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Webinar: Science in the classroom - unpacking the Science Learning Hub

Posted by Jane Armstrong Bos

When: 2 Aug 2012

Venue: Blackboard Collaborate online tool

Fees: Free

Organiser: Jane Armstrong - Enabling e-Learning Community

Contact: enabling.elearning@tetoitupu.org

Join Mary Loveless, Project Leader Primary Science Education at Waikato University and Joy Kitt, Blended e-Learning National Science facilitator in this discussion focused on accessing and unpacking the Science Learning Hub as a resource to support classroom science teaching and learning. We will be exploring how the Science Learning Hub supports teachers planning for hands on science activities, through the hubs provision of carefully stepped instructions that explain the science concepts involved, links to scientists working in the field and supported by video, photos and animations. This webinar aims to develop and inform science learning for both teachers and students through the use of the Science Learning Hub.

This webinar is aimed at Primary and Intermediate school teachers.

Mary Loveless, Project Leader Primary Science Education at Waikato University and Joy Kitt, Blended e-Learning (BeL) National Science facilitator will be leading this discussion. Joy recently joined the BeL team from Russell Street School where she was a classroom teacher with responsibility for staff professional development in science.

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Prior to the day

You will need to ensure your computer is ready to launch a desktop application to view this workshop in Blackboard Collaborate (formerly called Elluminate). If you have already used Blackboard Collaborate before, you will not need to do the following.

Step 1:

Please go to Blackboard Collaborate First Time Users/Checking system requirements and see if you have the green tick. If you do, congratulations you may move to the next part of the set up. If you see the red cross you need to follow the instructions to download Java Web Start.

If you are unable to do this, please contact your own technical support people immediately. If you can download it and the red cross changes to a green tick, then it's time to move onto the next step.

Step 2:

Join the Configuration Room to test your connection and configure your audio. To view the hardware and software pre-requisites for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit www.elluminate.com/support


We recommend you login from at least 3pm to give yourself time to trouble shoot. Contact your admin support in the first instance if you are having issues. It is recommended you wear a set of headphones, headsets or echo cancellation microphone/speakers to help avoid any sound issues. Please feel free to contact Jane prior to this meeting, if you have any queries.

We look forward to connecting with you during this time.