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Saturday, January 26
 

9:00am HKT

1:1 iPads in Elementary
Many schools have begun to make iPads a key resource for elementary students. Until now, this has been mostly through iPad carts. This year, NIST became one of only a few international schools to implement a 1:1 iPad program in elementary. This presentation will tell the story of the ups and downs of deploying and supporting over 600 iPads. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the challenges and benefits of 1:1 iPads in elementary and the knowledge to design their own basic implementation road-map. It will cover both big-picture planning and technical details such as Apple ID management. Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Presenter
avatar for Brady Cline

Brady Cline

Elementary ICT Coordinator, New International School Thailand
I have been an international educator and leader in technology for over 10 years. I am currently an ICT Coordinator in Bangkok. I hold various qualifications and have taught in six countries in a variety of positions in both high school and elementary. Before becoming a teacher... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS102

9:00am HKT

21st Century Readers and Writers Workshop: Infusing technology into upper elementary literacy instruction

Sometimes the structure of Readers and Writers Workshop and elementary grades literacy instruction can feel confining to ES teachers. With the plethora of iPad apps available to ES teachers for conferring and conferencing with students, self and peer editing, and publishing dynamic multimedia pieces, literacy instruction can be shifted to include additional digital fluencies and instructional technologies. This hands-on, iPad-centric session will provide the ES teacher with a number of tools, techniques, and apps being used to transform ES literacy instruction. To get the most out of this session it is recommended that participants bring an iPad. A list of apps will be given to participants prior to the session.

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Presenter
avatar for Jeff Dungan

Jeff Dungan

Instructional Technology Coach, Shanghai American School
Instructional Technology CoachShanghai American School


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
New Music Room (PAC0100)

9:00am HKT

Approaches to Gaming in Education (Minecraft, Portal and friends)

The Horizon Report highlighted Gaming as a major education trend to watch in the coming years. However, there are already several platforms available for gaming that exist and are successful right now. Minecraft is one of those games that has taken the entire world by storm, and other major gaming companies like Valve are starting to buy in to the fact that games are here in schools to stay.

With the majority of our students on gaming platforms outside of school, how do we leverage this as a learning space and how do we ask meaningful questions with the existing games, without taking the fun out of it?

This workshop will introduce some great games for learning and share some ideas on how they can be best used in the classroom.

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Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
BBT(PAC012)

9:00am HKT

Creative Ways To Use Google Forms & Spreadsheets in & out of the classroom

In this session, I will demonstrate how the versatility of Google Form makes it a nearly perfect tool to serve pedagogical, administrative and logistic purposes in the 21st century classroom. It is recommended that you bring your laptop or iPad to this session for a bit of hands on time.

I work at the university and I typically begin my lessons by projecting a Google form on the screen for taking attendance and I embed the associated spreadsheet on the course site for students to check their own attendance. In my writing-heavy courses, practically all in-class writing tasks are designed with Google forms. Using their own wifi-enabled devices, my students submit their writings and study each other’s work on the big projector screen for in-class discussion. I used to download javascripts to write online quizzes; now I write them exclusively with Google forms, and install an auto-grading script on the spreadsheets to calculate student scores and email the reports to them. I conduct in-class polls for instant feedback and set up spreadsheets with simple formulas to automate calculations for real time announcements of poll results. Using Google Form, I also track assignments, collect information, and administer in-class tests.

Come and learn some tips & tricks to take your Google Forms & Spreadsheet use to the next level.
Target Audience -Upper Primary through Secondary Teachers

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Presenter
avatar for John Wong

John Wong

Lecturer, City University of Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS114

9:00am HKT

Edmodo Institutional Workflow

To demonstrate how to set up the Edmodo LMS to transform institutional workflow by taking the successful innovations that Edmodo has developed and targeted for classroom use, and applying them to the administrative and operational environment to streamline institutional communication, cooperation, and collaboration for a more efficient, simpler, and ultimately more productive workplace.

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William Stewart

Foreign Language, LMS Admin, Tech Integration,  Apple Distinguished Educator, St. Paul Preparatory


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS203

9:00am HKT

English Schools Foundation Moodle Project

We will demonstrate a number of extensions for moodle that have been developed and evolved within ESF over the last few years. The goal of the extensions is to grow the adoption and use of moodle by matching the workflow of teachers, making course creation meaningful and quicker for them, and encouraging participation from students.

Tools to be shown include:
· Badger for awarding and displaying badges for student achievement
· Quickstructure for improving the visual impact of a course for learners
· Sharedropbox for peer review and reflection of student work

The extensions have been used widely across the foundations 20+ schools in Hong Kong - the presentation will focus on examples of their use at a range of Secondary levels and across a range of applications.

The extensions are available publicly and can be added to your own moodle 2.2+ installations.

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Presenter
avatar for Tim Carrell

Tim Carrell

Vice Principal, Sha Tin College
I like the opportunities that technology is bringing to our profession. Opportunities to do things not possible before, do things better or just differently (which often leads to better). I particularly like to see what imaginative, dedicated teachers do with the tools, ideas, and... Read More →
avatar for Iain Checkland

Iain Checkland

Learning Systems Project Director, English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong
Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS103

9:00am HKT

iBooks - What is possible and how to get there

iBooks Author has made the process of becoming a published author as easy as drag-and-drop. But there is more to iBooks Author than just taking your existing content and transferring it into a digital product.

iBooks Author enables us to make the process of reading of a book into a more interactive experience. Essentially, it allows us to make books more like apps.

