EduTech 2014 – Virtual notes from Twitter Day 2

EDUTECH 2014 Day 2


Quotes from Twitter during the day of presentations – all generated from my favourites HERE which  I will delete  a bit later once I have processed them all.  

Mediating a conversation with yourself.

Edutech is useless if it does not lead to change in school.

Plans as a continuum, not destination.

Engagement,,, unconsciously engrossed in something that matters to them” Is this our kids?

Do you see kids leaping up and down cheering when they find the value of X where X is a value they don’t care about? Nope!

Designing for people with least access helps everyone.

To get to the top you need to get out and experience outside your comfort zone.

Re thinking long term plans.  These quality speakers manage to make  the obvious  things that we miss become clear.

It is irresponsible not to give children agency in an increasingly technological world.

Algorithm of great learning – contradictions, tensions and surprises.

Why not put your library in your pocket?

We have to go through struggle to learn do more than one draft. Help less and let the students give feedback.

When you have a  soloist playing in an orchestra you give them the right to conduct the orchestra

If we give students a grade, do we limit their opportunity to take risks?

FORMO  fear of missing out.

Three ways to overcome FORMO slow down, keep it real and start discussions.

Ask ungooglable  questions by 100 tweets.

Questions that can be googled are the wrong questions.

Search vs. discovery.

If there is no feedback on learning, there is no point doing the activity.

Every minute you have with  your students is a teachable moment.

Don’t flip the classroom. Flip the teacher.

In your library services, look for gaps and work to fill them.

Boring stuff on an iPad is boring stuff.

Don’t care if you agree as long as you are thinking about it.

We confuse conformity and compliance with engagement.

Would your kids turn p to school if they did not have to?

Create a climate where asking the is the norm rather than being a sign of inadequacy.

What will be your learning legacy?

You don’t need permission to have a good idea.

Steal one idea and it is plagiarism. Steal many things and create something new = originalism.

Don’t let a creative idea end on the sketch stage – act on it.

Creativity should be a daily creative act. Ideas that are not acted upon end up on the graveyard of unfulfilled dreams.

You never change things by fighting the existing realty. To change  something, build a new model and make the existing model obsolete.

Technology is a fast moving train: accept you are on the ride.  Please mind the learning gap.


Ian Jukes – closing Keynote

I was following  while having a cuppa in a cafe in Lane Cove before a Geography Meeting

The global worker is the new disruptor for the global learner.

New definition of disability – media and technology illiterate.

Learn, unlearn and relearn.

Half as many workers, paid twice as much producing 3 times more value.

Learning and earning s from the neck up. Everything else is the minimum age – Bob Hughes.

Headware over hardware.

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No generation in history has been so thoroughly prepared for the industrial age as the current generation.  David Warlick

1970s 3rs reading writing and arithmetic

2014 C’s collaboration, creativity  content….

Missed many of these

3. Adaptive technology can replace much of what teachers do now.

5. For the digital generations, the world is one great big social network.

6. Mobile devices will transform learning experiences.

7. Big data is here to stay.

Older generations outside education don’t understand teaching and learning as it is today.

Some nonsense is coming through the  #edutech stream. Facts are unimportant really? And since when is my job to prepare students for a job.

In times of radical change, the learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves perfectly equipped for a world that no longer exists.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.

The only thing worse than not being able to see is being able to see and have no vision. Helen Keller

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