Student Led Online Conferences

When: Tuesday March 12th from 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11) See timeanddate for your day and timezone

About this session:

Ben Gallagher will be our guest presenter and shares the content of his session as follows.  Do you want to empower students? Is your classroom based around inquiry and curiosity? Then join us in this session as Ben explains the Student Conference Series. The Student Conference Series gives students opportunities to be presenters on subject areas of their choice and give them a global audience using Blackboard Collaborate. Learn about the humble beginnings of a Grade 6 student sharing his knowledge on woodworking to weekly student presentations taking place globally. Experience the online platform that is used for the presentations and see for yourself how you can be immersed online.

Here is the link to the recording of this session.
A big thank you to Peggy George of ClassroomLIVE2.0 fame. Peggy has converted one of Ben’s students led sessions into a movie for us to easily access and witness first hand the fabulous learning that takes places with these.

Tech Talk Tuesday – Exploring the Virtual Classroom

eT@lking – a pic that says where are

When: Tuesday November 20th at 4pm (Melbourne, gmt+11)

About this session: This session will explore the nature, purpose and potential of a virtual classroom. As more and more online Professional Development activities occur and after the great success of the recent Global Education Conference, it is important that people feel comfortable with an online webinar environment and discover the potential application for the classroom.

The features of Blackboard Collaborate will be demonstrated with interactive, ‘hands on’ activities given for participants. It is hoped that a group of 20 Singapore teachers who are in a workshop with @shamblesguru (alias Chris Smith ) will also join us.

Please come along and explore the exciting power, have fun and realise the potential that the online classroom can provide at a local, national and global level. Here is the link to the recording of this session.

Students from USA & Australia draw on whiteboard