SWS ICT News

Term 3 Week 8

Latest Updates


Welcome to our latest flyer. The South Western Sydney ICT consultancy team have planned a wide variety of professional learning opportunities that integrate ICT as a core capability in the Learning across the Curriculum areas. We have many opportunities for teachers to participate in practical workshops, video conferences and Adobe Connect sessions over the next few months. Please check dates as some are closing shortly!


Could you please forward this e-flyer through this link https://www.smore.com/90hd/ to any teachers you feel may also be interested in these opportunities.

Have a great term!


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

Upcoming ICT Workshops

Google Apps for education will appear in our portals soon - all participants will be able to create documents at the workshop and transfer them to their school Google Drive account when it appears in their portal.

Venue: Fairfield RSL

When: 14/10/13 - 15/10/13

https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/docprs/publicViewEvent.do?eventId=65726





Apple Configurator Workshop

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This workshop is aimed at staff looking at streamlining the management of iPads. In this hands-on workshop, you will be guided step-by-step in how to use Configurator to install the latest iOS, and a selection of free and paid apps. You will also learn how

to make and install Profiles.

Expressions of Interest for this program were advertised in SchoolBiz on Friday 2 August (Week 3). Expressions of Interest due Monday 2 September.


Bringing History Alive with Web 2 Tools

Miller 6th September

This workshop will introduce history teachers to a variety of tools to bookmark and curate websites, create interactive timelines and produce word clouds and link these to content and outcomes in the new 7-10 History syllabus.

https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/docprs/publicViewEvent.do?eventId=64312


Integrating ICT in the new Science Syllabus K-6

Miller 9th September

This one-day workshop is an introduction to authentically integrating ICT in the new Science K-6 syllabus. Participants will have an opportunity to look at models of ICT integration, examine the new Science syllabus and a number of ICT tools and websites that are available to use with the technology already available in their schools and begin to program integrating ICT in student learning.

https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/docprs/publicViewEvent.do?eventId=64803


Creating Digital Multimodal Texts

Miller 11th and 12th September

The English K-10 Syllabus required students to study examples of media, multimedia and digital texts each year. The extensive lists of Web 2.0 tools and software and changing technology will allow students to develop interactive and ingenious products in such texts. How will teachers ensure that students are creating appropriate, engaging and exciting digital multimodal texts? It begins with the teacher serving as a role model by demonstrating a willingness to learn and change.

Applications close: 5th September

https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/docprs/publicViewEvent.do?eventId=65871


Transforming teaching in English using Tablet Technology (iPads) K-10

Tablet technologies have the potential to truly transform the way we interact with the world around us. Significant impacts of tablets include providing ease of access, enabling individualised learning, facilitating enhanced communication, and making learning mobile. So how do you foster transformative learning with tablet devices in the English KLA? It begins with the educator serving as a role model by demonstrating a willingness to learn and change.

https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/docprs/publicViewEvent.do?eventId=66628


Enhancing learning through the integration of Tablet Technology (iPads)

Miller 16-17 September

This two-day course will equip participants to authentically integrate the use of iPad tablets in the teaching and learning cycle. Participants will have an opportunity to independently explore and evaluate a range of apps for education. The course will cover the pedagogy, logistics, management and effective usage of iPads.

https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/docprs/publicViewEvent.do?eventId=63808


HSIE and ICT Webinars K-12

1 hour Adobe connect webinars 18th September

These webinars provide the opportunity for all educators at any stage of their career to discover how colleagues are integrating ICT into the HSIE curriculum to enhance outcomes for students in teaching, learning and assessment. Each webinar will also showcase a diverse range of technologies for students to investigate, create and communicate ideas and information

Register through myPL@edu


Science and ICT Webinars K-12

1 hour Adobe connect webinars 19th September

These webinars provide the opportunity for all educators at any stage of their career to discover how colleagues are integrating ICT into the science curriculum to enhance outcomes for students in teaching, learning and assessment. Each webinar will also showcase a diverse range of technologies for students to investigate, create and communicate ideas and information.

Register through myPL@edu






Google Drive User Guide

Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

FREE WEB 2.0 WONDERS

Tools and Websites for Teaching and Learning

Flubaroo - a self assessment quiz tool that you can set up through Google Forms. Straightforward to set up and easy to use. Teachers can create the form using a Google account (and soon through the portal), then students answer questions and Flubaroo produces a spreadsheet with results and more. This is unblocked for K-12 students.

http://www.flubaroo.com/


Publish a Google document to the web - Create a Google document in Google Drive, click 'File' then 'Publish to the web' - you can republish automatically if changes are made. This is useful to give links to staff, students and parents. More information


Twitter triggers are back

Send your tweets to a Google spreadsheet, tag your tweets and send them to facebook, share your links on tumblr, save links from favourite links in pocket.


ABC Splash

http://splash.abc.net.au/home

Videos, games and education resources for Australian students and teachers.


APP Appetisers (iPad)

How to Change Education - from the ground up Sir Ken Robinson

How to Change Education - from the ground up

Meet the team

Belinda Stanton

SEO1 QT Consultant ICT Curriculum Integration K-12

(Wed-Fri)



My previous teaching position was Head Teacher Computing Studies at John Edmondson High School. My goal in teaching is to provide as many interesting, engaging and authentic lessons for students no matter what the topic is.

I like to experiment with my teaching - FAILURE IS AN OPTION - FEAR IS NOT!

Jill Andrew

SEO1 QT Consultant ICT Curriculum Integration K-12

(Mon-Tue)

I am a learner who loves to try new ideas when teaching. I have completed a Graduate Certificate in ICT Education and more recently a Masters in ICT in Education at CSU. I trialled blogED with my opportunity class before it came out and this year became a DEC Google Champion to assist teachers when Google Apps is available in our portal. When not working in Riverwood I am teaching over 200 students each week.

Samson Fung

SEO1 QT Consultant ICT Curriculum Integration K-12


I commenced my teaching career at Homebush West Public School, NSW in 2007. I had teaching experiences on Stage 3 and Stage 2. In 2011, Homebush West PS was selected as a Centre for Excellence as part of the Smarter Schools National Partnerships Initiative. I have a strong passion commitment in creating authentic integration of ICT in lessons for students aligning with the NSW Quality Teaching Model.