In this eWorkshop, you'll discover and explore the new features of Moodle™ 2.8. Learn about the greatly improved Gradebook and Grader Report; the new quiz-building page; and improvements to Forum, Assignment, Choice, Workshop, and Lesson, among others.
WordPress is a free, Web-based software program that anyone can use to build and maintain a blog and a social media-rich website. In this workshop you will learn the basics of how to create more than "just another Blog". Share links, connect networks, manage themes, styles, widgets and plugins-- and have a rich discussion about all the ways this tool can be leveraged for personal, professional and educational uses. This workshop is an excellent introduction for anyone interested in a hands on approach to creating a website with more.
This eWorkshop explores tips, tools and training to increase parents' and families' engagement in their child's increasingly digital education.
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This eWorkshop explores must have iPad apps for educators. iPad apps are expanding the learning experience both inside and outside the classroom, making it more interactive, immersive, and engaging. And we know that when students are more engaged, they are more motivated and they perform better. But the entire answer doesn't lay with flash and dazzle or drill and kill--iPads offer learners limitless potential for creativity. This Workshop will focus on both sides of the "app-coin"-- engaging and creating. With so many amazing education apps available--and more being developed all the time--there's no limit to the exciting possibilities for learning and showcasing your learning. Featured creative-apps include: Book Creator, iMovie, Explain Everything.... and more!
Are you considering teaching online or are looking for ideas to freshen-up your current online course? Designing for the online environment presents unique challenges, but it also opens a world of exciting possibilities for engaging students in their learning. You will start with the question, "what do my students need to learn?”. Using the learning as the focal point, you will navigate the amazing possibilities presented by the online environment and build your own course.
A course developer's certificate will be awarded to those who complete the course requirements.
May 8 to 13, 2015
This workshop will explore how schools are using Skype, Twitter, and other social media to create authentic learning opportunities and promote parental involvement. With teachers finding great ways to use these tools, social media is going from the banned list to becoming a powerful vehicle to broaden students' experiences and enhance learning in interesting and innovative ways.