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September 2020

Symposium 2020

29 September, 2020

EdTechSA is proud to announce its inaugural online Symposium: Thinking Technologically 2.0. Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, 29th September. Hear from global and local speakers sharing insights into topics ranging from pandemic pedagogies to cyber security and robots in space. Attend as many or as few sessions as you like. Participate in networking with like minded tech enthusiasts. Listen, chat, learn and enjoy all from the comfort of your own home. We are looking forward to seeing you online.

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November 2020

Devil in the detail: Growing data detectives in your classroom

10 November, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Some people have touted that data is the new oil. A valuable commodity that we often give away for free. How is your data being used? How do you teach students to become powerful data detectives and understand the implications of a data rich society. Data science is a growing field and in demand, as we navigate our way through artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things. Put away your column graph and join this deep dive into…

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Screen Beans, Teens and Tweens

17 November, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How much screen time is too much? Do you battle with your children to restrict their time? Do you ever think you need to disconnect to reconnect? Do you want to support your learners or your children to become discerning users of tech? Have you wondered about the detrimental effects of screen habits? This workshop takes a look at the existing research around screen use and considers whether all screen time is created equal and how we might support students…

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Planning for 2021 R-6 Scope and Sequence

23 November, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

  Are you looking ahead to 2021 and don’t know where to start for planning the Digital Technologies curriculum. This online webinar will be an opportunity to unpack a scope and sequence that is being used in schools across Australia. Look at how one school has implemented the Digital Technologies curriculum from Foundation to Yr. 6 with the opportunity to ask questions during a live Q and A session. Emma Fowler Emma Fowler is the Assistant Principal at Nazareth Catholic…

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May 2021

Devil in the detail; Growing data detectives in your classroom

26 May, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Some people have touted that data is the new oil. A valuable commodity that we often give away for free.  How is data being used? How do you teach students to become powerful data detectives and understand the implications of a data rich society.  Data science is a growing field and in demand as we navigate our way through artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things.  Put away your column graph and join this deep dive into making…

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June 2021

Have your say! Changes to the technologies Learning Area – Consultation with members

24 June, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have your say in an EdTechSA Association response to the changes being made to the Australian Curriculum Technologies Learning Area and the ICT General Capability. Karen Butler will facilitate an online session where she will go through the changes and collect member feedback to provide a formal response to ACARA.  This is your chance to have a say in the future of Australian Curriculum implementation.

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September 2021

Stage 2 Digital Technologies Information Moderation via ZOOM

16 September, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

An online session for Stage 2 Digital Technologies teachers where you can share students work to get feedback from peers.

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February 2022

Stage 2 Digital Technologies – Moderation Feedback and Networking Time

February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Members:  Login into your account for your Promotional Code to use for registration. https://edtechsa.sa.edu.au/account/ This workshop is a chance for teachers of the SACE Digital Technologies to look at Moderators feedback and have a chance to ask questions and network with other teachers to prepare for 2022. Senior (10-12) Year Level Focus: Senior Secondary

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March 2022

Approaches to explicitly teaching computational thinking

March 7 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Activity diagrams and desk checking! In this workshop, a method to develop students’ understanding of programming structures explicitly and progressively using diagramming alone (with validation) will be shared with opportunities for practice and questions. Senior (10-12) Year Level Focus: Senior Secondary BYO Laptop

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JavaScript, HTML and Node primer

March 8 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

User Interfaces and coding in a client/server model made simple! In this workshop, we will introduce how students can use JavaScript, html and Node as their end-to-end language for the Stage 2 course, with a chance to experiment and student examples. Senior (10-12) Year Level Focus: Senior Secondary BYO Laptop

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TECH Heads Series – Workshop 1 – Facilitator Karen Butler

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Members: Non Members Non-Member: $25 Kids - FREE Take Control: Using MaKeyMaKey to design a game controller This workshop introduces participants to the MaKeyMakey and allows them to create an interactive game controller using a variety of materials in conjunction with Scratch. The workshop is aimed at primary students and teachers years 3-6. An internet-enabled device is required for this workshop, preferably a laptop not a tablet. If this presents difficulty a small number of loan laptops are available. Students…

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Maths support with Microsoft tools

March 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Outline: The Maths Assistant in OneNote, the Maths Solver in Microsoft’s Edge Browser and the Maths Solver app for iOS and Android can take hand-written equations and not only convert them to text, but also outline the solution steps.

