Tech Talk tuesdays: Engaging students with technology
When: Tuesday, June 14th 4 to 5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)
About the Session: This session will focus on engaging students through technology, with a particular emphasis on the creative arts. We will be looking at recording, video, audio, claymation, animation, games etc. Something to unleash the creative spirit in the most reluctant learner!
About the Presenter: Sally Walsh is a web conference coach for 2011 with the Virtual Conference Centre, DEECD and an innovative classroom teacher.
Here is the link to the recording
eT@lking: QR Codes in Education
When: Wednesday June 15th, 8 to 9pm Melbourne, Australia (gmt+100)
About the session:-
This session will focus on the ever emerging technology QR (Quick Response) codes. As a recent edition in the Horizon Report they have grown to become a powerful addition in any classroom. These simple 21st century barcodes have
changed the way in which we connect to the internet. QR Codes are basically a modern version of the barcode, however by the very fact that they can be read from all directions they can contain much more information. The session will explore various educational examples from a wide variety of subject areas. Participants will have a hands on look at scanning and create their very own QR Codes. Leave with practical skills to utilise them in your practice.
About the presenter:- Jarrod Robinson – the PE Geek. Jarrod’s innovative work with primarily mobile technology has helped acknowledge his blog as the first runner up in the Teacher Blog section of the2010 Edublogs Awards. Jarrod Robinson is a Physical Education teacher from country Victoria, Australia. As he is also Information Technology trained he delights in aiming to engage students in classes using web 2.0 tools.