Hi I'm from Tullawong State School just north of Brisbane in Queensland, and am currently on secondment to Education Queensland to work on supporting teachers in mobile learning - particularly with the One Laptop per Child Australia initiative to provide XO laptops to remote schools, as well as with those teachers plugging into the power of the iPod touch and now, iPad. I've been experimenting with mobile devices like digital voice recorders, Palm handhelds and even step-o-meters on my learning support students since 2004, and couldn't survive without my iPhone and now, iOS4 and folders. With help from some friends, I've created this just out of beta Slide to Learn guide for teachers starting out with the iPod touch and iPad - download your own PDF to load in iBooks from www.slidetolearn.info .
I'm from St Patrick's PS Ballarat. I am the Deputy Principal, Curriculum Coordinator and ICT Coordinator and I teach Prep - 4 days per week. I received an iPod Touch for Christmas and I love it. I have recently been to the Mac Conference at Coburg Senior High School and loved the the possibilities demonstrated using Mac technology. I love my iPod and am looking forward to seeing how I can use them in my classroom.
PS I will get a photo of myself up here, but this is my cat Tin Tin who was lost for 18 months and has now been returned to us - quite amazing!
I'm Jason, teaching at Lyndale Secondary College in Dandenong. I teach Media Studies and have recently started leading e.Learning at our school. I'm keen to see how the iTouch can be used in a secondary school across subject areas. I found my way to this Slide2Learn when I was researching one of those multi iPod docks - googling it took me to Louise Duncan's blog at the start of this year where I heard about the conference. I want to find ways to help staff at school to begin experimenting with this touchy technology and some evidence of success could help pave the way...
I teach Maths and Science at Hawkesdale P12 College, a rural school of about 260 students. I am looking forward to participating in Slide2Learn and learning more about using mobile devices with students. I blog at: