Sunday, November 25, 2007

VSR20: The Kiwi Connection

Jane Nicholls, Chrissy Hellier, Allanah King and Simon Evans are leading educators from New Zealand who live and breathe collaborative technologies. In this episode they chat about topics as diverse as podcasting, Skype, Twitter and Second Life.

Friday, November 23, 2007

VSR19: Beyond The Filters

In this episode Chris Betcher gets interviewed by Texan librarian Carolyn Foote. They discuss a range of issues from dealing with the restrictions of policies and filters, the use of Skype for cross-cultural learning, and anything else that came to mind!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

VSR18: The Learning Trail

Anne Wade is research project manager at Montreal's Concordia University, and her focus is on a project known as ePearl, a web based tool that enables students to gather, present and reflect upon their work and leave a learning trail as they go.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

VSR17: I Like Chinese!

Jess McCulloch is an extremely enthusiastic Chinese language teacher who is turning to technology to help engage and excite her students about the language. In this episode Jess talks about some of the cool tools she is using in her classroom.

Friday, October 12, 2007

VSR16: Global Conversations

The K12 Online Conference is an innovative approach to professional development for educators.  In this episode we talk with the conveners of the event and discuss the history and philosophy behind it.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

VSR15: Whiteboards Everywhere!

This episode comes to you directly from the Fourth National Interactive Whiteboard Conference on the Gold Coast. We wander around the conference interviewing delegates, as well as bringing you part of videoconference session with Ben Hazzard.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

VSR14: Questions Are The Answer

As a leading teacher-librarian, Barbara Braxton knows about information literacy. In this episode, we talk with Barbara about the information process, developing "thick questions", and creating tasks that avoid the need to plagiarise.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

VSR13: Happy Birthday Edublogs!

Edublogs is a well-respected free educational blogging service started two years ago by James Farmer. In this episode we talk to James about the Edublogs service, where it grew from and where it's going, and some great ideas for classroom blogging.

Monday, July 02, 2007

VSR12: Use It Till It Breaks

Adrian Bruce is an innovative Australian teacher who freely gives away his work over the Internet. After nearly 10 years of giving his stuff away, his website gets over 2 million hits every month as it distributes his work to students all over the world.

Monday, June 25, 2007

VSR11: Taking It Further

In this episode we talk to Simon O'Carroll and Neil D'Aguair about the Flat Planet Project. These two teachers met via the blogosphere and came up with this effective project for their students that took them much further than they ever expected.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

VSR10: Open Minded

In this episode we talk with Rob Ruberry and Jason Hando, two Australian teachers that have a good deal of experience with such Open Source tools as Joomla, Mambo and Moodle. We discuss the pros and cons of Open Source software generally.

Monday, February 19, 2007

VSR09: Changing Focus

Our guests in this episode are Bruce Fuda and Mark Harriott from Stromlo High School in the ACT.  Their school is developing their own curriculum, has recently restructured itself as a Year 6-10 school, and has also been targeted as an IT-focused school.