An early breakfast followed by an excellent Keynote from Mariam Mathews (via Blackboard Collaborate) got the event rolling.
Mariam took us through the developments in technology in schools and gave us three trends:
- Devices - choice is growing, BYO or school provided?
- Pedagogical innovations - Flipping, student response systems (eg Twitter), blended learning, challenges in moving from bricks-and-mortar.
- Social Networking in the classroom.
The Speed Geeking session was fun. We had 12 stations with a range of technology on show - four minutes at a time for groups to have a taste:
- Animation / iMovie
- iPod Touch Apps
- Digital Portfolios
Congratulations to Jennifer Garcia and Judith Shorrocks for all the organising - excellent!