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#Community Connect: Thursday 22nd May 8pm AEST – Creating your own Blended Learning Environment

May 21, 2014

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.

Presenter:
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)
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WHERE: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.3DD99896D234646A3B71C131316FBF

Technology today and how the seniors have taken it on!

May 14, 2014

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.

Tech Talk Tuesday: Social Network Champions continues

May 8, 2014

When: Tuesday, May 13th 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your day and timezone

Where: Blackboard Collaborate Link to the recording

About the session: Carole McCulloch is this week’s guest presenter and the webinar is the continuation of the discussion from last week’s Tech Talk Tuesday.  Should we tell teachers which social media to use in their teaching? Do teachers need training in the implementation of social networking in their delivery? What social media choices would you make? What learning resources would you call on? Are you already a Social Network Champion? Carole is building a new professional development course ‘Social Network Champions‘ and invites you to collaborate on its design. Come along and discuss all of these questions and share your experiences and expertise with us.

About the Presenter: Carole is a semi-retired e-learning mentor and coach, still learning and loves sharing experiences and expertise on all things E.

 

Tech Talk Tuesday: Network Media Champions

May 2, 2014

When: Tuesday, May 6th, 4-5pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+10). See timeanddate for your time and day

Where: Blackboard Collaborate Here is the link to the recording of this session.

About the session: Carole McCulloch is this week’s guest presenter. Should we tell teachers which social media to use in their teaching? Do teachers need training in the implementation of social networking in their delivery? What social media choices would you make? What learning resources would you call on? Are you already a Social Network Champion? Carole is building a new professional development course ‘Social Network Champions‘ and invites you to collaborate on its design. Come along and discuss all of these questions and share your experiences and expertise with us.

About the Presenter: Carole is a semi-retired e-learning mentor and coach, still learning and loves sharing experiences and expertise on all things E.

 

Tech Talk Tuesday: The Best Places to Find Connections cont.

April 24, 2014

After our interesting webinar last week that featured some amazingly connected educators, we only got through half of the proposed content. Therefore the conversations will continue this week with part 2 of “The Best Places to Find Connections”.

When: Tuesday, April 29th, 4-5pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your day and timezone

Where: Blackboard Collaborate. Click on this link to join the session or copy and paste this url

https://ca-sas.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=2007026&password=M.57823FCA62CDD099471E71D4F6E8CD

About this session:

  1. What and where are you favourite places to find others – either online or offline?
  2. Take an eWalk through some of these spaces which may include blogs, online conferences, favourite networking sites and more etc
  3. Examples of outcomes of making such connections
  4. Tips and hints for making the most of these spaces
  5. Challenges we face
  6. Share some of the wonderful online and offline conferences coming up.

Please join us and share in the conversations or share your favourite places to find others in a comment to this post.

Tech Talk Tuesday: The Best Places to find Connections

April 21, 2014

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When: Tuesday April 22nd, 4-5pm Melbourne, Australia gmt+10 (Please note that we have changed from daylight saving) See timeanddate for your timezone

Where: Online in Blackboard Collaborate Click on this link to listen to the recording.

About this session: The ability to create a powerful network that can include educators, community, parents, classes, students etc can add so much to a person’s knowledge, experiences, learning, wellbeing etc But where are the best places to find others to connect with? This session will be a general sharing session on favourite sites, spaces and places to find others to connect, communicate, collaborate and create with. Bring along your ideas and experiences and help build a body of knowledge around the following:-

  1. What and where are you favourite places to find others – either online or offline?
  2. Take an eWalk through some of these spaces which may include blogs, online conferences, favourite networking sites and more etc
  3. Examples of outcomes of making such connetions
  4. Tips and hints for making the most of these spaces
  5. Share some of the wonderful online and offline conferences coming up.

Please join us and share in the conversations.

Tech Talk Tuesdays: The Networked Educator Continues

March 27, 2014

When? Tuesday, April 1st

Where: Blackboard Collaborate Click on this link to view the recording.

About this session: The following questions/topics will be discussed as part of this free webinar:-

  1. What have you been up 2.0?
  2. Online personal spaces including blogs etc
  3. How can we get connected or networked?
  4. Favourite sites for networking and finding others to connect with.
  5. Personal success stories from being networked
  6. Favourite hashtags and tweetchats
  7. Success stories from the classroom
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