You could not have told me a year ago that I would be doing webinars, blogs, wikis, whaties, whoies………all that "ubiquitous" stuff! However, I find myself giggling at the amazing potential for growth we all have as teachers when we can sit at home and learn. Many of you have shared how it’s no longer as frightening because your coursework for Masters, Specialists or Doctorates are online now. So why not try some webinars? They are much less intimidating than coursework and you meet new people from all over the country.
Last night three teachers joined me to learn how to create Writing Prompts with unitedstreaming. We had a lot of fun with kids running around in the background and one poor teacher trying to keep up with dial-up (she was SO patient!). This one was my practice webinar so I didn’t invite too many, but now I’m ready for you! If you want to join future webinars on the Writing Prompt Builder (10/5, 10/11, 10/17 or 10/23), look on DEN calendar or watch for an email from me. For now, I’d like to tell you about two important ones coming soon.
1. Join us online for the first EdTechConnect of the 2006-2007 school year! Discovery Education is proud to feature Joe Brennan on Wednesday Sept. 20 at 5:00PM EST.
Who: Joe Brennan is a STAR Discovery Educator who recently retired from Niles Township High Schools and is now an independent consultant specializing in digital storytelling . A former Spanish teacher who coached both soccer and basketball, Joe first became interested in educational video and multimedia because of his visual approach to teaching and coaching. Joe is an Apple Distinguished Educator and the Illinois Computing Educator’s Educator of the Year in 2003.
Topic: The Incompleat Guide to Digital Storytelling – An overview of the tools and resources available to students and teachers to help them share information and inspiration with the rest of the world. From PowerPoint to podcasting to professional video editing programs, classes can collaborate on exciting projects that extend their learning far beyond wall the walls of their school.
This webinar will be limited to the first 200 people, so register now!
Can you imagine how cool this would be for your students to study with another class "ubiquitously?" There is even a free site for hosting webinars for you to consider! http://vyew.com/content/ If you have any questions, comments about how to do webinars or your experience so far, post them here!