Students from all countries are invited to participate in this cost-free online conference, by submitting resources or just joining in the conversations with other students on the fully supervised 24-hour /8-day messages boards. Please register first. Details below.
Our school is invited to participate in the 14-21 November 2011 iNet online conference for students (from 5 to 18 years). The conference focuses on teachers and students co-constructing teaching and learning. The topic is ‘Learning in the hands of students’. There is no cost for participating in this internet-based, international event.
To participate, students are invited to register individually online. However, in the case where whole classes are planning to participate, teachers may prefer to register themselves (although not take part on the message boards) and then pass on access information and updates to participating students.
To register online, visit: http://www.cybertext.net.au/student_11/
Students are invited to submit creative work on the theme
Students are invited to submit resources around the conference theme, which will be published on the online conference website. These could include essays, stories, videos, poems, Powerpoint presentations or audio files (podcasts). If a large number of contributions are received, not all entries can be published (we will try!). However, we will try to ensure that every class / school is represented. Some questions to get you started include:
- What can your teachers do to help make sure that all students can develop the skills and confidence to be responsible for their own learning?
- Describe the learning experiences that have most inspired you. What difference has this made to how well you achieve?
- What examples do you have to share from your school of students and teachers working together to create stimulating learning activities?
- What opportunities do you have in school to show how innovative, creative and imaginative you are and how well you can work collaboratively?
- How important are new technologies in making learning stimulating?
- Rob Salkowitz, who wrote Young World Rising, says that three forces are reshaping the world of the 21st century: youth, ICT and entrepreneurship. What is your view on this? What difference should this make to your curriculum and learning?
How to send your contribution
Each contributions should include the student’s age, first name and first letter of surname only (e.g. Emily F., 12 years) school and country. Teachers sending work on behalf of students are asked to include their own name, school, country and contact details in their email.
Contributions should be emailed to the iNet Online Conference Manager at: email@example.com by the extended deadline of 7 October 2011). If your files are too large to email, please contact Mrs Crouch for alternative, online delivery options. The preferred video formats are .mpeg4, .mov or .avi. We suggest sending videos, of less than 10 minutes duration, in the highest quality that can be reasonably emailed. If necessary, please email for further information on technical requirements.
Students who aren’t able to submit any creative work are still most welcome to join the lively discussions on the 24/8 message boards.
For your information, an educator-only online conference will be held on the same topic, during the same week as the student online conference. For further information about this, educators should contact the iNet Online Conference Manager or simply register online at: http://www.cybertext.net.au/educator_11/
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries about either of these online conferences.
iNet online conference manager
Phone: Int.+ 971 65284553
Mobile: Int. + 61 413 009988
*Cybertext International manages the online conferences on behalf of iNet.