Posts by Lois Smethurst

RUConnected #79 Holiday Catchup

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In this episode Lois and Jenny talk about Mobile2015, school visits, shopping and slide2learn. You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes Jenny went to Mobile 2015 in Tucson, Arizona IPad configuring – redeeming free apps Creating online student TV – crucial factors: knowing the students what are their strengths, ability to… Continue reading

RUConnected #75 Minecrafting with Tim Wicks

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Interview with Tim Wicks – minecrafter extraordinaire At the moment Tim Wicks, from the NT, is  touring Australia with his minecraft camps. You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes The minecraft camps? Article: http://thinkfizz.com.au/training/asd-minecraft How can teachers begin? http://schools.minecraftcamps.net/ Classroom use? https://www.youtube.com/user/EduElfie Great site: http://stem.wesfryer.com/home/minecraft Students seem to have lot… Continue reading

RUConnected #74 Post Slide2Learn – 2014

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You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes Special Guest –  Bronwyn McLeod Biggest takeaways Andrew Churches message about teaching in the digital age and student engagement engagement is not entertainment Cathy Hunt’s infographic based on Andrew’s keynote Graham Brown-Martin’s importance of context and tools chosen to make a… Continue reading

RUConnected #73 Team China & S2L

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You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes Lois and Jenny discuss the Team China program that Jenny has been involved in this term. Lots of authentic uses of technology with the whole school community and Asian Literacy Development. See also the AEF website for more case studies of… Continue reading

RUConnected #72 TeachMeet MVP

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You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes TeachMeetMelb NT Katherine MacFarlane PS  New Pedagogies project – Michael Fullen White Paper  1000schools -10clusters of 100 schools. VIc 80 and Tas 20 New Pedagogies 21st Century Survey New Pedagogies Information ICT peer coaching interviews- revisit last term and goals – google… Continue reading

RUConnected #70 Let’s Get Started

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Jenny and Lois have just got back to school after the Summer break. In this episode they discuss getting the school blogs up and running again and the different processes that they go through. You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes Different User Roles on Edublogs Jenny’s Quad… Continue reading

RUConnected #69 Holidays and Terms of Service

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You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes Thinking about 2014, reflecting on 2013 taking time to catch some time zones in our day. Holiday finds 1. Google hang outs Jerry Blumengarten on 2 guys and an iPad and his twiiterhandle is @cybraryman1 so many resources, an unreal website.… Continue reading

RUConnected #58 Essential Creative Apps for 2013

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Essential Creative Apps for 2013 Jenny and Lois discuss their essential apps and give the results of RUC listeners responses. You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes Lois’s must have apps Stip Designer, Explain Everything, TinyTap, Toontastic, AudioBoo, Edublogs, Educreations, Popplet Jenny’s essential  apps Explain Everything, Evernote/Dropbox, Bookcreator, iMovie,… Continue reading

RUConnected #57 Skype Around the World in 24 Hours

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Lois Smethurst and Jenny Ashby  discuss Jenny’s latest project, the Skype around the world in 24 hours project (#SAW24 on twitter) Jenny has also writtten a blog post on the project that contains all the links to forms and documents. You can listen in the player below or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes World… Continue reading