Click to viewThe Power of Self-Publishing

Bev Ryan, Publishing Manager
June 2017 – Webinar replay – 60 minutes

Self-publishing is a powerful tool to raise your visibility and position yourself as a leader in your field of expertise. It is also a very effective catalyst for career development, personal growth, and even entry into a new field. Independent publishing has no barriers, and benefits include:

  • Credibility, authority and exposure
  • Attracting professional contacts, opportunities and alliances
  • Additional elements such as speaking, seminars, e-courses etc. around your book topic.

What you will learn:

  • The basics of self-publishing
  • How to define your purpose, your message and your audience
  • How to start where you are

Click to viewCosmos Lessons with STILE: Re-thinking the Science Textbook

Dave Canavan, Community Leader, STILE Education
March 2017 – Webinar replay – 50 minutes

Cosmos Lessons: Digital lessons based on current science news. A fully curriculum aligned, Australian based digital resource which brings science to life with a foundation from the award-winning Cosmos Magazine. The perfect tool for classroom teaching, homework and flip learning, Stile and the Cosmos Lessons will revolutionise science teaching and learning.

Attendees will be able to explore the superb content with a view as to how to use Cosmos Lessons at their school. They will then be able to run a trial with their class or department with consultation and guidance from the Stile team.

Educated in Manchester, studying science to Masters level and gaining Qualified Teacher Status, Dave Canavan has taught high school science in the UK, Australia (where he was Head of Science at a large state high school) and in a British International School in Bangkok, where he became the principal. Dave has also been a science writer for a leading international newspaper, and he now works for Stile Education, a revolutionary program created by Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist.

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Click to viewGreen SuperCamp Australia and Quantum Learning

Heather Yelland, Director, and Will Slater, Co-ordinator, Green SuperCamp Australia
August 2015 – Webinar replay – 55 minutes

As we know from the research, as well as our own experience, the number one indicator of children’s success in education is “engagement”. So, how do we engage children in the context of increasing pressure to deliver more, often with less, and still ensure we respond to the unique needs of each child and cater to his or her unique learning style.

Green SuperCamp™ Australia is a programme, built on a 36 year history in the USA, Europe, South America and Asia, that has been changing the lives of young Australians for 4 years. Having been featured extensively in the media, such as on Sunrise and The Project, it was recently described as “the revolution in education, taking Australia by storm”. Achieving results such as:

  • 100% of participants increased their self-esteem
  • 100% increased their confidence and courage
  • 98% increased their self-discipline and commitment
  • 100% increased their academic skills
  • 100% increased their communication and relationship skills
  • 92% increased environmental awareness

Furthermore, the percentage of increase in each core area of measurement is very significant. For instance, there was an average overall increase of:

  • 168% increase in Reading Speed
  • 55% in Academic and study Skills
  • 42% increase in Self-esteem
  • 36% in Personal Skills

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Explore the strategies used at Green SuperCamp™ Australia and how they can be applied in your classroom
  • Learn new and effective strategies to engage children more in their own learning journey
  • Discover new ideas to keep your own levels of energy and engagement high
  • Understand the framework used to stimulate the educational success of over 68,000 children across the world.
  • Reconnect with the love of education and children that got you involved in this career in the first place.

Our Smart Hints & Tips broadcasts explore topics that are trending in K-12 education, plus apps, tools and resource tips for the classroom. If you would love to contribute to these sessions please contact us.

Click to viewBook week 2015: Digital Resources to Engage Students

Dr Jennie Bales, Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
July 2015 – Webinar replay – 60 minutes

Book Week is a significant event on the annual calendar for classroom and English teachers and teacher librarians with its focus on quality literature. Supplementing and extending these reading experiences with resources available on the Internet and the use of web tools for students to respond creatively to the literature enriches the Book Week experience.This webinar provides an overview of links to supporting material on the short listed titles and their authors, and includes strategies and tools to inspire students in responding to the books through the creative use of technology.

Outcomes for the attendee:

  • Web links to author information, book reviews, teaching resources and other relevant sites on each of the shortlisted titles.
  • Suggested websites to follow for additional Book Week resources, teaching and display ideas.
  • Digital tools and ideas to stimulate students’ response to the literature.
  • Access to an electronic list of the websites and their URLs to facilitate easy access after the event.

This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources

Our Smart Hints & Tips broadcasts explore topics that are trending in K-12 education, plus apps, tools and resource tips for the classroom. If you would love to contribute to these sessions please contact us.

Click to viewRobogals: Encouraging Girls into Engineering

Lara Antoniolli, Regional Mentor, Robogals Asia Pacific
June 2015 – Webinar replay – 50 minutes

Robogals is a global not-for-profit organisation that aims to encourage more young girls to considering studying engineering at a tertiary level. It was founded by 2012 Young Australian of the Year Marita Cheng, in 2008 at the University of Melbourne after she was surprised at the lack of women in her engineering class after moving from Cairns. We provide free engineering and robotics workshops for students between the ages of 8 and 17 in order to show them that engineering is a profession that women can do and succeed at. Our main form workshop utilises LEGO NXT robots in order to teach the students simple programming, team work and problem solving skills.

Our Smart Hints & Tips broadcasts explore topics that are trending in K-12 education, plus apps, tools and resource tips for the classroom. If you would love to contribute to these sessions please contact us.

Click to viewSmart Hints and Tips – Challenge-, Problem-, Project- & Inquiry-Based Learning: Are these just buzzwords?

Karen Bonanno, Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
November 2014 – Webinar replay – 35 minutes

In this webinar Karen explores four learning frameworks to identify

  • what they offer to support teaching and learning in the classroom,
  • core elements and specific features for student engagement,
  • examples of application, and
  • documentation and information to support the development of further understanding of challenge-, problem-, project- and inquiry-based learning.

Our Smart Hints & Tips broadcasts explore topics that are trending in K-12 education, plus apps, tools and resource tips for the classroom. If you would love to contribute to these sessions please contact us.

Click to viewSmart Hints and Tips – Lesson Plans at your Fingertips & Content Curation Tools

Dr Jennie Bales, Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University and
Karen Bonanno, Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
October 2014 – Webinar replay – 60 minutes

In this webinar Jennie explores the sourcing of lesson plans to support the Australian Curriculum for Humanities and Social Sciences. Jennie focuses specifically on History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and incorporates cross curriculum priorities (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture & Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia).

In the second segment Karen presents at a range of content curation tools and the various locations where you will find digital collections that support the Australian Curriculum.

Our Smart Hints & Tips broadcasts explore topics that are trending in K-12 education, plus apps, tools and resource tips for the classroom. If you would love to contribute to these sessions please contact us.

Click to viewSmart Hints and Tips – Innovative Activities for the Classroom & Flipped Professional Learning

Karen Bonanno, Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
September 2014 – Webinar replay – 45 minutes

In this webinar Karen shares tools and resources for integrating innovative activites into the classroom using Carl Hooker’s ’21 things every 21st century teacher should do this year’ as the impetus for the presentation.

The second segment covers basic steps for flipping your professional learning.

Our Smart Hints & Tips broadcasts explore topics that are trending in K-12 education, plus apps, tools and resource tips for the classroom. If you would love to contribute to these sessions please contact us.

Click to viewSmart Hints and Tips – Classroom Design & Digital Technologies

Karen Bonanno, Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
August 2014 – Webinar replay – 40 minutes

In this webinar Karen shares background research, design elements and examples of how classrooms and libraries have been designed to improve student engagement and learning outcomes.

The second segment introduces the Digital Technologies Moodle provided by QSITE. This moodle is designed to provide resources to support the Digital Technologies Australian Curriculum implementation.

Our Smart Hints & Tips broadcasts explore topics that are trending in K-12 education, plus apps, tools and resource tips for the classroom. If you would love to contribute to these sessions please contact us.

Click to viewSmart Hints and Tips – Reflections on K-12 Horizon Report

Karen Bonanno, Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
June 2014 – Webinar replay – 30 minutes

In this webinar I briefly explore the trends, challenges and emerging technologies as presented in the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 K-12 Edition

Then I talk about the Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy with Verbs infographic by Mia MacMeekin

Our Smart Hints & Tips broadcasts explore topics that are trending in K-12 education, plus apps, tools and resource tips for the classroom. If you would love to contribute to these sessions please contact us.

Evernote in Education – Organisation is Key!

