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Wednesday, October 27

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    Breakout 5 / Presenters: **Lainey Mills** / Strand: Learners / Theme: Educate / Target Level: Early years, Early primary, Mid primary, Late primary
    How do you use interactive technology to provide appropriate learning opportunities in your classroom? What are the most effective ways to measure learning outcomes and what forms of assessment are the most appropriate? This interactive session showcases the new range of Mimio Classroom tools and demonstrates how they can be used to provide appropriate opportunities to learn and then assess that learning quickly and easily. From interactive whiteboards to document cameras and student response systems, the Mimio Classroom suite of interactive teaching solutions will provide you with opportunities to make your student's learning more effective, deliver clear strategies for the assessment of that learning and let you focus on "simply teaching".
    Mimio Teach 5 year warranty
    Interactive whiteboard device that makes any surface interactive
    Needs a data projector
    Website: Christchurch earthquake updates earthquake information
    Screen clip to get into own program
    Write anywhere is not supported by windows 7 so use writing pad (neat feature where you hand write and it will automatically change the writing into typed text in another box.
    Can record the action as well as the voices of the children as they do an activity so you can hear the discussion that goes on with a group (recorder is on laptop)
    Use it to record how chn are forming letters or teacher records letter formation as child traces it with his finger.
    Can record your, e.g. maths instruction for a lesson and replay for a child who was away.
    Can watch a video on one half of board while teacher or child writes on other side.
    Can put the device on a smaller white board where children are working to record a child r children’s work.
    Can put the software on other computers (even at home)
    MimioView uses a usb cord to connect to your computer and take pictures of things anywhere, eg books, student’s work, bendable arms make it very flexible.
    MimioVote: chn can choose multiple choice or yes/no answers on this device. Tells the teacher how many have voted then shows a pie graph of results
    If you haven’t pre prepared the test can handwrite and then choose the correct answer. Results can come up as a variety of graphs or as a percentage.
    The students results are recorded into a “grade book” on computer.
    MimioPad: A portable pad that connects wireless connection so that you can access features from anywhere in the room.
    www.mimioconnect.com www.mimio.school.nz/quickstart
    $399 3 hours training for small groups $1900cost + $650 with quick capture $995 =MimioView $799=MimioPad
    discounts $6300 for the lot with short throw projector MimioView (set of 24) $2500 $2950 (set of 32)

    Using Technology to Support Oral Language Development
    Breakout 6 / Presenters: **Lynne Gunning**, **Helen Bender** / Strand: Leaders / Theme: Innovate / Target Level: Early years, Early primary, Mid primary
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    Breakout 6 / Presenters: **Lynne Gunning**, **Helen Bender** / Strand: Leaders / Theme: Innovate / Target Level: Early years, Early primary, Mid primary
    Children need to be able to speak and listen even in today's technology rich learning and living environments! Children like never before are able to talk about their learning through mediums such as skype, live meetings, virtual conferences, film and radio. In this presentation we will share how we use technology to develop the oral language skills of our kindergarten to grade 6 students, of whom 85% have an ESL background. The session will include the children talking directly to the participants about their experiences, using an online communication tool.
    This was a very interesting presentation from the principal of a school in Melbourne with a very high ESL population. I would like to visit this school and see how it works in practice. The following are my notes from the talk.
    Oral Language Development
    Receptive: Give no more than 2 instructions at a time. If 3, chunk 2 then 1.
    Technology is a great way to teach children to access word webs and meanings.
    Video children explaining activities (chn articulate their learning). This helps them store the language in their own “filing cabinets” in their minds. Chn or teacher listens to the language.
    Song Smith: can download from www.microsoft.com (get a free trial). Record their voice and it puts music to it. Improves fluency when speaking, teaches them to syllabify words (helps with spelling; use books such as “Wombat Stew” and others that are naturally rhythmic to improve oral language and reading).
    Audacity works but it is harder to get the music happening.
    Has to be direct teaching of vocab. Learnt by repetition and review. Teach them words they need to know. Use recordable MP3 mics.
    Film children so that you can assess their talking & listening needs. Give children the vocabulary to assess their speech. Encourages good phrasing and eliminating generalized words such as “stuff”; encourages rehearsal of speech. Interview other people. It is good for them to rehearse question formation and answer formation.
    From P-2 have a cinematographer with a flip camera, a photographer, a journalist, an interviewer (with mic). They have multiple share times and it is up to these children for the day to save them into each child’s folder.
    Radio Station: Year 6 come up with ideas for the program and it is transmitter sends it out in a 1 km radius.
    Sponge Bob goes home with a different child each day and the teacher phones that child and asks about what activities they have done together.
    Ned to be conscious of giving children the opportunity to practise the 3 tiers:
    Tier 1: Basic words, highly frequent in life, HFW
    Tier 2: “complex” glimpse, absurd, industrious, tamper
    Tier 3: Specific to knowledge domain
    Children record instructions to, e.g. trace a map according to recorded instructions and other barrier games. Chess game with chn dressed up and were videoed from roof following instructions from chn inside who had chess boards. This forced them to be very accurate with their instructions and use the technical language.

