Course will be limited to the first 25 participants who enroll (so sign up today if you wish to participate).
I had an overwhelming response to last week's survey, asking if readers would want to take a free online 4 week course. Based on this feedback I am offering the workshop, â€œFun Free Digital Presentation Tools for the Classroom (Vuvox, OneTrueMedia, Jing, and more)â€, starting on Tuesday, July 5.
(In addition to almost 100 teachers, there were nearly 100 responses from education professionals in other roles, including administrators, technologists, librarians, instructional designers, and more. Fifty percent of the respondents worked in Higher Education, and the rest were pretty evenly split among Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, and High School.)
How The Course Will Work
Each week we will get hands-on, learning about and using a free online application to create digital presentation materials. Participants will be expected to participate in our online forums, discussing their experiences with the tools, and offering their ideas for how each tool might be used in their professional role. Please note that you will need a webcam for this course (a couple sections will require use of a webcam to capture brief videos).
Assignments will be rolled out one week at a time. The syllabus consists of following a similar assignment format each week to get introduced to using the following tools: Vuvox (Week 1), Jing & Eyejot (Week 2), OneTrueMedia (Week 3), and finally, week 4 will introduceÂ a varietyÂ of presentation tools and allow you to select which one to try out and discuss.
I will review the created materials (which I encourage everyone to share with the group when they post their discussion forum comments), and I will review everyone's comments and respond to many. I will also encourage all participants to read others' postings and strike up a dialogue.
To sign up for the workshop … please submit your name and email address using the form below (your email address will be treated with complete confidentiality and will not be shared by me with anyone).
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