Jul 12, 2015
2015 term 1/2 highlights
9 new teachers
125 students in 3 large open space Learning Centres
LC1 & LC3 > prep-yr3
Rollout of new 130 x Acer C730 ChromeBooks
1 to 1 CB yr 3-6
1 to 2 CB yr 2 > 1 to 1 in 2016
students use 2 devices concurrently - iPad for research & CB for Google docs etc.
Android apps running on CB's
Sonar from Blue Reef replace zscalar cloud based firewall
linux server @ school - remote access from Blue Reef re any issues raised via a support request / ticket on their web site
student my.sonar report
weekly big picture reports re student activity / usage sent to Principal & ICT co-ordinator
if necessary can produce an extensive student web activity reporting as required
students need to log into Sonar each morning
Bebras ICT Computational Thinking Challenge
6 winners each received a $20 iTunes card
next round in September
Genius Hour, Discovery time each week
30 students taking part
Scratch coding over 2 terms - theme school core values
courtesy, responsibility, care, respect
2 winners recvd a $20 iTunes card
GoPiGo car from Dexter industries
Raspberry Pi based credit card size computer board
programmable in Scratch & Python code
setup a dedicated wi-fi network called robo-net with a free Xirrus array - XR520
Dual radio 802.11n AP with up to 600 Mbps of total Wi-Fi bandwidth
students log into the GoPiGo with VNC on their CB & create the robot drive program in Scratch etc.
I will build robot & students program it to complete a task.
competition > time to complete an obstacle course etc.
connected Apple TV’s to ethernet data network & gave them static ip addresses for more reliable operation
can update their software @ school now that zscalar is out of the way
Computational Thinking course for Educators from Google
Google Chromecast device
uses 2.4 GHz radio only
v2 will provide a 5GHz radio as well
ethernet connection available via HDMI port
DigiTech by the Bay, Geelong
DigiCon Annual Conference - Swinburne University
GAFE Summit @ Xavier College in September
melbourne Convention Centre
Diversified Communications Australia
New Apple Gold MacBook > 500GB SSD storage, 8GB memory, Retina display, fast AC wi-fi
USB-C to power, hdmi, normal usb accessory reqd.
TeachTechPlay on-line webinar is a monthly web-show challenge.
Educators are invited to share ideas, lessons & tools they are using.
Every Classroom Matters
Teachers Education Review
TED Radio Hour
The Google Educast
ABC Radio National Education Podcast & EdPod
Using Technology Better
MyEdApp > Learning Platform > web quests > real time monitoring of student progress , side quests
Check out OLSC School video on www.myedapp.com web page