Adobe @ Roseville College, NSW

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On November 11, 2015 I had the pleasure of visiting Roseville College in Sydney to work with a delightful group of Year 6 students in the morning and a group of technology educators in the afternoon.

The Year 6 students worked on their ePortfolio skills with Adobe Acrobat Pro. They also had a taste of Photoshop and Adobe Slate.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Bella (left) & Ella (right), two students who are passionate and highly skilled in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).

In the afternoon, I worked with the TAS (Technology and Applied Studies) staff and introduced them to Adobe Muse and Presenter Video Express.

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Lunch with the Roseville TAS (Technology and Applied Studies) staff

Special thank you to Adobe Campus Leader Abi Woldhuis (Junior School Executive – Teaching and Learning Innovation) for organising this special day.

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Me & Abi Woldhuis (Adobe Campus Leader)

Back at Strathcona

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It was delightful to run a DLTV workshop at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School in Melbourne where I worked for 13 years before starting at Adobe.

The focus on this session was Adobe solutions for flipped learning such as Presenter Video Express, Voice, Slate, Clip and Acrobat Pro.

The key message was that a good flipped learning approach is not about the technology or the number or quality of the instructional videos that are provided for students, it is about what can now happen in the classroom with the time that saved by teachers not talking so much to the whole class.

My favourite definition of flipped learning comes from http://flippedlearning.org

‘Flipped Learning is a pedagogical approach in which direct instruction moves from the group learning space to the individual learning space, and the resulting group space is transformed into a dynamic, interactive learning environment where the educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter.’

My resources for this session can be found via: bit.ly/flipped-dltv-nov15

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It was great to be able to share some of Adobe great free touch apps with my former colleagues.

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Thank you to Ross Phillips (Strathcona’s Dean of Studies) who tweeted this image (PD on flipped learning using ADOBE apps at #Strathcona #strathyPLN @timkitchen)

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Advantages of a flipped learning & teaching approach

More DLTV events can be found via https://dltv.vic.edu.au/events