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.

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

X NOW FULL

Coding with the Microbit

Marcus Schappi – Little Bird Electronics

You need to bring a Laptop

9:00 – 10:30

Somerset

Integrating STEAM using EV3 Robotics

James Dwyer – Modern Teaching Aids

Bring Laptop and/or mouse and install the latest version of the Education EV3 software available for free from: https://education.lego.com/downloads/mindstorms-ev3

9:00 – 10:30

Daintree

X NOW FULL

Makey Makey – Fun in the Classroom

Lauren Stanhope & Sue Carter – Project Officers CSER

Bring a Laptop

9:00 – 10:30

Verandah

We have Liftoff

Joe Turner – Rocketry

9:50 – 10:30

Lockhart 1

Unpacking the Digital Technologies Curriculum

Anna Kinnane – QCT/ESA

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!

Dr Karen Joyce – SheMaps

9:50 – 10:30

Foyer

Laser Cutting

Phillip Tallents – PicoKit

10:30 – 11:00

Morning Tea – Proudly sponsored by Maths Pathway – Gold Sponsor

Trade Display on Lower Verandas & Foyer

11:05 – 12:30

Jardines

X NOW FULL

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

Amanda Frampton – Microsoft Learning Consultant

I have a kit of 20 devices for use – You can BYOD but must have the lastest version of Windows 10 installed so Build 1709 or later (MOE v5 or higher EQ). No ipads.

11:05 – 12:30

Somerset

X NOW FULL

Implementing Digital Tech: Classroom Ready Resources and Activities

Karsten Schulz & James Curran – ACA

Bring a Laptop

11:05 – 12:30

Daintree

Makey-Makey – Fun in the Classroom

Lauren Stanhope & Sue Carter – Project Officers CSER

Bring a Laptop

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

Lockhart 2

Vivi – wireless screen mirroring and so much more!

Jason Wood – Vivi

11:05 – 11:45

Palmerston

Student Engagement with Immersive Technology

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

Lockhart 2

Blurring Reality – Physical to Digital and back again

Matt Sinclair – Data#3

11:50 – 12:30

Palmerston

What resources should be in every Makerspace?

Justin Bielefeld – Kookaburra

11:50 – 12:30

Verandah

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

Allira Storey & Michael Page – CSIRO

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch – Proudly sponsored by CompNow – Gold Sponsor

Trade Display on Lower Verandas & Foyer

1:35 – 3:00

Jardines

X NOW FULL

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

Amanda Frampton – Microsoft Learning Consultant

You will need to have Minecraft Education Edition downloaded and installed on either ipad or Windows 10/Mac Device if they are bringing their own. Details can be found at this link https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download/

1:35 – 3:00

Somerset

Coding with Microbit

Marcus Schappi – Little Bird Electronics

Bring a Laptop

1:35 – 3:00

Foyer

X NOW FULL

3D Printing

Phillip Tallents – PicoKit

1:35 – 3:00

Veranda

We have Liftoff

Joe Turner – Rocketry

1:35 – 2:15

Lockhart 1

Visible Learning through Jacaranda digital resources

Sandra Duncanson – Jacaranda

1:35 – 2:15

Lockhart 2

Blurring Reality hands on workshop

Matt Sinclair – Data#3

1:35 – 2:15

Palmerston

Sparking Creativity with Adobe

Leigh Howser – Adobe Education Leader

Bring a Laptop or iPad

1:35 – 2:15

Daintree

X NOW FULL

Prep Bee Bots to Senior Kidpreneurs

Theresa Feletar – Specialist Teacher Cairns West SS

2:20 – 3:00

Lockhart 1

KEYNOTE
Digital Technologies Goes to School

James Curran – ACA

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

iPad (or laptop) with Sam Space App installed. Follow link for instructions:
https://int.samlabs.com/pages/get-started

2:20 – 3:00

Daintree

Assistive Technologies

Wilma Martin – Education Queensland

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