Tech Talk Tuesdays: Kids eTalking to Kids
When: Tuesday, March 15th 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)
About the presentation: Technology has enabled us to break down physical barriers and connect face-to-face with others around the world. Such connections can lead to global collaboration and mutual understanding.
What could be more engaging than kids talking to kids across the world? What better way to encourage intercultural understanding, international-mindedness and global awareness.
The session will include examples of exciting collaborations which have enabled the ‘flattening of classroom walls’, allowing students to learn from and with people around the world. It will explore the ways learning can be enhanced through such interactions. It will highlight what we have learned, challenges and successes, and effective ways such connections can be established.
Our guest presenter is Edna Sackson (@whatedsaid) a well known online identity. See Edna’s great blog which was shortlisted for several edublogs awards in 2010.
About Edna:- Edna Sackson is the Teaching and Learning Coordinator at an IB PYP School (Primary Years Program) in Melbourne, Australia. She blogs at What Ed Said.
Here is the link to join this session.
eT@lking: Your PLN and life-long learning: a model for students
When:- Wednesday, March 16th 8-9pm, Melbourne, Australia time
About the Session:- Jo McLeay, a veteran web2.0 user, will speak about life long learning and the great benefits of a PLN (Personal Learning Network). Have you heard the word net.know as in someone you have net.known for years and what a real relationship that can be even without meeting face to face. So different from how the print media presents it.
About Jo McLeay: Jo is currently the Professional Learning Officer at Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association but is also an experienced and accomplished English teacher with a particular interest in incorporating emerging technologies into her teaching practice. Jo has experience in leading workshops for teachers, both within school and in conference workshops.
Come, listen to and share with Jo.
Here is the link to the session