Thursday, June 30, 2016

Closing keynote... Michelle Cordy

http://hacktheclassroom.ca/
@cordym

Social aspects of the internet! 

Howard Rheingold...

Show up and refuse to leave!  Education as power to teach us who we are in the world! MAGIC School Bus - all kinds of MAGICAL.
Potential of internet for good...
That moment when it is seen and heard... How to connect with your mentor!  Taking the learning, sharing the learning, getting feedback...
Acknowledging the journey you are on, asking for help, 

Being a connected educator is the MAGIC!!!
How do you bring the feeling of a MAGICAL experience home? 
Connected by Nicholas A Christakis - please get a copy of this for us Paula...  http://connectedthebook.com/
We shape our connections... Then connections shape us!
Change the connections... structure matters...
Celebrating the connections of our friends... growing and connecting, cross pollinating! 
CEM - continue to grow and build this...

6 degrees of connection... 
3 degrees contagion...
We shape our networks, our networks shape us... 

Once connected we engage and empower...

Use technology to bring our students into the narrative... 
eg careful use of explaineverything to give annotated feedback...

Sir Ken Robinson... educated out of creativity... educated out of mindfulness...

Amy Cutty - Power pose time... Think about pose when using devices... 

Body effect on the mind... 

Ellen J. Langer Counter Clockwise... 

Real but not true - stands in the way of us getting our best truth!

Real but become true... You are what you decide you are...
Breathe our dreams into reality...

Disruption... Hack the classroom...

Fall in and out of sync, in and out of love with our ideas... unpack our ideas - reflect, challenge ourselves, are we making the greatest connection?

Mastery, creativity, and collaboration... disruption to stewardship... Education is not broken... it is an eco-system... Use the ultimate technology of love and care...

Ms Frizzle.... experiences... take chances... make mistakes...

Keeping it all about the learning - with the story ending with the learners... keeping our learners - our passion in our learning journeys...

Rewrite the story - let our learners re-write - recreate their story... their voice, their journey... 

Get our friends to help us play a long game on a short track... recommit to where we can make the greatest contribution... recommit - show up in the place I can make the greatest contribution and refuse to leave!!! That is why I am at CORE!!!!!




ISTE Ignite sessions - round 3 Young educators network

Chris Aviles
Too emotional to blog...
Knowing your learners... bring the technology into our classes... the technologies our kids are comfortable with.  It's not about the tech, its about the learner... What's in a selfie, friendship, love and learning... 

Joshua Gauthier -  
Cockroaches, Twinkies, and #edtech
What does our ideal classroom look like?  Technology? Embracing the coming and goings of technologies.  The technology our kids use today is the worst technology they will ever use... Relationships as key - using the tools of the time to continue to grow and improve.  Try something new regularly.  

Rhiannon Gutierrez
My disability is an opportunity in professional learning.  Hearing loss... accessibility - if you don't speak up no-one else will.  UDL as game changer... challenge = opportunity!  Disability is an opportunity!  Start with the opportunity... make sure the media is accessible... choose wisely, curate accessible media.  Closed caption videos, podcasts.... model so you can see the change. Cultivate relationships. #BPSPLN Read and Write - see where support is needed!  Google Classroom - The big picture matters! Inclusive design! Teachers are learners too. There is power is design and curation.  "Later" is NOW!!!!

Christina Hansen
Why I threw the test in the trash.
Dr Kate Kinsella... significant - learning... 
Allow learners to show their personality, their individuality in their words...  Freedom to choose how to interpret and represent... 

Nathan Kraai
My dream for you - education evolving the next generation...
Stop serving our kids water... start helping them to change the world... is our programme evolving to meet the needs of our learners? Take a step back and analyse the need for evolving... 
Teachers must invest in each as a person, you are you... curiosity at heart, drives our world to improve... ability to connect ubiquitously, real learning, 1 world - 4 walls = real learning... be the black sheep, the purple cow... 

Robert Pronovost
Do the right Thing - Subversive Acts to support students...
Have commonsense, stay on the right path, open your doors, share with everyone... self-reflection... self-examine, are our practices what we are doing in our classrooms?
Make every day the best school day... 
Show that you are meeting the objectives... in other ways, differing ways... shift to sharing by default...

Lisa Sjogren
We are all architects! Design with purpose! Customising and personalising learning. Set the context... creativity... showcase the work... acknowledging the pace of change... 

Mindsets and Classroom Management for making and inventing in every classroom

Sylvia Martinez - What is making, genius hour and design thinking; place, culture, process - making, tinkering, design thinking, design, genius hour, PBL, 

Jackie Gerstein - perfect storm for maker education, doesn't have to be hi-tech, cardboard challenge

Erin Klein - Class Con, unconference in class - building the culture, passion-based learning... 

Karen Lirenman - using whatever you have... weekly challenge, allowing for any interpretation, home - school blending programme - open ended!

Design thinking and space design... 
David Jakes - sharing the ideas of design thinking... as very interesting pedagogical process for kids... 
Provocation - making changes the maker... 
Discovery - ask about the question...
Information - shape into design drivers...
Ideation - going wide again
Prototype, test, iterative... 

How does design thinking impact space design?
Erin Klein - ditch the desks, more space, collaborative space... 

Research - loads out there, PBL, Invent to learn http://inventtolearn.com/ 
Maker empowerment
"Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video."

What should you buy to get started...
Major equipment, books, consumables, storage, cleaning/safety supplies, tools, junks, educational revolution,

Getting started with space design...
The third teacher... a book that changed me... 
Teacher and educator design...
It is totally about the experience, before it is about the things... Knowing your who, your why, before your what and how...

How does design thinking impact space design...
WOW... this takes me back to my MAGICAL times in my class...

A couple of my talks... 
Student designed learning spaces...
http://edtalks.org/video/anne-kenneally-student-designed-learning-spaces
Creating learning spaces...
http://edtalks.org/video/creating-learning-spaces

Spaces that allowed our learners to have choice over where, why and how they learnt best...

Let our learners do, create, make in spaces that work for them... 

The process of maker education:
Learning, creating, reflecting, doing things prior to and after our making... the experiential learning... we learn from the reflection on our learning... document our learning... Really intentional about extracting learning from our making...

Storage of items... 
Open design time...
Always making for a purpose, solving problems, looking for problems and solutions... 
Conversations beyond the classroom, sharing the learning on class blog, seesaw... the true MAGIC of the sharing... Real meaningful learning, sharing with an authentic audience... 

Middle school examples
Blended classrooms - bricks and clicks...
Through a whole design process... 
Becoming life ready...
Care, think, design, act...
How does our space add to our learner's creative potential?

How might we...
You're on task when you are doing what you love...
What can we take off?  What can we do differently?
Getting the students to create the learning... Rotate through sessions, 
Who are you designing the space and the day for?  How are they shaping it?

What is authentic assessment?
Challenge the assumptions.  Move towards assistance and iteration... 

Maker table, before and after, increased thinking capacity, predict...
Maker - friendly assessment. 

Assessment in a criteria based environment,
Explore, think, design, allowing for diversity, some criteria but agency, empowering learners to explore.

Unleashing the passion
Culture - trust and commitment, relationships, community, schools, and it takes times, needs to be nurtured!
"You can't talk your way out of something you have behaved your way into."  Michael Fullan

Making citizens of our world.

Take what we do and share globally - publish, share, inspire...
Connecting with others... learners as teachers and leaders... Go global.

Declaration and invitation, experience, culmination, resolution... wonder and curiosity... embrace the squiggle of learning... 

eg treestumps... allow for multiple opportunities.. to explore and create and play...

We need to get out of the way, we need to allow for making, exploring, creating... 

In high schools - use the design process!  

WOW amazing panel, amazing session... can't wait to share and grow in this space... 

Sketchnoting in Education - the best practices, benefits and how to of sketchnoting.

Starting the last day is an uber MAGIC was with Sylvia Duckworth, Vicki Davis, Carrie Baughcum, Judi Holst, Marie-Andree Quimet, Kathy Schrock.... WOW

It's about the kids... picture a struggling learner... keeping the focus on learners who struggle!  Helping those who learn in a way other than just plan text!

Fast paced ignites.... here... wow...

