Professional Development Online Links and Resources


BlackBoard Collaborate - an online collaboration system that allows for live synchronous class sessions which anyone can be invited to join and participate in.

EdTechPodcasts - weekly podcasts about technology in education. Listen to discussions about all things digital in education – technologies, issues, great websites, web 2.0 and much, much more!

iTunes U - access to lectures, language lessons, films, labs, audiobooks, online tours, etc. Note: You will need to have the iTunes application installed on your computer prior to downloading from the iTunes U site.

LearnITin5 - created by the national presenter of 'The Paperless Classroom' (Mark Barnes) this site is a "comprehensive how-to instructional video library for teachers using technology in the classroom". Each video goes for no longer than 5 minutes and features a new Web2.0 tool each month. You can search the archives pages for previous videos.

Online Video Learning - a link to Emerging EdTech site which listsa collection of websites with "thousands of free video lectures and related course materials, including many offerings from major universities".

Ted Talks - a series of conferences with some amazing speakers and presenters on a broad range of topics. TED Talks started by offering online talks on Technology, Education and Design but this has since broadened with the "goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world's most inspiring voices". Search according to Themes, Speakers, Talks, Conferences.

Vodcasts for VCE students - provided by Merspi and the School Library Association of Victoria.

Woopid - free technical training videos - thousands to choose from including Windows, PCs or MAC.