OZeLIVE Reflections 4


The first OZeLIVE Conference http://australianeducators.ning.com/  was held 0n 22-23 February 2014

The carnival is over but there are still plenty of ways to stay in touch and continue the sharing and learning from OZeLIVE!

The sessions can be watched on You Tube

Link for recordings of sessions will be found at

Follow the Australia e-Series
There will be notifications of  webinars for educators in
Tech Talk Tuesdays
eT@lking Wednesdays
Community Connect Thursdays
Fine Focus and Serendipity Fridays

There will be blog posts about OZeLIVE! such as this
Coach Carole http://www.coachcarole.net/mahara/view/view.php?t=gHtFoiS95EwBzmZPLkCU

Presenters and participants shared their Twitter handles and other contact details.

The carnival may be over but the learning and sharing continues.

OZeLIVE Reflections 3


The first OZeLIVE Conference http://australianeducators.ning.com/  was held 0n 22-23 February 2014

I offered to volunteer with as much trepidation as I had when I accepted the invitation to present a session at the OZeLIVE! Conference

Although I have been trained to act as a moderator during Jo Hart’s excellent Serendipity and Fine Focus webinars I was apprehensive about all the possible tech problems.

I am full of admiration for the excellent moderators I see at online conferences and very grateful for the work they do to make sessions run smoothly and to keep the notifications on Twitter and Facebook appearing.

I want to say how much I appreciate Steve Hargadon and Coach Carole and Shamblesguru for setting up the conference and all the moderators and other volunteers for their wonderful work keeping the conference running smoothly.
I would like to say an extra thank you to all the volunteers from overseas, like Peggy George, who gave up their time to help out in Aussie time!

I helped in a very minor way and I did enjoy the experience.
Maybe next year I will be a bit braver and give more assistance.

OZeLIVE Reflections 2


The first OZeLIVE Conference http://australianeducators.ning.com/  was held 0n 22-23 February 2014

It was a great thrill to be invited to present at this conference on how Gifted Resources uses the website, e-newsletter and social media to provide information and support to teachers, parents and service providers of gifted students.

The link to the recording of the session will be found at http://australianeducators.ning.com/ozelive-2014-recordings

My session is on You Tube at


My slides for the session can be found on Slideshare at



OZeLIVE Reflections 1 Day 2


The first OZeLIVE Conference http://australianeducators.ning.com/  was held 0n 22-23 February 2014



Day 2 began with a fun Unconference session hosted by Coach Carole http://www.coachcarole.net/  where we shared some favourite tools and some PechaKucha http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha

Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/

Feed.ly http://feedly.com/#discover

Livebinders http://www.livebinders.com/

Symbaloo https://www.symbaloo.com/

Smore https://www.smore.com/

Peggy George Smore https://www.smore.com/w0cm

Educators CPD Online Scoop.It http://www.scoop.it/t/teacher-cpd-online

Diigo https://www.diigo.com/

PechaKucha about Jo Hart Serendipity Fine Focus webinars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtljDGZKjUE

GLobal connected learning global presentation which Reinhard invited global teacher to help him present virtually http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJnemKxYEhY

Robin Long Kids Afield – Empoweri​ng kids to explore the natural world via digital photography





Tara Fagan and Vlad Finn Robots in the classroom






Keynote Julie Lindsay Connect and collaborate for global understanding
 A pedagogical shift




Jo Hart E-ngage and E-mpower with E-tools


Cartoons area on Shambles … tools and ideas on how to use in classroom http://www.shambles.net/pages/school/cartoons/

Go! animate 4 schools


Make beliefs http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/

Here is post on creating using make beliefs comix http://eschoolblogs.org.au/students/2013/11/20/using-comics-in-your-blog/

A blog post re Make Beliefs http://spritessite.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/makebeliefs-comix/

A blog post re Toondoo http://spritessite.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/toondoo/

Symbaloo  https://www.symbaloo.com/

ELFADA http://blogs.cyoc.wa.edu.au/elfadacourse/2012/04/03/making-your-blog-truly-yours/

Student blogging challenge

Tasmanian blogs http://eschoolblogs.org.au

Anne Mirtschin The networked educator



About.me  https://about.me/

Flavors me http://flavors.me/

Linked.In https://www.linkedin.com/

Tasteach bloghttp://tasteach.edublogs.org/

Community College Lakes Entrance http://trainingkitchenlakesentrance.blogspot.com.au/

Student bloggers http://eschoolblogs.org.au/students/

Junita Lyon http://junitalyon.acfe.vic.edu.au/

Global gtchat http://globalgtchatpoweredbytagt.wordpress.com/

Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/

Scratch http://scratch.mit.edu/

International Dot Day http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/

Skype in the classroom https://education.skype.com/

Student blogging challenge http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/

Teacher blogging challenge http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/

Keynote Chris Betcher Conversations for Change
What should we keep?
What should we throw out?
What should we change?


“A curious kid with an Internet connection can learn anything”

“Give them something to care bout

Give them the tools to enable it

Give them choices

Get out of their way and let them do it.”

Mydailycreate blogspot http://mydailycreate.blogspot.com.au/

OZeLIVE Reflections 1 Day 1

ozelive4header1 I attended the first OZeLIVE Conference http://australianeducators.ning.com/ It was held 0n 22-23 February 2014 at times which were friendly for most Australian states (it was an early start for the Western Australians). Steve Hargadon and Coach Carole had set up a wonderful framework Ning and Blackboard Collaborate rooms and Shamblesguru, Anne Mirtschin and others provided tutorials and advice to help with participation Syba Academy http://www.sybaacademy.com/learning/academy-home sponsored the event It was an exciting time with lots of great feedback and reflections, people we met, lessons we learned and connections we made from:

    • Romania
    • Australia
    • USA
    • Thailand
    • New Zealand
    • Argentina
    • Saudi Arabia
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Nigeria
    • Malaysia
    • Spain
    • Ghana
    • UK

I was able to attend many of the sessions and will be listening to the recordings of the ones I missed at http://australianeducators.ning.com/ozelive-2014-recordings Here are some highlights of the sessions I attended and/or links that were given in them. Julie Lindsay Flattening the classroom ozelive4lindsay01 http://www.flatconnections.com/ http://www.flatconnections.com/flat-projects.html http://globalclassroom2013-14.wikispaces.com/ http://youthvoices.net/live http://www.nmc.org/publications/2013-horizon-report-k12 http://popplet.com/ http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/ ozelive4lindsay02 Nancy White Liberating structures ozelivenancywhite03 http://www.liberatingstructures.com/ http://www.liberatingstructures.com/15-improv-prototyping http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Visual+Work+and+Thinking Penny Bentley Open education resources ozelive4bentley http://search.creativecommons.org/ http://whyopenedmatters.org/videos/ http://www.opened.io/ http://www.oercommons.org/ http://coolstem.wikispaces.com/home-


Keynote Michael McGraffin Building the Global classroom http://globalclassroom2013-14.wikispaces.com/ https://voicethread.com/#q.b2410870.i0.k0 https://thesunnythoughtproject.wikispaces.com/
http://mgraffin.edublogs.org/ ozelive4mcgraffin