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.

 

Tech Talk Tuesdays: Twitter

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

About this session:  Twitter is the social phenomenon  that is sweeping across global communities.

For educators, it can play a vital role in networking, professional development, learning through conversations and much, much more. This session will introduce twitter to those who may be new to it. The following topics will be covered:-

  • Why use twitter?
  • How to get started?
  • The importance of the profile
  • 140 characters or less
  • Direct messages, retweets
  • The new features of twitter
  • How to find people to follow
  • Using twitter as a search engine
  • Hashtags
  • Threaded conversations
  • Lists
  • Social browsers for twitter eg tweetdeck, hootsuite
  • Twitter chats
  • Where to learn more?

If you are wanting to know more about twitter or wanting to get started on twitter this is a session for you. It is hoped that those who are experienced with twitter will also attend, add to the conversations and share in the learning.

Here is the link to the recording

Some preliminary or post reading: Are you twittering? Here’s how I use twitter by Sue Waters at the Edublogger. A great blog post! The wordle below summarises her post visually.

What questions might you have? What recommendations would you make? Why do you use twitter? Please leave a comment below and these will be shared in the session.

Footsteps in Digital Learning

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

About this session:- There are a wide range of technological devices available today and many have a use in the classroom. This session will talk about some of these devices and how some schools are using them in the classroom at a variety of levels and subjects with great success.  We will look at devices such as iPods and iPads, netbooks, digital microscopes, spypens, beebots, virtual worlds, games and making 3D movies with Flip Cameras.  Our presenter will be Marion Spencer. She may be joined by Trudy Brentnall.

About Marion Spencer:- After being in the classroom for over 30 years as a primary teacher, Marion was seconded to a regional position to train teachers in the use of ICT in educating students. As an Ultranet coach and a regional ICT role for the last four years, this work has continued with the added bonus of the Ultranet. Marion is also a Regional Innovations Liaison Officer for the Victorian Department of Education.

Here is the link to join in the session.