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Anne Mirtschin
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Sharing Favourite Tools and Apps at Blackboard Collaborate

April 28, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm
When: Tuesday April 28th 4-5pm, Melbourne Victoria time (gmt+10)Where: Blackboard Colaborate Click on this link to join the sessionAbout this session: Bring along your favourite apps and tools to share with the other participants. Or, simply join us to see what others like to use either for personal use or for the classroom and consider ways in which you or your classrooms…See More
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Speechcraft Online at Blackboard Collaborate

April 21, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm
When: Tuesday, April 21st, 4-5pm Melbourne Victoria time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your time zone.Where: Online in blackboard collaborate. Click on this link to listen to the…See More
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Speechcraft Online at Blackboard Collaborate

April 21, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm
When: Tuesday, April 21st, 4-5pm Melbourne Victoria time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your time zone.Where: Online in blackboard collaborate. Click on this link to listen to the…See More
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Twitter Chats - Great PD! at Blackboard Collaborate

April 14, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm
When: Tuesday 14 April, 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10). (Please note that daylight saving has now finished!) See timeanddate for your day and timezone.Where: Online in Blackboard Collaborate. Please…See More
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Skype in the Classroom at https://au-sas.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=2007026&miuid=41154D224616AF958D714382AB26587B

March 24, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm
 When: Tuesday March  24th, 4-5pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+11 or utc+11).Where: Blackboard Collaborate.Click on this link to listen to the recordingAbout this session: The innovative use of technology can break down physical and social barriers so that…See More
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Skype in the Classroom at https://au-sas.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=2007026&miuid=41154D224616AF958D714382AB26587B

March 24, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm
 When: Tuesday March  24th, 4-5pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt+11 or utc+11).Where: Blackboard Collaborate.Click on this link to listen to the recordingAbout this session: The innovative use of technology can break down physical and social barriers so that…See More
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Nov 16, 2014
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Sep 14, 2014
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Twitter for All! at Blackboard Collaborate

September 16, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
When: Tuesday, Sept 17th 4-5pm, Melbourne, Victoria timeWhere: Blackboard Collaborate Please click on this link to joinAbout this session: Learning is becoming more networked, organic, customized, social, 'just in time', global etc. Twitter is a great tool to provide for all this. This session will form a general discussion amongst participants and be tailored to suit the…See More
Sep 13, 2014
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Virtual Excursions at https://au-sas.bbcollab.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2007026&password=M.2A529F7FC11D5319AC95739868F422

September 9, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
When: Tuesday September 3rd from 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)Where: Blackboard Collaborate Click on this link to join the session.About this session: There can be a lot of effort, cost and time spent in organising excursions for students. Rural students are…See More
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Podcasting with Students at Blackboard Collaborate

September 2, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
When: Tuesday, September 2nd, 4-5pm Melbourne Victoria time (gmt+10) See timeanddate for your time zoneWhere: Blackboard Collaborate Please click on this link to join the session.About this session: Brian…See More
Aug 27, 2014
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Lego Animations on the Big Screen: Became Connected Learning at its Best! at Blackboard Collaborate

August 26, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
Please note that at the last moment, Ben Gallagher was unable to present for this session this afternoon. The session will be rescheduled for a later date. Instead, participants shared their classses, their role in education and interests. They were asked what questions they might have in regard to learning and technology. The questions/topics of interest were:-An interest to know more about connected learningHow to edit out small segments of a movie on a Mac computer!Peggy George a regular…See More
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Lego Animations on the Big Screen at Blackboard Collaborate

August 26, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
Please note that at the last moment, Ben Gallagher was unable to present for this session this afternoon. The session will be rescheduled for a later date. Instead, participants shared their classses, their role in education and interests. They were asked what questions they might have in regard to learning and technology. The questions/topics of interest were:-An interest to know more about connected learningHow to edit out small segments of a movie on a Mac computer!Peggy George a regular…See More
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Social Media Apps Trending with our Students Take 2! at Blackboard Collaborate

August 19, 2014 from 4pm to 5pm
Due to technical issues, this webinar is again rescheduled and will take place as follows:- What year 7 girls 'see' when they hear 'cybersafety'[/caption]When: Tuesday, August 19th from 4-5pm Melbourne, Victoria time (gmt+10) See your timezone in…See More
Aug 19, 2014

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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

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 19:42 0 Comments

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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