Monday, May 4, 2015

ICT Cluster Meeting Brookby School 26 March 2015

ICT Cluster Meeting Brookby School 26 March 2015

We are now working on Google docs at our meetings. If you have a google account you can share in the discussion using this doc. ( if not don’t worry, you can still share).

For details of our next meeting at Flatbush on Thursday 7 May please scroll to the bottom.

Below are topics/issues that those at our first meeting this year identified as being worth looking at this year.  Please add others if you wish.

Some things we would like to focus on this year.
Google Apps for Education; maintenance of iPads, using iPads with creative apps; (Adobe Voice); BYOD; cloud technology; getting staff on board with ICT; storage; security.

Contributions 26 March:

*Helpful hint: Apple TV: Pair remote with an iPad - can be used if remote is lost.

*Example of a good appraisal system:
Appraisal system

*Emily (Flat Bush)
I was at a Google Docs Master Class today.  These two Google map games were shared with us and I am hoping to try them out with my class to develop critical thinking skills and to encourage digital exploration of the world.  You might want to have a go as well.  

Fun activities: It's a geo game that uses Google Maps. It shows you a (more or less) random place in Street View mode and you have to work out where in the world you are. It's a great game to play with your students to improve their observation, reasoning, logic, and of course mapping skills. Answer trivia questions and drop a pin to win points - has different categories and is available as an app in the ios and android store.

Go back in time with Street view:

Back in time with Google earth (satelite)

Virtual Field Trips:

Google cultural institute - high quality photos of artworks

Cultural institute

Art project over 40 countries have contributed more than 40,000 high-resolution images of works ranging from oil on canvas to sculpture and furniture. Some paintings are available in ‘gigapixel’ format, allowing you to zoom in at brushstroke level to examine incredible detail.

Museums  National Gallery of Aust Slide along to see all the artwork or go on a virtual tour (check out flor plan, walk up to artwork and click the icon to get information)

Many cultural institutions have extensive archives of information, much of which cannot always be put on public display. Our partner museums and curators have created exhibitions to bring these archives to life and make them available online.

Explore Historic Moments, Cultural Figures, Science & Technology, and other categories to browse through photos, videos, manuscripts and documents on a wide range of topics – from Nelson Mandela’s handwritten prison letters, to the ‘La Dolce Vita’ era in Italy.

eg Cultural Figures

Nelson Mandela Center of Memory

The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Constitute - the world's constitutions

The Comparative Constitutions Project cataloged and tagged nearly 350 themes, so people can easily find and compare specific constitutional material. This ranges from the fairly general, such as “Citizenship” and “Foreign Policy,” to the very specific, such as “Suffrage and turnouts” and “Judicial Autonomy and Power.”

Thanks to everyone who shared.

Next meeting at Flatbush School Thursday 7 May Week 3, with a cuppa at 3.30 and a meeting start at 3.45pm.

If you have a particular issue or topic that you would like explored at the next meeting on Thursday 7 May just add it to this doc and we’ll try and have somebody who is knowledgeable about it at the meeting.

Please also come with an app or an idea that you or your school have found useful, that you could share with the group.

Steve also will report back on the GAFE Summit he attended at Albany Senior High during the holidays.