Thursday, 21 November 2013

SchoolNet webinar recording from Thursday 22 November 3:30pm ‘An introduction to ebooks’ (Malcolm Seegers)



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On Thursday afternoon (21 November 2013) at 3.30pm we held a SchoolNet webinar entitled ‘An introduction to e-books’ presented by Malcolm Seegers a digital publisher for a well-known South African publishing group. Thank you to all who attended the webinar.

Summary of the webinar
Malcom says:
"More and more schools are going digital with many of them putting the technology in the hands of the learners. This webinar will discuss the basics of ebooks –how to choose the correct format, what you will need to get them onto devices, what you can do with them and how they enhance the learning experience."


Presentation
Malcolm’s presentation is given below via SlideShare.





Recording
If you missed the webinar you can listen to the recording at this link:

http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p4p4kqtc3h7/

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

SchoolNet Webinar on Thursday 21 November at 3:30pm ‘An introduction to ebooks’



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We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a webinar this week on Thursday afternoon 14th November at 3.30pm on ebooks. I heard Malcolm Seegers giving this interesting presentation at the SchoolNet conference earlier this year  and have asked him to present his talk as a webinar. Here are the details:

Name: Introduction to eBooks
Summary: More and more schools are going digital with many of them putting the technology in the hands of the learners. This webinar will discuss the basics of ebooks –how to choose the correct format, what you will need to get them onto devices, what you can do with them and how they enhance the learning experience.
Presenter: Malcolm Seegers, a digital publisher
Invited By: Fiona Beal (fiona@schoolnet.org.za)
When: Thursday 21 November 2013
Time 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT+02:00) Harare, Pretoria
URL: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/ebooks/

Please feel free to join us.  This week is our second last webinar for the year. Next week, for our last webinar, we also have an exciting guest speaker. Watch this space!

Note: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before or if you haven’t attended an Adobe Connect meeting for a while you might need to install a free add-in. Test your connection:
http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Friday, 15 November 2013

SchoolNet webinar recording from Thursday 14 November 3:30pm ‘Symbaloo–a great classroom tool for all age groups’


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On Thursday afternoon (31st October) at 3.30pm we held a SchoolNet webinar entitled ‘Symbaloo – a great classroom tool for all age groups’’ presented by Fiona Beal. Thank you to all who attended the webinar.

Summary of the webinarFiona says,
”In this webinar we’ll take a look at one of my favourite webtools, Symbaloo, and how it is used in the classroom. (Symbaloo is available on your browser and also as a free iPad and Android app.) It is a great curation/bookmarking tool with a unique, attractive and compact look and feel. I have enjoyed noticing the ways teachers around the world use Symbaloo in their classrooms right from Kindergarden to High School. It has a myriad of uses for any age group."
Presenter: Fiona Beal of SchoolNet

Presentation
Fiona’s presentation is given below via SlideShare and you can download it should you wish to.




Webinar recording
If you wish to listen to the presentation the recording link can be found at
a) http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p2kwyya2z4n/ (17 mins)
b) http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p35h3s8lr78/ (3 mins)
The reason for having two sections is that for some reason the sound disappeared and noone could hear so I had to go out of Adobe Connect and come back in again to restore the sound. Because of this I created a screencast video of my presentation and uploaded it to YouTube. You might prefer to watch that instead. Here it is:




An example of how a student uses Symbaloo
How a Grade 7 student uses Symbaloo in her Science lessons

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

SchoolNet Webinar on Thursday 14 November at 3:30pm ‘Symbaloo-a great classroom tool for all age groups'



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We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a webinar this week on Thursday afternoon 14th November at 3.30pm. Here are the details:


Name: Symbaloo – a great classroom tool for all age groups
Summary: Fiona says, "In this webinar we’ll take a look at one of my favourite webtools, Symbaloo, and how it is used in the classroom. (Symbaloo is available on your browser and also as a free iPad and Android app.) It is a great curation/bookmarking tool with a unique, attractive and compact look and feel. I have enjoyed noticing the ways teachers around the world use Symbaloo in their classrooms right from Kindergarden to High School. It has a myriad of uses for any age group."
Presenter: Fiona Beal
Starting Time: Thursday 14th November 2013 at 3:30 PM
Duration:15 mins
URL: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/symbaloo/
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room as a guest.

