Carole McCulloch's Posts (16)

  • BFS webinar: Exploring the features of Windows 10

    April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

    We’ve just added a second opportunity to learn about Windows 10. In this session, Keith Harvey will take a more systematic approach to Windows 10. You will learn about: installing or upgrading to Windows 10 launching, quitting, and managing applications creating, copying, moving, and renaming files and folders using Cortana to search apps configuring Windows updates and more.

    Register for this event here: http://bfseniors.com.au/event/bfs-webinar-exploring-the-features-of-windows-10/

    If you are like me and a bit doubtful about upgrading to Windows 10, this webinar could be just right for you.

    If you are in a different time zone here is where to convert the time of the event to your own zone>

    http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

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  • OZeLIVE 2016 Recordings now on YouTube

    Shout Out to ShamblesGuru, our team member from Thailand for the conversion of all session recordings to MP4 videos. You can now access all videos from this year's online conference at the OZeLIVE Channel https://m.youtube.com/user/ozelive We now have a total of 89 educational webinars stored in the channel after 3 years of free conferencing opportunities. Please share these with you network of connected educators!
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  • Daily Update: Final Day

    Hello to all OZeLIVE Community members,

    Thank you to our wonderful presenters who gave their time and expertise freely today, and to our wonderful team of Volunteer Moderators who made all sessions run smoothly.

    Here's where you'll find the links to the recordings from today: http://australianeducators.ning.com/recordings-2016 

    Now for our final day of presentations we have three:

    10:00 am GMT +11

    Session Title: STEAM: Math and Modeling with Paper : Linda Keane, Professor of Architecture and Environmental Design
    SESSION LINK - https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=OZ16Part15

    12:00 noon GMT +11

    Session Title: Students as Agents of Peace : Lisa DellaPorte, Program Operations Manager
    SESSION LINK
     - https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=OZ16Part16

    1:00 pm GMT +11

    Keynote Title: Toastmasters - What's in it for me? : Manhal Shukayr and the Firebirds

    SESSION LINK - https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=OZ16Part22

    After the event we invite you to share your wish list with us at: Presenters Chat

    Coach Carole and the OZeLIVE team.

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  • Let the Conference begin!

    Welcome to all participants, presenters and Keynotes. The OZeLIVE team hope you enjoy the sessions starting Wednesday February 24 and continuing until Sunday February 28. Please let others know about the event and join us for as many sessions as you wish.
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  • Volunteers Guidelines

    Hello volunteer moderators, so glad you are here to help.

    Please enter the Volunteer Lounge and ensure that you let me know of your plan to moderate. Just add your name to whiteboard. Text only in this room as we will be listening to other presentations simultaneously.

    Moderators please run through the opening slides with details of speaker name and title and help the presenter to upload their slides. Use the map to locate visitors and mention all of the sponsors. Two new ones this year are Adult Learning Australia and Broadband for Seniors. Start with welcome to speaker and start the recording.

    The keynotes will no doubt provide an introduction for themselves, but you may like to boost that with a friendly introduction to OZELIVE 2016. I usually like to keep a copy of participants in the room by saving Participants as a txt file. 

    Keep an eye on questions in text chat and mention these for speaker at intervals or at the end. Let audience know that there will be a feedback survey pop up at the end - request filling it in.

    And Recordings page will have all recordings links for review. Remind audience of the upcoming session and add the URL in txt chat for those who want to move directly to that room. (These are all in the Schedules)

    Certificates are available for Professional Development in Ning Community http://australianeducators.ning.com/certificates I will be in the Volunteer Lounge if needed, for most sessions.

    Carole

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  • Stage Two: Keynote and Presenter Scheduling

    This weekend we have put in place the technical infrastructure for:

    • Presenters to choose their preferred times to present their session(s)
    • Volunteers to choose their preferred times to moderate session(s)

    The Keynotes that have been confirmed so far for their preferred dates and times are as follows:

    1. "Going Global: Project Based Learning with a Global Focus" Lucy Gray:
      Wednesday February 24 at 7am GMT +11
    2. "Exploring Responsibe Digital Citizenship"
      Lisa Della Porte, Alicia Recigno and Genevieve Murphy Thursday February 25 at 10 pm GMT +11
    3. "The Dragon that Roars - the imperative of online global collaborative learning"
      Julie Lindsay: Friday February 26 at 9am GMT +11
    4. "Teaching Science Globally by video conferencing: learning opportunities abound"
      Ben Newsome: Friday February 26 at 8pm GMT +11
    5. "The Technology Toolbox: innovative resources for your classroom"
      Deane Joosten: Saturday February 27 at 1 pm GMT +11
    6. "Game Based Learning"
      Bron Stuckey: Saturday February 27 at 5 pm GMT +11
    7. "The Online Toastmasters Demonstration Meeting"
      Manhal Shukahr: Sunday February 28 at 1 pm GMT +11


    (These now appear in the Schedule (s) - choose the appropriate page for your time zone.)

    All presenters should have now selected their presentation preferences, and these too display in the Schedules.

    Next week you will receive your own Moderator links to those rooms. All presentations will be allocated to a separate Blackboard Collaborate room (currently being setup by Steve Hargadon) and links to these will be made available in the Schedule pages.

    You will be able to add to your own Google calendars. Each will be recorded and later converted to MP4 versions for our OZeLIVE YouTube channel. (If you are unable to attend any of the presentations in person you will be able to review the Blackboard Collaborate recordings from our Recordings page.)

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  • Moderating the Sessions

    Today we are moving into stage two and that also includes scheduling for volunteering to moderate the sessions. To date we have 16 sessions to moderate (including 5-6 Keynotes) and (10-12 presentations). This may increase over the next few days of course. However, I think if we reach 20+ we can still manage all between us.

    I will moderate as many as I can, but we need to work together as a team during the weekFebruary 22 to 28 to verify who is doing what.

    The schedules will be ready next week and you can begin to plan your time availability.

    One of the Keynotes, Lucy Gray, will be presenting on the Tuesday February 23 US time/Monday February 22 AU time. As I have commitments at that time, can I ask for someone to moderate that session please. (eg Moderator: Anne)

    Another session will be scheduled on Thursday the 25, by request from Lisa Della Porte and that one I will moderate at 9pm AU time, 5am US time. (eg Moderator: Carole)

    I have sent a request to the other Keynotes to let us know their preferences for date and time.

    I have sent a request to all Presenters to let them know that the acceptances and preferences for schedule will happen soon, hopefully by February 15. (You may have received one as a Presenter who has submitted a proposal).

    Please do keep your eye on the conversations happening in the Facebook Messenger group, to which you should all be subscribed.

    Ness and I will work together this weekend to put the acceptances and schedules in place. This requires us to setup a YouCanBookMe site and link to a Google Calendar. Then we can publish new Schedule pages in the Ning site.

     

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  • Stage Two: Acceptances and Scheduling

    The excitement builds!

    Presenters!

    Thank you to those who have submitted their proposals for the OZeLIVE 2016 conference!

    We are now moving into stage two where we will be notifying you of your acceptance and providing instructions for choosing your times for presenting.

    Look for your email from Ness Crouch which you should receive by February 15.

    A schedule page will then be displayed in this site - please check that your selection is in the right day and time.

    Participants!

    You will be able to select and bookmark the sessions you wish to attend from the Schedule page.

    It will be advisable to double check your access to Blackboard Collaborate a day or so prior to the sessions. If you are unsure of how things work in a Blackboard Collaborate web conference room, please plan to join me in the practice session that is scheduled during the week prior. (Thursday February 25).

    We look forward to meeting and greeting you in OZeLIVE 2016!

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  • Know My World January Webinars

    January Webinars from our Partner Know My World!
     
