With the school year coming to a close in a few months and summer educational conferences fast approaching, I am interested in what educators want to hear and learn about in a webinar or conference presentation session. If you could take a few minutes to answer this one question survey I would greatly appreciate it. Feel free to contribute as little or as much as you would like on the survey and share you sentiments honestly.
I just finished writing my first book for educators and would like some feedback from those who have already done so. I haven’t decided to try to send it to publishers or to self-publish via one of many avenues like Amazon or Lulu.
For those who went the publisher route, I would love your feedback and options. Same for those went the self-publish route. Why did you choose the route and what are the pros and cons of each that you are aware of? I welcome all comments and opinions so please share below!
February 27th, in conjunction with The Learning Liaisons.com, I hosted an ‘eBook Smackdown’ webinar with guest presenter Lea Anne Daughrity from Texas. Lea Anne is heavily involved in the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) and Texas Leadership Council with me and is a fabulous presenter.
Lea Anne shared about choosing the right productions apps to load onto your classroom devices. This can be a daunting, time consuming and budget breaking task. She also shared 20 of the most effective apps to help students create and share their best work today in an ebook portfolio. It was a fun time to hear about the amazing things you can do with ebooks in the classroom with students. While I don’t have the recording link or video to embed, I did include the Livebinder with the resources Lea Anne shared that evening. What a great webinar despite the technical difficulties a few of us experienced!
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Last Saturday, Classroom 2.0 LIVE tried a new format called “Open Mic” time (recording: http://live.classroom20.com/1/post/2014/02/open-mic-blended-learning.html). I was celebrating Valentine’s Day on Valentine’s Day for the first time in four years due to his work schedule so I missed that day’s show but the crew had things in control and I am sure it was a fabulous fun show hearing thoughts and opinions from new people.
The Learning Liaisons.com is hosting a weekly SAT Boot Camp and the students that have attended indicated they got a great deal out of watching various problems be solved in real time. That coupled with the opportunity to ask questions of the SAT expert guest presenter made the sessions that much more powerful. There is another one coming up this Thursday so be sure to check out the Learning Liaisions website for more information.
To create an innovative, powerful webinar that is more than just a PPT presentation that is read by someone takes careful planning and consideration by the scenes. Research shows adults need content transitions or a change of activities every 10 minutes to retain what is presented. Luckily our guests can watch, pause. and rewind every recorded session.
If you have ever presented a webinar in Adobe Connect Pro or Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) then please contact me in the comments section with a brief blurb of what you would like to present. I truly enjoy increasing an educator’s online presence in a positive way!
I just finished writing my first book and am still working on the editing phase before we self-publish/publish the book in its final version. As I was thinking of what I project I was going to start next, I decided I would poll readers to see what topic would be of interest to them. If you have time to complete the Google form below, I would greatly appreciate it. Feel free to share this blog post on Twitter and Facebook so that I can get additional feedback.
Tonight is the second webinar in the SAT Bootcamp sponosored by The Learning Liaisons.com. Normally each session is $25 but tonight the session is FREE to all participants wanting to join.
If you would like FREE access for your child, or student’s of yours, for TONIGHT’s SAT Boot Camp at 8pm EST, use the promo code: SATFREE on the registration page @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developing-the-800-sat-math-mindset-geometry-tickets-10133019133.
Many of know I have begun to assist Dr. Jason Ampel of The Learning Liaisons with his webinar program. He is hosting a SAT Bootcamp the next four Thursdays. If you would like more information you can view the SAT Bootcamp page at TheLearningLiaisons.com.
We had one session already with several students attending a fantastic conversation about the problems Dr. Hold was demonstrating for the participants. The following schedule shows when the next sessions are:
The SAT Bootcamp is a paid series of workshops. Each webinar is $25 per webinar. The first five people that leave a comment here on this blog post will get a code to register for the next webinar. Make sure to leave your email when leaving a comment. Your student will learn some great tips for excelling when taking the SAT.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, I presented this presentation at the Texas Computer Educator Association (TCEA) convention in Austin, Texas. I was so fortunate to have an initial large response due to the fact that my session started at noon when most people head out for lunch. It got loud during the transition time so if you didn’t get to fully hear the content I presented, then feel free to watch the webinar recording presented Monday night in preparation for this session on 2/5. Thank you to everyone’s support.
Webinar from Monday, 2/3/2014 at 6pm EST.
If you haven’t used any of the online flashcard sites, I highly recommend “CardKiwi“. It is super easy to use Cardkiwi to make a flashcard set and the service is free! You can add vocabulary words, words in English and another language or facts about a historical event. The uses are endless and Cardkiwi is a great way to study.
Once you play each set, you then mark the card with a thumbs up, thumb down and a thumb sideways indicating how well you know the content. Thumbs up is if the content is known well, thumbs down is if you don’t know it that well and you need to repeat that card and the thumb pointing sideways indicates you sort of know the material. Other flashcard quizzing sites have the thumbs up and thumbs down but not the one in the middle of the two.
Currently, you can only add text on the flashcards but you can share the set with others saving you time from making a similar set on the same content. You can also search for sets of flashcards created on a specific book using the ISBN number. This is great if you doing a novel study or want a flashcard set on a specific topic featured in the same textbook a student is using in class.
Teachers can create a set of flashcards and share the set with their students. For visual learners, this site is right in learn with their learning style.This way students have an accurate set of flashcards with information that the teachers deems important to learn. For visual learners, this site is right in learn with their learning style.
The site states that using this system helps retention of the content by 50%. The research and information about this strategy for learning is featured in the video below.
Below are images of the front and back of the flashcards: