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Tech Talk Tuesday: Where to find people to connect with at Blackboard Collaborate

April 22, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm
When: Tuesday April 22nd, Melbourne, Australia gmt+10 (Please note that we have changed from daylight saving) See timeanddate for your timezoneWhere: Online in Blackboard Collaborate Click on…See More
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Tech Talk Tuesday: The Networked Educator continues at Blackboard Collaborate

April 1, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
Link to recording. About this session: The following questions/topics will be discussed as part of this free webinar:-What have you been up 2.0?Online personal spaces including blogs etcHow can we get connected or networked?Favourite sites for networking and finding others to connect with.Personal success stories from being networkedFavourite hashtags and…See More
Apr 1
Marian Strong commented on Anne Mirtschin's group Blackboard Collaborate in the classroom
"Hoping to use Blackboard Collaborate for an art teachers network. AEV will be running an introductory session shortly with Steve Marks moderating. Tell your art teachers to check this out. Details to follow..."
Mar 28
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Blackboard Collaborate in the classroom

Blackboard Collaborate features elements that allow participants to be interactive, engaged and virtual. This group is for those who are currently using or wishing to use this software - the potential 21st century virtual classroom.Please note that the name of this group has changed as elluminate has been bought out by Black Board CollaborateSee More
Mar 28
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Tech Talk Tuesday: The Networked Educator continues at Blackboard Collaborate

April 1, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
Link to recording. About this session: The following questions/topics will be discussed as part of this free webinar:-What have you been up 2.0?Online personal spaces including blogs etcHow can we get connected or networked?Favourite sites for networking and finding others to connect with.Personal success stories from being networkedFavourite hashtags and…See More
Mar 27
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Tech Talk Tuesday: The Networked Educator Take 2! at Blackboard Collaborate

March 25, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
Please note that this session did not go ahead on the date planned ie Tue March 18th, due to a number of technical errors. The session will now take place  next Tuesday March 25th (or Monday 24th) depending where you live! When: Tuesday March 25th at 4pm -5pm See…See More
Mar 20
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Tech Talk Tuesday: The Networked Educator at Blackboard Collaborate

March 18, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
Please note that this webinar will now be on Tuesday 18th March. Click on this link to join the webinar About this session: This topic was one of the presentations at the recent #ozelive conference.It is an essential discussion to ensure that we are able to effectively network in this increasingly connected world.  Participants will discuss and share on the following:-Do we…See More
Mar 4
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Tech Talk Tuesday: The Networked Educator at Blackboard Collaborate

March 11, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
Please note that this webinar will now be on Tuesday 18th March. Click on this link to join the webinar About this session: This topic was one of the presentations at the recent #ozelive conference.It is an essential discussion to ensure that we are able to effectively network in this increasingly connected world.  Participants will discuss and share on the following:-Do we…See More
Mar 3
Anne Mirtschin commented on Jane Hill's event 'SunSmart Real Stories presentation for Yrs 9&10'
"Jane, so sorry to hear it may be cancelled. Let me see if I can get some support for you. I cannot be there unfortunately, but when I tweeted it out a number of people favourited it."
Mar 3
Anne Mirtschin commented on Jane Hill's event 'SunSmart Real Stories presentation for Yrs 9&10'
"One of my online teaching colleagues has also suffered from melanoma disease and is sharing his journey beyond the initial diagnosis at http://melanomathletecyclist.blogspot.com.au/ He hopes to be able to attend the session."
Feb 26
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OZeLIVE conference - seeking presenters and participants

The Australia eSeries and the Learning Revolution Project are forming a partnership to bring you the first OZeLIVE (#ozelive) conference - a conference that seeks to feature the innovative and…See More
Feb 14
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OZeLIVE Online Conference at Blackboard Collaborate

February 22, 2014 at 9am to February 23, 2014 at 10pm
The first OZeLIVE conference will be held on Sat Feb 22 and Sun Feb 23 during Australian friendly times (although it is global in nature). The strands are-Web 3.0 / social mediaEducator 3.0* eLearning/ Blended learning/ LMS* NetworkingCollaborative learning / learning theory / pedagogyUse of technology in the classroom/learning environmentPLEs / PLNs/PLCsAn exciting line up of keynotes and sessions is already featured on the online program and more are to come. Please join us for one or many of…See More
Feb 14
Anne Mirtschin commented on Jane Hill's event 'SunSmart Real Stories presentation for Yrs 9&10'
"Hi Jane, great to see this webinar being offered. It would be really good if it could be offered again some time during school hours. Most of our students catch buses home as they live on farms and small rural towns, so they will not be able to view…"
Feb 14
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Blogging in the Classroom

For teachers who use or wish to introduce and use blogging in the classroom. A place to share ideas, learn skills or seek advice.
Jan 24
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Global Classrooms

This group is to promote the globalisation of education and share with others how this could be done - global projects, finding others to work with, including tools that might be used to connect/communicate, in both synchronous and asynchronous time.
Jan 24

Profile Information

Do you work in the education sector? What is your role?
I teach ICT from years 7 to 12 and accounting to years 11 and 12 in a small rural government school in SW Victoria.
Blogs: http://murcha.wordpress.com, http://murch.globalteacher.org
Twitter/plurk id: murcha Delicious/diigo id/murcho Slideshare id/:murcha
Teachertube id: murch
Describe any innovative projects that you have been involved with (include weblinks if possible)
Project involvement in 2009 include:
-netgened project: http://netgened.wikispaces.com/
flatclassroom project: http://flatclassroom09-3.flatclassroomproject.org/
-digiteen project: http://digiteen09-2.flatclassroomproject.org/
-on africa: http://onafrica.pbworks.com/
- ping an online music project: http://www.pingmusic.com.au
-Pictures of the Floating Worlds: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/ngvschools/FloatingWorld/fweducation/
-member of the plpnetbooktrial project
Describe any innovative projects that you would like to pursue for which you are seeking collaborative partners
As part of the plpnetbooktrial project, our school is teamed with three other country schools to work on a joint project. The project is "Doors to the World" A wiki has been set up at http://doorstotherworld.wiksispaces.com
Students and classes from other countries are encouraged to team up with two other schools. Each student will take a photo of, or draw a picture of a door. The other two students in their group will write a story about "what is behind that door"
Aims:
-to encourage creativity and writing skills
-improve ICT communication skills and learn the netiquette of using a wikif
-foster global connections
-learn about other cultures and worlds.

My presentation for the Innovations Showcase 2010

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OZeLIVE conference - seeking presenters and participants

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The Australia eSeries and the Learning Revolution Project are forming a partnership to bring you the first OZeLIVE (#ozelive) conference - a conference that seeks to feature the…

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A glimpse into a "Day in the Life of a Connected Educator"

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 11:03 0 Comments

It started as a normal, fairly mundane school day.........

Well connected teachers will  find there are many ways to learn, share and teach, teachable moments arise constantly and interruptions to normal routines may become the norm. Yesterday was one such day, when normal classes were planned and a relaxing night at home anticipated, but....

World Museum Scratch Day Saturday, May 18th

Year 8 students are participating in  the Squares, Circles and…

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Sharing War Stories Between Schools Virtually

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 12:00 0 Comments

]The two classes in action

Our Hawkesdale P12 College year 6 students linked up virtually with Lismore Primary School (approximately 1 1/4 hours drive away) to share war stories of their great or great great grandparents. As Australia celebrates Anzac Day tomorrow, April 25th, to remember those who fought for our country, this was great use of polycom equipment and  smart boards to be able to connect and…

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When Learning is Real!

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 21:00 0 Comments

Students in year 7 are learning how to use some of the lesser known features of MS Powerpoint. After creating animations in Powerpoint, I was going to get them to create games in Powerpoint. This was dependent on them accessing a file in the network drive in a 2011 folder. To my dismay, the folder had been removed. Now what!

I had just finished chatting to Lorraine Leo in skype re the imminent hurricane that was soon to…

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Going 'dotty" with a Mobile Teacher!

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 23:29 0 Comments

Hands were up all over the classroom from students new to Scratch trying to complete their sprite. Patiently the teacher moved around the room, answering those questions.  

But.............. the teacher ........

  1. was not in the physical classroom, but passed around the room, on the screen of an iPad using skype
  2. lived 1000's of kilometres away in Boston USA (my…
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At 12:30 on March 18, 2013, Lidia Faranda said…

Hi Ann

A big thank you to all the Ning coaches who are registering Vic Uni students to DEECD ning.

Lidia

At 18:55 on August 8, 2012, Adrian Camm said…

Hi Anne (posted this here - http://guidetoinnovation.ning.com/events/games-games-design-skills-needed-for-a-career-in-games#comments,

No problem at all - would love to chat :)

We could also connect with your elective at a time that suits you - let me know when your timetabled and what you guys are doing - we have some game designers here at Quantum Victoria that would love to work with your students virtually.

This session will be recorded and i'll post the link back here.

At 21:46 on April 2, 2012, Priscilla Gaff said…

Hi Anne,

Glad to hear your are having fun with the link.

I have just come back from an ICT education conference in Singapore. That was a link from Tomas Daccord - who was presenting on it... in another room - while I was in another session - but following others tweets.

I went to a couple of Tomas's talks - he was great and very approachable. He is on Twitter - and perhaps I'll ask him and get back to him.

Cheers

Cilla

At 14:07 on February 22, 2012, Matt Porter said…

G'day Anne,

I was part of the Digital Literacy Trial in 2010 and really liked the activities. I'm back to teaching grade six and would love to do them again. Are they still on the internet?

Thanks

Matt Porter

At 21:41 on October 12, 2011, Tony Kuc said…
Thanks for the welcoming comments Anne.
At 20:56 on August 21, 2011, Deborah Borg said…

Hi Anne

 

Thank you for your help and information.

I had discovered the National Geographic and Time sites so I will have a look at the others.

I will keep you posted on how the children do.

 

Debbie  

At 7:49 on July 26, 2011, Lidia Faranda said…

Hi Anne

 

I hope all is going well.

I have created a ning waiting for approval for different course at Vic Uni for PreService Teachers called  Victoria University Pre-Service teachers New Learning.  I would like this group to attend your Tech Tuesday Elluminate sessions.  Would that be ok.  There is about 40 students not sure how many will join but  I definitely would like to encourage them.

 

Thank you for sharing your 2010 Showcase presentation.  Its fantastic.  For some reason I am having difficulty downloading it.  Are you able to email it to me faranda.lidia.l@edumail.vic.gov.au.

 

Lidia

At 20:35 on July 19, 2011, Jo Howard said…

Thanks for your warm welcome Anne,

I look forward to browsing and contributing.

Cheers Jo

At 10:51 on July 19, 2011, Ric Maguire said…

Hi Anne

 

How do you access the videos that I have on my page from Facebook. They are blocked even though they have been approved

 

Regards

 

Ric Maguire

 

At 14:37 on June 13, 2011, Daniel Donahoo said…

Hey Anne -

 

I am well aware of a lot of your great work. I have just started doing some work for ChildFund Connect - am I right in the assumption your school engaged with this project?

 

My brother is down your way - teaches in Warrnambool...I might have to drop in some time and see the innovation in action.

 

cheers


Dan

 

 
 
 

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