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VITTA Conference – Ivanhoe Grammar

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Live to learn, learn to blog

A5 Blogging – New Literacies (R)
Heather Blakey

Using a storyteller, Heather will present a Blooms Taxonomy of Curriculum activities, and then show how the responses to this can be blogged by different users on one blog.

Audience: all levels and subject areas.

Heather Blakey is a milliner’s best friend having worn many hats throughout her varied career. She has over 37 years teaching experience at both the school and organisational level. Most recently she was Head of English at LaTrobe Secondary College and worked on the ‘writing for well-being program’ and ‘Melbourne Citymission Bereavement Program’. She is currently webmaster of The Soul Food Cafe, a “quirky, interactive” web café (http://www.dailywriting.net/).

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August 18, 2007 at 2:31 am

Presenting at Beaconshill Village College

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The SLAV branch gather at Beaconshill Village College for an inservice about using blog as a publishing tool. Cora Zon tells the story of the Magic Garden and then Heather Blakey demonstrates how outcomes can be published on a constellation of exciting, target specific blogs. In this situation staff, students, administrators and parents can not only see outcomes published within a very short amount of time, but can comment directly on the work. We are witnessing a significant revolution in the delivery of engaging curriculum.

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August 11, 2007 at 12:27 am

Going where no one has gone before: IT in Action

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vitta2006-ict2.jpg The challenge for educators is to rethink curriculum and move to relevant technology based curriculum. The blogger revolution is changing not only personal and global communications but thinking, technical, personal and workplace skills. For all intents and purposes blogs are static pieces of publishing software. Heather Blakey will provide a practical presentation which will inspire participants to create a blog and begin networking immediately.

Conference Lecture: Monday 20 November

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September 5, 2006 at 8:11 am

New Thinking New Technologies for Student Engagement

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On Monday 21 August Heather Blakey will be presenting at the Victorian Information Technology Association conference ‘New Thinking New Technologies for Student Engagement’.

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August 14, 2006 at 1:08 pm

Workshop Presentation

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Heather Blakey will be presenting a workshop about using technology in Education which focuses on blogging at the Billunook Primary and Middle School Resource Centre on Tuesday 15th August, 2006.

Blogging
Presented by Heather Blakey

The challenge for educators is to rethink curriculum and move to relevant technology based curriculum. The blogger revolution is changing not only personal and global communications but thinking, technical, personal and workplace skills.

For all intents and purposes blog is a static piece of software but innovative educators are infusing it with oxygen and are using it to engage their students, provide real audiences and develop interactive clusters of learning. Teachers are using new technology tools such as Blog, WriteBoard, Audio Blog, Pod Casting in their provision of higher thinking skill based curriculum.

Heather Blakey, a teacher with over thirty five years of teaching experience, has been working in this digital communication landscape for over ten years and is currently working with the Victorian Education Channel and Slav to establish a safe virtual blogging cluster for teachers and students from around the world. Learn more about the digital landscape with which your students are already familiar and see for yourself how the blogger revolution is changing the educational environment.

Heather Blakey will share her knowledge of innovative applications for blog, ipods and mobile phones within a school setting. She will also address the security issues, which concern teachers. By the end of the session you will be inspired to create a blog and begin networking with your students and like minded people from all over the world.

Written by Heather Blakey

August 13, 2006 at 12:29 pm