iMac + iPhone + iPad = iLearn
The concept of life long learning is today a reality, and technology has played an enormous role in making this possible for most of us. Furthermore this 24/7 Global Learning allows us to access sources previously available to only the privileged few. Those of us undertaking our own ongoing learning, and isn’t that most of us, will be particularly interested in the technical revolution influencing learning taking place in schools.
We probably all have a number of these iDevices. The interesting thing is how do you use them? What is the major use of your iPhone? As a phone or as a device with apps/camera/e-reader/maps etc.? Do you use your iPad to just receive information, or do you use it to reuse digital content, create new content and communicate and collaborate with others? These devices can change the whole way we conduct our lives.
One of those changes is that iDevices can make us all learners and contributors to the increasing repositories of human experience and knowledge. Mark will cover how this 21st century teaching and learning is transforming schools and will show how we can all better use our iDevices to become enthusiastic and engaged learners ourselves. In short iDevices are rapidly narrowing the gap between "school learning" and "out of school learning." This is not just a revolution in schools, it is a revolution in your homes as well!
Preparing and Performing my Keynote Presentations
In this session, Les will be detailing in his lively manner the way that he links his IPad with his Mac in developing Keynote presentations. Les always presents the unexpected, quirky and fascinating. Giving effective presentations is an essential business skill today, yet few people can really show you how to give an effective, compelling presentation. Don’t miss this session from a world-renowned expert on Keynote!
About Our Speakers
Mark has been ICT Coordinator at Williamstown PS since 2000. He also has extensive experience planning and delivering professional learning to teachers in ICT and eLearning. His current interests are
▪ Learning Spaces and Places
▪ Digital Pedagogies
▪ Online Teaching and Learning
▪ Digital Citizenship
• Student Leadership & ICT
He is also co-leader of MacSchoolsNet, a network supporting teachers with Macs & iPads in the Western Region of Melbourne for the past decade. Outside school he fills up any spare time with watching cinema, cycling, reading books and listening to live music.
I’m a Clinical Psychologist by profession. Attending professional development training, conferences, and updating my qualifications in recent years has exposed me to all manner of presentation sins. After one particularly bad weekend of Powerpoint-poisoning during a post-grad class in Knowledge Management, I made a pledge to myself to make a difference to the ways audiences were expected to learn via slideware. My first use of Keynote in class was so well-received, that I decided to use it as my platform of change, as well as further understand multi-media based learning.