2017 EdTech SA Conference
The EdTech SA Conference was held at Immanuel College on the 19 & 20 July 2017.
Seven teachers were sponsored by the Teachers Registration Board to participate in the conference and they subsequently provided the Board with reports detailing their conference experience.
You can read the conference reports below:
“The key messages I took from their presentation were the importance of developing creativity, digital literacy, and social skills, while also providing students the opportunity for authenticity, ownership, and a safe space to innovate and fail.”
“I have a lot of great knowledge and links to look at to take my learning further and I can’t wait to share these ideas with other teachers, include in further research and try out in the classroom.”
“EdTech didn’t hold back on the variety of motivating speakers offering specialised seminars directed at educators interests and specialised areas of teaching.”
“I have come to realise that teacher knowledge and confidence is vital to ensuring our students are also knowledgeable and confident, because our students are not just learners and users of technology anymore, they are also becoming creators of technology and it is for this reason there is a need for innovation and creativity in education as we all navigate a digital future.”
“‘Todays Future Sound’ was presented by an engaging Elliot Gann and Scott Griffiths. The passion and enthusiasm displayed by these two presenters for their areas of expertise was encouraging and extremely relevant.”
“It also got me thinking; When Taj questioned why children all of a sudden fear failure as they get older. They believe they are artists, mind readers, scientists, whatever they want to be when they are younger, so what changes in the latter years?”
“The panel discussion was extremely insightful for a person of my level (beginner). All panel members had incredible amount of knowledge and hence their status of position. It capped off an exceptional conference."