Sign in using your name.
Time Zone: (GMT+02:00)  Pretoria
Please feel free to join us.


Note: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before or if you haven’t attended an Adobe Connect meeting for a while you might need to install a free add-in. Test your connection:http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Monday, 11 November 2013

SchoolNet webinar recording from Thursday 7 November 3:30pm ‘Using Mind Mapping software in all subjects’ (Dr Ron Beyers)



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On Thursday afternoon (7 November) at 3.30pm we held a SchoolNet webinar entitled ‘Using Mind Mapping software in all subjects’ presented by Dr Ron Beyers, Managing Director of Young Engineers and Scientists of Africa. Thank you to all who attended the webinar.

Summary of the webinar
This is Dr Beyer’s description “
If your brain is like mine you will understand how some of your learners feel when it comes to making sense of the work. A good educator has the ability to make sense out of subject information and provide a framework for learners to understand the interrelationship of concepts. Take the educator away and the weaker learners are unable to continue by themselves. Learning has to continue outside the walls of the classroom. Mind maps is a teaching and learning tool which provides the user with the opportunity to do a brain dump of all possible ideas without any structure. Once this phase is complete they can then rearrange their ideas to look for interrelationships for themselves and construct their own meaning. This is in stark contrast to having to cram information into their heads and simply recall it based on key stimuli in tests/exams. Change the stimuli and the learners are lost. Sound familiar? What is teaching all about?
This presentation will introduce users to the idea of making use of any type of mind mapping software for virtually any subject from writing essays, to creating summaries of chapters, planning activities, etc. The process is to empower learners to move from information receivers to knowledge generators which our country desperately needs – people who can think for themselves.
'Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school'. (Einstein)
P.S.
1) This presentation will be based on the use of FreeMind and FreePlane Software which is freeware.
http://freeplane.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
2) It is also available as portable software and can be run directly off a memory stick without installing onto the host machine. This means that it can be downloaded for free and your learners can take it home as well.
http://freemind-portable.en.softonic.com/



Presentation
Dr Beyers’ presentation is given below via SlideShare and you can download it should you wish to.




Webinar recordingIf you wish to listen to the presentation the recording link can be found at:
http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p2ej9q0mmzo/

Monday, 4 November 2013

SchoolNet Webinar on Thursday 7 November at 3:30pm ‘Using Mind Mapping Software in all subjects (Dr Ron Beyers)


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We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a SchoolNet free webinar this week on Thursday afternoon 7 November at 3.30pm with Dr Ron Beyers, Managing Director of Young Engineers and Scientists of Africa,  as our guest speaker. Here are the details:


Webinar details

Meeting Name:  Using Mind Mapping software in all subjects
Presenter: Dr Ron Beyers
Invited by: Fiona Beal (fiona@schoolnet.org.za)
When: Thursday 7th November 2013 at 3:30pm
Time Zone:  (GMT+02:00) Harare, Pretoria
To join the meeting: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/mindmapping-ron/
Description sent by Dr Beyers: “If your brain is like mine you will understand how some of your learners feel when it comes to making sense of the work. A good educator has the ability to make sense out of subject information and provide a framework for learners to understand the interrelationship of concepts. Take the educator away and the weaker learners are unable to continue by themselves. Learning has to continue outside the walls of the classroom. Mind maps is a teaching and learning tool which provides the user with the opportunity to do a brain dump of all possible ideas without any structure. Once this phase is complete they can then rearrange their ideas to look for interrelationships for themselves and construct their own meaning. This is in stark contrast to having to cram information into their heads and simply recall it based on key stimuli in tests/exams. Change the stimuli and the learners are lost. Sound familiar? What is teaching all about?

