Tech Talk Tuesdays/eT@lking: Spring break is over – back online

After a two week spring break, we are back online for Tech Talk Tuesdays and eT@lking. Please note that the scheduled times for these sessions are now gmt+11, as daylight saving has started in Victoria, Australia. The session commencement times will be tweeted out on twitter, so make sure you follow me @murcha

Tech Talk Tuesdays: Tuesday Oct 5th, 2010, 3:45-4:45pm (gmt+11, Melbourne Australia time)

Topic:-  A Digital toolbox for 21st Century Science Learners

Presenter: Britt Gow

How do you integrate technology into 21st century science classrooms? Digital tools can be used to engage students, enhance learning and allow creativity and collaboration. Loosely based around Bloom’s Revised taxonomy, find out how to use web2.0 tools for accessing, storing, analysing, applying and sharing information. Promote student engagement and creativity using digital storytelling, animations and audio/video projects in science. Britt Gow, science and maths teacher at Hawkesdale P12 College, Victoria, Australia and author of “Technoscience” blog, explains how web2.0 tools can be used effectively with middle-years students. Using web tours and application sharing, Britt will demonstrate various ways to introduce topics, consolidate learning, assess understanding and promote reflection and evaluation.
This tools can easily be adapted to all subject areas, not just science. Please join us.

About Britt Gow: Britt is an early adopter of web2.0 tools in the science and maths classroom. She has used many tools with her classes for topic introductions, consolidation, reflections and assessment. She is passionate about environmental science and won a scholarship to attend an environmental science conference in Durban, South Africa in 2006. What Britt demonstrates can be adapted to any subject and class level, so please join us!

Click on this link to join the session.

eT@lking Wed Oct 6th, 8-9pm (gmt+11, Melbourne Australia time) with Carole McCulloch and Anne Mirtschin:-

Topic: Open Source Digital Textbook

Presenter: Neeru Khoslais

Synopsis of the session: Neeru Khoslais a firm believer in the power of education. She wants the rigor and accountability of for profit models to apply to non-profits. Neeru is a member of the Board at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, California, where she has served since 1997, caters to gifted and talented students and is internationally recognized. Neeru is also on the Advisory Board of the American India Foundation, a leading international development organization charged with accelerating social and economic change in India. She previously served as a trustee of the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and Connexions, a Rice University open-source project. Neeru’s commitment to education is evidenced by her role on the National Advisory Board for DonorsChoose, an organization dedicated to addressing the scarcity and inequitable distribution of learning materials in U.S. public schools. Neeru is one of the founding members of the K-12 Initiative of the D-School (Hasso Plattner Institute of Design) at Stanford University and a member of the committee to expand the program. Neeru is currently the Co-Founder and Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation. CK-12 is a non-profit organization launched in 2006, which aims to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the US and worldwide.
Listen to her presentation and share conversations with her.
Here is the link to join the session.

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