What’s Trending in Technology?

When: Tuesday October 27th from 4pm to 5pm

Where: Link to the recording

About this session: This will be a session where all participants will have a voice, can share experiences and knowledge or ask questions and set the direction of the webinar. Some of the topics that might be discussed include:

  • trending search engines
  • maker spaces
  • interactive mobile apps

and

  • sharing and exploring the latest tools used by participants.
  • where to find the latest in technology use

Digital Toolbox for Teaching and Learning

When: Tuesday, May 12th 4 – 5 pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

Where: Blackboard Collaborate (free and online) Click on this link to listen to the recording

About this session:   Britt Gow will be our guest presenter. Digital technologies have provided an enormous range of opportunities for teachers and students to construct learning in different ways. Digital tools allow our students to connect, communicate and collaborate with peers and experts across the globe. You and your students can use free digital tools to create quizzes, word clouds, flashcards and other digital products to share with peers and others.  This session will enable you to explore a range of tools to engage and extend student learning. Britt’s resources are collected at http://digitaltoolbox.wikispaces.com
brittAbout our presenter:  Britt Gow received the “Secondary Teacher of the Year” award in the Victorian Education Excellence Awards in 2013 and the prestigious “Lindsay Thompson Fellowship” award in 2014.  Britt has taught at a small, rural school in SW Victoria for the past thirteen years, but has shared her work globally using blogs, wikis and other social media.

Exploring Tools and Apps (in Review)

A small group participated in this webinar but it was another amazing sesison with ‘pop up’ presenters, Peggy George (USA) and Shamblesguru (Thailand) contributing some wonderful tools and apps.

From Peggy George

  1. livebinders – link to the engineering tab on the demonstrated livebinder
  2. a site from ccedtech that shares many tools and apps with supportive tips

Shamblesguru

  1. Favourite apps that he is exploring in the last month or two – periscopeperiscope app and meerkat Live streaming with mobile devices. Read meerkat or persiscope and How to broadcast video live via a mobile Or search within Shamblesguru wonderful site.

Anne Mirtschin

  1. format factory for file conversions on PC

What is a good tool for file converstion on an ios device?

Here is the link to the recording

Sharing our Favourite Tools and Apps – a reflection

We had a number of people willing to share their favourite apps and tools and two wonderful ‘pop up’ presenters from the USA, @pgeorge (Peggy George) moderator of classroom2.0 LIVE webinars and @glovely (Gail Lovely) author of Suddenly It Clicks – both of the USA.

Answergarden

It started with the demonstration one of my favourite tools (also an app) answergarden. Participants were shown how to create an answergarden with the question “What are your favourite apps and tools?”. The link was shared in the chat of blackboard collaborate. Participants clicked on the link and keyed in their favourite tools or apps. Padlet was a popular choice and was therefore the largest sized word. See the resultant garden

answer garden favourite tools and apps

Why I like answergarden

  • simple but effective tool
  • No need to register
  • easy to share the resultant link
  • can be moderated
  • embed code provided so can be added to a blog or wiki and students or others can add to the garden from the blog post etc.

Uses – great for brainstorming, exit slips, collaborative writing, reflections etc

Doodlemaths a  popular Maths tool app for the iPad (but requires a subscription)

Peggy George, one of our ‘pop up’ presenters shared:

  1. Tacck – digital portfolios with tacck See Avra Robinson’s Tackks and
  2. Thinglink – resources for thinglink
  3. photosforclass (personally love this one as it attributes the license to that actual photo. All photos are sourced from flickr.) Tips: search for the photos in photosforclass, open them in flickr and download them, the downloaded file comes complete with the attributions.
  4. As Peggy had just been in a recent thinglink webinar, she shared what the group had done via a group padlet. or try this one.

Padlet Gail quickly showed us how to create a padlet and participants shared the last food we had eaten on her padlet wall. See the padlet

Other:-

TeleStory & Toontastic are now free from google.

What are your favourite tools and apps?

Listen to the webinar by clicking on this link

Cleverlize: Learning meets mobile – Create your own apps

Here is the link to the recording of this wonderful session.

Thanks to Chris Smith (@shamblesguru) for converting this session into movie format.

When: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 from 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your timezone. 

Here is the link to the recording.

About this session: It is with great pleasure that we have as our guest presenters, Dr Lukas Steinbacher, from Germany and
Binh-An Tran the co-founders of Cleverlize. Cleverlize allows educationalists to create apps for multiple platforms without coding.

With Cleverlize’s App Editor you’ll be able to mobilize your teaching without any

programming skills. It’s never been so easy before to build and publish your own

interactive & mobile learning.

In the webinar we will show you, how easy it is to bring your own learning content on

mobile devices. In detail the webinar live demo contains:

General description of the Cleverlize platform

  • How to build your own mobile content in 3 simple steps
  • File your content in different templates (Articles, quiz, flashcards, …)
  • Design your mobile content
  • Publish your interactive content for learners
  • Roadmap on next features

Please join us for this session by clicking on this link.  Read more about cleverlize and register to have your own login.

About Cleverlize (a promotion by the creators)

Cleverlize develops a solution that enables educators to bring their teaching to
mobile devices. The solution therefore is suitable for all educators recognizing that
their students are consuming more and more content on smartphones and tablets.

