I had quite an adventure last Friday at Craigieburn with a wonderful lot of participants and presenters. Always refreshing and mind-boggling to see how others are embracing learning, teaching and educating in this ever-changing world of ours.
As promised, here’s a blog post with references to further reading, viewing and experimenting for those who were there (as well as those who weren’t!)…
The theme of the conference was John 10:10, “I have come so that you may have life, and have it abundantly”. Succinctly, Mark the keynote presenter pursued the theme of Greatness, which coincidentally, was mine too!
For those who are keen to explore further the personal vision template I adapted from Jim Collins’ ‘Good To Great’, here’s a good link for a guide you can use. Just adapt and replace ‘organisation’ with ‘you/me’ and you should be able to create a framework for yourself. I personally think having a clear picture of who you are and what your personal vision/mission is help you communicate better and more effectively to the people you are influencing.
For those who are a bit stumped as to what I am referring to, this is the framework I am talking about.
We then discussed the difference between a compass and a map, which is pretty well summed up by this set of slides about the difference between a teacher and a guru.
We touched briefly on the difference between process vs content, and also the SAMR model – explained here.
The apps we touched on (different for each of the 3 sessions depending on where the conversations were leading to) include :
- WeeMee Avatar Creator
- Bible For Kids
- Bible Screen
- Animation Desk
- Stop Motion
- Motivational Poster
- Easter Passion
- Comic Book!
- Adobe Voice
- Word Lens – now incorporated in Google Translate
- PIP Camera
Videos and other web resources
- Easter Clay Animation
- An Easter Story
- Minecraft Easter Story
- The Big Little Easter Story
- That’s My King
- Cute Story about Jesus
- A Very Special Easter
- Star Wars Uncut – may not be appropriate for younger kids, please check
Phew, that’s quite a big list to check out! I’ll close this blog with a video and a link to an article – a sign of things to come – mind boggling in its technology and application, but no less impactful in its simplicity and audacity to challenge us about the fundamental things that make us human, enjoy!