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ACIDD Newsletter 1.1

posted Nov 29, 2011, 8:34 AM by Dimitris Tzouris   [ updated Nov 29, 2011, 8:34 AM ]
ACIDD Newsletter 1.1
Brought to you by the Anatolia College Instructional Design
and Development department
  1. Global Education Conference - Call for papers
  2. TEDxAthens Challenge
  3. TEDxAthens - Conference applications still open
  4. Chemistry Experiment Competition [Elementary & High School]
  5. Technology locker keys [High School]
  6. Document cameras now available [High School]
  7. Upcoming webinars
  8. Tip of the week
  9. Tool of the week
  10. Article of the week
  11. Where and when to find us
  1. The 2011 Global Education Conference will be held November 14 - 18, online and free. Sessions will take place in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the five days. The 2010 Global Education Conference had 15,028 unique logins and presentations from 62 countries. To submit a proposal, click here. To access the conference sessions during the conference, click here. All recording sessions from the 2010 Conference are available here:

  2. Got an idea related to education that is worth spreading? Then, visit the TEDxAthens Challenge website  and submit your idea by October 31st. The website is in Greek.

  3. You can still make it to TEDxAthens 2011, which is taking place on December 3rd. Simply go to the TEDxAthens website and click "Apply now" to fill in the form. Audience applications have already started being accepted. All 2010 TEDxAthens talks are available to watch online. Just click here to get started.

  4. Ellinogermaniki Agogi is organizing a student chemistry experiment competition for all Greek primary and secondary schools. Click here to get more information.

  5. Keys for the new technology lockers that were installed in High School and IB classrooms are available for teachers. Don't forget to get one from your school's dean, in case you haven't gotten one already.

  6. The new document cameras are now available to use on demand. There is one for each high school and for now, you should inform the Instructional Design and Development department at least a week in advance if you want to use it in a classroom. 

  7. Upcoming free webinars:

    Keynote:  Interactive Sites for Your Interactive Whiteboard
    Date: Tuesday, October 25th from 12:00-12:45 PM Eastern Time, USA
    No matter what brand of whiteboard you have, and no matter if you
    teach Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Students, Music, or Art
    - there's something for you in this webinar!
    Register now.

    Session 1:  Make Google Forms Work for You
    Date: Tuesday, October 25th from 1:00-1:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
    Google Forms is probably one of the most useful and often
    underutilized Google tools. Learn how to create, use, and share
    Google Forms.
    Register now.

    Session 2:  Beyond Pen and Paper: Online Notetaking with the iPad
    Date: Tuesday, October 25th from 2:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
    Replace your notepad and pen with a free note-taking iPad app.
    Learn the social aspect of online note-taking, and a number of
    classroom integration ideas.
    Register now.

    Session 3:  3 Keys to Having a Successful Blog
    Date: Tuesday, October 25th from 3:00- 3:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
    Whether you are already up and running with a blog, or have been
    considering starting one, you don't want to miss these blogging
    tips and resources.
    Register now.

    Session 4:  6 Steps to Becoming a Viral Educator  
    Date: Tuesday, October 25th from 4:00- 4:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
    Looking to share your passion for learning with others?  Join this
    webinar and learn everything you need to know to get started.
    Register now.

    Session 5:  Hook Your Students with One of Their Favorite Sites 
    – YouTube!
    Date: Tuesday, October 25th from 5:00-5:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
    Learn about some of the fantastic tools that have been created to
    make YouTube easier and safer to use in the classroom.
    Register now.

    Session 6:  Improved Engagement and Better Behavior: Just a Few 
    Clicks Away!
    Date: Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
    Easily document and improve student behavior with a free web tool
    that lets you engage your students by awarding and recording
    real-time feedback.
    Register now.

    All of these webinars are free and open to the public. For a complete list of webinars, go to:

  8. Tip of the week:
    You can find a lot of useful information on how to use Moodle effectively in the Instructional Technology on-line course, available on Moodle. You should see it under the "My Courses" block once you log in.

  9. Tool of the week:
    Storybird is a collaborative storytelling tool that helps you make short, art-inspired stories which you can share, read, and print.

  10. Article of the week:
    Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students 
  11. Office hours for the High School:
    Monday: 9:00 - 16:10
    Wednesday: 9:00 - 16:40
    Thursday: 9:00 - 17:10
    Friday: 9:00 - 15:10

    Eleftheriades Library

    Office hours for ACT:
    Monday: 14:15 - 16:40
    Tuesday: 13:45 - 15:10
    Wednesday: 14:30 - 18:40

    Bissell Library, Room 108

    Office hours for the IB:
    Wednesday: 13:15 - 14:30

    IB Faculty room