Thursday, September 22, 2011

Free classroom technology presentations this Saturday

Below is information on "Day of Learning 3" from SimpleK12, which is an online training company. These 30 minute online webinars are free to attend live (online) at the times listed.  Access to the recordings at a later date is not free.  They are given by a variety of teachers, educational tech consultants, and SimpleK12 staff.  I have attended sessions during a previous "day of learning" held by SimpleK12 and found some interesting.

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From: SimpleK12 Team
Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 8:31 AM
Subject: Special Saturday "Day of Learning 3" Just For You

Looking for a FREE day of Teacher Professional Development? Look no further - we've planned a special Saturday "Day of Learning 3" just for you and all of the teachers at your school.

We're hosting this Day of Learning 3 on a Saturday so you can organize your own Professional Development day at school and bring teachers in to view these webinars as a group.  Best of all, we've even planned time between sessions, and a break in the middle of the day, to allow teachers to work amongst themselves!

Be sure to let all the principals and teachers in your district know about this great FREE professional development event so they can enjoy an exciting day of learning too.

If your school doesn't pull together for the Day of Learning 3, you can still join in on the fun from home.  Webinars are viewable from your home PC or even your iPad (with the free Citrix GoToMeeting App).

All sessions are FREE

Space is limited, so reserve your seat now before it's too late!

Join SimpleK12 on Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Here are the details...

Keynote:  Own Your Classroom: The Business of 21st Century Teaching
Date: Saturday, September 24 from 9:00-9:30 AM Eastern Time, USA
Learn how to transform your classroom into a thriving environment of
information consumption and have fun along the way!
Register now.

Session 1: Jump Start Your Digital Footprint
Date: Saturday, September 24 from 10:00-10:30 AM Eastern Time, USA
Look at how to jump start your digital footprint and take control of it so that you can help establish your presence on the web and have something to be proud of.
Register now.

Session 2: Online Activities for Younger Students
Date: Saturday, September 24 from 11:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time, USA
Discover how to integrate the Internet into curriculum, as well as share some online resources, Internet inquiry units, and management ideas.
Register now.

Session 3: Twitter for Beginners: The Basics of Setting Up Your PLN
Date: Saturday, September 24 from 1:00- 1:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
Learn some of the basics of using Twitter as a component of your PLN, as well as share some resources and tips for using it to maximize learning and communication.
Register now.

Session 4: Google+ Guide for Educators 
Date: Saturday, September 24 from 2:00- 2:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
Find out how to use Google+ for education and ways to include it in your classroom.  Bring your own ideas as well, and be prepared to share them with the audience.
Register now.

Session 5: Keep Yourself Organized with LiveBinders
Date: Saturday, September 24 from 3:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
Get those binders off of your bookshelf and create a virtual space to store your favorite websites, documents, and videos where you can share them with your students and colleagues.
Register now.

Session 6: Organize and Share Your Favorite Sites with Diigo
Date: Saturday, September 24 from 4:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
Learn how to enjoy easily accessing your favorite sites from anywhere (computer, iPad, iPod, or phone), creating lists in groups, and even a teacher console - all for free!
Register now.

The first webinar begins at 9:00 AM Eastern Time, USA on September 24th!

We'll see you there!

The SimpleK12 Team
Twitter: @SimpleK12 or @TlC_edu

P.S. All of these webinars are free and open to the public,
so make sure to share this registration link with your friends!