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EdTechSA is proud to announce that the annual State Conference will be held on Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 July at the state of the art Margaret Ames Centre at  Immanuel College. We are excited to announce the call for presenters for our EdTechSA2017 State Conference.

The theme of the conference is STEAMing AHEAD: Navigating a Digital Future.

How do you effectively integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths?
What are the technologies in our digital future?
Do you have a great story to tell?

Consider presenting on the following:

  • Maker space
  • Digital technologies curriculum
  • Digital tools
  • Robotics
  • Unplugged activities
  • Innovative teaching and learning
  • Design and Technologies

You are invited to share the great things you are doing with technologies and STEAM teaching.

Conference sessions will be either 45 minute presentations or 90 minute practical workshops. Participants will be asked to bring their own device.

Submit your 150 word abstract below by Monday 3 April 2017.

We will be in touch by 13th April 2017 to let you know if your submission is successful.

Please email us if you have any questions via office@edtechsa.sa.edu.au.

EdTechSA Conference Call for Presenters 2017

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Professional Learning Events – Term 1, 2017 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2017/01/8679/ http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2017/01/8679/#respond Fri, 27 Jan 2017 04:34:32 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=8679 2017_Term 1_2

30 January – 30 April

We aim to offer opportunities for all educators.  Whether you are a pre-service teacher, classroom or specialist teacher or an established leader, technology impacts upon your teaching and learning programs. Our aim is to help one another extend these possibilities. Below is a list of professional learning opportunities running on behalf of EdTechSA in Term 1.

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Professional Learning Events – Term 4, 2016 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2016/10/professional-learning-events-term-4-2016/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:28:49 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=8651

Term 4 download

16 October – 16 December

We aim to offer opportunities for all educators.  Whether you are a pre-service teacher, classroom or specialist teacher or an established leader, technology impacts upon your teaching and learning programs. Our aim is to help one another extend these possibilities. Below is a list of professional learning opportunities running on behalf of EdTechSA in Term 4.

Download our term 4 PL overview flyer!

Teach Kids to Code

What: Spotlight
Led by: Jackie Chambers
When: Week 2, Thursday 27 October
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Woodend Primary School
More information and register!

Introduction to Swift Playgrounds on iPad

What: Spotlight
Led by: Chris Robinson
When: Week 3, Thursday 3 November
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Woodend Primary School
More information and register!

Connected Knowledge, The Digital Technologies Hub and Design Thinking

What: Spotlight
Led by: Paul Clapton-Caputo and Karen Butler
When: Week 4, Tuesday 8 November
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: Immanuel College
More information and register!

iPad Game Development

What: Spotlight
Led by: Chris Robinson
When: Week 4, Thursday 10 November
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Immanuel College
More information and register!

SACE Stage 2 Information Technology Examination Preparation Day for Students and Teachers 2016 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2016/08/sace-stage-2-information-technology-examination-preparation-day-for-students-and-teachers-2016/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 07:50:23 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=8604  

register-buttonWhen: Friday 14 October 2016, from 8:45am to 4:00pm (sign in from 8:15am)
Where: Adelaide High School, 543 City Ring Route, Adelaide (corner of West Terrace and Glover Avenue)

Come and develop your skills in answering questions under timed supervision with new unseen questions. Apply your knowledge and improve your understanding and unpacking of exam questions for maximum marks.

Questions have been developed specifically for this day!

Students, you will have the opportunity to work with very experienced teachers to explore question responses, discuss, and refine your answers.  You will also be helped to develop the hand written page of notes that you can take with you into the examination.

Teachers, you can attend the day too. There will be a special session for you during the afternoon.
Teachers who are EdTechSA member can attend  for the special price of $30. Use your member login when registering to get this price. Please do NOT use this login if you are registering students as doing this will incorrectly trigger the teacher discount and an incorrect invoice will be created.


8:15am – 8:45am           Sign in
8:45am – 12:15pm    Morning Session: Core Topics – Participants attend all sessions
8:45am – 9:00am          Welcome and introduction to the day
9:00am – 11:00am        Computer Systems Part 1 and 2
11:00am – 11:15am        Break
11:15am – 12:15pm        Information Systems
12:15 – 1:00pm              Break for lunch.  (Lunch is not provided. Bring your lunch or buy it at nearby shops.)

1:00pm – 4:00pm    Afternoon Session:  Option Topics – Participants attend 2 sessions according to the Option Topics they have studied this year.  Session times will be allocated once enrolments close.

1:00pm – 2:00pm                Option Topic Session 1
2:00pm – 3:00pm                Option Topic Session 2
3:00pm – 4:00pm                Option Topic Session 3

Professional Learning Events – Term 3, 2016 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2016/08/professional-learning-events-term-3-2016/ Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:11:52 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=8588

Term 3 download

24 July – 16 October

We aim to offer opportunities for all educators.  Whether you are a pre-service teacher, classroom or specialist teacher or an established leader, technology impacts upon your teaching and learning programs. Our aim is to help one another extend these possibilities. Below is a list of professional learning opportunities running on behalf of EdTechSA in Term 3.

Teach Kids to Code

What: Spotlight
Led by: Jackie Chambers
When: Week 4, Thursday 18 August
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Cowandilla Primary School
More information and register!

From So What? to Now What?

What: Learning Conversations with Global Thinkers
Led by: Dean Shareski
When: Week 5, Monday 22 August
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Immanuel College, Novar Gardens
More information and register!

Coding Unplugged (almost)

What: Spotlight
Led by: Gary Pascoe
When: Week 6, Thursday 1 September
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Emmaus Catholic School
More information and register!

iPad Game Development

What: Spotlight
Led by: Chris Robinson
When: Week 7, Wednesday 7 September
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Edwardstown Primary School
More information and register!


EdTechSA 2016: Updated program now available http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2016/06/edtechsa2016-program/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:16:34 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=8511 EdTechSA 2016 State Conference program is now available, workshop and presentations can be viewed here.

We gratefully acknowledge the contributions from educators to create the diverse selection of workshops for delegate involvement.

Registrations are open, register now so you don’t miss out on the fantastic workshops on offer over the 2 days! Registrations close Friday 15 July, 2016.



Alice Keeler in Adelaide for EdTechSA http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2016/03/alice-keeler-in-adelaide-for-edtechsa/ Sun, 06 Mar 2016 09:15:49 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=8167 EdTechSA continues its ‘Learning Conversations with Global Thinkers’ Series.

Tuesday 29 March, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Margaret Ames Centre, Immanuel College

EdTechSA continues its ‘Learning Conversations with Global Thinkers’ series with one of the most amazing educators that you will ever hear:  Alice Keeler.

This event is absolutely FREE for EdTechSA Members, but registration is essential.
Non EdTechSA-members $78 which is also the cost of an individual membership for 1 year, with access to more of these professional learning events. If you are NOT a member, consider joining before registering.

In ‘Learning Conversations with Global Thinkers’: “Blended Learning Changes What We Do” Alice will lead a discussion around Blended Learning, What is it? Why do we want it?

There will be demonstrations of blended learning tools and opportunity for Q&A.

Alice Keeler

Alice is a passionate educator who believes that professional development is not always formally delivered. She is a technology missionary, on a quest to inspire and help teachers to try something new. More than idea sharing she works with teachers to make vision reality. Alice is passionate about students learning, understanding and being able to apply their learning.

Alice Keeler has an impressive list of achievements.

  • Google Certified Teacher
  • New Media Consortium K-12 Ambassador
  • Technology Trainer
  • Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer
  • Adjunct Faculty California State University Fresno
  • Adjunct Faculty Fresno Pacific University
  • Bing in the ClassroomLesson Developer
  • Teacher on Special Assignment: ACEL Charter High School
  • Technology Consultant with Pivot Learning Partners
  • Illuminate DataTrainer
  • Leading Edge Certification (Admin & Online and Blended) Instructor
  • Curriculum writer
  • Technology Coach
  • Academic Coach
  • PBL Math Coach
  • Founder #coffeecue
  • FounderEdCampCV
  • A. Mathematics California State University Fresno
  • S. Educational Media Design and Technology Full Sail University
  • Former Board Member Central Valley Computer Using Educators (CVCUE)

Email: alice@alicekeeler.com
Blog: http://www.alicekeeler.com/teachertech/
YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrsalicekeeler

Follow Alice, email her your thoughts and questions, explore more of Alice’s wisdom.

