I took to the recent #DLTV2014 Conference with a renewed sense of creative vigour. Instead of simply recalling information and posting titbits here and there (which I did as well), inspired by the likes of +Amy Burvall, I set myself the challenge of being more visual and more imaginative in my postings. Using creativity as a medium to express my voice. So here then are some of my ventures:
Leading up to the event, I created a couple of memes to stir up the conversation around DLTV2014.
I 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’|
Armed 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 …|
|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
|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.|
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