Power edTech Weekly
A weekly bulletin of tips, tricks, and news in edtech
Week of 9/30/19
This week's edition features some basics on what exactly "blended learning" is, a resource you can use to help set guidelines as to what makes a good presentation, and the first part in a series highlighting Google Classroom.
That was pretty cool stuff in 1995, and in many ways the "PowerPoint Presentation" hasn't changed too much. Sure there are new tools, like Google Slides, Prezi, and Apple Keynote, but the basic process of creating a presentation are all still there.
Luckily, (most) of the people out there giving presentations have evolved and don't just read the text on the screen and move on. They are entertaining, engage the audience, and get on the fly feedback during the presentation. Just check out some TED talks and you'll see what I mean.
Preparing students to give presentations is an important skill that needs to be practiced and developed. Here is a link to my guide in helping students be awesome presenters.
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Google Classroom is a great tool to organize your digital classroom. Get started HERE with the basics including a step-by-step infographic and a how-to video to get you up and running.
EdCamp Worcester #WOOcamp
Saturday, Oct. 19th, 9am-2pm
1 Skyline Drive
Join educators from throughout central Massachusetts at Worcester's EdCamp.
To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-worcester-2019-tickets-62055161659
What is an EdCamp?
Edcamp is a free professional development conference with informal sessions that are run by and for all educators, where anyone can present. The focus is on collaboration and connections, group expertise, tech tools, and instructional design. Edcamp is a professional learning phenomenon that was developed in Philadelphia, PA and has spread throughout the world.
If you love free professional development, collaborating/networking with peers, prizes and free food, then you will love Edcamp! This event is open to all educators and educational students from all districts!