Thanks for sharing your learning.

Thanks to all those participating in our Culminating Session on Friday and commiserations to those who were unable to come because of school commitments. What a day! So much sharing and so much learning from teachers across the state. To see some pictures and tweets from the day click on the image below. For even more detail, go to our private G+ Community.

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One Week Till Our Culminating Session at NMIT Preston

Only a week to go before our Culminating Session at NMIT on Friday 31 October. Click on the image below to see the venue and parking information. We’ll be starting our first session at 9:00 sharp, with welcome drinks and registration starting earlier at 8:45. Don’t forget to bring your digital device.

TL21C Parking & Venue Info for NMIT

Connected Educator Month is Here!

Welcome back. It’s the start of Term 4, and you’re invited to Connected Educator Month!

Throughout this month, October 2014, a collaborative calendar connects thousands of educators across the globe to facilitate engaging and diverse professional learning events, communities and resources. If you’d like to get involved, check out the schedule by clicking on the image below.

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Webinar 5 – Staying Organized & Getting Things Done.

In Webinar 5 we discussed managing the firehose of information that comes to us online, some tools that help us to stay organised and some techniques that help us stay focused and get things done. We covered tools like Feedly, Pocket, Diigo, Evernote and Google Classroom and techniques like GTD and Pomodoro. 

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Webinar 4 – PLNs

We want to encourage a culture of sharing as educators that continues beyond this course and into the future. If you’d like to share where you engage online as a connected educator please use this link to a form in our G+ Community.

Here’s a list of blogs already shared in the form:

https://jentzly.wordpress.com/
http://circusat800.global2.vic.edu.au
http://mrdossor.weebly.com/
http://kidscollaborate.global2.vic.edu.au/
Http://becspink.com
http://cybercoffee.global2.vic.edu.au/
http://bellpsarts.global2.vic.edu.au/
http://mwps12blog.global2.vic.edu.au/
http://readingwritingresponding.blogspot.com.au/
http://teachwithtech.global2.vic.edu.au/
http://partofthesamething.wordpress.com
http://missbec.global2.vic.edu.au
https://mnscyear7music.wikispaces.com/
http://kidblog.org/MrMacsClass-11/
http://loisath.edublogs.org/
http://teacher.global2.vic.edu.au/
http://blps23.global2.vic.edu.au/
http://acps1c.edublogs.org/
Build a PLN

Webinar 3

Our third webinar is scheduled for this Tuesday 5 August. The 4pm and 8pm sessions cover different topics. We expect this to be the last webinar where this happens. This week’s topics are the reverse of the topics covered in Webinar 2. We highly recommend that you attend the same timeslot for webinar 3 as you attended for webinar 2 so that you cover new material.

To join the 4pm session go here. Our IBL Projects and Global2.

To join the 8pm session go here. Student Information Privacy with Sandy Phillips from DEECD Digital Learning Branch

Recordings of the sessions will be made available for those who are unable to attend.

Webinar 2

Our second webinar will kick off this Tuesday 22 July. We’ll be discussing our first milestone – our driving question – and we’ll be joined by Sandy Phillips of the Digital Learning Branch to discuss the privacy of student information and parental permissions for student use of cloud based accounts.

To join the 4pm session go here.

To join the 8pm session go here.

Recordings of the sessions will be made available for those who are unable to attend.

We encourage you to come 15 minutes early so that you can familiarise yourself with the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing environment and do any last minute troubleshooting.

If you have not participated in a Blackboard Collaborate session this year we strongly recommend that you go to the Training Room before Thursday to check that your computer or tablet is set up correctly to use the system. 

Webinar 1

Our first webinar will kick off this Thursday 19 June. We’ll be exploring Inquiry Based Learning and begin thinking about our team projects.

To join the 4pm session go here.

To join the 8pm session go here.

Recordings of the sessions will be made available for those who are unable to attend.

We encourage you to come 15 minutes early so that you can familiarise yourself with the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing environment and do any last minute troubleshooting.

If you have not participated in a Blackboard Collaborate session this year we strongly recommend that you go to the Training Room before Thursday to check that your computer is set up correctly to use the system.

Opening Session at NMIT

Congratulations to all participants on a successful opening session. Will Richardson provided plenty of food for thought about our roles as educators and as learners in our newly connected world. If you were one of those unable to make the event please make sure to touch base with me (John) by email so that we can organise your participation in a team ASAP. We have 15 teams in all. Our next online event, apart from team webinars or hangouts, will be Thursday 19 June.

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Will Richardson and our large cohort of Victorian educators at TL21C