Gymea Presents at EduTech 2019

Key Points

  • Gymea Technology High School students and staff present at a National Technology in Education conference (EduTech) in Sydney where presentations brought the conference delegates into the learning spaces at Gymea.
  • Gymea Students and staff presented at the conference, guided conference delegates in the use of varied technologies at the NSW Education Expo stand and participated in a range of technology challenges as part of the interactive expo.

Upon invitation by the NSW Department of Education, on the 7th of June our Mathematics / Computing faculty led a number of our Technology Team students to EduTech, a national conference for the education sector exploring the use and the future of technology in education.

At Gymea, our students are having increased exposure and opportunities to develop their skills and interests in learning through varied technologies. A large number of these are offered in the computing faculty that include, coding, robotics and multimedia but also available across other courses who use our unique facilities and technologies. It was these experiences that our staff and student presentations focused on that provided the visiting industry and education professionals around the country a look into learning at Gymea.

Our student team was made up of students across years 8 – 12. Congratulations to Cameron Cox, Taj Bowman and Luke Holland of Year 8, Alex Arnold, Sasha Cattana and Janice Minshull of Year 9 and Ryan McQuilty of Year 12 for your confident and engaging presentations showcasing how you use these technologies in your learning.

These students prepared a movie display which they each spoke to using the moving imagery to enable a strong connection to their detailed experiences they each spoke about. Each of them spoke to visiting professionals about what they are learning and working with in the areas of coding, robotics, laser cutting, 3D printing, drones, photography, videography and movie making.

The staff team, Mrs Edwards and Mr Dellagiacoma presented separately as they talked through the technology learning spaces at Gymea and the connection to learning and experiences for our kids. With the incredible work of one of our Year 12 Multimedia students, Ryan McQuilty, a 360 degree video was created that provided ‘street view’ immersion and allowed the presentation to provide a full 360 degree view of our learning spaces on the move. On the big screen, the audience was able to see our students in action as the presentation looked around and moved through spaces, just as if the screen were the eyes of a person walking through.

The presentation of our technology learning spaces included a walk through the Technology Centre with a look at students using dual platform facilities, collaborative pods, interactive table projectors, iPhones for learning, robotics and coding. It then moved to our laser cutter and 3D printers in action, with a look around at our students engaged and enjoying their designed products being produced. The presentation concluded with the visual studio in action where a class was participating in a lesson using virtual reality.

Click here to take the virtual tour of our Technology Spaces.

Our students certainly enjoyed showing off their school but also dazzled visitors with their talents in technology not only in the challenges they completed, but also through the help they provided as the public gave some of the exhibiting technology a go.

Congratulations to our teachers and our amazing students for their outstanding presentations and representation of our school.

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