Positives or Negatives of using Liveblogging in Learning? http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/MTU3NjU0ODUzMg
Winter Term Requirements Article Submission (DUE Jan 30th) Teach a Technology-Integrated Lesson Plan (Post Lesson Plan and Reflection on Wiki under “Technology Lesson” by March 30th) Attend 1 day of MACUL Conference (March 11th or 12th in Grand Rapids) Live Blog one MACUL Conference Session (more info to come) Post 4 Blog Posts (by April 30th)
Winter Term: Professional Journal Article Submission You will have the opportunity to become published education technology writers. As part of your webinar assignment (above), you will be writing a 2-3 page “how to” article and submitting it for publication for one of the following education technology professional magazines; TechLearning, Learning and Leading, MACUL Journal, Edutopia, Educational Leadership, EdTech Magazine, Edweekly (Best Practices Submission)Here are some more ideas for places to submit articles, courtesy of our friend, Ryan Goble: The Science Teacher , TEACHING TOLERANCE , Library Media ConnectionRequirements for article:1) 2-3 pages double-spaced2) written in the 1st person3) written as a “how to” article4) You may submit a draft to Liz or Jeff no later than Jan. 20th for review and feedback from them.5) Submitted to professional publication no later than January 30th, 20096) Send Jeff or Liz documentation of your submission (such as an email)Rubric ID: 1389243http://rubistar.4teachers.org
How can knowing how to Teach Virtually be helpful? The rise of virtual schooling Michigan Virtual High School Job opportunities for teachers Include home-bound students Create professional development opportunities Conferencing Committee work
Online Education beats face to face! http://www.diigo.com/annotated/f87840d29cfb76df420daf3f86a70930
Virtual Teaching Environments Webinars Skype Course Management Systems Blackboard Moodle
What is a webinar? LIVE web-based seminar (course, presentation or conference) Flexible Communication: It can include: Interactivity White board (doodle board) Polling Chat Room Screen Sharing Media & Documents (Videos, PPT, Word, Excel) Private or Public Archived/Recorded Video and/or Audio
Where can I find some examples online? ETLO-Education Technology Leaders Online http://www.edtechleaders.org/Resources/chat/default.asp ISTE http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ProfessionalDevelopment/WebinarSeries/20082009Webinars/Webinar_Series.htm Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/
Ideas for using webinars in teaching and learning? Study/review session for interested students before big tests Give students who miss school (illness, etc) a chance to make-up a class presentation assignment Recordings of webinars can be used to re-teach material as needed. Allows for students to teach other student - have them attend webinars as homework assignments Students can develop their own webinars on a particular research topic.
Our needs for a webinar tool Free Accommodate 20 people in one webinar Archiving/Recording of webinar Ability to create webinars easily Audio and chat features Private Web-based Screen sharing (refer to websites) Upload materials (PPT, WORD, PDF)
9 Things Learned for Teaching Online Teaching online is a lot of work. Students appreciate regular communication and timely feedback on their progress. Many great tools exist but aren't always necessary. Assignments and activities take more time online. Students need extrinsic motivation. Give deadlines. Online courses are not right for all students. Ask students what works and what doesn't. Teaching online can inform what you do in the classroom if you have opportunities to teach both online and classroom-based courses. http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=best_practices&article=57-1
How to create a Webinar http://dimdim.com
Benefits of DimDim
User-friendly (e-mail gets you to exactly the right chat room)
Great for days when class is impractical
Ability to incorporate power-point, share desktop, etc.
Convenience (participants do not have to be in the same place during the webinar)
Can communicate with people in many ways/at any time
The audio problems/technical difficulties… doesn’t always work 100%
Need to have reliable (and fast) internet connection – still can be a problem for some people.
5 Second Delay
Hints and Tips
Identify yourself when you enter
Assume users will not read instructions before the webinar begins
Have some music playing as participants enter the webinar room.
Have a co-host or Wingman
Make sure the volume on your computer is muted to avoid echo
Have a plan B…
Other Webinar Tools http://eluminate.com Free only for 3 participants at a time http://www.scriblink.com/ Free for all! Use cell phones or VOIP for audio https://www.yugma.com/ Up to 20 participants at a time for free http://meeting.zoho.com Free for 1 to 1 meetings only http://www.mikogo.com Free for up to 10 participants at a time. http://www.wiziq.com Free for all
Webinar Requirements Sign up on Wiki for a Date & Time & Blurb Sign up on Wiki for 4 other webinars to attend (include your preferred email) Please post on this wiki (can be a link or embed) before Dec. 30th1) Screencast tutorial2) Lesson Plan (Required: Standards Technology (http://iste.org/nets ) & Subject Area, Process, Assessment)3) Webinar Video (from email)4) Webinar Chat Transcript (from email)