Future Schools, Sydney (Storify)

Non-stop.

That’s the phrase¬†that summed up day one (UPDATE: & Day 2) for Craig Wallace on the stand and he is not prone to exaggeration ūüėČ ¬†We were supporting and listening in thanks to the magical powers of social media and live stream and it really was a day crammed with teachers soaking up the CPD opportunities of which there were many.

We’ve done¬†our best to Storify our tweets and those of¬†teachers with whom we connected. This was an incredible event for us and we’re so grateful for everyone who came to see us to learn more about Blippit’s App Maker and other computing tools.

Blippit Ambassadors

We were asked by so many people who they might get involved that it we’re now actively seeking out people who might suit becoming learning champions – Blippit Ambassadors. ¬†If that’s something you’d like to know more about just email craig.wallace@blippit.com.au

If you’re feeling really brave scroll right to the bottom of this post to see what happens virtually at Blippit Australia HQ. ¬†This is not the kind of Python we like.

There’s currently a bloke down here drinking a VB tally and chucking his pet snake around. Amazing

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The Australian Curriculum & Blippit IO

We’ve just released a downloadable introduction to Blippit IO as part of the Australian Curriculum¬†to help teachers get¬†a feel for where Blippit fits in with teaching and learning.

This article from¬†St Andrew’s Lutheran College (JS) in Queensland is a post by Julia Boulton who’s role there takes in e-learning and innovation more broadly.¬†¬†Here’s Julia’s post¬†which includes her initial views on the original Blippit App Maker. (UPDATE: Since this article Blippit IO was launched in 2015)

We really like the Australian approach to ICT in the curriculum. ¬†The way that ICT is woven through in the online documentation as one of seven general capabilities running throughout subjects seems to work¬†well. ¬†It’s much inspired by FutureLab’s Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum.