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You will need to select ONE of the following workshops and follow the instructions to register.


USING FREEWARE TO ENHANCE KEY COMPETENCIES
Ted Barks
Abstract:
This presentation is a re-gifting of some free online resources that I received at the ICT conference in Rotorua. We will be running over a quick overview of free ICT tools that can be used to enhance the key competencies in your classroom, making sure that all participants leave with these resources in hand.

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
20 mins
0-8
Anyone

PC
Nothing

Presenter Bio:
I was born and raised on the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada. I am married with two children aged 15 and 12. While my wife and I have taught in Canada for 14 years we had always dreamed of life on the other side of the world. In July 2008, my family and I packed our bags and moved to New Zealand where I am currently teaching at Waimokoia Residential School, working with students that have behaviour problems. While life in New Zealand has not been without challenges we absolutely love living here.
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SKYPE TO SINGAPORE!
Raenette Taljaard and Alicia Howard
Abstract:
This workshop is aimed at anyone who has heard of Skype but has not tried it. We will be looking at the "how to use" aspect of this programme as well as the "why" would you use them in your classroom. A very hands on session!


Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
45 mins
0-8
Anyone

PC and Mac
Please sign up for your own free skype account before the workshop (http://skype.com/intl/en/). The presenters will contact you beforehand to see if you need any help with this. Laptops with internet access are provided for this workshop.

Presenter Bio:
Raenette is a Year 5 teacher at Elm Park School with an avid interest in integrating Web2.0 tools in the classroom. Alicia is a Year 4 teacher and ICT Lead Teacher at Elm Park School.
Click here to register for Skype to Singapore!




"A Sneak Peek" - Integrating ICT into Literacy
Kathy Pittaway and Louise Bayly
Abstract:
Simple ICT integration can be a nightmare! Where do you begin? What do you do? How tricky is it to use? Why would you integrate? Come along to our workshop and we will share some motivating and simple ways that you can use to improve and extend your students' learning in literacy.

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
45 mins
3-4
Intermediate
Patience and perseverance!
PC only
Flash drive optional

Presenter Bio:
Shelly Park School ICT Lead Teacher/Year 3/4 Teacher and Supplementary Literacy/Maths Support Teacher. We are two spirited SPS girls - with a love for good food, good humour, good wine, good company but above all good techno gadgets!
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A Sneak Peek - Presenters Notes




WickED, Digitstore and Other Internet Sites
Lyndal Lowans
Abstract:
We will look at the Ministry provided websites of WickED, Mission-on and Software for Learning and have a play. As teachers we often don't have time to play to find out what is available or are tymied by passwords. If there is time we will contribute to make a list of internet sites to share.

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
45 mins
0-8
Beginners

PC and Mac
Your school's digistore username and password if possible. Laptops with internet access are provided for this workshop

Presenter Bio:
I am a Year 5/6 teacher and Lead ICT Teacher at Botany Downs Primary School. I do not claim to be a guru in ICT but am always willing to learn new ways of keeping students engaged in learning.
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YOUNG THINKERS INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME
Jayne de Groot
Abstract:
John Langrehr Thinking Programme: Developing Gifted Thinkers
The John Langrehr Thinking Programme (JLTP) is based on well established principles of thinking psychology. The programme developer, Dr John Langrehr, is a leading international researcher and author of 25 books on creative and critical thinking. The programme teaches children HOW to think as well as WHAT to think about. Most early childhood programmes teach content or new knowledge. JLTP teaches children to look beyond this knowledge and generate their own thoughts and ideas. Young Thinkers is a computer based programme but is enhanced by creative thinking, in depth questioning, problem solving scenarios and practical hands on activities. The programme aims:
• to develop the essential thinking processes associated with creative and critical thinking
• to encourage children to think about the questions creative and critical thinkers ask themselves
• to encourage children to apply these essential thinking skills in problem solving
• to instill the mindset or attitudes needed for flexible and judgemental thinking

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
45 mins
2-3
Anyone
This is a very easy programme to run with explicit instruction once loaded.
Windows only
Pen/pencil and a sense of humour!
This is an interactive demonstration of a programme that Cockle Bay School is into the second year of using. Cockle Bay School is using the supplier of the programme in NZ.
Presenter Bio:
I am fully released at Cockle Bay School as part of the Management Team, and have the title of Special Programmes Coordinator. This means I am the SENCO, GATE coordinator and I also facilitate any other programmes we run at school (eg Mind Lab, Young Thinkers).
Click here to register for Young Thinkers



MAKING THE MOST OF MATHLETICS
Mark Webster
Abstract:
Making Mathletics part of your Maths programme and providing focused differentiated learning with Mathletics.

