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Innovation Showcase

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I was fortunate enough to be asked to 'cameo' keynote the 2010 Innovation Showcase. Below was the keynote description.

A glimpse into the (Un)Classroom
In the global, networked environments of the 21st Century, there is a growing divide between how students prefer to learn and the curriculum that is being offered in many schools. At home, learning is game-based, participatory, peer-assisted and based around personal interests. But at school students are often asked to be passive consumers of content.

In this cameo keynote, Adrian will give you a glimpse into his facilitated, student-driven classroom which is based on his belief that the most powerful thing a teacher can do is to become a learner. He will paint a picture of students focussed on the exploration of current and real-world events, where discussion is encouraged and where students are working in small study groups using technologies appropriate to their work. But most importantly it is a classroom where students are genuinely engaged in their learning.

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Times are Changing is a short video I made some time ago highlighting the changing face of education.

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Curriculum Innovation at Quantum Victoria
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Game-Based & Project-Based Learning.
Virtual Worlds in Secondary Education.
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Valve's Learning Space

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 19:25 0 Comments

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Portal 2 is a game primarily about Physics - the game pits the player against an AI unit called GLaDOS who at one point in the game states, "Speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out." From Newtonian Mechanics such as mentally calculating the vectors of force…


ISTE 2011

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 9:00 2 Comments

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference was held on June 25-29th in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Each year nearly 20,000 enthusiastic ed tech professionals and corporate representatives from over 60 countries unite for five days of professional learning and collaboration. The theme for this year was 'Unlocking Potential.' The enormity of this conference…


8th Annual Games for Change Festival - Day 3

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 13:38 3 Comments

Day 3 Notes

Keynote: 'Philanthropy, Movements & Making Media Matter" by Laura Pincus Hartman ( and Pierre Guillaume Wielezynski (UN World Food Program)

Perspectives from entrepreneurs, philanthropists, academics and business leaders who have invested in popular media as part of their platforms to address pressing social concerns or are using platforms such as social games to raise…


8th Annual Games for Change Festival - Day 2

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:44 1 Comment

Day 2 of the Games for Change Festival had more of a social focus that aimed for the government, industry and business participants. For a more comprehensive look at my notes throughout the day, check out my twitter stream

My highlights of day 2 included:


Stakehold'em Conference Game

A social…


8th Annual Games for Change Festival

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 7:38 2 Comments

The Games for Change Festival is the largest gaming event in New York City and the only international event that brings together leaders from government, philanthropy, civil society, education, media, academia and the gaming industry, to explore the increasing real-world impact of digital games as vehicles for learning and as agents for social change. This has been an amazing event so far, with a diverse and eclectic group of…


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At 16:23 on March 28, 2011, Joedy Wallis said…

Hi Adrian

A huge thank you for last Friday. I will get back to you asap re the USB receiver. I am sure that it will be at the venue.


At 9:00 on March 21, 2011, Janice Youl said…

Hi Adam


I see that you have been 'poached' from Shepparton by the lovely Soula.

I was on the management commitees of GTAC, Ecolinc and Victorian Space Science Education Centre. I took early retirement last year but here I am again in Student Learning Division.



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At 20:39 on December 1, 2010, Suzanne Maree Clark said…
Thanks Adrian,
I will check this out.
Well done with the presentation today and yesterday!
Best wishes,
At 18:15 on November 23, 2010, Suzanne Maree Clark said…
Hi Adrian,
Thanks for that advice. I have set up an activity using Docs to Go and am trialling the activity on Friday with a class, so will be able to tell you how it goes.
Best wishes,
At 13:05 on July 27, 2010, Artemisia Soula Bennett said…
Hi Adrian :-)
Happy to be on board!
At 15:19 on July 19, 2010, Anne Mirtschin said…
Hi Adrian, can you excuse my ignorance and explain what an ILE is and what the Immersion trial is! Sounds great!
At 21:03 on May 20, 2010, Lynette Barr said…
No worries! So what's the plan now, what are you going to do for your research?
At 11:35 on May 19, 2010, Danny Hyndman said…
Big congrats on winning the award - very well deserved. Found your 'cameo' keynote and your unClassroom workshop very inspiring. Toze really knows how to pick his housemates!
At 20:50 on May 16, 2010, Lynette Barr said…
Ooh you got Outstanding Secondary Teacher??? Congratulations!!!! I agree, Anne, well-deserved!!!
At 18:55 on May 16, 2010, Anne Mirtschin said…
Congratulations, Adrian on a well deserved, Mecu Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year Award. Look forward to following your journeys with this award!


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