Session Descriptions

Monday April 20

Introduction To Zoom

Introducing the tools and resources you have to teach with in Zoom


To make the most of this session, view the Zoom presentation on a mobile device (tablet, phone or second laptop) and have your main laptop available with a Google Chrome browser installed as well as your Zoom account.

Making Online Teaching and Learning Creative Using Adobe

Overview of the skills and principles that make for effective, engaging and creative online synchronous and asynchronous teaching experiences with the help of Adobe tools. Dr Tim Kitchen (Adobe) will model best practice for online teaching and provide a set of simple to use and practical ways to communicate via the Adobe Spark tools. He will also provide a range of practical resources that can be used for ongoing support and learning.

If possible, view the Zoom presentation on a mobile device (tablet, phone or second laptop) and have a main laptop available running Google Chrome.

Introduction To Google Classroom

Introducing Google Classroom - how to create a class, how to have students join, make announcements, create assignments and turn notifications on and off.

To make the most of this session, view the Zoom presentation on a mobile device (tablet, phone or second laptop) and have your main laptop available with a Google Chrome browser installed and your Gmail tab open.

Recording Your PowerPoint And Turning It Into A Video Presentation

Recording your PowerPoint for explicit instruction, flipped or blended learning. Turn your existing PowerPoint presentation into an MP4 to share with students. Great for explicit instruction or a pre-learning activity before you conference with students.

Googling On the Right Side of the Brain

From making music and exploring art, to creating drawings that teach computers how to learn with artifical intelligence, Google has lots of amazing resources to help educators think beyond the obvious. This session will help you discover some amazingly fun, creative and engaging tools from Google.

Using ClickView In The Primary Classroom

Explore ClickView as an effective resource for driving student learning through video media. Ideal for Remote Learning, teachers can access media, direct students to engage with content and receive analytics on engagement. This session is tailored to the Primary context.

Tuesday April 21

Make & Create Templates & Student Learning Journals Using Pages

Scaffold student learning through the development of interactive templates using Pages and Keynote.

Combine lesson content with student work spaces and prompts. Include media placeholders and audio voice commands.

Introduction to Screencastify

Introducing Screencastify - how to enable the Chrome Extension; the difference between Browser Tab, Desktop and Webcam; Where your videos are stored and the access links.

To make the most of this session, view the Zoom presentation on a mobile device (tablet, phone or second laptop) and have your main laptop available with a Google Chrome browser installed and get ready to install the ScreenCastify Extension.

Asynchronous Online Teaching Video Tips Using Adobe

Creating video resources for your students as part of an asynchronous online teaching & learning experience is no longer a daunting process thanks to simple to use tools like Adobe Spark Video and the new Premiere Rush. This session by Dr Tim Kitchen from Adobe will model best practice for online teaching and provide a set of simple to use and practical tips and resources to help any teacher in any subject area develop video literacy skills.

To make the most of this session, view the Zoom presentation on a mobile device (tablet, phone or second laptop) and have your main laptop available with a Google Chrome browser installed as well as Adobe Premiere Rush.

Purposeful Design for Online Learning

All successful educational spaces rely on the design that underpins the teaching and learning that is intended to take place there. Online learning spaces are no different, and spending some time thinking about purposeful pedagogical design will help to maximise learning outcomes and create engaging learning experiences. Join me for a discussion of key points in curriculum design and pedagogy which actively contribute to successful online learning environments.

Getting Serious With Google Classroom

With over 100 million students now using Google Classroom globally, it's time to really get serious about using it the right way. This session will dive into the important features of Google Classroom so you can really start to take advantage of its power in your classroom.

Using ClickView In The Secondary Classroom

Explore ClickView as an effective resource for driving student learning through video media. Ideal for Remote Learning, teachers can access media, direct students to engage with content and receive analytics on engagement. This session is tailored to the Secondary context.

Wednesday April 22

Capturing Lessons using Video - Screen recording, Clips, Animations

Explore the power and ease of screen recording, deliver engaging lesson introductions and inspire students to be creative with how they present their learning.

This session will look at the possibilities of Clips, and animation to engage students.

Create Engaging Videos with Clips

Clips is a free app that lets educators and students easily create and share engaging videos. In this session we’ll show you how educators can use Clips to create instructional videos for exploring new skills and ideas — and how students can make videos to share what they’ve learned.

Advanced ClickView For Effective Student Engagement - Primary

Use ClickView to upload content, create interactive videos and integrate with Google Classroom seamlessly.

This session will take you to the next level with ClickView and will be tailored to Primary teachers and how they can upload and create their own content.

Advanced Screencastify for Feedback and Learning

So you can use screencastify! Congratulations. This session will teach the extra tricks and tips in screencastify.

How do we give effective feedback? What tools can help?

Enhancing direct instruction? This sessions aims to give you the tools to make your lessons clearer and more productive.

