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Welcome back to Connected Educator Month! There’s so much going on today and tomorrow that we’re going to be running TWO newsletters today—one now, one later in the day.
TIME CORRECTION: Karen Cator at Digital Media & Learning site LIVE Today, 1 PM ET
Karen Cator, the US Department of Education’s Director of Educational Technology, joins the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative in a live webinar to share the purpose of Connected Educator Month, what we’ve learned so far, why it’s so crucial to connect educators with one another, and what’s next for the Connected Educators initiative.
Learning 2.0 Conference: Day One (Aug 21) Highlights
The Learning 2.0 conference, part of CEM this year, kicks into high gear today with a full slate of scheduled sessions. Day one highlights (and links to them) include:
- 11 AM -12 PM ET David Warlick, 35 year educator, founder of The Landmark Project, the Citation Machine; recently named one of the ten most influential people in educational technology
- 2 PM – 3 PM ET Marc Prensky, educator and author, Game-Based Learning, Don’t Bother Me, Mom…I’m Learning, Teaching Digital Natives, From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom, Brain Gain.
- 4 PM – 5 PM ET Michelle Pacansky-Brock, founder, Teaching Without Walls, consultant at VoiceThread, blogger, Cisco’s GETideas.org
- 6 PM – 7 PM ET Lucy Gray, 18 year educator, Chicago Public Schools, University of Chicago’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher
- 8 PM – 9 PM ET Rob Fried, Associate Professor of Education, Northeastern University,The Passionate Teacher, The Passionate Learner, and The Game of SchoolAll sessions are in Blackboard Collaborate—to make sure you’re ready to go, click here for a check-up at the Collaborate support center.
Intel, Google: Google Art Project, LIVE Today (Aug 21) 10 AM ET
Join this special installment of the Intel Teachers Engage Virtual Museum Resources webinar series at 10 AM ET, featuring the Google Art Project. Google’s Art Project Team will present this amazing resource and explain the technology used to build the website
ISTE: Virtual Environments Guided Tour, LIVE Today (Aug 21) 9 PM ET
ISTE’s Special Interest Group for Virtual Environments will host a “Connected Session” a guided tour to introduce teachers to a variety of virtual environments and regularly scheduled events within these immersive environments. The 90 minute “Connected Event” will provide a virtual field trip to six virtual destinations and participants can attend in-world or watch the video stream.
TIE: Using Technology To Teach Reading In A Connected Classroom, LIVE Tonight, 7 PM ET
Technology Integration in Education presents a webinar by Tess Arnoult, Reading Specialist & National Board Certified Teacher & Chris Brennaman, Logical Choice Technologies, on how to maximize learning, get students engaged in lessons, and track data using reading technologies.
Discovery Times Two: Collective Brain Session #3, Twitter Chat LIVE Tonight, 7-9 PM ET
There’s another Discovery Education Collective Brain Session tonight at 7 PM ET, which will explore the latest, greatest and most effective resources and strategies shared by STAR educators of the Discovery Educator Network, followed by a Twitter chat on education apps, #AppyHour.
edWeb: Using Google Tools To Engage Students, LIVE Today (Aug 21), 5 PM ET
In this special edWeb TechTools webinar, 20 year educator/administrator Shannon Holden, creator of NewTeacherHelp.com, helps teachers navigate the huge number of resources made available to teachers by Google. These free tools include Google Earth, Mail, Docs, Drive, Sites, and Groups. Shannon will give teachers a way to implement these applications in a way that engages students, encourages teacher collaboration, and saves time! 5-6 PM ET today, August 21…
Forum Update: Giving Credit Poll
The CEM Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due Forum wants to know: Does your school or district offer any formal recognition or credit for participated in connected learning activities (communities of practice, Twitter, webinars, etc.)?
For more CEM help and resources, see the CEM Calendar and the CEM Getting Started page, which includes links to our CEM Starter Kit, Help Desk, Book Club, District Starter Kit, CEM Supporter Kit and more.
The Connected Educators project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under contract (ED-PEP-10-C-0059) with the American Institutes for Research in partnership with five organizations, including the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Forum One Communications, the Friday Institute for Education Innovation, Grunwald Associates LLC, and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).
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