EdTech Bits Below are a few Educational Technology bits of fun for you. These bits take the form of Webinars, Resources, Conferences or other bits. Some offerings might occur in the school day but may have archived content later. Enjoy!!
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Webinar - http://goo.gl/xuDPjFlipped Learning Primer Part I: Basics of Flipped LearningMonday, March 18, 2013****TODAY****
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CST)
Flipped Learning - You’ve read about it, maybe you have even attempted it. Educators in elementary and secondary schools for all disciplines are embracing Flipped Learning. Our community will kick off its webinar program with a three-part Flipped Learning Primer that will cover all the basics of this powerful type of learning. Discover how to move direct instruction from the group learning space to the individual learning space so that class time can be used for active problem solving by students and one-to-one or small group tutoring with the teacher. Have students come to class ready to jump into the lesson, answer questions, work on collaborative projects, and explore the content further by providing short lectures for them to watch as many times as they wish on their own time. Join Flipped Learning Network’s Jonathan Bergmann and Kristin Daniels on March 18th to learn more about Flipped Learning and how to reach all of your students in every class every day. They will introduce the concept of Flipped Learning, where educators actively transfer the responsibility and ownership of learning to their students.
Free Resource - http://edweb.net
edWeb.net is a professional social network for the education community with FREE Professional Learning Communities and Webinars. Join and receive their weekly email with links to free, quality materials. edWeb is a great way to expand your Personal Learning Network!
Free eCourse- http://goo.gl/mymi7
DIY: Web 2.0 Tools Course
Want to learn about Web 2.0 tools and start to develop your personal learning networks? Or maybe you're part of the year long Powerful Learning Practice Community experience, and just want to get geared up for your school's kickoff event. Either way, this Web 2.0 tools pregame is for you.
BrainPOP and the Flipped Classroom
Wednesday, March 20
2:30 pm (CST)
Make homework fun and involve parents: try a “flipped” lesson! We welcome Katie Neville, master educator with more than 40 years of classroom experience and a current Technology Resource Teacher for Loudoun County (VA) public schools. She’ll show you how to build a flipped lesson using BrainPOP resources and our integration with Google. Explore different ways to engage parents and students in the process and hear some alternatives for those who don’t have internet access at home.
Webinar - http://goo.gl/b1syO
Blended Learning Strategies for Common-Core Math
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 12 to 1 p.m.(CST)
School districts are tapping into online gaming, video instruction, and other blended learning techniques to teach math while also identifying the digital resources that pair with the goals of the Common Core State Standards. Our guests will review techniques and digital resources for math instruction that emphasizes the use of blended learning and meeting the new common-core requirements.