In this busy season when you have restless students and many more demands, why would you think about going to an inservice? Many teachers are finding webinars an unique way to relax and train at the same time. Discovery offers teachers who use unitedstreaming FREE webinars that can be done at any place (not quite ubiquitously this time!) All you need is an Internet connection and a speaker phone. To sign up, go into your unitedstreaming account, click the Teacher Center. You will find many training opportunities here, but for this Tuesday Tip I’m going to focus on webinars. Once you click the webinar link, you can open a pdf with the upcoming sessions. If you find one that you like, click registration. Jaana Narsipur is Discovery’s talented trainer and will email you everything you need to do your session at home or in your classroom with a group of your colleagues.
On Monday, I was able to go to Southeast High School in Manatee County and do a webinar on unitedstreaming and Timeliner with a great group of curious teachers. They were really surprised that it was live and how much they learned. On Wednesday, you are welcome to join me (if you are close enough) for two group sessions at Valencia Community College on Denn John Lane in Kissimmee. Jaana will be teaching how to do Webquests with unitedstreaming from 3:30 – 4:30 pm and then Steve Dembo, Discovery Education’s online community director will be teaching a great session on emerging technologies in the classroom such as: iPods, cell phones, PDAs and you may even learn how to convince your principal that you need an iPod for your classroom! His session is from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Click here to register. This one will fill up fast. If you have trouble getting in, let me know.
For your Tuesday treat, if you attend any webinar between now and the end of the school year, you may have your pick of these cool posters created by students with unitedstreaming images. They real ones are beautiful. You will need to email me that you took the webinar so that I know! If you come to Valencia Community College on Wednesday, April 19th, you can have your choice of two posters!
Have a great week,
As always, I am