Jessica Jorna, Digital Learning Facilitator
21 May 2014 – Webinar replay – 60 minutes

Evernote is a great tool for teachers to capture notes, organise lesson plans, collaborate on projects, snap photos and more. Everything added to Evernote accounts is synced automatically and made available on all the devices you use, either at home or at school.

Evernote helps facilitate organisation, and if used correctly, can be a terrific tool for classroom collaboration and organisation.

At this webinar you will learn how to use Evernote:

  • for your own personal organisation
  • for collation of student work, and
  • for classroom planning and organisation.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

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Google Drive for Education: Cohesion, Communication, Collaboration

Jessica Jorna, Digital Learning Facilitator
30 April 2014 – Webinar replay – 57 minutes

Google Drive is a powerful application that will help you facilitate collaboration and communication in your classroom.

It has added benefits of keeping you organised, and providing a back up in the cloud.

Learn how to use Google Drive effectively, and some tips and tricks on how to improve use in your classroom practice.

At this webinar you will learn how to use Google Drive:

  • for group work in their classroom;
  • to create student portfolios for their classes; and
  • to facilitate collaboration in your faculty.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

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Distributing and marking assignments online
(using Doctopus and Goobric scripts)

Wes Warner, Google Certified Teacher
19 February 2014 – Webinar replay – 48 minutes

This webinar will be of interest to anyone planning on using Google products in their classroom.

Doctopus (document + octopus) essentially acts like a giant photocopier which can send files out to individual students, project groups or the whole class. Combined with a Chrome browser extension called Goobric where you can enter grades/results and feedback onto a form which then is magically pasted back to a spreadsheet giving you a view over your whole class while students have access to the class.

In this webinar you learn how to:

  • share many documents and files with students, including rubrics;
  • use the tools for sharing and collaborating with students on projects;
  • monitor student progress on project work tasks;
  • provide feedback to students;
  • manage your work flow in project work and assessing student work;
  • notify students of their grades/results.

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
5.1 – Assess student learning
5.2 – Provide feedback to students on their learning
5.3 – Make consistent and comparable judgements
5.4 – Interpret student data
5.5 – Report on student achievement

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5 Tips for Powerful Presentations

With Karen Bonanno, Founder and Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
Webinar replay – Approximately 45 minutes

If you need to present to staff and colleagues during this year or if you are interested in developing your presentation skills, then this webinar will be of interest to you.

Preparing your presentation can be a bit demanding and stressful as you work hard at researching, planning and designing your presentation. Karen has prepared a presentation that will help you reflect on the:

  • structure and format of your presentation;
  • power of storytelling
  • balance of image and text
  • need to inspire; and
  • importance of rehearsing.

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Apps Have it Covered

Karen Bonanno, Founder and Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
Webinar replay — Approximately 50 minutes

A few well-chosen tools on a mobile device can certainly make life easier when you are on the go.

Many of us are constantly on the move. We leave home to go to work, go on business trips, go to events, conferences, seminars and go on holidays.

Do you use your smartphone to keep you connected?
You might use an app to stay on schedule.
How about monitoring your ‘away from home’ calorie intake…or is that just me!!!
Do you use your hand-held device to help you get around?
Maybe all those business cards can really be handled a lot more efficiently.

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, there is an app for that.

In this webinar, Karen explores several apps that will help you manage your time and efforts when you are on the move.

This webinar addresses the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Smart hints & tips 9

Click to viewKaren Bonanno, Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd and
17 October, 2012 – Webinar replay – Approximately 42 minutes

In this webinar I refer to some examples of infographics and explore how the data could be applied to a school environment – teach content, visual literacy and critical/creative thinking.

Then I talk about and demonstrate some infographic creation
tools and how you could use these at school or for your
professional use.

This webinar could be relevant to the following national professional standards for teachers:
1.2 – Understand how students learn
2.1 – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.6 – Information and communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.1 – Support student participation
4.2 – Manage classroom activities
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Smart hints & tips 8

Click to viewKaren Bonanno, Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd and
Stacey Taylor, Teacher Librarian, New South Wales
September 12, 2012 – Webinar replay – Approximately 54 minutes

Access to the latest education news and views
Stacey Taylor, a teacher librarian from an International Baccalaureate secondary girls school in Sydney, presents a practitioner’s point of view on the Guided Inquiry Design Process.

In addition, Karen Bonanno presents five web based tools that support the create/share phase in the Guided Inquiry Design Process.

