Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School recently hosted a Microsoft Edumeet, a technology “teach meet” that offers teachers the opportunity to network, share and learn about the use of technology in education.
The Microsoft event was one of seven Edumeets across the country, which attracted teachers and educational leaders from across the South West and Perth.
Esmeralda Pang, innovative educators’ trainer, said her favourite part of the day was the beginner coding workshop in Minecraft (education edition), which was presented by Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Year 9 student Gabrielle Stafford.
“It was amazing to see what was possible from a Year 9 student. I was so impressed by her coding knowledge and public speaking skills,” Ms Pang said.
“As an educator, hearing a child’s perspective is really powerful.”
“There were lots of interesting ideas for teachers to start using in their classrooms next week.”
Other topics included using class OneNote for collaboration and visible thinking, and understanding the advantages of using a stylus for digital inking in education.
Head of Secondary at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, Matthew O’Brien, is a Microsoft MIE Expert, a membership of change makers in education technology.
“In 2018 the School will expand the concept to host and run a series of masterclasses for teachers, bringing experts and sharing to the South West,” Mr O’Brien said.
The Edumeet was an all-day event sponsored by Microsoft and held on Friday, 24 November at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School.