Webinars

In the frame of the teach.us project eight webinars have been organised focusing on different topics of the integration of web 2.0 in classes:


Teaching Methods using Sloodle – Integrating Second Life with Moodle (February 2011)


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The 1st teach.us webinar was successfully organised by Proinov for teachers with the focus on teaching methods in Second Life integrated with Moodle. The webinar was led by Paulo Belo, Director of Proinov, partner in teach.us. The ongoing interactivity of the participants and their positive comments prove both the appropriateness of both the content and the mode of delivery of these webinars, and they encourage the partnership to continue the successful series.


What is Twitter? What to do with it? Why to use it? (March 2011)


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The 2nd webinar on 23rd March was about: What is Twitter? What to do with it? Why to use it? Ville Venäläinen from Otava Folk High School gave an overview on the topic and Esa Kukkasniemi, principal of Jokikunnan koulu, explained how he uses Twitter in his own work.


Overcoming obstacles to use Web 2.0 in teaching (April 2011)


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The 3rd Webinar on the theme of “Overcoming obstacles” was organised by Arcola Research, and followed by a session from the SEVAQ+ project.
From 17:00 – 18:00 CET, the teach.us project was discussing this theme from the point of view of “How to get the best out of Web 2.0 in the classroom in education”, what are the obstacles to use Web 2.0 in teaching and how can they be overcome. The host and the presenter of the webinar were Joe Cullen and Veronique Maes Bizz from the Arcola Research.
At 18:00 CET, SEVAQ+ took over to look at overcoming obstacles and resistance to self-evaluation of quality.


Games in Education (May 2011)


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The 4th webinar about Games in Education was organised by MENON Network:
What does good learning consist of? Many educators would give answers that “meet” in some key points:

  • - students collaborating and discussing ideas, possible solutions…
  • - project-based learning, designed around real world contexts…
  • - connecting with other students around the world, on topics of study…
  • - immersing students in a learning experience that allows them to grapple with a problem,
  • - gaining higher-order thinking skills from pursuing the solution…

To many educators, these notions are music to their ears. Would it seem terribly strange then, to hear that students indeed are doing these things regularly outside of their classrooms? While kids may not be running home from school saying, “What fun, deeply-engaging learning experience can we do today?”, they are engaging with new technologies and games that provide them with the same opportunities. Every day, many students are spending countless hours immersed in popular games, which at first glance may seem like a waste of time, and brain cells. But these deserve a second, deeper, look at what’s actually going on.


Supporting teachers to implement Web 2.0 in classes – Getting it done (June 2011)


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This special 5th webinar of the Webinar Wednesdays series of teach.us was organised by the Innovation in Learning Institute (ILI), Germany. The session was held during a workshop at the Annual EDEN Conference in Dublin on 22 June 2011.
Simon Heid (ILI) presented the previous results of the te@ch.us project, Paulo Belo (Proinov) explained how to use Adobe Connect for Webinars, Taru Kekkonen (Otava Folk High School) showed the previous results of the Piloting phase of te@ch.us, and Joe Cullen (Arcola Research) gave a presentation about Web 2.0 implementation in teaching. In the final part, the workshop participants in the Auditorium at University College Dublin and the online participants of the Webinar discussed the presentations and shared their experiences and opinions.


Social Bookmarking / Diigo (August 2011)


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Presenter: Sari Jaaranen
This webinar was held in Finnish language!


A Success Story – How to make it possible with ICT (September 2011)


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Presenter: Stasele Riskiene
Have you ever heard teachers complaining that they would use ICT more if they had the necessary equipment? This is a usual story in schools. However, here we have the opposite one – start with what you have and then you will get what you need! A teacher from Lithuania started with ideas on the paper and one old PC in the classroom and with the help of her pupils, colleagues and school administration advanced to a very well-equiped and technologically literate community using web 2.0 tools for daily school life, cooperation with parents and European project work. The presenter will share how they managed to make their ideas possible with the help of ICT, what challenges they encounter, how they use web 2.0 tools for class community needs and what their ideas for the future are.)


Shared Documents – How and What for? (September 2011)


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Presenter: Taru Kekkonen