Over the last couple days I have had the privilege to be involved in the Cyber Savvy Summit 2014. This was the first official meeting of all schools involved in the Cyber Savvy Project which is
a world first study to support young people to make positive choices about their online behaviour, and in particular the use of images sent via mobile phones and the Internet. It is conducted by researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute and supported by the Telethon-New Children’s Hospital Research Fund 2012, Healthway and the Department of Education Western Australia.
So about 3 weeks ago I decided to take a break from Facebook; it was the direct result of commenting on a post and offended one of my “friends”. I immediately deleted the comment and made my apologies, a short time later a I thought that it may be time to take a step back and rethink how much time I spend on FB and what was this “friendship” that FB has me hooked on.
Recently I managed to develop an interest in photography due to teaching it to my year 10’s (I will start posting about photography at some stage I am sure). In the mean time I wanted point out how great the iPhone 5 camera is. Look at this photo of Quenda that my daughter rescued:
It’s a great photo (humble, I know) but the amazing part is that I did nothing except use the “rule of thirds” to get this shot, the iPhone 5 did the rest. Look at that depth of field
Recently at my school I needed to present a session for parents on Social Media. Attached is the PDF version of the Keynote presentation that I created. If you would like a copy of the Keynote please let me know.
So I thought I would share the lesson I taught to my year 7 classes last week. It was tweaked during the week and in the last lessons I didn’t even use Quikpad (mainly because it didn’t work). I didn’t have time to cover the section on having “real friends” as our lesson go for about 40mins. Hit the read more to read more
I thought I point out a great website for polling students on a topic. It’s called http://strawpoll.me it is really simple and if you put the results page on a projector you can watch real time results. Give it a go.,
So welcome to my blog. My name is David Brown and I am an educator from Perth Western Australia. I have a keen interest in technology and specifically how it can be used in education.
I hope to use this blog to discuss the use of technology in education. I would like to give opinions on technology that I see and use and hopefully give guidance to other educators. I would also like to explore the idea of a bi-weekly podcast that may come about in the near future.