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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).