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Timezones & cultural differences matter for online classes

Ben Newsome

Lately, I received a few questions about how to convert timezones for online classes. Now, it seems a straight forward thing but it's not when you start thinking about cultural differences, not just time zone differences. We look at common mistakes that happen when creating virtual classes between countries.

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Child protection controls in place for Zoom & other online products

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Unfortunately, what you have seen in the media has been caused by people rolling out technology without careful consideration towards the impacts on child safety or a thorough knowledge of the controls that exist and the limitations of the software they are using. We look at protections already in place...

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7 Deadly Sins of Interactive Virtual Learning

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What to avoid when setting up a virtual learning space in your home! From lighting, sound, child protection & more, there are things to consider before you start.

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Naming for online programs confusing?

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For years the distance education community has struggled with the naming of 'online programs'. The reason for this is that there are so many types of online programs! We look at why this had occurred and what to do about it now and in the future.

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Navigating the distance learning landscape

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Given the task at hand that schools around the world face as we deal with the impact of school lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis, we've received many calls for advice on what is out there for teachers to consider. We look at communities of best practice available to you.

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COVID-19; Shopping list for virtual science classes

Ben Newsome

With classes rapidly moving to online learning as the COVID-19 outbreak impacts schools, this post covers how you can help your classes have the materials on hand in the event that you need to switch to virtual classes. Find out more here!

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Episode: 73

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Podcast: Inspiring indigenous youth with Corey Tutt

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Be inspired as we chat with Corey Tutt who has made it his mission to spread his love of science to remote and regional indigenous communities through sending science books to schools & linking these students to scientists via Skype.

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Cisco Webex Teams is live for Victorian DET Schools

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Virtual excursions, lessons and collaborative learning opportunities available for P - 12 Victorian State Schools using Cisco Webex Teams.

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Episode: 67

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Podcast: EarthEcho with Jaclyn Gerakios

Ben Newsome

Get inspired as we chat with Jaclyn Gerakios, Expeditions Manager for EarthEcho International which a global leader in marine science education for schools and beyond. We chat about the recent expedition held in Victoria as well as how EarthEcho International works with students across the globe to help create a...

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Episode: 51

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California Academy of Sciences Virtual Field Trips

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Virtual science field trips can transport students to any point around the globe in real time. Today we speak with Jacque Benitez, a distance learning science specialist for the California Academy of Sciences. From running programs on astronomy through to penguins, Jacque knows how to engage remote audiences with real-time...

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Episode: 13

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Less screen time & more STEM at the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, Michigan

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Learning by doing is by far the best way for kids to learn skills for life. At the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, the Corrina Strecker and the team have created an immersive STEM environment that captures kid’s imaginations and teaches families valuable lessons in creativity, exploration and collaboration. From interactive...

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Fizzics wins CILC Pinnacle Award three years running!

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Wow..three years in a row! The team at Fizzics Education are proud again to announce that we've now been fortunate enough to pick up the coveted CILC Pinnacle Award for the third year running!

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Episode: 12

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Teaching STEM lessons using maritime history

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From shipwrecks & salvage to ship engines and sails, the maritime heritage of every country affords a context that students of all ages can relate to. We chat with Anne Doran, an education officer at the Australian National Maritime Museum and find out how her background as a teacher librarian...

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How virtual excursions enrich classroom teaching

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No matter what topic your class is studying, you can connect your students with experts from around the globe in museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums and more using conferencing technology. Jan Zanetis, ISTE Board Director and the Executive Director for the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration discusses how schools...

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