Presentations

DLTV Digi by the Bay | March 2015 | Geelong

In the 21st century our classrooms are fluid, vivid and exciting places, where we can create, collaborate and communicate with others easily. Technology allows us to connect students to their learning by providing real life experiences. In this session Mel will demonstrate different ways connections can be made to open your classroom up to the world and provide authentic opportunities for learning.

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ACEC Now IT’s personal conference | October 2014 |Adelaide

We have all seen the photographs from classrooms 50 and 100 years ago. Students sitting in rows, slate in hand. The front of the classroom is controlled by a tall stern teacher with chalk in hand and often yielding a large stick. Photographs are captioned with things like “Have our classrooms really changed?” But rather than asking have, we ask how. With so many emerging technologies how are we changing education? This session will help you to answer this question and many more. It will give you the opportunity to look at education from a different perspective.

Have you ever dropped a pin on the floor and put your head at floor level to find it? Or lost someone in a crowd so jumped on a chair to find them? Sometimes changing our perspective is just what we need to do to see what we are looking for. And that’s what Brette and Mel set out to do.

In this session we will look at education and our classrooms from different perspectives to help us see the light. A series of what if questions will frame a number of activities set to provoke, challenge and allow us to dream. All while having a lot of fun and taking us back to our childhood where imaginations let us believe in the world we wanted to live.

We will start with questions like, “What if our classrooms were a food truck?” and “What if learning was a TV Guide?” But the fun won’t stop there. Let’s reinvent and reimagine education!

Getting going with Google and writing | Google Apps Summit | September 2014 | Melbourne

This session will focus on different ways to use Google Apps for writing.  In Mel’s grade 3/4 classroom she uses Google Docs for writing but it doesn’t stop there.  Join Mel on her journey of different ways to publish writing using Google Apps from Choose your Own Adventure stories to a tour through Google Earth. Mel will also look at how this links to the new digital technologies curriculum.

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Teachmeet Melbourne |Inquiry Gaming | September 2014 | Oxfam Melbourne

7 minute presentations sharing the inquiry in a year 3/4 classroom based on gaming.

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DLTV The Best of the DLTV Conference | Classroom Connections | August 2014 | Webinar

Recap of the conference presentation below

DLTV Connecting the Dots Conference | Classroom Connections | July 2014 | Melbourne

In the 21st century our classrooms are fluid, vivid and exciting places, where we can create, collaborate and communicate with others easily. Technology allows us to connect students to their learning by providing real life experiences.

In this session, learn about the different ways connections can be made to open your classroom up to the world and provide authentic opportunities for learning. See how Skype was used to hear stories from around the world during book week or the power of twitter in setting up connections with classrooms for procedural writing.  Look at collaborative blogs, which have been set up to connect students and develop writing skills.

After being inspired by these connections, learn how to use tools such as Twitter, blogs, Google+, Skype and Blackboard Collaborate to access and create these connections.  Throughout the session you will have opportunities to try out the different tools and connect with other educators around the world.

First Year Higher Education Conference | Academic Integrity | July 2014 | Darwin

The paper explains the creation of an online learning resource for students to develop knowledge, skills and awareness of academic integrity and discusses the implication for learning.

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DET Using Social Media in Teaching and Learning | June 2014 | Webinar

These sessions will explore how social media can support and enhance
teaching and learning. This course will help teachers to develop a better
understanding around using social media safely with students, exploring
some of the concerns and misconceptions. It will also help teachers who are
unfamiliar with social media to learn about how it can be used for tasks such
as professional networking and information gathering.

Key Outcomes:

What is social media
The importance of being a networked teacher
Connecting to other educators
How to stay safe
Examples from other educators
Explaining it to parents
How to get started
Hints and tips

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Bastow Leading Schools in the Digital Age | February 2014 | Mentor

A course to develop your understanding of the impact of globalisation and digital technologies on education and learning. This course assists you to further develop your personal leadership skills and help you to envisage, develop, implement and sustain a future-oriented vision of education.

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DET Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century | 2014 | Melbourne |Webinar and mentor

This free DEECD endorsed course ran from 4 June through until 29 October 2104 and provided Victorian teachers with a flexible professional development program showcasing how teachers from around the state are adding value to teaching and learning through effective and seamless use of ICT in the classroom.

The program provided practical examples of how primary and secondary teachers are enhancing their curriculum delivery and student learning through authentic and effective use of ICT, virtual communities and Web 2.0 tools.

