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Why Virtual Teaching and Learning?<br />Webinars<br />
Watch!<br />http://www.foxbaltimore.com/newsroom/features/cover_story/videos/vid_474.shtml<br />
What is a webinar?<br />LIVE web-based seminar (course, presentation or conference)<br />Flexible Communication:  It can i...
Where can I find some examples online?<br />ETLO-Education Technology Leaders Online<br />http://www.edtechleaders.org/Res...
How can knowing how to create a webinar be helpful?<br />The rise of virtual schooling Michigan Virtual High School<br />J...
Ideas for using webinars in teaching and learning?<br />Study/review session for interested students before big tests<br /...
Our needs for a webinar tool<br />Free<br />Accommodate at least10people in one webinar<br />Archiving/Recording of webina...
How to create a Webinar<br />http://dimdim.com<br />
Benefits of DimDim<br />
User-friendly (e-mail gets you to exactly the right chat room)<br />
Great for days when class is impractical<br />
Ability to incorporate power-point, share desktop, etc.<br />
Convenience (participants do not have to be in the same place during the webinar)<br />
Can communicate with people in many ways/at any time<br />
DimDim:  Drawbacks<br />
The audio problems/technical difficulties… doesn’t always work 100%<br />
Need to have reliable (and fast) internet connection – still can be a problem for some people.  <br />
5 Second Delay<br />
Hints and Tips<br />
Identify yourself when you enter<br />
Assume users will not read instructions before the webinar begins<br />
Have some music playing as participants enter the webinar room.<br />
Have a co-host or Wingman<br />
Make sure the volume on your computer is muted to avoid echo<br />
PRACTICE!! <br />
Have a plan B…<br />
Other Webinar Tools<br />http://eluminate.com<br />Free only for 3 participants at a time<br />http://www.scriblink.com/<b...
ForNext tuesday…<br />Participate in computer at Madonna or at Home (with Internet connection).<br />You will receive an e...
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  1. 1. Why Virtual Teaching and Learning?<br />Webinars<br />
  2. 2. Watch!<br />http://www.foxbaltimore.com/newsroom/features/cover_story/videos/vid_474.shtml<br />
  3. 3. What is a webinar?<br />LIVE web-based seminar (course, presentation or conference)<br />Flexible Communication: It can include:<br />Interactivity<br />White board (doodle board)<br />Polling<br />Chat Room<br />Screen Sharing<br />Media & Documents (Videos, PPT, Word, Excel)<br />Private or Public<br />Archived/Recorded<br />Video and/or Audio<br />
  4. 4. Where can I find some examples online?<br />ETLO-Education Technology Leaders Online<br />http://www.edtechleaders.org/Resources/chat/default.asp<br />ISTE<br />http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ProfessionalDevelopment/WebinarSeries/20082009Webinars/Webinar_Series.htm<br />Classroom 2.0<br />http://www.classroom20.com/<br />
  5. 5. How can knowing how to create a webinar be helpful?<br />The rise of virtual schooling Michigan Virtual High School<br />Job opportunities for teachers<br />Include home-bound students<br />Create professional development opportunities<br />Conferencing<br />Committee work<br />
  6. 6. Ideas for using webinars in teaching and learning?<br />Study/review session for interested students before big tests<br />Give students who miss school (illness, etc) a chance to make-up a class presentation assignment<br />Recordings of webinars can be used to re-teach material as needed.<br />Allows for students to teach other student - have them attend webinars as homework assignments<br />Students can develop their own webinars on a particular research topic. <br />
  7. 7. Our needs for a webinar tool<br />Free<br />Accommodate at least10people in one webinar<br />Archiving/Recording of webinar<br />Ability to create webinars easily<br />Audio and chat features<br />Private<br />Web-based<br />Screen sharing (refer to websites)<br />Upload materials (PPT, WORD, PDF)<br />
  8. 8. How to create a Webinar<br />http://dimdim.com<br />
  9. 9. Benefits of DimDim<br />
  10. 10. User-friendly (e-mail gets you to exactly the right chat room)<br />
  11. 11. Great for days when class is impractical<br />
  12. 12. Ability to incorporate power-point, share desktop, etc.<br />
  13. 13. Convenience (participants do not have to be in the same place during the webinar)<br />
  14. 14. Can communicate with people in many ways/at any time<br />
  15. 15. DimDim: Drawbacks<br />
  16. 16. The audio problems/technical difficulties… doesn’t always work 100%<br />
  17. 17. Need to have reliable (and fast) internet connection – still can be a problem for some people. <br />
  18. 18. 5 Second Delay<br />
  19. 19. Hints and Tips<br />
  20. 20. Identify yourself when you enter<br />
  21. 21. Assume users will not read instructions before the webinar begins<br />
  22. 22. Have some music playing as participants enter the webinar room.<br />
  23. 23. Have a co-host or Wingman<br />
  24. 24. Make sure the volume on your computer is muted to avoid echo<br />
  25. 25. PRACTICE!! <br />
  26. 26. Have a plan B…<br />
  27. 27. Other Webinar Tools<br />http://eluminate.com<br />Free only for 3 participants at a time<br />http://www.scriblink.com/<br />Free for all! Use cell phones or VOIP for audio<br />https://www.yugma.com/<br />Up to 20 participants at a time for free<br />http://meeting.zoho.com<br />Free for 1 to 1 meetings only<br />http://www.mikogo.com<br />Free for up to 10 participants at a time.<br />http://www.wiziq.com<br />Free for all<br />
  28. 28. ForNext tuesday…<br />Participate in computer at Madonna or at Home (with Internet connection).<br />You will receive an email invitation from DimDim at 5:00pm. <br />Enter the virtual classroom.<br />Class will run virtually from 5:00-6:30pm<br />Virtually Present your PowerPoint and Digital Animations (Liz will give you the mic or you can chat).<br />
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