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ABC Splash Live: Digital Ideas for the Classroom The Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney Friday, 6 th
ABC Splash Live: Digital Ideas for the Classroom
The Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney
Friday, 6 th September 2013
EVENT PROGRAM
8.30am
Registrations / Welcome Refreshments
9.00am
Keynote with Adam Spencer and Annabel Astbury
ABC Broadcaster, Comedian and Radio Personality, Adam Spencer, and ABC Digital Education Head,
Annabel Astbury (MC), introduce the exciting new possibilities created by modern technology in
education and beyond
9.50am
What does it mean to teach in a technology-rich world?
Simon Crook, Senior eLearning Adviser, Catholic Education Office, Sydney
An astute look at the impact of technology in the classroom, including a short history of the changing
ways we access knowledge and information, to enhance student learning
Insight Lab: The Backchannel
Alice Leung, Head Teacher Science, Merrylands High School
Uncover the world of back-channelling and discover how a backchannel can be used to enhance
feedback and reflection in the classroom
Insight Lab: Sharing Knowledge
Jason Arruzza, Director of ICT, St Luke's Grammar School
Understand how different technologies can be used for student reflection, shared writing and note taking,
to develop shared understanding and negotiate meaning
Q&A Beta
11.00am
Morning Tea
11.30am
ABC Splash Live – Making the News
Sara Cousins, Senior Producer – Digital Education, ABC Innovation
A presentation on the innovative ABC Splash Live Making the News project, exploring how collaborative
projects can be effectively run whilst effectively utilising new technologies
Insight Lab: Making the News at PLC Armidale
Amy Walsh, Music Teacher, Armidale PLC – Junior School
Discover how PLC Armidale School successfully piloted the Making the News project, innovating with
digital production and unleashing the creative potential of their students
Insight Lab: Learning Community Collective
Sue Beveridge, National Education Advocacy Manager, Electroboard Solutions
See how collaborative teacher professional learning can be enhanced using video conferencing models
and tools
Collaborative Q&A
12.45pm
Lunch
1.30pm
Digital Learning in Action
Leanne Robertson, Senior Manager, Education Services Australia
A tour of the fantastic, latest ABC Splash digital learning objects and simulations, that will transform your
classroom
Zooming Ahead
Bernie Hobbs, Science Writer and Broadcaster, ABC Innovation, with Annabel Astbury (MC)
A unique presentation showcasing the dynamic ABC Zoom resource, exploring how it unleashes a new
way of learning through play
Insight Lab: Gamification of Learning
Bron Stuckey, Educational Technologist, NSW Department of Education and Communities
Delve in to the gamer experience and uncover the importance of ‘hard fun’ and ‘flow’
Insight Lab: Video and Computer Game Literacies
Dean Groom, Head – Education Development, Macquarie University
Learn about video and computer game literacies, including how games have changed the way users see
the world and behave in other media
Multi-User Q&A
Plenary Expansion Pack
An invigorating conclusion, looking at the future role of ABC Splash and how teachers can best leverage
the opportunities it provides
3.00pm
Event Close
Session 3: Interactive Gamers
Session 2: Shakers &
Newsmakers
Session 1: Digital Drivers
Keynote

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ABC Splash Live: Digital Ideas for the Classroom The Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney Friday, 6 th
ABC Splash Live: Digital Ideas for the Classroom The Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney Friday, 6 th