Preconference Day for ULearn12 -with Wendy, Krystel, Jo-Anne and Jo
Attended Powhiri - very powerful experience and very professionally done - also gave us an explanation in te reo which is very inclusive.
Pick and Mix Session with Tara Fagan and Karen Melhuish-Spencer
Investigating Twitter - spent the morning session learning more about Twitter and created 3 lists so I can manage messages as they come through. Karen put me on to HootSuite as a management tool and I came home, categorised contacts and added streams to tabs - brilliant. I understand #hashtags now and will make an effort to connect with communities. Might have to keep in contact with Tara and Karen for this.
Investigating Google Docs Presenter - am thinking about using this tool for connecting with families - will talk to Sheryl about managing email contacts in a Learning Curves Google Account - think it could be good for Transition to School groups with reminders of trips and follow-ups. I emailed a draft Presentation to Learning Curves staff to see if they get it. Tara said that it would be best just to send the link rather than the Presenter doc so I will find out more about that.
Online Education - Tara shared sites that she uses for free, online courses and I think that I would like to investigate this further:
- iTune U
- ECE Online through Core Education
I will also continue to access the following website to play with the Pick and Mix technologies: