Tuesday, April 08, 2014

TGIF: Let’s talk Twitter NOW, #tltgFRLV, in prep for FridayLive

Read below for TGIF with links, or you can view TGIF on the Web...Click here

Thirtieth issue         Volume Seven

TLT Group TGIF 4.82014           
From Group World Headquarters

Storytelling Goes Digital this week on Wednesday’s Members Exchange event. View Tellagami invite. Register Here

FridayLive! Twitter for Beginners: for Very Smart Dummies

Let’s start the conversation with Susan before the webinar begins by using the TLT FridayLive hashtag, #tltgFRLV.
Tweet questions you have about Twitter and ways you currently use Twitter. Register Here

Wondering if the MOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is right for you.   
May 16 - June, 27, 2014


    Members Exchange
    Storytelling Goes Digital
    April 9, 2014 3-4 pm Eastern
    Steve Gilbert, Penny Kuckkahn, Beth Dailey and others

    You probably already use story as an instructional strategy in your teaching.  For example, you probably have shared stories of your experiences and have brought in current event news articles and photos. You may even encourage students to share their stories relevant to the content. In this informal session we will explore together, these examples and talk about other ways you are incorporating story in your teaching. Penny and Beth and share a few applications that may help translate these activities to the digital environment. Let’s see if there is interest in this topic and see where this leads.

    Upcoming Member Exchange events
    • April 16: Learning Management System (LMS) PLanning
    • April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Asynch Discussion Options
    • April 30: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl -  Participation via Different Devices

    Twitter for Beginners: for Very Smart Dummies
    April 11, 2014  2:00-3:00 pm ET  
    Presenter: Susan M. Beardon, Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and others
    - free to all. Register Here

    Taking advantage of Twitter takes a slight shift in thinking. Susan will walk us through those shifts in thinking so we can decide how best to leverage this social media application. You do not need a Twitter account to take part in this session, but if you would like to set up an account, this document will take you there. We will explore how to use Twitter to enhance your Personal and Professional Learning Networks by finding hashtags and customizing based on your level of interest. Faculty uses of Twitter in the classroom will also be shared.

    Let’s start the conversation with Susan before the webinar begins by using the TLT FridayLive hashtag, #tltgFRLV. Tweet questions you have about Twitter and ways you currently use Twitter.

    You are welcome to login early on Friday, 1:50 PM ET, for a hashtag scavenger hunt.

    A little bit about Susan.
    Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL. She has presented about social media in education at a number of national and state conferences including ISTE, FETC, CoSN, and the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS). A popular blogger and advocate for the use of social media in education, Bearden co-founded and moderates the #edtechchat and #digcit (Digital Citizenship) Twitter chats and participates regularly in the weekly EdTechChat Radio podcast for the BAM Radio Network. Connect with her on Twitter @s_bearden and @HTEATech or at www.susanmbearden.com.

    Seaman, J & Tinti-Kane, H (2013, October). Social media for teaching and learning: Annual survey of social media use by higher education faculty. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions and Babson Survey Research Group

    Up-coming  FridayLive! schedule:
    • April 18 No FridayLive
    • April 25 Competency Based Education: What Was Old is New Again
    • June 27 A Conversation with Tom Angelo on Assessment

    MOOCs Round Six
    MOOCow Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)

    MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.
    Join the planning and help further shape the MOOCow:

    • April 23: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Asynch Discussion Options
    • April 30: TOL4B MOOCow Planning Fishbowl - Participation via Different Devices
    Link to planning document

    Provide feedback on tools and strategies to be included.  Link to survey.

    Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)   May 16 - June, 27, 2014
    Presenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey and Others

    DescriptionTeaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is a Massive Open Online Course or Whatever (MOOCow) designed to help you, as a successful faculty member in higher education, begin to teach entirely online or include more online resources and activities in your courses. You care about your students and their learning. 

    You care about your students and their learning. You are busy and will continue to be busy. By sampling available options, benefits and drawbacks to teaching online you will cross the starting line. You will experience and experiment with a variety of easy to learn, reliable, widely accessible and least expensive tools and resources and strategies related to creating social presence and building community online.

    You will realize teaching and learning online does not necessarily mean teaching and learning alone, does not require being overworked, giving up your best teaching or losing meaningful contact with students. It can be satisfying and fun.

    The "Action" path through the MOOCow is designed to help you achieve a variety of learning outcomes and ultimately produce a self-introductory video which will become part of a more complete introductory unit in an online course, as per rubric. You may also want to chose a Design It Yourself (DIY) path to meet your own learning goals.

         #TLTGroup, #tltgFRLV, #tltgTOL4B
    Encourage. Enable. Engage.

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