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Each week the San Diego County Office of Education provides a concise, one-hour webinar for all educators on various web-based tools. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Expand your digital literacies from the convenience of your office, classroom, or home. Web Tool Wednesdays takes place from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Pacific).
April 23, 2014 – QR Codes
Quick Response (QR) codes are an easy way to present content, resources, and more. We’ll learn different ideas for use and how create codes that link to websites, audio, or anything you have in your Google Drive.
April 30, 2014 – “New” Features in Google Forms
Google Forms now allows you to filter responses to your form, allowing some and rejecting others. (For example, if you ask for an email address, you can make sure what you get is actually an email address.) This is called Data Validation, and it can be a powerful tool in your classroom. This webinar will review some of the newer features of Google Forms, and then go over how you can use data validation with your students to streamline your work.
May 7, 2014 – Connecting Parents and the Community with MailChimp
Create an online newsletter with multimedia elements to connect with parents, staff, and the larger community. Keep your students’ support network informed about current classroom curriculum, exemplary student work, and more.
May 14, 2014 – Flip, Collaborate, and Differentiate with Blendspace
May 21, 2014 – Where on the Earth is History?
Bring history to life using Google Earth! Students can tour historic sights, follow in the footsteps of an individual from history, or analyze geographic features and the impact on the people. Be it whole group or small group projects, Google Earth allows students to discover the earth and history that has been made on it. Leave knowing how to create content in Google Earth and how to scaffold lessons so your students can create content and show their learning in a unique, authentic way.
May 28, 2014 – Subtext
Engage Readers and Support the Common Core with collaborative reading in your classroom. Use Subtext to build more actively engaged readers and support the Common Core standards for ELA.
June 4, 2014 – Student EdCamps
EdCamps, as professional development, are sweeping across the nation. Come see how this structure can engage and empower your students across curricular areas, and teach you a thing or two.
June 11, 2014 – Graphite
Do you wonder about what Apps, games, or websites are good for your classroom? Do you wonder how to use “that webtool” you heard other teachers talking about? In this webinar we will explore a free service that provides tips, advice, and the information you need to make great technology choices.