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November 2007

happy 10th b’day edna from digitalchalkies

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10 years is a long time in digital life, especially when you are quietly prompting your own education revolution(sic). But when you are based upon open-source organically created tools, it becomes easier to weather the times. Education Network Australia (edna) has been well managed to be flexible enough to move with the technologies of the times. The professional learning scaffold they have built provides for thousands of teachers (and now students) Australia-wide and is a remarkable success story.

I work within a few of these communities of learning and what continues to impress me is that for all intents and purposes they have become self-sustaining. This is remarkable simply because we 21C teachers often require guidance and multiple learning opportunities to get to grip with the digital tools of the age. However, edna’s mash-up of tools offer an engaging, easy-to-use toolset of open-source technologies based mostly upon social constructivist pedagogy - this simple formula leads to strong social support networks (crucial to scalable lifelong learning).

In this spirit of utilising the free, open-source and social tools of the web, edna has set up a LiveClassroom webconference, a VoiceThread and a party in SecondLife. I love this spirit of fun and adventure they bring to their learning events.

Via Kerry Johnson:
edna is going to be holding an event in SL on Tuesday 27 November — and I thought you’d be interested in attending.

SL EDNAHere are the details:
“Official” start time is 2:45pm Adelaide, South Australia time - check your timezone here - on the island of Terra Icognita - click this slurl to access. But you’re welcome to drop by any time after 2pm.

We’ll have free ‘tedna-shirts’, virtual cake and champagne and, after a live broadcast of speeches including the launch of myedna, your avatar can rock out to popular Second Life band Space Junky.

We have a 10th birthday page on the edna site with more details and info on the Live Classroom event Kerrie Smith is hosting also. It’s located at: http://www.edna.edu.au/10birthday

Sounds like fun! Thank you to Kerrie Smith, Kerry Johnson and the rest of team for personally taking the time to engage with the communities of learning you support. I can’t even begin to imagine what your 20th anniversary party will be like.


Collaborative OzProjects online 2008

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Planning for 2008 already!? I’m a big fan of the social constructivist collaborative tools that EdNA promotes via their OzProjects. It is a best practice online learning environment where students can develop their understanding while collaborating with students around Australia to generate meaning around various topics. This comes via Kerrie Smith at education.au:

OZProjects

Are your students interested in participating in Australia wide online projects in 2008? This is part of EdNA’s OzProjects/Global Education projects strategy for 2008. They are looking for teachers interested in hosting or managing an online school projects in 2008.

Teachers could either participate in an existing project, or host a new online project. For example during February and March 2008 they plan to focus on three topics:

· Antarctica
· Sea Week (2 - 8 March)
· International Year of Sanitation 2008

If you interested in being involved, you can register your interest here.

The new OzProjects website is able to host online school projects for students based on the same model we use for our EdNA groups.

During 2008 they intend to generate/encourage online projects for International Year of Planet Earth, NAIDOC, Olympics, Paralympics, International Year of Languages, Literacy & Numeracy, and the International Year of the Potato (I kid you not).

They have some guidelines and examples for online projects on their older site here. In justifying such a project to your colleagues and to enthuse them, this list is a very good starting place.

Your project does not have to be on the topics listed but it does have to be relevant for Australian classes.


ByteMe! Digital Content Festival, Perth

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ByteMe! Festival will be an inspiring event to take students along to or even to attend yourself. A few events that caught my eChalk eye were these:

  • Ghost Town is a new innovative game of urban exploration played with the help of your mobile phone, and unleashed on the streets of Perth for one week, starting December 2nd, 2007. The game uses a mashup of technology (bluetooth, SMS and VOIP) and the physical world. To play: Go to the Ghost Town booth at the Perth Town Hall between 10am and 5pm (Dec 2 to Dec 9) with a mobile phone with Bluetooth. Cost: FREE
  • BarCampNano - a mini Unconference of web 2.0. The Australian Web Industry Association will be conducting BarCampNano between 1pm-4pm on Sunday 9th of December at the Perth Town Hall.
  • Get Reel is a collection of Western Australian digital content that covers a wide spectrum - from animation to ads, from 3D fly-throughs to games development, from engineering to education, from virtual safety training to visual FX for film and television.
  • The Interface - play with PCs with WA-programmed computer games to play, free wallpapers and ringtones for your mobile phone and loads of other things to do and see in the glass foyer of the Town Hall.

Via Kat Black, Director of the ByteMe! Festival:

Digital content isn’t an Industry, it’s part of almost EVERY industry now. Animation, visualisation, games development, virtual safety-training - you can see it all at BM!F.

Byte Me

Byte Me! is a Digital Content Festival in Perth, featuring a program of screenings, Show ‘n Tells by Industry speakers from around the world, live audiovisual performances and innovative cross-media events. Some events would be great for school groups - such as the Get Reel screenings of WA digital content, and some would be more appropriate for professional development for teachers, in particular ICT, programming and Media teachers, or even Arts Teachers with an interest in digital media.

The Byte Me! Festival will be at the Perth Town Hall, Western Australia 2-9 December 2007, with some events at various venues in the days leading up to then. Sorry for the very late notice, but this is an you might be interested in, from 2-9 December at the Perth Town Hall.

It’s called the Byte Me! Festival and it includes screenings, digital-careers showbags, international and local guest speakers and an interactive mini-expo where you can talk to people about the type of jobs available in the digital content field, play some locally-developed games or try your hand at VJing.

Some of the events are free, and some are ticketed. Thanks to our generous sponsors though, ticket prices are low - from $5-$19 per event. Concession price is available to ALL people in the Education sector, whether you come with a school group, or just attend in your own time.

They have international speakers from Dreamworks (Shrek), EA Games (MySims), Weta (King Kong and Lord of the Rings) and more. Check out the full Program for more information: http://byteme.net.au/prog.html

There is a handy Google calendar for event subscription on the website. Hope to see you there!


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