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eT@lking: A Digital Toolbox for Collective Learning

When: Wednesday, May 8th 8-9pm Melbourne Australia time. See timeanddate for your timezone.

About this session: “Our current generation of students have digital tools at their fingertips and amazing opportunities to connect with others across the globe. During this webinar we will demonstrate some of the tools that can be used to engage and encourage students to express their learning with images, quizzes, cartoons, word clouds and concept maps.

Britt Gow, (http://twitter.com/brittgow) an innovative science and maths teacher from a small, rural school in SW Victoria, shares the ways in which she has used digital tools to connect her students with experts in Australia and beyond. Come along and share the ways that you use to motivate and challenge students to extend their learning with digital tools.”

All are welcome. Please join us and join in the conversations. Click on this link to listen to the recording of this session.

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This week’s eT@lking

As the VITTA annual conference, Engaging Generation Now is on this week, and as I am presenting on Tuesday November 30th, there will be no Tech Talk Tuesday session this week. However, it will be back next week with Jess McCulloch presenting on “iPads in the classroom”.

eT@lking:- Wednesday, December 1st, 8-9pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11)

Topic: A Digital Toolbox for the 21st Century Classroom

  • Presenter: Britt Gow will share and demonstrate some of her favourite online tools that she uses with her science classroom. Britt has expertly incorporated online tools into her classroom using her blog effectively as the communication platform. In this presentation, Britt will speak on her adaptation of the revised Bloom’s taxonomy for the 21st century classroom.
    This includes tools used for
  • Remembering and understanding
  • Applying and analysing
  • Evaluating and creating
    Demonstrations of some of the tools used will be shared as well as samples of tool applications. Participants will also be invited to share the tools that they use, adding to the richness of the session.
    Here is the link to the session

A digital toolbox for the 21st Century Learner

This was the title of a great presentation by Britt Gow an innovative science teacher at Hawkesdale P12 College. Britt has expertly incorporated online tools into her classroom and has a fabulous blog. In this presentation, Britt spoke  on her adaptation of the revised Bloom’s taxonomy for 21st century. This included tools used for

  1. Remembering and understanding
  2. Applying and analysing
  3. Evaluating and creating

Demonstrations of some of the tools used was included as well as samples of tool applications. Participants were also invited to share tools that they use, adding to the richness of the session.

Link to the recording

From the chat came the followint:-

  1. symbaloo
  2. k12 Online conference
  3. Collaborative online stickynotes and making use of collaborative sticky notes with linoit
  4. the hashtag for twitter for the K12 online conference is #k12online10
  5. Blooms taxonomy resources
  6. Diigo to help me remember favorite sites and from Peggy George: I always bookmark in Diigo and it cross-posts to Delicious so I have them both places
  7. @Peggy George – Wordle is such a powerful tool for synthesizing ideas
  8. Simple mind mapping tool = bubblus
  9. Mindmeister has a free and paid version for mindmapping
  10. Online graph maker
  11. online quiz maker – mystudiyo
  12. pollmakers:- poll everywhere and poll daddy
  13. yackpack
  14. jing for screencasting
  15. use kidblog for younger students
  16. storyjumper
  17. Find Britt’s presentation for K12 Online
  18. comic life for iPods and comic touch for iPhone

Tech Talk Tuesdays and eT@lking – this week

Tech Talk Tuesdays: Tuesday October 19th 3:45 -4:45pm Melbourne, Australia (gmt+11)

Topic: A digital toolbox for 21st century classrooms

Presenter: Britt Gow

Synopsis: How do you integrate technology into 21st centuryclassrooms? 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.
Britt Gow is a 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. Please join us.

The link to join the session

eT@lking: Wed Oct 20th 8-9pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+11)

Topic: Playing on the Internet: Take 2.0!

Presenter: Jess McCulloch

Synopsis: Jess McCulloch, an early web2.0 innovator, will share some websites as well as 3-4 ideas for using each with students. Participants will be asked to contribute an idea or two. But let’s explore some of the following with Jess:- four square, PhotoSynth, some visual search engines – Search Cubed and Spezify, Woices, Viddix and maybe Cloud Canvas.

About Jess: Jess has been using web2.0 tools since 2006 and has created several popular blogs, including Technolanguages In 2008, Jess received teacher professional leave to further study the effective use of web2.0 tool sin the classroom. She currently has a new role at the Chinese Teacher Training Centre at Melbourne University and runs ICT workshops for teachers.

Link to the session

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.