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The Virtual Staffroom - Podcast

Welcome to the Virtual Staffroom. Join the Technology 4 Learning team as they explore the latest in educational technology minus the ‘geek speak’!

Get inspired to add a dash of tech to your classroom and join three non-techie teachers as they talk edtech, classrooms and everything in-between (and sometimes not).

What can you expect?

Each episode follows the school day all the way from assembly to the car park and everything in-between!

Assembly - All the latest edtech news. 

* Roll call - A roundup of technology Professional Learning. 

* Lunch - Grassroots stories from REAL teachers using tech.

* Playground duty - Where we answer your geeky questions.

* Car park chat - Highlights of our personal finds over the past fortnight.

Plus special features including:

* Live broadcasts from key educational technology events.

* In-depth discussions with industry experts - we ask the hard questions!

New episodes added fortnightly.

Episode 1: Class is in session

  • Head to Cockatoo Island with Yvette.
  • Hear about one school's journey to harness the power of LinkedIn Learning to flip their classrooms.
  • We chat with drone guru Dr. Catherine Ball about World of Drones Education and her awe-inspiring journey!
  • Linda talks about her love of T4L Kids TV.

Listen to Episode 1!

Show notes


Episode 2: Eddie Woo + EdTECH = Magic

  • Hear about Eddie Woo’s passion for Maths and also his top tips and tricks for engaging students
  • Joe introduces you to NSW’s Smart Digital Twin
  • Linda takes us on an adventure with ‘Imagineering in a Box’ from Khan Academy
  • Yvette retells a story of the power of telepresence and 3D Printing to do good in Northern NSW!

Listen to Episode 2!

Show notes


Episode 3: Special Edition - Excursion - Virtual Celebrations

  • Get geeky with our own Papa Tech Greig as he talks all the tech you need to take your celebrations online
  • Hear from Billabong High School’s Nim Weerakoon about their ‘Lockdown Getdown Online Disco’
  • Learn how Sylvania Heights Public School Principal Clint White used Brightcove to take his assemblies virtual
  • Finally we take a trip across the pond to hear how schools in the US are graduating online with Director of Technology and Media from Newtown County Schools Dr. Adam Phyall

Listen to Episode 3!

Virtual Celebrations Toolkit 


Show Notes

Episode 4: Reaching for the stars

  • We reach for the stars with Astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey Smith
  • Joe challenges you to give AR a try for homework
  • Linda talks about LifeLauncher a tool to help students plan for the future
  • Yvette takes us on a Big Data journey starring tomatoes!

Listen to Episode 4!


Show Notes

Please note all views expressed by the podcast presenters are their personal opinions and not representative of the NSW Department of Education. Discussions are not endorsements of third party products, services or events.