Tech Talk Tuesdays and eT@lking:Twitter and Three Models of Creativity for Education in 45 minutes

Tech Talk Tuesdays

When: Tuesday, July 17th 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

About this session:  Twitter is the social phenomenon  that is sweeping across global communities.

For educators, it can play a vital role in networking, professional development, learning through conversations and much, much more. This session will introduce twitter to those who may be new to it. The following topics will be covered:-

  • Why use twitter?
  • How to get started?
  • The importance of the profile
  • 140 characters of less
  • Direct messages, retweets
  • The new features of twitter
  • How to find people to follow
  • Using twitter as a search engine
  • Hashtags
  • Threaded conversations
  • Lists
  • Social browsers for twitter eg tweetdeck, hootsuite
  • Twitter chats
  • Where to learn more?

If you are wanting to know more about twitter or wanting to get started on twitter this is a session for you. It is hoped that those who are experienced with twitter will also attend, add to the conversations and share in the learning.

Here is the link to join in this session

Some preliminary or post reading: Are you twittering? Here’s how I use twitter by Sue Waters at the Edublogger. A great blog post! The wordle below summarises her post visually.

What questions might you have? What recommendations would you make? Why do you use twitter? Please leave a comment below and these will be shared in the session.


When: Wednesday, July 18th, 8-9pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+10

About this session:  Participants will look at 3 Models of the creative process that could be used to guide pedagogical development. These are Graham Wallas’ and Arthur Cropely’s Stages Model, as well as touching on the The Creative Problem Solving Mode.l As each model is discussed, questions will be raised on how ICT can be used to support the implementation of creativity within the participant’s learning environment. Using live Google documents participants will be given the opportunity to add their ideas and ICT tools that lead to the idea of fostering creative learning environments.

Our presenter: Andrew Williamson (@willie42) is a general classroom, music and ICT primary school educator  who is investigating the use of creativity in education. Andrew is based in Melbourne, Australia and is co-organiser of the successful Meeting of the Minds unconference in February 2012. #MOTM12 and the upcoming #MOTM13. Andrew is also a google academy trained teacher.

Please join us and ensure that creativity remains within learning and beyond into the workforce, especially with the power that technology can provide. Here is the link to the recording

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