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  • Why Virtual Teaching and Learning?
    Webinars
  • Watch!
    http://www.foxbaltimore.com/newsroom/features/cover_story/videos/vid_474.shtml
  • 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/
  • How can knowing how to create a webinar 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
  • 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 at least10people 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)
  • 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
  • DimDim: Drawbacks
  • 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
  • PRACTICE!!
  • 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
  • ForNext tuesday…
    Participate in computer at Madonna or at Home (with Internet connection).
    You will receive an email invitation from DimDim at 5:00pm.
    Enter the virtual classroom.
    Class will run virtually from 5:00-6:30pm
    Virtually Present your PowerPoint and Digital Animations (Liz will give you the mic or you can chat).