STEAM in FNQ 2018 Conference Program

Technology in the Tropics 2018 Program

Technology in the Tropics is an annual QSITE FNQ event that connects and supports educators, institutions and their stakeholders so they may fully explore the opportunities Information Communication Technologies bring to Far North Queensland education and its classrooms every day.

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Technology in the Tropics 2018

Conference Program

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A PDF of the Technology in the Tropics 2018 Conference Program is available. It contains an overview of all the presentations and workshops.

Program – Monday, 22 October

8:45 – 9:00

Lockhart 1 and 2

Welcome – Housekeeping – Conference Opening

9:00 – 9:45

Lockhart 1 and 2

Keynote

Professor Wei Xiang – James Cook University

The Internet of Things

9:00 – 10:30

Jardines

Coding with the Microbit

Marcus Schappi – Little Bird Electronics

9:00 – 10:30

Somerset

Integrating STEAM using EV3 Robotice

James Dwyer – Modern Teaching Aids

9:00 – 10:30

Daintree

Makey Makey – Fun in the Classroom

Lauren Stanhope & Sue Carter – Project Officers CSER

9:50 – 10:30

Lockhart 1

Unpacking the Digital Technologies Curriculum

Anna Kinnane – QCT/ESA


9:50 – 10:30

Foyer

Laser Cutting

Phillip Tallents – PicoKit

9:50 – 10:30

Lockhart 2

Class VR: virtual reality possibilities in the Classroom

Karen Pastro – CompNow

9:50 – 10:30

Palmerston

It’s NOT about the Drone!

Paul Mead – SheFlies

10:30 – 11:00

Morning Tea – Proudly sponsored by Maths Pathway – Gold Sponsor

Trade Display on Lower Verandas & Foyer

11:05 – 12:30

Jardines

Let’s Get Phygital: Mixing Digital and Physical Technology for Engagement

Amanda Frampton – Microsoft Learning Consultant

11:05 – 12:30

Somerset

Implementing Digital Tech: Classroom Ready Resources and Activities

Nicky Ringland & James Curran – ACA 

11:05 – 12:30

Foyer

Bread-boarding
Student Engagement with Immersive Technology

Phillip Tallents – PicoKit

11:05 – 11:45

Lockhart 1

5 Gonski 2.0 Findings and 6 Gonski 2.0 recommendations that will get you measurable results in Maths

Laura Mainesco – Maths Pathway


11:05 – 11:45

Daintree

Getting Started with the SCER MOOC

Lauren Stanhope & Sue Carter – Project Officers CSER

11:05 – 11:45

Lockhart 2

Vivio

Jason Wood – CompNow


11:05 – 11:45

Veranda

Looking for a Robotics Building Platform for your students that you don’t have to code

Justin Bielefeld – Kookaburra

11:05 – 11:45

Palmerston

Think VR

Benjamin Farkas – Think VR

11:50 – 12:30

Lockhart 1

21st Century Learning Design (21CLD) and Elements of Learning

Karen Pastro – CompNow


11:50 – 12:30

Daintree

Creating Computational Thinking Questions – Bebras: A Behind the Scenes Experience

Alira Storey & Michael Page – CSIRO

11:50 – 12:30

Lockhart 2

Blurring Reality – Physical to Digital and back again

Mat Sinclair – Data#3

11:50 – 12:30

Palmerston

What resources should be in every Makerspace?

Justin Bielefeld – Kookaburra

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch – Proudly sponsored by CompNow – Gold Sponsor

Trade Display on Lower Verandas & Foyer

1:35 – 3:00

Jardines

Build It, Make It, Know It (Minecraft in Education)

Amanda Frampton – Microsoft Learning Consultant

1:35 – 3:00

Somerset

Coding with Microbit

Marcus Schappi – Little Bird Electronics

1:35 – 3:00

Foyer

3D Printing

Phillip Tallents – PicoKit

1:35 – 2:15

Lockhart 1

Visible Learning through Jacaranda digital resources

Irene Moe – Jacaranda


1:35 – 2:15

Daintree

Prep Bee Bots to Senior Kidpreneurs

Theresa Feletar – Specialist Teacher Cairns West SS

1:35 – 2:15

Lockhart 2

Blurring Reality hands on workshop

Matt Sinclair – Data#3

1:35 – 2:15

Palmerston

Sparking Creativity with Adobe

Tim Kitchen – Adobe Education Leader

2:20 – 3:00

Lockhart 1

KEYNOTE
Digital Technologies – more than a requirement

James Curran – ACA


2:20 – 3:00

Daintree

Assistive Technologies

Wilma Martin – Redlynch State College

2:20 – 3:00

Lockhart 2

Read Cloud – One App, One Pasword, all eContent

Josh Fisher – ReadCloud

2:20 – 3:00

Palmerston

SAM

James Dwyer – Modern Teaching Aids

3:05 – 3:15

Farewell and Lucky Draw for Prizes

must be present to be eligible for prizes

3:15

Cocktails – proudly sponsored by Data #3 – Gold Sponsor

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