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June 16, 2014

[Lists] New Features Page

Also from Friday’s inbox…  For my British Columbia readers…

To reflect the updated courses we have created.
Check out our new Features Page for the Communications 11 and Communications 12 courses we offer.

http://www.openschool.bc.ca/features/comm11&12.html

Thanks,
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Michael Cochrane
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Educational Services Support Manager
Open School BC<www.openschool.bc.ca>
Education Resources and Services
Ministry of Education

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June 11, 2014

LearnNowBC Educator eBulletin – June 2014

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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LearnNowBC Educator eBulletin - June 2014
June 2014

Dear Educator:

Thanks again for subscribing to our Educator eBulletin.

Here’s the latest for June 2014:

 

New! Graduation Checklist
  We’re excited to announce the release of the new LearnNowBC Graduation Checklist (Student Account Required).The Grad Checklist was designed in collaboration with BC teachers and academic advisors as a simple way for students to record what credit courses they’ve taken, and to see how many credits they still need to achieve their BC Dogwood Diploma.

Students will full-access LearnNowBC Student Accounts can quickly record their Grade 10, 11 and 12 Required and Elective Courses and get an instant calculation of their earned credits.

Students can print or download a PDF version of their checklist to share with their parents and academic or career counsellors.
Students can login and check out the LearnNowBC Graduation Checklist here.

Canada Day Tutoring Schedule


Tuesday, July 1
st is Canada Day and the LearnNowBC Live tutors will be offline. They will be back on Wednesday, July 2nd at 6pm.

Annual Collaborate Recording Cleanup

With thousands of Collaborate sessions and recordings each year, we need to keep things tidy.

On July 31st 2014 we’ll be removing all Collaborate recordings made before August 30th, 2013.
Any recordings made during the 2013/2014 school year (September 1st 2013 onward) will not be affected.

If there are recordings that you don’t want to lose, there is a great way to save them for later use: Blackboard Publish.

To find your recordings on LearnNowBC:

  • Log in with your username and password
  • Navigate to the My Calendar page
  • Click on the My Recordings tab
    When you’re on the Recordings tab, you can choose to view the type of Meeting (Single or Long-Term), and so on.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, we’re here to help.
The LearnNowBC Support Desk is available Monday to Friday, 8:30-4:30 by phone or email (support@learnnowbc.ca)

DPA End-of-Year Prep
The end is nigh: only a couple weeks remain in the 2013/2014 school year. There are a few students who have left tracking their DPA to the last minute and we’ve compiled a couple tips for educators to help students get on track:

  • Forgotten login information
    Requests for usernames and password resets are the number one topic from students on the LearnNowBC Support Desk.

    • Students can retrieve their username by clicking on the “Forgot Username” button on the Login screen.
      (students must enter the email address they used when creating the account)
    • Students can reset their password by clicking the “Forgot Password” button on the Login screen.
    • If their of those options fail, students can get assistance by contacting the Support Desk with their full legal name and birth date.
  • Student DPA tutorials
    We’ve put together seven DPA tutorial videos for students covering creating their first DPA log, to tracking repeating activities. They can all be found on the LearnNowBC YouTube channel.

 

Exam Stress Relief: LearnNowBC Tutoring

LearnNowBC offers free online tutoring to ALL students in BC.
As exam season looms, you are encouraged to remind your students that LearnNowBC’s free online tutoring is a great way to prepare for exams.

Live Tutor provides students with an opportunity to work with a tutor online, and it’s a great way for students to get extra one-on-one help with difficult concepts.

  • 20 minute, one-on-one sessions with a live tutor
  • Available Sun-Thurs, 6-10pm

Success Checker contains a host of online quizzes that can show a student where they’re strongest and which parts of a course they still need to work on.

  • Online assessments with personalized results and study guides
  • Available 24/7, 365 days/year

ChargedUP for Math, Science & English contains a wide selection of complete courses delivered via streaming video.

  • Streaming video lessons, delivered by BC teachers
  • Available 24/7, 365 days/year

ELL Live Tutoring gives students an opportunity to work with an English coach to help non-native speakers improve their comprehension and conversation skills.

