The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.
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Saturday, March 9 • 11:35am - 12:35pm
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Does a grade three student need a laptop? Ten years ago, they were our only choice. A year and a half ago, teachers asked us why we use them instead of other devices? Based on dialogue with them and school leaders, we created sandboxes where everyone could get in and play. Using iPad pros & Apple Pencils, students and teachers alike took photos, sketched, marked-up worksheets, and wrote notes. We saw an increase of mobility and a rise in tactile learning. Students handled objects then photographed them. They jumped between pages, stretched text, manipulated objects, and drew Chinese characters. We found that the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil delivered more by design and intent than our MacBooks. If you are a flexible learner who is open to new ideas, please join us. We will deliver a blueprint of how we changed the status quo. We promise to push comfort zones, go hands-on, and reflect on our areas for growth. 

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Martin Leicht

Director of Educational Technology, HKIS
Schoolwide ETS (TT)
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Andrew Harnett

Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Andrew Harnett is an international educator, presenter, Google Certified Teacher and Google for Education Trainer. He has worked across Asia for the past 11 years, teaching at 4 different schools with varying degrees of technology use. He is a passionate educator, focussing on the... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm +07
N104 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre