Archive – Social Networking

Blogging as a Collaborative Tool

with Anne Mirtschin, ICT Teacher
Webinar replay –  60 minutes

This webinar introduces participants to the nature of blogging for a global audience, including group /collaborative blogging and quad blogging.

This session covers the following:-

  • Why blog on a collaborative basis?
  • Blogging as a class
  • Blogging platforms/tools that allow collaborative or group blogging.
  • Teachers, community and students as collaborative bloggers
  • Some options for global blogging including Quad blogging
  • Essential widgets
  • Walk through some collaborative blogs
  • How to ensure success, readership and ongoing interaction and input. This will include involving the parental community

Anne Mirtschin is an award winning teacher who uses online tools to create powerful learning opportunities for students. Her journey into the amazing world of technology started with blogging 9 years ago. She teaches Information and Communications Technology(ICT), Business Management and at Hawkesdale P12 College. Anne is passionate about rural and global education, immersing technology into the classroom, eLearning and loves collaborating and learning online. Blog: http://www.murcha.wordpress.com

This webinar may address the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
3.3.2 – Using teaching strategies
3.4.2 – Select and use resources
3.7.2 – Engage parents/carers in the educative process
4.5.2 – Using ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

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Creating Connections for Learning and Teaching using Social Media

with Kay Oddone, Librarian, ResourceLink, BCE
Webinar replay –  60 minutes

Connecting your classroom to the world using social media and digital tools does not have to be overwhelming. This webinar will explore a range of strategies for embedding real world tools such as Twitter, Padlet and Today’s Meet into your classroom. It will also offer educators tips and ideas for how social media may be used to access professional learning and to discover new and innovative resources.

Outcomes for attendee:

  • Familiarity with a range of digital tools including Twitter, Padlet, Today’s Meet and more
  • Ideas for how to implement these tools safely and effectively into the classroom
  • Strategies for using social media to develop a professional learning network for educators to access resources and professional learning.

Kay Oddone is an educator with over 16 years experience across a range of settings. She is currently the librarian for ResourceLink, Brisbane Catholic Education’s information and resourcing centre, which services all office staff and staff of the 137 schools  within the Brisbane Archdiocese. Kay has held the roles of Education Officer: Digital Learning, Assistant Principal, Teacher Librarian and Classroom Teacher. She has presented at a number of national and international conferences, and her interests include contemporary libraries and resourcing, content curation and social media and copyright, Creative Commons and open source initiatives

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

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Things We Carry: Our Everyday Tools for Success

Judy O’Connell, Courses Director, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University
Webinar replay – Approximately 60 minutes

The digital revolution has given us a world of global connectedness, information organisation, communication and participatory cultures of learning, giving teachers the opportunity to hone their professional practice through this networked learning community. We have global information access. We can produce, circulate and curate information locally and globally. We can adopt pedagogic practices which are underpinned by social, ubiquitous, blended and personalized learning. Our everyday tools for success are our professional drivers for understanding the concepts and practices for learning and teaching in digital environments. What things do you carry to make it so?

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
6.2 – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3 – Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.4 – Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Building your Personal Learning Network: My story

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

A Personal Learning Network (PLN)is becoming an easy and efficient way to stay up to date with what is happening in your profession
and education sector.

What is a PLN? Who needs a PLN? Why do you need a PLN?

In this webinar I address these questions and share my journey on how I established and built my PLN.

I will show you:

  • 6 easy ways to get started
  • How to set up your PLN
  • Tips on how to be successful and thrive in your PLN environment

This webinar could be relevant to the following Australian professional standards for teachers:
6.2 — Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3 — Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.4 — Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

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Social media, social networking and school libraries – why bother?

Judy O’Connell
Webinar replay – Approximately 54 minutes.

Teacher librarians are involved with and responding to an information renaissance that is rewriting the world as we know it.  A new generation of ‘social’ media technologies, like Twitter and Facebook, has made it much easier for people to:

  • use the web,
  • publish online,
  • interact with one another, and
  • share online resources.

In fact, social networking is creating a participatory medium that is changing the very nature of our professional connections, our community practices and the nature of learning interactions in these environments.

This webinar explores social media to uncover:

  • what it is,
  • how we can use it, and
  • why it has become essential for teacher librarians to become professionally competent social media users

to be able learn, teach, and communicate in 21st century environments.

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