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Saturday, March 12

2:00pm AEDT

Go For It - Let's Make an App
The session will begin with showing what the app inventor is (www.appinventor.mit.edu), using some live coding examples, and showing some examples of apps built using it.

Examples include projects by students of Code Rangers, who took part in the Tech Girls Movement app development competition in 2015.

There will then be discussion about how app inventor may be used as part of the technologies curriculum. Students could develop apps using app inventor after identifying needs that have personal relevance, applying design
theory and using design processes that encourage flexibility, resourcefulness and imagination in the development, communication and production of quality solutions (as per the Technology (Mandatory) Years 7–8 Syllabus rationale).

Ideally there will be an opportunity for hands on learning by teachers, with a chance to see app design and coding take place in real time.

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Nicola O'Brien

Founder, Code Rangers
Nicola O'Brien Founder of Code Rangers - provider of before and after school, in-school and holiday coding workshops. Lover of technology, code, and gadgets. Excited by the amazing creativity of children and their great understanding of technology.

Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R7 C3.13

2:45pm AEDT

A Guide to Contemporary Digital Media Showcasing
This session will equip you as an attendee, to explore all the possible options to incorporate social media platforms and facilitation of contemporary exhibitions to showcase student work to the wider community. Student creativity and talents should not be kept a secret within a class or a school. Let others know, involve the community, broadcast it and make it visible! Technology is certainly your best friend when it comes to showcasing student work. 

Come drop by and see how you could make a difference at your school through contemporary digital media showcasing. Get connected with other like-minded educators who would like to share their students work!

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Andrew On Yi Lai

Multimedia and Art Educator, Department of Education NSW
Andrew On Yi Lai is a creative educator looking to make small but gradual changes in the way people think, learn and communicate. He is a strong advocate of lifelong learning and thrives in helping his students to find their own element. Andrew completed his Bachelor of Design... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm AEDT
R7 C3.13
Sunday, March 13

11:00am AEDT

Designing differentiated examinations/assessment tasks for Stage 6 Computing
A model of a differentiated examination designed to build student confidence will be presented. The stages in the development of the task will be shown; from initial planning to gestation. The thinking which underpinned the development process will be explained. Participants will engage in discussion regarding the challenges of differentiation in senior computer subjects for both practical and theoretical assessments. Participants will be supported in the development of a differentiated task, provided with tips for writing differentiated assessments and the opportunity to engage in consistent teacher judgement marking.

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Peggy Mangovski

Head Teacher, West Wallsend High School
Peggy Mangovski is specialist senior computing teacher and Head Teacher managing the areas of Computing Curriculum, Network Administration, CAPA and School Promotions at West Wallsend High School. She also coordinates a variety of learning programs including GATS, STEM and teacher... Read More →

Ian West

Since the commencement of 2015 Ian West has been the Deputy Principal at West Wallsend High. During this time his areas of strategic management have included curriculum and assessment, teacher professional learning, community relations, aboriginal education, special education and... Read More →

Sunday March 13, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am AEDT
R6 C3.11

11:45am AEDT

Mobile App Development

In the workshop/presentation will look at how to teach the HSC SDD course by paralleling the course theory with project work to develop a mobile application and hence gain a deeper understanding by applying the theory to their project. 
Topics we will cover are:

  • Aligning Mobile App Development with Syllabus and Assessments 
  • Why HTML5 Applications and not native?
  • What technologies do we use to develop our mobile applications
  • Why is mobile application development so important?
  • How to make a mobile application

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Peter Cox

Computer Teacher, Bradfield Senior College
Peter Cox I have been teaching at Bradfield for 15 years. I teach SDD, Multimedia, IPT, and currently have just starting a Cert III Gaming Course (2 unit, ATAR). I have done HSC SDD marking for 6 years. I have been on secondment in TAFE over the years and worked as Web Developer and... Read More →

Sunday March 13, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm AEDT
R6 C3.11

2:00pm AEDT

Web development and the (HTML) element of competition

Last year, Grok Learning piloted a competition designed to teach students web development. 1000 students from Year 4 to Year 12 participated, learning HTML and CSS from scratch. 

In this talk, we will introduce Web.Comp, and explain how we combined formative assessment and interactive notes to teach 1000 students across Australia how to build beautiful websites. 

We will also cover:

- Aligning web development with the NSW curriculum and Digital Technologies curriculum 

- Using Web.Comp for differentiated learning in the classroom

- Showcase of websites created in our Tournament at the end of Web.Comp 2015. 

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Nicky Ringland

I am currently a PhD student in the School Information Technologies at the University of Sydney. In 2008, I completed a bachelor of Arts (Languages) from the University of Sydney, majoring in Linguistics, German and Digital Cultures. This was followed by a Graduate Certificate in... Read More →

Sunday March 13, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm AEDT
R9 C3.7

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