Connected voices: connected learning

1.5 day workshop for the NT LearnScopers

Here are some ideas on how to use these tools in education


Aim:

Over one and a half days we'll work through the process and spaces for becoming a connected individual within a network of VET practitioners. We'll explore the background trends and philosophy as well as models of VET program use. By the end of the workshop you and your team will be registered and connected to grow your learning network.


Our group


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Our issues and needs for teachers and learners

  • time
  • short staffed organisations
  • teaching on the run
  • doing more and more with less and less
  • being flexible
  • limited access to equipment and resources
  • school related issues
  • open vs closed mentalities and systems
  • huge distances
  • bandwidth - many still on dialup
  • isolation
  • outdated software/hardware
  • generational differences/ considerations

We are hoping to ...

  • about online 'just in time' learning options
  • see real uses for new technologies
  • consider new ways of helping clients
  • learn about podcasting/ voice


Our tags

ntlearnscope07
ntvoices


Our spaces

http://thetimeisnow07.blogspot.com
http://ntlearnscope.blogspot.com
http://cassycoggins-lo-intheknow.blogspot.com

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The movies we watched

Pay Attention
The Machine is Us/ing Us
RSS in Plain English



Agenda/ Scope


Web2.0 and social software
  • · Trends and shifts
  • · Philosophy
  • · Networked learning
  • · Global communities
Resources:
Wikipedia
The machine is using us (YouTUbe)


Online identity

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  • Personal vs work identities
  • · Being selective
  • · Implications
  • · Privacy/ boundaries
Resources:
Wikipedia
Best practices for managing your online identity
Identity management in cyberspace
A pop psychological look at blogger identities
Digital Identity Map


RSS and aggregators

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  • The glue that binds
  • · Video intro
  • · Looking at RSS on sites
  • · Setting up an aggregator/ protopage
  • · Inserting personal info and feeds
Resources:
Wikipedia
RSS + Protopage Help Guide -



Del.icio.us
  • · Bookmarking
  • · Tags
  • · Establish network tags – list on wiki
  • · Register
  • · Set up contacts across group
  • · Bookmark a favourite site/s
Resources:
Del.icio.us
Wikipedia
Getting started in del.icio.us


FlickR
  • · Overview
  • · Register
  • · Link from team wiki
  • · Create set for team
  • · View uploader and tools
  • · Bring images of work context on thumb drive and upload
Resources:
FlickR
Wikipedia
Getting started with FlickR - printable version -
FlickR Tools


Wiki
  • · Wikispaces registration
  • · Profile and account details
  • · Personalize
  • · Create identity page – link from team wiki
  • · Create a new page
Resources:
Wikipedia
Wikispaces
How to use wikispaces
Wiki Matrix - compare types for your purpose/context


Blog
  • · Send invite from group blog
  • · Register with blogger
  • · Establish a blog
  • · Set account and profile
  • · Set template and customize
  • · Embed feeds from team blog, others blogs etc and flickr badge
  • · Add a few links
  • · Labels = tags + organisation
  • · Construct post
  • · Insert image from flickr
  • · Add a link
  • · Search teachertube for content and embed a movie
Resources:
Wikipedia
Setting up a blogger account
Setting up & customising your Blogger_blog
What's the difference between a blog and a wiki?

Podcasting
  • · Look at a couple of egs
  • · Podomatic registration – back end adjustments
  • · File types and compression
  • · Audacity
  • · Make a recording and edit, export
  • · Link to recording from blog post – go back and edit blog post
Resources:
Wikipedia
Audacity Help Guide -
Podomatic
Podomatic Help Guide -