How do we keep up with it all? Organisation Tips and Tricks!

When: Tuesday November 12th, 4-5pm, Melbourne, Australia gmt+11, See timeanddate for your timezones

Where:  Click on this link to listen to the recording.

About this session: Life can be just crazily busy and with so many wonderful resources, things to do, things that need to be done, how can we keep some sanity and form of organisation. This session will discuss some of the problems faced by networked  teachers, some different methods for organisation and keeping up with it all and a general sharing amongst participants with their tips and tricks. Please join us and share in the conversations.

 

The Race that Stops a Nation!

The race that stops a nation, will also stop Tech Tuesday going to air this week. As Melbourne Cup Day is a public holiday in Melbourne and as there are many staff social activities on that day (and my school is no exception), Tech Talk Tuesday will take a break and return next week. Hope to see you then

Tech Talk Tuesday takes a virtual excursion to Melbourne!

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) have organised some wonderful webinars this year and provided suggested student activities for their exhibitions. Melbourne Now is the latest exhibition at NGV and according to the website Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex cultural landscape of creative Melbourne. As it is connected educator month, Tech Talk Tuesday will take a virtual excursion and join the NGV as they share this exciting new exhibition. It also fits in neatly with Connected Educator month with educators connecting with the community. Please join NGV for another great webinar. Details are as follows:

When: Tuesday 29th October, 2013, 4-5:15pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+11)

Where: Click on this Link to the virtual room

About this session: Are you planning a visit to Melbourne Now with a group, or just curious about what the exhibition might offer for your students?  These webinars with NGV educators will provide a general overview and selected highlights of the exhibition, and present ideas and resources for pre and post visit activities at school inspired by the exhibition.   The program is also an opportunity for teachers to share ideas and ask questions about the exhibition and visiting the exhibition with a school group.

Please join us!

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.

 

Connecting via Blogging – The Student Blogging Challenge

When: Tuesday, October 8th, 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11) (note we will be on daylight saving time) See timeanddate for your time zone. Here is the link to the recording of this session.

About this session: October is Connected Educator Month #ce13.  To help promote and share on this theme, Tech Talk Tuesdays will next week, feature Sue Wyatt and the Student Blogging Challenge. A challenge that has connected educators and students across the world. Blogging is an essential tool to commence, maintain and further connections. In this session, Sue Wyatt (@tasteach) will share with us the blogging challenge, step us through what it looks like, some amazing outcomes and many connections achieved. Please join us! Bring your experiences, questions and conversations.

Here is the link to join this session.

If you would like to know of other events that might be happening during this month:

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.

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?

 

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.

 

 

 

Learning at ISTE13

When: July 16th, 4-5pm, Melbourne, Victoria time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your day and time zone

About this session: ISTE could well be the world’s largest educational technology conference. It is a huge and an amazing event. The 2013 ISTE conference was held recently in San Antonio, Texas, USA and I was fortunate to attend this as my second ISTE conference. There were

  • over 13,100 registered participants representing 74 countries,
  • 373 virtual participants using Access ISTE and
  • 4500 exhibitor personnel showcasing the latest in ed tech from 49 companies.
Anne Mirtschin will lead a discussion on the nature of the conference, how to be prepared for such a big conference, some great experiences and opportunities,  the trending topics, trending tools and apps etc. There will be time to play with some of these tools during the webinar. They include educlipper, padlet etc. Please join us and share in the conversations.

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