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Blended Learning Changes What We Do

Alice Keeler, from the USA, is our next presenter in our ‘Learning Conversations with Global Thinkers’ series. This conversation is entitled, ‘Blended Learning changes what we do.’ Alice will lead the discussion on the use blended learning, asking “What is blended learning?” and “Why do we want it?” The session will include a demonstration of blended learning tools with ample opportunity for Q&As with Alice. This is a session not to be missed, with a highly regarded leader in the field.

When: Tuesday 29 March from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Margaret Ames Centre, Immanuel College
Cost: Absolutely FREE for EdTechSA Members but registration is essential.
$78 for non-members.

If you are NOT a member, consider joining before registering.

Membership fees:
$30 for full time tertiary students
$78 for individual members
$154 Organisational A membership
$230 Organisational B membership


SACE Stage 2 Information Technology 2016 Examination Revision Guide http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2016/02/sace-stage-2-information-technology-2016-revision-guide/ Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:49:24 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=8075 Revision Guide


This guide is been written as a workbook for students of this subject with input from experienced teachers and exam markers to provide sample solutions for each question.

The revision guide will contain copies of:
the 2015 Examination paper;
the 2014 Examination paper;
the 2013 Examination paper;
suggested fully worked solutions for all the above.

Guides will be distributed late term 2, 2016. Teachers may choose to use some of the resources in the Guide in a trial examination situation. Please note that books ordered will not be sent out until payment in full has been received by EdTechSA.

The Guide is produced as a student workbook and is copyright to EdTechSA. Orders for the guide close on Friday 20 May 2016, week 3 of term 2. Payment in full must accompany your order for it to be confirmed.

The cost for the guides is $29.00 per copy, including GST. EdTechSA members receive a discounted price of $23.00 per copy, including GST.
(Not an EdTechSA member? Click here to join)

Late orders, ie those confirmed after Friday 20 May will incur an additional charge of $5.00 per copy, to cover printing costs for small orders.

To order please click here.

Associated Activity

A one day Examination Preparation Workshop is planned for the last Friday of the term 3 holidays, Friday 14 October.

EdTechSA Awards 2015 Announced! http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/2015/11/edtechsa-awards-2015-announced/ Sun, 01 Nov 2015 05:18:24 +0000 http://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/?p=7940
Katrina Falkner

EdTechSA Leader of the Year 2015

Proudly sponsored by Credit Union SA




The EdTechSA Leader of the Year Award recognises the importance of the work of South Australian educators who are significantly contributing to the use of ICT in Education. It is with great pleasure that I present Associate Professor, Katrina Falkner, Head of the School of Computing Science at Adelaide University, as EdTechSA Leader of the Year for 2015.

Katrina’s work in Computer Science Education is locally, nationally and internationally renowned, through her contribution of education research outcomes improving global understanding of how we teach Computer Science and in her work in supporting Australian teachers through the Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Under Katrina’s leadership, the CSER Group at the University of Adelaide has developed free online professional development courses, with accompanying sustainable online communities. These ongoing courses, to date, have seen thousands of Australian educators enroll and participate in the online community.

Within the community, teachers can continue professional learning, acquire just-in-time support, share expertise and view up-to-date resources. In particular, the community-based model has been reported as extremely valuable by teachers in remote schools, who are usually at risk of being isolated during curriculum implementation. Katrina’s approach has been recognised and acknowledged by peers and stakeholders and associations.

Katrina regularly keynotes, presents and facilitates workshops at conferences, which included our EdTechSA 2015 state conference. Her influence extends from ACARA Directors Groups to Digital Technologies implementation meetings. Katrina also co-authored a highly relevant paper for the Federal Government’s ‘Coding across the Curriculum Project’.

Katrina Falkner is a most worthy recipient of EdTechSA’s 2015 Leader of the Year award. EdTechSA was honoured to endorse her nomination to the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE), as the 2016 National Leader of the Year. As we now all know, Katrina was named as the recipient of the ACCE/ACS National Leader of the Year for 2016 just a few weeks ago.

Congratulations to Katrina Falkner.

Katrina FalknerMaking IT Happen Award

EdTechSA has pleasure in announcing Associate Professor Katrina Falkner, from the University of Adelaide, as the Making IT Happen awardee for 2015.

This award is made by EdTechSA in conjunction with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to acknowledge and honour the outstanding work of local educators who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students.

EdTechSA congratulates and thanks Katrina for her continuing outstanding work in supporting educators and students in our state.


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