Thursday, February 20, 2014

OZeLive Starts Today - "Ed Tech Down Under"


If you're in the Americas, the inaugural (and free) OZeLive virtual conference starts today, Friday, at 4pm Eastern. If you're in Australia, New Zealand, or the South Pacific, the conference starts tomorrow, Saturday, at 8am Australia Eastern Time. Or if you are anywhere else in the world, you can see all of the sessions in your exact time by using the conference schedule page: http://australianeducators.ning.com/schedule.

OZeLive is the result of a dedicated world-wide team wanting to create an event on ed tech that was time-zone friendly for those "down under." Tired of having to be awake at 3am to catch a session live at one of our other events, they've built an great set of sessions that are going to put the shoe on the other foot for the rest of us! But don't worry, everything is going to be recorded, and there still may be sessions that turn out to be convenient to watch live--as you'll see by the schedule below, which is shown in US-Eastern Standard Time.

You will notice that I am the opening keynote speaker. Having lent technical support, and having come up with the original idea for the conference with Coach Carole last year, they may have felt obligated to invite me--but I promise to try and make it interesting! I'm going to talk about the "Learning Revolution:" why I think this is such an important time historically for learning, tying that back to what I've learned in the last seven years of building online communities for education, and then sharing my newest project: LearningRevolution.com. It should even be a little edgy and challenging...

Here are all the conference sessions, hour by hour, in US Eastern Standard Time. To see them in your own time zone go to http://australianeducators.ning.com/schedule, where you will be able to get the fuller descriptions and click through to enter the sessions. Hope to see you online!

Friday, February 21
4:00pm
  • KEYNOTE - Steve Hargadon on The Learning Revolution
5:00pm 
  • Recipe to flatten your classroom - simple steps to go global - Julie Lindsay
  • Using mobile devices to support teaching and learning - Tara Fagan, Facilitator
6:00pm
  • KEYNOTE - Nancy White: Engage and Ignite with Liberating Structures
7:00pm
  • Open For Learning: Exploring How To Find, Use and Publish Open Educational Resources - Penny Bentley
  • PLN, PLE or CoP - what’s in a name?
8:00pm
  • KEYNOTE - Gail Lovely: The Selection of Apps for Young Learners - Considerations, Criteria, and Exemplars
9:00pm
  • Age versus Internet - How to train older users - Keith Harvey, BFS Tutor 
  • Creating Dazzling ePortfolios - Carol Teitelman
10:00pm
  • Bringing the World to Your Classroom - Kathryn Stoerzbach Educational Promotion Manager
  • Mobile Learning: Downloadable Audiobooks - Sue Toms, Head of Libraries
11:00pm
  • From Disengaged to Engaged using Apps - Karen Fainges - Trainer
  • Signposts for Roman riders - Jo Freitag
Saturday, February 22
12:00am
  • KEYNOTE - Sarah Stewart: Frivolous fun or innovative learning?
1:00am
  • Creating a flipped classroom and provide feedback through screen recording - Mr. Shingo Gibson-Suzuki
1:00am
  • Project Based Learning - micro business activities - Sebastian Panakal, e-Facilitator, Wiki Facilitator
2:00am
  • Student Blogging Challenge - Sue Wyatt
  • The Journey of Embracing Change In The Classroom - Veronica Woo Eu Cheng
3:00am
  • Mobile Phones: Underutilized Pedagogical Devices - Mr. Pir Suhail Ahmed
  • RADIO SOLIDARIA AMIGA, ONLINE y RADIOSOLAMICHILDREN’S - MÂȘ Magdalena Galiana LLoret
4:00am
  • KEYNOTE - Michael Graffin: Building the "Global Classroom" - An Australian Teacher's Story
  • OZeLive Unconference - Carole McCulloch
5:00pm
  • Content Curation as a Context for Teaching and Learning in Science - Eric A. Walters
  • Kids Afield-empowering kids to explore the natural world via digital photography - Robin K. Long Teacher Environmental Education, Biology and General Science
6:00pm
  • Increase your modern language students' speaking fluency through mobile learning - Harry G. Tuttle, Ed. D
  • Transforming Education In Totality - Stephen Elekwachi(Re-Inventing And Transforming Education In Totality)
7:00pm
  • Improve Reporting Tools to Triple Educators’ Data Analysis Accuracy - Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D. (Former Teacher, Site Admin, & District Admin) 
  • Robots in the classroom - Tara Fagan, Facilitator
8:00pm
  • KEYNOTE - Julie Lindsay: Connect and collaborate for global understanding - A pedagogical shift
9:00pm
  • Professional Portfolios - Carole McCulloch (Coach Carole) 
  • Science and Social Justice: The Perfect Combination - Eric A. Walters, Director of Technology
10:00pm
  • Connecting Communities Online - Junita Lyon
  • How Digital Humanitarianism United A Community - Megan Iemma, Director
11:00pm
  • Disrupting the Classroom: What connected learning really means for your classroom - Sieva Kozinsky - CEO 
  • Simply "YouTube" in learning & teaching & at parties - Chris Smith [Shamblesguru]
Sunday, February 23
12:00am
  • KEYNOTE - Joyce Seitzinger: Pattern recognition: making sense of digital identity, digital curation and digital badges
1:00am
  • Engaging and Empowering through “E” - Jo Hart, Advanced Skills Lecturer (Foundation Skills)
2:00am
  • Embedding E in the community education sector: challenges and triumphs - Josie Rose Team Leader Delivery Innovation
  • Web Tools for Inquiry Learning - Vanessa Crouch, Leader of Pedagogy
3:00am
  • Amazing people in the classroom - Mr Brett Moffatt - Director
  • The Networked Educator - Anne Mirtschin
4:00am
  • KEYNOTE - Chris Betcher: Conversations For Change
5:00am
  • OZeLive 2014 After Party


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