICT strategies for language learning Location: (Saturday-4) (45 mins) Kenneth Argueta - Teacher of Spanish and French - Sha Tin College 206 Strand: This presentation will outline different methods of using a VLE such as A focus on Moodle and a variety of Web 2.0 activities to enhance language Learning Tools learning. By the end of the presentation the audience will be able to leave with a mix of ICT strategies which can be implemented in their own learning environments. Phutonghua, inquiry, Multilingual, web2.0, video Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Presentation Central to Modern Crime is the concept of identity. Central to the Location: (Saturday-4) (45 mins) concept of identity is technology 505/506 Paul Jackson - Chief Inspector of Police Computer Forensics & Training - Hong Kong Strand: Police 21C Learning Leadership and The presenter will discuss how children today view the concept of Vision identity. Multiple disposable personas are common for children today - what are the implications for the future? The impact and possible legal consequences of spreading malicious rumours on the Internet will be discussed together with other real issues such as crime in virtual worlds and the sinister hidden worlds of the Internet. As in the real world, dangers exist - but the benefits of the Internet far outweigh the risks. Chief Inspector Jackson will discuss the preferred process of appropriate escalation for cyberbullying incidents and the likely outcomes if and when it reaches the attention of the police. motivation cybercrime Presentation general introduction and overview to ed-blocs Location: (Saturday-4) (45 mins) Peter Kuhle and Scott McDonald - - 205 Strand: Presentation Digital Game-based learning in the classroom: A case study in Location: (Saturday-4) Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing (45 mins) Hong Kong 204 Tam Frankie - chairman - hong kong digital game-based learning association Strand: A focus on Digital game-based learning is becoming a new trend for teaching and Learning Tools learning. While it has been developing in some countries for years, it is still a relatively new topic in Hong Kong. With the rapid growth of needs in using information technology in the classrooms and the increasing popularity of digital games, this presentation aims at looking into the current situation in Hong Kong. Digital game-based learning has been argued to be one of the most effective way for the 21st century students to learn by a lot of different researchers. Teenagers, and even adults, nowadays, spend a great period of time on computer and video games. Many said that their kids are addicted, and this deeply affected their lives. Yet some also claimed that people are actually learning different aspects of skills and knowledge from digital games. Moreover, researches have shown that students are more willing to learn and actually learn better with the help of technology. With the relationship between digital games and education getting closer and closer, yet not much have been done in the local classrooms. This presentation is a case study. It starts with an introduction of the local situation of digital game-based learning. A survey has been carried out among local students, teachers and people working in the I.T. in education field on their habits and opinions of digital game- based learning. It is then followed by a detailed description on the Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing process of transferring a teacher’s teaching ideas of the History subject into a digital game with the help of a team of education and information technology experts. The effects of different types of digital educational game on different school subjects will be discussed. We will also look at how the specific digital game created for the History lessons was applied into the classroom. How the teacher used it to teach in his class? And how the students actually learnt from it? What have to be done before and after the game? At the end of the presentation, there is a report showing the teacher and students’ response to this digital game project. Evaluations on its effects are discussed and feedbacks from the teachers and students are collected. Using this case study as an example, we hope to provide a general picture of the process of creating a digital game and bringing it into the classroom from the early stage of teacher’s realization of using digital game as a teaching tool, the ideas of game creation, the process of production and finally to the application of the game onto the students. We seek for advices and improvements while looking for a possible future of digital game-based learning in Hong Kong classrooms. English, software, interdisciplinary, motivation Presentation 1:1 Sinking or Swimming? Location: (Saturday-4) Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing (45 mins) Tim Carrell & Iain Checkland - Learning Technology coordinator - King George V 312 School Strand: A focus on In August 2009 King George V School will introduce a 1:1 laptop Learning Tools programme for the first time. We think we’ve done our homework, we think we have everything in place. Will the programme be a success? Come and find out if we are sinking or swimming. We will be only 4 weeks into the programme, will we be emotional wrecks, will we be happy with how things are going, or will we be both? King George V School is a co-educational secondary school in Kowloon, Hong Kong with a roll of 1700 students from year 7 to year 13. In August 2009 we will provide laptops to over 200 year 8 students. In this presentation we will outline the decisions we made and preparations we have undertaken leading up to implementation. We will discuss our choice of machine, OS, software, investment in infrastructure, involvement of parents and students and the model and impact of staff professional development. We will discuss the lessons we have learned and reflect on the impact our actions have had on the first few weeks of laptop use. We will share with you how the first few weeks have gone at KGV, we hope it will mostly be good news. The co-presenters are both part of the Learning Technologies Group that has steered the 1:1 process from its inception. Iain Checkland is head of ICT and develops the moodle based school VLE. Tim Carrell is the Learning Technologies coordinator and has been working to prepare staff for the transition. This presentation will be informative for those considering Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing implementing a 1:1 programme in the near future. We plan to include time for questions and are happy to discuss the rationale behind our decisions and actions. Or maybe you are just curious to find out whether it is a success or a disaster? Right now (the time of writing this introduction), we don’t know either. 