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
45 mins
0-8
Anyone
You will need to have Mathletics in your school in order to sign in with your teacher login as it will be a hands on workshop. Non Mathletics schools' teachers could attend if they are interested in seeing how the programme works.
PC or Mac
Nothing - laptops with internet will be provided for this workshop.

Presenter Bio:
I am the Auckland Regional Manager for 3P Learning, the providers of the web based learning platforms Mathletics and Spellodrome. I have also been a classroom teacher, most recently at Meadowbank School.
Click here to register for Making the Most of Mathletics


BRING LITERACY TO LIFE!
Mary McQuoid
Abstract:
We will be using 'I Can Animate' to make an animation. We will spend time looking at the drawing side and make a short animation using the drawing tools, then move onto the collaborative part, making clay move !!!

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
45 mins
0-8
Beginner/Intermediate

Mac only
Flash drive if possible. Laptops are provided although you may bring use your own if you have iLife09 installed. Some video cameras and tripods also provided but you may bring your own if you wish.
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Presenter Bio:
I have a 13 year background in teaching. For the last five years I worked as an ICT Specialist, running the website, technical support and in-class teaching of various software applications. I have worked with both PCs and MacIntosh and fully believe that Macs are the easiest and most effective way for student to learn using IT. During the last 18 months at my last school I worked part time for Renaissance as a teacher tutor for their iSchools throughout NZ and last July I started as an Account Manager for RED (Renaissance Education Division), and am really enjoying the work.
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FINALLY SOMETHING FOR THE EARLY LEARNERS
Camille Davey
Abstract:
Specifically designed for Early Learning, Britannica's Learning Zone will delight Teachers & Students alike. This session will show you the many ways in which you can use Britannica Online School Edition PreK-8 for your Kindergarten to Year 2 students and Years 3 to 4. Lots of interactive classroom ready learning objects and more - don't think about it, you can't afford to miss it!

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
45 mins
0-8
Anyone
None
PC or Mac
Nothing

Presenter Bio:
Heading up the Education Department at Encyclopaedia Britannica, I have worked for many years with Schools, Universities and Public Libraries providing the expertise that is required to help them integrate technology into every-day learning and teaching.
Click here to register for Finally Something for the Early Learners


DEALING WITH INFOWHELM: HARNESSING RSS
Suzie Vesper
Abstract:
When you start to explore the huge wealth of information that is on the internet, it can become a little like trying to sip water through a fire hydrant! There are tools available to help you manage this avalanche of information. In this workshop, we will be looking at using Google Reader to subscribe to various online sites so that the latest updates come to you in one place rather than you having to visit each site individually. While using a reader can be useful when working with students, we will be looking at this tool more from the perspective of teachers managing their personal online reading (eg educational blogs). Time permitting, we will also take a look at NetVibes as another tool for aggregating content from the web. You will learn how to use this tool to create a resource that students can use to visit key resources on the web.

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
20 mins
0-8
Intermediate

PC or Mac
Laptop with internet access will be provided for this workshop. We will be using Firefox as our browser as it is easier to use with RSS tools . This is a free download from the web available at http://mozilla.com

Presenter Bio:
I have taught at primary level both in New Zealand and in England. I became the ICT facilitator for the Petone Foreshore cluster in 2006 which involved working with nine schools from Petone, Waterloo, and Eastbourne. I joined the national ICT facilitation team in 2008 and now work with nine clusters in Auckland as well as working on the TakingITGlobal project. I have developed knowledge around the use of web 2.0 applications and maintain a number of wikis with useful information for teachers including http://educationalsoftware.wikispaces.com and http://learningweb2.wikispaces.com.
Click here to register for Dealing with Infowhelm: Harnessing RSS

Link to the page with resources from this workshop




BOTtoms UP!
Jenny Barrett
Abstract:
Remember roamers? We will have a look at the next generation of robots and consider how you can apply them to your classroom. A hands on session which will involve much crawling around on the floor!

Duration
Year Level
Teacher Capability
Required Skills
PC or Mac
What to Bring
Other
45 mins
0-8
Beginners
None
PC or Mac
Nothing

Presenter Bio:
I am a trainer with Breathe Technology and we help schools - both students and teachers - integrate technology into their teaching and learning.
Click here to register for BOTtoms Up!