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Join Australian educator Chris Betcher as he talks with leading teachers from around the globe about how they use technology in their classrooms.

Join Australian educator Chris Betcher as he talks with leading teachers from around the globe about how they use technology in their classrooms.
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United States

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Join Australian educator Chris Betcher as he talks with leading teachers from around the globe about how they use technology in their classrooms.

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English


Episodes

VSR06: A Bird's Eye View

12/6/2006
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Luc Zwartjes is a geography teacher from Belgium with a deep interest in the use of GIS/GPS. His work is a great example of a passionate teacher working with students on real-world problems using sophisticated technology to create engaging tasks. listen/download the audio file here As well as an excellent overview of the potential of GIS in the classroom, Luc offers some subtle yet profound insights into the role of technology, the teacher, and the student in a 21st century classroom…...

Duration:00:34:07

VSR05: Look At The Board

11/25/2006
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In this episode we talk with Bryn Jones and Paul McMahon about a range of ideas and issues around the use of IWBs. We also touch on the value of an IWB enabled classroom as well as a number of new IWB technologies for the future. listen/download the audio file here Interactive Whiteboards seem to be a popular topic of discussion amongst teachers, so in this episode we talk with Bryn Jones from Fremantle, WA, and Paul McMahon from Hong Kong. Links for this episode: OnfinityIdeal...

Duration:00:47:07

VSR04: Across The Pond

11/20/2006
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In this episode we explore the use of Skype as a communication tool by hosting a group Skypecast with members of the Australian OzTeachers group. Skypecasts enable a large group of people to get together in a virtual chat space and talk in real time. listen/download the audio file here After spending some time sorting out the quirks of the system, we managed to have a few interesting conversations about online collaboration, international sharing, and how Skype might be used in an...

Duration:00:39:24

VSR03: It Takes Leadership

10/22/2006
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Interactive Whiteboards are becoming a central component of a 21st Century classroom. Join John Pearce, Margo Metcalf and Mal Lee as they talk about the best ways to implement an IWB program. listen/download the audio file here In this episode we talk about the best strategies and ideas for introducing interactive whiteboards into your school. We chat with John Pearce from Geelong, Mal Lee from Canberra and Margo Metcalf from Sydney. John is a grade 3/4 teacher who uses IWBs in his...

Duration:00:49:36

VSR02: The New Web

10/11/2006
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What is Web 2.0 and why is it important? This episode talks with Michael Cridland, a young Brisbane teacher who is looking at ways to incorporate podcasting and blogging into his classroom. listen/download the audio file here Some of the links mentioned in this episode are: Michael’s Class BlogBrett Moller’s BlogBOSE In Harmony with Education programAdrian Greig’s ICT Learning Inovation CentreBloglinesJudy O’Connell’s BlogThe PodBiz ProjectAs always, any feedback on this episode is...

Duration:00:32:40

VSR01: Learning for Life

10/1/2006
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Our first episode features a conversation with Anne Baird from Wedderburn school in Victoria. Anne talks about the role of ICTs in today's classrooms, the changing nature of learning and the importance of the teacher's role in learning. listen/download the audio file here Here it is, our first episode! Anne Baird from Wedderburn K-12 school in Victoria talks about her technology support role in the school, and explains how she tries to assist classroom teachers make effective use of...

Duration:00:24:57