1 to 1, English, Technical, hardware, software Parellel Session 5 – 11:00 – 11:45 Presentation Walking the Talk: 21st Century Learning in Curriculum Design and Location: (Saturday-5) (45 mins) Learning 501 Curtis, Greg - Curriculum Director - International School of Beijing Strand: 21C Learning The words "21st Century learning" have become a cliché in the current Leadership and Vision landscape. They are often used in the abstract, as aspirations that are difficult to implement in a tangible way. Often, they go no further than serving as a pseudonym for using technology and don't represent the scope of the potential for change inherent in new ways of looking at what's important for our students. This workshop will explore ways in which the International School of Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Beijing is attempting to operationalize the concepts of 21st Century Skills and Approaches. Our model, Learning21@ISB, strives to articulate important modes of learning and working in our rapidly changing world, and to explicitly address the crucial skills needed for successful and rewarding lives for our students and the global community. We will look at the ways in which these ideals are embedded in curriculum design, mapping, assessment, and as guiding principles for the overall learning environment. Global Collaboration, inquiry, interdisciplinary, motivation Presentation LIONeL@KGV Location: (Saturday-5) (45 mins) Iain Checkland - Head of ICT/LIONeL Developer, King George V School Currently on 312 Cannot present secondment to ESF as VLE technical consultant - King George V School Hong Kong on Friday A demonstration of the 'LIONeL' VLE/MIS being custom developed at Strand: King George V School, Hong Kong. A focus on Learning Tools Built on top of moodle, which provides much of the VLE functionality, and fully informed by Maze, the school information system, LIONeL is also integrated with Google Apps and provides a 'one-stop' array of useful features for teachers, students and parents. Some of the features that will be demonstrated include: Email communication with students and parents Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Integration with Google Apps Homework diary system Student tracking systems Registration system [integrated with Octopus] Reporting [Briefly, see separate talk about STEPS] 1 to 1, software, web2.0 VLE Presentation Multi-platform Integration - A Case Study of RCHK Location: (Saturday-5) (45 mins) Ip, Andrew - Digital Service Manager - Renaissance College Hong Kong 200A Strand: Being a 1 to 1 laptop school, the biggest challenge is to ensure A focus on compatibility among everything: How to get the project going after Learning Tools purchasing a stack of notebooks? How do we make sure everyone is using the technology? How do we survive as a platform independent school? What kind of guidelines are needed for this school model? Renaissance College has been running a 1 to 1 laptop school for the last 3 years, and has been stated as one of the success stories in this model. Throughout this session, we will provide insights into all the areas involved during deployment. 1 to 1, Technical, hardware, software, web2.0 Presentation Are You Blogging? Location: (Saturday-5) (45 mins) Li Ning (Lynn) - Chinese Language Teacher - Shanghai American School 204 Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Strand: Blogging is widely used in Shanghai American School. During the A focus on process of developing our own blogs, we find lots of inspiring ideas of Learning Tools using blog. It is a powerful tool for sharing, interacting and communicating among teachers, students and parents. We will start at the very beginning and set up a blog for you to use. In this session, you will learn what is blog, what blog can do, who use blog, why use blog and how to use blog or how to subscribe other’s blog. Useful Chinese teaching and learning resources will be shared in this presentation as well. Phutonghua, Technical, software, internet, web2.0, video Presentation Chinese and English language learning with movies, pop songs, Location: (Saturday-5) (45m) student-created content and curriculum-based homework - how 4 206 schools in U.S., UK, China and Hong Kong are using the Strand: Sponsor GoLanguage platforms *Sponsor Linda Wu - - Gowell Chinese Presentation Presentation What is a LMS, what is OLAT? Location: (Saturday-5) (45 mins) Sandra Arnold - - University of Zurich 205 Strand: Presentation GLOW - The world's first National Schools Intranet Location: (Saturday-5) Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing (45 mins) RM Asia Pacific 507 Simon Jones - - Strand: In 2004, the Scottish Executive awarded the GLOW project (previously known as the Scottish Schools Digital Network) to RM. In September 2007, the project was completed and then in May 2009 it took the top platinum award at the IMS Global Learning Impact Awards in Barcelona. Visit this presentation to find out what GLOW is all about. Presentation The Best Endpoint Management Solution Location: (Saturday-5) (45m) - - Novell Hong Kong Ltd. 508 Strand: Sponsor *Sponsor Presentation Workshop Session 2 (Parallel 4&5) – 10:00 – 11:45 Workshop (90 21 Steps to 21st Century Learning-- Planning Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Bruce Dixon - - 801 Strand: In implementing 1-to-1 learning programs, all that matters is what the 21C Learning experience becomes for students. If we lose our way in implementing Leadership and such initiatives, if we are distracted by technology or if we are stalled Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Vision by bureaucracy, we do our students a grave disservice. However, if we get these initiatives right, we will