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Technology in Education, ideas, links and more. Jenny Ashby and Lois Smethurst are Leading Teachers for ICT in Australian Primary Schools and teach from Prep to Grade 6 children. Jenny and Lois started the RUConnected podcast after attending NECC 09. They work in different parts of Victoria, Australia and have lots to share about integrating ICT into the curriculum.
http://ruconnected.global2.vic.edu.au

RUConnected Lois Smethurst & Jenny Ashby

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Technology in Education, ideas, links and more. Jenny Ashby and Lois Smethurst are Leading Teachers for ICT in Australian Primary Schools and teach from Prep to Grade 6 children. Jenny and Lois started the RUConnected podcast after attending NECC 09. They work in different parts of Victoria, Australia and have lots to share about integrating ICT into the curriculum.
http://ruconnected.global2.vic.edu.au

    RUConnected #80 TOM, Reflective Practice & Digital Leverage

    RUConnected #80 TOM, Reflective Practice & Digital Leverage

    Lois Smethurst and Jenny Ashby discuss: What’s been happening?
    You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes
    Tournament Of the Minds #TOM
    Sphero balls and drones in the classroom using the Tickle app to program them and connecting issues at school.
    Review of S2L 2015 Field of Mars -TV show -Steve Papp Winning Video - AppMazing  Race The rules -Appmazing Race Periscope - Inspire 2 learn sessions S2L 2016 Announced and to be in Cairns with an Environment theme -  July 2nd-3rd 2016
    Other Conferences DLTV Fringe Festival - spark sessions  Narissa Leung Playground -pile of sand unused bricks, risk takers. ACER Assessment Conference Dr Rukmini Banerji https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqZZ5zz7KDM&feature=youtu.be
    Future events TeachMeet Bendigo Letting GO!   Seeing others catching on and giving opportunities for others to lead.  Digital leverage.

    • 24 min
    RUConnected #79 Holiday Catchup

    RUConnected #79 Holiday Catchup

    Lois and Jenny talk about Mobile2015, school visits, shopping and slide2learn.
    Jenny went to Mobile 2015 in Tucson, Arizona
    IPad configuring - redeeming free apps
    Creating online student TV - crucial factors:

    knowing the students what are their strengths,
    ability to work in teams,
    writing and elaboration,
    choosing a topic and succinctly but thoroughly presenting the information,
    performing by being engaging and speaking with authority.

    Shopping- books, robots, drones and Pendo's
    Lois Visited Yinnar Primary School - A school so committed to a philosophy about learning and effort rather than compliance and completing a task.
    Lois's Book Shopping: Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential, by Carol Dweck 
    Challenging Learning, by James Nottingham
    Building Learning Power: Helping Young People Become Better Learners, by Guy Claxton
    Outstanding Formative Assessment: Culture and Practice by Shirley Clark.
    Growth Mindset Pocketbook by Barry Hymer (came highly recommended too)
    Jenny is helping to design her new school and has attended Bastow to find out about learning spaces with Ewan MacIntosh - The learning spaces you need to plan for include: watching, secret spaces, performing, collaborative, participation, publishing
    You can see more extensive notes on the RUConnected Blog

    • 32 min
    RUConnected Ep #78

    RUConnected Ep #78

    Lois and Jenny discuss all things happening lately with their education focus. And the weather of course.

    Minecraft Camp
    A Saturday spent at minecraft camp.

    http://minecrafteps.global2.vic.edu.au
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nhOZkS3hhI Top 10 minecraft songs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHG6-0h4fDk Redstone build designs

    Crack the Code in Maths Edn week
    A smorgasbpard of activities-

    QR code scavenger hunt
    Letter scamble from visiting the rooms
    iMovie show and tutorials for parents
    Minecraft discovery time - student tutorials for parents
    Blogging cafe - students helping parents comment
    Cracking the code in scratch- students teach parents some basic scratch to draw a shape.

    WIM centre news
    Use of @periscope https://www.periscope.tv/ and BTN -http://www.abc.net.au/btn/
    twitter @behindthenews
    Dominoes fall marble runs Rube Goldberg and domino world records -YOUtube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAqGcLaE5II Domino world record
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w Rube Goldberg machine

    Lois Prep /1 Literacy extension group Sharing picture books and developing independent strategies for young students to use in their own classrooms

    Maths Olympiad starting this week on May 20th http://www.apsmo.info/apsmo_v2/APSMO_Home.php

    pyonkee https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/pyonkee/id905012686?mt=8
    Full scratch for the iPad.

    • 28 min
    RUConnected #77 Reinvention

    RUConnected #77 Reinvention

    At last we are back. Lois and Jenny discuss their new roles and schools in 2015.
    The Horizon Centre and the WIM Centres are also discussed.
    Scratch - project with grades from DET Vic and a feature for Education week, Cracking the Code with a Maths theme.
    MineCraft club - Jenny keeps us informed about how the minecraft club is coming along. BuddyVerse Minecraft Camp May 16th-17th in Bendigo at Epsom PS.
    24hr skype PineValley Jenny's school participated in @beverley_ladd class' #pvskype24 in the US
    NPDL _Jenny outlines the latest Deep Learning
    Slide2Learn - Hobart Tasmania July 7th & 8th St Virgil's College, register now.
    Periscope live streaming - allows viewers to interact with video via text and hearts for likes. Many at once.
    Lois recommended BabbleDabbleDo Web site with lots of ideas for kids to make and create - science, art, design and engineering

    • 24 min
    RUConnected #76 Being Bored

    RUConnected #76 Being Bored

    Lois and Jenny discuss the past, present and future happenings in their schools.

    PAST

    Jenny attended Miami Device in Nov

    at St Stephens episcopal day school -Lead by Felix Jacomino @felixjacomino

    Daniel Kim from Canada - Boredom at school and an adversity to boredom lead to Pop DanThology.

    Videos - The psychology of PopDanthology

    DanVlog -Miami

    Keynotes- Kevin Honeycutt - don't hide your genius.

    Tony Vincent -

    Make it your own....great as usual. http://learninginhand.com/miamidevice

    Tony also put together a page with all speakers handouts to sessions.

    http://learninginhand.com/blog/2014/11/12/resources-from-miami-device

    Lisa Johnson - SAMR sassy SAMR



    PRESENT

    What are you doing for the rest of the year?

    Hour of Code - We Do Lego

    Scratch Christmas message. (a lot of fun now that you can embed the projects so easily)

    Tutorials are excellent on web sites.

    Generalising with programming and thinking

    Mindcraft update New BLog Minecrafteps

    FUTURE

    New Jobs and New Roles -

    April 15-16th Slide2Learn in NZ

    • 31 min
    RUConnected #75 Minecrafting with Tim Wicks

    RUConnected #75 Minecrafting with Tim Wicks

    Lois and Jenny interview Tim Wicks the Minecraft Guru from the Northern Territory Australia.
    At the momente he is touring Australia with his minecraft camps.

    The minecraft camps? Article: http://thinkfizz.com.au/training/asd-minecraft
    How can teachers begin? http://schools.minecraftcamps.net/
    Classroom use? https://www.youtube.com/user/EduElfie Great site: http://stem.wesfryer.com/home/minecraft
    Students seem to have lot of time on mine craft at home how is it different when you have a minecraft camp. Why would parents send their children along ? Article: http://thinkfizz.com.au/minecraft-3/10-tips-minecraft-parents
    How can we get parents onboard? http://parents.minecraftcamps.net/
    Is it Educational? Article: http://thinkfizz.com.au/minecraft-3/literacy-minecraft-home

    • 55 min

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