Tag Archive: video conference

May 09

Fizzics Education

This post by Ben form Fizzics Education has a video and radio interview discussing the video conferencing. This video covers the variety of educational virtual excursion festivals available for schools arranged by Virtual Excursions Australia. VEA is a network of museums, galleries, libraries, environmental centres, aquariums & more.                                         Ben Newsome on Australian Festivals from …

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Apr 15

Top tips for teaching via video conference

There are so many ways you can use video conferencing to discover new educational opportunities, from visiting world-class museums and zoos to diving on the coral reef! Still, often as a teacher you get your training on how to use the newly installed VC system and then you’re left to your own devices to work …

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Sep 19

WORLD SPACE WEEK: Meet the Mars robots

Join the Mars Lab team at the Powerhouse Museum and meet the Mars Lab’s robotic experimental Mars rovers. See these impressive robots in action on the Museum’s re-creation of the surface of Mars and find out why robots are used in space exploration. Then, have your students try their hand at driving the Mars Lab’s …

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Sep 19

WORLD SPACE WEEK: Mars Mission 5

TAKE YOUR STUDENTS ON A MISSION TO MARS! In this exciting 2 PART virtual excursion workshop, your students get the unique opportunity to drive a robotic rover via a web browser from your classroom across the Mars Yard (a re-creation of the surface of Mars) located at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Led by the …

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Aug 06

Royal Botanic Gardens Term 3 Video Conferences

Interactive Learning – Term 3 Program We are excited to offer these upcoming video conferences live from The Australian PlantBank – our award winning science and conservation facility at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. Our passionate educators are keen to share their broad knowledge of plants, sustainability, conservation and habitats with your students. Seed …

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May 10

World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ key event for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years World Environment Day has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is celebrated in over 100 countries. The theme for 2014 is Raise your voice not the Sea Level. …

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Pi Day

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. …

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Mar 11

Powerhouse Museum and Vandi Tompkins

On the morning of Thursday 27 February, the Powerhouse Museum’s Mars Lab team linked up with eight Australian high schools and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to speak with Vandi Tompkins, driver of the Mars rover Curiosity. There was quite a bit of excitement around this event. The Minister assisting the Premier on Western …

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Sea Week Video Conferencing Festival

Sea Week is the Marine Education Society of Australasia’s annual campaign to increase understanding & appreciation of our marine environment. The theme for 2014 is Sustainable Seas! Are there really plenty more fish in the Sea?     See what’s on offer at Dart Connections: 1. Click here http://goo.gl/uWFNVI 2. Type “Sea Week” into the …

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Feb 23

Pi Day

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. …

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