When: Tuesday, June 4th, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your day and timezone.

Where: Here is the link to the recording of this webinar.

About this session: This will be a general sharing session discussing the increasing importance of using hashtags. Participants will look at the following:

  • what are hashtags?
  • where are they used?
  • why are they increasing in importance?
  • looking at hashtags in twitter
  • how to follow hashtags
  • share favourite hashtags to follow
  • how to create a hashtag and where to register them
  • further resources
  • and much more

What questions would you have concerning hashtags? Do you have any resources to share? What are your favourite hashtags? Please share in a comment below.

Tech Talk Tuesday goes on an Excursion to Monet’s Garden

When: Tuesday May 7th, 4-5:15pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10). Please note that we will be taking an excursion to another webinar.

As the National Gallery of Victoria is holding a webinar at the same time as the usual Tech Talk Tuesday sessions, it has been decided to participate in their innovative webinars as part of Tech Talk Tuesday.  It is wonderful to see community institutions such as the National Gallery of Victoria conducting webinars for educationalists.  I would like to support them in this venture and encourage people who would normally attend Tech Talk Tuesday to see how exciting these online sessions can be as organised by the NGV.

Monet’s Garden: The Musée Marmottan Monet,Paris is the winter exhibition at the Art Gallery  from May 10th to Sept 8th. This webinar is for primary art and classroom teachers presenting a range of art and cross-curricular learning activities for the classroom. This session includes an introductory talk providing contextual information about the work and life of Claude Monet and an outline of school-based activities designed for a specific year level including

  • Ideas for visual art making activities, including materials, media and procedure
  • Descriptions and ideas for cross-curricular activities which have been designed to complement/relate to the themes being explored in the art room
  • Discussion of relevant resources.

Please join me as a participant for Monet Comes to School for years 5 and 6 and support NGV. There will be something for everyone in this webinar. Here is the link to join this session.

The regular Tech Talk Tuesday will be back next week with a session by Cleverlize on creating exciting apps for learning. Don’t miss this one.


Playing in the Sandpit!

Autumn leaves make an alternative sandpit

Please note that this session will be postponed to a later date, as we will instead be visiting the National Gallery of Victoria’s Monet Comes to School for Grade 5/6 students. See the latest post for more details.

When: at a future date.

About this session: This is an ‘unconference’ style webinar where participants are encouraged to bring along some of the latest tools or apps that they are using or ‘playing’ with. Those who join us will have the chance to play with the tools, share what they have learnt and discuss how it could be used in the classroom or learning. Alternatively, come along with questions about some tools that you would like to use.

Please join us by clicking on this link. If you cannot join us, what tools or apps are you trialling or playing with? Please leave a comment below.