Tuesday, June 24, 2014

TM Edutech

Earlier this month I had the fortune to attend the Edutech conference in Brisbane. It was a great event with some excellent speakers, Sugata Mitra being the best (what a way to start a conference!). However, the best thing for me was the networking, getting to know some of my up-and-coming colleagues in our delegation, and of course the Edutech TeachMeet

Thanks to some typically hard and selfless work by +Matt Esterman, working with the event organisers not least Jon Chivers, a great space was arranged in the main Expo for four mini-TeachMeet sessions. The first session was kicked off by the ever youthful grandfather of TeachMeets +Ewan McIntosh, with 16 presenters all up over the two days. My presentation 'Giggle - the Lighter Side of Ed(u)Tech' was a major expansion on 'Giggle the funny side of Edtech' from TM ACU with references to 'Giggle (and Hoot) - the funny pre-school side of Edtech' from TM Google (essentially third time lucky). The slides can be found below. Most of them are self-explanatory. A podcast of my presentation also appears here on the TER podcast (thanks @capitan_typo). 

A big thank you once again to Matt, Jon and the other organisers. Great to finally meet the likes of @wholeboxndice; always good to catch up and chew the fat with Matt, @largerama and @danhaesler; and one can never forget those crazy guys from the inner west (ping @jamiewahab, @chad_ferris, @steve_borthwick, @MelSmiles5, @ZeinaChalich and the gang). 

1 comment:

  1. Great Event!!

    Technology plays a crucial role in the transformation of society. Communities are integrating these tools of technologies for their own development processes. Education sector being one of the cornerstones of society’s development needs to use these tools to enhance the experience of Teaching / Learning