Monday, August 18, 2008

Will and Sheryl at uLearn 08

The uLearn 08 conference is fast approaching and there will be an enthusiastic contingent from our cluster plus some of my curriculum colleagues from Team Solutions attending. Two of the conference keynote speakers are Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach.
Both Will and Sheryl's blogs are well worth adding to your aggregator. They share many interesting insights into their experiences and reflections of both their learning and the teachers and students they connect with.

It is so easy now to make a connection with speakers prior to these events through their blogs and podcasts and is often a useful 'heads-up' before hearing them at the conference. You might even leave a comment or ask a question on their blog for consideration and discussion at the conference.

If you are not using an aggregator to manage your online learning I recommend you invest the time. Read more about how to set one up here.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Te Manu Aute: Web 2.0 Tools for teaching and learning (GATE - Arts)

This just in from Mark Dashper at Te Manu Aute...

You are invited to watch this Mediasite presentation over lunch on Monday: Web 2.0 Tools for your teaching and learning programme

"Te Manu Aute helps introduce some Web 2.0 - 21st Century teaching pedagogy as part of its GATE in the Arts programme. This first webcast looks at an overview, then each week we will have fun looking at one or two of the Web 2.0 tools and whether it could be applicable for your needs."

Date: Monday, 18 August 2008 (live webcast to internet and then available on-demand)
Time: 12:45 p.m - 1.15 pm
Duration: 30 minutes approx

Link: Click here
Requirements: Broadband connection, speakers or headphones
Help: Your computer may require a once only download of the new Microsoft free-ware 'Silverlight' (alerting you ahead of time in case you need systems admin rights). You will be prompted, so might be worth clicking the link above prior to viewing, just to check.
Login: The webcast should allow you unrestricted access if viewing live, or you can use your name logins you have been sent previously. Try it out to see anytime from now until the live start. Email if you need a login before 11.30am Monday.
Questions: Simply click the 'Ask' tag on the video screen to have questions answered in the presentation (live viewing only). Alternatively you may 'Ask' when viewed later (on-demand) for an email reply.

In alliance with the UoA and Team Solutions, Te Manu Aute present Talent Development Initiatives for Northland school students, gifted and talented in the Arts. Find out more online here (Te Manu Aute)

Friday, August 15, 2008