Create Self Marking Quizzes Using Google Forms

Google Forms can be used to collect data easily by creating time-saving surveys and questionaires. But you can also use Forms to design powerful self marking quizzes that save time and help your students learn in the process. Discover how to spend less time grading and more time on the things that matter.

Advanced ClickView For Effective Student Engagement - Secondary

Use ClickView to upload content, create interactive videos and integrate with Google Classroom

This session will take you to the next level with ClickView and will be tailored to Secondary teachers and how they can upload and create their own content.

Thursday April 23

Opening a World of Reading through Sora

Overdrive and Sora are the eBook Platform available to most CEnet Member Diocese. This session will guide you through how it all works.

Create and Share Presentations and Demos using features in-built on an iPad

Presenting information in compelling ways is even more important when you’re not able to be face-to-face with your students. In this session we’ll show you how to use iPad built-in features to create demos and instructional videos and share them with your colleagues and students. Using Keynote, or any presentation tool, you’ll learn how to record content and create demos on iPad for use with your students.

Pear Deck: Formative Assessment Quick and Easy with Pear Deck.

Turn your Google Slides into an interactive assessment tool using Pear Decks. Improve student engagement by giving them the opportunity to reflect, discuss and respond during a learning presentation.

It would be an advantage to have 2 devices during this session. Your computer plus a tablet or phone is fine. Add the Pear Deck extension through the Google Chrome Store prior to this session.

Classwork Zoom

Ever wanted to know what your students were doing and how they were completing their assignments?

Classwork Zoom connects to your Google Classrooms and brings you the information on how students are engaging with your set tasks.

This session will explore Classwork Zoom and show you how it can be used for your teaching.

Google Earth, Your Window to the Big Wide World

You might be stuck at home, but you can still let your students explore the world by using Google Earth. Help your students learn by taking them to faraway places, then let them loose on the amazing creation tools that were recent added to Earth so they can build their own virtual tours.

Teaching Remotely Through Minecraft

Minecraft education edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

Minecraft: Education Edition is a way to bring the classroom and curriculum to your students, in an environment they know an enjoy. It is the same Minecraft experience many students enjoy and play already, but with additional capabilities to enable student collaboration, and support educators to deliver lessons and learning activities within the game. It is designed for students to play together – whether that’s working in teams to solve a problem or collaborating as an entire class to master learning activities.

Friday April 24

Using IT Tools for Formative Assessment

There are a plethora of tools that can be used by educators for formative assessment.

1. Which ones can we use to ensure we are meeting the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles?

2. How do they work?

Participants would benefit from having a mobile device (tablet, mobile or second laptop) available to participate. It would also be beneficial if you have the Kahoot! app downloaded on your second device.

Prepare Resources for Remote Learning Using iPad Features

This session will help you learn how to get up and running for remote learning with iPad. We’ll explore ways to access school resources and find apps that support remote learning. Tips will include using iPad built-in features to scan documents and stay organised, using Markup to annotate teacher materials and student work, getting set up with Voice Memos, and more.


Exploring Google Level 1 and 2 Certificated Educator

Google for Education Level 1 and Level 2 certificates are much more than gaining a cool certificate and digital badge. In this session you will learn how Google for Education Level 1 and Level 2 training offers:

  • opportunities to stay current with the GSuite tools that are available for educators to use in their teaching practice
  • professional development at your own pace in your own place - enriching opportunities for collaboration, creativity, communication, and real-time feedback.
  • a connection with like minded educators across the globe - Time will be set aside to learn some tips to help you prepare for the online exams

Geeky Tips for Google Slides


Add some geeky ideas to your digital toolbox when designing in Google Slides. Learn a few simple design tips, how to embed media and how to create an interactive slide so students can drag an drop objects into place!

Designing Websites That Don't Suck

Google Sites is an easy to use website creation tool that is easy to learn and simple to use, and produces good looking websites. While it makes creating a website quick and easy, there are a few handy tricks you can use to design really beautiful sites that people will want to use.

Remote Learning For Inclusivity

Microsoft's mission is to empower all people and all organisations to achieve more. The remote classroom is no different. Microsoft provides a robust platform for students to fully engage with their curricula, classmates, and teachers in powerful new ways. These tools and solutions work in tandem with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, among others, and help teachers spend less time discovering digital solutions and workarounds and more time working with their students.

Participants will:

• see how Microsoft 365 can transform their students’ educational experience and personalise learning in Reading, Writing, Maths and Speaking & Listening;

• navigate tools such as Immersive Reader, Dictate in Office, Microsoft Translator, Accessibility Checker, Office Lens and tailor them to students’ individual learning needs;

• learn how students can demonstrate their understanding using inputs other than keyboarding and text and be equipped with productivity and collaborative tools, and skills they will use throughout their lives.