In this workshop, Keri-Lee will demonstrate exactly what is possible with iBooks Author by sharing examples of iBooks that model great interactivity. She will provide handy tips on how to get started, and direct participants to resources that will help them along their journey to becoming published authors.

Keri-Lee will help participants begin experimenting with their own book, which will require iBooks Author to be downloaded on prior to the workshop. The workshop is targeted towards K-12 educators, across all subject areas.

MacBook Pro's will be provided for participants to use during the session.

(of course people are encouraged to bring their own...)

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Presenter
avatar for Keri-Lee Beasley

Keri-Lee Beasley

Digital Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
Secondary Library(AB302)

9:00am HKT

Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning in the Early Years

“Integrating Technology to Enhance Learning in the Early Years” is a session geared for teachers of grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. This session combines specific “Take Away Lessons” ready for immediate use, active audience engagement in the brainstorming of ideas, sharing of specific technology tools, and opportunities for learning between session participants. The theme of the presentation is that technology enables all teachers to do what is most valuable in our profession... to make the learning moment a better one.

As an introduction we will examine the growing shift away from the teacher as a disseminator of information to a teacher as a facilitator and an enabler. From this launching pad we will look at several examples of the ways that technology can enhance this transition. We will examine 10 scenarios for integrating technology into the classroom. In each situation we will detail the hardware and software needed, the logistical challenges, and strategies for optimal success.

Included in the presentation is a list of the best digital tools for young learners, especially creativity tools and other Web 2.0 tools. This includes digital social networking on the web, for both our teachers and our early learners.

Workshop Feedback https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CLHK2013-wf


Presenter
LJ

Linc Jackson

Currently teaching in Indonesia at an international school on the island of Borneo. With me are my wife, Casey and my son, Cable. We are in our second year at Pasir Ridge International School.


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS214

9:00am HKT

Living4Real

Life is breathing and living. The young generation growing up now find their life intertwined with technology. How do youth today know how to use technology to enhance their life skills and not rely on it to survive? How do developing skills in school settings transfer to real life settings?

Real Time:
- How does youth manage their time?
- How do we keep things real for the youth?

Real Talk:
- How do we talk the talk?
- How can youth communicate to the rest of the world?

Real Life:
- Why do learning spaces matter and connect to other spaces of life?
- How can we encourage development of organization and prioritization skills?

Real Search:
- How do we encourage research and inquiry?
- Why should we motivating and inspiring each youth to think about their dreams and where their life is going?


Audience will bring away:

• ideas to connect their educational environment to the youth they are educating
• thoughts on how what educators teach today is relevant to the lives of their students and how to prepare them for their lives beyond content knowledge
• reflection on what life skills are and how technology can enhance them and not replace them

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Presenter
avatar for Praise Ma

Praise Ma

Grade 6 Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Middle School Grade Six


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
Drama Room (PAC011)

9:00am HKT

Moodle for a Primary school VLE and online community

Moodle is an established platform for secondary schools and higher education but what about primary schools?

In this session I will be showing a very successful example of moodle use in a Primary School with students aged 5 - 11. The session will focus on the following things:

- Making moodle friendly for younger learners
- Creating a learning community
- Seamless integration of Google Apps
- Reducing the number of logins students have using single sign on
- Engaging staff CPD
- Making students the content creators and creating an online workspace for students
- Using moodle as glue for all our web based resources. Integrating everything.

Time will be given to attendees to explore at ESF Primary moodle site and to see the great things that both teachers and students are creating and collaborating on.

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Presenter
avatar for Stuart Lowe

Stuart Lowe

Learning Technology Adviser, ESF Centre
I am passionate about students using technology to create amazing things. Through my work I have a great opportunity to work with schools at every level to help them integrate technology with some of our younger learners. Outside of the office I am an independent mobile and desktop... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS205

9:00am HKT

Read, Write, Drive! How to Rock Your Reader's and Writer's Workshop with Google Drive Applications

Join Wendy as we take the reader's and writer's workshop model in language arts and go digital! We'll explore best practices in writing and organizing your mini-lessons, using Docs collaborative writing features for your writing partners, Drive to organize your lesson world, Forms to collect summarization and reading logs, and Presentations for brainstorming.

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Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
AB604 (Seminar Room)

9:00am HKT

Shifting the Educational Paradigm with Challenge Based Learning

Challenge based learning (CBL) moves teaching away from the traditional pedagogy that academic content is a body of precepts, which need to be memorized, and into a deeper understanding--one which gives students more control in situations that involve quantitative and spatial reasoning.
Geometry students were challenged to analyze the Hong Kong Cage home phenomena through a multi-disciplinary and mathematical exploration. The challenge gave students the opportunity to see how using the power of mathematics within a socio-economic context to assess, synthesize, and interpret information can improve the world around them.

This workshop leads to a dissemination on how students engaged in a global education perspective can understand how specific academic skills can be applied to the global market place.
The workshop includes take-away student exemplars and teacher templates.
Target Audience
Suitable for all teachers, this workshop will be of particular interest to those considering shifting the educational paradigm.Lesson templates and student examples are from the middle to high school level mathematics classes, but are adaptable to fit the needs of students across all grade levels and academic subjects.

