I have had the best two days and despite have a mild freak out this morning I and really stoked with the response to my presentation today. My presentation slideshow can be found at the following link. Waveney's GAFE Presentation 2015 - Digital Badges All of the resources are being shared to prevent people from having to ninja them - my only request if that if you use them (which I hope you do), please acknowledge my work and post a comment on my blog! I would love to see your progress and follow your #digitalbadge journey too!
Gafe for me started of with a win! I was lucky enough to read +John Bailey mind and guess where he will be on 15 December 2015! I am now the proud owner of #andytheNZandroid and my class at +Newmarket School are going to love taking him on adventures. We are even going to start a blog to document his journey.
Stand out speaker have been +Jim Sill talking through how to utilise different aspects of YouTube and tailoring it to your classroom! I am looking forward to making playlists and creating channels for various curriculum areas, which will be accessible by my students.
Also +Holly Clark gave a stand out keynote this morning which had me tweeting like no other! I think it is safe to say (in the non-creepiest way) I have a #girlcrush on Holly and I am inspired by her teaching approach and presentation. #disruptiveinnovation needs to be embraced and use to make change in our classrooms...no point in fighting what is making out lives easier and more efficient! Be More Dog - Technology is here to stay!
+Sonya Van Schaijik gave a stand out presentation on #teachmeetNZ and I have now committed myself to presenting! God knows how I cull an hour presentation to 3 minutes! Arghhhh! As a thank you to +Sonya Van Schaijik I created her this #digitalbadge. Partly because she is awesome and persuaded me to present (and I am so glad she did), and also because she always promises me bloody chocolate fish and never delivers...
To all those people who attended my presentation - you can download this badge too and thank you for coming to my #gafesummit presentation!
Was also made fun because I was with three awesome colleagues! I am so proud of +Anna Speir who gave her first presentation. She killed it! and despite a few technical difficulties which always fluster you...she did an awesome job of outlining her journey using #Hapara to date! +Missn Walden explained how she has set up and educated the +Newmarket School RTLB cluster in their transition to using #GoogleDrive. You guys have been a blast.
Day two started with a double win for NPS and two of our staff members walked away with #chromebooks! I am pretty sure we will get another one this afternoon...but I might be taking advantage of the power of positive thinking...slightly!
#gafesummit is coming to an end with one more keynote to go! I am looking forward to presenting of stage two of my journey of #digitalbadges should my abstract for #ULearn15 be accepted. Watch this space!