Tech Talk Tuesdays and eT@lking – this week’s sessions

Tech Talk Tuesdays Tuesdays, August 3rd 3:45-4:45pm (Melbourne, Australia, gmt+10)

Topic: Twitter – Share ‘n Tell

Presenter: YOU, me and us  (the participants), as this is a discussion amongst us all!

Synopsis:  “Twitter is a waste of time. I am not interested in what people are eating for lunch! “
“Twitter is fine for quick answers to simple questions – a low-level of learning. #acec2010 Why are teachers on Twitter during class?”
Above are some quotes re twitter and its use. What is twitter? Is it useful for education? How, why? How do you get the best value/outcomes from twitter? Should it be used in the classroom? How are teachers using it in the classroom? Whether you are getting started or a long time user of twitter, this session is for you. Are there alternatives to twitter? It is a ‘share and tell’ session where everyone has a chance to share in conversations. So bring along your twitter account, questions, experiences and discuss with us.
Link to the session

eT@lking Wednesday, August 5th 8:00-9:00pm (Melbourne, Australia, gmt+10)

Topic: Creative Commons and its Use in Education

Presenter: Jenny Luca

Helping our students use images and music ethically – why it’s important to understand Creative Commons.
As we encourage our students to publish their work on the web, it’s also important to teach them how they use images and music ethically while doing so. In this session, Jenny Luca will explain what a Creative Commons licenses exist, why they’re important, and how both teachers and students can use them as they create and share.
Join us and Jenny Luca, recipient of the John Ward Award from the School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV), as she talks about the use of creative commons in the digital age for education.
Here is the link to the session or copy and paste this url into your browser window:

Jenny is Head of Information Services at Toorak College in Mt.Eliza and was co-winner of the most popular blog at the recent ACEC2010 conference. See her blog


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