eTech Fair: Distance Education Week | Nov. 11-15th 2013

29 10 2013

Online TrainingUAA invites you to attend the eTech Fair: Distance Education Week. Drop-ins are welcome and no pre-registration is required. The agenda is attached below, note that only UAA faculty are eligible for the door prizes. This is an ONLINE training, attend from your desk or home computer, via Collaborate!

Offerings include, Interactive Rubrics, VoiceThread, Making Banners and Editing Graphics and so much more.

Take advantage of one or more of these sessions, and come back and comment and tell us what you thought of this!

Many thanks to UAA for letting us attend!

eTech Fair Agenda

Image: ©iStockphoto.com/IvelinRadkov

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iTeach Sitka is Coming Soon, and It’s Going to ROCK!!

9 04 2013

Is your application in for iTeach 2013? Here’s a preview of what we’ll be doing together:

  • Using the latest iPad and sharing the best educational apps
  • Learning about some Google Apps that can enhance your classroom experience
  • Learning some great story-boarding tips and techniques that can be used when designing instruction
  • Creating video tutorials or video lectures
  • Using Blackboard and online design best practices
  • Collaborating with faculty from UAA
  • Playing with nationally known presenter, Diane Elkins
  • Designing and building your online course
  • Learning more about Jing, Camtasia, SoftChalk, VoiceThread, Blackboard, AdobePresenter,  and lots of cool web 2.0 tools

It is sure to be a fun and productive week. Please join us!

Click for Complete iTeach Sitka Information.





Feeling “Google-y”?

8 04 2013

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Kathi, Lori, Maureen, Marian, Nicole and Sarah (along with 22 others from around the state) immersed in Google Apps for Education training last week. It was pretty amazing how much we learned in two days. Even when you use something like Google every day, there are so many tricks and shortcuts to learn! Thank you *so* much Molly Schroeder for your great Google Apps for Educators Boot Camp!

Here are some keyboard shortcuts that I found quite useful for Chrome and Google:

  • Control or Command T will open a new browser tab
  • Control or Command F will bring up a search bar to search your document for something
  • Command Shift 4 (on mac) will grab an image
  • If you are using Google Sites, “e” will put you quickly into edit mode

A few good tools or websites that you might be interested in checking out are: Read the rest of this entry »





Diane Elkins Joins the iTeach Sitka Team in June!!

1 04 2013
Elkins from artisan eLearning

Diane Elkins

(1) We are very excited to announce that Diane Elkins, co-owner of Artisan E-Learning, will join our iTeach training team. Our team this year includes, Mary, Maureen, Lori, Kathi from Sitka campus and Madera from UAF!

Diane is a trainer in the fast-growing field of “rapid development tools” and has written books and trained diverse clients in the use of products like Captivate, Lectora, Storyline, Jing. She is a master of story-boarding and managing training materials, videos and e-learning projects. Most recently Diane has created training materials with easy video production using whiteboards. (Have you ever looked at a “In Plain English” YouTube? These videos are a lot like those). We have a lot we can all learn from Diane.

Diane is excited to share her knowledge and work with you during the June 3-7 iTeach week in Sitka.

(2) Remember iTeach is your week to work on your online course(s), get 1:1 help from Sitka and Fairbanks Instructional Designers, learn and collaborate with colleagues and have fun while constructing your online materials! There is a stipend attached to the week. Be sure to apply soon.

(3) This year some UAA faculty will be joining our iTeach week. This should enrich your learning environment to work with people from other campuses.

(4) Even if you have attended an iTeach in the past– you CAN APPLY AGAIN! Join us in June. We expect the week to be great.

For full information on how to apply for our iTeach, please check out:

iTeach Information

Kathi





Google Boot Camp “ON” — Summit Postponed!

13 03 2013

The Google Boot Camp (April 4/5) is ON, but unfortunately the summit itself has been postponed indefinitely. While this is disappointing, the good news is that the boot camp will be tailored to meet the needs of teachers who want to become Google Certified Instructors AND those who really want an intense “how to use” the google suite of tools, or how do I show teachers how best to use these tools in the classroom.

The Google suite of free tools can be used by any faculty, staff, or student. And, while UAS may not officially be a google campus, many of our students have Google accounts already through the university, or through personal accounts.

You can read more about the Boot Camp here: http://ak.gafesummit.com/bootcamp   I’ve been in contact with the organizers and they assure me that both days will be filled with activities that will enhance your use of these tools in the face-to-face classroom, hybrid or fully online classroom and/or in your work or play.

Think about joining us at the Google Boot Camp!

Kathi





Reminder: Google in Education Alaska Summit

6 03 2013

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This high intensity, two-day event in April (6-7) at the University of Alaska Anchorage focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google education teams. For more information and to register visit the original blog post.








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