In this workshop participants will:
1. Learn and discuss how CBL emphasizes the student's ability to access, interpret and synthesize information.
2. Develop Big Ideas to initiate a CBL project and learn how to overcome the challenges.
3. Explore and learn to use Google apps that support and assess CBL projects.

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Presenter
avatar for Kelly  Grogan

Kelly Grogan

Math Teacher, HKIS
Kelly Grogan is a mathematics educator using a learning centered classroom approach that moves the teaching of mathematics away from the traditional pedagogy that math is a body of precepts which need to be memorized and into a deeper understanding- one which gives students control... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS404

9:00am HKT

Twitter in Elementary Grades

Many of us use Twitter for news headlines, engaging in a professional learning network or even catching up on entertainment news. It can also be a valuable learning tool for students. I have been using Twitter with my kindergarten class to share their work with parents and also write a daily morning message. Integrated with our classroom iPads, it has become a seamless way for us to share work and ideas. It can also be a powerful way to communicate with a buddy class somewhere else on the other side of the world.

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Presenter
avatar for Elvina Tong

Elvina Tong

Educational Technology Facilitator, International School of Beijing
Elvina is a late bloomer to education but not technology. She spent the first few years after college working in online magazine marketing. After realizing she wanted to try out teaching – she loved it. Eleven school years and a masters degree later, she is one of the elementary... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS406

9:00am HKT

Website Creation for Students and Teachers

Participants will see how students and teachers can easily create their own website to enhance learning in a digital world. Participants will see websites of teachers and students of all tech abilities and how they can be easily integrated into the classroom and beyond.
Demonstrations will be made using Weebly.com. With the assistance of the workshop leaders, participants will create their own Weebly account.

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Presenter
avatar for Dawn Brews

Dawn Brews

Language Curriculum Leader/Year 6 Teacher, Renaissance College
avatar for Jason	Prohaska

Jason Prohaska

PYP Learning Technology Coach / House Director, Renaissance College
A coach for meaningful Technology Integration and Makers Ed. When not working, I can be found following one of my passions, either ice hockey or video editing.


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS216

9:00am HKT

What's Wrong with the ICT Curriculum? Working Approaches to Skills Based Assessment of Authentic Learning

In the UK at least there is a crisis. What might be some of the reactions to this and possible outcomes from it? Where might that leave ICT curriculum leaders? Answering these questions may point to how curricular may need to change and asks the bigger question of how an ICT curriculum stays relevant when technology is constantly changing?
What does it take to be ""good"" at technology?
How is this currently judged in many schools?
What is the validity of these assessment frameworks in the 21st Century?
Are there more useful approaches that are "future proofed"?

In this session attendees will examine approaches to structuring and assessing ICT skills in a secondary school context.

Understanding Digital Kids/Youth/Learners
Kids today are using digital technology constantly. How does this change the way they think and learn? What does it mean for educators?

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Presenter
avatar for Mark Roper

Mark Roper

Head of Technology, IS


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS106

9:00am HKT

Why Computational Thinking Matters

Computers are really good at performing repetitive tasks, calculating without error, and managing large sets of data. One of the most important skills to develop in our students is deciding when and how to use a computer to work more efficiently or quickly than is otherwise possible. This set of skills is part of a topic known as computational thinking. It is a way to help students see the bigger picture of skills we are teaching them in math and science.

Introducing opportunities for students to apply and explore computational thinking concepts is now easier than ever. There are many ways to help students learn how to make computers perform calculations so that the students can focus on figuring out what the numbers mean. This also allows students that have previously been frustrated by mental calculation to get back into the game of understanding abstract ideas and solving problems.

This workshop will share a number of simple ways to introduce computational thinking to students in math and science classes at the middle or high school level. Participants will work through example problems they can use with their students, see examples of how students have used these tools to demonstrate their understanding, and brainstorm ways to include computational thinking activities within existing curriculum. Participants will be able to download all program code and other files used in the workshop.

Tools will include spreadsheets, the program Geogebra www.geogebra.org Python www.python.org ,a free and resource-rich programming language. Participants may want to download Geogebra and Python 2.7 to their computers before the workshop.

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Presenter
avatar for Evan Weinberg

Evan Weinberg

Mathematics Teacher, Saigon South International School
Evan Weinberg has taught mathematics and science at the high school level for the past fourteen years. He worked at public schools in New York City until the fall of 2010, when he moved with his wife to China to begin his international teaching career. He enjoys working to help students... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS407

9:00am HKT

Year 6 Exhibition Film Festival

For the past 3 years, RCHK has used an exciting concept for the PYP Exhibition. The year 6 students used the medium of film to express their ideas and to document the action they planned and implemented, relating to an inquiry of their choice.
The rationale was to provide opportunities for the students to demonstrate each of the 5 essential elements of the PYP, whilst calling upon all 5 of the transdiciplinary skill areas, as appropriate, during their inquiry.
In addition the students further developed their media skills by using media language, symbols and text. Without a doubt all the year 6 students developed their digital literacy skills, ability and knowledge during the inquiry process.
In this presentation we will guide you through the process to transform the PYP Exhibition into a Film Festival, seen from both the curriculum point of view, and from the ICT aspect.

