Webinar Wednesdays

12:30 - 1:00 PM in the History Media Center

Spring 2016

Educational Technology Webinars

Bring your lunch and Join us in the History Media Center each Wednesday from 12:30-1:00 pm as we host a series of 30 minute educational technology webinars. Although geared toward Social Studies education majors, all students are welcome. Together, we will learn how to utilize 21-century technology tools for teaching, research and collaboration - preparing us for today's job market.

Each week we will feature an award winning webinar from teachers and expert educational consultants and a community full of like-minded educators. The webinars are short and to the point – full of practical, actionable advice you can apply to your classroom the very next day. Brought to you by the educators at SimpleK12.com and the History Media Center.

February Schedule

February 17: Getting Started with Google Tools: An Intro for Educators
  • Google is not just a search engine to help you navigate information on the Web. Google has tools that are getting classroom teachers all over the world excited about collaborative learning, formative assessments, and efficiency in the classroom. Explore various Google applications that will make dynamic additions to your digital toolkit. Overview of Google Drive, as well as Google Apps and Extensions that are great for educators and support collaborative learning. Learn the benefits of Google Classroom and Google for Education.


February 24: Easy Collaboration with Google Drive

  • Explore the benefits of using Google Drive and Google Docs for anytime, anywhere collaboration. Learn how easy it is to create and share a collaborate document that can be accessed and edited by anyone given permission. Come discover strategies and examples for using Google Drive for collaboration and interaction - no matter what type of class you are teaching or taking.

March Schedule

March 2: Preparing Your Students for Digital Literacy in the Workforce

  • Many employers today are looking for new employees who are digitally literate; however, just because many of our teens and young adults have been immersed in computers, the Internet, video games and other digital technologies, it does not mean they are digitally literate. It is becoming increasingly important that educators and schools help students become digitally literate so that they can succeed and thrive in an era of digital information and communication. Discover why being digitally literate is so important. Review some of the basic technology skills and concepts students should know and explore various activities that you could use to incorporate and teach digital competencies such as Internet search literacy, ethical social media use, effective digital communication, and more!


March 9: Digital Stories: Bringing Narratives to Life in a Low Tech Classroom

  • Do your students struggle to develop their narrative writing? Does their writing lack detail, cohesion and complexity? Explore how you can use the Story Corps interview model as a foundation to drive dynamic digital storytelling. Learn how to combine interviews, digital writing, peer feedback, and a variety of tech tools to enable students to bring their stories to life. Discover how even low tech classrooms can leverage mobile devices to create incredible finished products!


March 16: Tips and Tricks for Creating Good Screencast Tutorials

  • How would you like to make tutorials that you can share with your students, other teachers, substitutes, or even parents? In this webinar we will share tips on how to create video tutorials, as well as a free tool that can be used for capturing your screen. Creating tutorials is easy and liberating. Once you make a good one, it can be used over and over - no more repeating yourself a thousand times. We will share tips for improving audio sound, why you should use an enhanced cursor, and more.


March 23: Virtual Explorations and Field Trips with Google Tools

  • While Google is widely known for tools such as its search engine, Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail, many of its lesser known tools can be just as useful for teachers. This webinar will cover several of the street-view products that provide a unique, up-close view of everything from art museums to the Great Barrier Reef to the White House and more! Join Jerry Swiatek as he shares these tools and explores how they can be used in the classroom for almost any subject. Learn how to open your classroom and virtually travel to physical, historical, and cultural locations and landmarks with your students like never before!

April Schedule - Focus on JOBS!

April 6: Showcase Your Job Skills: Create an Online Resume
  • Many people are job searching these days, but they aren't utilizing all the support and employment tools that the Web has to offer them. You probably have a traditional paper resume, but have you considered using an online resume tool to present your skills and talents to the world? In this informative webinar, join Lisa Dabbs as she guides you step-by-step in creating an online resume. Using 3 simple-to-use online tools, she’ll demonstrate just how easy it is to show off your strengths in a whole new way! You’ll be able to take what you've learned and use it to build your own online resume right away.

April 13: Using LinkedIn to Promote Yourself and Help Find a Job
  • If employers are searching for potential employees online, will they find you? And if they do, what will they see? In today's job market, it is increasingly important that you promote yourself and establish a professional presence on the Web using online tools such as LinkedIn, a global social network for professionals. Join Dawn Berkeley as she shares how to create a profile, build a professional network by establishing connections, publish a resume, and seek out recommendations from colleagues. Learn how to expand your network of professional connections and breathe online life into your potential job search.

April 20: 8 Secrets to Getting the Job: What to do Before, During, and After the Interview
  • Regardless of your educational background, employment experience, your target industry, or the economic climate, you can get a job - a great job - if you are willing to work hard and know how to work smart. And one of the key elements to landing a job is presenting and promoting yourself well during a job interview. In this webinar, join Howie DiBlasi as he shares tips for landing and preparing for a job interview. He will cover what you should do, and not do, during an interview, including how to dress, what to say and not to say, and more. You will also learn what you can do after the interview to help yourself stand out.

April 27: How to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview!
  • Once you've sent out the resume, networked, and gotten the call for a job interview, what do you do next? How do you prepare for that interview? Join Lisa Dabbs in this fun webinar as she shares tips and examples of how to prepare for a successful interview. You will learn how to practice for your interview with an on-line question and answering session. Whether you are new to job interviews or more experienced, you’ll be able to take this info and easily use it to prepare for current or upcoming interviews. Examples of frequently asked questions will be provided to all participants.

Webinar Wednesdays in the HMC - 201 Kirkbride Hall

The History Media Center is located in 201 Kirkbride Hall. Walk up the outer stairs to Ewing Hall (Math building), over the crosswalk and enter the first door on the left (next to the second floor Women's restroom). Bring your laptop or use one of our computers for a complete hands-on experience.

If you see a topic of particular interest and can't make it to the Wednesday Webinar, please contact us to arrange for an alternate date.
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For more information, please contact:

Angie Hoseth
Coordinator, History Media Center
201 Kirkbride Hall
302-831-2779
M-F 8:30 - 5:00