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simpleK12 Webinar - Tech Tools, Twitter, Testing Strategies, and Tips for Your Classroom
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simpleK12 Webinar - Tech Tools, Twitter, Testing Strategies, and Tips for Your Classroom

FREE - Learn how free web tools can help you in the classroom.

When: 01/20/2018
10 - 11 am
Where: Online
United States

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Session 1: 10am - 10:30am ET with Tia Simmons "Encourage Class Discussion and Collaboration using Free Web Tools"  

Do you have a difficult time engaging students in dialogue during class discussions? Would you like to have an equitable platform for all students to share their thoughts without feeling the pressure from others? In this webinar, join Tia Simmons as she discusses five online collaboration tools you can use with students that provide them with an opportunity to "chat" or share their thoughts. Tips and examples of how you can use them in the classroom will also be covered. 

Session 2: 11am - 11:30am ET with Jerry Swiatek "Breaking Down the Four Walls of Your Classroom with Skype"  

Skype is an incredible tool for keeping in touch with friends and loved ones all over the world, but did you know that thousands of educators are using Skype to break down the four walls of their classrooms? In this session, we will explore many Skype resources and various ways Skype can be used to bring the world in to your classroom. We will discuss how to find experts and how Skype can be used to enhance your curriculum. Learn how easy it is to collaborate with classrooms and educators all over the world using this free tool.  

Session 3: 12pm - 12:30pm ET with Kyle Pace "Twitter for Beginners: The Basics of Setting Up Your PLN"  

Have you joined Twitter yet? Maybe you've been thinking about it, but just aren't sure how it will be useful. Or maybe you joined, but you really don't know what to do next. Twitter is an excellent way to start building your Personal Learning Network (PLN). In this webinar we will cover some of the basics of using Twitter as a component of your PLN, as well as share some resources and tips for using it to maximize learning and communication.  

Session 4: 1pm - 1:30pm ET with Shelly Terrell "Pass That Exam! Strategies for Preparing Students to Pass Standardized Tests"  

Exams can be stressful for both teachers and students. Teachers want to ensure that learners are well prepared so they pass the tests. How can we help learners be prepared for their exams without teaching to the test? Is it possible to make exam prep enjoyable? In this presentation, join Shelly Sanchez Terrell as she shares ideas for helping learners prepare for their exams in engaging ways so that learners will have confidence on the day of their exams.  

Session 5: 2pm - 2:30pm ET with Meredith Martin "Awesome STEM Resources For K-5"  

With the push to generate more interest in STEM topics, many elementary teachers and schools are incorporating more STEM activities and subjects. There are a plethora of resources out there for teachers wanting to add STEM activities in their classrooms, but it can be time consuming to wade through all of them to find the gems. In this webinar, Meredith Martin has done the work for you! Join her as she takes a look at a variety of hand-picked STEM resources for grades K through 5. Whether you are going full hands-on, using a computer or Chromebook, or even a mobile device like an iPad or tablet, you will finish with a toolkit of high quality STEM resources you can begin using immediately.  

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