The DigiCon 2016 Special (Episode 61)

For the second year in a row, we were honoured to be given an opportunity to be a ‘voice’ at DigiCon 2016. Thank you to Bec Spink and the DigiCon team for allowing us the opportunity. We hope you enjoy our coverage of the conference.

Some resources discussed below:

Aaron Davis’ blog: http://readwriterespond.com/

To gather more resources and find out more about the educators and guests who appeared in this episode, we encourage you to follow their handle on Twitter.

Aaron Davis – @mrkrndvs

Dean McLaren – @Seedsforgrowth

Ash Leung – @LeungAsh

Brette Lockyer – @brettelockyer

Katelyn Hurley & Lauren McShanag – @hellokaddy1 & @lauren_mcshanag

Erin McNamara & Tamryn Kingsley – @ErinMcNamara20 & @KingsleyTamryn

Bec Spink – @BecSpink

John Pearce – @mrpbps

And of course, a plethora of other brilliant educators that can be found within the #DigiCon16 stream on Twitter.

 

Episode 56 – Topsy Terms, Teachers Going Viral, No Pay iPad & Hot Buttered Rolls

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Our schools need a holiday from chaotic term breaks’, Frank FitzGerald, The Age, 5/4/16, viewed 6/4/16

‘Primary school teacher is sacked after video of her twerking in a bikini in Mexico sweeps the web and is spotted by outraged parents’, Gerard Couzens, Daily Mail Australia, 10/4/16, viewed 10/4/16

‘Parents protest school computer policies, refuse to pay for iPads’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 5/4/16, viewed 11/4/16

‘See the dodgy 1982 lunch menu that fed a Melbourne primary school’, Jamie Duncan, Herald Sun, 11/4/16, viewed 11/4/16

Episode 51 – Out of School Apps, Data Difficulties, Gender Equality & Natural Disasters

In this episode we discussed a range of topics that we are experiencing in the classroom at this very minute. As a consequence, we only cited one article this week…

‘Mother pulls children from Frankston High School over transgender awareness rules’, Rita Panahi, Herald Sun, 7/2/16, viewed 8/2/16

Episode 50 – 1st Week, iCloud Breakage, Student Worries & The Class Bird

In our 50th (milestone!) episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘School’s in – and Mum ran over my iPad’, Chris Johnston, The Age: National, 31/1/16, viewed 31/1/16

‘Back to School: how to back up your kid’s iPad’, Adam Turner, The Age: Digital Life, 1/2/16, viewed 1/2/16

‘I wish my teacher knew…’: Young students share their ‘heartbreaking’ worries in notes’, Kashmira Ganda, Independent, 17/4/15, viewed 2/2/16

Episode 48 – “Lightweight” Christmas Programs, iPad Delirium, Violence in Schools & Dibber Dobbers

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles and posts:

‘They don’t need no education in the final weeks of school’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 7/12/15, viewed 7/12/15

‘I gave my students iPads – then wished I could take them back’, Launa Hall, The Washington Post, 2/12/15, viewed 8/12/15

‘Police called to Victorian schools more than 800 times as students attack teachers’, Peter Mickelburough, Sunday Herald Sun, 5/12/15, viewed 8/12/15

 

Episode 47 – Paid Parents, Open Plan Dilemmas, Tablet Toddlers & The Staff Car Park

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘Parents paid £600 ‘to help their children with homework”, Graeme Paton, The Telegraph, 15/11/13, viewed 30/11/15

‘Schools hit a wall with open plan classrooms’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 23/11/15, viewed 30/11/15

‘Tablets reshaping the way preschoolers develop, play and learn’, Cosima Marriner, The Age, 29/11/15, viewed 30/11/15

 

Episode 46 – Social Isolation, Sensitive Issues, Indigenous Languages & The Silly Season

In this episode we cited and discussed the following posts, articles and projects:

‘Stop saying technology is causing social isolation’, Hector L. Carral, Digital Culturist, 18/10/15, viewed 15/11/15

Click HERE for the ‘social isolation’ themed images and HERE for the project entitled ‘Removed’ that were mentioned in our first topic.

‘VCE Indigenous language students awaken ‘sleeping’ Dhudhuroa tongue’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 10/10/15, viewed 12/10/15

Episode 26 – Reading Levels, Tech Teachers, BYOD Take 2 & First Aid Training

In this week’s episode, we cited and discussed the following articles and blog posts:

‘What K-2 teachers want parents to know – Reading levels’, Kelly Pisani, Creating A Learning Environment, 24/2/15, viewed 9/3/15

‘Why technology will never replace teachers’, Steve Wheeler, Learning with ‘e’s –  My thoughts about learning technology and all things digital, 6/2/15, viewed 23/2/15

‘BYOT’, Mal Lee, Mal Lee, 5/2/12, viewed 2/3/15

‘Bring Your Own Disaster: Why Most BYOD Deployments In Schools Are Like My Instagram Experience’, Mike Reading, Education Technology Solutions, 27/11/14, viewed 23/2/15

‘Preparing for BYOD In Australian Schools 2014’, Leonie Smith, The Cyber Safety Lady, 9/1/14, viewed 23/2/15