Technology in the Tropics Keynote Links

Tony Richards - Tuesday, July 12, 2011
In July I was fortunate enough to be involved in the "Technology in the Tropics" conference for teachers in the Cairns area. this event was run by the Queensland ICT Association local regional Chapter (FNQ QSITE). It was great to see such a strong turn out and support for this group especially when we see others associations starting to get smaller.

The following are the links, resources and idea I discussed in my session.


The Power of Words: YouTube Link
EDS Plane: YouTube Link
The Forth Screen: YouTube Link


The Web in 60 seconds

Infographics - By Kathy Schrock

Building your PLN

Build your network based on the following:

  • Identify - have a mentor or person that you feel comfortable to ask and support you building your network.
  • Trust - link with people you trust and respect
  • Advice - seek advice and support from your network when you need it
  • Share - share your resources and then as your confidence grows your ideas
  • Take Risks - use your PLN to take some risks do things that are outside your comfort zone, challenge yourself, keep looking to learn
  • Explore - start exploring domains of learning or knowledge that are outside your expertise areas - there are so many linkages that can be made
  • Mentor - Once you have a well established network look to introduce and mentor someone else. We are all experts and highly knowledgeable

Process to get started with Twitter:
  • Following the right people is the most important thing to get right
  • Lurk
  • Explore
  • Post
  • Use #hastags for events/ideas
  • Learn to Search Twitter

Twitter: @itmadesimple
LinkedIn Signal:


People Search -

Noodle Tools -

Spezify -

The Internet Scout Report:

Google Custom Search:

Google Alerts:

Other Alert tools:

Check out Trove
Help digitise our old newspapers - great classroom activity

50 Search engines to check out

Coral Crochet Reef Idea

If you want to get involved with this project please make contact and we will make sure your details are recorded.

Podcasting - leaving a legacy and sharing stories. Ed Tech Crew

Cloud Computing

Copyright - Digital Rights - Digital Preservation

Everything is a Remix Part 1 -
Everything is a Remix Part 2 -
Everything is a Remix Part 3 -

Watch the video from our NZ friends:

Creative Commons License process:

Data Liberation -

Great quotes for Learning and Change


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