This presentation will introduce users to the idea of making use of any type of mind mapping software for virtually any subject from writing essays, to creating summaries of chapters, planning activities, etc. The process is to empower learners to move from information receivers to knowledge generators which our country desperately needs – people who can think for themselves.
'Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school'. (Einstein)

P.S.
1) This presentation will be based on the use of FreeMind and FreePlane Software which is freeware.
http://freeplane.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
2) It is also available as portable software and can be run directly off a memory stick without installing onto the host machine. This means that it can be downloaded for free and your learners can take it home as well.
http://freemind-portable.en.softonic.com/


Please feel free to join us

Note
: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before or if you haven’t attended an Adobe Connect meeting for a while you might need to install a free add-in. Test your connection:http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

SchoolNet webinar recording from Thursday 31st October 3:30pm ‘7 more unexpected (and GREAT!) ways to use PowerPoint in your classroom’



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On Thursday afternoon (31st October) at 3.30pm we held a SchoolNet webinar entitled ‘7 more unexpected (and GREAT!) ways to use PowerPoint in your classroom’’ presented by Fiona Beal. Thank you to all who attended the webinar.

Summary of the webinarIn this webinar we will look at the very versatile application – PowerPoint – for at least five more great ways on how to use it effectively in your lessons – especially the animation part of PowerPoint. The Internet is a great resource of wonderful ideas. Some of the ideas in this webinar have been shared freely elsewhere and I have just adapted them for my own use in class. How do you use PowerPoint in your lessons?
Presenter: Fiona Beal of SchoolNet


Presentation
Fiona’s presentation is given below via SlideShare and you can download it should you wish to.




Webinar recordingIf you wish to listen to the presentation the recording link can be found at
http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p2h0lbqkny5/



Wednesday, 30 October 2013

SchoolNet Webinar on Thursday 31October at 3:30pm ‘Five more unexpected (and GREAT!) ways to use PowerPoint in your classroom


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We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a webinar this week on Thursday afternoon 31st October at 3.30pm. Here are the details:

Name: Five more unexpected (and GREAT!) ways to use PowerPoint in lessons
Summary: In this webinar we will look at the very versatile application – PowerPoint – for at least five more great ways on how to use it effectively in your lessons – especially the animation part of PowerPoint. The Internet is a great resource of wonderful ideas. Some of the ideas in this webinar have been shared freely elsewhere and I have just adapted them for my own use in class. How do you use PowerPoint in your lessons?
Presenter: Fiona Beal
Starting Time: Thursday 31 October 2013: 3:30 PM
Duration:15 – 20 mins
URL: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/morepowerpoint/
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room as a guest.
Sign in using your name.
Time Zone: (GMT+02:00)  Pretoria


Please feel free to join us.

Note: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before or if you haven’t attended an Adobe Connect meeting for a while you might need to install a free add-in. Test your connection: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Thursday, 24 October 2013

SchoolNet webinar recording from Thursday 24th October 3:30pm 'Take note of Videonot.es’



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On Thursday afternoon (24th October) at 3.30pm we held a SchoolNet webinar entitled ‘Take note of Videonot.es’ presented by Fiona Beal. Thank you to all who attended the webinar.

Summary of the webinar
Meeting Name: Take note of Videonot.es
Summary: Videonot.es is a fantastic free tool to use with students (or personally) when summarising an online video. VideoNotes allows you to load any YouTube video on the left side of your screen and on the right side of the screen VideoNotes gives you a notepad to type on. This application works in conjunction with Google Drive so that when the video has been summarised the notes are saved automatically in your online Google Drive. (If you have a gmail address or a Google ID you have Google Drive as well). So join the paperless journey and discover the benefits of using Videonot.es with your students.


Presentation
Fiona’s presentation is given below via Slideshare and you can download it should you wish to.





Webinar recordingIf you wish to listen to the presentation the recording link can be found athttp://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p6e3fu9a3no/

Lesson ideaSee the next post for a lesson idea for using Videonot.es.

SchoolNet webinar on Thursday 24th 3:30pm 'Take note of Videonot.es



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We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a SchoolNet webinar this week on Thursday afternoon (24th October) at 3.30pm. Here are the details:

Meeting Name: Take note of Videonot.es
Summary: Videonot.es is a fantastic free tool to use with students (or personally) when summarising an online video. VideoNotes allows you to load any YouTube video on the left side of your screen and on the right side of the screen VideoNotes gives you a notepad to type on. This application works in conjunction with Google Drive so that when the video has been summarised the notes are saved automatically in your online Google Drive. (If you have a gmail address or a Google ID you have Google Drive as well). So join the paperless journey and discover the benefits of using Videonot.es with your students.
Presenter: Fiona Beal (fiona@schoolnet.org.za)
When: Thursday 24 October 2013
Time: 3:30pm - 3:45 PM

To join the meeting: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/videonotes/

Note
: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before test your connection (you may be prompted to add a free add-in):

http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Monday, 21 October 2013

SchoolNet Webinar Recording from Tues 15th Oct at 3:30pm ‘Use Padlet and Linoit for collecting student responses’



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On Tuesday afternoon (15th October) at 3.30pm we held a webinar entitled ‘Use Padlet and Linoit for collecting student responses’ presented by Fiona Beal. Thank you to all who attended the webinar.