Go mobile in 3 simple steps – with Cleverlize creating your own mobile micro
learning content is possible without any programming skills. Just file your content
in the Cleverlize App Editor and choose a custom design. Following the creation of
content as well as adjusting the design you can distribute and (if you want) sell it via
a “one-click” solution. Currently we support iOS and HTML5 but soon there will be
more platforms available.

Multiple interaction formats – Cleverlize’s learning content is interactive
and equipped with multi learning features. These can be simple articles, images
or embedded Youtube videos as well as tests with different question formats, e.g.
multiple choice, matching, sorting or cloze. Or just integrate flashcards to your mobile
learning content.

Access from everywhere and at anytime – publish to the Cleverlize
Marketplace app to offer your students access to your learning content 24/7. It
doesn’t matter where they are. With Cleverlize’s marketplace your contents are even
available offline and on multiple devices (e.g. iPhone or iPad).

It’s just the beginning – the Cleverlize App Editor and its publishing
possibilities are just the first step of a next generation learning experience. Further
versions of Cleverlize will contain intelligent analytics features, gamification templates
and integration of social networks.

 

Beyond Angry Birds- Apps for Busy Teachers

When: Tuesday November 13th 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia (gmt+11)

About this session: Become a more efficient and effective educator by harnessing the power of apps! Comealong and learn how to turn your iPad or iPod into a productivity tool for you. Learn about apps that will improve your daily routines, enhance your assessment strategies, and more! This week our guest speaker is notable USA presenter, Gail Lovely.

About Gail: Gail, from Houston, Texas, USA, is a former K-8 classroom teacher who  founded a company, Lovely and Associates, to help educators integrate technology and curriculum through excellent staff development and support.She used innovative models of meaningful and active learning in realistic curriculum-rich settings.Gail hosted an online community for K-2 teachers on Scholastic Network, founded the K2 Email List for Classroom Connect and has written ongoing columns in many leading technology and educational magazines. Gail loves to share her vision for the active classroom, the improvement of the relationship between teacher, learner and curriculum and other inspirational yet practical messages. Come along and share in the conversations with Gail.

Here is the link to the recording.

What apps would you recommend?

Google maps and apps

Please note that the session topic has now been changed to Google maps and apps.

When: Tuesday, November 6th 4-5pm, Melbourne, Australia time gmt+11 Check out your time with timeanddate

About this session:

  1. Learn how to create active google maps and add pins which feature images, videos, hyperlinks etc. See skippy, a year 10 student’s google map
  2. How to embed them on to an online space so that they are still live and editable.
  3. Discuss some classroom and personal applications
  4. Walk through some other collaborative google apps including Document and Presentation

Come along with your questions, your curiousity and experiences and share in the conversations. Here is the link to the recording of this session.

Are there any questions that you might have? Have you used google maps in the classroom? How have you used them? What could you share. Please add as a comment below.

 

Using iPads to enhance teaching and learning

When: Tuesday 16th, 4-5 pm October Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)

About this session: Joe Dale, from the Isle of Wight, UK, will be our guest presenter. Joe has been brought out to Australia several times this year to work with educationalists in the area of technology and mobility in teaching languages.  He will share, virtually, his experience and knowledge in using iPads to enhance teaching and learning. Joe is a UK Independent modern foreign languages and technology consultant and is host of the TES MFL forum and MFL portal manager for the OU’s Vital programme.

Please join us and share in the conversations. Click on  this link to listen to the recording of this session. This was a resourceful session with Joe sharing many links, thinking, resources and apps. Thanks Joe for getting up so early in the morning for us.

What questions do you have?

 

Implementing the 1:1 Environment – the challenges, successes & moments of madness!

When: Tuesday 11th September, 2012, 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

About this session: David Simpson will share his experiences in implementing a 1:1 environment in his school. He will outline the process that my school has followed for the whole-scale introduction of 1:1 computing in a large Government secondary school in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

This implementation has not been without challenges but has been in place for 6 months and the benefits are becoming clearer with each passing week.

This session would be ideal for anyone that has been down this road or is thinking of heading this way. The areas discussed will move beyond 1:1 in the classroom and also into broader areas of management, security, resourcing (booklists, etc.) and teacher pedagogy.

About our Presenter: David is eLearning Leading Teacher at St Helena Secondary College, Victoria, Australia

Here is the link to the recording of this session.

 

A Guided Tour of Twitter!

Please note that this session has been rescheduled from its original date of Tue, Aug 28th to Tuesday, September 4th. Please join us.

When: Tuesday, September 5th 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

About this session: Twitter has been advocated as one of the favourite tools for professional development and networking by many users.  As a follow up to a previous session and as a means of finishing and highlighting Connected Educator month, twitter will be revisited.

The nature and direction of this session will be determined by participants and their needs. Here is what may be discussed:-

  • What is a tweet?
  • What should the first and early tweets look like?
  • How do you keep a tweet to 140 characters?
  • What makes a tweet!
  • How do you find people, organisations etc to follow?
  • How do you keep track of tweets and hashtags etc?
  • Suggestions of people to follow and much more

Come along with your questions, your experiences, things to share and let’s keep on being connected.

Here is the link to the recording. What questions would you have about twitter? What knowledge could you share? Has twitter had an impact on you or your classroom?