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Both of Cindy Lane’s workshops next week are on free Google/Web 2.0 resources. Register online.

The last two summer edtech workshops are scheduled next week at EducationPlus with Google Certified Teacher Cindy Lane:

• Bloomin’ Toolbox: Resources for Today’s Educators consists of diving into the six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, aligned with Common Core principles, and retrieving useful web 2.0 tools to use in your classroom.  Time will be spent collaborating with other educators to share tools as well as looking into the usefulness of sites listed by the facilitator.  All websites discussed will be housed on a Google site for further reflection. JULY 28.

Google Goods that Meet the Standards: So your school has “gone Google” and left you behind?  NO WORRIES!  Out of the 50+ free tools brought to you by Google, a Google Certified Teacher will share the educationally based tools tied to Missouri Learning Standards you need to understand and help you navigate through them during this workshop.  Among the favorites are DOCS, GMAIL, CALENDAR, SEARCH, CUSTOM SEARCH ENGINES and EVEN MORE!!  Get the goods on all things Google in this fast-paced workshop. July 29.

Visit www.edplus.org to learn more & to register.

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EducationThis Thursday and Friday, July 17 & 18, join us for Digital Citizenship: It’s Common Sense. Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating?  We teach our children how to be safe within the physical community, but what about norms for appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use?  This class is based on the material in Digital Citizenship in Schools, an ISTE 2011 bestseller.  We’ll explore the nine elements of Digital Citizenship: Access, Commerce, Communication, Literacy, Etiquette, Law, Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Wellness, and Security. Seats are still open, register at www.edplus.org today, and we will see you later this week! Cost:  $279 members; $349 non-members; two graduate credits available.

code classIn this full-day, hands-on workshop, coding is presented using drag & drop programming in a game-like, constructivist atmosphere. Today’s group, with instructor Debbie Fucoloro, are exploring the basics of programming by completing a series of tasks & puzzles. Those attending will leave EducationPlus with an understanding of how computer programs and their language work, as well as a desire to share the excitement of learning how to code with their students once the school year starts. What a great to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math into the classroom!

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media classIn our one day workshop Integrating Writing & Digital Tech:

• Explore new ideas to create multimedia presentations that meet Missouri Learning Standards for using writing, media literacies and technology skills.
• Check out technology applications that meet the college and career readiness standards.
• Use Google Drawing, Forms, and Presentations for interactive presentations. Select technology applications such as SMore, Piktochart, Easel.ly and more to create online newsletters and infographics.
• Learn how to communicate with parents and students with online digital newsletters that work on mobile platforms.

This workshop is July 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at EducationPlus. Register online.

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media icons canvaHow do kids use social media? What does their use mean for them as far as privacy, their digital footprint and the law?

Spend the morning of July 24 learning all the ins & outs of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) and how your students use it, both for good and bad. During the afternoon, see how you can make use of social media in your classroom to create effective communication, collaboration and learning outcomes. Students are already savvy, shouldn’t you be?

julie smith twitterThursday, 7/24/14: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | $159 Members; $199 Non-Members |1 graduate credit available | Register online | Tweet with instructor Julie Smith, Media Literacy Guru, Social Media Enthusiast

 

[This session had to be cancelled; stay tuned for future classes]

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visual literacy Students are surrounded by visual images all day long: TV,  streaming, apps… Examine how technology has changed the creation of visual images in news & ads and discuss what that effect has been on our students. Learn how to help students decipher the messages implicit in visual images while developing lessons that align to the standards.

Join us in Teaching New Literacies to Meet the Standards on Tuesday, July 22. Register online at www.edplus.org.

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Untitled design-8Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Anyone using the web or a mobile device leaves a digital footprint. Because of AUPs and best practices guidelines, school leaders are faced with creating policies that students can follow & teachers can support. We teach our children how to be safe within the physical community, but what about norms for appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use? Learn how July 17-18; click on the image for more info.

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Learn the best strategies for FlippingThe two day Flip Teaching 1-2-3 seminar on June 16-17 includes:

• hearing from educators who are already Flipping in their classrooms
• learning how to use the technology to record videos and upload to computers
• discussing best strategies for Flipping your class
• incorporating differentiation, inspiring students
• receiving a copy of the book Flip Your Classroom

Register online, where you’ll find more enrollment details.

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Summer workshop • Friday, 7/11/14 • 8:30  – 3:30 • Register Online

Overwhelmed by the flood of information pouring out for teachers? Learn how to utilize social media to collect great educational ideas and resources. This session will provide solutions for collecting and organizing the overload of digital information. Practice with Symbaloo, Scoop.it, Paper.li, EduClipper, Pinterest, Twitter and more.  Use these digital tools to search Common Core resources and technology applications that can be applied in the classroom. Connect globally with educators to build a personal learning network that provides instructional resources and ideas.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
doughtertytwitterLinda Dougherty’s Twitter profile: High School Teacher-Librarian – District Library Chair – METC 2013 Spotlight Educator – ISTE – SIGLIB- SIGLIB Digital Playground Presenter – #MOedchat#TLCHAT
@ljdougherty | St.Louis, MO | lindajdougherty.com

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Support Staff! You Are A STAR!The 22nd annual Support Staff  Academy Mini-Conference- Celebrating and Honoring Support Staff- is June 11, 2014 at Mehlville High School. We’re excited to have Scott Taylor keynote the mini-conference; he is an educational consultant and motivational speaker. He is the former principal of Crestwood Elementary School in Lindbergh Schools. Scott retired in last summer after 32 year career in education. He’ll address how support staff truly impacts the students they work with on a daily basis.

Other topics covered during the day include: communication, health and safety, leadership and office technology. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with one another as well as visit exhibitors like Books Are Fun, Office Essentials, PartyLite, Vantage Credit Union, plus others.

Learn more, and register online, at www.edplus.org.

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