Term 3 and 4 Professional Learning Activities.
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Using Microsoft Office Communicator
Presented by Cathy Blackburn

PLACES AVAILABLE
Wednesday, October 7
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Lilydale
Heights College

4pm to 5pm
20


Wikispaces for beginners
Presented by Cathy Blackburn
FULL
Wednesday,
August 26
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Lilydale PS
4pm to 5pm
20

Blogs for beginners
PLACES AVAILABLE

TBA
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TBA
4pm to 5pm
20

Creating clickable activity sheets
Presented by Cathy Blackburn

PLACES AVAILABLE
Thursday,
August 27
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Lilydale Heights College library
4pm to 5pm
20

Digilearn and online interactive activities
Presented by Cathy Blackburn

PLACES AVAILABLE
Thursday,
October 8
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Lilydale Heights College library
4pm to 5pm
20

Creating resources with Easiteach
Presented by Jenny McArdle

PLACES AVAILABLE
Wednesday, November 11
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Wandin North PS
4pm to 5pm
20

Visualising thinking with online tools
Presented by Cathy Blackburn

PLACES AVAILABLE
Wednesday,
October 21
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Lilydale Heights College
4pm to 5pm
20

Creating online surveys
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Thursday,
October 15
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Billanook PS
4pm to 5pm
20

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This is a sample survey for the purpose of demonstration at the workshop
Claymation for beginners
Presented by Dianne Wilson

PLACES AVAILABLE
Tuesday,
September 15
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Chirnside Park PS
4pm to 5:30 pm
20

Kahootz 3
Presented by Jodie Smith and Cathy Blackburn

PLACES AVAILABLE
Tuesday, October 28
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Pembroke PS
4pm to 6pm
20

Photostory for Beginners
TBA
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TBA



Podcasting for Beginners
TBA
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TBA



Using Microsoft Office Communicator
Check this out - “Skype for school”! Office Communicator enables you to instantly communicate with your colleagues using text chat. The instant messaging software allows you to select your professional contacts and to check whether they may be available to communicate.
Office Communicator also supports file transfer, audio and video conferences. Great possibilities for teaching and learning to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening with opportunities for students to communicate with students in other classrooms and other schools.

Wikispaces for beginners
Wikis are collaborative websites you can create quickly and easily then invite colleagues or students to become members. Members can contribute and edit anytime, anywhere! Create a wiki for your level team where you can store resources, curriculum plans and showcase success stories!
Create a wiki for your class where you can house a gallery of student work, work on group projects, post homework tasks, etc.

Blogs for beginners

A blog or Web log is a web site that is usually used as an individual journal and is publicly accessible.
Classroom blogs provide opportunities for students to:

  • reflect on learning
  • peer assess
  • write collaborative stories
  • report on excursions/ camps
  • discuss current affairs, book themes
Blogs provide a forum and instant audience for students/teachers/parents. They are collaborative and can be published anywhere, anytime.
Come along and learn how to create you own blog!

Creating clickable activity sheets
Tired of wasting valuable class time having students slowly navigate the internet and mistyping web addresses?
There are so many valuable learning activities freely available on the web; how can you direct them to these instantly?
Clickable activity sheets are the answer.
Learn how to create clickable activity sheets and explore the myriad of wonderful learning activities available on the web at the click of a mouse!

Digilearn and online interactive activities
A huge library of digital learning objects known as Digilearn is available on the web for all Edumail users. In addition to this library, there are literally thousands of sites which offer very appealing interactive educational activities. Spend some time exploring these sites to build your personal library of eLearning resources. We will also investigate a handy tool for organising your library known as Del.icio.us

Creating resources with Easiteach
Lots of great IWB activities online but you can’t find what you’re looking for?
Many online activities are from the UK or US so those involving measurement or currency for instance are not suitable. Why not make your own!
This session will guide you through the creation of an Easiteach resource.
Please bring your laptop, fully charged, with Easiteach software installed.

Suitable for early and middle primary.

Visualising thinking with online tools
This dimension of ICT can be addressed with an array of online tools. Develop your students’ ability to represent their thinking graphically
with these engaging tools. In this session we will explore Intel’s thinking tools, online
graphic organisers and online concept mapping software.

Creating online surveys
There are many occasions where you may want to collect information from your students – feedback on learning activities, formative assessments to assist your design of new units, reflections on learning, opinions and preferences to inform democratic processes such as class decisions, voting in your classroom – the possibilities are endless.
Alternatively students may be collecting information as part of a learning activity and may need to design a survey.
Rather than use hard-copy surveys and questionnaires, you can create these and conduct polls online. We will investigate 3 of these online options.


Claymation for beginners

Love Wallace and Gromet?? Now you and your students can make your own animated videos, complete with credits, music and voices, using the porgram, Stop, Motion, Pro. It's easy. You will have the opportunity to make a short movie and experiment with the program.

Kahootz 3
Kahootz is an educational software application that allows students to create, explore and invent in 3D. Children aged 7-15 can easily create 3D scenes combining Kahootz characters, animals and buildings with enhanced animation, soundtracks and special effects.
Each participating teacher will need to bring their notebook with Kahootz 3 already installed to use during the training. As this is a new version of Kahootz the training will suit a beginner to the program.
This is a full day of training and you will therefore require a CRT to attend