Keynotes 2014

Tony Vincent

The only thing Tony Vincent likes better than teaching is learning. He currently resides in Council Bluffs, Iowa, but he used to teach fifth grade in Nebraska. Since 1998 he’s been a pioneer in digital learning, having a classroom website before many classrooms even had internet access. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2004 he started one of the first podcasts from an elementary school. Tony experienced how empowering it was for students to be equipped with tools to help them be productive and creative. Later he became his school’s technology coach and helped his colleagues integrate technology.

Today Tony Vincent works as a self-employed consultant. He has traveled to 40 U.S. states, Canada, Australia, England, and the Caribbean to facilitate workshops and to make presentations to K-12 educators. He has authored books, produced videos, co-developed an iPad app, and blogged about learning and technology. Tony believes that students learn best when they are engaged in authentic tasks–tasks that matter to them. He has many examples to show, advice to give, and technology to demonstrate.

Find Tony online at, follow him on Twitter at, like his Facebook page at, and see what he is pinning at

Graham Brown-Martin Heretic, Education Design Labs

Graham has enjoyed a 30 year career spanning the education, creative & digital industries consistently building successful organisations that challenge the Status Quo. During the past 8 years he has focused on bringing these 3 key sectors together to re-imagine what learning & education can be in an age of ongoing digital transformation.

In 2004 he founded Learning Without Frontiers (LWF) - a global platform that brought together thought leaders, innovators & practitioners to take part in probably the most challenging & provocative dialogues about the future of learning. He left LWF in 2013 to build a new organisation - Education Design Labs (ED-labs) - to put into practice many of the things that were explored in theory by LWF.
During 2013, Graham was invited by the World Innovation Summit for Education(WISE - Qatar) to direct and author the next WISE Book, Learning {RE}imagined, a global exploration of innovation in learning that has taken him to 14 countries on 5 continents within 4 months. The book and supporting digital assets will be published globally during 2014.

His next ventures including mentoring start-ups, designing robot kits for kids, designing learning experiences for all ages and developing a new event/publishing channel.
Graham has passionate interests in design, learning, society, innovation, creativity, art, film & pop culture. He works globally, but calls London home. @GrahamBM AboutMe

Adele Brice

Adele Brice has been a primary school teacher in Melbourne, Victoria since 1996. In this time, Adele has lead and implemented a range of curriculum programs in schools and across networks.

 Adele is currently a Leading Teacher at Wonga Park Primary School where she has utilised the Challenge Based Learning framework to design an innovative personalised learning program. With the implementation of a school wide BYOD iPad program, students at Wonga Park Primary School have been empowered to think big, question the world around them and find solutions to real challenges in their lives.

These authentic learning opportunities, supported by the meaningful use of technology, has seen the school recognised as an Apple Distinguished School, with visitors from all over the world including New Zealand, Japan and the USA visiting the school to learn more about their programs. 

Adele is absolutely honoured to be a member of the Slide2learn team.

Twitter: @adelebrice

Jonathan Nalder

Jonathan is an over-enthusiastic advocate for mobile and ubiquitous learning. Having no access in his Learning Support teacher role to desktop PCs, Jonathan chose to innovate rather than complain and began using mobile voice recorders, Palm PDAs and then iPod Touches with students to enhance their learning.
He completed a Masters in Learning Innovation in 2008 (QUT), became an ADE (Apple Distinguished Educator) and won a Smart Classrooms Award in 2009, co-founded the community in 2010, and was awarded a Learning Without Frontiers (UK) ‘Innovator’ award in 2011.

He is currently seconded to work as a Principal Project Officer for mLearning with iPads (and previously with XO devices from One Laptop per Child) for the Indigenous Projects Team of the Queensland Education Department, and blogs regularly about mobile and ubiquitous learning at Jonathan also organised the first-of-its kind Learning@hand forum in Cairns April 29-30, and regularly reviews iPad ‘appcessories’ for He has also previously written a wide range of articles about the impact of technology at and

2012 saw Jonathan accepted as an NMC K-12 Ambassador and travel to speak for NMC in the US. He also became a HP Catalyst Academy Fellow that year and published the world's first Citizen Science online course as part of the free HP Catalyst Academy. 2012 also saw Jonathan publish his first iBook, 'The iPad is not a PC - How to think different about app workflows' which reached number one in the Australian ‘computing’ category for eBook sales and was featured by @iBooks.

Currently, Jonathan is working with the NMC Horizon Board for Australia, has launched his own Learning and Technology consultancy, and is speaking as part of the incredibly successful ADE-led iPad events being held at the Queensland State Library for a third year.

Andrew Churches

I am a teacher, author, keynote and workshop presenter and ICT enthusiast. I believes that to prepare our students for the future, we must prepare them for change, teach them to question and think, to adapt and modify, to sift and sort. Our students are born into a world where the only constant is change, they are immersed in technology and yet are unaware of how ubiquitous this technology is.

I am fortunate to teach at a school with a technology program that encompasses iPads in the classrooms through out the younger years and a comprehensive BYOD program in the senior years. This reflects the future our students and children will be entering into with ubiquitous portable computing. The use of these technologies has been an inspiration for the books I have written.

Outside of school, I am a family man and when I can get a spare moment I am an outdoor instructor and an adventure enthusiast.

In 2009 I was a finalist in the Microsoft Distinguished educators awards. In 2009, 2010 & 2011, I have been a member of the advisory board for the Australia and New Zealand Edition of the Horizon report and the only secondary or primary school teacher on the advisory board of 32 educational experts.

I am an Apple Distinguished Educator in the class of 2013.

In 2012, I was named a Learning Commons Visionary for 2012 by the editors of Teacher Librarian: the Journal for School Library Professionals.

In collaboration with my colleagues at the 21st century fluency project I have written five books. They are:

  • Literacy is not enough (with Lee Crockett and Ian Jukes)
  • The Digital Diet (with Lee Crockett and Ian Jukes)
  • Apps for learning – High School (with Harry Dickens)
  • Apps for Learning – Middle School (with Harry Dickens)
  • Apps for Learning – Elementary School (with Harry Dickens)


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