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Lois and Jenny discuss the folowing –
Skype Around the World in 24 Hours No. 2
In the Skype Around the World 15 schools participated with grade 5/6 at Epsom Primary School in Australia and spoke about values- things V qualities as some schools were thinking – What do you value? and others What values do you follow in your school? The Epsom Grade 5/6 skyped over a 24 hour time period and stayed over at school so they could speak to other schools in different time zones.
Web 2.0 used Google Forms, wiki, maps, spreadsheet, email, twitter, skype
Video from Eastwood
Skype now free for teachers up to 10 on video hook up – perhaps want to compete G-hangouts, need to apply for a code.
Alice 3.1 – Lois attended an ICTEV professional development day about Alice.
Alice is a Free 3D program from Carnegie Mellon University, sponsored by Oracle download
We looked at the new AusVels doc for mention of programming.
ACARA draft doc – vague points eg. Level 2.5 pg 74 Level 4.5 pg78 Level 6.7 pg 83
Draft doc open for comments now, have you read it?
VIT training attended by Lois.
Less is best? Our 5 essentials are still what I would go with. No new apps. See podcast #58 Essential Creative Apps