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

Geocaching with students

When: Tuesday June 9th 4-5pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+10)

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

About this session: Steph Hann will present on some amazing work in geocaching  that she has done with her year 6 students  in  partnership with year 4 Education students at Deakin University, Warrnambool Campus. Steph will discuss the nature of geocaching, how to get started, some protocols to follow and tips for success.

Please join us and share in the conversations.

 

In Review: Personas, profiles and portraits of giftedness Part 2: Sprite the Twice Exceptional

Jo Freitag skillfully used her wonderful dolls, their clothing and even dogs to give us a closer understanding of the nature of gifted students and the many personas that they may take on in the classroom. You can see her presentation below or click on this link and view it on slideshare. To view the recording, click on this link. Thanks Jo!

Personas, profiles and portraits of giftedness Part 2: Sprite the Twice Exceptional

When: Tuesday June 2nd 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

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

About this session: Jo Freitag will continue the discussion of “Personas, profiles and portraits of giftedness” using persona dolls and personal descriptions/narratives to illustrate profiles of the gifted and talented and understand their particular needs. Part 2 will focus on Sprite the Twice Exceptional and understanding the needs of students who are both gifted and also have some form of disability

About our presenter: Jo Freitag is a champion of gifted students, co-ordinator of gifted resources and author of Sprite’s Site blog

Please join us and share in the conversations.

Personas, profiles and portraits of giftedness

Jo Freitag sprites site

When: Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at 4pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+11) See timeanddate for your region

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

About this session: Tech Talk Tuesday will start the year off celebrating Gifted Awareness Week with guest presenter Jo Freitag. This session will discuss “Personas, profiles and portraits of giftedness”: using personal descriptions/narratives to illustrate profiles of the gifted and talented and understand their particular needs. All students deserve an excellent education Gifted students need an education which is at an appropriate level, pace, depth and breadth.
Jo will use persona dolls and personal descriptions/narratives to illustrate profiles of the gifted that can aid in building an understanding of the needs of gifted students and a variety of methods for addressing their strengths and challenges. Please join us for this fascinating session.

Further resources and reading:-

  1. Gifted Awareness Week in Australia
  2. Gifted Resources
  3. Sprites Site

Lego Animations on the Big Screen

When: Tuesday, November 11th, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11) See timeanddate for your time zone.

Where: Online in Blackboard Collaborate Click on this link to join the session or copy the following url and paste in your browser.

About this session: During semester 1, 2014, Ben Gallagher, a teacher of grade 1/2, realised how much his students loved to create with lego. They were really enthausiastic about producing a film in animation with their lego models and so they did! The film was then screened at a 700 seat cinema and received excellent comments and support from Academy Award winning animator, Adam Elliot. Please join us and learn how this fantastic outcome was achieved with such young students!

About our presenterBen Gallagher,  is an innovative primary school teacher at Meredith Primary School and moderator of the student conference series. He is also a web conference coach for Digital Learning, DEECD. Find Ben on twitter.

Mythbusting Gifted Students

Image created by Jo Freitag

Image created by Jo Freitag

When: Tuesday June 3rd
Where Blackboard Collaborate Link to the recording

About this session: In the first of a two part series, this webinar will concentrate on “busting the myths” that surround gifted students. What is a gifted student?  Jo Freitag,  @jofrei, will share her extensive knowledge of some of the myths surrounding giftedness. Jo has recently posted a series about busting the myths on “Sprites Site”.

About our presenter: Jo Freitag is the administrator of Gifted Resources and is an Australian thought leader concerning Gifted Students.

This session promises to be an interactive one, so please join us 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.

 

An e-Pot of Technology

When: Tuesday 17th September, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

Where: Link to the recording

About this session: This session will involve  discussions and  sharing on all or some of the following:

  • google forms: how to use them, applications for learning and the latest features ie how to insert images and videos into the form
  • the lists feature of twitter, creating groups in twitter
  • some upcoming global projects
  • upcoming online conferences that are free to all
  • new technology that people may now be using
  • technology tools of interest

Please join us, bring along your experiences and questions,  and share in the conversations.

Tech Talk Tuesdays takes some Virtual Excursions

As the next 6-7 weeks are extremely busy for me – with a son’s upcoming wedding in London and other school commitments, Tech Talk Tuesday will take a 6 week break. However, there are some great free webinars coming up in the next two weeks and you are encouraged to attend these as alternatives. The National Gallery of Victoria’s webinars have been outstanding in the past and should not be missed.

Monet Comes to School Online – Monet for Preps 

When: Tuesday July 30th 4 – 5:30pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+10)

Join the National Gallery of Victoria‘s Educators for an introduction to the exhibition ‘Monet’s Garden: ‘The Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris’ (National Gallery of Victoria, 11 May – 8 September 2013, NGV International) and an interactive discussion of art and cross-curricular projects for the Prep classroom inspired by Monet. Click on this link to join this session.

Monet Comes to School Online – Monet for Grades 1 and 2

Wednesday July 31st 4-5:30pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+10)

Join NGV Educators for an introduction to the exhibition ‘Monet’s Garden: ‘The Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris’ (National Gallery of Victoria, 11 May – 8 September 2013, NGV International) and an interactive discussion of art and cross-curricular projects for the Years 1 and 2 classroom inspired by Monet. Click on this link to join this session.

For the first week of August there will be further virtual excursion opportunities to further Monet webinars by NGV and also the Geography Teachers Association Victoria (GTAV) and their Global Education webinars.

Monet Comes To School Online – Monet for years 3-4

When: Tuesday, August 6th 4-5:30pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

Join National Gallery Victoria (NGV) Educators for an introduction to the exhibition ‘Monet’s Garden: ‘The Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris’ (National Gallery of Victoria, 11 May – 8 September 2013, NGV International) and an interactive discussion of art and cross-curricular projects for the Year 3 and 4 classroom inspired by Monet.

 Here is the link to join this session

Monet Comes to School Online for Years 5 and 6

When: August 7th, 4:00-5:30pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+10)

Join NGV Educators for an introduction to the exhibition Monet’s Garden: ‘The Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris’ (National Gallery of Victoria, 11 May – 8 September 2013, NGV International) and an interactive discussion of art and cross-curricular projects for the Years 5 and 6 classroom inspired by Monet.

GTAV International Year of Water Co-operation 

Tuesday August 6th, 3:45 – 5:515pm

In the International Year of Water Cooperation, join us to discover resources and ideas to teach about this finite, yet vital, commodity. We’ll look at water connections to poverty, education, sustainable futures and disease and what  global partnerships are doing to enable access to clean, safe water for all.

The workshop will provide teachers with a range of engaging activities and links to resources that can be implemented in the classroom immediately.

Here is the link to join this session

Global Perspectives in the Primary Classroom: Building Global Citizens

Wednesday August 7th, 3:45-5:15 pm, Melbourne, Australia (gmt+10)

This session will introduce primary teachers to the concept of ‘building global citizens’. Using the Global Perspectives: A  framework for global education in Australian schools teachers will have an opportunity to explore important themes such as identity and cultural diversity, interdependence and  globalisation, social justice and human rights, peace building and conflict resolution and sustainable futures.

Click on this link to join the session.