have a profound impact on learning for all young people - not only now, but also for a long time to come. Therefore, we need to be clear about our purpose, focus, and our strategy to make it happen. In order to assist schools and districts in implementing 1-to-1 programs, the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation has developed the 21 Steps to 21st Century Learning framework. This framework is described in this workshop. This is not a mere checklist nor are these steps by any means comprehensive. Rather, they are intended as catalysts, as guidelines for a much larger discussion. The information included here is merely a brief description, a framework, of what gets covered in the actual institutes. Because each school implementation varies, the steps included here are to be understood as outlines. Workshop (90 Video in the Classroom Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Chris Smith - Digital Nomad Scavenger - The Education Project Asia 301 Strand: I plan to start this session with one demo ... video a few short Teacher interviews using a Flip video camera, edit them using the Flip software Professional Practice and upload to YouTube ... and label and place in YouTube. We will look at some of the relevant video-related areas on Shambles ... http://www.shambles.net/multimedia/ Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing | Video in Classrooms | Student Film(Video) Festivals | Impact of Video | Film & Movie | Film Making | Video Streaming | Video Blogging | Micro Video Blogging | Video Captioning | Machinima | Video Conferencing | Video Online | Video on Demand and Web TV | Video and Movie Editing | Video Suppliers | Web Cameras | Digital Video Cameras | YouTube | Downloading Video | File Conversions | Screencasting | 3D Video | Then it's over to the group to take the session in whichever direction is of most interest. I know that in several International Schools there are staff who have strong "Video in Classroom" skills and experiences. If you are one of those colleagues and are attending this session (I do hope so) ... then please come ready to share those experiences. Shamblesguru YouTube Channel is http://youtube.com/shamblesguru internet, web2.0, video, interdisciplinary shamblesguru, flip,classroom,youtube,film, Workshop (90 Around Wikispaces in 90 Minutes Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Czirok Jutka & Sutton Natalle - Design Technology Teacher - Sha Tin College 307 Strand: A wiki is basically a website that can be edited whilst online, with an A focus on EDIT and a SAVE button on the site, multiple people can enter Learning Tools Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing information into the wiki and it can easily be edited from any computer with internet access. it is designed to allow people to create and edit web pages without any knowledge of HTML. Wikispaces hosts your online site and for Education it is free and without adverts. You can choose to have a wiki open to all, or to members only for editing, or just for viewing. You can collaborate, and share with colleagues, share with your students. Wikispaces are organic and grow, you as the organizer can oversee, and nurture your site, it can be a collaborative work of many different people, that contains a lot of good information, or it can be a specialist site of which you are the author, either way the rise of the wiki has turned the Internet into an easy-to-use library of reference material and a gallery of information. Through this workshop you will learn how to set up a Wikispace, create some pages, add content, create links and hyperactivity, and embed some useful widgets and resources, to create a classroom website and digital resources. Page layouts can be enhanced, with images, and buttons, add some navigation and search feature such as table of contents and tags make the Wikispace take on a truly authentic and personalized look and feel. Participant should bring their own laptops wherever possible. IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, software, internet Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Workshop (90 Cartoons and Animation Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Gecas Vic - eLearning Director - International School Dhaka 310 Strand: Walt Disney once said “If you can dream it, you can do it.” He was of A focus on course referring to the art of animation, and that anything is possible if Learning Tools you have the patience, ideas and drive. This hands-on workshop will attempt to instruct teachers all they need to know to create engaging interactive content with Flash. You will be shown how you may take you own drawings and with a few further steps in Flash you will be able to give your characters a life of their own through animation using two Flash animation methods: frame-by-frame and tweening. Using step-by-step instructions with small tasks that build on the knowledge learnt in this workshop, you will learn the key elements of the Flash interface. From there, you will learn how to work with vector and bitmap graphics, create symbols, modify text, add interactivity, and incorporate animation, music, and sound. Also learn how to export your finished projects. Participants will be given online access to sample teaching programs and tutorial files that they can use to complete a number of other projects. You don’t have to be a particularly good at drawing, as you will be shown an easy method using simple shapes to build you characters. So if you are really interested and want to do it, you can! Target Audience: Beginners welcome, but participants should be aware of the basics of Flash. