International Energy Debate on Elluminate






These are ten of the twelve Voicethreads produced by students from five schools across three countries during the International Energy Challenge. Although we have had a few difficulties, including that we are never all at school at the same time, students have persisted to produce some excellent Voicethreads explaining the advantages of twelve different energy sources. On Thursday, we are going to run a town meeting on Elluminate, where representatives of each group defend their energy choice against other group reps.  As many of the participants will be using Elluminate for the first time, please read the following code of conduct carefully:

  1. Greet people with an appropriate introduction, showing respect at all times.
  2. Always use full English ie no IM or txt language. This is a professional site and translators cannot translate IM.
  3. Logon with an appropriate username that does not reveal your full identity. Keep that user name for the entire session (eg. Britt from Hawkesdale)
  4. No spamming eg zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  5. Use appropriate language at all times – no swearing, slang, words of dubious nature or double meanings.
  6. No cyberbullying or put-downs etc
  7. Be sensitive to people from other cultures who may be present.
  8. Never reveal any personal information eg phone numbers, addressess etc
  9. Avoid using CAPS, as it means you are shouting!
  10. Share and use the whiteboard responsibly – don’t scribble or block out other people’s work.
  11. If in doubt, just don’t do it!

As Elluminate has a whiteboard available, I would like each team leader to send a Powerpoint slide with an image and title of their energy source and the names of the students in their group to my gmail address. Please do this ASAP, at least 24 hours before the session. I will then send you an email link to the session. To check that you can access Elluminate and have all the correct software, go to:

You can access the session from 30 minutes prior to the session starting. Log in with your first name and school at the following link:

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