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
- Global Education Conference - Call for papers
- TEDxAthens Challenge
- TEDxAthens - Conference applications still open
- Chemistry Experiment Competition [Elementary & High School]
- Technology locker keys [High School]
- Document cameras now available [High School]
- Upcoming webinars
- Tip of the week
- Tool of the week
- Article of the week
- Where and when to find us
- 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: http://globaledcon.weebly.com/recordings.html
- 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.
- 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.
- Ellinogermaniki Agogi is organizing a student chemistry experiment competition for all Greek primary and secondary schools. Click here to get more information.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Session 5: Hook Your Students with One of Their Favorite Sites
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.
Session 6: Improved Engagement and Better Behavior: Just a Few
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
All of these webinars are free and open to the public. For a complete list of webinars, go to:
- 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.
- 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.
- Article of the week:
Twenty Everyday Ways to Model Technology Use for Students
- 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
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