On this page you will find:

*Webinars for this week

*How do I attend a webinar
*Information about the three finalists/winners in Tuesday's webinar


Webinars for this week


A webinar might be a completely new concept to you. Basically it is listening to a talk online and asking questions, mainly via a chat box. We have been sponsored by Adobe of South Africa with free use of their Adobe Connect programme which we are very grateful for. This week we have two webinars. You can log in on the night and join us or you can listen to the recording any time after the webinar. The past finalists and winners will be bringing into their talks the types of questions you may be asking. Here are the details:
*Webinar 1: Learn from previous finalists/winners part 1 (Tuesday 24th Jan, 5-6pm) - Natalie Meerholtz, Kim Jackson and Louise Clarke, Lyneth Crighton http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/previous_winners_1/

The recording are posted here. Recording 1 is of the beginning of the webinar and includes Louise Clarke's presentation. Unfortunately we had bandwidth issues and my sound disappeared altogether. I had to restart. Naturally this affected the recording for which I apologise.

http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p24louktk06/ (Recording 1)

Recording 2 is when I came back on air, and it features Lyneth Crighton and Natalie Meerhotlz. Natalie also kept losing her connection. So we apologise for these mishaps. Other than that it was a great webinar.

http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p5jyhug2rj3/ (Recording 2)


*Webinar 2: Get started with a project (Thursday 26th Jan, 5-6pm) - Fiona Beal http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/getstarted1/




How do I attend a webinar?
To help you get started on the webinar journey I have uploaded and embedded a file that I saved in Box.net. If you want to print this file just click on the link and it will take you to Box.net where you can download or print it.


How to attend a webinar as a participant


Information about the three finalists/winners in Tuesday's webinar
The three webinar presenters this week are winners from last year's South African finals. Here is some information about their projects, but please tune in on Tuesday evening 24th January 2012 at 5pm and listen to more details about their projects.
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Louise Clarke and Kim Jackson are both Grade 4 teachers at St Cyprian's School in Cape Town. Their combined project for Grade four learners involved reading the first chapter of book called ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ and predicting what adventures the main character would have in “The Lands Beyond”. Learners produced artwork and scripts describing what they thought would take place and they then narrated their predictions using Windows Movie Maker. This project only used free software – and its true success was in the way it promoted collaboration and creativity amongst young learners. Louse and Kim were winners in the South African Finals, and they went on to represent South Africa at the Middle East and Africa Finals in Jordan. They won again and were able to participate in the World Finals in Washington DC.


Lyneth Crighton is from Brescia College in Johannesburg. She ran a workshop in which Grade 10 learners explored the novel “Cry the beloved Country” using Web 2.0 collaborative tools. The girls collaborated on a wiki, participated in an online discussion forum, created a pod-cast and developed a word cloud. Colleagues across learning areas got involved in the workshop to show that the themes in the novel were applicable to a range of learning areas. Lyneth was a winner in the South African Finals, and they went on to represent South Africa at the Middle East and Africa Finals in Jordan. She won again and were able to participate in the World Finals in Washington DC.

Natalie Meerholz is from Holy Rosary School in Johannesburg. Natalie and her Grade 6 learners aimed to encourage the school and surrounding community to address the issue of e-waste. Activities included creating e-posters and e-advertisements; reusing e-waste in the form of sculptures; and holding an e-waste launch. An e-waste bin has been set up to encourage responsible e-waste disposal and recycling. Natalie was a winner in the South African Finals, and she went on to represent South Africa at the Middle East and Africa Finals in Jordan. She achieved a winning place and was able to participate in the World Finals in Washington DC.