I’m going to admit i’m not a morning person, so this was early for a uni student (me). I had a coffee in my hand, and as i walked past this sign, i got EXCITED! Selena had been talking George up all throughout our workshops and on twitter, so he had a lot to live up to.
So i headed for the lecture. Firstly I will note this was one of the most inspiring, engaging and exciting lecture i have ever viewed!
Here are a few photos from the lecture as well as videos that were shared with us during the lecture.
Barack Obama Singing Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepson
This video shows just what can be done with technology these days. Take the words of a president from all different speeches and turn them into a Carly Rae Song.
YouTube is a great example of how anything can go viral.. This man was arrested and was extremely drunk and this is what the police car camera caught.
I love this idea, could be done with a whole school. Students record themselves in reception asking questions, then they answer those questions during year 7. Brilliant!
After the Lecture we move to the first workshop of the day. George introduced us to many wonderful things 🙂
Google Chrome: Which i installed on my laptop as soon as i got home and it is amazing!
RT Old School: Installed on twitter
and Flick CC Attribution Helper you can add to Google chrome.
George got us all on twitter and helped us form connections with educators all around the world. AWESOME much!
After the first workshop we had a break 😦 but it was OK cause we had a second workshop.
4:15 = Time for second workshop 🙂 This one was all about blogging. Which to be honest i didnt have much interest in, but George can be convincing. He got us all to set up our own blog and went through it step by step with us. As you can see I now thoroughly enjoying using wordpress 🙂
It is fair to say that every member of the last workshop could have stayed there all night learning along with George, unfortunately the day had finished 😦
But not before some photos 🙂 and a present for George 🙂
Here are just a few tweets from throughout the day (and yes i mean it a few, there would have been a few hundred on the day!)
Couros, G. (2012, October). A Professional Development Day: George Couros. Flinders University.