After the success of the Web to Classroom video conference we decided to run this event again. During that workshop teachers were shown time-saving tips for using the Museum's website via video conference.
We trialled our first 'Web to classroom teacher workshop' as a video conference in July 2010. During this workshop teachers used their school’s computers to create sets of information that can be emailed to other teachers or students.
They were shown how to navigate the Museum's website and how to use its new functionality. Teachers learnt how to gather and organise their favourite webpages of text, images, movies and sound files into sets and annotated them with activities for students or notes for colleagues. As the sets have their own URL they can now send this to their students or colleagues to use.
Have a look at an example of a set at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/sets/Mary/1
Teachers were also shown how to comment on the site and to upload images, movie and sound files with their comments.
This is a great way to use video conferencing for professional development.