Based at Coomera Anglican College
Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert
Matthew is a local teacher with over 24 years experience in state, independent and overseas schools. He was the 2016 Microsoft Teacher Ambassador for Queensland and QSITE Emerging Leader, and now leads STEM and innovative learning at Coomera Anglican College as the eLearning Specialist. Even though he is Primary trained, he has many years experience teaching Digital Technologies in Years 7 and 8, and as the change agent for a large Gold Coast independent school, he has always emphasised the need to build capacity in teachers. Matthew uses tools like OneNote Class Notebook to deliver Project Based Learning, participated in the global Minecraft Education Edition early access trial and has pioneered the use of ROBLOX Studio as a tool to teach digital technologies. You can share ideas with him on Twitter via @jorganiser or learn more about ROBLOX Studio at robloxedu.com.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1 – Makey Makey Magic
Target audience Yr P-6
Get ready to get your inner Seymour Papert on in this hands-on MaKey MaKathon. Grab a partner, have a computer with a USB input at the ready, and learn the basics of this fun but versatile little unit. See how you can produce Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies outcomes and have fun at the same time. These units only cost $70 but they are easy to learn, easy to use and bring imagination to the fore. Matthew will also set you up with an amazing online tool for teachers.