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Classroom 2.0 LIVE! meets the Australia Series

Wednesday evening the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! co-hosts (Peggy George, Lorna Costantini and myself) presented with Anne Mirtschin and Carole McCulloch of Australia as part of the many presenters featured in the Global Education Conference. We had a wonderful time and about 25 people join our session. Anne and Carole co-host several webinars as part of their, “The Australia Series” featured at LearnCentral.

Our presentation featured the ways we each prepare for our webinars, find guests and communicate behind the scenes in preparation for our weekly webinars. Both webinar series have many international guests joining the sessions, serving as presenters and participating in conversations about topics relevant to teaching our students and colleagues about global collaboration and connections.

As in all of our Classroom 2.0 LIVE! webinars, we featured a Gl.am link in honor of the ‘glamorous’ co-hosts: http://gl.am/D4k3c. We also created a VoiceThread as one of the follow up resources and invite everyone to post their comments and reflections to the VoiceThread regardless of whether you joined our session last night or viewed the recording of the presentation. The VoiceThread asks ways that you connect globally and requests you share your favorite web tools to connect with other educators. The slidedeck is displayed below the VoiceThread.

Vodpod videos no longer available. Vodpod videos no longer available.

In the event you have been under a rock or missed hearing about the Global Education Conference because you just started using the internet, all of the sessions were recorded and will be available  for you to watch and share with your colleagues. The list of recordings can be found here.

Can you believe these statistics?!?!

Steve Hargadon, founder of Classroom 2.0.com and Future of Education.com, asked Peggy George, Lorna Costantini and myself for statistics of the shows that we do each Saturday morning in Elluminate entitled “Classroom 2.0 LIVE!”.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE!

Below are the statistics related to our webinar series and Classroom 2.0 LIVE website. We often receive feedback about the power of the discussions and the guests we have on our show each week are always receptive to feedback and constructive criticism. Often times, people confuse Classroom 2.0.com and Classroom 2.o LIVE! Classroom 2.0 LIVE! is an extension of the conversations that occur online at Classroom 2.0.com.  When I read the statistics that Peggy compiled, I was even more proud of the work we are doing to help educators integrate technology and connect with others around the globe. The statistics were outstanding and so eye opening for me that I wanted to share them with you.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE! Statistics:

*76 shows since January 2009 with weekly blog posts archiving all recordings, chat logs, and follow-up resource links for every topic which people are using to share with educators in local professional development experiences in addition to watching recordings when they weren’t able to participate in person

*Number of participants range from 30-110 with average participation around 50-60 each week

*Since we began offering professional development certificates for webinar participation in Oct. 2009 we have distributed 833 certificates ranging from 5-38 per session with an average of 22 certificates each session.

*52 different countries have visited this site. Total unique visitors: 35,806 (these stats differ somewhat from the Weebly stats)

No count of countries participating in our shows but our international audience is growing. If this is important we could gather this information from chat logs over time.

*87 special guest presenters who are educational leaders, teachers, students, administrators, professional development consultants and online program developers

*30 video and audio recordings posted on iTunesU where people can subscribe and download mp3 and mp4 recordings to portable devices (don’t have statistics for how many people are using this service)

*348 followers on our Twitter account: http://www.twitter.com/liveclass20

*68 members on Diigo group where gl.am links and other related show links are shared: http://groups.diigo.com/group/classroom-20-live

* Classroom 2.0 LIVE Co-Hosts have done presentations both virtually and f2f sharing “Host your Own Webinar” on Elluminate/LearnCentral using our process as an example for demonstrating social networking tools for planning, communicating and collaborating (Virtual Technology Conference/TX; Elluminati Virtual Conference; ISTE 2010 Poster Session; AzTEA T&T and WOW Conferences; Australia Series/TechTalk Tuesdays; AzTEA Elluminate webinar presentation on LearnCentral features by Gailene Nelson)

I find this information interesting…not sure if it’s significant but it shows people are coming to our site in many different ways. (Peggy George)

Referring Sites to our website for Month of September:

29 www.classroom20.com
23 www.google.com
8 www.delicious.com
7 gl.am
7 gret.wordpress.com
6 webtwopointo.ning.com
5 teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org
5 twitter.com
5 esumoodle.esu.edu
4 wiki.classroom20.com
4 seomax.sg1004.myweb.hinet.net
4 nyitonline.nyit.edu
3 webzimbra.amersol.edu.pe
3 search.yahoo.com
3 meghowland.info
3 mail.google.com
3 l.wbx.me
3 kcaise.wordpress.com
3 guidetoinnovation.ning.com
3 ce5160networkedclassroom.wikispaces.com
3 beyondwebct.wordpress.com
3 twittertim.es
1 longurl.org
1 ieducationappsreview.ning.com

‘Twitter for Beginners’ Webinar – March 17th or March 24th

Please join Lorna Costantini and myself on Wednesday, March 17th or March 24th at 7pm EST for a ‘Twitter for Beginners‘ webinar. The session will be in Elluminate and anyone new to using Twitter is invited to join us. If you are already an avid Twitter user, please invite colleagues and friends to join our session tomorrow evening or on March 24th.


During the session, Lorna and I will walk the participants through the basics of using Twitter. Participants will sign up for a Twitter account and the use of the Tweetdeck application will be featured to demonstrate different aspects of using Twitter. Participants may already create a Twitter account and download Tweetdeck for use during and after the Elluminate session.


Tweetdeck is a fantastic application to manage Twitter feeds but it is not required to successfully use Twitter. Tweetdeck is an easy application for beginners and helps Twitter users become more adept at using Twitter on a larger scale and for this reason we will be using this application in our sessions.

If you are new to Elluminate, you may want to join the session a bit early to make sure that you do not have difficulty accessing the session. You can use your computer microphone to ask questions or use the chat window to participate in the discussion using text only. The ‘Twitter for Beginners’ session will be offered through the ‘Host Your Own Webinars‘ group at LearnCentral.You can register for the session at the LearnCentral event page or email us at info@elearncenter.ca. This session is free and open to the public. If you are unable to register or email us prior to the start of the session, please still join us.

The “Twitter for Beginners‘ webinar will be the first session of our new venture and offerings of our innovative eLearning Center training center. Each week, Lorna and I get requests for us to create webinars on a variety of topics for beginners. Our sessions will be designed to offer support and resources to beginners just starting to use web 2.0 tools and technologies. All of our training sessions can be customized for groups of employees or faculty members.

Link to Elluminate room: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=voffice&password=M.1027D079FDC581BB3B59313815ED00

Short URL to Elluminate room: http://tinyurl.com/elearncenter

‘Classroom Websites’ and ‘ePortfolios’ Resource Groups



Do you have great resources about creating classroom websites or fantastic examples of a classroom website that you would like to share? A new group at LearnCentral has been created to serve as a repository of resources for easy classroom website design.



This past Saturday on the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show we had Dan Veltri from Weebly.com. Dan announced the recent release of the new education version of Weebly.  As a result of our conversation, I created this group for us to share ideas, resources and examples of using a classroom website with your students or parents. You can find the link to the recording of the show at: http://live.classroom20.com/1/post/2009/10/using-weebly-to-design-classroom-websites-special-guest-dan-veltri.html.

The link to the Classroom Websites group is: http://www.learncentral.org/group/30362/classroom-websites.



After our recent show with Dr. Helen Barrett discussion ‘ePortfolios’ on ‘Classroom 2.0 LIVE!’, an ‘ePortfolios’ group was created for people to share resources and examples of student created ePortfolios.  There are already 20 members in the group and I encourage you to join and start a new discussion thread with your links, resources and examples for using ‘ePortfolios’ with students.

The link to the ‘ePortfolios’ group at LearnCentral is: http://www.learncentral.org/group/26108/eportfolios

New Online Position for Me!



Many of you know of my affiliation with the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show and Classroom 2.0.com founded by Steve Hargadon. Our weekly show is held in Elluminate each Saturday morning and through my affiliation with the show and Steve Hargadon, I was recently offered the part-time position of  ‘Elluminate/LearnCentral Community Facilitator and Flat Classroom™ Project™ Administrator’.

Flat Classroom™ Project

Flat Classroom™ Project

My duties include supporting Elluminate and the new educator community ‘LearnCentral‘ and split my time supporting the Flat Classroom™ Project with Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay. I assist with coordinating teacher meetings, project announcements and help manage the many projects that Vicki and Julie oversee.



If you haven’t joined LearnCentral I encourage you to check out the community and wealth of resources. Elluminate sponsors both LearnCentral and the Flat Classroom™ Project and funds my position.