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NCAGT Professional Development Superhero

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Presentation by ECU AIG TEAM at NC Gifted Conference March 2011
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NCAGT Professional Development Superhero

  1. 1. ! ! ! Becoming a IT’SBLE ! IN C R I ED ! Professional IT’S ONLIN E! Development IT’S Super Hero FREE!! Brian Housand / Katherine O’Connor / Elizabeth Fogarty ! East Carolina University www.ecugifted.com
  2. 2. SlideShare
is
the
EASIEST
way
to
share
presenta5ons
and
documents
without
 emailing
or
exchanging
Flash
Drives.
Think
of
it
as
YouTube
for
PowerPoint!
  3. 3. Professional
Development:
Teachers
and
presenters
can
create
a
profile
 where
past
presenta5ons
are
posted
for
others
to
view
online.
This
is
another
way
to
 share
informa5on
and
increase
your
digital
 footprint.

  4. 4. Weebly
allows
teachers
to
create
adver5sement‐free
websites
with
features
 like
photo
galleries,
maps,
pictures
and
 audio
players.
 Weebly
also
allows
teachers
to
password
 protect
students’
websites
for
greater
 security.
  5. 5. Professional
Development:

 Teachers
can
display/archive
student
work
 to
document
their
own
best
prac5ces
 teaching
as
they
move
toward
Na5onal
 Board
Cer5fica5on
or
advanced
degrees.
Teachers
can
link
student
webpages
created
 on
Weebly
documen5ng
student
work
to
 their
own
central
site.
  6. 6. Webinars & Video Conferencing ElastigirlPowers: Super stretching ability - Be in two places at once!Purpose / Use: A multi-way exchange for distributing information to groups or individuals in separate locationsDelivery: synchronous accessPlatforms: Skype, iChat, Facetime, DimDim, Ustream, etc.Ideas for use: conduct workshops without traveling! Two way video communication allows groups to see and hear each other.
  7. 7. Skype is an online audio and/ or video program whichallows for videoconferencing between two computers or many.
  8. 8. Professional Development: Set up a meeting of your professionallearning community on Skype to discuss the article that everyone read. Skype now offers FREE Group Video Conferencing for PC and Mac!
  9. 9. DIMDIM is a web-conferencing program which allows for audio and video sharing between up to four users. DIMDIM also allows users to sharedocuments and computer screens with the other users, as well as to communicate in chat.
  10. 10. Professional Development: Conduct a professional developmentsession for teachers in another school while sitting in your classroom,or bring a guest speaker to your class via DIMDIM.
  11. 11. USTREAM is a platform that allowsusers to stream live broadcasts on theweb. Viewers are able to participate via instant message. FREE to broadcast, but it is ad supported.
  12. 12. Professional Development: Have a shared professionaldevelopment day in which one school in a collaborative hires an expert to conduct a training at their school andother schools tune in via UStream. Later another school can hire the expert and others can tune in.
  13. 13. ! ! POLLS & DASH Power: Speed Purpose / Use: Quickly collect information from participants Delivery: Synchronous Platforms: google docs, todaysmeet, poll everywhere Ideas for use: Embrace the back channel, gather data on the spot, quick polls, etc.
  14. 14. ! !
  15. 15. ! ! Google Docs is a FREE alternative to Microsoft Office that lives in THE CLOUD! Collaborate on documents in REAL TIME with your participants. Instantly see what your collaborators are typing.
  16. 16. ! ! Professional Development: FORM function allows you to create and deploy web-based surveys with results that are automatically compiled in a spreadsheet.
  17. 17. ! ! Poll Everywhere is a web based polling service (class response system) that allows users to submit votes via the web, Twitter or text.
  18. 18. ! ! Professional Development: In the classroom, use Poll Everywhere to increase participation, attentiveness, to take attendance automatically, or to gauge students’ comprehension.
  19. 19. ! ! Before...
  20. 20. ! ! AFTER!
  21. 21. !Discussion Forums ! AFTER!
  22. 22. !Discussion Forums ! Violet Powers: Invisibility and Energy Shield Purpose / Use: A multi-way information exchange allowing for all voices to be heard Delivery: Asynchronous Platforms: Google Groups and Blogging services such as WordPress or Blogger Ideas for Use: Create a forum to allow the continued exchange of ideas between Visits. AFTER!
  23. 23. ! !
  24. 24. ! ! Professional Development: Creating a Google Group specifically for a group of teachers (i.e., initially-licensed teachers, middle school math teachers) help teachers in like-content areas communicate across a school, a district, or an entire state.
  25. 25. ! ! WordPress
allows
users
to
create
 professional
looking
websites
or
 blogs
using
a
variety
of
available
 widgets
,
plugins,
and
themes.
  26. 26. ! ! Professional
Development:
 Teachers
can
create
a
WordPress
site
that
 features
recent
best
prac5ce
lessons
and
 ideas.
Colleagues
or
principals
can
use
the
 ‘Comment’
feature
on
the
site
to
provide
 feedback
in
order
to
assemble
a
digital
best
 prac5ces
porOolio.
  27. 27. ! ! Social “Jack-Jack” Powers: Possibly a shape shifter Purpose / Use: Combination of all other tools. Careful, can be too hot to handle! Delivery: synchronous and asynchronous access Platforms: Facebook, Edmodo, Ning, etc. Ideas for use: Create a network for learning and discussion long after the PD is over.
  28. 28. ! ! Edmodo is a web 2.0 environment where teachers can safely share ideas, files and assignments with students and other teachers in real time. Edmodo is the fastest growing K-12 social learning network in the world.
  29. 29. ! ! Professional Development: Teachers can find and share meaningful web resources and materials. Teachers can collaborate with other faculty and students. Edmodo is mobile friendly.
  30. 30. ! ! Ning is an online platform where educators can create their own social networks. Professional Development: Teachers can construct a group or conversation around an effective instructional strategy or classroom management strategy.
  31. 31. ! ! www.ecugifted.com

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