Twitterati Challenge

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I am taking up the Twitterati Challenge to name my favourite Top 5 of ‘Go to’ Educators

The conditions of the challenge are posted on Mary Myatt’s bog at

http://marymyatt.com/blog/2015-05-03/the-twitterati-challenge

Here they are:

Started by by Ross (never known to nap) @TeacherToolkit – “In the spirit of social-media-educator friendships, this summer it is time to recognise your most supportive colleagues in a simple blogpost shout-out. Whatever your reason, these 5 educators should be your 5 go-to people in times of challenge and critique, or for verification and support”

There are only 3 rules.

  1. You cannot knowingly include someone you work with in real life.
    2. You cannot list somebody that has already been named if you are already made aware of them being listed on#TwitteratiChallenge.
    3. You will need to copy and paste the title of this blogpost and (the rules and what to do) information into your own blog post.
    What to do?
    This what to do:
    1. Within 7 days of being nominated by somebody else, you need to identify colleagues that you rely regularly go-to for support and challenge. They have now been challenged and must act and must act as participants of the #TwitteratiChallenge.
  2. If you’ve been nominated, please write your own #TwitteratiChallenge blogpost within 7 days. If you do not have your own blog, try @staffrm.
    5. The educator that is now (newly) nominated, has 7 days to compose their own #TwitteratiChallenge blogpost and identify who their top 5 go-to educators are.

So here are my choices

@cybraryman1  Jerry Cybraryman Blumengarten “I’ve got a page for that.”
Connected Educator-Speaker-Writer
Cataloging for education   #edchat moderator
Technology gives even the quietest student a global voice.
Jerry does indeed have a page of links for every educational situation.
Particularly useful are his pages about Twitter chats
http://www.cybraryman.com/ 

@gtchatmod Lisa Conrad Moderator of #gtchat
Lisa Conrad is the moderator and hostess for my favourite education chat #gtchat powered by Texas Association for Gifted &Talented.
Lisa conducts a poll to choose the topic for the chat or invites a guest expert, compiles a list of questions for the session and a collection of related links. After the chat she publishes a transcript using Storify and a blog post about the session which gives all the useful links which were shared.
http://globalgtchatpoweredbytagt.wordpress.com/

@GiftedHF Gifted Homeschoolers
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum supports families of gifted homeschoolers around the world through education, advocacy & community.
GHF not only support homeschoolers but also provide useful information about gifted and 2E student, online courses and conduct blog hops which provide great information and support.
http://giftedhomeschoolers.org/
http://giftedhomeschoolers.org/blogs/blog-hop/

@murcha Anne Mirtschin
Teacher of ICT accounting & business studies Hawkesdale P12 College. Passionate about virtual classrooms, online learning, rural education and global education
Anne connects teachers and students from all around the world by participating in global education projects, Twitter and Skype classroom connections. She also is the moderator and hostess of the Australia e-Series Tech Talk Tuesdays webinars using Blackboard Collaborate
https://murcha.wordpress.com/

@JoHart
Lecturer in VET (Lit, Num, IT) interested in all e-learning, virtual classroom lover Often delivering entirely online
Have also run e-learning projects
Jo provides great PD for teachers and everyone interested in education. She develops and presents e-learning projects and webinars which are great for building confidence and enthusiasm.
http://johart1.edublogs.org/

Thank you all for being great sources of information, support and encouragement!

OZeLIVE! – I presented

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I was really delighted to be able to present a session for the OZeLIVE! online education conference which ran from 27 February – 1 March 2015. http://australianeducators.ning.com/

The details of my session together with some feedback I received can be seen at

http://australianeducators.ning.com/2015-accepted-presentations/personas-profiles-and-portraits-of-giftedness

Photos Jo Freitag

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My Persona Dolls representing Neihart and Betts Revised Profiles of the Gifted and Talented made their first appearance at this presentation and I am very relieved and pleased to say that they were given a warm reception.
http://www.ingeniosus.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/PROFILES-BEST-REVISED-MATRIX-2010.pdf

A recording was made of the session and can be found at https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.BE2E9BF65F331889431F277C4B1F15

Errata: The reference slide should contain the wording All photos and images except  Gifted Awareness Week and OZeLIVE  logos  c. Jo Freitag

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OZeLIVE! – I volunteered

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I volunteered to act as a moderator for the OZeLIVE! online education conference which ran from 27 February – 1 March 2015. http://australianeducators.ning.com/

Prior to signing up I was anxious that
a. maybe the presenter I was moderating for would have connection or other technical problems and I would not be able to help them
b. maybe I would have connection or other technical problems and not be able to help myself
c. maybe I would say/do something wrong
d. maybe I would forget to press the record button

  1. – z. maybe etc. etc. etc. etc. (You get the picture – I was anxious!)

But I have received plenty of experience and practice in the use of Blackboard Collaborate in the Jo Hart’s Fine Focus and Serendipity sessions, Anne Mirtschin’s Tech Talk Tuesday sessions and the Thursday evening Australia eSeries sessions; so I really should not have been worried. Also there was a volunteer lounge where problems could be shared and brilliant  Australia eSeries people in there to step in and help sort out problems. Peggy George from the US and Chris Smith from Thailand also gave expert assistance and helped to solve problems as they arose.

So I really did enjoy the experience of acting as a moderator and do feel I was able to contribute enough to earn the Exhausted Volunteer Badge.

