Saturday, December 30, 2006

VSR08: Flat Classrooms

In this episode we talk with Janet Barnstable from Oak Park, Illinois and Sharon Peters from Montreal, Quebec. Both Janet and Sharon are leading proponents of collaborative online learning projects.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

VSR07: Getting One To One

Paul McMahon talks about the sorts of planning and background issues involved in transitioning a school from a traditional learning environment to one in which students are given laptops as learning tools.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

VSR06: A Bird's Eye View

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.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

VSR05: Look At The Board

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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

VSR04: Across The Pond

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.

Monday, October 23, 2006

VSR03: It Takes Leadership

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.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

VSR02: The New Web

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.

Monday, October 02, 2006

VSR01: Learning for Life

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.

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 technology to promote higher order thinking.

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Hope you enjoy this first episode, and special thanks go to Anne for offering to be our first contributor. If you enjoy the show, your feedback is always welcome in the comments section below.