    Creating Powerful Curriculum Using Student Experiences is a 2-part webinar series that coaches educators in creating classroom projects and activities based on student experiences.
    Through Know My World program examples and engaging exercises, webinar participants will explore the impact of integrating social, emotional and cultural experiences into their course content. Educators will learn about technology resources and lesson plans that incorporate student experiences into global conversations.
    Webinar participants will have an opportunity to implement one of the lesson sequences from this series and share the results of their students’ work at the OZeLive Conference in February 2016.
    January 21 and 28 at 9:00 pm UTC+11 (Check world clock conversions here)
    The first webinar introducing the concept has been Recorded here - please review and plan to join us on January 28 for instructions on how to use the Lesson Sequence.
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  • Call for Papers and Presenters: OZeLIVE 2016

    Connected Collaborative Educators shine on the world stage!

    We are now seeking your participation as a Presenter for the OZeLIVE 2016 totally free and totally online web conference scheduled for February 26 - 28.

    Do you have an educational project or presentation focusing on the theme of Connected and Collaborative Education?

    Would you like an opportunity to present and share your experiences, your wisdom and your recommendations for other connected educators across the world?

    Now is your chance to submit your presentation for approval by the OZeLIVE 2016 team. We are seeking to include presentations of excellence about Connected and Collaborative Education from a wide variety of educators for an internationally connected audience.

    The Call for Papers and Presenters will be promoted from 11 December 2015 onward in this site and in social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and in our online flyer.

    Please read the Instructions for Submitting your Presentation before creating a post in the Submissions page between December 11 and February 20.

    All sessions will be moderated, presented and recorded using the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing software. Recordings will later be converted to MP4 files for display in our OZeLIVE YouTube Channel.

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  • Thinking about Presenting?

    Hello to all presenters,

    Stage One: Call for Papers/Presentations

    We will release the Call for Papers in December 2015 and promote in our networks. Please ensure that you are a member of this community and have accessed the Presenter 2016 page. There you will find instructions on how to Submit your Presentation for consideration, and a listing of those presentations that have been accepted.

    Please access the Instructions page to copy the content template for your submission.

    Stage Two: Preparing for Conference

    You will receive further instructions on how to prepare in a separate email, once your submitted presentation has been accepted. If you need further help or do not receive instruction notification, please send an email to Ness Crouch

    Stage Three: Waiting in the Wings

    One other thing to do is to check your slides for size (no bigger than 30 mb) and where possible upload them to a special Dropbox folder prepared for this purpose. If you have a Slideshare account, please upload your presentation there and be sure to include a link to that location on your final slide.

    On the day you may wish to join other presenters and moderators in the OZELIVE Volunteer Lounge just to check if you need any further advice.

    Stage Four: Your Presentation

    A team member or volunteer moderator will be active in your room 30 minutes prior to your sessions and will help you to upload your slides in the correct place ready for your presentation. They will take care of your audience too with some helpful hints on participation and will introduce you and hand over to you.  They will keep an eye on the time and alert you as you approach the 40 minutes mark - leaving enough time for Q & A and to get to the next presentation.

    Good luck to everyone as you prepare to present - we appreciate your sharing.

    Coach Carole 

    OZELIVE 2016 Team

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  • Planning for OZeLIVE 2016

    Three Day Online Conference: February 26-28

    Join us from the comfort of your own desk or mobile device for another extravaganza of presentations, conversations and sharing of ideas.

    This year we are planning to engage you with Keynotes on innovative practices like Virtual Drama classes, Know My World international collaborative projects, Games and Gamification in Elearning, MakerSpace and Robotics, Research on Digital Learning, SOLO Taxonomy, Global Connections and Toastmaster Demonstration meetings online.

    Right click on image to save then upload to your own website!

    ThemeConnected educators shine on the world stage

    Call for Papers: December 2015

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  • Presenters: start your engines

    Hello to all presenters,

    We would like to confirm with you that all those who have selected a time on the Schedule have been allocated their own BbC room. If you have not yet selected a time, please do so today so that Amy can add your presentation prior to our start time tomorrow. 