Kathy Schrock - Three rules to sketchnoting... listening, processing and transferring....
Why - sketching as memory recall.. Mueller and Oppenheimer research... William Klemm - thinking in images, then into story map..., University of Waterloo - drawing enhances memory... Allan Paivio - dual coding theory - connections bewteen hearing and seeing, Mike Rohde... why skethnoting...

Sylvia Duckworth - why do we lose our love of drawing... when we decide we are not so good at it... first attempt - share and get some support... embrace,  three rules - 

  1. everyone can draw
  2. you will improve with practice
  3. have fun with it

Access inner child!  Apply these three rules anywhere... 

Carrie Baughcum - learning from own children... drawing, adding text for fun... give it a try with students... connections... comprehension and recall, conversations moving... thinking in visuals... 

Kathy Schrock - process takes a lot of practice... capture meaning quotes and points in text... chunk... use containers.. clouds, boxes, ipad, computer, connectors... frameworks, icons, shading, colour, add later, use for distinction... limit colour use, icons in camera roll, 

Sylvia - procreate - must buy app - $5.99, texture option, grid allows for straight lines and text... zoom in, finer detail, add layer, title, add a layer, banner,  can export as a video... 

Kathy Schrock - where can we host this work? Flickr, student sketchnote groups, pinterest, instagram, class blogs, google community - sketchnote scribes, flickr group: K-12 student sketchnotes, 

Carrie Baughcum - reaching all students, Creatively thinking about sketchnote icons, eg reading a book, image and iocn, draw icons in books, on post-its next to text, notecards, math notes, classroom icon library, planning - linear, 1,2,3 order, comic book style, containers - add structure, colour coding, single container,  classroom container library, thinking about topics - single quote - sketch around... doodle around an image, idea brainstorm, visual writing - post it notes - connectors, connecting words with images in whatever way - google draw,

Creative uses of sketchnotes - 
Kathy icons around the slide in the grey areas, sketch quotes, all draw, compare, discuss; use Graphic organiser in back of slide, 
Carrie - upload to thinglink..., do what works for you, there are no rules, think creatively, let learners use it in a way that works for them, be open to allowing drawing to calm...
Sylvia - cards, blogposts, after blogging - sketchnote it... tedtalks, 
Vicki - draw, practice, practice makes permanent, 

Sharing of sketchnotes... WOW... use of colour, adding drawings in, 

Addressing drawing:
Carrie - allowing others to see our work... model as we go... share our vulnerability, 
Sylvia - just do it...
Vicki - creativity as the next leading edge, unleashing something different in learners minds, 

Source - children speaking about the power of sketchnoting...

Tips for getting started:
Do as much as you can, not about the art, it's about the ideas...
Lots and lots of practice...
Challenge... synopsis of books... 
Start small, work out big, model the process, read a page, capture the movie or picture playing your head...



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ignite session two

Cathy Hunt - iPad Art Room & St Hilda's school
Learning about art, control over devices... knitting technology and life together...
Taking learners digital creative toolbox!

Kunt Hutabarat - Software engineer
Super Saturday! Engaged parents, hands-on learning, passion and fun. Learning DNA!  Language and art, fitness class...  It is not mission impossible...

Melinda Kolk - Cultivate creativity in your classrooms...
Creativity is novelty, utility, surprise...
Cultivate creative - in self, students, culture and tasks, 
Believe you can! Let it go! Practice creativity! Try something new, take a risk, see the beauty in chaos, sit with discomfort, celebrate and value the originals... and diversity... make space and time, as simple as a blank screen.  seek more questions than answers, build skills of questioning rather than answering, seek, wonder, imagine, Those who seek MAGIC find it everywhere, get making, our kids need to be creators NOT consumers... expect and reward creativity... celebrate effort... celebrate the process not the product... make creativity a habit, jump in, 

Caitlin McLemore - learning to fail
Why does failure matter?  Failure teaches us life skills, grit, mindset, and develop resilience.  Life-long learners with grit.  mistakes are interesting, let's see what we can learn from it.  "It's fine to celebrate success but more important to heed the lessons of failure." Bill Gates. How do we teach failure? Engineering design process... plan, design, make, test, reflect, remake... iterative cycle... create a safe space for failure.  Learn how to fail in the space where you can take a risk. Go out and fail gloriously

Monica Burns @classtechtips  From Basic to aces
Content creation, consumption, interaction.
Interacted, engaged and curious learners... Scannable, augmented... 

