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[6 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Reflections of AUPOV - 2

It’s been 2 weeks since AUPOV and I am still mulling over the discussions I had and the presentations I listened to.
As you can imagine, I was pretty excited to hear Tony Herrington speak.  Tony is the Associate Professor of Adult Education and IT in Education at the University of Wollongong and his research focus is around using emerging technologies to support professional learning. I was particularly keen to hear about his research investigating the use of mobile technologies to support the professional learning of pre-service teachers.
Tony began by saying …

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[24 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

The inaugural AUPOV conference was held in Wollongong, (near Sydney) last week. I felt incredibly privileged to be invited as the International Guest Speaker and gained a huge amount personally from the networking opportunities and the wide range of engaging and informative speakers.

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[10 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]
uLearn08 - Opening Key Note

I personally found this keynote reinforced the time and effort I have put in to developing my on-line presence and the importance of building my personal learning network (my PLN). I am involved in connecting with teachers and developing my own network, I participate and learn from events like K12 Online, so it was really cool to hear from the people whom I follow and whose knowledge I draw on. For me, this keynote was very real and engaging because these speakers were talking a language that I not only understand, but live through the networks I have built and continue to build.

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[8 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Hitlab are looking towards creating mixed reality books by taking an already published book and working with the author to augment the books using AR technology. Students will be able to move in to the book and explore the book in a new way.

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[8 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Showcasing the iPhone

“if you want any time, any where access to data and information systems and it’s online - the iPhone will deliver that” RED (Renaissance Education Division)
There are a huge number of aps available - showcasing evernote - A FREE application for iPhone
Evernote - Evernote allows you to take a snapshot of something ie. a written document, it uploads it straight to your space on their website, it then syncs that to your laptop and iPhone.  you are able to search for any words in the photos you have taken - …

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[19 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

I have been actively pondering what I will speak about at mobilizethis in October this year.  Since I have been in the classroom and actually getting some data  it is becoming much more clear.
Information literacy and the mobile web - Mobile Phones in Education.
I will be presenting about the research I have been undertaking as a NZ Ministry of Education eFellow.  My research considers the impact of students having personalised anytime access to the web, and the tools we as teachers are going to need to teach them to …