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing software, internet, interdisciplinary Workshop (90 Cross Curricular Technology Project in PE and Mathematics Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Graeme Deuchars - Head of Learning & Teaching Technologies - German Swiss Dance Room INternational School, Hong Kong Strand: A focus on Reinhard Schmidt, Eckhard Sump, Jo Prinz, Graeme Deuchars Learning Tools In an innovative demonstration of cross-curricular integration of technology, sports teachers and mathematics teachers worked together with the Head of Learning and Teaching Technologies at the German Swiss International School (GSIS) to create an authentic learning experience for students. In the Sports lesson, the students were recorded during shot-put practice as part of their athletics training. During the next lesson, the students used Dartfish Video Analyses software (1) to quickly plot the trajectory of their own individual shot-put. During the mathematics lesson, the students then used Mathscad software (2) to analyse certain characteristics of the shot-put event including determining the optimum angle of throwing the shot-put. Maths and Science teachers will leave with a basic understanding of how this project worked and a list of the software and hardware tools necessary to implement a similar projects. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing (1) GSIS uses Dartfish Video Analysis software for PE and other subject areas as a tool for enhancing learning through visual feedback. Dartfish can be applied to core subjects such as PE, Dance and Drama as well as providing a powerful analysis tool for other school activities such as swimming, horse riding and athletics. (2) Mathcad is the leading product for calculation and design work in engineering and applied mathematics. The unique Mathcad visual format and scratchpad interface integrate live, standard mathematical notation, text and graphs in a single worksheet - making Mathcad ideal for knowledge capture, calculation reuse, and collaboration. IB Diploma, inquiry, video, mathematics, Science, sport Workshop (90 How to use PPT to increase Chinese language skills Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Jenny Luk - Mandarin Chinese teacher - HKIS 304 Strand: PPT is a very useful and powerful tool on Chinese language teaching. I A focus on will teach how to use PPT to increase language skills. Step by step will Learning Tools be showed during the workshop. 1. Insert photo album (students photos) or pictures (story book). 2. Insert textbox of phrases or sentences on each photos after having students talk about them, mark down the names who gave the sentences. 3. Insert sound by recording students' voice one by one, and save it as video. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing 4. Put it on website (blog) for parents and review at home. Phutonghua, Early Years, English, Technical, internet, web2.0, video, motivation Workshop (90 "Point of view" the story in student videos. Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Jørgen Mortensen - Digital technology assistant Film & Video - Renaissance College 212 Hong Kong Strand: A focus on The digital development of today gives everybody an opportunity to Learning Tools express himself or herself using the moving image (video) to make statements and broadcast or publish it online for everybody to watch. This means that the amount of Videos and films accessible is continually growing, but the quality of most of it is poor, not to say disgraceful. This development has shown that it is now the time to act and realize there is a need for education in the language of film, in film analysis and history. The aim of this workshop is to encourage teachers to start looking into this subject and start using video as a tool for storytelling in the classroom. The workshop will not be highly technical and filled with camera terms and computer stuff. My experience is that many teachers are a bit afraid of starting a video project in the classroom because of insufficient knowledge about how to handle the camera and the editing. Well these issues are very important issues when you want to tell stories using video and should Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing not be neglected, but another and not least important thing about films, is the story you want to tell and this story is too often being neglected because of the overall fascination of cameras, effects and software, which in it self; can not tell a good story. A lot of young people think that way, think they can run around with the camera for ten minutes, add some music to it on the computer and upload it to youtube and then it is great film art. Some teachers might think it is ok, because they do not have the knowledge how to assess the student’s work or even how to inspire the students how to improve. This workshop will give you some ideas how to start and manage a video project in your class by focusing on the story to be told. It will give you tools how to analyze short films and documentaries so the used camera work, editing methods and the construction of the story becomes visible, helping both you as a teacher and the student to improve their own work. IB Diploma, IB MYP, inquiry, Multilingual, Technical, hardware, software, internet, video, interdisciplinary, motivation Workshop (90 Mashing it Up in the Classroom Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Lee-Anne Patterson - Learning Technology Coordinator - West Island School 313 Strand: How to use 3 common Web2.0 tools in the classroom. A quick look at A focus on Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Learning Tools Social Bookmarking, RSS and some embeddable Web2.0 tools and how these can add flavour and interest to an Online learning course IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, Global Collaboration, inquiry, 1 to 1, English, software, internet, web2.0 VLE, mashing Workshop (90 Creative Keynoting Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Noah Katz - Digital Technology Team - Renaissance College, Hong Kong 210 Strand: Throw away those templates! Learn creative way to create your own A focus on content. From simple storytelling to complex presentations. An Learning Tools intermediate look at Apple's iWork application, Keynote '09 Early Years, English, software, interdisciplinary Workshop (90 Don’t tell me Why, Just tell me How! Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Peter Woodhead - Primary IT Specialist - GSIS 305 Strand: Very Practical ways of show how Learning Technology can make a A focus on difference in your classroom and to the way your children learn Learning Tools This workshop will be a hands on ( bring a laptop!) session to demonstrate how you can retrofit ICTs into existing schemes work. Examples will be taken from popular topics in the primary curriculum ( Ancient Civilisations, Habitats, Flat Stanley, People and their Environment, Book review and Reading Journals etc) and will explore sustainable, practical and affordable examples of how class teachers can integrate Learning Technologies such as Wikis, Audacity and Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Gimp, as well as a selection of Web 2.0 applications, into their existing classroom practice to create new and authentic ways of learning for students. Peter Woodhead left the ESF after six years as their ICT Advisor to return to classroom teaching at GSIS. The examples used in this workshop were developed as a result of close collaboration with primary colleagues. Peter makes extensive use of a wide range of Web 2.0 applications as well as other free and open source solutions to show how technologies can be re-purposed to enhance existing schemes of work. The audience for this workshop is primary ( or secondary) classroom teachers who want to know more about how everyday technologies can make a difference without rewriting schemes of work. Examples will be taken from the following projects: TTN News from Ancient Egypt. Year 3 Bookbytes. Year 5 Romans Good or Bad. Year 4 Where is Flat Stanley today?. Year 2 What’s in a habitat?. Year 4 web2.0, interdisciplinary Workshop (90 An English Class with a Difference Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Richard Friedericks - Video Technology Teacher - Hong Kong International School 312 Strand: As technology has changed us, it is changing how we might do an Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing A focus on English class. This workshop will demonstrate how Senior English: Learning Tools Broadcast Journalism at HKIS has engaged students in digital learning. Students are engaged in the following activities: drafting their own code of ethics, daily current events debriefing, access to information, research, writing, interviewing, using studio and field video recording equipment, using video editing software, matching words to images, creating two-minute news stories, writing and presenting editorials, anchoring a school-wide broadcast, collaboration, accountability, independence, teamwork, and leadership skills. Our "screenagers" live and breathe digital media but, like learning to write, they need to learn how to use the tools and grammar of visual literacy matched to the spoken word. After a brief description of the course, participants in this workshop will be immersed in a hands-on exercise that will result in creating two minute video reports. They will get a chance to experience what a Senior English student learns and will walk away with ideas to infuse media projects into a variety of otherwise standard English courses. inquiry, English, hardware, software, video, interdisciplinary, motivation journalism Workshop (90 Opportunities & outcomes of students as partners in responding Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) to cyber issues. 308 Robyn Treyvaud - - Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Strand: The digital landscape is populated with communities and networks of children and young people, who work, play and are entertained by the rich offerings of the internet. Similarly, mobile phones are used to connect them to their friends, enhancing and enriching their lives with the ability to communicate 24/7. Few adults use connected technologies in the same way or to the same extent which makes the task of educating them about the risks associated with technology use and misuse a challenge for school communities and parents. To ensure that children and young people gain the knowledge, skills and values to independently make safe and responsible choices in a digitally connected environment, schools are required to develop a sustained awareness and education strategy that is current, authentic and empowering. Listening to and engaging student voice in this ongoing process has been the focus of action research, community based projects and programs and groups of young people standing up and speaking out. This workshop will provide an opportunity to hear the student voices captured on film at significant events and will showcase the practical and effective strategies that have been used to engage the student voice and to put into action their recommendations and contributions. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Workshop (90 Data Literacy for Students: Teaching a Critical 21st Century Skill Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Warren Apel - Director of Technology - American Embassy School, New Delhi, India 306 Strand: Information literacy is more than just research skills. Our media these 21C Learning days are saturated with charts, tables, and infographics. Visualizing Leadership and Vision data – effective creation and interpretation of charts and graphs – is a critical 21st century skill. Cutting-edge tools now exist that make it easy for students to create powerful data visualizations. Charts that used to take 45 minutes for a student to create in Excel can now be made almost immediately using social media like Swivel or ManyEyes. I will show some hands-on techniques to make data visualization fun and easy, as well as a powerful method for geography or history students to create color-coded “heat maps.” As a group, participants will work together to plan ways that a 21st century curriculum can be re-shaped to help teach these important skills. inquiry, interdisciplinary, mathematics, Science Data, Data Analysis Workshop (90 Collaboratively Sharing Student Work with VoiceThread! Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Wes Fryer - - 502/503 Strand: http://handouts.wesfryer.com/voicethreadStudent work should be A focus on shared beyond the traditional four walls of the classroom. Student Learning Tools motivation can increase when the audience changes, and students can learn valuable collaboration as well as digital citizenship skills in the process. In this session, participants will learn to weave digital photos, audio recordings, and constructive feedback (using text, audio Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing and video) with a partner classroom focusing on a student project of their choice.Voicethread.com is the primary tool participants will use to collaboratively share student work Workshop (90 1 to 1 that works Location: (Saturday-4&5) mins) Westley Field - Director Online Learning Managing Director Skoolaborate - MLC School 302/303 Strand: Explore the hueristics of how MLC school has made a very successful 1 Shifted to 1 school. This program has transformed learning for teacher and Classrooms students. MLC has been a 1 to 1 school for 14 years. We examine models, structures and processes that are needed to succeed with these environments. 