Category Archives: conference presentations

#ISTE19 presentation: Best Tools for Global Collaboration

This was the title of one of #ISTEGlobalPLN’s Sessions at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia in 2019. Amy Jambor, Amanda Lanicek and I led the interactive lecture. As our favourite tools differ a little, we each spoke on some of our favourite tools.  See our actual presentation.

Tools and Technology used during the presentation:-

  • Google slides – for the three presenters to collaborate and remotely add slides for the presentation.
  • Skype to bring in Amy, our virtual presenter and to model what videoconferencing looks like in a global collaborative environment. (We chose Skype over Googlehangouts, which was used last year, as the virtual presenter could not share their screen with the participants. However, as Amy was using a Macintosh computer, she could not share it using Skype)
  • Periscope – Margaret Atkinson recorded the session using Periscope which brought in participants who were #notatiste19. Some remote participants  participated in the live twitter chat answering the questions posed and added to the answergarden. #passthescope See the video of our presentation in 2 instalments: – Instalment 1 and Instalment 2
  • Answer garden – interactivity – allowing all attendees to add and share their favourite tools. See the resultant answergarden
  • Twitter – used for participants to introduce themselves and answer a number of questions. (We ran out of time to ask the last few questions). The hashtag #isteglobalpln was used

We had a couple of spontaneous presenters who came in off the floor and out of the Trade Exhibit Hall including Margaret Atkinson and Henry Platten, founder of GoBubble Henry is an ex-policeman who has created this Facebook like social media platform for younger children in a safe environment.

 

 

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Best Tools for Global Collaboration

The above is the title of one of our presentations at ISTE 2019. #iste19

What are your favourite tools? Please add your answer in the garden below:-

Go to AnswerGarden

 

Go to AnswerGarden

Tel Aviv Virtual PD

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The use of technology tools allows us to connect with others in ways that would not normally be possible. I live on a farm, in a relatively remote part of Victoria. The distance, cost and effort of attending professional development prevents me from attending many professional development programs that may be readily accessible by my peers and also prevents me from presenting and sharing my work.

However, tools like skype, ghangouts, zoom, blackboard collaborate etc break down those barriers. One of my colleagues, Hili Zavaro who I recently met on twitter, invited me to present to teachers in Tel Aviv, Israel for a short time on “what the teachers can do to open their lessons to the world through global projects”?

It is interesting that the teachers from a variety of schools and year levels were meeting on a Sunday at 6pm my time and Sunday morning for them. A recent  presentation given at EduTECH was shortened  and a link to the document that was set up for ISTE 2017 was given so they could get some ideas on where to find people/classes to connect with, hashtags to follow on twitter etc.

We used skype to connect. I was in my warm winter clothes, they were dressed in cool summer clothers. After playing a brief “mystery skype” so the teachers could work out where I was from, I shared my screen and the presentation. Time was given for questions – one of which was “how do I use twitter for global connections?”. At the close of the session, I clicked the + button on skype, sent through the powerpoint presentation and the photos I had taken when I clicked the + button on skype and chose ‘take a picture’.

This did take 30 minutes but was a rather amazing experience for me, as in the past Tel Aviv has featured strongly on our news as being and area of conflict etc, yet here I am presenting to them as though there were no walls, barriers or oceans between us.

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Connected Classrooms: Global Classrooms

This was the theme for my presentation at the EduTECH conference in Sydney on Friday June 10th. It was a presentation given as part of the Library Congress. An online document was given to share resources and links. Following is my presentation, with a focus on stories for libraries.

Digital Literacy

Tonight, I presented for Eduwebinar in an online session on the topic of Digital Literacy, Skill Development and Curriculum Connections. This is a huge area for discussion, but demonstrates some of the literacies that I think are important.

See the presentation

The World is My Classroom

Over 2 days I am fortunate to be able to both attend and present at the Edutech conference in Brisbane.

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The World is My Classroom is the name of my presentation.  It will be part presentation, part hands on but as interactive as possible.

My presentation –

Here are the links set up for the interactivity:-

  1. The Backchannel
  2. The Online Document of Resources
  3. The presentation (to be uploaded)

Hands On activities –

  1. Padlet “What did you have for breakfast?” Add a picture, text or video or ????
  2. Online collaboration document – Let’s Play
  3. Titan Pad – Favourites –  Etherpad 1    Etherpad 2     Etherpad 3    Etherpad 4    Etherpad 5    Etherpad 6    Etherpad 7    Etherpad 8    Etherpad 9     Etherpad 10
  4. Kahoot – link for students

Global Leadership Week

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon co-founders of the Global Education Conference network continue to lead the way in global education. This week celebrates Global Leadership with a face to face conference and online free webinars on Tuesday 26th or Wednesday 27th depending on what time zone you are in.

Some great educators will present on a range of topics relating to global leadership. The program can be found here. Speakers and topics include:-

  • Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century
    Fernando Reimers
  • How leaders behave? Gavin Dykes
  • Levels of Global Readiness Katharine Robinson
  • Creating a Global Classroom in Your School Ann Michaelsen
  • iEARN Global Learning Circles: Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Telecollaboration Barry S. Kramer, Ph.D.
  • Dreams Do Come True! How Global Education Transformed a Community
    Dr. Valerie H. Bridges
  • Nana i ke kumu (look to the source): Building an immersion program in the elementary school
    Emily McCarren
  • 21st Century Pedagogies and Envisioning the Global Schoolhouse Jennifer D. Klein
  • Reaching the World, Mapping the Mind: Building Context, Competence and Confidence via Virtual Exchange
    Heather Halstead
  • From Design to Outcomes: Fostering Interculturally Competent Global Citizenship for All
    Dr. Eunhee Jung
  • Global Projects and Action Research Dr. Margaret Riel
  • Global Education & Social Innovation: Sparking deep learning through real-world problem solving!
    Michael Furdyk
  • Why Creativity is the Common Language of Global Learning Amy Spittler Shaffer
  • An Entrepreneurial Approach to Higher Education
    Will Houghteling
  • Green Ambassadors: Engaging Youth in Urban Environmental Leadership
  • Advancing Global Education Through Teacher Leadership
    Noah Zeichner
  • From Pedagogy to Cosmogogy: Leadership for Online Global Collaboration  Julie Lindsay
  • Panel: Re-Imagining Higher Education for a Global Age
  • Leading the Way in Global Classrooms Anne Mirtschin
  • Students as Technology Leaders and Collaborators: The Student Technology Conference
  • Students as Technology Leaders and Collaborators: The Student Technology Conference

I am proud and honoured to be presenting at this day. Please join in one or many of the sessions.