Stuck for ideas as to what you could contribute to ACEC Unplugged? Have a look at some starting points collaboratively sourced during an ACEC2012 Unplugged Google Hangout session. We started with What big questions do we need to ask? and then the creative and witty ideas kept flowing :)
Inspired by the beautiful crazy fun we had - why not come along to a hangout with us before the conference (if this isn't linked when you read this then please harass Amanda or Roland for your invite or the link).

  • Why am I here and WTF is hiding behind the couch? :)
  • Why do I need to learn computational thinking and does it really add up?
  • I think, therefore AI
  • How do we create an appropriate Digital Footprint?
  • http://teachwellnow.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/how-do-you-teach-optimal-digital.html
  • How can we support teachers new to using technology in their classrooms?
  • Articulate what it means to be connected? and why would we want to be?
  • What, Why, Who, Where and When?
  • Teaching happens, what are you doing about IT?
  • Learning is living, get with IT
  • There is no such thing as a computer illiterate - not what you know but what you do with IT
  • OK, I get computing, so what?
  • Self actualization through digital macrame with cat 5 cables, …. yeah, I got nothing
  • http://tacomagic.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/thumpmat.jpg
  • it is an art form already
  • See BeeBot Run - why computational thinking can start at a young age.
  • Both adults and kids do IT, how to engage our family pet in IT. The cats like iPads … :P
  • If you can’t talk about it, point to IT
  • There is no age barrier to do IT. Teach good online behaviour
  • Zen and the balanced art of IT
  • Wearable technology, what will our next generation learning spaces look like?
  • If you think __IT happens - then ask why? Don’t say IT, DO IT
  • Teaching under a tree; leveraging a classroom without walls or doors.
  • When to walk away, when to engage and why.
  • Making sense of random connections in an increasingly networked world. - Randomness is beautiful and other life dilemmas.
  • Augmented reality; when the real world needs some bubble and fizz.
  • Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World in a school? at home? or on the bus?
  • What do we need to happen to create real change?
  • Go back to the future with analogue computing, machine code and punched cards.
  • Something with a name like IT cannot be all bad?
  • Why stop at tablets, write on the walls! (We know you do already, but …. yeah) IWB ;-)
  • Andy Warhol got it right, everyone deserves the limelight, Andy Warhol got it wrong, 15 minutes are too long.
  • If IT was the answer, WTF was the question? FTW
  • Layer teaching and learning with the “folded classroom”, the compressed classroom.
  • Get a new meme and become famous. Internet marketing for educators. Remember when memes was not in the common vernacular
  • Learning to lead by letting go.
  • If you can google it, then it’s not an authentic assessment task.
  • Itty bITty IT session.
  • Why filter your firewall, just plug into the iron curtain.
  • If Google was the answer, the question is buggered.
  • Since when was Google a dirty word? Is Bing any better?
  • Bring back the command line - when I was young you actually had to know your stuff
  • What happened to your old ….?
  • Go on, have an ALGORITHM, the best thinkers do!
  • I’m a twit and proud of it
  • Why take OneNote when you can take many or Don’t copy my notes I don’t share :P
  • Learning how to take social media for granted.
  • Why the SOCIAL is important for the learning with social media
  • How to be a digital viking. Pillaging and plundering from your colleagues.
  • ICTs, carriers of the most pervasive social diseases known to the postmodern age
  • Every cloud has an international red tape holding it back?
  • Holding up your clouds with imagination, bluetac and legal tape.
  • LOAD, RUN, PRINT - BASIC I know. (erk, having flashbacks to past bad code)
  • Office applications are not the only digital learning tools in schools
  • SYNTAX - not a new government charge for being naughty
  • Head in the clouds - the modern idiom?
  • How to make your school cloud fluffy.
  • silver lining (for providers at least)
  • It’s Dead Jim. How to recover your old digital and archive data.
  • It’s life, but not as we know it
  • cloud, substance - charting the ether
  • Every cloud should have a secure lining?
  • No cloud will be left behind.
  • No cloud should dump its load - it’s raining data!(or men)
  • computers become so much cooler once you think of the computer as the mother ship and usbs as data escape pods.
  • Can we have our head in the clouds whilst having our feet on the ground?
  • Cloud - everything and nothing (or all and nothing)
  • It is all fun and games until something gets hurt - then it is on youtube, tweeted and facebooked
  • Cloud - vapour ware or something more substantial?
  • Why you should give a Higgs Boson about the cloud/social networking.
  • if the Higgs Boson researchers are going to the cloud - then why aren’t you?
  • http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/071112-higgs-boson-cloud-computing-260827.html
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Computer education needs??? The pyramid diagram applied to ACE
  • What happened since 2001 - a Space Odyssey? Has anything really changed?
  • We don’t need no IT education! Is that sung to a particular song? a little wall-y