Oh yeah! I had to try one of these. It looked nice and tasted delicious but was difficult to eat. The Stanhope bakery was a great stop on my way back from Shepparton. Pity someone had just bought all the pies. Oh well the vanilla slice was yum!
After the conference what else do geeks do but sit around and play iPad games like sheep, marbles and scrabble. The iPad is a very nice gadget that any geek would love to have. Oh and some non geeks also like them.
The Slide2Learn team after the 2 day conference. Kate with her head on Megan's shoulder had just finished all the certificates for the participants. A huge job. The teams members are from left to right myself (Bendigo VIC), Deon Scanlon, (Tasmania) Louise Duncan, (Shepparton, VIC) Stacey Kelly, (NSW) Jonathan Nalder ,(QLD) Megan Iemma, (VIC) and Kate Maccoll. (QLD)
We organised the whole event using skype and elluminate across four states in Australia. Some of us met for the first time at Slide2Learn. Everyone in the team helped and made the conference a huge success. Thanks team!
Tony Vincent kindly agreed to attend our conference and present via ustream and skype. After some grappling with feedback we decided to use the sound and chat from skype and the video from ustream. It worked very well and Tony was full of his usual great ideas on using the iPods. Many participants said that Tony was their favorite part of the conference. We had three whiteboards all showing Tony and his wonderful smile. As Tony says, "Keep on smiling" Thanks Tony for your time, we appreciated it and really enjoyed your session, Creating Podcasts and narrated sideshows in your hands.
This is Louise Duncan a teacher from Shepparton High who last year won the Lindsey Thompson fellowship for her innovative work with a 1:1 iPod program at her school. This has meant Louise could travel the world looking at iPod implementation in schools. Louise dreamed of this conference and invited the rest of the team from around Australia to join her in organising the Slide2Learn conference. Well you made a great team Louise. Have to get you on supercoach to help with my team. Slide2Learn was a great success with over 100 teachers learning and sharing uses of the iPod touch in education.
Deon has great experience at syncing iPods as he has an iPod 1:1 program going at his school in Tasmania. Still he looks pretty happy working with the pods wall to wall. The techs synced apps and wireless confgurations to 120 iPods. A great job with little time as the iPods only came 2 days before the conference.
Slide2Learn was a 2 day conference sharing the uses of the iPod Touch and the iPad in the classroom with enthusiastic teachers on July 1st and 2nd in Shepparton, Victoria. The conference attracted over 100 people which was a great number as we had originally thought 50-60 people would be good. We all learned and shared our uses of the iPod Touch. Since the conference I have already seen action from a teacher in Maths and Science at a secondary school.
The plastic pockets were put out ready for the conference to begin in two places to give room for the people to collect and sign in each day. Note the poster on the windows. I also created the poster and had it printed at Office Works.
I had the job to make the lanyards for the slide2learn conference. I merged a numbers file into a pages document from the participants list. This worked well and only late registration changes made some incorrect. It worked out well printing some blanks. I had the sessions on the back for each person if they had selected their sessions. La Trobe uni in Bendigo kindly organised some lanyards and plastic pockets. You dont realise how much money they are when you need over 100. So thanks La Trobe.
Well I have got very behind due first to an illness, reporting time and now holidays and conferences. So I have a nice selection of pics to put in today that will get me back up to about 180. The last day of term it poured rain and the Bendigo creek quickly filled. Usually you can see cumbungi weed (not sure on the spelling of that) The weed is a good filter for the creek and is very tall. The water goes out to Cow Swamp. years ago i went out to cow swamp with a group of students.