Apps and Tools for the Global Educator

When: Tuesday 17th November at 4-5pm Melbourne Victoria time (gmt+112)

Where: The Global Education Conference Blackboard Collaborate room. Click on this link to join

About this session: The amazing global education conference is on over 4 days this week, spreading over 24 hours a day to cater for the global audience. Participants in this webinar will help crowd source some apps and tools that can be used in the increasingly global world of ours, where global education takes on an essential nature.

Global education means that different languages, cultures, religions etc can use technology to connect and learn from each other. What are the essentials for success? What tools and apps can we use to ensure engaged learning and understanding? Please join us and build a list to share with the world.

If you cannot join us, what tools and apps do you use on a global scale? Please add as a comment below.

The Connected Educator

Topic of conversation: The Connected Educator

When: Tuesday, 13 October, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time. Please note that we are on daylight saving and are now utc+11 or gmt+11.

Link to the recording

About this session: Discussions will take place around the theme for October “Connected Educator Month”

  • Why is it essential to be connected?
  • Participants will be encouraged to share how they became connected
  • Sharing of successful stories and outcomes of being connected
  • What are the positives of being an actively connected educator?
  • What are the challenges of being connected?
  • Sharing some  tools and apps that help with being connected and overcoming the challenges that this involves.
  • Special global days to be connected – Global Dignity Day, International Peace Day, World Read-aloud Day and others. What would you add?

 

 

 

Where to find free PD online – 24/7

When: Tuesday August 11th, 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia timed (gmt or utc +10)

Where: The Australia eSeries Blackboard Collaborate room  View the Blackboard Collaborate recording of this fabulous session with Peggy.

Peggy George, of the USA,  moderator of the weekly Classroom 2.0 webinars, was a recent keynote presenter for the Speaks Volumes online conference. The theme of this conference was Super Heroes. Peggy’s presentation was “Charge up your PLN! A credit card with no expiration date!”

Peggy  will step us through many of the options for free PD online, using her amazing bank of resources that she has gathered and placed in a live binder as part of her presentation.

Please join us and join in the conversations.

Professional PD – the many options

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When: Tuesday August 4th

Where: In a new virtual room of Adobe Connect. Click this link to listen to the recording

Peggy George shared her recent keynote on a similar topic complete with a live binder full of resources for all types of free online PD.  Click on this link to listen to her keynote or get lost in the many links to webinars, conferences, twitter chats etc

About the session: This will be an un-webinar style session where participants will discuss the

  • need for professional development (PD)
  • the many ways in which free PD can be found – webinars, twitter chats, MOOCs, conferences – physical and online. Pros and cons of each
  • sharing of favourite face to face conferences, free online conferences, webinars and twitter chats etc
  • how to join in physical conferences remotely!
  • report on the recent ISTE conference in Philadelphia, USA in June
  • how to make the most of conferences prior to, during and afterwards etc
  • characteristics of successful conferences
  • any topics that the participants would like to raise.

Twitter Chats make for great PD!

Twitter Chats make for great PD!

When: Tuesday 14 April, 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10). (Please note that daylight saving has now finished!) See timeanddate for your day and timezone.

Where: Online in Blackboard Collaborate. Please click on this link to join this free webinar.

About this session: Twitter Chats have taken the educational world (and other global communities) by storm.  New chats are constantly springing eUp! Whatever your interest in education, there will be a twitter chat relevant to you. They are occurring around the clock, on a weekly or monthly basis or other ad hoc time periods. They are free, organised by passionate people, require little effort to join in, can provide some great professional development and are usually archived.

  • The following topics will be discussed as part of this webinar:
  • Importance of your profile
  • Hashtags – what are they? How important are they?
  • What is a twitter chat? What do they look like?
  • Why participate in a twitter chat?
  • Where to find twitter chats of interest?
  • How to follow the chat! Some tools to help!
  • Where to find archives!
  • Tips for successful participation

Please join us and share in the conversations.

Teach Meets – a great way to connect with educators

When: Tuesday October 21st October, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)

Click on this link to listen to the recording of this session

About this session: As part of the celebrations for Connected Educator Month #ce14, #ceoz14, #cenz14, #cenor14, the topic of discussion for this week’s Tech Talk Tuesday is  all about “Teach Meets” – a popular way to connect with others and learn what they are doing.

