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How to get superb results from student use of computers and tablets
in EVERY classroom
in EVERY school


including classes where some students don't bring devices


A two-day face-to-face workshop

OR

a 12-hour on-line self-study course

The most comprehensive
"Using Technology in Class"
workshop in Australia


Note: For teachers to enrol in the online self-paced, self-study course at least one person from their school must have completed the two-day face-to-face workshop.  HOWEVER for each person that completes a TWO-DAY face-to-face workshop, the school will receive 15 free teacher enrolments in the online workshop.

(If you are a small school that would have difficulty meeting this requirement please ask about our special arrangement for small schools).

BYOD course content

Each topic and app is introduced, time given for hands-on trialing, and then how to use it with diffferent year groups and in different KLA's discussed.

"How will I remember it all after the workshop?"

Your unlimited ongoing access to our module-by-module e-learning site allows you at any time to review hands-on the apps and topics you covered in the workshop.

What teachers said about our NSW sessions of the BYOD course:

"The workshop gave me new and inventive ways to produce engaging lessons that actually have a relevant point", David Haskins, Yanco Agricultural High School

"Thank you. I enjoyed all of the content and the pace of the course. It has given me lots of ideas, not just on web based applications, but thoughtful ideologies around creativity in the classroom for students learning, with lots of information to use for my classroom", Kathryn Wilson, Gymea North Public School

"A great professional Learning experience. Extremely practical and interactive with excellent guidance and help from the Presenter and his two support helpers who had excellent knowledge and understanding of every component of the course, with most recent and updated information, which made it very engaging", Halah Anna Taleb, Sylvania High School

"Thank you. I liked the overview of all the tools now available and how they could be used in the classroom, and I especially can’t wait to get into Google Classroom. And thanks for the tip on Sugata Mitra!", Garon Aiken, Lucas Heights Community School

"Thanks very much Keith and the Gang for a great couple of days! Very informative! The Presenter was excellent - knowledgeable about content and real world connections; the different modules were great, and I liked that the primary and secondary teachers were split so that we could practice, discuss and collaborate in our own areas of interest" , Vaioleti Rasmussen, St Clair High School

"Definitely worth attending, even if just to find out what is available out there. I liked the pace and the presenters knowledge, the sessions were interactive, and you could put your hand up when you were straying behind and one of the helpers immediately came over to assist you", Betty Rensink, North Coast TAFE

"Keith and his helpers Asher & Helena were very helpful and clear when presenting. They have vast knowledge and understanding of the content and made it very easy to understand", Ashleigh Parkes, Dubbo West Public School

"I enjoyed the presentation, the amount of notes provided, the examples of how to use the information and the time to actually see what programs are capable of", Chris Danvers, Kotara High School

"A highly beneficial course and one that I would recommend! I can now deliver a lot of the new knowledge to the remaining staff at my school and improve our practice across the whole school", Luke Stewart, Morpeth Public School

 

"The perfect hands-on learning environment: a highly skilled presenter supported by expert roving helpers"

Workshop sessions
in all states and regions of Australia
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2-day course program

Course program

Course content:
  • Using the extensive set of sharing apps in Google's and Microsoft's software suites for student and teacher collaboration
  • Using online quizzes as formative assessments with results shown instantly on your interactive whiteboard or projector
  • Using online quizzes as summative assessments with results automatically collated for you in an online file
  • How to help your students ensure they purchase devices compatible with the school's WiFi specifications
  • How to help your students with in-class WiFi problems
  • Accommodating the problem of not all students bringing a device
  • Guiding your students on steps to ensure their device batteries have a long life and hold charge for a full day
  • Monitoring your students' device screens to prevent off-task activity
  • Restricting student use of off-task web sites
  • Wirelessly displaying student device screens on your Interactive Whiteboard or projector for classroom discussion
  • Using a wide and diverse range of apps and tools that support and enhance teaching and learning with BYOD




The table below contains icons representing all of the content covered in Pedacomp's BYOD course.  Each icon links to information on that topic.