Webinar – Building your PLN 8pm.

DET Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century | 2013 | Melbourne |Webinar and mentor

This free DEECD endorsed course ran from July through until November 2103 and provided Victorian teachers with a flexible professional development program showcasing how teachers from around the state are adding value to teaching and learning through effective and seamless use of ICT in the classroom.

The program provided practical examples of how primary and secondary teachers are enhancing their curriculum delivery and student learning through authentic and effective use of ICT, virtual communities and Web 2.0 tools.

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PLE Conference | Murder Mystery PLE | July 2013 | Monash University Melbourne

Afternoon tea at the PLE Conference saw people taking on different personas to solve the murder of the PLE. As guests at a launch such as Jill Bates and Steve Works worked to find out who had killed the PLE particpants were able to consider the different personalities you may find in your PLE.

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Putting the Personal in PLE | PLE Conference | July 2013 | Monash University Melbourne

In this hands on presentation participants created their own PLE using craft materials to understand the individuality in a PLE.

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Tech Talk Tuesday |Classroom Connections | March 2013 | Webinar

Tech Talk Tuesdays commences its series of webinars for 2013 on Tuesday March 5th, with Mel Cashen as guest presenter, speaking about Classroom Connections.

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ACEC IT’s time | Classroom Connections| October 2012 – Perth

In the 21st century our classrooms are fluid, vivid and exciting places, where we can create, collaborate and communicate with others easily. Technology allows us to connect students to their learning by providing real life experiences.

In this session, learn about the different ways connections can be made to open your classroom up to the world and provide authentic opportunities for learning. See how Skype was used to hear stories from around the world during book week or the power of twitter in setting up connections with classrooms for procedural writing.  Look at collaborative blogs, which have been set up to connect students and develop writing skills.

After being inspired by these connections, learn how to use tools such as Twitter, blogs, Google+, Skype and Blackboard Collaborate to access and create these connections.  Throughout the session you will have opportunities to try out the different tools and connect with other educators around the world.

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ACEC IT’s time | Student Conference Series| October 2012 | Perth

Do you want to empower students?  Is your classroom based around inquiry and curiosity? Then join us in this session as we explain the Student Conference Series.  The Student Conference Series gives students opportunities to be presenters on subject areas of their choice and give them a global audience using Elluminate. Learn about the humble beginnings of a Grade 6 student sharing his knowledge on woodworking to weekly student presentations taking place globally.

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VITTA Conference | A day in the life on the Ultranet |2012 | Melbourne

The Ultranet is the learning management system being implemented into Victorian Government Schools.  With numerous applications and learning tasks it is a platform to share student learning with parents, peers and the school community.  In this session see how different Ultranet applications can promote learning and reflection and how to make your spaces.  See how it fits directly into the classroom and can be used to compliment other ICT tools.

VITTA Conference | Bling the Ultranet | August 2011 | Melbourne

So you have started using the Ultranet but want to find a way to make it more appealing to students?  In this session you will learn how to add background images, widgets and web 2.0 tools to enhance your spaces. Take away some tips and tricks that you and your students can use to make vibrant, eye-catching spaces as well as some inspiring ideas.

VITTA Conference | The Journey of a Blog | August 2011 | Melbourne

Class blogging is a great platform to promote writing to a global audience, celebrate learning, use web 2.0 tools and introduce students to cyber safety and netiquette.  Join this session to learn how a class blog can be introduced into your classroom and how it can be used successfully in your programs. Follow how the class blog evolves and can lead into students creating their own blogs. In this session you will come away with great ideas to use a blog in the classroom as well as a bag full of web 2.0 tools and ideas to make the most out of a class blog.

Tech Talk Tuesday | Blogging with Bling | June 2011 | Webinar

Mel Cashen will be our guest presenter, talking about some her favourite technology tools that she uses in the classroom. Mel will demonstrate how she got into blogging, how the way she  uses blogging has changed such as kids taking more responsibilities (See her class blog), the web 2.0 tools she likes to use on it and how students are introduced to  blogging.

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VITTA Conference | Let’s Bling the Ultranet | August 2011|Melbourne

So you have started using the Ultranet but want to find a way to make it more appealing to students?  In this session you will learn how to add background images, widgets and web 2.0 tools to enhance your spaces. Take away some tips and tricks that you and your students can use to make vibrant, eye-catching spaces as well as some inspiring ideas.

 

 

 

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