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A group for Australian teachers to link up and share the development of their PLN's, there resources, experiences and difficulties getting others on board.

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Latest Activity: Aug 1

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Please join in and please help build the group by inviting more teachers. Let's find and share Australian resources and information here.

Let us also assist hose who wish to know more about education in Australia.

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International Teacher Exchanges

Started by Miles MacFarlane Sep 27, 2012. 0 Replies

International exchanges are not uncommon, but almost every person I know that has done one has been between Australia and Canada. I suspect there's a comfort level with language and somewhat similar…Continue

Tags: Canada, Australia, exchange, teacher, learning

Tree hugger partnership

Started by lady di Nov 12, 2009. 0 Replies

Looking for a classroom down under to share trees native to your location. Please join in the fun…Continue

ICT in Primary Schools-my story

Started by TobyP. Last reply by NinaD Nov 7, 2009. 5 Replies

I've been ICT coordinator at my Primary School in Victoria for 3 years now. When I started P-4 classrooms had computers that hardly ever worked, the labs computers dropped out frequently, and due to…Continue

VCE English

Started by Jenny Gilbert Oct 22, 2009. 0 Replies

Anyone teaching it?

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Comment by Narelle Nadia Kliendanze on August 1, 2014 at 4:53am

Hi everyone, my name is Narelle Kliendanze.  I come from the North Coast of New South Wales and have been teaching in Inverell, north-west NSW for the past 13 years. My position is that of Visual Arts/Photography teacher at a Secondary School.  I have undertaken several courses and professional development in technology.  I am interested in eLearning which I believe is the future of education.  I am especially interested in developing eLearning within the Visual Arts, traditionally delivered face-to-face. 

Comment by Elizabeth Heck on May 9, 2011 at 11:43pm
Hi! I am trained in film making and I am also a media education teacher. I am currently studying my M.Ed delving into the field of media education. I have always been very passionate about film and media, and have loved sharing this with my students. Now as a mum of two and M. Ed student, I am enjoying learning even more. It is an area that really excites me. Looking forward to sharing and learning with you all too! It is an exciting time to be a teacher! I love using Twitter as a PLN too! Just brilliant!
Comment by Louise Brooks on April 29, 2011 at 7:27pm
Hello everyone. I am thrilled to join this group as I am studying my Masters in TL and am currently researching Multimodal texts(K -2) referrred to in the Australian Curriculum. Connecting with other Australian teachers will be a great asset to me not only for this subject but also for my on going study and teaching. Thanks for the welcome and also to Tony Kuc who made the suggestion via Twitter to join this ning.
Comment by Tony Kuc on April 28, 2011 at 6:54pm
And apologies for the woeful typing mistakes in my 'introductory' post.
Comment by Tony Kuc on April 28, 2011 at 6:53pm

Hi!  Recent entry into the PLN and having also had a frantic introduction to Twitter I must say it is a pleasure to be in an Australian group.  Have leant lots from overseas educators.  Me? A seasoned Deputy Principal (x4) currently working as Education Officer for K-12 Lutheran Schools in Vic,Nsw, Tas (LESER).  Trained secondary teacher and passionate educator.  Legal Studies is my favourite subject.  Am President of the Victorian Commercail Teachers Association (VCTA) - the foremost teachers' association in Australasia.  Aslo an active rotarian and from Julyam Presdient of my local club.  More than happy to help (and be helped) on this forum or via twitter @deepeetonee

 

Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:39am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is: www.twitter.com/rosselmulaire

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

www.twitter.com/rosselmulaire

Comment by Deborah Hogg on January 17, 2011 at 3:17am

Hi all,

Just wondering if there are any Queenslanders amongst this group and if so... has your school been affected by the floods? If so - how can we help? The TV was compulsive viewing and it is hard to imagine the impact this will all have on the communities so devastated. Personally I just cannot imagine what it would be like to return to your classroom that was the repository of a career's worth of resources and have it all ruined! Please tell us if there is any way we can help you get back on your feet - a *classroom care package* or two may help to lift spirits! Regards, Deb (Sydney)

Comment by Penny Collins on January 16, 2011 at 4:23am
Hi everyone. My name is Penny and I am a science teacher, teaching biology, physics and psychology in Adelaide. I trek through cyberspace blogging as I go in "A teachers adventures in cyberspace" sharing sites and web 2.0 apps I have found, as well as my experiences in trying to implement them in the classroom.
Comment by Jessica Dubois on November 27, 2010 at 5:12am
Hi there. I am a teacher currently living and working in a remote Indigenous community in far north-west South Australia. I am currently teaching upper primary but moving into our preschool next year and beginning some post grad. early childhood education study. Over the last few months, I have begun an amazing learning curve on the net, especially here and on twitter. Very excited to be joining the conversations and networks!
Comment by Rachel Young on November 2, 2010 at 1:19pm
Hi, I'm a grade 5 teacher, teaching at an International School in Germany. Before moving here 4 years ago I was teaching in Sydney at DET schools. I'm enjoying the challenge of working with the IBO PYP curriculum.

I'm smiling to be connecting with other Australians, despite the distance. I look forward to learning and sharing with you.
 

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