Sunday, 28 June 2020

ULearn17 - Day Two - Thursday

I just found this in my drafts folder - Has some good links so I'll publish it now - just a few years down the track!!!

These are my notes from day two of ULearn. They are just notes and may not always make sense, but feel free to ask for more information. 

Keynote - Brad Waid @techbradwaid

Engaging the "Globally" connected student of today

One thing I noticed was the amount of clips he used in here - all worth the watch!
Augmented Reality found it in lots of things but not education. It engaged students.
If something resonates with you-share it.
 Think about the first time you did something. Now there is a helpdesk for everything.
 Scrolls to books video - had to laugh as it shows the Manual uses the same tool as learning
The role of the teacher has changed-have we?
21 century teacher has to connect with 21 century learner
 Would they share what we are teaching on social media?
 "I took a picture of the lesson and tweeted it" 15 yr old boy - that's great.
 Are we preparing them for their future or our future?
 He needed to understand what was going on outside of education to know what to teach.
 65% of students entering school today will be in jobs that don't exist yet.
 You never know what will change a student's life
 cargobot app " The device spoke his language" and got a previously selective mute student talking
 If doesn't matter what the tool is. They will always change - it's about relationships .That will never change
social media video - Eric Qualman Social Media revolution
 50% of the population are under 30
Twitter. There was a tweet on an earthquake that got to another area before they felt it. News - you can get information right now
We are a 'physical' goods generation
League of legends-world champs in Asia are huge
Mine craft VS League of hr Minecraft 1.97 kids %  League of legends 22.92% Huge impact on our kids.
Pokemon Go took the power of screen time. First time it got kids up and moving
They put the stops on Monuments and parks and libraries. This shows we can leverage the tech for great outcomes
Autistic children engaged
How do we make a difference?
 The most important thing is how we treat people
 Coke did a social experiment with India is Pakistan to bring closer together  Coca-Cola Small WorldMachines - Bringing India & Pakistan Together
 We need to be learners ourselves:
Brought up with you win or you lose, but really you fail, fail, fail, fail, then win
Commercial about learning to read. New Bell's South Africa TV Ad -- The Reader
 @kevinhoneycutt "Live out loud"
One thing that you have been doing for years could be one thing that makes a huge difference for someone else
 We all have a gift to give
 1st. Teaching
 2nd. Sharing messages
How do you share it to benefit students.
 What does the world need?
 The purpose of life is to discover your gift
 The meaning of life is to give it away.

Toys that teach computational thinking

Presenter: Tim Carr, Fay Cobbett 

Mind kits -The Education, 3D Printing and Electronics Specialists
Find tools that we can roll out and not have to have lots of knowledge
Challenge is to find the toys that have longevity and good learning outcomes
The future of employment graph - the black is how many now, the white is what is left once robots take our jobs - see the full report here
How do we avoid having our job replaced?
What can we have that's fun, kinesthetic and in the budget
Edison - lego compatible and can also use Python as well as block code 
Rapid Router - free tool for coding 
String across assembly, used a robot across with a gopro underneath to video the students
e-textiles as well
If this then that concept  - Make block Neuron more for junior school

Applying authentic contexts to creative digital learning

Presenter: Peter Graham and Samuel Phillips

Facebook: Capitaleforchildren
Media Lab and onTV studio
Provide crash course on game design etc
Same with TV - make a TV show
Collaborative piece
Roxy5 short filmcomp - Wellington only at the moment
Winning film remake with professionals
Real world environment that industry uses and put into schools
Given a project, a role and task. Recognise as a real world environment not a learning environment
Learning resources for roles - teach themselves
Process is more important than the environment
More about soft skills of curriculum
Surprised which students step up. Different from the classroom persona.
Collaboration, creativity and working together to provide something people need.
  1. Development - have a reason for filming. Purpose and questions it wants to answer. What is the story?
  2. Production - start shooting. All working to the same point
  3. Post Production - editing Hit film4 express - free software You can't keep up with tech, can hand learning over to the students.
  4. Distribution and Review  What would they do differently with the process as well
Game design
Still same phases as films
Trust the process. It will be messy but  give them the power to create and lead the content

Fidget Spinners and gadgets for learning

Presenter: Callum Tytler 
BYOC - Chromebook
22 boys and 9 girls
2016 Fads- was dab and bottle flipping - built into class activities and fitness. Bottle flipping drove maths for a week - graphing, stats, probability
What's ordinary for some is ground breaking for others
Some schools banned them - lots of headlines in the papers
They were a pain in the class, up to the teacher to reinforce the school values - respect etc - Good chance to reinforce these.
What is student engagement?
What is student success - how do you define that? Some is getting really good marks, some it's leaving today wanting to go back tomorrow
If you tell them no - what do they do, is it worth the fight?
Growth mindset vs fixed
Look for an opportunity to embrace anything that can be the hook into learning
Bought some for the class for those not having them
Got opinions across the class - girls thought they should be banned
Opportunity for students to ask questions:
Why does it go backwards?
How come the colours change?
Why does it want to stop you moving it?
Why do the heavier ones spin longer?
Who's seen my fidget spinner?
It makes a circle - talked about rotation in maths
Angles of the 3 circles
Stare at it - can notice it going backwards - one student found out about the human eye seeing frames per sec. They know about frame rates because of games
Talked about colour blending
Gyroscopic recession - got a gyroscope
PE - race as far as possible while the fidget spinner went
3D printer did a BATman one
Make a poster with a modern twist
Edpuzzle - put your own questions over YouTube clips free to use
Stats and graphs
Tinkercad - can design your own fidget spinner - can email them and they will print it
Vertigo technologies - printing
Scratch - coding a fidget spinner
What's the next fad and how will you be able to embrace it for learning?
Ultimate fidget spinner for teachers - cork screw!

