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Our online day 15 August – making and extending connections

Yesterday our CLLC cohort one and two schools connected via an online space, Blackboard Collaborate.  Apart from the odd  minor technical hiccup, the online sessions ran smoothly and it was fantastic to be part of the engaging conversations throughout the day. A big thank you to all the teachers who worked so hard before the day to ensure that their school’s tech set up was good to go, to those who took the mic, and to everyone who participated.  Below are some of the resources that were mentioned during the afternoon session.

TeachMeet
  • The idea behind TeachMeets is hearing stories about learning, from teachers.
  • This is a chance for teachers from all types of schools to network and to hear ideas from each other.
  • TeachMeets are open to all and do not charge an entry fee.

http://teachmeetmelbourne.wikispaces.com/home

School Library Association Victoria Bright Ideas
Bright ideas is a blog by the School Libraries Association of Victoria (SLAV) and the State Library of Victoria (SLV). Its aim is to encourage teacher librarians and educators to actively engage with ICT, to share tools and experiences, to network on a global scale, and to embrace dynamic teaching and learning opportunities.

http://slav.global2.vic.edu.au/

For school comments related to session one, please visit the CLLC Blackboard Collaborate Day page of this block.

 

Blackboard Collaborate

Teachers in Cohort 2 have been testing their tech set ups back in school in preparation for the Blackboard Collaborate day (15 August).

It’s been good to use this web online collaboration platform with teachers back in their schools. There has been one issue identified however with Mac OS X users being unable to run Java and therefore not being able to join the web conference. The links below may provide some information and support for teachers experiencing these problems.

http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=2785

http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=8336&task=knowledge&questionID=2940

Please feel free to contact me if you are using Mac OS X.