With the conference only one week away we have confirmed our keynotes and nearly all presentations. Check the Schedule page for details. We have been very lucky to secure not only Australian keynotes but also some fantastic global educators as well.
Steve Hargadon from The Learning Revolution (our partner in bring you the conference) will be our first keynote. Without Steve and his dedicated team we would not be having this conference. Steve is going to share with us his experiences with The Learning Revolution.
Nancy White is sharing her wisdom on how we can engage students online and offline. Her experience in education and her enthusiastic presentation style is always enlightening.
Gail Lovely, an independent educator from the early childhood sector will share with us some useful apps which can be used to enhance early childhood education.
Sarah Stewart is an elearning and social media consultant. Her presentation centres around work she has been doing the health sector to connect midwives through the Virtual International Day of the Midwife. This is a virtual conference which connects health professionals through social media and other formats to deliver professional development.
Michael Graffin is a classroom teacher from Perth, WA. His work with the Global Classroom Project and iEARN has broadened our perspectives on the idea of a global classroom and connecting and collaborating with classes from around the world.
Julie Lindsay is another advocate for elearning, global connections and collaboration. She is presenting two sessions for us with her Connect and Collaborate for Global Understanding – A pedagogical shift session on Sunday as a keynote. Her consultancy work with educational institutions to flatten classrooms is world renowned.
Please JOIN US tonight (13th February) at 8pm (GMT+11) as we get together to share ICT tools we cannot work without. We all have different ICT tools we use as educators, some tools may not be accessible due to firewall settings at work. I hope to have as many teachers/educators there on Thursday night to show and share our favourite tools. This will be an excellent opportunity to get to know what other educators use in their classrooms.
WHAT: Show&Share Teacher ICT toolbox – Discussion session
WHEN: 13th February, Thursday at 8pm (GMT+11)
Suitable for: Primary, Secondary, General educators
Please share this event with your colleagues at your school, so we can start building strong networking.
Welcome back to Community Connect 2014. Please join us THIS THURSDAY 6th February at 8pm (GMT+11) as we discuss Cybersafety in teaching. Next Tuesday is Safer Internet Day (SID) and it would be very appropriate for us to be aware of potential risks we as educator can face as well as for our students. We will be covering topics such as:
- What is Cybersafety
- Creating Cybersafe teaching environment
- Teaching your students about cybersafety
For those who have not attended our past webinar sessions, please try to sign in to Blackboard Collaborate 15 minutes before the session begins to ensure your audio is working.
You can join the session using iOS or Android apps (search for Blackboard Collaborate).
WHEN: Thursday, 6th February, 8pm (GMT+11)
I hope to see you all there.
2014 OZeLIVE – ED TECH DOWN UNDER
22-23 February 2014
We’re in the final stage for launching our Australia time-zone friendly educational technology virtual conference. We, the team from Australia e-Series in collaboration with The Learning Revolution, are very excited about our first conference in 2014.
We invite you to join our network and consider participating and/or presenting on any of the strands for this event.
We’ve streamlined the proposal submission process for you and look forward to receiving them in our Ning Network site. All presentations will be scheduled in Blackboard Collaborate virtual classrooms and moderated by volunteers. The 45 minute sessions will be recorded and converted to MP4 format, then made available in our OZeLive You Tube channel.
Backchannelling and promotions will appear in Twitter under #ozelive and we will keep you informed through Social Media such as Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn.
More information and networking in the OZeLive site
We’re seeking keynotes, presenters and volunteers now! Proposals can be submitted in the OZeLive site now.
Web 3.0 / social media
Educator 3.0* eLearning/ Blended learning/ LMS* Networking
Collaborative learning / learning theory / pedagogy
Use of technology in the classroom/learning environment
PLEs / PLNs/PLCs
ICT* M Learning / Mobile
Open Education / Augmented Reality
Please join us TONIGHT (Thursday 12th December) at 8pm (Melbourne time AEST+11)as we welcome a guest speaker, Trent Bourne. Trent will take us through how Evernote can be used as a useful classroom teacher tool. He will be covering some of the basic features for those who have never used Evernote previously as well as more advanced features that can make our jobs easier.
Trent is a computer programmer who has worked closely with educators in the past especially in the effective uses of Evernote for classroom teachers.
*Please forward any questions you may have to <firstname.lastname@example.org> before the session, so Trent can prepare any examples and materials.
WHAT: Using Evernote as a classroom teacher tool
WHEN: Thursday, 12th December, 8pm (Melbourne time +11)
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please join us TONIGHT (5th December at 8pm (Melbourne time +11) as we continue from last week’s session on “Using Blackboard Collaborate as a moderator” led by Jo Hart. In this session we will look at other advanced features found in Blackboard Collaborate as well as discuss how it can be used in educational settings. We will also be discussing our past experiences (issues, what worked well) as either participants or moderators.
- Q&A on BBc
- How it can be used in educational settings
- Advanced features of BBc
Bring your ideas to share with other Blackboard Collaborators.
WHAT: Advanced Blackboard Collaborate and its use in educational settings
WHEN: 5th December, Thursday 8pm (Melbourne time +11)