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Holiday techspiration from all corners of the globe

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The holidays are such an important time to rest and recharge. They're also a great opportunity to gather inspiration and innovation for the year ahead without all the pressure of classes, marking and preparation.

So as you relax, unwind and recharge you might like to connect with these opportunities to expand your horizons - or simply bookmark them for investigating when Term 1 begins.

Here are the T4L team's top 4 for the holidays:

Visit BETT!

In the past, the only way to visit the UK’s famous BETT Educational Technology show was to hop on a plane. This year, both the show and the professional learning events have gone online. The show goes live on January 20.

  • Check out BETT fest for streamed PD sessions
  • Visit the BETT show to discover all the latest in edtech developments

Take a listen

Why not spice up one of your daily walks with a podcast? We all know John Cleese for his comedic roles, but did you also know he was the creative brains behind many of those iconic programs? Take a listen to this interview on ABC’s Night Life to discover his take on creativity and be inspired to create a creativity habit for you or your class.

Learn more about Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Are you interested in learning more about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies and their potential impact on teaching and learning? The latest edition of the Education for a Changing World team’s magazine Future Edge has just hit the newsstands. What’s inside? 

  • Hear from Department Secretary Mark Scott on what the NSW AI strategy means for education
  • Associate Professor Erica Southgate looks into the benefits and risks of emerging technologies in the classroom
  • Professor Genevieve Bell and Dr Amy McLennan from the 3A institute from the Australian National University on how education should shape technology design and not vice-versa             

Plus you can now listen to two brand new Edspresso podcasts that delve further in to AI in Education!

  • Listen to Professor Genevieve Bell and Dr Amy McLennan from the 3A institute and discover how can educators help prepare learners to thrive in world augmented by artificial intelligence
  • Then be enthralled as you hear Associate Professor Erica Southgate discusses the importance of teacher involvement in the design and implementation of AI in schools

Keen to build some new skills this holiday season? 

From graphics to social media, as well as introductions to computer coding and everything in between, the Skill Finder website is packed with microskill courses which are all free and accessible online. These are not your average courses - they are produced by industry leaders and led by professionals from Adobe, Google, Microsoft and more, so there is something for just about everyone.