Ready to pair a new strategy with a favorite EdTech tool? Earlier this year, I hosted a three-part series with the folks at OTIS for Educators all about EdTech Essentials. Well, I’m very excited to join them again this fall for a special webinar series. This time around, each webinar focuses on one of the ten strategies from my new book EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments. The four strategies featured in these EdTech webinars are curate, assess, collaborate, and assess.
Each webinar will pair an “essential” (curate, assess, collaborate, and assess) with a favorite EdTech tool to ensure you have everything you need to put these ideas into practice. We’ll look at four EdTech tools, including Wakelet, Nearpod, Lumio, and EdPuzzle. These tools are popular in many classrooms, and I’ll dive into each one during the webinar series.
Ready to join us for this special series? You can sign up for one or all four of these free webinars. Each one will have a replay, so if you sign up and miss it, we’ll send along a replay link for you.
EdTech Webinars for Teachers
Each of the webinars listed below takes place on Thursday afternoons at 3 PM ET. I’ve included the full description for each one below. This registration page includes all of the details, too.
EdTech Essentials: Curate with Wakelet
In this session, Monica Burns, author of EdTech Essentials, will introduce the idea of curation and the role of an educator as a curator. Selecting “just right” resources for students is an essential practice for educators to help make sure the needs of all students are addressed. In this session, we’ll explore how to pull together resources that connect to curriculum goals while supporting the needs of all students with the free tool Wakelet.
If you want to explore Wakelet right now, listen to this Easy EdTech Podcast interview all about it!
EdTech Essentials: Assess with Nearpod
In this session, Monica Burns, author of EdTech Essentials, will introduce the benefits of formative assessment with digital tools. This session will focus on formative assessment best practices and how to check for understanding before, during, and after instruction using the interactive presentation tool Nearpod.
If you want to explore Nearpod right now, look at this favorite reading activity for elementary students!
EdTech Essentials: Collaborate with Lumio
In this session, Monica Burns, author of EdTech Essentials, will introduce the benefits of incorporating collaborative learning experiences into tech-rich lessons. This session will focus on best practices for fostering collaboration through interactive activities in Lumio.
If you want to explore Lumio right now, here’s a lesson I made with SMART Learning Suite Online (now Lumio)!
EdTech Essentials: Assess with EdPuzzle
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 3 PM ET
In this session, Monica Burns, author of EdTech Essentials, will introduce the benefits of formative assessment with digital tools. Participants will explore how digital tools provide a special benefit for students as they increase student opportunities (frequency) and options (choice) to share their learning. This session will focus on formative assessment best practices and how to check for understanding using the resources within EdPuzzle.
If you want to explore EdPuzzle right now, here’s a link that takes you straight to their Instagram page!
Will you join us for this series of EdTech webinars? Use this link to grab your spot for one or all four webinars. You can certainly share this virtual learning opportunity with your colleagues. Each webinar will also include time for live Q&A and a chance to jump into a chat area with anyone else who joins in.