Townsville? How, What, Where?
- Mercure Townsville (hotel) - http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-1753-mercure-townsville/index.shtml
- Oaks Gateway on Palmer (apartment hotel) - http://www.oakshotelsresorts.com/oaks-gateway-on-palmer/
- Oaks M on Palmer (self contained) - http://www.oakshotelsresorts.com/oaks-m-on-palmer/
- Ibis Townsville - http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-5935-ibis-townsville/index.shtml
Near the beach in a quiet area
- Seagulls Resort - http://www.seagulls.com.au/
Backpackers - in the heart of the nightclub precinct
- Reef HQ - http://www.reefhq.com.au/
- Museum of Tropical Queensland - http://www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au/
- Townsville Maritime Museum - http://www.townsvillemaritimemuseum.org.au/
- Magnetic Island - http://www.magneticislandtourism.com/
- Paluma - http://www.queensland.com/attraction/paluma-and-crystal-creek-rainforest
- Billabong Sanctuary - http://billabongsanctuary.com.au/
The QSITE Conference is a chance to meet, greet and share experience.
We are all working towards "Meeting the Challenge" of pedagogy and curriculum in a digital context.
Whether you are an experienced teacher, teacher educator, curriculum leader, beginning or student teacher you will benefit from the wide range of available sessions, keynote presentations and workshops to provide you with new ideas, new perspectives and maybe a few new friends.
2015 Conference STRANDS:
- Digital Technologies
- ICT General Capabilities
- Senior IT Subjects
- Enhancing Teaching and Learning with ICTs
Why should teachers attend?
- Share stories from the classroom and have the time to network with peers.
- Discover solutions to curriculum and networking issues in education
- Be exposed to the latest thinking and ideas around ICT in education
- Participate in hands on sessions
When: Thursday 24 September and Friday 25 September
Where: St Margaret Mary's College, Crowle Street, Hyde Park, Townsville
|Early Bird before 28 August||$264.00||$374.00|
|Conf Dinner Thurs 24th Sept||$70.00||$70.00|
|Registration after 28th August||$308.00||$418.00|
All costs include lunch and light refreshments.
These workshops can be attended by anyone and are independant of the conference.
You do not have to attend the conference days.
Venue: St Margaret Mary's College, Crowle Street, Hyde Park, Townsville
Costs - Half day $55 Members $77 Non-member
Full Day Members $110 Non- members $154
9:00 to 4:00 - Ben Paparoulas - Because I’m Appy
9:00 to 12:00 - Dr Tim Kitchen - What is flipped learning all about and how does Adobe help?
1:00 to 4:00 - Dr Tim Kitchen - Mastering multimodal text with a range of Adobe solutions.
9:00 to 12:00 - Nicolette Venn - Computational Thinking & Bebras
1:00 to 4:00 - Nicolette Venn - Ozobots - introduction to programming
Details of the 2012 QSITE Conference can be found at
Thursday 5 July - Friday 6 July
Coomera Anglican College, Gold Coast
Thursday July 5 - Friday July 6, 2012
Coomera Anglican College, Gold Coast
If you’ve been to a conference recently you may have noticed
attendees typing away furiously on their laptops or using their mobiles
during the sessions. Chances are that they were not actually off task
but participating in rich conversation online relating to the
conference sessions they were in. Often known as the ‘back channel’
participants use web 2.0 tools like twitter or coveritlive
to connect and share their thoughts and reflections in real time –
often with people from around the world who are not actually at the
event as well as those in the same room.
This year’s QSITE conference will be no exception. As well as having an ‘unconference’ strand participants will be invited to share their thoughts and reflections
online through out the event using many different devices. In this
issue of Insite we outline the tools of twitter and CoverItLive.
Twitter is a popular microblogging service where using update their
status or share a thought or question through a ‘tweet’ which is a
message that is limited to 140 Characters. Users choose who they
‘follow’ to receive tweets from these users and can reply to the tweets
from others by adding an ‘@’ before their username. Tweets relating to
a particular topic or event can use a hashtag by adding a ‘#’ before a
word. When a user searches for this take or clicks on it in a tweet,
all of the tweets with that tag will be displayed. For the QSITE 2009
conference we will be using the hashtag #qsite09
Twitter in Plain English
Follow @qsite on twitter
CoverItLive is a live blogging tool where notes
from bloggers and other participants are shown in real time and
automatically updated. It is often used at conferences and to cover,
discuss and comment on live events such as sporting events or TV
broadcasts like EuroVision. You can embed a live blog in another
webpage such as a blog or conference website as well as using the
coveritlive site directly. At the end of an event, a coveritlive
session can be played back in real time so that you can catch up on the
parts that you missed, reflect on the event or visit the links that
were shared in the session.
Check out how it was used at the recent JPC conference
Why not explore these back channel tools right now in preparation for this year’s QSITE conference.
QSITE State Conference 2008:
"Bridging the Great Divide"
Fairholme College, TOOWOOMBA
3rd, 4th and 5th July 2008