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Presenter
avatar for Mike Hogg

Mike Hogg

Year 6 Coordinator, RC
I hail from NZ and have been teaching for 12 years. I'm passionate about all sports and enjoy the outdoors. I'm also passionate about the constant learning journey that teaching takes you through.
avatar for Jørgen Mortensen

Jørgen Mortensen

Learning Technology Coach-Film & Media, Renaissance College
I'm OK...


Saturday January 26, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am HKT
SS117

10:30am HKT

Better at shooting, better footage! Camera tricks for every-one and every-device.

Nowadays cameras comes in every form, shape and quality.
With some basic knowledge they can all make decent and usable video.
The workshop will provide you with some basic camera tricks that could improve the video shooting for your classroom projects.
Bring your own device(s) and find out how to get the most out of them.

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Presenter
avatar for Jørgen Mortensen

Jørgen Mortensen

Learning Technology Coach-Film & Media, Renaissance College
I'm OK...


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS404

10:30am HKT

ePortfolios in Google Apps

This workshop will demonstrate how Chatsworth Orchard campus uses Google Apps for Elementary ePortfolios - as a workspace, storage area and tool for demonstrating learning.

Participants will be given a fully ready working template to start with ePortfolios in their classrooms and a short discussion on the challenges and successes with ePortfolios will be part of this workshop.

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Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
BBT(PAC012)

10:30am HKT

Essential Transdisciplinary Skills in R1-Grade 2 - what are they?

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center released a joint statement on technology and interactive media as early childhood educational tools in January 2012. This new statement confirms what many of us have know for years: educational media & technology can be integrated into early learning environments in a way that is both appropriate and beneficial. But what is appropriate for this age group at school?

Come share ideas and resources that can help us find the learning potential of new tools and resources when working with our early learners. Discuss ways to make connections to the important instruction and learning that needs to happen in the first years at school and the academic skills our students require to succeed at school and in the future.

This session will be a sharing of ideas, questions, and an open discussion with the intent to continue the collaboration online after you leave the conference.

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Presenter
avatar for Sandy Oliver

Sandy Oliver

Lower Primary ICT Facilitator, Hong Kong International School
avatar for Martin Ruthaivilavan

Martin Ruthaivilavan

Learning Innovation Coach, Shekou International School
China


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS217

10:30am HKT

From Alpha to Omega: How the geeky teacher has turned the tables on what it means to be a role model.

From Alpha to Omega: How the geeky teacher has turned the tables on what it means to be a role model.

Presenter: Andrew Harnett

Throughout my life I have been a geek. In the 80’s and 90’s, this was deemed uncool. However, this is a very cool status for Generation D students. The jock is now on the same playing field as the geek in the elementary classroom. This session is a case study on best practices to support Generation D students in their learning. The session highlights using the Google suite of apps, e-portfolio’s and collaborative web 2.0 tools to support inquiry. Participants will take away new tools, teaching techniques and geeky things to engage elementary students in learning. Student and teacher exemplars, as well as lessons, will be made available for participants to reference.

The presenter will demonstrate how:

  *   To engage students using one’s own personal history and life experiences
  *   To help students succeed using geeky activities, morals and principles
  *   Being different is the way forward

This workshop will:
1. Highlight the Google suit, Google Moderator, Blogger, and Picassa Web Albums tools to support discussions and learning.
2. Show participants how to use collaborative web 2.0 tools
2. Help participants Identify one’s own level of geekiness using a Geek inventory
3. Discuss how to use personal history effectively to reach students

Target Audience

This presentation is targeted towards elementary and primary school teachers, however, specialists may benefit from the workshop.

It’s time to even the playing field with the jocks.

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Presenter
avatar for Andrew Harnett

Andrew Harnett

Grade 5 Teacher, Qatar Academy
I'm a youngish, passionate teacher who, after a few years of teaching is still going strong in the desire to help kids improve. I don't teach for the summers off. I teach because I want to see kids grow in our developing world. As an international school teacher for a few years now... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS203

10:30am HKT

Gaming in Social Studies

The Social Studies department at HKIS Middle School has made an effort to integrate games-based learning into various aspects of our curriculum. Delegates will hear an overview of our journey into this area, including the pedagogical background and our initial concerns and goals, and then I'll share some successes and failures. Delegates will walk away with a large bank of resources to draw from and a framework for how to implement this in their own courses. I will also share about how I've adapted the idea of "gamification of homework" into my classroom, which would fit in any middle school class regardless of discipline.

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Presenter
JP

Jeff Pierce

Social Studies Learning Leader, Hong Kong International School Middle School


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
Secondary Library(AB302)

10:30am HKT

Generation Safe workshop

At Renaissance College, Year 6 students are introduced to a 1 to 1 laptop programme. With any new technology, the students have to be aware of the responsibility that comes with using such a powerful tool.

The aim of this presentation is to share how we prepared the students to be responsible digital citizens. We will take you through the steps of how we incorporated the many aspects of using laptops safely, focusing on the issues of Cyber bullying, Digital footprint, Digital hygiene, Security, Balance, Academic honesty and Digital ID.

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Presenter
avatar for Mike Hogg

Mike Hogg

Year 6 Coordinator, RC
I hail from NZ and have been teaching for 12 years. I'm passionate about all sports and enjoy the outdoors. I'm also passionate about the constant learning journey that teaching takes you through.


