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 52 – ‘Ultranet Girl’, Parent/Teacher Defence, 30 Year Reflections & Happy Harold

In this episode we cited and discussed the following articles:

‘$1.4 million promotional event for botched Ultranet project’, Timna Jacks, The Age, 15/2/16, viewed 15/2/16

‘”If you are bullying a teacher because your kid is an idiot, they got the idiot gene from you”‘, Mandy Nolan, Mamamia, 8/1/16, viewed 21/2/16

‘Goodbye, farewell and thanks – a 30-year teacher looks back with gratitude’, David McLean, The Age, 7/2/16, viewed 21/2/16

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Episode 49 (The 2015 Extended Xmas Special) – Flexible Bed Times, Coding, Gadgets & Memory, Big Ideas & The Staff Kris Kringle

A special thank you to John Pearce and Claire Piscioneri for sharing the microphone with us in this episode.

Thank you to all our listeners in 2015 that have taken some time out of their busy lives to check in with us. We acknowledge and appreciate the many folk in our PLN that have commented on the blog or on social media, retweeted our links and just spoken to us about the podcast. We are truly humbled and chuffed that you are there with us when we ramble. See you in 2016!

John P's slide rule Photo: en.wikipedia.org

John P’s slide rule
Photo: en.wikipedia.org

Episode 42 – Ethics, Self Care, Digital Literacy & Long Service ‘Leave Us Alone’

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

‘Ethics classes tackle the tricky questions in school’, Henrietta Cook, The Age, 1/10/15, viewed 1/10/15

‘Teaching: an education in self-care’, Pip McIlroy, Teach For Australia, 28/4/15, viewed 6/10/15

‘OECD: computers haven’t boosted Australian student performance’, James Wells, Education Review, 24/9/15, viewed 2/10/15