Presentation
Fiona’s presentation is given below via Slideshare and you can download it should you wish to.




Summary of the webinar
Name: Use Padlet and Linoit for collecting student responses
Summary: This webinar takes a look at two very useful, free webtools for recording student responses with no sign-in required by the students, namely Padlet and Linoit. The responses appear on the created board like online sticky notes. We will look at ways of using this tool in the classroom.

Webinar recording

If you wish to listen to the presentation the recording link can be found at http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p9nfax473z4/

Monday, 14 October 2013

SchoolNet Webinar on Tuesday 15th October at 3:30pm ‘Use Padlet and Linoit for collecting student responses’



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We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a webinar this week on Tuesday afternoon (15th October) at 3.30pm. Here are the details:

Name: Use Padlet and Linoit for collecting student responses
Summary: This webinar takes a look at two very useful, free webtools for recording student responses with no sign-in required by the students, namely Padlet and Linoit. The responses appear on the created board like online sticky notes. We will look at ways of using this tool in the classroom.
Presenter: Fiona Beal
Starting Time: Tuesday 15 September 2013: 3:30 PM
Duration:15 – 20 mins
URL: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/padletandlinoit/
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room as a guest. Sign in using your name.


Please feel free to join us.

Monday, 16 September 2013

SchoolNet webinar recording (12/09/2013) Let's create a Learnist Board (by Fiona Beal)



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On Thursday 12th September we held a SchoolNet webinar presented by Fiona Beal from SchoolNet entitled ‘Have you discovered Learnist boards? Try creating one...’. The webinar took place at 3:30pm. Thank you to all who attended the webinar.

Presentation
Fiona’s presentation is given below via Slideshare and you can download it if you wish to.



Summary of the webinar
Name: Have you discovered Learnist boards? Try creating one...
Summary: With the Internet being so HUGE these days educators have to become master curators of content. A Learnist Board is a really useful way to curate and keep a record of the information that you need. I love using Diigo, Pinterest and Scoopit for curation purposes, but Learnist has its own unique properties that sets it apart as a useful way of collecting the sites you want to keep.


Webinar recordingIf you wish to listen to the presentation the recording link can be found at http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p9tg7wom9gp/

SchoolNet Webinar on Thursday 12th at 3:30pm ‘Have you discovered Learnist boards? Try creating one...’



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We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a webinar on Thursday afternoon at 3.30pm. Here are the details:

Name: Have you discovered Learnist boards? Try creating one...
Summary: With the Internet being so HUGE these days educators have to become master curators of content. A Learnist Board is a really useful way to curate and keep a record of the information that you need. I love using Diigo, Pinterest and Scoopit for curation purposes, but Learnist has its own unique properties that sets it apart as a useful way of collecting the sites you want to keep.
Presenter
: Fiona Beal
Starting Time: Thursday 12 September 2013: 3:30 PM
Duration:15 – 20 mins
URL: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/learnist/
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room


Please feel free to join us.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Webinar recording ‘Changing seats: quiz creation and game coding to activate pupils (24/07/2013)



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Last Wednesday we were very fortunate to have a guest presenter from Belgium, Bram Faems speaking on our SchoolNet/Microsoft  webinar on ‘Changing seats: Quiz creation using Power`point and game coding using Kodu’.  



