Continuing on from last week’s successful session on “Creating a blended learning environment through Google apps”, Vanessa Crouch will be taking us through “How to set up your Google blended learning environment”. In this session, Vanessa will be taking you through how to set up your blended learning environment from the beginning through a hands on session.
If you missed last week’s session, you can view the recording below.
WHAT: “Creating the blended learning environment through Google Apps – Hands on session”
WHEN: 29th May 8pm (Melbourne time GMT+10)
When: Tuesday June 3rd
Where Blackboard Collaborate Link to recording
About this session: In the first of a two part series, this webinar will concentrate on “busting the myths” that surround gifted students. What is a gifted student? Jo Freitag, @jofrei, will share her extensive knowledge of some of the myths surrounding giftedness. Jo has recently posted a series about busting the myths on “Sprites Site”.
This session promises to be an interactive one, so please join us and share in the conversations.
When: Tuesday 27th May, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time gmt+10 See timeanddate for your day and timezone.
Where: Blackboard Collaborate. Link to the recording
About this session: Marc Grossman, from London UK, will virtually present on one of his passions “Programming for everyone: CodeCrunch, Scratch, Kodu and TouchDevelop.” He will demonstrate the following coding tools:-
- Code Crunch from EducationCity is aimed at young childeren 6+
- Scratch from MIT is aimed at children 8+
- Kodu from Microsoft Research is used to design games in a 3D world.
- TouchDevelop also from Microsoft Research is used to write programs that work on tablets, smart phones and web browsers.
- Code Club World/Australia!
About our presenter: Marc is a primary literacy, numeracy and ICT teaching assistant: Scratch and Kodu dabbler, Microsoft Windows and office hack, Programmer(33+ years). His previous presentations have been energetic and had high impact, so with current conversations and push for students to do coding, this session is a must! Please join us!
FREE ONLINE PD: Please join us this Thursday, 22nd May at 8pm (GMT+10) as we will look at how we can create our own blended learning sites using Google Apps.
Ness (Vanessa) Crouch is a Leader of Pedagogy and Year 3/4 teacher at St John’s Primary Mullumbimby. Ness has experience using blended learning spaces with children as young as 8. She will share what she is doing to get her learners engaged in their curriculum through a blended learning space, mainly using Google Apps for Education
FOR: Primary, Secondary (Classroom teachers and school leaders), and Tertiary teachers,
WHAT: Creating your own Blended Learning environment
WHEN: Thursday, 22nd May, 8pm Sydney time (GMT+10)
When: Tuesday May 20th, 2014 from 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your timezone
Where: Blackboard Collaborate. Link to the recording
About this session: Peter Opitz will be guest presenter for this fascinating webinar. He will share his experiences from the local golf club at introducing technology to the seniors, now that Australia has broadband in many areas. Peter will share on the following:
- the basics and basic skills that need to be taught to those seniors who are absolutely new to computers and technology
- what tools and software are introduced
- some of the online help sites used
- how to work with photos
- hints and tips
- the first online conference for seniors
About our presenter: Peter is the trainer at Howlong Golf Club doing the “Broadband for Seniors” program. Why would he rather be behind a computer than on the golf course? Read more at Anyone for Golf? Peter tells us more in his own words:
My interest in computers didn’t start until I bought a 386 running Windows 3.1 in 1989.
Unlike today’s prices, back in those days, buying a computer would set you back at least a couple of grand for anything decent.
I joined Melbourne PC User Group and did a course on DOS later in ’89. This course filled in a lot of gaps on information I had read about in magazines or during discussions at club meetings and discussion groups.
I kept up with IT at weekend markets in Melbourne – travelling from Epping to Dandenong, Moorabbin, Ivanhoe, Maribyrnong and the city.
I now have three computers, 2 laptops and my desktop PC and 2 of them are running Vista.
Also I have a 10” and a 6” tablet that I purchased to practice with and just to see what they have on these small devices. When it’s going for $99 online, one just has to bite the bullet. I have downloaded a few programs onto the 6” one, and also quite a few Apps onto my Smartphone. The phone is pretty much working overtime as I go through the day, be it at work at IGA, at the Golf Club, or just around the home assisting via email.
Currently, I am the BFS Trainer at Howlong Country Golf Club and have taught around 40 to 50 people on various aspects of either their own computers, or the PC’s at the Club. A large majority already have a PC and just have queries on getting out of tight spots. The number of regulars would be about 12 people and there is only the one that is a regular visitor to the Kiosk each week or fortnight.
Check out the wiki that has been set up for the seniors
Please join us and learn about this level of learning in our communities.