Last week I saw that Will Richardson had generously put his recent Melbourne presentation on Slideshare. We sent several staff along to the session and the feedback was very positive. Here’s the slides:
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Yesterday I got the opportunity to speak again at the Chisholm Institute ‘Ripple’ Conference at the Mt Eliza Business School, overlooking Port Phillip Bay; this time with a focus on what e-learning looks like to me now and how can help support teachers through change.
Last year I focused on the students who were coming in to tertiary institutions from k-12 schools and what that meant for learning environments. This year my focus was more on the teachers. It was a beautiful spring day, maybe the first real spring day this year, and the conference was well run with a group of teachers who wanted to be there.
Below is a an abridged version of the slideshow with some of the key ideas. There’s also an annotated list of the resources I used on Diigo here: http://www.diigo.com/list/warrickw/ripple-2010
I’m halfway through putting together a series of audio pieces on the poet Gwen Harwood for my Year 12 Literature class; it will be a mix of students reading the poems, to students and teachers discussing the poems: Harwood; the album! I enjoy listening to podcasts, and have tried making them in the past, with limited success.
Maybe I’m a frustrated broadcaster at heart. Okay, I am a frustrated broadcaster. Maybe I just want to justify buying one of those cool retro Snowball Microphones. Okay, that too! But there’s something powerful and intimate and compelling about audio done well, and it matches beautifully with poetry.
This slideshare from Andi Kenuam shows how to get started. There’s more at Free Technology for Teachers
Some first photos, of the Riverwalk and associated areas downtown.
I like the drawings and hand-lettered look of this, and I bet it would have been a good presentation. From Sacha Chua.