Programming for Everyone – CodeCrunch, Scratch, Kodu and TouchDevelop

When: Tuesday 27th May, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time gmt+10 See timeanddate for your day and timezone.

Where: Blackboard Collaborate. Link to the recording

About this session: Marc Grossman, from London UK,  will virtually  present on one of his passions “Programming for everyone: CodeCrunch, Scratch, Kodu and TouchDevelop.” He will  demonstrate the following coding tools:-

  • Code Crunch from EducationCity is aimed at young children 6+
  • Scratch from MIT is aimed at children 8+
  • Kodu from Microsoft Research is used to design games in a 3D world.TouchDevelop also from Microsoft Research is used to write programs that work on tablets, smart phones and web browsers.
  • Code Club World/Australia!

marc grossman

About our presenter: Marc is a primary literacy, numeracy and ICT teaching assistant: Scratch and Kodu dabbler, Microsoft Windows and office hack, Programmer(33+ years). His previous presentations have been energetic and had high impact, so with current conversations and push for students to do coding, this session is a must! Please join us!

Find Marc on twitter.

Technology today and how the seniors have taken it on!

When: Tuesday May 20th, 2014 from 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your timezone

Where: Blackboard Collaborate. Link to the recording

About this session: Peter Opitz will be guest presenter for this fascinating webinar. He will share his experiences from the local golf club at introducing technology to the seniors, now that Australia has broadband in many areas. Peter will share on the following:

  • the basics and basic skills that need to be taught to those seniors who are absolutely new to computers and technology
  • what tools and software are introduced
  • some of the online help sites used
  • how to work with photos
  • hints and tips
  • the first online conference for seniors

About our presenter: Peter is the trainer at Howlong Golf Club doing the “Broadband for Seniors” program. Why would he rather be behind a computer than on the golf course? Read more at Anyone for Golf? Peter also provides this information about himself:-

My interest in computers didn’t start until I bought a 386 running Windows 3.1 in 1989. Unlike today’s prices, back in those days, buying a computer would set you back at least a couple of grand for anything decent. I joined Melbourne PC User Group and did a course on DOS later in ’89.  I kept up with IT at weekend markets in Melbourne – travelling from Epping to Dandenong, Moorabbin, Ivanhoe, Maribyrnong and the city.I now have three computers, 2 laptops and my desktop PC and 2 of them are running Vista.

Also I have a 10” and a 6” tablet that I purchased to practice with and just to see what they have on these small devices.   The phone is pretty much working overtime as I go through the day, be it at work at IGA, at the Golf Club, or just around the home assisting via email.

Currently, I am the BFS Trainer at Howlong Country Golf Club and have taught around 40 to 50 people on various aspects of either their own computers, or the PC’s at the Club.  A large majority already have a PC and just have queries on getting out of tight spots.  The number of regulars would be about 12 people and there is only the one that is a regular visitor to the Kiosk each week or fortnight.

Check out the wiki that has been set up for the seniors

Please join us and learn about this level of learning in our communities.

Social Network Champions – Part 2

When: Tuesday, May 13th 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your day and timezone

Where: Blackboard Collaborate Link to the recording

About the session: Carole McCulloch is this week’s guest presenter and the webinar is the continuation of the discussion from last week’s Tech Talk Tuesday.  Should we tell teachers which social media to use in their teaching? Do teachers need training in the implementation of social networking in their delivery? What social media choices would you make? What learning resources would you call on? Are you already a Social Network Champion? Carole is building a new professional development course ‘Social Network Champions‘ and invites you to collaborate on its design. Come along and discuss all of these questions and share your experiences and expertise with us.

About the Presenter: Carole is a semi-retired e-learning mentor and coach, still learning and loves sharing experiences and expertise on all things E.

 

Network Media Champions

When: Tuesday, May 6th, 4-5pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+10). See timeanddate for your time and day

Where: Blackboard Collaborate Click on this link to join the free webinar.

About the session: Carole McCulloch is this week’s guest presenter. Should we tell teachers which social media to use in their teaching? Do teachers need training in the implementation of social networking in their delivery? What social media choices would you make? What learning resources would you call on? Are you already a Social Network Champion? Carole is building a new professional development course ‘Social Network Champions‘ and invites you to collaborate on its design. Come along and discuss all of these questions and share your experiences and expertise with us.

