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2006- Pers Prof Development

Personal Professional Development”Around the World in 80 Minutes”

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

Presentation Title
“Around the World in 80 Minutes”

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.

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.


Supporting Links

Reef Ed, Great Barrier Reef
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Educational facility catering for k-12 and cross-curricular programs
Videoconference facility available

National Space Centre Education On-Line
Leicester, UK
Educational Space Program
Videoconference facility available

Google Earth community forum

ICT in my Classroom – Tom Barrett’s blog

Tom Barrett’s Google Earth forum – UK Primary Curriculum

Diverse 2006

Read Around the Planet

iEarn projects

CILC: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

Videoconferencing for Learning

World Clock

The World Clock – Time Zone Converter

Videoconferencing Out on a Lim


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  2. Joseph Papaleo

    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.


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  4. ejaz karim

    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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