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OZeLIVE! – I attended

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“Three fabulous days of education conversations” That was the phrase that Coach Carole McCulloch used to describe the OZeLIVE! online education conference which ran from 27 February – 1 March 2015. http://australianeducators.ning.com/

And she was quite right. It was an excellent opportunity to engage in PD sessions and be inspired and encouraged by the keynote speakers and presenters at times which were favourable for Australian participants.
If you missed the opportunity of participating it is still possible to hear recordings of the presentations at http://australianeducators.ning.com/recordings2015  and to receive certificates of attendance at http://australianeducators.ning.com/certificates

For a video giving directions relating to claiming certificates see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHaLhHKh-zc

On Friday 27 February I attended all the sessions. I could not stay for the whole time in some of the sessions as I was also a volunteer moderator.
I heard and really enjoyed sessions from
Ben Newsome:  An Aussie abroad; Churchill Fellowship findings into educational video conferencing best practice.
Holly Kershaw: The Physics of Jumping Castles: Using Apps to Teach Science
Vanessa Crouch: Web tools for Inquiry Learning
KEYNOTE Jane Hart on ‘Moving beyond e-learning’

On Saturday 28 February I listened to or acted as a moderator for great sessions from
KEYNOTE Julie Lindsay on ‘Student Autonomy for Flat Learning and Global Collaboration’
Lindy Fors: The Changing Face of ABE: a look at online adult basic education
KEYNOTE Bron Stuckey on ‘Designing badges to motivate, recognise and celebrate learning’
KEYNOTE Georgina Pazzi on ‘Digitally Extraordinary’

On 1 March I attended all or part of or acted as a moderator for
KEYNOTE Ian Murray on ‘Panel Discussion: Leaderships in the 21st Century’
Harry Tuttle, Ed. D. Modern Language Proficiency Through ACTFL Can-Do Statements
Anne Mirtschin Skype in the Classroom
Harry Tuttle, Ed. D.Students Explore Culture Through Mobile Devices
KEYNOTE ‘Sophie Murphy on ‘SOLO Taxonomy’

I would like to say a sincere thank you to the great team at Australia e Series for organizing, preparing for and presenting such an excellent online conference.

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Global Education Conference 2014 Post 3

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Last week I attended several sessions of the Global Education Conference 2014 webinars held on the Blackboard Collaborate platform http://www.globaleducationconference.com/

The annual Global Education Conference is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world.

The entire conference is virtual and takes place online in webinar format. Sessions are held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones.

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all.
The sessions were recorded and can be accessed from links at http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/2014-conference-recordings

These are the sessions I attended on Friday 21 November 2014

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Links given during the session

http://www.effdebate.org/  

http://www.brookings.edu/ 

http://youtu.be/B7w3KFdFRcM

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/efareport/reports/

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Link to the recording of the session http://bit.ly/1pi4dia

Links given during the session

http://dreamflags.org/

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Link to the recording of the session http://bit.ly/1tr4lY9

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Global Education Conference 2014 Post 2

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Last week I attended several sessions of the Global Education Conference 2014 webinars held on the Blackboard Collaborate platform http://www.globaleducationconference.com/

The annual Global Education Conference is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world.

The entire conference is virtual and takes place online in webinar format. Sessions are held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones. 

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. 

The sessions were recorded and can be accessed from links at http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/2014-conference-recordings

These are the sessions I attended on Thursday 20 November 2014

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Link to the recording of the session http://bit.ly/11SjnQg

Links given during the session

http://www.k12blueprint.com/personalized-learning-guide

http://www.k12blueprint.com/personalized-learning

https://engage.intel.com/welcome

https://www.clarity-innovations.com/

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Link to the recording of the session http://bit.ly/1HE04LA

Links given during the session

http://www.adinkra.org/htmls/adinkra_index.htm

http://bookclub.realelibrary.com/index.php/RealeBooks/latest/ 

http://www.tstars.org

http://fundforteachers.org

http://bookclubint.org/

http://akomasfghanacollaboration.wordpress.com

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Global Education Conference 2014

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Last week I attended several sessions of the Global Education Conference 2014 webinars held on the Blackboard Collaborate platform http://www.globaleducationconference.com/

The annual Global Education Conference is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world.

The entire conference is virtual and takes place online in webinar format. Sessions are held around the clock to accommodate participant time zones. 

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. 

The sessions were recorded and can be accessed from links at http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/2014-conference-recordings

These are the sessions I attended on Wednesday 19 November 2014

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Link to the recording of the session http://bit.ly/1r6bcvZ

Links given during the session

http://resources.primarysource.org

www.myhistro.com

www.dipity.com

www.easel.ly

http://www.google.com.au/publicdata/directory

http://www.gapminder.org/

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Link to the recording of the session http://bit.ly/1rlMnqi

Links given during the session
http://teachunicef.org/explore/topic

http://teachunicef.org/explore/topic/global-citizenship

http://teachunicef.org/global-citizenship-brief-special-edition-stop-ebola

http://teachunicef.org/global-citizenship-brief-philippines

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Link to the recording of the session http://bit.ly/1r6Se8v

Links for the session
http://www.storybird.com/

http://www.showbie.com/

http://i-am-the-story.ning.com

http://www.zimmertwins.com/

http://www.piclits.com/compose_dragdrop.aspx

http://bookbuilder.cast.org/

http://www.worldreader.org/

http://edtechteacher.org/tools/multimedia/digital-storytelling/

http://www.schrockguide.net/digital-storytelling.html

http://www.bookdesigntemplates.com/

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Link to the recording of the session http://bit.ly/1C8uCF5

Links given during the session

http://www.postcrossing.com/

www.worldvuze.com

https://www.smore.com/k1p78

http://tinyurl.com/globalequity

http://www.pinterest.com/globaledcon

http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/07/10/curriculum-21-global-partnership-site/

http://studenttechnologyconference.com/

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