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The Virtual Staffroom is a community podcasting project run by Australian educator Chris Betcher. The basic premise of the podcast is to hear from leading educators about how they use technology in their classrooms.

The Virtual Staffroom Podcast The Virtual Staffroom Podcast

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The Virtual Staffroom is a community podcasting project run by Australian educator Chris Betcher. The basic premise of the podcast is to hear from leading educators about how they use technology in their classrooms.

    VSR46: This is Personal

    VSR46: This is Personal

    Kathleen McClaskey and Barbara Bray take a special interest in personalised learning, differentiated instruction and the whole concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In this episode we dig into many of these concepts to learn more, including the sharing of some useful apps for personalised learning.

    Originally published January 20, 2012


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    VSR45: Blocks and Filters

    VSR45: Blocks and Filters

    Like most teachers, Brett Moller, Bruce Fuda, Ashley Proud and Carolyn Foote all have to deal with the realities of filters and blocks on their school Internet connection, although they all experience this reality in slightly different ways.. In this episode we talk about web filters, the need to keep kids safe online and try to balance the argument with good old fashioned some common sense.

    Originally published January 13, 2012


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    VSR44: A World of Difference

    VSR44: A World of Difference

    Michael Graffin is a young relief teacher from near Perth, Western Australia who has never had his own classroom but has still managed to discover the joys of working across the Internet on global projects. In this episode, Michael is joined by one of his collaboration partners Theresa Allen from Chicago, and also Lisa Parisi from New York, as we discuss the wonders of learning using online collaborative projects.

    Originally published January 13, 2012


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    VSR43: The Global Village

    VSR43: The Global Village

    John Warnken is a good guy. He's 58 years old, lives in Florida and is not officially a teacher. However, John has been voluntarily working with students from all over the world to help them improve their English and broaden their view of the world. He's now on a mission to help other seniors do the same. Using the power of Skype, John has spent the last 4 years Skyping into classrooms all over the world working with kids that want to talk with a native English speaker. It's a short podcast, but a great story.

    Originally published April 15, 2011


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    • 21 min
    VSR42: iOS App Smackdown!

    VSR42: iOS App Smackdown!

    Deon Scanlon, Andrew Churches, Allanah King and Amanda Marrinan are leading Australian and New Zealand educators who use iPads, iPods (and even iPhones) in their work with kids. In this episode we share 48 of our favourite and most useful iOS apps… some fun, some silly, some educational, some serious; but all amazing!

    Originally published April 5, 2011


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    VSR41: Culture and Vision

    VSR41: Culture and Vision

    Helen Otway is an assistant principal and Ultranet Coach in Victoria, Australia. She is passionate about ICT, professional development and developing a school culture of continual learning. In this episode we talk about a range of topics including sharing to build  school culture, learning through failure, and developing a more thoughtful approach to teaching and learning through reflective practice.

    Originally published April 3, 2011


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    • 53 min

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