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS117

10:30am HKT

Integrating Digital Citizenship into the Curriculum

This session will showcase of various websites, videos, games, activities, worksheets and articles dealing with Digital Citizenship. Practical examples of ways in which you could integrate this material into your school curriculum directly (student assessment tasks) and indirectly (A Digital Citizenship Week). Focusing on material for Secondary students but not forgetting Primary students and Parents. Digital Citizenship issues covered to include: Cyber bullying, Sexting, Posting images online, Citing Sources & Plagiarism, Social Networks, Staying Safe On-Line, Netiquette, Social Media profiles and college applications, Internet Scams etc

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Presenter
avatar for Mark Adams

Mark Adams

Central CUSD 301
Have been teaching for over 25 years, initially Senior Commerce subjects in Australia (Melbourne) before moving to Kuwait to start teaching Primary ICT (2 years English Curriculum, 2 years American curriculum). After 4 years in the Middle East my family (3 young teenagers) moved... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS112

10:30am HKT

Learn to create dynamic audio/visual feedback on essays

Do you feel like your students fail to fully engage and build upon the red lines, scribbles and notes that you jot down on their essays? In this session, use video to provide active feedback on writing by combining visual and auditory learning with video essay feedback.
This session will consist of two parts. 1) How to .. 2) The purpose behind the technique.

Participants will view digitized videos of feedback on writing and compare them to hand written comments or even to electronic feedback, assessing the pros and the cons of each. Please bring an iPad or a laptop if you are able to do so.

Experiment with technologies like EduCreations and Quicktime screencasts as tools to creating real time video feedback. This will be a hands-on workshop and all participants are encouraged to bring computers and/or iPads and stylus. By the conclusion of the session participants will have the basic skills to create their own video feedback sessions for their students and will understand the fundamental benefits that can be derived from this process.
See (http://tinyurl.com/d7j9bbv) for an example using educreations, and here (http://tinyurl.com/d3jwcnv) using quicktime. "

Intended Audience: Grades 4-12

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Presenter
EZ

Erin Zaich

Elementary Teacher, Los Altos School District


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS202

10:30am HKT

Making iPad/Android apps with Primary school students

Making apps for iPads and other platforms used to be something that required difficult coding and was not possible with Primary aged students.

Not any more!

In this session I will introduce free tools for Mac and Windows that allow students to explore their creativity in creating cross platform apps for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac through drag and drop visual programming.

In the last year a group of ESF primary students in Y5 and Y6 have been learning to create their own apps and have some of their creations now ready for submission to the iTunes app store, Google Play store, Windows Store and Mac appstore. This project has grown to include students in several schools who are working collaboratively online through their projects. These tools are some of the best applications of maths skills that I have seen.

I will share some of their apps and the story of their learning. Attendees will get an initial taste of how to use the tools and can take away resources to get started making their own apps or to work with groups of students in schools.

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Presenter
avatar for Stuart Lowe

Stuart Lowe

Learning Technology Adviser, ESF Centre
I am passionate about students using technology to create amazing things. Through my work I have a great opportunity to work with schools at every level to help them integrate technology with some of our younger learners. Outside of the office I am an independent mobile and desktop... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS205

10:30am HKT

Moving Beyond the Repository: Better Blended Learning with Moodle

This session explores teacher development systems and instructional design strategies used at the Canadian International School of Hong (#cdnishk) to support faculty in their pedagogical progression with Moodle - a learning platform used to support the MYP and DP program.

Delegates will have an opportunity to:

- discuss successful approaches to professional development
- explore 'real' examples of personalised learning
- deconstruct 'better' course designs
- learn how cloud tools such as Evernote, SoundCloud, GApps can be purposefully integrated

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Presenter
avatar for Aaron Metz

Aaron Metz

Learning and Teaching Technology Convenor, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Educator. Consultant. Designer. Mentor. Explorer.


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS114

10:30am HKT

Speak up! Transforming Classroom Discussions

Some students enjoy speaking up in class and others don't? Why is this? How can we promote more students to share their ideas? This workshop will briefly present research on face-to-face and virtual discussions. It will provide classroom examples and encourage educators to try different ways to reach their students through different modes of class discussions. Participants will apply their learning in this session by engaging in both face-to-face and virtual discussions. Additionally participants will reflect on the uses of face-to-face and virtual discussions and discuss ways to start using this in their classrooms.

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Rob Appino

Technology Learning Facilitator, Saigon South International School
Vietnam


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS105

10:30am HKT

Teachers as Lifelong Learners, a Critical Part of 21st C Schools

In the 21st Century it's not just the geek that is the new chic! Lifelong Learning is also taking on increased value within organizations that wish to be learning communities, and in the connections between school and beyond. Are we all digitally literate in this digital age? How do we as educators keep up, add value, and evaluate successes (or learn from failures)? This session will explore what is required to be a digitally literate teacher and what schools can and should be doing to support digital literacy within its teachers and students as lifelong learners. A formal in-school digital literacy certification system will be presented, aligned to curriculum needs, structural possibilities, online connections, and valued learning outcomes. It's a wonderful time to be an educator and this presentation seeks to add substance to this.