ACES framework

  • Access - connect quickly and effectively
  • Curate - differentiation, empower student, push curiosity
  • Engagement - involve
  • Share - take the work and share with authentic audience
Debra Atchison - what if we could really be a part of global learning?
What if - two little words with a big impact... 
edcampglobal.wix teachers get to learn and share globally... 
What if we did this with students? edcampglobal classroom

Brian Huang - spark fun edu World Maker Faire
Maker fair... art, culture, community, creation... let the students build, become passionate, self-reliant... arduino board, built for artists, empower, engage and excite your learners..

Jaime Chanter - classrooms should look and feel more like home, 
It starts with us... its time for us to sit down and shut up! Soft lighting, learning buzz, options, camps and caves, opportunity, choice to do what we want, engagement, passion, future club, teamwork, it makes the dreams work, cellphones out and on, authenticity, safe, e-reading, coding, creation stations, gaming, make the choice to create an environment that is a scucess for learning... Do one thing eeryday that scares us!!! 

Katherine Hale - because they need more than a single story. 
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - watch the TedTalk
Are we perpetuating a single story... one story that is in the test....
Plot twist - tech is our story changer...
Not all that glitters is gold... beware of the tech beware of the story-repeaters... we will repeat the story... do we perpetuate the fast thinkers... does quizlet change us... everyday a new app... sometimes the best visual tools are right under our nose... teach auto correct, get feedback, model... take photos of lessons, voice record story ideas... learning management system... google images... create a story teller - personalise the technology for the learner.  Show our learners that their story can change, gift them the tools to support them.  Technology + US = a better story!  

Michelle Bourgeois - iWonder (do you)
Learning from our journey... finding a way to reach our learners. Learn to love learning. Classroom as a place of wonder!  A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration. Desire or be curious to know something.  How do we help students develop a sense of wonder? Wonder through play, creation... Capture the wonder bug!!! Wonder, wonderful and wonder-full = a lifetime of appreciation and awe.  Everyone needs a mentor... we are privileged to be the mentor to many!  




Alec Couros - Empowering Digital Citizens




Living in a digital world... we are born digital... 
#cheeriochallenge - crazy to see this here,

92% of digital toddlers have digital footprint...

59% of kids under 10 have a social media account. 

Being digital... authentic moments... making sure we enjoy the moments... 


Participatory culture... we participate and shape the world we live on online...


What we share can become a meme...  for good or not so good... 

Digital intimacy - how do we particpate in this world... 

Digcit - more important than ever... before digcit it was cyber safety... scaring of learners... we didn't think the internet was going to be around and be as important forever...



Inappropriate content - we care about keeping our learners sage... eg the way chat roulette has become almost accepted.... 


Bring your own internet - Insert photo of @davidwees tweet!

Digital Citizenship - go in with eyes wide open!  Critical fresh eyes.  We need to move away from thinking as offline and online as separate things... 


Support learners to explore parody sites... make some decisions... eg having the wisdom to know what is real and what is not... Information overload is a very real reality!


The paradox of choice - paralised by choice... Explore the TedTalk...


Attention literacy - to be fully present is a HUGE challenge... tangentle reality... wealth of information reduces our ability to concentrate..



Mental health concerns... how do we support learners to avoid, reduce mental health... explore https://vsco.co/ 

catfishing (identity fraud)

Knowing what we know... having our wisdom... knowing what if real and what is not... being aware of the reality... 

http://findface.ru/ site created to sneak a picture... drop the photo in - search for person across the web... 

Identity literacy - we need to know who we are talking to....

Digital identity - viral fame... public shaming... knowing the short distance between actions online and consequences.


"The right to make mistakes"
"The right to let childhood be forgotten"
These promises were made in 1945... Not such a reality now..

We need to help everyone make positive digital footprints... 

Make a difference - we get kids to the door, we must go beyond... "actions speak louder than like buttons." 

http://neverseconds.blogspot.com/  well worth checking out... banned blogged... farewell post... 2,4018 comments... the ban was lifted!  The power of social media... positive stories to share...

https://www.reddit.com/ check out this link... opportunities for good....

