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Changes In My Work Life And What It Means

Changes In My Work Life And What It Means

Been thinking a lot about my life (or lack of) over the past year and realized there was need to make serious adjustments to it. Why? Because for at least the past 4 years I’ve been working full time, flat out, while juggling two kids, a husband and coordinating household /baby sitting rosters. So I’ve now made adjustments to my work life which are important to share with my readers. James Farmer invited me to work for Edublogs, from home,…

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Insomnia, Twitter and Personal Learning Networks!

Insomnia, Twitter and Personal Learning Networks!

Been suffering from insomnia for the past few weeks so imagine my surprise when I started up my computer at 3.00 AM to suddenly see the following tweet on my desktop: mmmm who is Amber and why is she talking about me? Going back through Rob’s tweets I discover that Amber Macarthur is doing her keynote presentation at #wrcac08. So now I’m definitely pondering what’s happening. From Google I discovered that #wrcac08 is The Western Regional Computer Advisory Committee Symposium…

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Overview of Connected Trainer Workshop From Converge08

Overview of Connected Trainer Workshop From Converge08

This post is a quick overview of The Connected Trainer workshop (45 mins) that I presented with Simon Brown at Converge08. Since the participants were shown an overwhelming number of online tools throughout the conference we decided it was better for them to reflect on they could become more connected. Survey of Workshop Participants Before the workshop we tried to survey how connected participants attending our session were so we could design the session to better suit their needs. Unfortunately…

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How Tweet It is! PD in the 21st Century

How Tweet It is! PD in the 21st Century

This week I was invited to Melbourne to present at Converge08 by eWorks. I was involved in two presentations: How Tweet IT is! PD in the 21st Century The Connected Trainer – presenting with Simon Brown Emphasis of both was on the different aspects of personal learning networks (PLNs). This post is a quick overview of my “How Tweet IT is! PD in the 21st Century” presentation. Why this title? To highlight how increasing numbers of people are using online…

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Here Are The Results From My PLN Survey!

Here Are The Results From My PLN Survey!

So far there has been 196 responses in my Personal Learning Network (PLN) Survey since it was created in October.  And I know a lot of people are interested in what it all means and how I am using this information so let me explain. About the PLN Survey I’ve been doing a few presentations on building your own personal learning network (PLN) and wanted to demonstrated the power of a PLN in action. My focus on PLNs was for…

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My Edublogs Award Nominations for 2008!

My Edublogs Award Nominations for 2008!

There’s only a couple of days left to submit your Edublogs Award Nominations for 2008 — you only have until midnight November 30th. And if you’re like me nominating is excruciating because so many amazing people have helped and supported me this year yet only one nomination is allowed for each category. For me the most important of the Edublogs Awards is the opportunity to introduce helpful resources to my readers. Which is also the reason why this post is…

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Have Added Your Voice To My Personal Learning Network Survey?

Have Added Your Voice To My Personal Learning Network Survey?

Next week I will be in Melbourne (from 3-7th December) for Converge 08 and will be doing two presentations: How Tweet IT is! PD in the 21st Century The Connected Trainer – presenting with Simon Brown Emphasis of both will be on different aspects of personal learning networks (PLNs). I will also be sharing the results of my PLN survey (which I created in October) to demonstrate how my PLN extended my ideas beyond what’s achievable by me working individually….

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Tips For Making Virtual Classroom Sessions More Interactive

Tips For Making Virtual Classroom Sessions More Interactive

Jo Hart facilitated an amazing session on tips for making virtual classrooms such as Elluminate more interactive at this week’s free online PD. Here is the link to the recording if you want to check it out. Our next Friday session will also be on virtual classrooms but this time participants will be given the opportunity to take turns moderating the virtual classroom and developing their own skills. We’re hoping that participants take a concept(s) that Jo covered during the…

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Subscribe To Our Calendar for Free Online PD!

Subscribe To Our Calendar for Free Online PD!

Jo Hart (from C.Y O’Connor College of TAFE) and I have been running free online professional development every Friday since 31 October from 9-10 AM (Perth, Western Australia time). Anyone can join us and each week we cover different topics based on input from the participants. This Friday’s topic is techniques for making Live Classrooms such as Elluminate more interactive. Both Jo and I have been using Elluminate for several years with our distance learning students. Elluminate is also really…

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Interested In FREE Online PD This Friday?

Interested In FREE Online PD This Friday?

Interesting in joining us for some “hands on” online professional development this Friday? Free, online and ANYONE can attend!!!! Jo Hart (from C.Y O’Connor College of TAFE) and I will be running online professional development this Friday 31 October from 9-10 AM (Western Australia time which is UTC/GMT +9 hours – check this time converter for the time in your location – thanks to Carla Arena for creating the link for us) using Elluminate (a live classroom). This will be…

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