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Apps and tools for making thinking visible is a Course

Apps and tools for making thinking visible

Starts Oct 15, 2020

$670 Enroll

Full course description

Date and Time

Friday 16 October 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm       


Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne


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? 

This one day workshop 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 this workshop we will explore a range of apps and tools which focus on:

  • authentic audience
  • checking for understanding
  • verbal and video feedback and creation
  • visible thinking routines.

This workshop will be filled with practical ideas which are immediately applicable and 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.