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Apps and tools for making thinking visible is a Course

Apps and tools for making thinking visible

Starts Oct 16, 2020

$400 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time 

Session 1:  Friday 16 October 2020, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm 

Session 2:  Monday 16 November 2020, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm 


Online – a zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event 


This learning event is right for you if you are wanting to explore ways technology can support your students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. 


How might we make student feedback more fun and valuable for both student and teacher? These sessions will explore ways in which technology can support and enhance students thinking through a variety of different technology platforms. We will unpack ways to enable you to evaluate the learning process, not just the final product produced by students. Technology makes it easy for students to tell their stories and make their thinking visible. Through these workshop we will explore a range of apps and tools which focus on: authentic audiencechecking for understandingverbal and video feedback and creation and visible thinking routines. 

You will be exposed to a multitude of practical ideasimmediately applicable and able to empower you to create more opportunities for student publishing, creation, and innovation in your classroom as we get hands on with a range of tools which can transform the visibility of learning. 

“If students are sharing their work with the world, they want it to be good.  If they are sharing it with you, they want it to be good enough.”  Rushton Hurley 

Key takeaways 

  • understanding of how to create and use a variety of different thinking and assessment tools
  • ability to determine which tools work best in which contexts, to achieve which learning outcomes
  • opportunity to design of a series of assessments for implementation in your classroom which demonstrate sound pedagogical application of the tools explored. 

Presenter Information  

Jim Sill 

After working in the TV and film business, Jim Sill spent many years as an award-winning video production teacher in California assisting students to produce service projects that addressed the issues impacting teens. His work in the classroom was featured in Edutopia and their Teach2Learn series. 

As a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer and Apple Distinguished Educator, Jim specialises in Google’s collaborative tools, the creative student, and visual/media literacy. He has worked with teachers on all 7 continents but calls Melbourne his home.