    You will receive specific instructions on how to prepare in a separate notification from OZELIVE 2015 today. If you need further help or do not receive instruction notification, please email me direct.

    One thing we do urge you to do is to check that you can access your own room from the links provided, and enter the room as a moderator. You may wish to practice uploading your slides in there prior to your session.

    On the day you may wish to join other presenters and moderators in the OZELIVE Volunteer Lounge just to check if you need any further advice.

    A team member or volunteer moderator will be active in your room 30 minutes prior to your sessions and will help you to upload your slides in the correct place ready for your presentation. They will take care of your audience too with some helpful hints on participation and will introduce you and hand over to you. They will keep an eye on the time and alert you as you approach the 40 minutes mark - leaving enough time for Q & A and to get to the next presentation. Some come close on the heels of the previous ones.

    One other thing to do is to check your slides for size (no bigger than 30 mb) and where possible upload them to a special Dropbox folder prepared for this purpose. Please email direct for access to this dropbox, with your preferred email or simply attach them in an email and send to me with permission to upload them to the dropbox, will be accessible by presenters and the team.

    https://www.dropbox.com/home/2.%202015%20Ozelive

    Good luck to everyone as you prepare to present - we appreciate your sharing.

    Coach Carole 

    OZELIVE 2015 Team

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  • Presentation Rooms Allocated

    Thanks to our mentor Steve Hargadon and our administrative assistant and all round coach Amy Brinkley, presentation rooms have been prepared for all presenters.

    You will find links to these and our lounge here: http://australianeducators.ning.com/presenter-and-moderator-links

    If yours does not yet appear, we are probably waiting for you to select a time here: https:ozelive.youcanbook.me

    If you need any practice in using Blackboard Collaborate, Please be sure to visit thetrainingroom.me - Junita will be available all day on Tuesday this week in Australian Eastern Daylight Saving time. Presenters we are keen to hear your presentatIons.

    Coach Carole

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  • Schedule is ready!

    Hello Presenters,

    You will have noticed that our schedule is now ready with links to individual time zones, a feature that we are very proud to present for you. (This is the brainchild of our Mentor Steve Hargadon!)

    To ensure that you have allocated your own time for your presentation(s) please ensure that you select an available time slot from our Presenter Booking System at: https://ozelive.youcanbook.me/ There are still plenty of times available on Friday and Saturday, and only one left for Sunday.

    As we approach our conference launch, we urge you to consider your presentations and how well they will upload to the Blackboard Collaborate rooms on the day. If you are using images, then please compress their size in PowerPoint. Please aim to keep the upload file size to less than 30 mb. As a fall back position you may wish to upload to Slideshare.com and provide a link on the day.

    Please do take advantage of the practice sessions ongoing this week and next at thetrainingroom.me:

    Junita Lyon Friday 20/02/2015 10.00 or 20.00 11
    Amy Brinkley Sunday 22/02/2015 12:00 5
    Junita Lyon Tuesday 24/02/2015 All Day 11

    We are really excited and eager to view your presentations. Thank you so much for contributing your time and energies. All sessions will be moderated and recorded.

    Coach Carole

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  • Meet the Organisers for 2015

    Welcome to conference site, we are really excited to be bringing you our second annual event! Our team is growing now! Meet the organisers of this conference who have been ably supported by a number of volunteers.

    Carole McCulloch @coachcarole2012 coachcarole70@gmail.com
    Ness Crouch @createdbyness nesscrouch@gmail.com
    Anne Mirtschin @murcha mirtschin@gmail.com
    Shingo Gibson-Suzuki shingo.gs@gmail.com
    Junita Lyon @junita55 junita55@gmail.com
    Amy Brinkley amy.web20labs@gmail.com
    Michael Graffin mgraffin@gmail.com
    Chris Smith @shamblesguru csmith@csmith.info
    Joanne Tate tate.joanne.e@edumail.vic.gov.au

      

     

     

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