Library Happenings @Bement

Great books, tech tips and noteworthy news

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Summertime learning

Are you looking for professional development opportunities? Summer is the perfect time to learn something new, with a more relaxed schedule and time to really dive in. Have you been thinking about trying an online course or a MOOC (massive open online course)? Build a Professional Learning Network or join a twitter chat on Twitter? Jump in and master Google Apps? Participate in webinars to build your skill set?

Here are some resources for you--all free!

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The Faculty Lounge

Check out the new faculty PD page on the Library Resource Page. Here you will find the PD opportunities mentioned here as well as materials and links to support your adaption of Google Apps for Education.
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PD via a social network with

Are you interested in connecting with a broader group of educators? Want to find a source for educational webinars? could be for you. Offering a variety of communities to join (I love the Emerging Tech group) it provides a chance for discussion as well as education. They off a number of free webinars, and I appreciate that they offer recordings so if you can't make the live session, you can view it at your convenience.


Massive Open Online Courses-- free courses from top universities. Check out their course catalogs.
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Be sure to check out Dean's website

Dean curates a treasure trove of information on his website Teach-Learn-Lead. In addition to articles on a range of education and technology topics, there are lists of upcoming conferences and a comprehensive schedule of twitter chats.