Regular bloggers will know of the extensive work of Global2 member Anne Mirtschin. Anne’s school is one of the biggest volume users of Global2 and Anne’s On an e-journey with Generation Y has been regularly nominated as an edublogs blog of the year. What you might not know is that Anne also hosts two regular free webinars throughout the school year that brings together teachers and educators worldwide. Tech Talk Tuesdays run from 4pm to 5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+11) whilst the eT@lking series is on Wednesdays 8-9pm, Melbourne, Australia time (gmt +11).
Having been both a participant in a number of these webinars as well as presenter in a couple, I can highly recommend them as a great vehicle for personal professional development. This next week’s offerings are particularly pertinent to bloggers, both newbies and experienced.
On Tuesday the guest presenter is one of the best classroom based bloggers going around, Linda Yollis.
In this session, Linda will share the way that she approaches the all important commenting element of blogging and will also discuss how to get parents involved.
You can read more about Linda and Teaching Commenting and Encouraging Parent Participation here. To access this webinar click here and enter your name then follow the prompts.
On Wednesday Sue Wyatt will will speak about the upcoming global Student Blogging Challenge.
With more than 400 students registered already, Sue will cyberwalk us through the challenge and explain how it all works – the posts, pages etc.
Read more about Sue and the challenge here. To access the webinar click here and enter your name then follow the prompts.
Thank you John for adding this post and helping these two fantastic events. Blogging is still an underestimated and not fully explored tool that can provide us with powerful learning outcomes in educational settings. These two sessions will provide participants with practical knowledge and give them a glimpse into the power that this 21st digital literacy can provide. I hope that many global2 teachers will be able to attend. If not they will be recorded and I can give you the links to add back in here or add them as comments below.