1 to 1, internet, web2.0 Parellel Session 6 -‐ 14:00 – 14:45 Presentation Achieve More with Mathletics ("How To…." for experienced Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Mathletics Teachers 204 Andrew Smith - - 3P Learning Strand: Shifted Many 21st C schools use Mathletics to increase engagement and Classrooms reduce teacher workload into the bargain. This session will cover skills Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing that are usually provided in Workshops that we run for teachers that have been using Mathletics for some time already and are looking to do more to differentiate, individualise and extend. Presentation STEPS - an alternative to school reports? Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Iain Checkland - Head of ICT/LIONeL Developer, King George V School Currently on 310 Cannot present secondment to ESF as VLE technical consultant - King George V School Hong Kong on Friday A walkthrough of the ideas behind a pilot eSsessment system being Strand: introduced at King George V School, Hong Kong. A focus on Learning Tools Our ultimate aim is to harness advances in technology to replace conventional reports whose value are often not in proportion to the time taken to produce them. The key ideas behind STEPS are target-driven, online eSsessment of ePortfolio work that shares achievements made with targets for further improvement between students, teachers and parents in real-time using technology, of course, to deliver numerous improvements in outcomes BUT hopefully without being more onerous to teachers. Caveat: Although we'll demo the software developed we won't have any results of Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing the pilot to share at this stage. We will be happy to report progress later to those interested. 1 to 1, software, interdisciplinary Presentation iPhone Apps Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Chris Smith - Digital Nomad Scavenger - The Education Project Asia 308 Strand: iPhones, love them or hate them, have the potential to be a valuable A focus on teaching and learning tool. Learning Tools This session is designed primarily for those who already own an iPhone and have a favourite App (or more) ... but others without iPhones are welcome to attend. I'll start the ball rolling by sharing a few Apps that I find useful and showing some online locations for Apps reviews and demonstrations for teaching and learning. It's then over to the whole group to share. http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/mobphone/ internet, web2.0, interdisciplinary shamblesguru, iphone,mobile.app,apple Presentation Mainly Second Life (3D Online Virtual World) Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Chris Smith - Digital Nomad Scavenger - The Education Project Asia 205 Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Strand: This session is designed to be a general introduction to Second Life, Shifted the 3D online virtual world ... for those who have little or no Classrooms experience. I'll be sharing my experiences setting up and managing a 3 SIM Estate in SL called 'International Schools Island'. http://internationalschoolsisland.info which was started in the summer of 2007. My avatar name is "Shamblesguru Voom" Other Second Life resources can be found at http://www.shambles.net/secondlife Global Collaboration, internet, web2.0, video, interdisciplinary shamblesguru, second life, virtual worlds, 3D, VW,avatar, Presentation YouTube – A New Tool for Teaching Information Literacy Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Dana Dukic - Librarian - West Island School, Hong Kong 206 Strand: Only 5 year ago YouTube started primarily as an entertaining video 21C Learning hosting website where users were able to upload, view and share Leadership and Vision video clips. Today, YouTube covers a wide range of topics, including education. YouTube is not just a technology. It is a social space that facilitates social networking among its user. Michael Wesch, cultural Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing anthropologist from Kansa State University, in his speech on June 2008 at the Library of Congress described YouTube as “worldwide participatory movement “ and “a new, user-driven community in which everyone is invited to participate”. YouTube users connect to each other by rating and comment each other’s videos, by create favorites and playlists, subscribing to contents with RSS feed, by creating groups and channels and some other ways. User can also get video statistics that show how often videos are viewed in different geographic regions and how popular they are in that market over a given period of time. In March 2009 YouTube released a new site called YouTube EDU, which aggregates thousands of free lectures from over a hundred universities, including MIT, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, and many more. YouTube has established partnership with many other content providers such as BBC, National Geographic, CBS, HBO and many others. YouTube is a great challenge for educators all over the world. They use YouTube as a massive database containing educational video clips on many different topics. YouTube challenged librarians too. Academic and public libraries are already setting up their YouTube channels where they release videos promoting library resources and services. A number of academic libraries are already using YouTube to deliver general library instructions and specific information literacy skills to university students. Big public libraries are also very active in YouTube social space. In April 2009 The Library of Congress has launched a YouTube Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing channel. It’s time for school libraries to catch up and start to consider seriously