Micro changes on a daily basis...

Social activism, decide, act on, carry on...


No generations is more experienced than another.. there is a lot of positivity and collaborative potential... let's think about citizenship   as citizenship.... let's become digizens!!! together.... 

Nurturing Creativity... PROJECT-BASED LEARNING TO ENHANCE STUDENT CREATIVITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING TO ENHANCE STUDENT CREATIVITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

@davidPBLross @daylynn Partnerships for 21st Century Learning.

http://www.cpsb.com/research/articles/creative-problem-solving/Teaching-for-Creative-Torrance.pdf
http://www.p21.org/news-events/p21blog/1118
http://www.oecd.org/edu/ceri/42499109.pdf
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept09/vol67/num01/Why-Creativity-Now%C2%A2-A-Conversation-with-Sir-Ken-Robinson.aspx
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2001/0205.florida.html
http://www.asa3.org/ASA/education/think/creative.htmhttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/you-can-teach-assess-creativity-andrew-miller
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb13/vol70/num05/Assessing-Creativity.aspx 


http://www.p21.org/our-work/p21-framework 
https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/animate/ball/a/hands-on-activity-animating-luxo-jr

http://stoodle.ck12.org/

Should we assess creativity and how would we?

Assessing creativity - being mindful of iterations... giving loads of feedback, rapidly, allow for multiple attempts, receive and act upon feedback, 

Is it new, is it feasible, is it useful?

How do I assess it?

Assessment rubric 

Creation and innovaton rubric

Assessing Creativity blog from


How do you grade it?

How do we encourage creativity?  Authentic audience, believe, opportunities, Opportunities for production, what if, trust and belief,  relevance, no idea is wrong, brain - writing, 

Using brainwriting... wow - new idea for me here... can't wait to explore further...








Rethinking Citizenship - Dean Shareski...

Internet...
Gridding our life online...

Residents - comfortable in that space...
Visitors - spend time there but not so findable, kind of anonymous...
Personal - me
Institutional - my work... 

See my diagram - how will this shift over time... how do we empower other to create their map!

Facebook, twitter, youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, snapchat, 

Starter for conversations around how and why we use certain spaces...

Digital dualism... offline - online, real, virtual... explore Nathan's work around digital dualism.  Digital etiquette versus citizenship...

3 guidelines:

  • Establish residency - have a space, feel comfortable in a good neighbourhood.  Rent or share...  owning a domain name is about claiming your space... Carving out my own niche - a space I own online! Use about me to direct to a space and place... public and private as I like.  Identify where you live and thrive online. How do we explore this with our learners...
  • Branding - be cautious of losing the humanity in your space. Be human in the space. https://www.youtube.com/user/ChasevsEverything   How to retain our humanity and authenticity in digital spaces. Thinking about the purpose and the reason to share. Sharing our vulnerability... The line between transparency and vulnerability is very fine... and will differ for us all. Online complexities abound!  We must engage with our students and address some of the complexities..
  • Making contributions - how I am making this space a better place?  The moral imperative - check out the video Being a good citizen means you do good stuff for others - with no expectation... Digital citizenship is more than "not doing bad stuff." HooplaHa - building the compliments... sincere compliments as a way to address cyber bullying. Figure out how to use a space to change the narrative.  We MUST be sharing examples of this with our learners.  Learners spend a lot of time in the space - how are you making it a better place. When learners screw up and mistakes are made we NEED to be there for them.... Jon Ronson - so you've been publicly shamed! How do we respond to our learners when they make mistakes. How are we modelling forgiveness?
  • Pay Attention - knowing truth and untruth.  Snopes? Think before you repost... retweet... 
  • Understanding privacy - understanding the spaces and places, what you are getting and what you are giving away... Privacy is about controlling how the information flows. Before the internet - Private by default, public with effort... now flipped on its head... public by default, private with effort.   Helping our learners understanding the complexities and nuances of the internet. 

Dr Ruha Benjamin - Professor, Social Scientist and Activist

Set Phasers to Love Me - Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology & Society @ruha9

Inevitability.... stretch our imagination about what is realistic in terms of education and equity...

