We began our meeting with a slideshow depicting images of eLearning and 21st century learning in action. This might be a great stimulus to get staff at your school thinking about what learning in today's classrooms might look like.

FUSE Resource ID: 2LBDY9 [to download]

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Dates for Elluminate Sessions: 4pm - 5pm [Link provided in DEECD Central Space]
  • Wednesday 21 March
  • Wednesday 18 April
  • Wednesday 16 May
  • Wednesday 13 June
  • Wednesday 18 July
  • Wednesday 15 August
  • Wednesday 12 September
  • Wednesday 10 October
  • Wednesday 7 November
  • Wednesday 12 December

If you miss a session, view the recording at: Ultranet Central ID = #123971148

Tony's Links:
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Global2 (formerly Globalteacher) is an Edublog campus site which means these sites are ad free and have other features not available on standard Edublogs blogs. As a campus site you can use all Edublogs support materials to assist you as you start with blogging.
Links to explore:

  • Global2 Home
  • Kallista Primary uses Global2 for their school website
  • The Prep Unit at Bellaire uses their blog pages strategically
  • Kathleen and Kelly at Leopold are leaders in global projects drawing a worldwide audience to their blog
  • Britt Gow at Hawkesdale uses her blog in teaching her secondary science classes
  • Aine Murphy at Point Lonsdale is leading the way in the LOTE area
  • Rick Kayler-Thomson at Bellaire uses blogs in an interesting way in the MLU Mystery Challenge
  • Erin Wilson at East Doncaster has an exciting and inviting art blog for her Year 10 students
  • Jenny Ashby and Lois Smethurst use the RUConnected blog to showcase their podcasts
  • Anne Mirtschin is a prolific blogger - Blog 1, Blog 2
  • Emily used her student blog as the basis for a project about being a coeliac
  • Josh from Grade 6 tells us about his experiences with blogging
  • Student Conference Series
Connective_Writing_Logo_Large.pngConnective Writing Is…

1. Writing that is inspired by reading and is therefore a response to an idea or a set of ideas or conversations.
2. Writing that synthesizes those ideas and remixes them in some way to make them our own and is published to potentially wide audiences.
3. Writing that then becomes a part of a larger negotiation of a truth or knowledge that is evolving in the larger network.
4. Writing that is written with the expectation that it too will be taken and remixed by others into their own truths by this continuous process of reading, thinking, writing (and linking), publishing and reading some more.
Source: weblogged
Links to explore:

Worth Watching: DEECD New Literacies 2011