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
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
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).