Date: Tuesday November 25th, 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)
About the session: This is an informal session which will centre around discussions about the iPad Trial in selected Victorian schools in Australia. Jenny Ashby (Epsom Primary School) and Corrie Barclay (Manor Lakes College) will share their experiences and lead the discussion. The Victorian Education Departmanet iPad trial is about to end and Jenny and Corrie will discuss the trial and future directions after the trial. Questions will be encouraged from participants so bring along your questions. Anyone interested in using iPads in the classrooms is strongly encouraged to attend.
A big thank you to Jenny Ashby and Sally Walsh who will be moderating this session during my absence at Comview, the VCTA conference in Melbourne.
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Tech Talk Tuesdays Topic: – Numeracy and the iDevice – Let’s Get Real with Numbers
When: Tuesday, May 31st 4 to 5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)
About this session Lets get real with number! Using numbers with meaning to enhance numeracy via the iPod or ipad. There’s an app for almost all numeracy learning. Plus there are real life apps that supply so much number information daily with meaning that we can take advantage of in our numeracy lessons. Allowing students to express their Mathematical knowledge in their hands couldn’t be easier on the idevices. Come and get some great examples that you can use in your numeracy classes. (Primary school focus but many work flows can be adapted for higher levels)
About the Presenter: Jenny Ashby has recently been awarded the ICTEV Teacher of the Year, 201. Jenny is well known for her passion in using mobile technology including iPads and iPod touches in the classroom. She is an CT specialist, teacher coach, forever learning, forever teaching and an early years literacy teacher.
Here is the link to the recording
eT@lking: Digital Citizen – What does it take to be one?
Digital Citizenship for Educators
When: Wednesday 1 June 20:00 Sydney time (gmt+10)
About the session:- Australia Series eT@lking event for Wednesday 1st June will unpack what it takes to be a responsible digital citizen in 21st century education. This session will be in interview style with questions posed for selected audience members to brainstorm a list of digital citizenship skills for educators.
The entire audience will form ‘focus groups‘ to discuss the impact of responsible digital citizenship skills in education and lifelong learning. Each member of the audience will gain access to an online Dropbox designed to provide a suite of resources on Digital Citizenship. (Note: This requires your email address, so if you want to have access to the Dropbox please leave a comment below with your contact details. Or email CoachCarole.)
This event will also feature the use of breakout rooms in Elluminate Live to divide the audience into ‘focus groups’ with a leader and their own brainstorming whiteboard.
If you enjoyed last week’s eT@lking session on Google Gathering come back and share your ideas on the ‘impact of using Google tools’ and other Cloud Computing strategies (like Dropbox) responsibly.
Here is the link to the recording
Jenny Ashby was our guest presenter this week and I would like to thank Britt Gow for organizing this presentation. Using application sharing to full effect, Jenny shared with us some of the software tools that she uses, the manner in which she creates guided reading materials, how to make recordings in garage band, how to play through iTunes and much more. Thanks Jenny for sharing your experience, teaching methods and steps to producing materials.
The Participants:- came from from USA, Azerbaijan, Australia and the following educational pathways:- e-learning consultant – Daylight Communications, Special Education Grade 6 & 7,Hoover MS, visiting teacher for the deaf, student teachers, teachers of varying year levels/subjects and PD provider, LearnTel.
From the chat came the following:-
- @Peggy George: I have used my ipod to project video on my TV
- @Peggy George: such a great point! it’s not about the device but communicating and collaborating
- audacity is for both mac and PC:- http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
- garageband makes it so easy to record podcasts
- Joanne McQuillan: Last year I had one of our ex students (secondary) make an audio book like this for a Duke of Edborough project.
- Zamzar for conversion
- iSock – it’s puppets that you record your voices for speaking parts
- search the iTunes store for phonics apps
- link for comic touch
- @Peggy George with an iphone you can actually take your own pictures and add the text bubbles to them-my grandkids love them
- Slide to Learn social networking site
- the Hand Held Learning confence in Arizonal april 6-8, 2011
- Tony Vincent has a fantastic site for ipodtouch:
Link to the recording
Tech Talk Tuesdays: Sept 14th 3:45 -4:45pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)
Topic:- iPods in Literacy and Creating Guided Reading Materials
Students love to engage with technology. Listen to Jenny Ashby tell us how we can use iPods for writing, reading, speaking and listening in the daily literacy block. Find out how Jenny utilises the iPods in the Literacy block. Also Jenny will give a quick “how to” for recording your own guided reading material to use as an extra guided reading and thinking activity.
About Jenny: Jenny has been an ICT specialist in a Bendigo school for 10 years and the network administrator. Jenny is an early adopter of technologies including wireless networking, laptops and ipods. She is also a reading recovery trained teacher and literacy co-ordinator at my school. In 2009 her role changed to a classroom teacher from 9-1pm for a Prep/1 class. Jenny has been using the iPod Touch with the Prep/1 class for Literacy and Mathematics.
eT@lking:- Wednesday Sept 15th 8-9pm Melbourne Australia time (gmt+100)
Topic: Playing on the Internet
Jess McCulloch, an early web2.0 innovator and adopter, will share some interesting 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 .
Link to the session
About Jess McCulloch: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 Uni, runs ICT workshops for teachers.
Jenny Ashby is a prep to 1 classroom teacher in Bendigo, Victoria. Jenny described the pen, demonstrated its potential uses and ways in which it had been used in her classroom. She walked us through some of the files that she had saved and readily answered questions. Stu Knox from Curtin University was a participant and they are trialling the livescribe pens with their ESL students. Link to the recording.
From the chat came the following:
Topic: Is it Pen and Paper?
Date: Tuesday May 18th
Speaker: Jenny Ashby
Link to session: Click on this link
Synopsis: Pen and paper is still the preferred method of recording for many teachers. Now you and students can be using a high tech pen and paper to show evidence of learning and to easily share learning with others. Among other ideas it’s time to gee up the running records and move them into the 21st century. In this session, Jenny Ashby will present many ideas for using the livescribe pen in school by teachers and students. See how easily it converts written to typed text and puts a copy on a secure website to share including graphics and audio. Quickly create how to’s and explanations. Let your parents view the latest reading interview.
Jenny has been the ICT specialist for 10 years and the network administrator and an an early adopter of technologies including wireless networking,laptops and ipods. She is also a reading recovery trained teacher and literacy co-ordinator at my school. In 2009 her role changed to a classroom teacher from 9-1pm for a Prep/1 class.Jenny has been using the iPod Touch with the Prep/1 class for Literacy and Mathematics.