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 36 – Sibling Differences, Equality Emails, Filtering Follies & Wobbly Teeth

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

‘Parents’ comparisons make siblings different’, News Release, Brigham Young University, 15/6/15, viewed 15/6/15

‘Ballarat principal urges no vote in gay marriage poll’, Alex Hamer, The Courier, 9/6/15, viewed 14/6/15

‘Primary-aged children accessed pornography at school’, Henrietta Cook & Rania Spooner, The Age, 15/6/15, viewed 16/6/15

2 Regular Teachers will be back with Episode 8 next week!

Hey everyone,

Due to a very busy schedule episode 8 of the 2 Regular Teachers podcast has been postponed this week and will be back, bigger and better than ever, next week on our usual Thursday night.  We’ve got some great topics that we want to cover in our next episode including the use of devices such as iPads, iPods and cameras on camps and excursions, as well as discussing contracts in education and their impact on teaching staff across the country.

As always we really appreciate everyone who listens in each week and the terrific feedback we receive as well. We can’t wait to get back on the horse with Episode 8 next week!  Until then….

Rick and Adam.