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July 17, 2014

See What’s Up In SoftChalk Cloud – Free Webinar

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Register Now for Free Demo of SoftChalk Cloud

See what’s up in SoftChalk Cloud!

Learn how you can easily meet the needs of your 21st century learners with SoftChalk Cloud.

  • Create your own lessons with mobile-friendly activities, quizzes and media that engage the digital learner and improve learning outcomes.
  • Manage your learning content and track student learning.
  • Share content with your students or with the world—anytime, anywhere on any device, and collaborate on content development with colleagues…all from the Cloud.

Register for a free demo today and learn how you can use SoftChalk Create with SoftChalk Cloud’s award-winning learning object repository to create portable, interoperable content that works with any learning management system.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Register Now
Friday, July 25, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Register Now
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Register Now

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Using SoftChalk Cloud with Desire2Learn

In this webinar you will see how to take a lesson created with SoftChalk Create and, using SoftChalk Cloud, place it easily and seamlessly into Desire2Learn.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Register Now

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We look forward to seeing you at a demo!

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July 15, 2014

Using Geotechnologies to Foster Critical Thinking in Your Online Classes – Free Webinar

From Monday’s inbox…

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 going places with geotechnologies 

free webinar: August 26, 2014   

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“Going Places with Geotechnologies” invites you to explore the world using today’s exciting, web-based mapping tools, to expand spatial and critical thinking for you and your students. Today’s mapping technologies are online, accessible on the web, on tablets, and on smartphones.

This webinar is for faculty members seeking to engage students in collaborative learning, to examine real world issues relevant to our society and to their own communities, and to analyze their own data that they collected in a dynamic educational environment.  

Why Attend This Webinar:

  • Web mapping skills are in high demand in careers including planning, health, biology, public safety, and many more.  
  • Today’s web mapping technologies are online, easy to use, yet allow for powerful analysis and rich experiences in education. 
  • Teaching with geotechnologies fosters critical thinking, inquiry, and spatial thinking. 

Join Joseph Kerski, PhD and former president of the National Council for Geographic Education, as he shows how you can use geo-technologies and other spatial data tools to enhance the online learning experience. 

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Sandra

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July 7, 2014

WEBINAR INVITATION: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers

From the neo-liberals…

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The Alliance for Excellent Education and the New Teacher Center Invite You to Attend a Webinar

Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers

July 17, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

Panelists
Mariana Haynes, PhD, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education
Terry Holliday, PhD, Commissioner of Education,Kentucky Department of Education
Richard Ingersoll, PhD, Professor of Education and Sociology, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Ellen Moir, Executive Director, New Teacher Center

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education and the New Teacher Center for a discussion about meaningful support for the growing number of beginning teachers who are less likely to stay in teaching. Longstanding concerns remain about students’ access to effective teaching as states gear up to implement rigorous college- and career-ready standards. What policies and practices can redress the unevenness in teaching quality within and among U.S. schools, particularly those serving students of color and low-income students?

Panelists will highlight current trends in the teaching workforce, the research on induction programs, and a systems approach to creating supportive teaching and learning conditions. A new Alliance report will be released in conjunction with the webinar—On the Path to Equity: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers—that examines research on teacher turnover and performance and the implications for designing induction supports and professional learning as part of a coherent teacher development system. Panelists will also address questions submitted by viewers from across the county.

Register and submit questions for the webinar at http://all4ed.org/webinar-event/jul-17-2014/ .

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June 25, 2014

Learn How Your School Can Offer Online Driver Education At No Cost

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- Learn How Your School Can Offer Free Online Driver Education -

You’re Invited…

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility mission, our valuable online driver education program is being offered free of charge to a limited number of U.S. schools and colleges*. Engage your community with a 100% free branded website designed to help teens prepare for their permit exams.

Dear School,

If you’re like most schools, you’d love to find a way to achieve your goals of enhancing education, providing access to information, serving as a center for recreation, and building community. You’d like to be able to better manage open access to knowledge and connect with today’s super-tech saturated teens. But you’re struggling with inadequate funding and limited access to technology.

That’s why we put together this online education package for you.
It gives schools like yours everything they need to launch an online driver education program. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility mission, we will provide all the design, website development and hosting for your branded site.
This public service program is 100% free of charge.

Here’s an example of such branded website that we just put together for Winnacunnet High School, NH: http://whs.driving-tests.org. Your branded website will look the same and will contain the same driver education tests, only specific for your state. Each test will include your logo and a ‘In Partnership with (Your School)’ title, together with a link back to your website. See our Frequently Asked Questions about this ‘pro bono’ program.

DID YOU KNOW?
– There are 26.6 Million Teens in the US;
– Automobile accidents are the #1 cause of death for US teens;
– 95% of teens use the internet; 75% have broadband at home;
– 40% of all teens fail their practice permit exam on the first try; and,
– Lack of preparation and failure to study is the #1 reason cited for exam failure.

Today, Driving-Tests.org is making a difference in the lives of young drivers across America. We’re working with school districts, public libraries, universities and community colleges to provide unlimited access to high quality online driver education resources. Our cyber study program brings gives teenagers access to driver education resources when and where they want thus saving lives by promoting safe driving before kids get behind the wheel.

Learn why media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News and About.com have recommended Driving-Tests.org as a leading online driver education resource for teens and other learner drivers. Our website receives over 440,000 visitors every month and we are the #1 provider of free practice permit tests for US teens.

Are you ready? Review program details on our website! Contact our coordinator (Andrei Zakhareuski) and learn more about what Driving-Tests.org can do for you.

*Disclaimer: Our online driver education program is being offered free of charge to qualified U.S. public schools, colleges and universities. You must complete the application process, and, if accepted to the program, all setup, design, development and monthly maintenance fees will be waived for the full duration of your participation. Applications must be received before 12:00 PM EST on August 15, 2014 in order to be considered for acceptance into this program.
Apply now >
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June 24, 2014

See What’s Up In SoftChalk Cloud – Free Webinar

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

Register Now for Free Demo of SoftChalk Cloud

See what’s up in SoftChalk Cloud!

Learn how you can easily meet the needs of your 21st century learners with SoftChalk Cloud.

  • Create your own lessons with mobile-friendly activities, quizzes and media that engage the digital learner and improve learning outcomes.
  • Manage your learning content and track student learning.
  • Share content with your students or with the world???anytime, anywhere on any device, and collaborate on content development with colleagues…all from the Cloud.

Register for a free demo today and learn how you can use SoftChalk Create with SoftChalk Cloud’s award-winning learning object repository to create portable, interoperable content that works with any learning management system.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:00 PM EDT Register Now
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 PM EDT Register Now
Friday, July 25, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Register Now

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Using SoftChalk Cloud with Blackboard

In this webinar you will see how to take a lesson created with SoftChalk Create and, using SoftChalk Cloud, place it easily and seamlessly into Blackboard Learn.

Friday, June 27, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Register Now

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We look forward to seeing you at a demo!

The SoftChalk Team

www.softchalk.com
www.softchalkcloud.com

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