Digital Chatting

As it was the day of the Melbourne Cup, the ‘ race that stops a nation’, I did not organise a guest presenter as it was thought that few, if any people would turn up. This is a public holiday for those who work in Melbourne.
To my utter surprise, we had 18 people attend over the duration of the session, some from USA, China, Mexico and Australia. Having Peggy George in the room was great as she was able to share her rather remarkable day with online sessions, including her participation a session that  involved live streaming of  the NASA astronauts and their shuttle ship. Peggy also walked us through tweetdeck and discussed how it can be used effectively. Participants were asked to share something from their week on the whiteboard, then to add what they would like to discuss, learn and share.
Here is the link to the recording
From the chat-

Thanks to all participants  for contributing

Treasures of Classroom2.0 LIVE

Classroom2.0 was one of the first nings that I joined. It had a membership of 3000 but I made some fabulous contacts, became a welcoming host and got even better connected. So, when Classroom2.0 LIVE started, I would try and listen to as many recordings as possible. There were some fabulous topics and presenters but as it is my sleeping time, I do not get to participate in real time.

It was to my surprise and sheer delight, that Peggy George, from Arizona, USA one of the organisers of Classroom2.0 LIVE started coming to the Tech Talk Tuesday sessions and added to the conversations in chat with links to many fabulous online tools, resources, events, recordings, blogs, wikis etc. So, it was with great pleasure that I was able to introduce Peggy as our guest presenter on the above topic where Peggy shared the richness of the Classroom 2.0 LIVE site. There was a broad cross section of educationalists from across the globe, including USA, Australia, Canada, Valenzuela: Mexico City, Hawaii, Baku (west coast of the Caspian Sea- north of Iran)

Peggy started the session with an animoto video which summarised many of the presentations that have been part of Classroom2.0 LIVE, accompanied by an appropriate song by Kevin Honeycutt. She used a web tour and application sharing to highlight the elements of the Classroom2.0 LIVE site, showed us and yolinks and many other fantastic resoureces.

Don’t miss the recording of this session

From the chat came the following

see also Kathleen McGeady’s post

Twitter Share ‘n Tell

Presenter: YOU, me and us  (the participants), as this is a discussion amongst us all!

Synopsis:  “Twitter is a waste of time. I am not interested in what people are eating for lunch! “
“Twitter is fine for quick answers to simple questions – a low-level of learning. #acec2010 Why are teachers on Twitter during class?”
Above are some quotes re twitter and its use. What is twitter? Is it useful for education? How, why? How do you get the best value/outcomes from twitter? Should it be used in the classroom? How are teachers using it in the classroom? Whether you are getting started or a long time user of twitter, this session is for you. Are there alternatives to twitter? It is a ‘share and tell’ session where everyone has a chance to share in conversations. So bring along your twitter account, questions, experiences and discuss with us.

Link to the recording

and Twitter Revisited Link to the recording