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Shingo Suzuki-Gibson, AJ Kajewski and Ness Crouch Facilitators

Professional development in the comfort of home

Welcome Community members to the Australia Series Community Connect.

Join us Thursday nights at 8pm.. All Welcome!

Community Connect offer you a series of how to do sessions that will help you build your e-capability.  Each week  we will offer an interactive presentation that will show you  how to develop 21st century  tools.

Many of the tools can be used for communication, classroom practice, blog and wiki building or just for fun. You can edit wikis in either of two ways using a visual editor, or by working directly with the marked up text.

Community Connect has grown considerably over the last 12 months and we hope that you are still enjoying our informal webinars.



Ipad and Androids PennyBentley and Helen Doyle  Recording

Creative Commons Simon Pankhurst       Recording

Bookmarking -(DIIGO) and note-taking tools. Adrienne Kajewski  Recording

Trent Bourne  Evernote    Recording
Planning online projects Junita Lyon  Katt Mathews  and Penny Bentley  Recording

pads  Penny Bentley Katt Mathews and  Junita Lyon  Recording

Evernote 2 Trent Bourne   Recording

AJ and Simon Android and Ipad apps  Recording

Twitter In Education Helen Doyle and Mutuota Kigotho   Recording

Study Tools AJ   Recording

Pop Planning Online Projects Junita Oenny Katt   Recording

Ever note  Jill K  Recording

iPad  Junita Penny Katt   REcording

Ever note Trent Bourne   Recording

What Devices You have Simon Pankhurst  Recording

Image Management Hi Helen Mutuota Kigotho and Penny   Recording

A  Collaboration & Communication Junita Lyon   Recording

What skills havr=e you developed   Recording

SimonInfo graphic   Recording

Content cu ration Simon   Recording

Shingo Qutzlet  Recording

Connected Learning  Recording

Learning Partnerships  Recording

Tony Richards  Recording

A state library   Recording

Pre service teachers  Recording

Connected educators  Recording

Connectedness   Recording

Innovate here Karen Dowling  Recording

Working in the cloud AJ   Recording

Session 24 will take place 28th  July at 8pm

Do you Use Audio Boo and Have a Personal Learning Network?

This week at 8pm Melbourne time 28th July  Community Connect  guest presenter Penny Bentley will show us about a fun audio tool called Audio Boo, a fun tool to add to your blog or wiki.

Junita Lyon will then start the discussion and introduce you to the importance of developing your Personal Learning Network. We will investigate new Networks that will help participants build their e-capability further.

What has changed over the last few years and why Personal Learning networks are important to your personal development

Join our team of innovative educators  you are most Welcome

Session 23 will take place  21st July at 8pm

Do you like Podcasting?

This week we have another exciting session at Community Connect Barbara Kingsley better know as busybeeteacher will be our special guest .

Its all about Podcasting . Create a online radio show .

Before you join us upload Audacity join Ujam and find your self some mp3 music  music then join Podbean  if you wish to interact within this session .

We will also have a peek at AudioBoo if we have time, Penny Bentley will give us a quick demo.

Session 22 will take place 14th July at 8pm

Do You use Flickr, Audioboo and Tildee?

Join us at Community Connect as presenters Simon Pankhurst, Penny Bentley and Junita Lyon as we offer some web 2.0 tasters this Thursday 14th July at 8pm Melbourne time.

Are you building your e-Capability looking for something that can be used in your classroom practice to engage and excite your students

You may like to create some simple tutorials for your students and colleagues

Come along on this interactive journey as Simon helps us create a motivation poster using FlickrCC  for the EpCoP Mooc Challenge Mentors and Penny introduces us to the fun of Audio Boo. Junita will then show you a fun quick way to create easy step by step tutorials.

Join Us .

Link to session

Session 21 will take place 7th July at 8pm

Do You use Google Docs?

Join us this week as Pam Ridd, Helen Doyle and Junita Lyon take  you on a journey  around Google Docs

Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, slide show, form, and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Google Docs combines the features of Writely and Spreadsheets with a presentation program

Session 20 will take place 23rd June at 8pm

Do you use Slideshare and Youtube in your professional practice?

Join us this week as Katt Matthews, Helen Doyle and Junita Lyon take  you on a journey  around Slideshare and Youtube

We will show you how to use these tools in classroom practice  for presentations or as  learning tools. Watch as  Katt finishes creating  a Google presentation  with our input and adds it to SlideShare during the session. We will  then  embed it into our collaborative  wiki. The wiki is open to all and collaborators have it looking great and coming together nicely.

Helen and Junita will discuss and show you how they have used Youtube to engage their students and  Junita will talk about  movies as an assessment tool in VCAL and ESL.

Session 19 will take place on the Thursday 16th  June  at 8pm

Do you Facebook?

Join us this week as Penny Bentley and Sue Braggs shows ushow they have developed their facebook groups hear all the tips the positive and negatives .

