Checked into EdTechTeam Canberra Summit - 16 & 17 April, 2018

Ongoing Reporting with GSuite

Session Description

It can be easy to look at an application and provide one answer, the problem with this is that it does not cover all contexts. This presentation will explore some of the possibilities of GSuite to support ongoing reporting and assessment.

Slides

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Resources


Visual Graphics with Google (Demo Slam)

Summary

With the rise of digital texts, it is easy to save quotes these days. The challenge though is do something with them. Using Slides, it is easy to combine text and images in order to develop deeper understanding.

Quote from Rushton Hurley’s keynote at EdTechTeam Canberra 2018

Resources

📓 #IndieWeb Page – User:Readwriterespond.com

My name is Aaron Davis and am a K-12 technology coach from Melbourne, Australia. I am interested in how together we can work to make a better web.

I use Read Write Respond as a place to record longer posts and reflections, Read Write Collect to collect together disparate parts of the web in the one place and Read Write Wikity to organically grow ideas.

Longer Reflections

I have written a number of posts and reflections:

Itches

  • Improve my workflow associated with the collection and co-claiming of my online presence. This includes posting via Android.

  • Coordinate the different conversations and connections associated with my site in the one place, whether it be webmentions, syndicated links, facepiles and theaded conversations.

  • Explore different possibilities and potentials, especially those associated with third and fourth generation users. This includes the automation of some of the processes, such as generating older creations, as well as the options for hosted sites, such as Edublogs and WordPress.com.

  • Better understand the technical side of the IndieWeb, such as H-Cards and WordPress plugin. This includes making better use of my child themes to make changes, such as a custom archive page.

  • Transfer data held in siloed spaces to my own space, including Facebook, Diigo and comments made with Disqus.

  • Improve the options I have to representing my posts, including monthly summaries and a following page.

I recorded a short reflection for a collaborative podcast put together by Benjamin Doxtdator on the topic of taking pause in 2018. The following people also provided contributions:

  • Ximena on being more aware of the growing inequality produced through research and digital technologies.
  • Kay Sidebottom on the microfacism that stop us from pausing at all.
  • David Webster – Who is profiting from supposed simple solutions
  • Phil Wood on sustainable timescapes.
  • Deborah Netolicky on data, metrics and the impact of interventions.
  • Jelmer Evers on the stories we are being told globally.
  • Alan Levine on the power of walking, while walking.

You can listen below:

When we speak to early career teachers, it appears that most enter the profession with the belief that they will continue learning. Most are grateful for any support in those first few years as they gradually move from survival to ongoing growth and development. Supporting the development of this next generation of educators and helping them to flourish requires relationships built on respect, humility and unconditional positive regard.

The chat took place on Monday 4th December at 8.30pm Australian EDT

Here is the accompaning Storify:

Having a sense of how coaching is influencing thinking and practice is integral to not just building trust, but also agency. Agency, as Biesta, Priestly and Robinson (2015) state, is not “something that people can have – as a property, capacity or competence, but something that people do.” Agency is not devoid of feedback however, it is an important process that catalyses reflection and seeks to strengthen relations through dialogue and using information. As a core tenet in the coaching creed, feedback from coaches, to coaches can prove an invaluable source of provocation and growth irrespective of whether the dialogue and data reveal affirmation or challenging news.

The chat took place on Monday 6th November at 8.30pm Australian EDT