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Changing seats: quiz creation and game coding to activate pupils (Bram Faems)
Summary: Variation in teaching methods keeps students "awake" and concentrated. Playing games and quizzes can be a nice variation on the traditional lessons for your pupils  But what about taking it a step further? Why can't students create a quiz about a lesson subject or even code a game? In this webinar you'll hear Bram Faems talk about creating quizzes in PowerPoint and how to playfully teach young students the basics of coding with Kodu Game Lab.
Presenter: Bram Faems, Microsoft Teacher Trainer


Webinar recording
The recording of the webinar can be found at this link: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p3kprfi6rjf/

Webinar presentation
Bram has kindly allowed the presentation he used to be embedded on this blog and in this post. Here it is:

Friday, 19 July 2013

Webinar recording: Even MORE uses of PowerPoint (19/06/2013)


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Last week our webinar was entitled ‘Did you know PowerPoint could do all this?’ where we looked at 10 uses of PowerPoint apart from the normal use of making a presentation. This week we look at Part 2 of the series entitled ‘Even MORE amazing uses of PowerPoint’. Do we realise the potential that lies within this Microsoft product? You’ll be astounded to see how many more uses there are for PowerPoint and that it could be one of the most powerful and diverse applications you use.
Name:Even MORE amazing uses of PowerPoint
Summary: This is part two in the series about Microsoft's PowerPoint showing even more uses than we looked at last week. You will discover that PowerPoint is both powerful and diverse in the ways that it can be used.
Presenter: Fiona Beal from SchoolNet
Recording URL:  http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p49j0dtg4lg/


Here is a SlideShare of the presentation used in the webinar for a quick summary
Even more uses of PowerPoint

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Webinar recording ‘Spice up your classroom with Games’ (17/07/2013)

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Yesterday we were very fortunate to have a wonderful guest presenter, Arjana Blazik from Croatia speaking on our SchoolNet/Microsoft  webinar on ‘Spice up your classroom with games’.  


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Arjana is well-known in many different international circles. I met her at the world finals on the Microsoft Innovative Teacher competition in Cape Town in 2010 where she represented Croatia with her winning project entitled Greetings from the World. After that I met Arjana again at the inaugural Partners in Learning Institute in Seattle in July 2011. Since then Arjana along with Bart Versvijel from Belgium have been involved in running four online Internationl Teachmeets as well as a number of online activities for the European SchoolNet’s e-twinning project. You can read Arjana’s blog ath ttp://traveloteacher.blogspot.com/ Arjana has been featured on Anthony Salcito, Vice-President of Microsoft’s blog, Daily Edventures as a global Education Hero – read about her here:ttp://dailyedventures.com/index.php/2012/06/28/arjana-blazic/. Arjana has a great interest in games in education and was privileged to attend a European workshop run by Ollie Bray from Scotland (who is known as THE games in education person). 

The presentation, website links and the recording link
Here is the presentation link:
  


Here is the link to the various sites that Arjana referred to:
http://instablogg.com/joj1DOv


Here is the recording link from Adobe Connect: (33 mins)
http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p3wrmova9gu/
(sound problem in one or two places)


Monday, 15 July 2013

Two international speakers on our next two Microsoft webinars on using Games in Education


We have two SchoolNet webinars coming up on the topic of Gaming in the classroom’. We are very pleased to announce that we have two distinguished overseas presenters for these webinars, Arjana Blazik from Croatia for the first one and Bram Faens from Belgium for the second one.

Arjana Blazik from Croatia

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Arjana is well-known in many different international circles. I met her at the world finals on the Microsoft Innovative Teacher competition in Cape Town in 2010 where she represented Croatia with her winning project entitled Greetings from the World. After that I met Arjana again at the inaugural Partners in Learning Institute in Seattle in July 2011. Since then Arjana along with Bart Versvijel from Belgium have been involved in running four online Internationl Teachmeets as well as a number of online activities for the European SchoolNet’s e-twinning project. You can read Arjana’s blog at http://traveloteacher.blogspot.com/ Arjana has been featured on Anthony Salcito, Vice-President of Microsoft’s blog, Daily Edventures as a global Education Hero – read about her here: ttp://dailyedventures.com/index.php/2012/06/28/arjana-blazic/Arjana has a great interest in games in education and was privileged to attend a European workshop run by Ollie Bray from Scotland (who is known as THE games in education person).    