Hear how Penny has built her PLN page Facing IT about Facebook and how she gets her information. See how Sue Braggs has connected towns community groups to Facebook and how successful  it is amongst residents of Benambra an Isolated town in the high country of Victoria.

Learn how facebook can be innovative and a learning tool.

Session 18 will take place on the Thursday 9th June  at 8pm

Have you used the tools Wix Livebinders stixy?

Join us this week as e-Champions Katt Matthews & Pam Ridd

Take us on an exciting e-journey around the useful tools Wix, LiveBinders and Stixy.

Wix is an online Flash development studio with  a drag-and-drop interface to allow people without any knowledge of Flash to quickly and easily create Flash websites. A  storage place and e-portfolio of presentations

LiveBinder is a 3 ring binder to collect your resources  and organise them neatly and easily the perfect bookmarking tool with many other uses

Stixy helps users organize their world on a shareable Web-based bulletin board   Users can create tasks, appointments, files, photos, notes, and bookmarks on their Stixyboards then  share Stixyboards with friends, family, and colleagues.

Join us at 8pm

Session 17 will take place on the Thursday 2nd June  at 8pm

More but Blogging with WordPress

Join renown Blogger Chris Betcher as he takes us on a tour of the wordpress dashboard . Learn how to navigate this blogging platform.

Hear how Chris Betcher has success with his blogs and tells us the secrets of professional blogging. Build your knowledge and skill

Join Us at 8pm

Session 16 will take place on the 26th May at 8pm

Do you know about ISpring?

Join Kathryn Matthews and Christine Dix as they introduce us to the wonderful presentation tool ISpring.

ISpring is used to create Flash videos out of your PowerPoint presentations. Converting a PowerPoint file into a Flash file has many advantages.
A Flash video file is more secure than an original PowerPoint presentation because it is less easy to modify. This system is optimal for instructors who would like to distribute their lecture slides to their class but don’t like the idea of providing editable or original works

Session 14 and 15  will take place on the 12th -19th  May at 8pm

Do you use Blogs in your Classroom Practice?

Join us as we investigate and learn how blogs are used in the classroom, hear how Junita Lyon has successfully used Blogs for 3 years engaing students in the classroom. We will hear about Helen Doyles favorite Blogs and how Penny Bentley has developed her own personal blog.

Second week we will look at how to embed badges,buttons and widgets

Join us 8pm.

Session 13 will take place on the 5th May at 8pm

An experts view of wiki in our practice!

Do you wiki?

This week we are very proud to introduce you to our guests

Lynne Gibb and Chris Betcher

These two distinguished wiki creators will take us on a journey into the wonderful world of wiki and teach us why wiki is perfect for the classroom or organization and as a personal learning network.

Come along and see participants showcase their wikis and join in on the disscussion.

All Welcome.

Session 12 will take place Thursday 28th April

Do you use voice technology?

During this session we will look  at 3 tools being used in the classroom and see how they can be used to engage your students. We are going back to take another look at Voicethread and then see how we can create an avatar in Voki  that can be added to our blogs and wikis. We will look at Voxopop and how to set up a talk group.

Join us for this voice technology session.

Session 11 will take place Thursday 14th  April

Do you know about Atlantis Quest?

This week is an exciting new adventure into the world of Atlantis Quest Helen Doyle and her colleague will introduce us to this virtual world

They will show us how this virtual world can be used in the classroom

Join us as we all learn about this new emerging 21st Century way of teaching and learning

Session 10 will take place Thursday 7th  April

Do you use Wiki in your classroom?

Junita Lyon  Alexandra  Doyle and Helen Doyle will show you how they use wiki in their classroom practice.

Junita will show you how her students created e-portfoliosof their classroom practice and how wiki is used in ACFE reporting and her development of learning resources.

Alexandra will show you how the outback students of the air accommodate wiki

Helen will show us a world wide project that connected schools  in a collaborative project using wiki

Session 9 will take place Thursday 31st March

Helen Doyle will join me as she takes us on a journey around Prezi

Do you know about PREZI?

Join Community Connect this Thursday 31st March at 8pm as we show you how to use Prezi for your presentations.  Guest presenter  Helen Doyle will take us on this Journey into the world of  Prezi

Prezi is a web-based presentation application and storytelling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides. Text, images, videos and other presentation objects are placed on the infinite canvas and grouped together in frames.
It allows users to create presentations, where they can zoom in and out or create a path through different objects that represents the order of the information

Here is the Link to this session

Session 8 will take place Thursday 24th March

Penny Bentley will join me as we take you on a journey Digital Storytelling with SlideShows

Do you know about  Animoto or Photo peach?

Discover new ways to engage students, encourage creativity and enhance literacy skills.

Use free, web based tools to create book reviews, recount historical events, report community activities, make a movie trailer, present a field trip or science experiment, tell a personal tale or any other story you can think of.

You will be shown how to use Animoto and PhotoPeach to upload and arrange images, add captions, music, special effects and a quiz.

