I have been enjoying participating in SerendipEd and Fine Focus conferences on the Elluminate platform onThursday at 23:00 GMT/UTC (6pm USA EST, Midnight CET) or Friday at 7am West Aus, 10am NSW. For me, in Melbourne, the session is at 10.00am on Friday morning. The Fine Focus sessions are held every second week and feature a guest expert giving a presentation on a specific aspect of education. The SerendipEd sessions are held on the alternate weeks and the topic for discussion is decided by a poll at the start of the session. For all the details about these sessions see Jo Hart’s Edublog E- Everything! at http://johart1.edublogs.org/
Last week many of the regular participants were busy with Thanksgiving celebrations and we had a few technical hitches due to storms. I had mentioned Sprite’s Site in general conversation before the recording started and Jo Hart decided to discuss Sprite’s Site blog and Gifted Resources website during the session. You can listen to the recording and follow the text and whiteboard by following the link at http://johart1.edublogs.org/2010/11/27/overview-edublogs-serendipity-webinar-sprite-and-2e/
In her blog Jo Hart said
“This session was fascinating as Jo told us about (and gave us links to) Sprite’s Site where you can read about Sprite and her learning journey. We also heard about the Gifted Resources website that Jo coordinates. This is an information service for parents, teachers and service providers involved with gifted students. Jo also mentioned #gtchat on Twitter, a weekly forum for discussion around gifted issues.
This session was very exciting for me with lots of “take-aways” about the issues 2E students encounter that will help me with my own students. It has also made me think about how I might better organise the resources I use regularly for literacy and numeracy and make them more accessible for others.”
I enjoyed sharing information about Sprite’s Site on SerendipEd and it paves the way for possible panel discussions or presentations from the expert members of #gtchat in the future.
I asked Sprite if she had ‘a take-away’ from the session and she said “Yes I want fish- like Mrs. Jo Hart!”
Jo had said that she has cartoon fish Kipper and Flipper which she created in Toon-Doo http://www.toondoo.com/ and uses to illustrate tutorials for using Elluminate.