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for e-learning in Victoria, Michael Chalk and Lynne Gibb talked about our goals and achievements. Participants then
played a game of "meet your partners" (after listening to instructions via this web site), and
discussed how they might embed various technologies into their classroom practice.
Slides and audio from the presentation
Here are the slides from the show. Use the green "play" button to listen, and the "screen" icon to go full screen.
Can You Hear Us? End Of Year Report 08
your own. (tags:
Audio from the day is embedded into the slidecast above.
If you'd rather listen separately, use this player:
(around 10 minutes, with some
music from Maya Filipic
(or download the mp3 file separately here:
converge08 - Can You Hear Us - presentation - (lo-res2).mp3
The Group on the Day (Slide 6a)
.. had some terrific input - here is a mind-map of various listening activities that could be adapted to a blended learning environment:
Each small group discussed the merits of particular technologies, and how they might adapt each one to their own classrooms. (technologies included:
You'll find ideas from these groups on the discussion tabs for each page.
If you have additional ideas .. please add them via the "discussion" tab at the top of the page. Thanks.
Our Project Achievements
Be sure to follow up by reading about our overall achievements for the project,
on the Achievements Page
and also the individual wikis from
the amazing teacher-researchers who participated
Voice board (Chinswing)
Please leave us a
voice comment in the ChinSwing Channel
You'll need to follow the link for a message when you
record a response
, but you can listen here on this page.
(Oh, and of course - disappointingly - you'll need to log in at Chinswing to record your response.)
Realised after the session, we could have tested this chinswing gadget as a group. Whoops.
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Live session between classes
Today was a roaring success, as we held a Live Session between two classes, one at Merrilands Community Centre and the other in Broadway in the heart of Reservoir. Both groups comprised English as a second language (ESL) learners. Tina and Jan and i came up with a way to use Skype to develop people’s language skills. Lately the students have been practising their descriptive skills, ...
"ease" of Screencasting part ii
Well .. Lisa continued her brave and valiant exploration of screencasting in the MYOB classroom, as part of the Can You Hear Us? project. And it’s still not as straightforward as we’d like it to be. We discovered a few more things about this program known as Jing. We already knew that the application would not run without a login. Now we know it’s a challenge to log yours...
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Chris couldn’t do the whole research project, but i still wanted her to be involved; so we talked about how to use audio technologies with her very beginner, low literacy ESL learners. Filling in forms is a crucial survival skill, but the language is reasonably advanced. Chris’ students find it hard to remember written text or even recognise words on the page.. so we decided to...
Music by Maya Filipic
(used in the presentation recording above, licensed under creative commons at jamendo)
Other links relating to Converge08
(from the public links at delicious tagged with "converge08"
Comment from michael
i really like it when people add description or comments
to their "social bookmarks"!
*Comments on delicious links make them so much more useful and
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