“TeachMeets are informal, collaborative experiences organised by educators, for educators in order to share ideas and experiences and support each other in our professional growth. ANYONE can host a teachmeet: all teachers are potential hosts and participants. Teacher-driven and highly participatory, teachmeets are very popular professional development sessions across Australia.” TM Sydney website

Celia Coffa and Margo Edgar are two of the driving forces behind the Melbourne Teachmeets. They will be sharing on some of the following: What are teachmeets? Why they are so popular? What do they look like? Where are they held?  How can others attend? Where we might find out more about them? and much more. Please join us and share in the conversations!

Have you been to a teachmeet? Would you recommend them to others? Why or why not?

 

Connected Educators

When: Tuesday October 7th, 4-5pm Melbourne, Australia time gmt+11 (Please note that we have started daylight saving time) See timeanddate for your day and time.

Where: Blackboard Collaborate Click on this link to listen to the recording of this webinar

About this session: Throughout October we will be celebrating US Connected Educator Month, an initiative started by the the USA Education Department. Digital Learning of the Victorian Education Department is partnering and bringing it to the increased attention of Australian educators at Connected Educator Month with New Zealand and Norway also coming on board. This week’s Tech Talk Tuesday will highlight the notion of being connected as educators, by discussing the following topics:-

  1. The absolute importance of being a Connected Educator and why?
  2. What does a connected educator look like?
  3. Where can we find others to get connected – locally, nationally and globally?
  4. Tools that help us connect with others
  5. Resources available
  6. Examples of outcomes of being highly connected
  7. What are some things we can do during connected educator month?
  8. Conferences/webinars on offer to During Connected Educator Month
  9. What is on offer during Connected Educator Month?
  10. How can we follow the conversations? US twitter hashtag  = #ce14 Australian #ceoz14; NZ = #cenz14 and Norway #cenor14

The Best Places to Find Connections cont.

After our interesting webinar last week that featured some amazingly connected educators, we only got through half of the proposed content. Therefore the conversations will continue this week with part 2 of “The Best Places to Find Connections”.

When: Tuesday, April 29th, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your day and timezone

Where: Blackboard Collaborate. Click on this link to join the session or copy and paste this url

https://ca-sas.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=2007026&password=M.57823FCA62CDD099471E71D4F6E8CD

About this session:

  1. What and where are you favourite places to find others – either online or offline?
  2. Take an eWalk through some of these spaces which may include blogs, online conferences, favourite networking sites and more etc
  3. Examples of outcomes of making such connections
  4. Tips and hints for making the most of these spaces
  5. Challenges we face
  6. Share some of the wonderful online and offline conferences coming up.

Please join us and share in the conversations or share your favourite places to find others in a comment to this post.

The Best Places to find Connections

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When: Tuesday April 22nd, 4-5pm, Melbourne, Australia gmt+10 (Please note that we have changed from daylight saving) See timeanddate for your timezone

Where: Online in Blackboard Collaborate Click on this link to listen to the recording

About this session: The ability to create a powerful network that can include educators, community, parents, classes, students etc can add so much to a person’s knowledge, experiences, learning, wellbeing etc But where are the best places to find others to connect with? This session will be a general sharing session on favourite sites, spaces and places to find others to connect, communicate, collaborate and create with. Bring along your ideas and experiences and help build a body of knowledge around the following:-

  1. What and where are you favourite places to find others – either online or offline?
  2. Take an eWalk through some of these spaces which may include blogs, online conferences, favourite networking sites and more etc
  3. Examples of outcomes of making such connetions
  4. Tips and hints for making the most of these spaces
  5. Share some of the wonderful online and offline conferences coming up.

Please join us and share in the conversations.

Our first OZeLIVE conference – online and free!

As an organiser of the first OZeLIVE conference, Tech Talk Tuesdays will resume some time in March. In the meantime, please consider  being a presenter and/or participant in our exciting upcoming conference on Sat 23d and Sun Feb 24th.

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Three years ago, under the encouragement of Steve Hargadon, Carole McCulloch and I commenced the Australia eSeries to bring together all educational communities in Australia and enable webinars, PD and discussion to take place across all educational sectors and through to the globe. It is with some pride that on a very fast schedule, the OZeLive conference — the free, Australia time-zone friendly educational technology virtual conference will be held in February. The team from Australia e-Series in collaboration with The Learning Revolution, are very excited about holding our very own  first conference in 2014 online, free, in Australia friendly time zones (and much of Asia, New Zealand, Pacifica etc) and that will encourage presentations and sharing from all educational bodies and across all educational sectors.

As such, we are looking for presenters, participants and volunteers. Will you be part of this our exciting first conference? We would love you to be part of it.

See the official flyer for more information, please join our Australian Educators ning (it is not just for Australians) and watch out for the hashtag #ozelive on twitter, facebook etc.

What questions do you have?