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Tuesday, October 26

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    Using Web2.0 tools to make our professional lives easier
    Breakout 2 / Presenters: **Greg Carroll** / Strand: Leaders / Theme: Collaborate / Target Level: Early years, Early primary, Mid primary, Late primary, Early secondary, Late secondary, Tertiary
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    professional leaders.
    Follow this link to Greg Carroll's presentation.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/38788828/ULearn2010-Web2-0-in-Our-Professional-Lives

    Rich pictures of student performance - Technology and Assessment in Primary Classrooms
    Breakout 3 / Presenters: **Amy Park** / Strand: Learners / Theme: Educate / Target Level: Early primary, Mid primary, Late primary
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  2. page Marist College Eastwood edited Greg's Amazing Blog Greg's (also amazing) blog about iPad apps
    Greg's Amazing Blog
    Greg's (also amazing) blog about iPad apps
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Thursday, October 21

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    {Screen_shot_2010-10-09_at_5.08.44_PM.png} Vanessa's uLearn Resources
    The uLearn conference was a fantastic experience! I am still buzzing with ideas and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to network with so many enthusiastic and inspiring teachers.
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    learning, technology, curriculum andcurriculum, digital pedagogy
    Please take a look at my blog page which shares some of the resources I collected from the breakout sessions.
    Vanessa's Blog
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    {Screen_shot_2010-10-09_at_5.08.44_PM.png} Vanessa's uLearn Resources
    The uLearn conference was a fantastic experience! I am still buzzing with ideas and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to network with so many enthusiastic and inspiring teachers.
    Thank you to everyone for all the professional dialogue we had regarding learning, technology, curriculum and digital pedagogy and much much more.
    Please take a look at my blog page which shares some of the resources I collected from the breakout sessions.
    Vanessa's Blog
    Bethlehem's 21st Learning Committee.
    Below is a list of other staff members from Bethlehem who have been blogging and sharing all their ideas and resources reading digital pedagogy. This group of bloggers have formed a 21st century learning committee. This committee was developed to support our students/digital learners and those that are educating them.
    21st Teaching & Learning (Science Perspective) - http://silvanarossetti.blogspot.com/
    ICT & English /Drama - http://jameseirth.blogspot.com/
    English & ICT - http://bcashfield.blogspot.com/
    In the mood for food - http://andreanapadopoulos.blogspot.com/
    ESL eLearning - http://taniatoomey.blogspot.com/

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Wednesday, October 20

  1. page Mick Prest's Page edited Mick's blog Aslideshar of reflections from some people. From http://twitter.com/rakt or on Slides…
    Mick's blog
    Aslideshar of reflections from some people. From http://twitter.com/rakt or on Slideshare itself.

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    Chris Morris's great Google Doc Diary that saved me a lot of writing!!
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