About the Presenter: Carole is a semi-retired e-learning mentor and coach, still learning and loves sharing experiences and expertise on all things E.

Link to the recording

The Networked Educator Continues On!

When? Tuesday, April 1st

Where: Blackboard Collaborate Click on this link to view recording. See timeanddate

About this session: The following questions/topics will be discussed as part of this free webinar:-

  1. What have you been up 2.0?
  2. Online personal spaces including blogs etc
  3. How can we get connected or networked?
  4. Favourite sites for networking and finding others to connect with.
  5. Personal success stories from being networked
  6. Favourite hashtags and tweetchats
  7. Success stories from the classroom

The Networked Teacher: Take 2!

networked educator

Please note that this session did not go ahead on the date planned ie Tue March 18th, due to a number of technical errors. The session will now take place  next Tuesday (or Monday) depending where you live! 

When: Tuesday March 25th at 4pm -5pm See timeanddate for your timezone
Where: Blackboard Collaborate – Here is the link to the recording
About this session: This topic was featured for one of the presentations at the recent #ozelive conference. Participants will discuss and share on the following:-

  1. Do we need to be networked? Why/why not?
  2. Transparency vs privacy
  3. What are the important elements for successful networking – digital id including avatars, usernames, profiles etc, online spaces. (Bring along your avatars for sharing on the whiteboard)
  4. Online digital business cards – different types, features, benefits etc
  5. How can we get connected or networked?
  6. Favourite sites for networking and finding others to connect with.
  7. Personal success stories from being networked
  8. Success stories from the classroom

Please join us as we kick off the new series of Tech Talk Tuesdays for 2014. This is free and open to all and an essential topic in an increasingly globally networked world.

The Networked Educator

networked educator

Please note that this session has been pushed forward to March 18th. Apologies to anyone who is inconvenienced by this.

When: Tuesday March 18th
Where: Blackboard Collaborate – click on this link to join the webinar
About this session: This topic was featured for one of the presentations at the recent #ozelive conference. Participants will discuss and share on the following:-

  1. Do we need to be networked? Why/why not?
  2. Transparency vs privacy
  3. What are the important elements for successful networking – digital id including avatars, usernames, profiles etc, online spaces. (Bring along your avatars for sharing on the whiteboard)
  4. Online digital business cards – different types, features, benefits etc
  5. How can we get connected or networked?
  6. Favourite sites for networking and finding others to connect with.
  7. Personal success stories from being networked
  8. Success stories from the classroom

Please join us as we kick off the new series of Tech Talk Tuesdays for 2014. This is free and open to all and an essential topic in an increasingly globally networked world.

How to get started with Global Projects!

The exciting and innovative global education conference is on for 5 days this week. Tech Talk Tuesdays will partner with the conference for this week discussing the topic How to get started with Global Projects

When: Tuesday, November 19th, 4-5pm Melbourne, Australian time, gmt+11 See timeanddate for your timezone. The link to join this session will be shared closer to the date.

How to join: Link to the recording of this session

About this session:- This session will be a partnership with the Global Education Conference and will look at topics relating to “Global Projects for Beginners”. The session will encourage input and interactivity from participants on the following :

  • how to get started
  • where to find partners – networks
  • challenges and potential solutions
  • where to promote your global projects
  • where to find projects
  • favourite tools – synchronous and asynchronous for global connection, collaboration, communication
  • tips and tricks!

Please join, share in the conversations, bring your experiences and questions. If you can, bring a photo (resized) to show what it is like where you live.

 

How do we keep up with it all? Organisation Tips and Tricks!

When: Tuesday November 12th, 4-5pm, Melbourne, Australia gmt+11, See timeanddate for your timezones

Where:  Click on this link to listen to the recording.

About this session: Life can be just crazily busy and with so many wonderful resources, things to do, things that need to be done, how can we keep some sanity and form of organisation. This session will discuss some of the problems faced by networked  teachers, some different methods for organisation and keeping up with it all and a general sharing amongst participants with their tips and tricks. Please join us and share in the conversations.

 

Some of my favourite ways to connect!

When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11) See timeanddate for your timezone

Where: Link to the recording

About this session: Jenny Ashby is a well known connected Australian educator. In keeping with  Connected Educator month, Jenny will share some of her “favourite things” for connecting: including

Please join us, get connected and share in the conversations.