Bram Faems from Belgium

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Bram Faems from Belgium is another educator who is well-known in International circles. I first met Bram at the Partners in Learning Institute in Seattle in 2010. Last year Bram was first the begium winner and thereafter the European winner of the Microsoft Innovative Teacher competition, and he represented Europe in Prage in November 2013 with his project that involved Stop Motion movie making with his class. You can read about Bram in his blog http://www.leesvoer.be. Bram has been featured on Anthony Salcito, Vice-President of Microsoft’s blog, Daily Edventures as a global Education Hero – http://dailyedventures.com/index.php/2012/07/02/bram-faems/. He has also been honoured by the Queen in belgium for his innovative teaching.
Bram is a keen user of games in Education.

Details of these two upcoming webinars

1) Spice up your classroom with games (Arjana Blazik)
Summary:In this webinar we introduce educational games as a means to engage learners and to create an inspiring learning environment. You'll be shown how to integrate playful learning in your classroom and how to motivate students to create their own games. Not only that, but we also want to encourage you to become a game designer and create engaging games which will help your students develop their 21st century skills.
Presenter: Arjana Blazik from Croatia
Starting Time: Wednesday 17th July 2013: 3:30 PM
Duration:30 mins
URL: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/gaming2/
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

2) Changing seats: quiz creation and game coding to activate pupils  (Bram Faems)
SummaryVariation in teaching methods keeps students "awake" and concentrated. Playing games and quizzes can be a nice variation on the traditional lessons for your pupils  But what about taking it a step further? Why can't students create a quiz about a lesson subject or even code a game? In this webinar you'll hear Bram Faems talk about creating quizzes in PowerPoint and how to playfully teach young children the basics of coding with Kodu Game Lab  
Presenter: Bram Faems, Microsoft Teacher Trainer
Start Time: 3:30pm on Wednesday 24th July 2013
Duration: 30 mins
URL:http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/gaming3/
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Webinar recording: Inspiring gaming projects created by teachers (20/06/2013)


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We are running a three part series on the popular topic of Educational Gaming.  Today we look at some of the inspiring ways that teachers use Gaming in Education.
Name: Inspiring Educational Gaming projects
Summary: In this webinar you will hear about amazing gaming projects created by teachers in South Africa and further afield.
Presenter: Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet
Recording url: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p4maekzsobv/



Here is a Slideshare of the PowerPoint used in this presentation (still to be added)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tune into our SchoolNet webinars this week “Even MORE uses of Powerpoint’ and ‘Inspiring Educational Gaming projects’



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We invite you to two useful short webinars this week.

(1) Even MORE amazing uses of PowerPoint

Last week our webinar was entitled ‘Did you know PowerPoint could do all this?’ where we looked at 10 uses of PowerPoint apart from the normal use of making a presentation. The recording and Slideshare have been posted on this blog. This week we look at Part 2 of the series entitled ‘Even MORE amazing uses of PowerPoint’. Do we realise the potential that lies within this Microsoft product? You’ll be astounded to see how many more uses there are for PowerPoint and that it could be one of the most powerful and diverse applications you use.

Name:Even MORE amazing uses of PowerPoint
Summary: This is part two in the series about Microsoft's PowerPoint showing even more uses than we looked at last week. You will discover that PowerPoint is both powerful and diverse in the ways that it can be used.
Presenter: Fiona Beal from SchoolNet
Start Time: Wednesday June 19th at 3:30 PM
Duration: 15 - 30 minutes
URL: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/powerpoint2/
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room


(2) Inspiring Educational Gaming projects created by teachers
We will be running a three part series on the popular topic of Educational Gaming.  Today we look at some of the inspiring ways that teachers use Gaming in Education.
Name: Inspiring Educational Gaming projects
Summary: In this webinar you will hear about amazing gaming projects created by teachers in South Africa and further afield.
Presenter: Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet
Start Time: Thursday June 20th at 3:30 PM
Duration: 15 - 30 minutes
URL: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/gamification1/


It will be great if you can attend either or both of these webinars. If it is your first time in attending an Adobe Connect webinar you might be prompted to install an add-in. If so, just follow the prompts. See you in the cloud maybe!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Tune into our webinar today Weds 12th–‘Did you know PowerPoint could do all this?’



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We invite you to join our short webinar on Wednesday 12th June (TODAY) 3:30pm.  

Background to this week's webinarWe have two short webinars about Microsoft's PowerPoint coming up in the next two weeks. Have you discovered all that PowerPoint can do?   Often one hears the words 'Death by PowerPoint' but in fact this programme has a HUGE variety of wonderful uses that you may not know about.  These two webinars will outline these uses.

