Michelle Dennis

Michelle Dennis

@michelledennis

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Head of Digital Learning and Innovation @ Strathcona Girls Grammar | Advocate for STEAM, Student Voice & Creativity | MIEE | AEL | EduTech Asia Award Finalist

Melbourne
Joined on March 06, 2009
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Time between tweets:
10 hours
Average replies
6
Average retweets
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To my US friends, I share your grief at the loss of #RuthBaderGinsberg. An extraordinary woman of intellect, principles and strength, who has inspired so many others. Her many years of service to justice will be long remembered by the world.

Monash University has announced its plan to close The Centre for Theatre and Performance & asked for redundancies. After 17 years at Monash and 12 in CTP, it looks like I’ll be gone come December. This closure is a devastating blow to staff, students and Melb’s theatre scene 1/3

Some awesome swag arrived today from San Jose in preparation for the @Adobe Education Summit.  Exciting stuff, particularly for Miss 9 who is in love with the magic rings.  Thanks @timkitchen! https://t.co/MqFA84fh5T

Some awesome swag arrived today from San Jose in preparation for the @Adobe Education Summit. Exciting stuff, particularly for Miss 9 who is in love with the magic rings. Thanks @timkitchen! https://t.co/MqFA84fh5T

Quoted @konstantkaos

Such a great little segment. All that you see is not always what it seems. A great resource for looking at #fakenews and #mediamanipulation. Once the horse had bolted, it is hard to turn the news story around. #informationliteracy https://t.co/0o6NAw8cao

This coincides with what I'm noticing. Despite the headlines and the twitter comments, most people I talk to are feeling drained at this stage of lockdown, but still support the moves as they see them as necessary to avoid a lockdown 3.0. https://t.co/I06SB1gvHM

Quoted @DrKellermann

So I ran my first online final exam as open-web, open-chat. Engineering is collaborative, so I told students to share anything. 770 chats in 2hr exam. Histogram of grades were same as exam halls. I built it using @MicrosoftForms webparts in @SharePoint as a @MicrosoftTeams tab. https://t.co/6sjgENrED2

So I ran my first online final exam as open-web, open-chat. Engineering is collaborative, so I told students to share anything. 770 chats in 2hr exam. Histogram of grades were same as exam halls. I built it using @MicrosoftForms webparts in @SharePoint as a @MicrosoftTeams tab. https://t.co/6sjgENrED2

This is a brilliant alternative to trying to have proctored exams online. A much better experience for students and check out the grade distribution! #aussied https://t.co/pYdPWraHnC

Speaking of balancing things, I have to put a little girl to bed. Thanks for a great chat, @larubain, @ZeinaChalich, #aussieEd, #womenEd.

If you're trying to increase girls' engagement in technology, then keep in mind that transition points are where we see the most drop off. From junior-senior school, from school to uni, from uni to the workplace, coming back from maternity leave. #aussieEd #womenED

I'm reminded of the old marketing approach to women - 'shrink it and pink it'. When women aren't involved in the solutions, then the results are often based on false assumptions about what we want and need. #AussieEd #womensEd https://t.co/WyF20hjcAU

I saw a study that showed that some girls see tech more as a tool, while some boys see tech more as a toy. So focusing on using technology to a purpose rather than just for the fun of it can help. #aussieED #womensEd

Another reason could be the way technology is traditionally taught in schools. It can often be in focused on individual competition, rather than collaboration. Many girls may respond better to creative challenges with real-world context. #aussieED #womensEd

There are many reasons why women leave the IT area across their lives - it's called the 'leaky pipeline'. For me, one of the big things is the comfortableness of feeling 'other'. Things like Gamer-Gate, the Microsoft party incident, etc, are examples of this. #aussieED #womensed

Role modelling: ensuring women are visible in the technology areas of our schools sends a strong message (and, incidentally, the same could be said for #edtech conferences). #womensEd #aussieED

Quoted @LWholley

A1 - overlooked and forgotten in history, now bridging great divides in tech/maths/science #aussieED #womenintech https://t.co/3AIOZytRfF

THIS. Women were actually well-represented in early computing courses, it wasn't until later that numbers started to drop - just as technology grew in its role in popular culture and everyday accessibility. Why was that? #aussieED https://t.co/lP0jTjMN6r

How can we actually break the stereotypes so that #womenintech don't need to constantly prove their expertise with every encounter? #aussieEd #YesIDoKnowWhatImTalkingAbout

Here's one woman in IT (and education).  I was one of a very small cohort of women to complete a Computer Science degree in 2002 at the University of Melbourne.  #aussieED https://t.co/3Ypo7oiJd2

Here's one woman in IT (and education). I was one of a very small cohort of women to complete a Computer Science degree in 2002 at the University of Melbourne. #aussieED https://t.co/3Ypo7oiJd2

For anyone marking VCE VET Product tasks at the moment, I made the criteria sheet into a PDF Form with calculated score: https://t.co/G6unDva5Uw #AussieED #VCEVET

Quoted @ZeinaChalich

Female students need accurate & contemporary advice on jobs of the future & the importance of digital skills for work. How might we encourage passionate, successful ICT female role models to be ambassadors for our profession to inspire our next gen of #womenintech#aussieED https://t.co/BNowjUAvBU

Female students need accurate & contemporary advice on jobs of the future & the importance of digital skills for work. 
How might we encourage passionate, successful ICT female role models to be ambassadors for our profession to inspire our next gen of #womenintech ❓#aussieED https://t.co/BNowjUAvBU

If women aren't equally represented in the tech industry, our voice might not be heard in the solutions created - which help shape our future. Encouraging girls to engage in tech is important. Join this chat to explore how we can do this. #aussieEd https://t.co/WaAh8008kD

Disney Virtual Tour is now live on my blog. Check it out. Great way to end a term of Remote Learning. https://t.co/Lppy7fIVTm #aussieED #vicpln https://t.co/iTbwboahL2

Disney Virtual Tour is now live on my blog. Check it out. Great way to end a term of Remote Learning. https://t.co/Lppy7fIVTm #aussieED #vicpln https://t.co/iTbwboahL2

Not explicitly teaching subject-specific vocab can reinforce disadvantage. Making sure we all have the same language can help make concepts both accessible and more inviting. However, this needs to be in a more engaging way than just a vocab list. #whatisschool

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