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John Turner

Head of EdTech, CDNIS
http://jturner56.wordpress.com


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
Drama Room (PAC011)

10:30am HKT

The Mini Flipped Classroom for Numeracy in Primary School

Students usually have lessons in the classroom and then go home to practice where help is not always available. In the flipped classroom, the skill is presented in an online forum and children come to school with questions and ready to practice. The practice then occurs with guidance from the teacher. How can this be applied in a primary school? This presentation will explore an action research project focused on teaching specific numeracy skills using the flipped classroom approach. The discussion will include the methodology used, the successes and pitfalls and the results.

The presenter will demonstrate:
· An action research project
· How to set up a flipped classroom for numeracy
· Demonstrate how to create numeracy lessons using the app Explain Everything
· Provide participants access to sample lessons

In this workshop, participants will:
· Discuss integration of the flipped classroom module
· Learn how to use the Explain Everything app to create online lessons

Target Audience:
This presentation is suitable for primary school teachers and primary school specialists.

Required Materials:
Participants need a laptop or iPad. iPads will be available for participants to use during the workshop.

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Patricia Thomson

Coorindator Y5, RC


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS212

10:30am HKT

Using MOODLE to Support Student Centered Learning

This presentation will focus on the features of MOODLE that enable teachers to create a course in which students are in control of their own learning. Through interactive lessons, journals, feedback forums, quizzes and most importantly completion tracking, MOODLE becomes a tool to help students become independent and reflective learners. Using MOODLE, the role of the teacher can be redefined to that of an education coach that can monitor and advise students through every stage of the learning cycle. This workshop is for teachers who wish to use MOODLE beyond its file sharing and assignment uploading capabilities and as a way to create a truly student centred blended learning environment. This workshop would be particularly useful for IB DP teachers.

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Agostino Juliana

IB DP Biology and MYP Science Teacher, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
As an educator my goal is to inspire, challenge and engage my students in the love of learning. I strive to accomplish this by creating inquiry based, student-centred classrooms where curiosity and creativity are required and rewarded. Throughout the course of my career, my role as... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am HKT
SS102

2:30pm HKT

A Hong Kong local school approach: Using IT in the humanities curriculum

A humanities teacher from a local secondary school in Hong Kong will share his attempt at using 21st century technology in motivating learning within a local context. Dispelling stereotypes of local school curriculums as traditional and rote centered, the humanities department at Law Ting Pong Secondary School will share and discuss their successes and challenges in motivating learning within a local context. A SWOT analysis will be used to present the challenges and opportunities faced in implementing IT in a local secondary school. Emphasis will be placed on curriculum and the ways technology has propelled project learning and critical thinking within a local humanities curriculum.

In this workshop, participants will be engage in activities and discussions where they will differentiate the various roles and purposes of curriculum in enhancing student learning. Participants will also examine the role IT plays in stimulating student-centered learning in the humanities context.
Target Audience
This presentation is targeted towards all secondary school educators. Primary school and other level educators are also welcome to attend.

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Paul Marriott

Head of Technology Subjects & Campus Media, Law Ting Pong Secondary School
Interested in Arduino, Makeblock, robotics, electronics, STEM, makerspaces, blended learning, virtual learning environments (VLEs; online platforms), digital media (photo/video production), technology and pedagogy. Also an Opal-level YouTuber (2K Creator)


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
SS106

2:30pm HKT

Class websites as a form of communication

We all know how important a website can be… more importantly how significant a website can be to communicate learning with students’ parents and families. In the early years of school parents often say that their children are unable or choose not to explain what they did at school. As educators we all know that our time is precious but sharing the students’ learning with their parents opens up the doors to our classroom and creates a dialogue and sharing between students, teachers, parents and their families. A class website helps overcome these barriers and shares their learning with parents and families. But how easy is it to create a class website?

This workshop aims to talk about the effectiveness of a class website - as a form of communication - and show you the basics of how to set up your own class website, quickly and efficiently and how to maintain it with minimal effort. We will look at several web-based platforms to do this with but an emphasis on using, designing and building your own class Weebly as a tool for communication. We will begin building it from scratch with a look at how to create, design and edit pages, add text, photos and embed documents. We will look at how to use your website to survey your class parents and add a class blog to it as well! and for some fun we will investigate some web-based tools to add glitz and glamour to your class website easily.

This workshop is aimed at early years teachers or people new to building a website or Weebly. Bring your laptop, an open-mind and a sense of fun!

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Zanna Psillisdes

Teacher - Primary Visual Art, Renaissance College
My name is Susannah but prefer Zanna for short. I grew up as an Global Nomad and am bringing my own children up in the same way. I have lived in around 10 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia. I've been teaching on the international circuit since 1996 and... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
SS201

2:30pm HKT

Copyright Awareness the Fun(ky) and Creative Way

This presentation highlights innovative, interactive and creative ways to teach copyright awareness to elementary students. Using digital photography, music recording and movie editing software students will create digital products based on books. Students contact the illustrators and authors to ask permission to use their work either before or after making the product. The correspondence is used to learn about copyright. Simultaneously students experience the creator's side of copyright as they are taken through a project where they are the creators of copyrighted cartoon characters. They will copyright protect and market their very own branded product.

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Wouter LALEMAN

ES librarian, American School in Japan
Figuring out what librarians do today and 1, 3 and 5 years from now. Raising 2 little boys and playing guitar to keep sane while doing so.