This week’s webinar
Name:Did you know PowerPoint could do all this?
Summary: This is a two part series about Microsoft's PowerPoint. In this first webinar we introduce you to some of the amazing things that can be done with PowerPoint. A subtitle for this webinar could be 'Ten things that you can do using PowerPoint apart from the normal use of making a presentation'. You will be shown each of these in detail. But these amazing uses won't be all - next week we'll continue with more PowerPoint features that you might not know about. Join us!
Presenter: Fiona Beal from SchoolNet
Start Time: Wednesday June 12th at 3:30 PM
Duration: 15 - 30 minutes
URL: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/powerpoint1/
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room


It will be great if you can attend this webinar. If it is your first time in attending an Adobe Connect webinar you might be prompted to install an add-in. If so, just follow the prompts. See you in the cloud maybe! (The recording will be posted on the blog afterwards).

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Webinar recording from 29/05/2013 - Uploading a Learning Activity to the Partners in Learning Network



Yesterday we had a great webinar presented by Megan Rademeyer of SchoolNet. It showed how to create and upload a Learning Activity to the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network. This webinar is of special relevance to anyone who wishes to enter the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert competition which has new requirements this year. These requirements require uploading a Learning Activity to the Partners in Learning Network and creating a 2 minute video about that Learning Activity. (A Learning Activity can be anything from one really good lesson, or a series of lessons on a topic, or a project).   If you wish to be one of the 15 teachers selected to be sponsored to the Schoolnet Conference in July as part of the South African and Lesotho Partners in Learning Forum you need to do this by Monday 3rd June. However the competition proper has a closing date of 30 September 2013. 

The webinar summary
"Are you using technology in a creative and engaging way to enhance a lesson? Have you developed a project that makes use of technology to build knowledge or solve a real world problem? If so - share your learning activity on the Partners in Learning Network and you could win a trip to the Global Partners in Learning Forum. In this webinar you will learn about the requirements for the competition and tips for developing an impressive learning activity."

Presenter 
Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet

Webinar recording (30 mins)
Thank you to those who attended. Here is the link to the recording.
http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p8czjpzksbn/


The presentation used for the webinar
This is the presentation that was used in the webinar. It can be easily downloaded from Slideshare.


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Webinar recording from 22/05/2013 - Navigating the Partners in Learning Network


The webinar summary
The Partners in Learning Network is a great portal for teachers who are interested in ICT in education who want to find like-minded colleagues, free downloadable tools that they can use to enhance lessons and a place to discuss hot topics. In this webinar you will learn more about how to find free tools, search for learning activities and complete your profile so that other teachers will be able to find you!

Presenter 
Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet

Webinar recording
Thank you to those who attended. Here is the link to the recording.
http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p3txiivl4d0/


The presentation used for the webinar
This is the presentation that was used in the webinar. It can be easily downloaded from Slideshare.


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Why not tune into our two Microsoft Partners in Learning short webinars on Weds 22nd and Weds 29th May


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Logo Design by FlamingText.com

We invite you to join two Microsoft Partners in Learning webinars to be held on the next two Wednesday afternoons. These will be of special interest to those who are entering Microsoft’s Innovative Educator Expert competition in South Africa where the first closing date is 3 June if you would like to be chosen as one of the 15 finalists who will be completely sponsored to the SchoolNet Conference in Bloemfontein in July 2013. (The final closing date for the Microsoft’s Innovative Educator Expert competition is on 30 September). Find out more here.

Navigating the Partners in Learning Network
Name: Navigating the Partners in Learning Network
Summary: The Partners in Learning Network is a great portal for teachers who are interested in ICT in education who want to find like-minded colleagues, free downloadable tools that they can use to enhance lessons and a place to discuss hot topics. In this webinar you will learn more about how to find free tools, search for learning activities and complete your profile so that other teachers will be able to find you!
Presenter: Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet
Start Time: 05/22/2013 3:30 PM
Duration: 15 – 30 mins
URL:http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/piln1/
Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room


Sharing a Learning Activity on the Partners in Learning Network
Name: Sharing a Learning Activity on the PIL-Network
Summary: Are you using technology in a creative and engaging way to enhance a lesson? Have you developed a project that makes use of technology to build knowledge or solve a real world problem? If so - share your learning activity on the Partners in Learning Network and you could win a trip to the Global Partners in Learning Forum. In this webinar you will learn about the requirements for the competiton and tips for developing an impressive learning activity.Presenter: Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet 
Start Time: 05/29/2013 3:30 PM
Duration: 00:15
URL:http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/r1do1h6omuo/
Access:Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

See you there!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Webinar recording for 'How can I add a free license to my digital writing?'

