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Teacher Entrepreneurship Week – Interview with Steve Hargadon

Teacher Entrepreneurship week took place several weeks ago #teweek. I was proud and honoured to be interviewed by Steve Hargadon who has had a big impact on my teaching, networking and understanding of global education over the last 8 or 9 years.

My take on teacher entrepreneurship was

Seizing every opportunity for learning anytime and anywhere.

You can see the interview below or watch it directly on youtube.

Check out some of the other interviews as there is an amazing array of educators being part of this interview process.  Read the full list at the Learning Revolution.  The process was sponsored by TES. How would you define teacher entrepreneurship?


Resources from the Global Education Conference

global education twitter profile

What a fabulous and amazing conference this was.  A big, big thank you goes to Steve Hargadon and Lucy Gray, the conference co-chairs. If you missed the conference you can find the recordings of presentations  here. The keynote presentations will be uploaded to the globaledcon youtube channel.

People are encouraged to leverage the resources developed by the Global Education community.  Lucy Gray has shared this list of resources:-

21st Century Classroom Management – Connected Cafe #ce13

cem cafe

In 12 hours time, I am proud and excited to be the guest, of Steve Hargadon at the Connected Cafe together with Alice Keeler. The Connected  Cafe is a daily online event is held over week days in the month of October as part of Connected Educator Month.  This webinar is made even more special in that Steve has been instrumental in the development of my professional learning network and largely responsible for me being a connected educator through the membership of  Steve’s Classroom 2.0. It will be 10:30 am in Melbourne, Australia (gmt+11) or check your timezone here.  Click on this the link to join.

Click on this link to listen to the recording of this session.

The topic of conversation will be 21st Century Classroom Management. This is of high interest to me as connected classrooms usually require different and innovative management styles to the traditional classroom. Steve will be the moderator and channel the direction of the conversation. Please join us, share and have some fun together,  but most importantly, let’s keep connecting.

Once this session concludes, I shall write up a post sharing some of the content of this exciting webinar. What do you have to share on this topic? What would your questions be? Do you have experiences to share? What do you think 21st century classroom management covers?

Some great feedback:-


Is this the world’s biggest conference? Global Education Conference 2012

You know there is something great and exciting going on when

  • the twitterverse starts pumping out tweets in a continuous wave  using the #tag #globaled12 If you do not already follow hashtags, try going to tweetchat and entering globaled12 in the search window and watch the tweets fall. See the globaled12 hashtag analytics
  • 1000 people apply for membership to the Global Education ning over two weeks
  • here is much animated chat going on in the Global Education  Conference social networking site,
  •  people say hi in their language in the chat
  • you can see conversations going on in a number of languages in the chat window
  •  a multitude of people email to seek advice and answers to questions re a conference,
  •  presenters are collaborating and working together and when the world is involved there are amazing conversations.
  • opportunities for training take place on an increasing scale

With over 330 sessions, a five days of conference and a potential audience drawn from across the world, the Global Education Conference is potentially the World’s Biggest Conference for Educators and people interested in promoting global education. This amazing feat for a conference is online, virtual and best of all free.  It does not sleep for 5 days with presentations around the clock! Presenters at this conference include educators, students and various community bodies interested in global education.

The hard work of Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon together with a global committee have been instrumental in its organisation.  Do not miss this exciting opportunity to :-

  • learn about the world from the world rather than a textbook
  • learn with the world
  • enjoy the comfort of your home or office space or classroom to be part of some amazing keynotes, spotlighted sessions and many presentations from people who are connecting globally and pushing education beyond our classroom walls.

Check out the schedules and sessions, scroll down find your time zone, click on the link to your timezone and you will be sent to the schedule for where you live. Choose the session(s) you want to attend, look for the link to the room, click on that prior to the session and you will enter the room where that presentation takes place.

Following are links to either lists of some of my favourite projects and connections and some suggestions for those people who are new to global education of presentations that might be of interest to them.

  1. Hello Little World Skypers  presentations
  2. Flat Classoom Project presenters and Stories from the Flat Classroom with Julie Lindsay and Vicki Davis
  3. Sessions that might interest those who are new to global education.

See also Julie Lindsay’s great post on How to attend the global education conference.

Are you presenting? What sessions would you suggest? What do you think of an amazing conference like this? What excites you about this conference? Have you attended any of the past global education conferences?

Hope to see you there!

Educator 2.0 – Steve Hargadon Tour Promotion

This post has been written by one of my close colleagues, Carole McCulloch. Steve Hargadon has been one of the greatest influences on the development of my Professional Learning Network and immersion of technology in my classroom. He started a social networking site called Classroom2.0 which I joined 6 years ago. From there has developed an amazing supportive global network. Steve is an innovative leader whose thinking is changing the face of education through his 2.0 Series. Don’t miss this webinar nor the opportunity to learn from him in person when he comes to Australia. Note that this webinar will replace the usual nightly eT@lking.


Steve Hargadon’s Educator 2.0 Australian Tour coming to you in February 2013!

Steve will provide an overview of the Workshops and Masterclasses scheduled in four of our capital cities: Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, in February 2013. For details on the tour please visit the Digital Capability site.