Come along to see how it’s done and share your experiences of creating SlideShows for teaching and learning.

Session 7 will take place Thursday 17 March

Helen Doyle will join me as we take you on  a journey looking at Glogsters.

Do you know about  Glogster?

Put simply, they are an interactive poster and another one of those Web 2.0 tools that you won’t be able to live without .  Their use is only limited by your imagination and your curriculum though some students used them to advertise their social events as well!

This webinar will include examples of students work and a webtour of how to get started. Come along and discover what Glogster can be used for   Glogsters suit students of all ages and learning abilities as they are a perfect way for students with disabilities to express themselves with the many proforma’s available.

We will also briefly talk about the importance of developing a Personal Learning Network.

Session 6 will take place Thursday 10th March

Do you know about wikispaces?

Join us for a fun collaborative project that will enable participants to help develop and design a private label wiki donated by ACFE . The theme is everything on the page  that stays the same when you’ve edited a page, and as you move from page to page within your wiki. You could think of this as a look  of your wiki.  The Content area is the part of your wiki page that is controlled by the edit button where  you can add images, text, and all kinds of other media The default navigation bar contains a Page List widget that lists the first ten pages of your wiki in alphabetical order.

Want to know more? Would you like to share your knowledge of wikispaces and web 2.0 tools and become an organiser

Join us at “Community Connect” Thursday 10th March.

Session 5 will take place Thursday 3rd March

Pam Ridd will take you on a journey of Google Apps

Do you know about Google APPS?

Gmail Google Groups Google Calendar Talk Google Docs Google Reader RSS blogger and Sites will make your life easier with these 21st Century information tools. Google’s web-based messaging and collaboration apps require no hardware or software and need minimal administration, creating tremendous time and cost savings.

So streamline your life and work with Google applications,and collaborate more effectively, easy to set up has little maintenance and is free.

Want to know more?

Join Pam at “Community Connect” at the Australia Series 8pm Thursday 3rd March

Session 4 will take place Thursday 24th February

Do You know about wiki?

Why wikis? The way we interact with each other, both socially and educationally has changed with the  emerging tools being introduced that increase the effectiveness of instruction and information.

A wiki is continuously “under revision.” It is a living collaboration a sharing creative process.  The purpose of a Wiki is not to simply communicate information, but to invite participation and information shared. Wikis are a free and easy to use tool that can powerfully facilitate  communication. There are many wiki hosts available and the choice is many  during this session we will look at 3  common wikis Wetpaint Wiki, Wikispaces and PBwiki

Want to know more ?

Join us in the Australia Series  to learn more about 21st century technology.

Session 3 will take place Thursday 17th February

Do you know about Drop Box?

Are you familiar with  e-portfolios?

Dropbox is a web -based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that enable you to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization . There are both free and paid services, each with varying options. Dropbox enables users to drop any file into a designated folder that is then synced with Dropbox’s Internet service and to any other of the user’s computers and devices with the Dropbox client.

We will also look into why e-portfolios are gaining in popularity.

Session 2 will take place Thursday 10th February

Do you know about photo story 3 ?

When we go away on holidays we always take plenty of photos now you can put those photos into a story about your holiday. Maybe you are a new Mum create a story for the future to capture the many stages of your child’s development.

Be creative a perfect gift for family and friends. Photostory 3 is ideal for student projects the simplicity of its use makes it excellent for all ages.

Photostory 3 is a clever way of turning your photos into a moving story. Developing a photo story can be a lot of fun take a group of photos and tell a story, add some music.

Photo Story 3 is a free online program that you to create fun multimedia presentations from your digital photographs. You can add great effects zoom or scan across the photo and add your chosen coloured text. Choose transitions in-between pictures such as a page turn and add music to your presentation from an existing source or make your own. Save the presentation on a DVD or email it or post it on your blog to share.

Want to know more ?

Join us in the Australia Series  to learn more about 21st century technology.

The first session will take place Thursday 3rd February..

Do you know about Voice thread?

It is an excellent presentation tool. Voicethread supports many file formats. It  is a collaborative, slide show that holds images, documents, and videos.It allows you to move around  and leave audio comments .You  can also doodle while commenting.

Voicethread is great for presentations of your work or project and is an excellent  tool . It is  a great way to leave feedback about a project and showcase an idea, a fantastic way to to collaborate.

Participants using the voicethread can be from all over the world and  access the voicethread on a website, blog or URL .Voicethread  has a layer of media that surrounds a visual central layer. The second layer is created when you add a comment . After adding your photos, video or documents you can then add your voice. It’s important to add your own identity when adding a new voice.

Hint:When you leave an audio think about what you are going to say first.

Want to know more?

Join us in the Australia Series  to learn more about 21st century technology.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2011 1:40 pm

    Hi, will you be running any sessions in May/June?

    • CoachCarole permalink
      April 11, 2011 10:10 pm

      Hi Sarah, I believe that the MMUG will run monthly Elluminate webinars – is that the one you mean?


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