Marian Heddesheimer, an online tutor from Germany, was our presenter for this week’s eT@lking session. The topic was “Second Life” and the session was workshop in nature. Marian ably led us through a series of slides which explained how to find
educational destinations or landing spots that might be of interest to educators
how to move, change direction
how to get sound etc
Then with some fabulous professional application sharing and expertise, the elluminate screen showed the space where Marian wanted us to meet him. All participants who had downloaded the latest version of second life were able to join him here. Those of us who were unable to get in could still observe what was happening. Marian explained the education notice board, displaying “New Citicens Incorporated” and how to find PD sessions etc ‘in world’. A fascinating workshop! Thank you Marian!
As I am absent on long service leave and travelling Europe, there will be no Tech Talk Tuesdays until Tuesday July 13th. Dont miss this sesson though as Andrew Douch, who was the Microsoft Innovative Teacher of the World in 2009, will be our guest speaker on “Teaching and Learning without a Classroom” 3:45 – 4:45 pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)
eT@lking will continue with my colleague Carole McCulloch moderating the next three session. These session will be 8-9pm on Wednesday evenings and the link to join the session will be the same for each session.
Wednesday, 23rd June Gimp Brightness and Contrast with Marian Heddesheimer. Here is the link to the recording
Workshop using Gimp: How to improve brightness and contrast in your photos using Gimp
This workshop shows some easy techniques to improve contrast and brightness to show more details in your picture using the free and open source software Gimp.You will learn how to:-
- fit an image into a window
- adjusting color levels
- adjusting color curves
We will use the software Gimp, please make sure you have it installed and running on your computer before you enter the workshop.You can download the software here.
Tuesday, June 29th e_Capability – a follow up session.
What are the skills you need for ecapability?
What skills do you need as an e-champion or e-leader?
How do you plan to become e-capable?
This is a discussion with Coach Carole (McCulloch)
Tuesday, July 7th Game of ga mes: Clarify your goals
This is an intro to the Clarify Your Goal game, a virtual game that helps you clarify your goal and commit to your next step. You’ll, identify, clarify, and get feedback on your goal, plus help
others do the same. This is a mini-version of Clarify, which takes place online over three-to-four days. You’ll play, learn about Clarify, the JumpStart game and the Game of Games with Angelo John Lewis
Marian Heddesheimer was the presenter on eT@lking tonight. A seasoned presenter, he has used application sharing with flair to demonstrate this open source program – gimp. This is an alternative to Photoshop.
In easy step by step style, the viewer is taken through the steps of downloading gimp and using some of its basic features.
Late announcement: Tonight’s eT@lking session’s time has been brought forward by 2 hours. It starts at 6pm gmt+10 Melbourne, Australia time.
For those who might be interested in connecting with others, sharing conversations and listening to some great presenters, there two sessions are held weekly through most of the year. The sessions will be recorded, so by entering the sessions, it is assumed that you give permission to be recorded. Details for this week are as follows:-
Tech Talk Tuesday – Tuesday April 13th
Time: 3:45-4:45pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)
Title of session:-Going 1:1 (laptop programs)
Presenter: Helen Otway is assistant princpal at Manor Lakes College and will share the Manor Lakes College story so far in providing year 7 students with a laptop. She will share the some of the challenges that started to take shape in the first year. Bring your questions, interact and share. All are welcome – from beginners through to experienced educationalists. When thinking about beginning a 1:1 laptop program what do you need to consider? Hardware? Software? Infrastructure? Support? Costs? What scaffolding needs to take place for our learners – teachers and students – to prepare for 1:1 learning? Learning styles? Team work vs Independent work? Confidence? Digital Citizenship? Personal Learning skills and attitudes? Bring your questions or experiences and share in the conversations.
When: Wednesday 6-7pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)
Title: eT@lking – Gimp Installation and First Steps
Presenter: Marian Heddesheimer (Germany)
Synopsis of session:-
Gimp is a popular Open Source image processing software. It’s features can be compared to commercial programs like Photoshop® or Corel Photopaint®. Gimp is free software so you can download and use it without cost. Using Gimp is a bit different from other programs you may know, but if you get the hang on it, it will be easy to use it. Gimp can be used to edit your photos or create images and graphics from scratch. In this class we will just edit an existing photo (you will get an example photo during the class) and learn how to use the smudge tool from the gimp toolbox. Syllabus This class will show you how to download and install Gimp on your computer (it runs on Windows, Macintosh or Linux) and how to start and use it. This will be a 1 hour workshop. First 30 Minutes: Download and installation Second Half: Starting the software and doing your first steps in using it. Prerequisites be prepared that this is a WORKSHOP, so you need to be able to download software with your browser and install the software either on Windows, Macintosh or Linux.
G'day! I am a secondary teacher in a small rural prep to year 12 school in Australia. I teach Information Technology and Accounting and am passionate about learning, immersing technology in the classroom, rural education and global education.