Adrian Camm has won major awards in recent times for his innovative work, primarily with technology, including the Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year Awards for Victoria for 2010. In the recent Tech Talk Tuesdays’ session, he spoke about his teaching career, some of the conferences that he has attended in recent months and his current position with Quantum Victoria where he is experimenting with games technology, augmented reality, virtual reality etc
The guest presenter this week is Adrian Camm, who is an innovative, mutli-award winning teacher at both the national and state levels in Australia. Adrian won the coveted award for Outstanding Secondary Teacher for Victoria last year.
In this session, Adrian will talk about some of the great things he has been doing since this award, his current role, Quantum Victoria and the international conferences that he has attended. As part of his new role, Adrian will share some of the new technologies that he is working on atQuantum Victoriaeg augmented reality and theLittle Big Planet 2.
No matter what subject or year level, or area of education you are interested in, there will be something for you.
Our next Tech Talk Tuesday session will be on Tuesday, February 22nd at 4pm to 5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11). This is actually Monday for many in the USA and similar time zones.
Tech Talk Tuesdays welcomes Linda Yollis, Los Angeles, USA as our guest presenter. Linda was highly successful in the recent Edublogs Awards 2010:-
1. Winner of Lifetime Achievement 2010
2. First Runner Up of Best Classroom Blog 2009, 2010
Linda is responsible for a very successful and effective class blog called Mrs Yollis’ Classroomand has written guest posts for the Challenge Yourself to Blog project. Her class created the “How to Compose a Quality Commenting video”.
In this session, Linda will share the way that she approaches the all important commenting element of blogging and will also discuss how to get parents involved. Linda, from Los Angeles, USA, has been an elementary school teacher for 24 years. She is committed to meaningful integration of technology in the classroom and is passionate about educational blogging. Don’t miss this exciting session.
Here is the link to the recording
Question:– What do you get when you mix the following together:-
Lectures from TAFE
Adult Educators in Community Neighbourhood Houses
Vocational Education and Training Educators
Virtual Educators/Face to Face Educators
Educators from third world countries and developed countries
a mix of countries – Korea, Mexico, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia
first timers to elluminate, experienced users of elluminate
Answer: An amazing sharing of conversations, exchange of ideas, networking and collaboration.
Tech Talk Tuesdays commenced this week with an informal discussion on building a “Digital Classroom”. Above is a summary of the mix of educators in the virtual meeting room, all sharing learning and knowledge, building a digital classroom together.
If you have not attended an online webinar, please consider joining in, as there is so much to be learned, so much to be shared, so much to innovate!
Participants are keen to pursue and discuss global frameworks. So, stay tuned!
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
The twittersphere has been active with tweets regarding the news that the future of delicious (a popular online social bookmarking tool) is in jeopardy or about to change its platform. Delicious was one of my top 10 web2.0 tools and has been user friendly and popular with many. Most people are now exporting their bookmarks to diigo. This session will be a general discussion on what action can or should be taken, is diigo the best alternative, how do people export their bookmarks, what are the benefits of diigo and other alternatives etc.
It is hoped that some experienced users of both tools will join in this general sharing session. Come whether you are new or experienced.
Date of session: Tuesday, December 21st, 3:45-4:45pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt +10)
What fun we had at the End of Year and Christmas Celebrations, last session for 2010 Tech Talk Tuesdays. Here is the link to the recording
The following gives you some idea of the agenda, the games played and the sharing that took place:-
What was the highlight of your day?
Scategories led by @brittgow – listing words from a number of categories that started with a predetermined letter
Two things you don’t know about me – written on the whiteboard by all participants.
Write your name in a coloured box on the whiteboard
Name your favourite festival/holiday
Show us your Christmas outfit/headgear etc Thanks @peggygeorge and @brittgow for using the video camera to share with us.
Santa Says (a Christmas version of Simon Says)
Santa gets a msg on his phone – What is it?
Adding the participants’ virtual food to the table! – what a feast there was for all including a wonderful variety of Chinese food.
Decorate your plate for the festivity – participants were put in pairs into breakout rooms and decorated their plates for use at the virtual table.
Opening the virtual presents
Our virtual feast
The time went quickly and there are many more games left for next year! Hope to see you in 2011!
Our year is nearly at an end so come along and celebrate, have fun, play games and get to know each other better, for this our last session of the year! Fun for all whether you are new to us or one of our regular participants!
When: Tuesday, December 14th 3:45 -4:45pm (Melbourne Australia time – gmt+11)
Topic: End of Year and Christmas Celebrations
As this is the last session for 2010, let’s celebrate with some
fun, games and general sharing. There will be presents for all,
so wear some party/Christmas headgear and share it using the video cam & microphone.
Bring a photo and share Christmas celebrations with those from other cultures.
Bring some food for the virtual feast (copyright free images etc)
Share your most exciting moment for 2010
Do you have any ideas for this last session? Add as comments below. Here is the link to the session