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
New Music Room (PAC0100)

2:30pm HKT

Creative Coding

Programming is more than just computer science or mathematics, it is all about creativity! Using freely available tools and resources we can create creative interdisciplinary subjects.

In this workshop the presenter will introduce several popular platforms/tools that allow students to start programming visually in only one lesson.

Attendees will get to experience how creativity can be channeled using processing, openframeworks and Max/MSP

Related topic: Interactive Arts, data visualization, Processing, Max/MSP

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Hamlet Lin

Tech Coach, Hong Kong International School - High School
My official title is "Technology Coach", a more meaningful description will be a teacher and learner in the HKIS High School learning community. Strive to learn by doing with an open mind to new ideas, and also proud to be the faculty advisor/sponsor of the Student Digital Leadership... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
SS114

2:30pm HKT

Creativity and Innovation - The Power of Play and Tinkering

Learning how to learn is a lifelong skill and fundamental to all aspects of education but it is also a complex process impacted upon by the relationships between learners and what they are learning, and the relationships between learners and their attitudes towards technology. However, in the quest for technology to be seamless, integrated, and ubiquitous in our classrooms, are we missing the opportunity to play and discover how things work? To think critically, creatively and outside the box? And do we want our learners to be passive or active creators of knowledge? As increasing criticism is directed at schools for killing cultures of creativity and innovation, why not challenge your assumptions about what you think creativity and innovation look like and join us for a spot of tinkering. When you allow learners to tinker you empower them to take control and learning how to learn becomes something which is joyful, obvious, audible, inclusive and addictive.
The session will be fully hands-on and model how MaKey MaKey can be introduced to learners, and how projects can be developed regardless of how confident and competent participants might feel in their own tinkering ability.

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Brian C Smith

Computing & Technology Teacher, Hong Kong International School


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
SS407

2:30pm HKT

E-learning Activities To Support Language Learning

This presentation will focus on using e-Learning activities to build depth of understanding and create social construction of knowledge. The presenters will share their experience in creating and managing a variety of activities to extend learning beyond the limitations of face-to-face teaching.

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Irene Gu

Upper School Chinese Teacher, CDNIS
Irene Gu is an MYP/DP Chinese teacher at Canadian International School of Hong Kong. She is from Shanghai and worked in Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur before. She has been teaching Chinese as a second language for 18 years. As a language teacher, she is outgoing, open minded and loves... Read More →
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Joanna Huang

Canadian International School of Hong Kong


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
SS116

2:30pm HKT

Integrating Minecraft into a PYP Unit of Inquiry

In this session attendees will hear how Grade 3 at ISS International School in Singapore integrated Minecraft (a 3D sandbox environment game) into a PYP Unit of Inquiry (How We Organize Ourselves).

We will share:
Our planning of this Unit of Inquiry.
The Technology planning behind the Unit of Inquiry (including a brief explanation on what Minecraft is!).
Our reasons for attempting this Unit of Inquiry.
Our Formative and Summative Assessments.
Our Reflection Process (both for students throughout UOI and Teachers using the PYP Planner).
Student samples from this Unit of Inquiry.
Reflections on the journey.

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Gallagher Colin

ISS International School, Singapore, Technology Coordinator
Singapore
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Sharyn Skrtic

Grade 3 PYP Teacher, ISS International School of Singapore
I am an international primary school teacher. My career started in Cleveland, Ohio, teaching grade 2. I’ve taught in Duesseldorf, Germany, Hong Kong, and am currently teaching grade 3 in Singapore. I enjoy teaching and am passionate about Differentiation, Assessment, and Techno... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
BBT(PAC012)

2:30pm HKT

iPad Implementation - A case study

CDNIS started the iPad journey in 2011 with a three-tiered approach;
1. Individual teacher exploration
2. Class set availability
3. Grade level implementation
In this presentation, we will share the use of the iPad in supporting curriculum development and examples of good classroom practices. We will offer our experience of using Apple Configurator in iPad deployment. The process of app selecting, purchasing and gifting and the strategies of storing and choosing accessories will be discussed.

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Vivian Fung

Learning Technology Education Assistant, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
I love to explore new technologies, but I often remind myself that new technologies are not always the best. In education, we need to remember to use technologies with a learning purpose.
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Makky Fung

Learning and Teaching Technology Learning Leader, Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Passionate about creating, communicating, and collaborating with innovative educational technologies.


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
Secondary Library

2:30pm HKT

Making Interactive Graphic Novels for the iPad

Create Marvel-Style Comic Books for the iPad - What happens when you blend a MacBook, Comic Life, Apple's iBook Author and Keynote? Nothing, unless you add a motivated teacher and students ready to learn how to create multi-media comic books (graphic novels) in the vein of Marvel Comics!


MacBook is highly recommended to have a “hands-on” experience, with iBook Author (Mac App Store) and Comic Life Demo (http://comiclife.com/) downloaded before the session.

Intended Audience: 6-12th Grade; Beginner

iPads will be available to use during the session.

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Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
AB604 (Seminar Room)

2:30pm HKT

Moodle 2.3 and The Power of Personalised Learning

We will walk delegates through a Y11 Humanities unit of work that attempts to offer truly personalised pathways for students. The unit uses a Moodle 2 course page as a foundation, utilising the Conditional Activities feature to manage progression through the unit and simultaneously ensure rigour. The unit’s vision is that students are more engaged because they are able to pick their own approach, the teacher is unchained from the whiteboard allowing more time with individual students and learning is improved by allowing students to take ownership of their progression and learn in their preferred ways.