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Getting started: Your first steps with Minecraft: Education Edition

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Outline: In this webinar we will explore how Minecraft: Education Edition supports teaching and learning through a game-based interface that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is the learner’s imagination.

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May 2022

Gamify Programming, Art and Design with MakeCode Arcade!

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Project Outline: Gamify, coding, art and design with Microsoft Makecode Arcade! Makecode arcade is a free, open source, coding platform that allows students to design and code their own retro video games. Built with accessibility in mind, Makecode is Microsoft's fastest growing coding platform and allows students from any age level to easily jump into the world of programming! Learn more at arcade.makecode.com 

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Microsoft Whiteboard in the Classroom

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Project Outline: Microsoft Whiteboard might be one of the newest kids on the O365 Block but that doesn't mean it's going to fall short of uses in your classroom. Join this one-hour session to the learn about the full educational features, learn how you can use Whiteboard for collaborative student projects and how it can even make your Teams Meeting of Channel Brainstorming a lot easier! 

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Student Voice with Flipgrid

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Project Outline: Flipgrid is a free online video platform that offers students a place where they can share and reflect on ideas with other students and with their teachers. Flipgrid provides the perfect space for students to take part in classroom discussions and to share their thoughts and to hear their classmates’ ideas. Join this one-hour session to find out how easy it is to use for both teachers and students. 

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Windows for Education – creativity, productivity and accessibility

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Project Outline: This webinar highlights the best of Windows for Education. As the world of education continually changes and grows, Windows devices allow for growth at all levels of education. Windows is the right technology for success, helping to create flexible classroom experiences with speed, easy to set up devices, apps, and amazing integration tools to personalize learning and meet the needs of our diverse learners. 

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June 2022

Free online workshops focusing on photography and video production with Apple technologies including iPad and iPhone – Foundation to Intermediate Session

June 2

Session Overview: Limitless creativity – inspiring our future storytellers Experimental mindset Why image capture on iPhone? Jason’s top photography tips Jason’s top filming tips Lean-forward filmmaking The friendly, accessible image capture tool

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Free online workshops focusing on photography and video production with Apple technologies including iPad and iPhone – Intermediate to Advanced Session

June 7

Session Overview: Being bold – amplifying tiny tools for big jobs High-end usage Pre-production, production, and post-production on one device TV segments / cinema commercials / feature documentaries Using iPhone and iPad in professional shoots Computational imaging Jason’s favourite production apps

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Join the Digital Challenge with Jacqui Staniford (FREE webinar)

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A quick “how to” to get you started with the Commissioners Digital Challenge and make it part of your everyday curriculum delivery so that students can get enthusiastic about technologies and possibly win some prizes!

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Stage 2 Technologies Information and Networking – Webinar

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

About the Event An online session for Stage 2 Digital Technologies teachers where you can share students’ work to get feedback from peers. Fiona’s experience as a SACE marker for Technologies will give you valuable insights. Share your work and receive feedback. Attendants will be given a link to a OneDrive Shared folder to upload student samples to show during the session.

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September 2022

Stage 2 Digital Technologies Informal Moderation Online Workshop

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is an opportunity for all Stage 2 Digi Tech teachers (and Stage 1) to bring samples of students work to show other teachers and get feedback regarding how the work matches against the performance standards. Once you register you will be sent a link to a Microsoft Teams meeting. This session will be run by Claire Adams from Cummins Area School, who has been a moderator and marker and is very knowledgeable in the subject.

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