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.

What are you up 2.0? Tech Talk Tuesday in Review!

This was an informal session where participants determined the direction of the session. Participants came from a variety of educational sectors, from Australia and from Russia. Participants were asked the following:-

  1. What they would like discussed in this session.
  2. Tools or technology that they could share.
High interest was expressed in the recent release of google+ and twitter. Application sharing was used to demonstrate some of the tools shared.

From the chat came the following:-

Google+

Twitter

General tools/sites

Building a Digital Classroom with the Globe!

Question:What do you get when you mix the following together:-

  • pre-service teachers
  • graduate teachers
  • experienced teachers
  • university lecturers
  • 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!

Listen to the recording

But, what if,

  1. this mix continues,
  2. what if we can transfer this type of ‘meeting place’ to students,
  3. what if….?

It is not what if, it is we can!

When Delicious Turns Sour, where ya gonna go?

sour delicious

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

People wanted to discuss:-

  • What is social bookmarking?
  • What can we do with our delicious accounts now?
  • Would like to see examples and make comparisons
  • Does anyone know how to export to diigo?
  • What is the difference between an educators’ account and a normal one?
  • How can we keep diverse?
  • Discuss the diigo let
  • Does google have a bookmarking tool?

what is social bookmarking

advs of social bookmarking

Here are some intersting links and a video:-

  1. delicious wont be shut down says Yahoo
  2. transition of delicious to diigo frequently asked questions
  3. Migrating from delicious to diigo!
  4. A great post by Jen Wagner on “Hate Saying Goodbye