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Summer 2014 (July): Self-Directed PD through Webinars

July was a month full of learning new tools and strategies!
I enjoyed live webinars, an on-demand webinar and an online course.

SimpleK12 Live Webinars

{July 10}

Focus: Organizational & Time-Saving Tools

Keep Yourself Organized with LiveBinders (presenter: Jerry Swiatek) [994]

Classroom Management: Quick and Simple Fixes (presenter: Monica Burns) [857]

Save Time and Increase Student Engagement with Paperless Grading (presenter: Shervette Miller-Payton) [1072]

Cite This: Two Free Tools that Make Citing Sources Easy! (presenter: Kim Munoz) [815]

Simplify Grading, Stay Organized, and More with Edmodo! (presenter: Kim Munoz) [1172]

Creating Review Games with Free Web Tools (presenter: David Faure) [1082]

 

{July 16}

Focus: Digital Storytelling

Students Sharing Stories Through Digital Storytelling (presenter: Shelly Terrell) [800]

Foster Creativity and Innovation with Digital Storytelling (presenter: Jerry Swiatek) [1046]

Publishing Digital Books: Making Students’ Work Come Alive (presenter: Kim Munoz) [1047]

Create Digital Personas with Talking Avatars (presenter: Kim Munoz) [1057]

Inspire Creativity and Presentation Skills with a New Kind of Puppet Show (presenter: Carol Nelson) [1114]

 

{July 21}

Focus: Flipping the Classroom

Why Should You Flip Your Classroom? An Introduction (presenter: Monica Burns) [1120]

Locating Materials for Your Flipped Classroom: It’s Easier than You Think (presenter: Monica Burns) [1179]

Flipping Your Classroom: It’s Easy with Khan Academy (presenter: Nikki Robertson) [718]

Screencasts Made Easy: Create and Share Your Own Tutorials (presenter: Kim Munoz) [868]

Create Interactive Videos for Flipping Your Class (presenter: Jose Popoff) [759]

 

{July 29}

Focus: Google Tools

Make Google Forms Work for You! (presenter: Jayme Linton) [789]

Get on Track and Stay There with Google Calendar! (presenter: Jayme Linton) [788]

Using Google Docs Presentation Tools to Construct Knowledge (presenter: Susan Oxnevad) [628]

 

SimpleK12 On-Demand Webinar

{July 25}

Net Smart: How to Thrive Online (presenter: Howard Rheingold) [163]

 

TeacherCast University (teachercast.net) online course

{July 23}

Remind (formerly Remind101)

 

Looking forward to more learning, connecting and extending in August!

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Summer 2014 (June): Self-Directed PD through Webinars

Another big thank-you to www.simplek12.com and the wonderful presenters for keeping my summer learning in full swing!

SimpleK12 presentations are high-quality, up-to-date, and packed with tips and suggestions. Their motto is “PD in your PJs”!

Many more webinars on the July calendar. Looking forward to more learning, connecting and extending!

Here are the webinars I benefited from during the month of June:

{June 10}

Focus: Personalized Learning and Differentiated Instruction

Transforming Education with Personalized Learning and Differentiated Instruction (presenter: Naomi Harm) [1119]
Differentiate Instruction and Energize Lessons with QR Codes (presenter: Monica Burns) [1149]
Digital Differentiation: Tools to Support Flexible Learning Paths for Personalized Learning (presenter: Susan Oxnevad) [1117]
Lessons That Talk: Create Differentiated and Online Lessons with Screencasts (Screencast-o-Matic) and Audio (presenter: Kim Munoz) [594]
Ready to Differentiate: Ways to Share Your Screencasts, Videos, and Digital Materials (presenter: Kim Munoz) [1165]
Support Learning for All Students: Exploring the UDL Guidelines (presenter: Matt Bergman) [990]
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{June 12}

Overview of Symbaloo and useful free web tools (presenter: Lori Maldonado) [700]
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{June 18}

Focus: Digital Storytelling

Foster Creativity and Innovation with Digital Storytelling (presenter: Jerry Swiatek) [1046]
Picture This: Grabbing Attention with Talking Pictures (presenter: Carol Nelson) [1054]
Facilitate a Writing Workshop Using Google Docs (presenterSusan Oxnevad) [937]
Tell an Interactive Story with Timelines (presenter: Melissa Edwards) [1048] {The presenter was unavailable; SimpleK12 generously provided 1-week access to the recording of her previous webinar.}
Using Digital Storytelling on the iPad to Foster Key Skills  (presenter: Jenna Linskens) [1105]
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{June 24}

Focus: Google Tools

Productivity and Collaboration in the Cloud with Google Drive (presenter: Kyle Pace) [1086]
Simplify Data Collection and Documentation with Google Forms (presenter: Monica Burns) [1140]
Going Google: The Quick Start Guide to Getting Started with Google Tools (Kimberly Thompson of SimpleK12) [120] and [1088]
Save Time and Simplify Your Grading (presenter: Kim Munoz) [769]
Make Collaboration Easy with Google Presentations and Spreadsheets (presenter: Kim Munoz) [804]
Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs (presenterSusan Oxnevad) [1091]
 
 

Summer 2014 (May): Self-Directed PD through Webinars

A big thanks goes out to http://www.simplek12.com for jumpstarting my summer PD!

The SimpleK12 presentations are high-quality, up-to-date, and packed with tips and suggestions. Their motto is “PD in your PJs”!
I’ve registered for many more SimpleK12 live webinars in June and July. Looking forward to more learning, connecting and extending!

Here are the webinars I enjoyed during the month of May:

SimpleK12 On-Demand Webinar

{completed May 24}

Flubaroo (presenter: Kim Munoz)

Use this tool to automate grading of multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank tests created in Google Forms. Then email the grades to your students. You can use it to review overall grades using averages, charts and graphs.

 

SimpleK12 Live Webinars

{completed May 31}

Go Google for Presentations (presenter: Tia Simmons) [1085]

Going Google: The Quick Start Guide to Getting Started with Google Tools (presenter: Kimberly Thompson) [120]

Time-saving Forms, Surveys, and Quizzes with Google Forms (presenter: Kim Munoz) [784]

Google Documents: Getting Better All the Time! (presenter: Thomas Petra) [1162]

Use Google Apps to Improve Communication with Parents (presenter: Shervette Miller-Payton) [597]

10 Google Search Tips to Help You Find the Info You Need (presenter: Paula Naugle) [1007]

 

 

 
 
 
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