We are currently endeavouring to get confirmation of sufficient numbers for the workshops in February prior to November 15. This free webinar will introduce you to the Educator 2.0 concept, explore the activities you’ll experience in the workshops, and hopefully entice you to register your attendance before that date. This webinar is part of our national promotion of the Educator 2.0 Tour.

The Educator 2.0 program is designed to support the effective personal and professional growth of every educator, and is led by Steve Hargadon, one of the most important change-makers in education of our time.

The tour is is part of the “Digital Capability – Doing it Smarter” program

Steve will join us in the Australia e-Series Blackboard Collaborate room (the one that he provides for us free of charge) at a special time of 3:00 pm AEST (GMT+11) on Wednesday November 7 (International times here).

Here is the link to the recording

The Sun Never Sets! Connected Education Around the World

“The Sun Never Sets” is one of the scheduled sessions offered as part of Connected Educator Month.  It will be held on Friday August 3rd at 5pm, UTC or Saturday, August 4th at 7am, Melbourne Australia time (GMT+10).

This is a panel and open discussion about global connected education trends and how connected educators around the world can help each other improve practice, with panelists Ed Gragert, Lucy Gray, Vicki Davis, Julie Lindsay, and Anne Mirtschin, Steve Hargadon moderating.

These fellow panelists have been highly instrumental in  ensuring that the sun does not set for my students, classes and learning. It is with great pride that I join them in this great  discussion. Steve Hargadon created Classroom 2.0, an online space for global educators to share conversations five years ago – a kickstart space for me to become well connected. Julie and Vicki co-founded the Flat Classroom Projects – projects where my students and I have learnt so much about connecting, communicating and creating with others across the globe, using the latest in technology.  Lucy Gray has shared her passion for global education by forming a ning for educators wishing to get involved in global projects. She co-founded the online Global Education Conference together with Steve Hargadon. Dr. Edwin H. Gragert is Executive Director of iEARN-USA. iEarn has developed online collaborative projects across 130 countries, with up to 2 million students working daily on these projects.

The title of this session alone is fascinating enough to draw a crowd of educators wishing to connect. The panelists are visionaries and I have simply been fortunate enough to be part of their vision. Please join us and share in the conversations.

Here is the link to join in this session.

Make sure you also check out some of the other wonderful activities and events from the Connected Educator site. Follow the hashtag #ce12 on twitter.

The final day of ISTE

By the Wednesday, I was feeling really comfortable with the conference. Here is what I did:-

Educational Blogging: Flattening Classroom Walls with Kathleen Morris, from Australia and Linda Yollis, from USA. If anyone doubts the power that blogging has, I hope they came to this session. It was full of tips, advice and projects that resulted from this great partnership, which started as a comment on the other’s class blog.  See their presentation and resources.

Here are their top tips for success:

  • Start small – publish once a week, work with one other person
  • Prioritise – crowded curriculums
  • Integrate – look for ways to map to work in the curriculum as time is a premium
  • Network – find a friend as it can be overwhelming.
  • Have fun – so many unexpected outcomes along the way.
At the end of this session, a group of edubloggers remained for the photo shoot. Can you identify them all?
– Returning to the bloggers lounge for a break and to catch up with similar minded souls, I was able to say goodbye to Suzie Nestico, one of my Flat Classroom Project friends from the USA.
Kinderchat with Heidi I then wandered across to my next chosen session, when I noticed Steve Hargadon and Peggy George, two of my most special online colleagues.

Steve Hargadon and Peggy George

Steve was recording a young teacher, Heidi Echternacht,  presenting The Tale of Two Kindergarten Teachers and the Power of a PLN in the early years, including  skypeplay and #kinderchat. Love the learning moments that are available at ISTE. Listen to the recording. See the other great unplugged presentations. 

Gail Lovely‘s session on Are Tablets a Prescription for Learning? Evaluating Apps for Early Apps for Early Learning. This was a great session, full of practical ways to evaluate the apps to be used and showing how the apps are used. I will dedicate a post to this session and share some of Gail’s wonderful resources and sharing.

Windows 8:- as I still like my PC, I was interested in the look of the new look Windows 8 and was suitably impressed.

Pirates Play and Videoconferencing Between sessions, I was roped in by a pirate in the Play lounge to try out videoconferencing and was so glad that I did as I was able to have several people both f2f and virtual helping me with the use of polycom equipment. We have it in our school but it is not fully used yet.. However that made me almost late for the next session with Steve Hargadon.

I had noticed a tweet by Steve, requesting people for his panel on “Learning 2.0: How social media is changing learning”. Being a topic of high personal interest, I volunteered should there still be a need to fill the gaps. And I was in!

The panel consisted of innovative leaders including David Walick, Brian Crosby and three others. This was very exciting for me to be on and I was proud to represent the female perspective of social learning.

Closing keynote – was a fascinating session  Dr. WillieSmits fromDeforestACTION together with Liza Heavener and  Chris Gauthier showing the true power that technology can bring to learning and ways in which it can make a difference to our environment. Great way to close ISTE 2012.

Closing Keynote