This webinar could be relevant to the following national professional standards for teachers:
1.2 – Understand how students learn
2.1 – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.6 – Information and communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.1 – Support student participation
4.2 – Manage classroom activities
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.4 – Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Smart hints & tips 7

Click to viewKaren Bonanno, Managing Director, Eduwebinar Pty Ltd
August 22, 2012 – Webinar replay – Approximately 51 minutes

Access to the latest education news and views
In this webinar I review a framework for designing Guided Inquiry as presented by Kuhlthau, Maniotes and Caspari in their publication, ‘Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School.”

The eight phase framework is based on Kuhlthau’s studies of the information search process of students and provides a model that helps you guide students through the discovery process of learning from a variety of sources of information.

In addition, I present a couple of web based tools that support inquiry learning.

This webinar could be relevant to the following national professional standards for teachers:
1.2 – Understand how students learn
1.5 – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
2.1 – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.6 – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.2 – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 – Use teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
4.1 – Support student participation
4.2 – Manage classroom activities
4.5 – Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
5.1 – Assess student learning
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Smart hints & tips 6

Click to viewKaren Bonanno, Director, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd
July 18, 2012 – Webinar replay – Approximately 51 minutes

Access to the latest education news and views
The Assessment and Teaching of 21st-Century Skills (ATC21S) is a research project that proposes ways of assessing 21st-century skills and encourages teaching and adopting those skills in the classroom. During this webinar we explore the impact of the four broad skills categories

Web tool for classroom or professional use
Two web sites that support the inquiry process.

This webinar could be relevant to the following national professional standards for teachers:
2.6 — Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3 — Use teaching strategies
3.4 — Select and use resources
4.5 — Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically
6.2 — Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 — Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.4 — Engage in professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Smart hints & tips 5

Click to viewAndrea Walker, Renaissance College, Hong Kong and
Karen Bonanno, Director, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd
June 6, 2012 – Webinar replay – Approximately 53 minutes

Web tool for classroom or professional use
Goodreads & how one school is using this.

Access to the latest education news and views
Research & evidence to support your practice – Preparing a research dossier.

Smart hints & tips 4

Click to viewSue Johnston, ASLA Director South Australia, and
Dr Jennie Bales, ASLA Director Tasmania
May 9, 2012 – Webinar replay – Approximately 59 minutes

Access to education news and views
SLASA Harvard Online Referencing Generator– Junior (abridged), Middle and Senior levels

  • Creates citations for a comprehensive range of sources – copy & paste into bibliography
  • Rollover describes each element of the citation
  • Example of in-text reference for each source

Application for classroom or professional use
Onenote
is a Microsoft application that improves productivity by combining multiple tasks and operations in one easy to use interface. Note-taking, information management, file compilation, web links and audio and video files are brought together in a shareable format. This webinar will introduce the features of Onenote and will include a brief encounter with Apple alternatives. A brainstorming session focusing on the educational use of Onenote will wrap up the segment.

Smart hints & tips 3

Click to viewDr Mandy Lupton, Lecturer, School of Cultural and Language Studies in Education, Queensland University of Technology
and
Karen Bonanno, Director, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd
March 21, 2012
Webinar replay — Approximately 44 minutes

Education news and views (and what the impact might be).
Dr Mandy Lupton joins me to talk about the development of an Australian Curriculum inquiry sequence.

Web sites for your professional use.
Two new featured sites from the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and how you can share your professional passions and challenges

Smart hints & tips 2

Click to viewDr Jennie Bales on the National Year of Reading 2012
February 22, 2012
Webinar replay — Approximately 49 minutes

 

Smart hints & tips 1

Click to viewKaren Bonanno, Director, KB Enterprises (Aust) Pty Ltd
with guests Dr Jennie Bales and June Wall
November 16, 2011
Webinar replay — Approximately 54 minutes

The first webinar presentation in the series covered the following:
Education News & Views

  1. Book Industry Strategic Group Report to government
  2. Re-conceptualising and re-positioning Australian Library and Information Science Education for the 21st Century report
  3. School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come. Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton.

Web Tools for Professional Learning and Classroom Use
Scoop.it! School Library Advocacy

Resource Review – Primary
Year 5 – The Australian Colonies
Year 6 – Australia as a Nation

Resource Review – Secondary
Year 7 – Ancient Greece

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