Core Applications from Google and Microsoft


 Google Drive  Google Apps  Google Collaboration
 Google Classroom  Microsoft OneDrive  Microsoft Apps
  Microsoft Collaboration   Microsoft OneNote


Apps for student collaboration and self-organisation
   


Apps for instant-response class quizzes,
formative assessments and summative assessments

Google Forms for online assessments   Socrative for online quizzes  Kahoot for online quizzes


Audio, Video and Audio Visual apps for creating teacher resources, for student use in completing assessments, student-to-teacher and teacher-to-student feedback, outside world communications etc
 Screencast O Matic for device screen recording  Edpuzzle  Picovico for making slideshow videos out of photos, text and audio
 Shadow Puppet for making animation videos on iPads Animaker for making animation videos   Kaizena for Google Apps Audio
Google Photos  QR Codes for advanced learning Twisted Wave for audio editing

Displaying student (and teacher) device screens
on the interactive whiteboard or classroom TV
Google Chromecast      Airserver iPad whiteboard display


Equity of access: devices, WiFi and day-long battery life: necessities for participation in a BYOD classroom



Software-supported classroom management
   
 



Both the face-to-face course and the online self-study course have been endorsed for 12 hours of BOSTES registered training

BOSTES
Scope of endorsement:   Elements 1,2 3, 4 and 6 of the Australian Professional Teaching Standards for ICT-related courses and programs. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

For teachers to enrol in the online self-paced, self-study course at least one person from their school must have completed the two-day face-to-face workshop.  HOWEVER for each person that completes the TWO-DAY face-to-face workshop, the school will receive 15 free teacher enrolments in the online workshop.

(If you are a small school that would have difficulty meeting this requirement please ask about our special arrangement for small schools)

Pricing (including GST):  
2-day face-to-face workshop:  
$659 per attendee
 
12-hour online self-paced self-study course:  
$49 per teacher


Enrolling in and completion of the online self-study course

After at least one teacher from the school has completed the face-to-face course teachers from the school may commence enrolling in the online self-paced self-study course.

The online self-study course is completed on Pedacomp's Moodle learning management web site.  Teachers may access the course 24/7 and the course will remain available for access through until July 2017.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers addressed by this course
StandardDescription
1.1.2 Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students' physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning.
1.2.2 Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn.
1.3.2 Design and implement teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.
1.5.2 Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
2.6.2 Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful.
3.2.2 Plan and implement well structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking.
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
3.7.2 Plan for appropriate and contextually relevant opportunities for parents/carers to be involved in their children's learning.
4.1.2 Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities.
6.2.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.
6.3.2 Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice.
6.4.2 Undertake professional learning programs designed to address identified student learning needs.



Feedback from attendees
at the term 2, 2016 NSW courses

"The workshop gave me new and inventive ways to produce engaging lessons that actually have a relevant point", David Haskins, Yanco Agricultural High School

"Thank you. I enjoyed all of the content and the pace of the course. It has given me lots of ideas, not just on web based applications, but thoughtful ideologies around creativity in the classroom for students learning, with lots of information to use for my classroom", Kathryn Wilson, Gymea North Public School

"A great professional Learning experience. Extremely practical and interactive with excellent guidance and help from the Presenter and his two support helpers who had excellent knowledge and understanding of every component of the course, with most recent and updated information, which made it very engaging", Halah Anna Taleb, Sylvania High School

"Thank you. I liked the overview of all the tools now available and how they could be used in the classroom, and I especially can’t wait to get into Google Classroom. And thanks for the tip on Sugata Mitra!", Garon Aiken, Lucas Heights Community School

"Thanks very much Keith and the Gang for a great couple of days! Very informative! The Presenter was excellent - knowledgeable about content and real world connections; the different modules were great, and I liked that the primary and secondary teachers were split so that we could practice, discuss and collaborate in our own areas of interest" , Vaioleti Rasmussen, St Clair High School

"Definitely worth attending, even if just to find out what is available out there. I liked the pace and the presenters knowledge, the sessions were interactive, and you could put your hand up when you were straying behind and one of the helpers immediately came over to assist you", Betty Rensink, North Coast TAFE

"Keith and his helpers Asher & Helena were very helpful and clear when presenting. They have vast knowledge and understanding of the content and made it very easy to understand", Ashleigh Parkes, Dubbo West Public School

"I enjoyed the presentation, the amount of notes provided, the examples of how to use the information and the time to actually see what programs are capable of", Chris Danvers, Kotara High School

"A highly beneficial course and one that I would recommend! I can now deliver a lot of the new knowledge to the remaining staff at my school and improve our practice across the whole school", Luke Stewart, Morpeth Public School