Below are links to some of the projects I have been recently involved in, including links to content I have produced for conferences and workshops. You can read more about my work and recent keynotes at my LinkedIn page - https://au.linkedin.com/pub/craig-smith/15/293/741
‘Aspect Hunter School - Base iPad’
This is a PDF document containing screenshots of all the pages of apps on our Base School iPads at the Aspect Hunter School, current as of 21 May 2017. I will update our iTunes U courses to reflect these new collections of apps.
‘Personalised Learning - #TMHunter’
Keynote on Personalised Learning for the Hunter Valley TeachMeet, coincidentally held on Global Accessibility Awareness Day which provided a nice change to do a live demo of some key accessibility features on the technology we're using. This presentation talks about personalised learning, universal design for learning, utilising the special interests of our students, and emotional regulation strategies. [Download]
‘Future Schools Keynote’
Reaching all learners through the use of special interests, described through four curriculum pieces. Presented at Future Schools conference in Melbourne in March 2017, and in Wollongong in the same month, as part of the #apSandpit tour. Video coming soon. [Download]
‘UX and U - School Workshop’
Professional development prompts for an interactive workshop focused on User Experience (UX).
‘Reaching All Learners - 90 Minute iPad WOrkshop’
Step through one of my 90 minute iPad Workshops, hosted on my LinkedIn page.
‘2017 iPad App Toolbox for Special Education’
My recommendations for special education apps for the 2017 school year, hosted on my LinkedIn page.
‘Can You Take A Selfie using Voice Over?’
Instructions for taking a selfie using Voice Over for iOS - guide for iPadpalooza Gold Coast activity.
‘New Zealand sound art project’
A new school project just commenced and in the process of being composed, see link below for more info!
‘The Independent - Pokemon Go Used in Classrooms’
Article by The Independent (UK) on the use of Pokemon GO to engage students on the autism spectrum.
‘ABC National News - Pokemon go set to help children with autism’
Interview with one of our families and I on the use of Pokemon GO to engage health and social goals for children.
‘Explore everything with pokemon go - on itunes u’
My 'Autism Spectrum Australia' iTunes U course on using Pokemon GO to address creative learning outcomes.
‘Gizmodo - How pokemon go can teach social skills to young people with autism’
Article by Gizmodo Australia on learning experiences I compiled into an iTunes U course using the just released Pokemon GO.
‘MASHABLE - Beyond BB-8: How the Sphero is helping students with autism learn’
Article by Mashable based on an interview we did focused on our creative Sphero autism educational experiences.
‘Linkedin pulse article - explore your emotions’
Article on emotional regulation and the work of my colleagues on Emotional Hierarchy and art therapy.
‘kidspot - Emotional regulation and creativity at aspect’
An interview I gave KidSpot website on our emotional regulation and special interest work at Aspect Hunter School.
‘Explore your emotions, inside and out - on itunes u’
My 'Autism Spectrum Australia' iTunes U course on using Pixar movie 'Inside Out' to talk emotional regulation.
‘CNET.com - MINECRAFT HELPS KDIS WITH AUTISM BUILD RICHER LIVES’
Article and video by CNET.com on how our Aspect Hunter School uses Minecraft in the classroom.
‘SCHOOL INSTRUCTION MANUAL - SAMPLE PDF’
Sample version of the 'School Instruction Manual' I created to collate visual supports and social stories.
‘SYNERGY 2015 - ENGAGING STUDENTS WITH ASD IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION’
Slides for presentation at Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation 'Synergy' physical education conference, July 2015
‘SASS Conference slides - The Autism Spectrum and Classroom pedagogy’
Slides for presentation at Department of Education and Communities 'SASS Conference' in the Hunter Valley
‘MINECRAFT Assists autism students with education’
NBN News article on 'Minecraft In Your Classroom' and students at the Aspect Hunter School
‘ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY HELPING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES SUCCEED’
Interview and article on the social inclusion of technology with our students on the spectrum
‘The iPad Model Classroom - on iTunes U’
My iTunes U course on how we use iPad across classrooms in Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
‘Understanding Anzac Day - on Itunes U’
School classrooms can use this iTunes U course to learn about Anzac Day using visual, multi-sensory learning activities that have been especially created to benefit the learning styles of students on the autism spectrum. Read my blog post for more information
‘iPads, Autism and Social Inclusion - Documentary’
Documentary and interview that Attitude TV conducted with me regarding iPads, autism and social inclusion
‘Interview with Interface magazine’
Interview with New Zealand education technology magazine Interface about using iPad with children with autism
‘School iPad Projects for Children with Autism’
Document demonstrating a workflow of five iPad projects that utilise core autism skill sets
'minecraft - special interests poster'
A3 poster created to showcase how special interest skills associated with autism relate to Minecraft on iOS
‘How Minecraft is Helping Kids with Autism’
SBS news article and video on how Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) use Minecraft to facilitate educational goals
'HOW well does the education system cater for students with autism?'
ABC Radio National 'Life Matters' segment where I was interviewed on autism education in Australian systems
'The Edutainer - Part 1'
Part 1 of an article I am writing for Pulse on the idea of 'The Edutainer' in the education of children with autism
'Creating soundtracks and video clips on your ipad - Part 1'
A video tutorial commissioned by ABC Open to show how to create soundtrack and video clips on iPad
'CREATING soundtracks and video clips on your ipad - part 2'
A video tutorial to follow-up on the above tutorial, focusing more on a video art and music composition workflow on iPad
'ROBOT ART WORKFLOW'
A video tutorial on how to create a unique artwork using a workflow of apps on iPad
‘iPad, Autism and Pedagogy – New zealand Speaking Tour’
The iTunes U course I put together for my speaking tour of New Zealand, with Autism NZ
'Three minute thesis’
My PhD Three Minute Thesis presentation on The Lived Experiences of Teachers Working with Children with Autism
'universe beneath the footpath’
A text and video my daughter and I put together of using Exo Labs and iPad to explore the microscopic on our city streets
'Novacastria - light adagio’
A book of photography I put together in iBooks Author to document a day in Newcastle, Australia. Free on iBooks
'gaming and ipads: building blocks in education of children with autism’
An article commissioned by Gamer Thumb to describe our school iPad movie project, 'Gamers 2'
A video project on how we used Lego robotics to create a generative art work