Asking for real time feedback...

Living in a time of social crisis... politics, health, education... we are in a time of a world at war with itself!
Care for one another, empathy, far away from where we are at.
How do we make our school laboratories of democratic participation!
Potential of each individual realised and experimenting with technologies of love, reciprocity and justice.

Our role is to incubate a better mind and heart in our students!

Teachers can change the direction of history!  It's not scientific and technological development, the revolutionary potential of an awakening citizenship that demands more of itself. 

Schools are places where the next generation comes alive, or is crushed by the wake. Children live in parallel realities, some succeed, some are crushed. We must address the inequality of access, we are doomed.  

Life long work. Are we ready to dig into the challenge?

Provocations:

  1. Imagine - scientific inquiry in realm of imagination as it is in scientific reasoning.  Imagine growing empathy in our institutions. Quality of relationships with one another - where are they when we are thinking about our social reality. Classrooms as laboratories for social change. Change - better for whom and by what measures? The importance of imagination must not be neglected. Whose version of the good life is being imagined and whose is being ignored? What an incredibly powerful question. There are competing imaginaries. "The battle over real power tomorrow begins with the struggle over who get to dream today." "The social and political milieu can foster or stifle innovation."
  2. Design - who gets to participate, by whom and to what ends? Develop a socio-techno literacy! Discriminatory design... at the heart is an attempt to create a technological fix for a social concern! Participatory design - who we imagine will benefit or get in the way are crucial for us to reflect on.  Whose voices are missing? Common understanding of what counts as technology is limiting.  Default settings - unspoken social codes of class, race and gender! We can't simply prepare students to succeed in the game of life as it is.  We have to succeed in new ways - code-switching! Social lubrication! Play the game of life! Not all codes were created equally - not all have the same power... Rather than force students turn off - the classroom can change to meet students 'where they are'. 
  3. Hacking - prepare students to play the game or hack the current system! Recreational competition and consumption.  We use but not created.  Where hacking is a mastery of collaboration and creativity. Let's not confine ourselves ever to our own needs and wants.  Courage, sacrifice, and purpose are demanded of us.  We must rewrite codes - not lean in and fit in - we must stretch out!!! Fairplay - violence, gender and race in video games. The line between virtual and physical has been completely blurred.  What people think and feel in real life is impacted by and impacts virtual worlds.  What we value, desire, fear and hate is shaped by our virtual experiences.  Devaluation in everyday life.... Colourblindness to issues ensures more of the same... Default setting that will be internalised... racist, genderist, sexist, 
  4. ALIFT - We must imagine and design alternatives.  We must collaborate - collective action!  Good intentions are not enough. Shining new version of same thing is not okay!!! Necessary to name to do and be better....
    • Ahistorical fallacy - project forward in time without reflection on time and history... we must look back to understand... passage of time does not does equal social passage.  Broken glass of previous generation may still cut us.  We must not presume we will move forward without struggle.  
    • Legalistic fallacy - social media is allowing us to rewrite code! Deep transformation of social and cultural norms. Schools are in a much better position to contribute to this necessary change. Educators are cultural workers... we either reproduce or empower students to create as it should be.
    • Individualistic fallacy - the world does not reflect individual good. We must not conform, how about those who currently have power don't force conformation.
    • Fixed fallacy - our aims should evolve.  Content and quality are vital for us to consider.  Push past, instil intellectual agility, need and crave purpose.
    • Tokenistic fallacy - avoid tokenism, offer opportunities for all to engage and empower.  The goal must be to empower learners to become masters of their own world.  
The clock is ticking.  Remain vigilant about the need to put structures in place for agency for all to engage and be empowered...
Children are our most precious treasure... in them are the promise of our future... They bear the seeds of the character of future society.  They are a trust no community can neglect with impunity.  They are our future.  they belong in the community and share in its purpose.... 

WOW - loving technologies...... 

Let's recommit to turning it on often in service to humanity....



Le Var Burton - Actor, Director and host of Reading Rainbow

rrkids, reading rainbow, 
Mum a reading teacher - you either read or got hit in the head with one.  No choice to have an encounter with the written word! 
Reading Rainbow - first incarnation...
Skybrary... books and video field trips... combining literature and real world experiences... 
"We need to give literacy in more than just reading and writing!" Le Var Burton. Technology allows students to be in charge of learning life!