YouTube environment for promotion, marketing and, particularly for enhancing teaching information literacy to school students. In this presentation the potentials of YouTube for developing teaching materials for information literacy lessons in collaboration with other teachers and students will be discussed. The presentation will be supported by a number of video clips that will demonstrate the high capacity of YouTube to play an important role in teaching and learning. IB Diploma, IB MYP, Global Collaboration, 1 to 1, web2.0, video, interdisciplinary YouTube, information literacy, school library Presentation Graphic Design on a TI84P Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) George Dashkewytch - teacher - The International School of Macau 212 Strand: My presentation would be on Graphic Design using the TI84P A focus on calculator. My presentation would utilize Smartview Technology and a Learning Tools Smartboard. The designs are created using equations and restricting the domain and range of the equations. Teachers will come out of the presentation with the knowledge and skills enabling them to offer a math assignment utilizing graphing calculator technology with linear and quadratic equations. mathematics Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Presentation Animation with Early Years Students Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Helen Douglas - Year 1 teacher - Chinese International School, Hong Kong 307 Strand: Shifted Using technology with early years students can provide many Classrooms challenges for teachers not only in the way learning is organised and managed in the classroom context, but also in the ways it challenges perceptions of what good practice might look like. I will be sharing how I manage learning with young students and discussing the challenges teachers may face in planning and infusing ICT projects in a dual-language, early years learning environment. I will specifically focus on stop-motion animation shorts and talk about why they are a empowering literacy for early years students. I will discuss the higher order processing skills the children were required to use to animate their stories and look at the benefits of animation for them as learners. Parents played a critical role in helping students to create the animation shorts and I will discuss how I involved them, the impact it had on their perceptions and beliefs about what their children are capable of and how their child learns, as well as the wider effect technology infusion had on other parents. To conclude I will share some of the attitudinal challenges I faced in developing technology infused projects in the context of the immediate and wider school community. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Early Years, English, Multilingual, motivation Presentation Integrating Technology into Language Teaching Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Makky Fung / Joanna Huang - Learning & Teaching Technology Coordinator/Chinese 200/BC Teacher - Canadian International School, Hong Kong Strand: IBAP, EARCOS, In this session, we will look at case studies of how CDNIS teachers of Apple World English, French and Mandarin Chinese have infused technology into Wide Leadership Summit, Online their curriculum. We will explore how technology can be used to Teacher and deepen students’ understanding of a second language. Through Learning experimentation with Web 2.0 tools, language teachers are able to Association develop students’ speaking and listening skills and, more importantly, promote collaboration among their peers and with native language speakers in other countries. These powerful tools give students opportunities to give feedback to their teachers to support their reflection on how to teach more effectively. Phutonghua, IB MYP, IB PYP, 1 to 1, English, Multilingual, web2.0, interdisciplinary, motivation Language Acquisition Presentation Studywiz - eLearning For Everyone Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Mark Yaxley - Director, Asia Pacific - Etech Group 306 Strand: Web 2.0 technology has provided a plethora of opportunity for Shifted *Sponsor teachers to engage students in a technology rich environment that's Classrooms Presentation second nature to today's 'digital native' children. The potentially disorganised nature of these tools and the resistance from a majority Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing teacher base are a couple of examples of roadblocks that stop schools truly embracing the opportunities web 2.0 provides. In this session, Mark Yaxley will be showcasing Studywiz, and highlighting just how easily this award winning Learning Environment provides the foundation for school-wide integration of web 2.0, bringing 21st century technology and learning to parents, students and teachers! 1 to 1, software, internet, web2.0, interdisciplinary learning platform, online learning environment, Studywiz, mobile learning Presentation Cross Curriculum Integration between PE and Mathematics Location: (Saturday-6) (45m) Reinhard Schmidt, Eckhard Sump, Jo Prinz, Graeme Deuchars - - GSIS Dance Room Strand: In an innovative demonstration of cross-curricular integration of *Sponsor technology, sports teachers and mathematics teachers worked Presentation together with the Head of Learning and Teaching Technologies at the German Swiss International School (GSIS) to create an authentic learning experience for students. In the Sports lesson, the students were recorded during shot-put practice as part of their athletics training. During the next lesson, the students used Dartfish Video Analyses software (1) to quickly plot the trajectory of their own individual shot-put. During the mathematics lesson, the students then used Mathscad software (2) to analyse certain characteristics of the shot-put event including determining the optimum angle of throwing the shot-put. In the Sports lesson, the students were recorded during shot-put practice as part of their athletics training. During the next Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing lesson, the students used Dartfish Video Analyses software (1) to quickly plot the trajectory of their own individual shot-put. During the mathematics lesson, the students then used Mathscad software (2) to analyse certain characteristics of the shot-put event including determining the optimum angle of throwing the shot-put. (1) GSIS uses Dartfish Video Analysis software for PE and other subject areas as a tool for enhancing learning through visual feedback. Dartfish can be applied to core subjects such as PE, Dance and Drama as well as providing a powerful analysis tool for other school activities such as swimming, horse riding and athletics.