Teaching and learning with artificial intelligence

Raphael Nolden

Possibilities that AI gives to teaching and learning
Imagine a world where every student has a private tutor. If you had 30 of yourselves working with 30 students
The Matrix - download data to brains - photo of matrix kungfu
Old days - all lived in castles and had private tutors - well some did. Best way to learn. A few people to be educated
Industrial revolution - needed huge number of factory worker and education needs changed. Industrial education - or schools as we call them

Nothings changed over 200 years even though we know everything else has completely changed

Chinese students taking an exam outside to prevent them from cheating.
When was the last time you told an employee to sit in a room without tech etc - this is how we decide who should work for you. Why do we use exams to measure potential success when it has no relevance to the world they will work in.
No point memorising data. - so why do we have exams to assess people
Goldfish video*** - in court if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree. Modern day schooling on trial
Education is not distributed equally. Some have private tutors, some don't have lunch

How can we distribute education more equally - technology
1:1 teaching most effective way for students to learn
What does a 1:1 tutor do?
Many jobs will disappear - our job is a human one. AI will allow humans to be more human. Allow us to have time to do what we want to do. If you only role is to transmit info, you'll be out of a job
Paperwork - marking. AI takes over the boring mundane tasks so teachers can do the human stuff
Clown fish and the sea anemone. Need each other. Teacher and AI partner the same - can be better
AI can't work by itself either. Need humans to inspire student and give relevance. Motivate them and keep them on track.
Future of teaching is symbiotic
Watson and understanding diagnosing cancer
Medical - who would go to one for diagnosis
Doctors may go in present state.
Nurses we need - to care for us
Prescription: Watson ***
AI Lawyer Ross been hired ***
Googles AI smarter than human doctors ***

Babel fish from Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy *** Google announced. Will translate 40 languages in real time. Google pixel buds
We live in the day of the age of sci fi

A lot of the world doesn't know as it takes a while for mainstream to get hold of it. We have to be aware of it so we can preare ourselves and students for that
Ray Kurzweil on how we will become God
Shows how much computational power you can buy for $1000. 2023 - could buy a computer that has the power of a human brain

Skype - were building the technology for Skype before there was no tech to run it. Same now = developing tech we can't run yet. Confident that in a year or two it will be able to run

What do you wish AI would do for you most - most annoying things
Solving tech problems
Ability to personalise curriculum
Pulling sources together coherently
Summarising information
Attendance and admin
Reporting to parents

AI could make things affordable
Automatic marking and report writing
No more plagiarism
More time to inspire students
Real time feedback on student/class progress and understanding - give students data. Marking immediately
Dynamic assignments

Factorise quadratics - end of the day outcome to be able to factorise. AI teaches what they need to know. No student would have the same assignment to get to the end outcome.
Had favourite teacher - engaged because the teacher taught in the way we liked. Using AI we can change the way the teaching happens to engage students.
The language we use. Some like short sharp responses, some like strict, some like a friend. Formal or casual. AI teacher more of a friend. Looking at making robots more persuasive.
Amy - private tutor for maths. Doing trials this year.
Limited form as it's testing. Currently getting first version ready for 2018
For students: How could it help students
Assess when ready
Know where they are at all times

Who is setting the curriculum?
AI knowing where they are at - be able to group them from there
Contextual subjects?

Right now we are working in Maths
Right now we know that technology is advancing so may be able to do more in a few years.
Progressing so quickly.

Want AI to teach at the level they are at as well as for the level/age of the student.
Best time to learn - not when emotionally disengaged.
Ran a trial into FB messenger - doesn't post on your wall. Hey let's do some math while waiting for friends. Let's have education disrupt social media.
Amy tie into Google safesearch.

Individualised teaching style - adapt to student likes e.g horses
Individualised dynamic assignments
Feedback as you solve problems
Makes learning more efficient
Learning for understanding - not learning for passing. Explore for understanding - process involved in understanding.

Looked at Amy demo
Each student will get different questions to cover things they got wrong. Will all have variations so can collaborate by asking how but can't copy because numbers are different.
Sign in and go to demo

Keynote by Abdul Chohan
Unfortunately by this stage I was struggling due to my concussion and I didn't make it to this session. However, there is another blog I found which has some notes. Thanks to

No comments:

Post a comment