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.

 

What is a Connected Educator?

When: Tuesday, October 15th, 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)

Here is the link to the recording of this session.

Connected Educator Month continues this month. In keeping with the theme,  Tech Talk Tuesday will a general discussion on the question of “What is a Connected Educator?”

  • What is a connected educator?
  • What does a typical day look like for the connected educator?
  • Why become a connected educator?
  • General sharing of any learning this week including Connected Educator Month activities, #RSCon4 the Reform Symposium Conference etc
  • Impact for teaching and learning?
  • Favourite ways to connect
  • Special stories to share
  • Questions, tips and general conversations
Please join us.

 

Best Practise of Twitter

When: Tuesday, 10th September 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate in your location or time zone

About this session: Twitter is a powerful tool for connecting, sharing and searching. This session will investigate some of the new features introduced over the last 12 months in regard to both mobile and desktop versions, some best practise of using twitter and the sharing of successful stories in using twitter.

Here is the link to the recording

Come along and join in the conversations, share your stories or simply learn how to get even more powerful use out of twitter for learning.

What questions do you have re the use of twitter? Do you have some stories to share as a comment back on this post, that could be used in the session?

 

Teachmeets

When: Tuesday December 4th, 2012 at 4pm, Melbourne Australia time. Check your timezone at timeanddate.

TeachMeet is based on an unconference, peer-to-peer presentation format. People self nominate to give a 7 minute presentation or a 2 minute snapshot of anything they are passionate about. Teachers share good practice, practical ideas and insights into teaching. TeachMeets are open to anyone and do not charge an entry fee.

What’s so good about Teach Meet and in particular Melbourne Teach Meets?

  • It’s a no pressure, informal event.
  • You meet lots of other teachers from different schools and organisations.
  • Presentations are short and given by teachers.
  • The focus is on sharing ideas, not being lectured to.

·        Anyone can participate, all are welcome to present (but not obliged to do so!)

Come along and learn more about this organic delivery for professional development. Our guest presenters are Celia Coffa and Margo Edgar who are the driving forces behind the TeachMeets in Melbourne #Tmmelb

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

What’s the Interest in Pinterest?

When: Tuesday, March 6th, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)

About the session: Pinterest, social networking using online pinboard phenomena, burst onto the scene a couple of months ago. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

So what is Pinterest and how can you use it in the classroom?

About the presenter: Mark Richardson will share with us his use of pinterest and it’s possible applications for educationalists. Mark Richardson has taught in primary schools for many years.He also has extensive experience planning and delivering professional learning to teachers in ICT / eLearning.

His current interests are

  • Learning Spaces and Places
  • Digital Pedagogies
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Collaboration
  • Digital Citizenship
Here is the link to the recording. Have you used pinterest, if so how?

 

Teapotting or Planking: Country School starts Teapotting Global Craze

When: Tuesday June 7th, 4 to 5pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt +10)

About this session: HOT on the heels of planking, ‘teapotting’ is the newest internet craze to take off across the country. Students at Mortlake P12 College, a small country school in SW Victoria, Australia  “invent their own internet craze using facebook and learn some salient lessons about social media, social responsibility and mainstream media moral panics along the way” (abc country radio).

The presenter: Come and listen to Anne de Manser speak about this amazing development. Bring your questions, experiences with facebook in education etc.

Here is the link to the session.

The Google Teacher Academy – Sydney

google

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

About the session: In April this year, a Google Teacher Academy was held in Sydney. This prestigious event is offered to innovative educators. This session will have Tania Sheko and Glenda Morris presenting to us on their experiences at this academy.

These will include highlights, the cohort, benefits, some google apps to share. How can google and all its apps be used in the classrooms and education in general. Bring along your questions and share in the conversations.

Here is the link to join the session.

When Delicious Turns Sour, where ya gonna go?

sour delicious

A special Tech Talk Tuesday session discussed the unknown future of delicious. Several tools were shared and thanks to @scottduncan and @mrpbps (John Pearce) for sharing their delicious accounts and diigo accounts. Here is the link to the recording.

Alternative bookmarking sites that participants currently used

People wanted to discuss:-

  • What is social bookmarking?
  • What can we do with our delicious accounts now?
  • Would like to see examples and make comparisons
  • Does anyone know how to export to diigo?
  • What is the difference between an educators’ account and a normal one?
  • How can we keep diverse?
  • Discuss the diigo let
  • Does google have a bookmarking tool?

what is social bookmarking

advs of social bookmarking

Here are some intersting links and a video:-

  1. delicious wont be shut down says Yahoo
  2. transition of delicious to diigo frequently asked questions
  3. Migrating from delicious to diigo!
  4. A great post by Jen Wagner on “Hate Saying Goodbye

Ping – an online music program for schools

ping screenshot

PingMusic is a social network for music education. During 2010, Ping has been delivering recycled percussion and singing activities to 15 rural primary schools in Victoria, Australia.

During 2011 Ping will roll out beginner guitar, drum, composition courses and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s VCE Music materials – Post 1910’s composition. Ping integrates with Noteflight.com to enable scoring in the browser. In addition to this practice tools, tuners and metronomes are being developed to make PingMusic.com.au a practice tool with social networking feeds. This project will be available to other schools around the world.
Ajax McKerral – PingMusic’s project manager will present highlights from 2010 and demonstrate features arriving in 2011.
Here is the link to the recording

Tech Talk Tuesdays this week’s session

This week Tech Talk Tuesdays and eT@lking will partner with the Global Education 2010 conference . Tech Talk Tuesdays  will host Sue Wyatt, from Tasmania, Australia who is  the presenter on “The Blogging Challenge”. The session will start 15 minutes later than usual to fit in with the conference schedule. Therefore the starting time will be 4pm, Melbourne, Australia, gmt+11.

Learn how to connect your students and classes globally through this bi-annual blogging challenge. Those who are register for the Blogging Challenge take part in weekly activities to improve blogging and blogs, connect with other students/classes around the globe etc Themes may be local or global including eg BAD (Blog action day), and “One day on Earth”. Join other participants from around the world for this session. The link for this session will be provided on the Global Education 2010 site.

Here is the link to the session.