Hadi Partovi - code.org

Ever single student needs to learn how to code! Every school should teach computer science.  Grow up surrounded by computers...
Co-founder of code.org and hour of code.
Let the kids come and learn....
Computer science for all initiative announced in USA. 
What next?
Computer science is no longer optional - it is a basic skill like writing and science.
Teacher training is now very necessary!
In one hour of code - you learn - YOU CAN DO THIS!  Your classroom can do it, anyone can do it and it is fun. 
CODING IS COOL AND FUN!!!
Oh my goodness Phillipa I wish you were here.... 
Very cool use of technology to demonstrate ease of this to 17,000 of us!
Wow just wow...... 

ISTE ignite...

First up - @bbray27 challenging us to tell and share our stories... New word of the day - screenagers - Share and tell...

Bill - my story... using snapchat to tell a story...  show your work... create an epic short story of your day... share a ten second reflection of the story...  using geolocations...

Delna Well Global Nomads Group - Applying technology to Global Education - keep your finger on the pulse of needs...

@KerryHawk02 Kerry Gallagher Check out her ted talk here. https://Materials and contact with experts! Making real connections... Learning activity as a suggested route. Eliminate textbooks, paper and tests - move to student published work and questioning... 

Michael DeRoush - Five rules of design thinking to reach all students – Breaking the rules – we change the rules for all sorts of reasons – eg monopoly. “Read the rule book then rip it up”. Teach like you’re da Vinci.  Blend all the fields. Be curious about everything.  Make things better with what you’ve already learnt.  Teach like you’re Coco Chanel – strive for beauty and elegance, but understand those things will not be the same for everyone.  Teach like Brunel – do things differently. Knowing that imagination makes the extraordinary possible. Own fifth rule… for me it is finding the MAGIC in learners and learning everywhere…

Laura Thomas – Becoming Badass… Holding on to your personal identity!  Know who you are, hold on to the things that feed you!  Avoid the overwhelm. Hold onto the relationships, the connections. Research, learn and be open to the next thing… Hold on to your creative outlet…

Ben Smith The culture and climate in a stem classroom – unlocking potential.  Letting go of control! Build the infrastructure so your learners are ready for learning. Two layers of culture in a class – layer one – whose question - student question, whose answer? UCC – user created content! Creating interdependence!  Have independence space for creation.

Donna Teuber – from ideas to innovation @dteuber Going to the deep end of learning… When the road is blocked ahead, you have to find a different way. Become a hurdler. Become a master communicator. #isteignite #iste2016 Cross road of should and must… Innovation incubator – doing what is expected as well as something extra!  Get your thinking outside the box!  Bias towards action! Risk takers and change makers – go big or don’t go at all!  Be a story teller! Create a f2f friend to friend wall of kindness.

Brad Flickinger – badges… Why do we need badges? Badges are to grades and assessment what flipped was to learning.  Show pathway, score, recognition, reward, motivation, Real or digital badge, showing the skill… making the steps to achieving realistic, make them progressive… make them fun… involve collaboration!

Bonnie Palmer – designing in the classroom! Making it very real… how might we… Most likely breakthrough…

Jaime Donally – living in 360 tiny.cc/Vr almost real… Using VR to tell stories – bridge stories with interactions… Draw or write what you didn’t see in an experience… connect prior knowledge…

Kasey Bell – the rise of the entrepreneur – online startup business with participatory economy. “Teacherpreneur” uberised education.  Improving and creating products. Continuous improvement – kaizen!   Curiousity and resilience
·      Creative thinking and problem solving
·      Work ethic
·      Practise the art of curiousity
·      Leadership
·      Continuous learning mindset
Survival skills. 


Al Pajak – The purple cow is loose in your classroom! Stay remarkable in an ever changing world. Purple cow – Seth Godin. The goal of education should be to make purple cows – be remarkable, think differently, discover own voice, share story, learn from failure, publish, be self motivated, try… we need to be behind them helping them on their way!  Creative problem solvers… collaborators… model our schools on google, high tech high… building creating unique things… make purple cows…