After the 2011 CEGSA conference missed an attempted landing in May, they are now into the final approach and looking to set down on the 13th of August at St Peters College.
My first slot is a 45 minute presentation on Internet Search entitled "To Google.... and beyond!".
Search is one of the most basic skills in Information Literacy and too often students and teachers are expected to know how to search the Internet effectively.
In my experience there is a lot that people don't know, and with just a little bit of knowledge can turn you into a search pro - saving you time, improving your teaching and resources, and improving the quality of your students' work.
This is my hopeful overview to the right... I haven't as yet timed my presentation and some things may have to yield, but I am hoping to cover these points.
My second slot is a 1.5 hour workshop where I am teaching teachers how to use Google Sites to make their own websites to support their students learning. I have been using Sites for the past two years and I would rate Google Sites next to YouTube as the most effective technology tool I have used to enhance my students' learning.
Making a website with Sites is easy - you don't need to know html or anything too complex, if you got the hang of Microsoft Word then you have the basic skills you need.
I do ask that participants to make a Google Account or Gmail Account before the conference - that will expedite matters.
If you want to check out one of my sites, I have recently set one up to support the Physics community in SA.
If you are new to my blog feel free to have a look around, use the tag cloud to the right to find a topic of relevance. I hope to see you at the conference if you are South Australian.