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Crispian Farrow

Learning Technologies Facilitator, SC


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
SS406

2:30pm HKT

MYP students design their own Mobile Apps

I will be presenting my experiences of piloting a unit of work that introduces students to designing mobile applications.

Delegates will get to see the students testing their completed applications with their intended audience.
They will get introduced, very briefly, to the MYP design cycle and how this is used to create the application
They will get to see the App Inventor software that is used to support the course.
They will be shown examples of some of the design thinking that has gone into making the apps.
They will get a chance to consider how this course fits in with the vertical and horizontal school curriculum
At the end, delegates, will leave with some great ideas to use App Inventor and the design of mobile apps as a vehicle for creating inter-disciplinary learning.

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Martin Mathieson

Head of Design, RC
making apps with app inventor


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
SS112

2:30pm HKT

PhysEdIT: Dropping IT into PhysEd

This session is  for Technology Facilitators and PhysEd teachers who are keen to learn about using the latest technology with their classes. Teachers will leave with information and resources that can be used immediately when they return to their home school.

We will discuss and demonstrate:

·             How different technology tools can assist integration and make it meaningful for students.

·             Examples of how technology looks and is used with real students.

·             How and why technology can be used effectively and go beyond the use of pens and notebooks in the PE context.

Workshop Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will better understand: -

1.     How technology can be used:

·             For addressing fundamental instructional goals.

·             As an effective student motivational tool.

2.     The collaboration required between the Technology Facilitator and the classroom teacher.

·             Planning and developing curriculum

·             Choosing the right tech tools

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David Navis

Innovation and Design Thinking, American International School of Guangzhou
I am the Innovation and Design Thinking teacher and coach for Middle School at the American International School in Guangzhou China. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator. I love pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box. I sponsor the Drone and STEAM clubs at school. My hobbies... Read More →
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Amanda Ottewell

MS/HS PE Teacher, American International School of Guangzhou
I am a coach and PE teacher at the American International School of Guangzhou. Previously I was at the Canadian School, Singapore and the American School, Guatemala. I have taught PE grades 6 – 12 and I use my passion for movement to inspire my students. I lead by example as seen... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
SS105

2:30pm HKT

Practical iPad apps for Early Years Mathematics.

As educators, we are all committed to integrating ICT into the curriculum. Having iPads as an ICT tool allows for this to happen naturally for children in the early years of their learning. We will explore the use of apps that allow children to develop their mathematical understanding further in the classroom, across all areas of Mathematics. As well as apps that can be used for recording new mathematical understandings so they can be shared with their peers, teachers and parents.

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Tracy Rachel Wnek

Coordinator - Y5, Renaissance College


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
SS101

2:30pm HKT

To enhance Play-based Learning with Microsoft Kinect’s gesture-based interface

Play-based learning is an integral part of the early years education. To further engage students’ interests in learning, using gesture-based technology such as the Kinect2Scratch can be a cost-effective and fun way to enhance some of the many attributes of Play-based Learning.

This session will introduce the Kinect2Scratch environment and its set up. We will demonstrate sample programs that encourage student inquires and discoveries, and to provide creative language and numeracy learning. Teachers’ facilitating roles in this environment will also be discussed and realized.

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Johanna Hagglund

ECE, PYP Teacher, Qatar Academy
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Joseph Yang

IT Instructor / ICT Facilitator, College North Atlantic - Qatar


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
Drama Room (PAC011)

2:30pm HKT

Transforming Learning with the iPad

Mobile technologies have given us the unprecedented ability to connect, create and share with the world. When aligned with sound pedagogy, these devices have the potential to transform student learning experiences, anytime, anywhere. This presentation will explore the tangible ways in which the iPad is redefining teaching and learning at Shekou International School in Shenzhen.

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John Burns

Director of Creativity & Innovation, International Schools Services
John was previously based at Shekou International School were he focused on scaling innovation in teaching and learning. Prior to that he worked for Apple and engaged schools and jurisdictions in contemporary practice. John has also developed iOS apps that haves featured in TV... Read More →


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
Secondary Gym

2:30pm HKT

Video Masters in Primary and Secondary schools

The digital development of today gives everybody an opportunity to express themselves using moving images (video) to make statements and publish it online for everybody to watch, meaning that the amount of homemade videos accessible is continually growing, but the quality of most of it is poor, not to say disgraceful.

A lot of younger people think they can run around with their iPhone, iPad or a video camera for ten minutes filming around, add some music on the computer and upload it to youtube, and then it is great film art.
With this in mind, it is now the time to act and realize there is a need for education in the language of film, in film analysis and film history.

My experience is that many teachers are afraid of starting a video project in the classroom because of insufficient knowledge about how to handle the camera and the editing.
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, and will give you some tools how to analyze short films and documentaries to make the used camera work, editing methods and the construction of the story visible, helping both you as a teacher and the students to improve their storytelling abilities.

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Jørgen Mortensen

Learning Technology Coach-Film & Media, Renaissance College
I'm OK...


Saturday January 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm HKT
SS404