(2) Mathcad is the leading product for calculation and design work in engineering and applied mathematics. The unique Mathcad visual format and scratchpad interface integrate live, standard mathematical notation, text and graphs in a single worksheet - making Mathcad ideal for knowledge capture, calculation reuse, and collaboration. Presentation Room to Think:From Response to Creation using Voicethread Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Rob Ferrin and Kirk Jopowicz - Humanities Instructor - Hong Kong International School 501 Strand: Teaching in an international school poses unique challenges and A focus on exciting possibilities in learning and collaboration. Aiding this mix of Learning Tools challenge and possibility is the 2.0 toolVoicethread , a web based tool that allows collaboration and opens doors to a greater range of learners from various backgrounds, abilities and languages. Billed as "a secure K-12 network for students and teachers to collaborate and Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing share ideas with classrooms anywhere in the world"Voicethread can be a powerful tool in your Learning 2.0 classroom. From student responses to direct teacher feedback to collaborating with other classes on your campus or around the world,Voicethread has the capacity to reach a greater number of students in remarkable ways. This presentation will demonstrate some standard and not-so- standard ways to utilize Voicethread in your classroom. From annotations to using it as a medium to provide more specific and direct feedback to your students, Voicethread has the capacity to be an instrument of assessment and reflection for both student and teacher that promises to be more rewarding. Whether you have never heard of Voicethread before or are a veteran, this presentation will be enriched by your presence as we share together how this website can be effectively used within your classroom, regardless of the discipline. Teachers will learn to join the site, upload documents, images, and respond using Voicethread's various tools. Teachers will then have the opportunity to practice and walk away with enough skill to start using Voicethread in their classroom. Global Collaboration, English, internet, web2.0, video, interdisciplinary, mathematics, Geography, Science, sport collaboration voice project creation Presentation K-12 Online Conference - Free Professional Development on Web Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) 2.0 Technologies 502/503 Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Wes Fryer - - - - Strand: Shifted http://handouts.wesfryer.com/k12onlineThe K-12 Online Conference Classrooms offers a fantastic, free opportunity for educators around the world to learn together about innovative and effective ways web 2.0 (read/write web) technologies are and can be used to engage students as well as improve opportunities for learning. Each October, over 40 free presentations created by teachers around the world are posted on the k12onlineconference.org website. Thousands of educators from around the world have participated in the conference since 2006. A series of live events as well as asynchronous interaction options are available during and after the conference. Learn how you can participate, AND earn professional development credit. Presentation Educate or Block - what is best for our students Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Westley Field - Director Online Learning Managing Director Skoolaborate - MLC School 313 Strand: At MLC school we only block porn. For 14 years every student has had Digital open access to a laptop computer yet the array of conerns around Citizenship and Cybersafety cyber safety have never shown their head. See how this school deals with educating students in order to keep them safe. Full schools programs linked together for constant and thorough education. Also hear from the legal perspective why it is better to educate than block students from using the internet and learn what you can and can't be sued for. There is a choice and one of those choices is to educate. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Global Collaboration, 1 to 1 cyber safety Presentation Business continuity solutions for education Location: (Saturday-6) (45m) - - Novell Hong Kong Ltd. 508 Strand: Sponsor *Sponsor Presentation Presentation Little Hands - Enhanced Elementary School Learning Through Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) Interactivity 406 -- Strand: A focus on *Sponsor Inspire young students to engage in a wide variety of lessons while Learning Tools Presentation providing kinesthetic opportunities. mimio® has made learning any subject fun and exciting for the little ones. Collect ideas for interactive lessons and activities directly from the mimio® expert! Presentation RM - Sponsor Session Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) -- 507 Strand: RM is an education technology company founded in 1973, employing more than 2,000 staff worldwide. With 100% of its R&D budget spent on education RM is currently responsible for some of the largest education technology projects in the world. These include GLOW, the first ever national schools learning platform in Scotland, and numerous other transformational ICT projects. Full Workshop/Presentation Last Updated: 13/09/09 Listing Presentation Ways that we can effectively use IWB's in teaching Location: (Saturday-6) (45 mins) - - Promethean 200A Strand: Although Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's) have been in use in schools Sponsor *Sponsor for the past few years, learning the most effective ways of using it to Presentation enhancing teaching and learning is still elusive for many. In this session, we will explore tried and true methods by which you can use Interactive Whiteboards in your classroom!