Weekly Webinar and Principal Webinar Reminder
Published:May 13, 2010
There is still time to register for today's webinar, Publishing and Accessing, facilitated by Barbara Greenstone.
One of the most exciting changes brought about by the advent of technology in our classrooms is the abundance of tools for publishing student writing. As a veteran teacher, I remember the days (and it doesn’t seem so long ago) when I struggled to find ways students could share their writing with someone other than me. Publishing gives students a purpose and a real audience for their writing and when students write for a reason other than to get a grade, they write better.
This week’s webinar, Publishing and Assessing, will take a look through the writing process lens at how to help students finalize their work and share it. Our MLTI MacBooks have many applications that can help students illustrate and display their writing in professional-looking products that can be printed or shared digitally. We’ll begin by exploring the many templates available in Pages and then move on to look at other iWork and iLife applications students can use to turn their writing into multimedia products.
Of course, the internet offers many opportunities for student publishing and we’ll discuss how teachers can help students publish for a real-world audience using the many web tools that are available. We’ll also take a look at sites that accept student writing for publication.
We began a discussion a few months ago about how to assess student writing. We’ve talked about formative assessment and how feedback can help students with revision and we will expand that topic this week to include some assessments that look at a writing piece as a whole. As always, your ideas, experiences, and resources will be an important part of this webinar so please come prepared to share.
All weekly webinars are offered at 3:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.. You can register online at Maine121.org. Registrants will receive a link as well as login information. To learn more about these webinars, please visit Maine121.org.
Principal Webinar (monthly)
There is still time to register for the May Principal Webinar on May 25, 2010.
This month's MLTI Principal's Webinar is about how Principals and Tech Leaders work as an effective team to implement and support effective teaching and learning with technology. We will be hosting two or more teams of principals and their technology leaders/integrators as they share ways they collaborate to integrate technology into the core mission and vision of their schools.
February 23: The Principal's Role in Creating Management and Policies
March 30: The Principal's Role in Modeling, Pushing, and Supporting Visionary Change
April 26: The Principal's Role in Identifying 21st Century Learning and Advocating for It
May 25: The Principal and Educational Technology Leader Team's Role in Teaching and Learning
June 22: The Principal's Role in Defining and Supporting Digital Citizenship for All Stakeholders
If you were unable to participate in previous Principal Webinars, please visit our archives page for recordings.
The MLTI Team