Personal Professional Development
“Around the World in 80 Minutes”

Joseph Papaleo
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Blog: http://papajo.edublogs.org/
http://papajo.podomatic.com/

Presentation Title
“Around the World in 80 Minutes”

Bio
Joseph is a secondary Information Technology and Mathematics teacher, currently teaching at an independent school in Melbourne, Australia. He has been exploring the uses of blogs, wikis and blokis in his classes and plans to create screencasts for his students and make them available through podOmatic to upload via student’s iPods. Joseph has “explored” the concept of taking classes on International excursions through the use of Google Earth and Videoconferencing. While still in its infancy, the use of these technologies has already complemented his classes. Joseph is keen to “explore” new uses of GPS and mobile phone technology in education.

Description
Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days” was inspired by 19th century technological breakthroughs. In this presentation,Joseph takes a look at 20th/21st century technological breakthroughs and how they can be used to complement teaching practices in the 21st century.

Using Google Earth, the Google Earth community forums and Videoconference technology, this presentation will take you “Around the World in 80 Minutes” (NB presentation is approx 30 minutes).

Pack your toothbrush and join in the adventure.

Presentation
http://k12online.wm.edu/K12OC-AroundtheWorld/AroundtheWorld.html


Supporting Links

Reef Ed, Great Barrier Reef
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Educational facility catering for k-12 and cross-curricular programs
Videoconference facility available
http://www.reefed.edu.au/reefhq/index.html

National Space Centre Education On-Line
Leicester, UK
Educational Space Program
Videoconference facility available
http://spacecentre.co.uk/education/outreach/videoconferencing.htm

Google Earth community forum
http://bbs.keyhole.com/

ICT in my Classroom – Tom Barrett’s blog
http://tbarrett.edublogs.org/

Tom Barrett’s Google Earth forum – UK Primary Curriculum
http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php/Cat/0/Number/58519/page/1

Diverse 2006
http://elisu.gcal.ac.uk/diverse2006/

Read Around the Planet
http://www.twice.cc/read/

iEarn projects
http://www.iearn.org/projects/index.html

CILC: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
http://www.cilc.org/

Videoconferencing for Learning
http://www.kn.att.com/wired/vidconf/vidconf.html

World Clock
http://www.qlock.com/

The World Clock – Time Zone Converter
http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Videoconferencing Out on a Lim
http://bcisdvcs.wordpress.com/

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4 Responses to “Personal Professional Development
“Around the World in 80 Minutes””

  1. [...] I have just viewed Joseph Papaleo’s K12 screencast presentation on video conferencing and Google Earth and I was delighted to find a reference to the Maths in Las Vegas Google Earth resource that I made. Even though they were being downloaded from the BBS forum those resources did not get much feedback – so thanks Joseph for the kind words! (Looking forward to working with you and your colleagues next yea ) [...]

  2. G’day
    Thanks to all of the people who have contacted me privately in the last few weeks and let me know they viewed my presentation. Its a real buzz to get some compliments about my work.

    Joseph

  3. [...] Joesph Papaleo‚Äôs session for the K12 Online Conference talked about two tools to make your classroom more global:  Google Earth and Videoconferencing.  Either tool would make any classroom more interesting as you bring the world inside the classroom because it takes concepts that may or may not be interactive and makes them interactive for the kinesthetic and visual learners.  [...]

  4. ejaz karim says:

    i personally give a tribute to these two tool of communication which have got us in newer world of advanced tecnology.using these new technologies in our schools we be able to gain some extraordinary stuff from around the world.

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