This webinar entitiled 'How do I add a free  license to my digital writing?' was held on Thursday 18th April at 3:30 pm and again at 6:00 pm. This webinar was part of the course ' Digital Storytelling and the African Storybook project'.  

The webinar summary:
What is the deal when we post information online? Can anybody use it? This webinar looks at free licensing supplied by Creative Commons and shows how to apply it. It will also show the free licensing we will use for our digital stories.

Webinar recording
Here is the 6pm webinar recording:
http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p7woivx7ca8/


The presentation used for the webinar
SlideShare is a useful free tool for sharing PowerPoints, Keynotes or PDFs on the web. I use it constantly. I have put my presentation into Slideshare, and please notice that I have pasted the same license that we will use on to the title page! That’s how easy it is to license something!



Tuesday, 9 April 2013

SchoolNet's April webinar programme


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Microsoft webinars during April
In April we are making a start with two from a series of interesting Microsoft webinars. Keep watching this space for the actual links to the webinars. These will be pasted as soon as our Lync webinar software in in place. 

Partners in Learning Network 1
Microsoft’s Partners in Learning network is a great resource for every teacher. This webinar will show how to navigate the Partners in Learning Network – getting connected and finding material that will work for you

Partners in Learning Network 2
This webinar concentrates on how to contribute to the Partners in Learning Network – tagging resources, setting up a discussion forum, joining communities etc.


Keep watching our webinars blog for more specific details about these webinars every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:00pm

Digital Storytelling webinars
These will take place every Tuesday evening in April from 6:00 - 6:30pm. The topics will be confirmed here soon.

Monday, 25 March 2013

SchoolNet's March webinars



Our SchoolNet webinars usually take place from 6:00-6:30 pm on a designated week evening,  and these will mostly link to the free online courses that are being offered which is currently 'Use Google for Professional development'. Here are the details of the two remaining webinars for March 2013. Please join us if you can. 

1. Get to know Google +
Google + is Google's social network designed to let you share up-to-the second updates, ideas, thoughts, links and media with your friends and the public. Google always does things at a slightly different angle and this is true of Google+. Join this 15 minute webinar to find out more...

Meeting NameLet's explore Google +
SummaryThis webinar takes a look at Google plus and its interesting features. It covers
*What is Google +
*Highlights of interesting features
*Circles
*How to write a post
*How to receive a notification
*Benefits to education

WhenThursday 14th March 6:00 PM
Duration
: 15 minutes
Presenter: Fiona Beal
To join the meetinghttp://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/exploregoogleplus/ 



Webinar presentation and recording
This is the SlideShare presentation used in the webinar:



Here is the recording of the webinar ‘Let’s explore Google+’.
http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p9itas0ae70/


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2. So, how does a Google hangout work?
Google hangouts are a free video chat service from Google, connected to Google +, that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time. There are enormous benefits to this for education.

Meeting NameSo how does a Google hangout work?
SummaryGoogle hangouts are part of Google plus. This video chat feature allows you to invite nine others (total of 10) to video chat, IM chat, watch YouTube videos together, share documents and much much more. These are perfect for professional development or planning sessions

When: Tuesday 26th March 6pm
Duration: 15 minutes
Presenter: Fiona Beal
To join the meeting: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/googlehangouts/


Webinar recording
Google hangouts are a free video chat service from Google, connected to Google +, that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time. There are enormous benefits to this for education. This is the webinar recording entitled 'So, how does a Google hangout work?



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Test your system first
1) (Must do this) Test your connection:
If you have never experienced an Adobe Connect  webinar before all you really need to do for  is test your connection before the time as you might need to add an add-in: http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm


2) Click on the link, log in as a guest and write your name
Then on the evening just click on the link, log in as a guest and write your name.

3) (Optional) Get a quick overview:
http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview