Keynote: Life and Learning in an Augmented World
by Alexandra Young, Awe Media

We’re starting to see the emergence of a new type of interaction with the world, a blending of the physical and digital. A presentation of digital layers to contextualise physical objects that is now starting to weave it’s way into the classroom. This session sets a vision for the impacts augmented and extended reality will have on the way we create and deliver text to enhance learning. We’ll explore not only the possibilities, but the impacts from a  sociological and reference perspective as well as other real world constraints that will need to be addressed as we introduce these technologies into our learning spaces

Alex is the co-founder and CXO of “awe” ( the only self-service platform in the world to support true augmented reality & virtual reality experiences–all on the web, on any device, with no app downloads. Such experiences are being used across education & training, tourism, cultural, real estate, government and civic and agencies. With her background in learning design and user experience fuelling her passion for creating seamless user experiences and minimising friction for the end user, Alex’s mission is to revolutionise and democratise augmented reality by bringing it to web browsers and billions of smart and wearable devices

Edtech Startup Pitchfest (10.40am – 11.00am)
by Lyn Hay

Three edtech startups will have 5 mins each to pitch their K-12 app idea. Attendees will vote on their favourite app and provide feedback to the startup founders.

Concurrent Workshops A (11.30am  – 1.00pm)

  • Workshop 1 (90 Minutes): Animation, Narrative, Workflow and Sharing Projects for iPad
    by Steve Iuliano, Head of Professional Learning, The School Locker
  • Workshop 2 + 3 (45 + 45 Minutes): Classroom Breakouts and Blended Learning with Nearpod
    by Di Laycock, Head of Information Services, The King’s School and Alinda Sheerman Head of  Information Services, Broughton Anglican College

SLNSW Education Services presentation by Megan Perry  (1.40pm – 2.20pm)

From within the digitally rich and hands-on environment of the John B Fairfax Learning Centre, Megan will present an overview of the State Library’s technology-based innovations in literacy and learning

Concurrent Workshops B (60 minutes)( 2.20pm – 3.20pm)

  • Workshop 3: Creating Infographics with Canva
    by Jessica Lonnard, Head of Information Services, Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview
  • Workshop 4: Engaging Learners with 3D Design, Virtual + Mixed Reality
    by Steve Iuliano, Head of Professional Learning, The School Locker
  • Workshop 5: Games as Text
    by Bill Cohen, Teacher Librarian, Asquith Girl’s High School


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