  • One-on-one English language tutoring
  • Available Sun-Thurs, 6-10pm

 

Text2Reader: Back Issues

The next issue of Text2Reader is due out in September.
If your school or district subscribes to Text2Reader, don’t forget that you have complete access to all current and past issues as well.
If you’re not a subscriber, click here for more information on Text2Reader and to check out a complete free sample.

 

Links:

The LearnNowBC Team

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June 9, 2014

Come join me at Interview with Shawn Davids: celebrating student success stories on social media on CEET NING

From Saturday’s inbox for my British Columbia readers…

Sandy Hirtz

Sandy Hirtz has invited you to the event ‘Interview with Shawn Davids: celebrating student success stories on social media’ on CEET NING!

Check out “Interview with Shawn Davids: celebrating student success stories on social media” on CEET NING

Sandy Hirtz

Interview with Shawn Davids: celebrating student success stories on social media Time: June 16, 2014 from 8pm to 8:45pm
Location: Google+
Organized By: Sandy Hirtz

Event Description:
Join an Ed Tech Mentors interview with Shawn Davids, principal at West Langley Elementary. Shawn is a life long learner and passionate about student engagement, authentic learning and technology.
See more details and RSVP on CEET NING:

http://ceetbc.ning.com/events/event/show?id=5496037%3AEvent%3A66800&xgi=0Trbnkuv8FjYxj&xg_source=msg_invite_event

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June 7, 2014

[L_OSBC_Announce] New Communications Features Page

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

To reflect the updated courses we have created.
http://www.openschool.bc.ca/features/comm11&12.html

Check out our new Features Page for the Communications 11 and Communications 12 courses we offer.

Approved: For_Publication

I invite you to share this with your colleagues either by forwarding the email or by printing it and posting it in your common area.

Thank you,

Michael Cochrane
Educational Services Support Manager
Open School BC
Education resources and services

250 356-9456 FAX:250 356-6036
Visit us online at: www.openschool.bc.ca
You can also follow us on Twitter: @_osbc
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OpenSchoolBC

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June 4, 2014

[CNIE-L] CJLT: New Issue Published | RCAT : nouveau numero

From Monday’s inbox…

Dear Readers:

The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology has just published its latest issue at http://www.cjlt.ca .  We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our Web site to review articles and items of interest.

Thank you for the continuing interest in our work.  Jenna Kelland (cjlt@ualberta.ca)

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Chers lectures,

Le numéro plus récent de la Revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie est maintenant disponible au http://www.cjlt.ca .  Vous trouverez ci-dessous la table des matières.  Nous vous invitons à visiter le site Web pour lire les articles et les autres choses.

Nous vous remercions pour votre intérêt à notre revue.  Jenna Kelland (cjlt@ualberta.ca)

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Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de
l’apprentissage et de la technologie
Vol 40, No 2 (2014)
Table of Contents
http://cjlt.csj.ualberta.ca/index.php/cjlt/issue/view/85

Editorial
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Editorial / Éditorial
Heather Kanuka

Articles
Digitizing practical production work for high-stakes assessments  /  La numérisation de travaux pratiques de production pour les évaluations à enjeux élevés  /  La numérisation de travaux pratiques de production pour les évaluations à enjeux élevés
Paul Newhouse, Pina Tarricone

L’utilisation d’internet par les parents d’enfants ayant un trouble du spectre de l’autisme  /  Internet use by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders
Georgette Goupil, Nathalie Poirier, Catherine des Rivières, Jean Bégin, Valérie Michaud

Investigating the Benefits and Challenges of Using Laptop Computers in Higher Education Classrooms  /  Étude sur les avantages et les défis associés à l’utilisation d’ordinateurs portables dans les salles de classe d’enseignement supérieur
Robin Holding Kay

Research priorities in mobile learning: An international Delphi study  / Les priorités de recherche en matière d’apprentissage mobile: Une étude de Delphes internationale
Yu-Chang Hsu, Yu-Hui Ching, Chareen Snelson

Co-Teaching an Online Action Research Class  /  Co-enseignement et classe de recherche-action en ligne
Brent G Wilson, Jennifer Linder VanBerschot

 

Book Review | Recension

Book Review of Handbook of Mobile Learning
Mohamed Ally

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Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie
http://www.cjlt.ca/

 

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