#DLTV2014Leading up to the event, I created a couple of memes to stir up the conversation around DLTV2014.
#EduVoiceI created a couple of images in the build up to +Steve Brophy and I's session 'Listening to the Voices in and out of the Classroom'.
|Sketch made using Paper 53 app on the iPad|
|Original image via creative commons licensed (BY-SA) flickr photo by hackNY: http://flickr.com/photos/hackny/5685391557|
Edited using Phoster on iPad
|I think that maybe this one has mixed messages|
|Made using Trading Cards app on iPad via +Corrie Barclay post '1 iPad, 1 Task, 15 Ways'|
#WhereisHaArmed with +Dean Shareski's recent suggestion that Twitter can be a creative medium, +Corey Aylen, +Eleni Kyritsis, +Bec Spink, +Mel Cashen and I started a hashtag #whereisHa (link to Tagboard) in response to +Michael Ha's absence from the keynote on the second morning. As a part of this playful folly, I created the following memes to add to the Tweets:
|Playing on the hysteria around the Beatles, I thought that I would extend the mania.|
|This was in reference to the fact the +Michael Ha was meant to present during the first session, yet he hadn't even arrived yet. Interestingly, +Samantha Bates jumped on the comment, even though she wasn't at the conference, and argued that he could via a Hangout etc ...|
#LegoPoetryThis was created in the 'Games in Education' space under the guidance of +Dan Donahoo. Really we just chatted while discuss the myriad of potentials associated with the idea of Lego poetry.
|This Lego poetry is clearly in jest, because I clearly value my Twitter connections and the awesome work of +Alec Couros|
+Riss Leung's Keynote
|My take-away from +Riss Leung's keynote, 'be the change'. Was a common them throughout the conference.|
|My summary of some of the great things on offer through the ABC Splash website|
|This is my sketch of a Splash live event coming up on the 10th September|
Accelerating Innovation In Your School w/ +Richard Olsen
|This was my initial sketch based on Olsen's key questions as well as the Modern Learning Canvas|
|In Olsen's overview as to way our current attempts to bring change, reform and innovation into the classroom, he made the statement that "Heroic teachers have little impact on schools"|
Best Conference Ever
While a few days afterwards, I created this to sum up my experience at #DLTV2014. I agree with +Rick Kayler-Thomson on the Two Regular Teachers podcast that it was the best conference that I have been to. However, I think that in some part that this was because I was willing to let it be. Whether it be taking a risk in collaborating with +Steve Brophy for our presentation or going outside my comfort zone in embracing the games in education space. Instead of entering as a teacher, I feel I entered as a learner.
|This is a play on Juan Antonio Samaranch's statement after each Olympics that 'I declare this the best olympics ever' or something like that.|
In many respects I think that professional learning as a whole needs a shake-up and DLTV took a step in that direction with this years conference. Although the spaces could have been more flexible and conducive to participant driven learning, for what do you do in a lecture theatre? Lecture? I still feel that the push to collaborate and communicate within streams, as explained by +Kynan Robinson in his fantastic post, was an excellent idea. For as I have stated elsewhere, the smartest person at the conference is the conference.
I would love to know your thoughts and experiences of the DLTV2014 Conference or any other conference for that matter. Feel free to leave a comment below.