Monday, September 13, 2010

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars from Elluminate

Below are this week's public, free, and interactive Webinars through, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

The time of the events below will show up automatically in your own time zone when you are registered in LearnCentral and when you have chosen your time zone in your profile. Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren't able to attend them live. If you are looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, you'll now find a link on your calendar page or the calendar page of specific groups.

Be on the lookout for Australia-time-friendly events as part of the new Australia Series, Spanish-language Webinars from the Aula 2.0 Series, and student-oriented sessions from Students 2.0! We also hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab (

Thanks for your attention, and see you online!

Monday, September 13th
  • 4pm PDT (US) / 7pm EDT (US) / 11pm GMT/UTC (intl times):

    “Back to School Special: Making You & Your Library Indispensable,” 
    with host Gwyneth Jones.Back to School Special: Making You &Your Library Indispensable: A casual discussion to generate ideas on how to build school allies, support new teachers & become indispensable to admin and staff at the beginning of every school year.” 
    LearnCentral Link
  • 8pm PDT (US) / 11pm EDT (US) / 3am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times): 

    "Mini-Geek Fest" Monthly Online Conversation-September, 2010," with co-hosts Peggy George and Kim ThomasDo you get excited and energized by talking with other educators about technology tools and resources? Do you often feel overwhelmed with all of the new tools and feel you don’t have time to keep up with everything? If you do, then the Mini-Geek Fest is here for you! No homework, no assignments, no cost—just an hour online, once a month to listen, share and discuss technology tools for your classroom, websites and more. Join co-hosts Kim Thomas and Peggy George in AzTEA Elluminate from the comfort of your own home. Professional Development credit (1 hour) will be available. The show is on the second Monday of each month from 8-9PM (Pacific). It's not a presentation or a tutorial, but a conversation--think of it like a "show and tell" where ALL participants can contribute. Shows will be recorded and archived so if you can't participate in the live sessions, you can listen to the recordings later. We look forward to an exciting and interesting conversation! Feel free to share this invitation with your "tech-loving" colleagues. Registration is NOT required so feel free to join us by clicking on the Elluminate link. You don't have to be from Arizona to participate--everyone is welcome! Space is limited to the first 50 participants.”
    LearnCentral Link
  • 10:45pm PDT (US) / 1:45am EDT (next day) (US) / 5:45pm GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):

    “Tech Talk Tuesdays: iPods in Literacy and Creating Guided Reading Materials,” 
    with host Anne MirtschinLearn from Jenny Ashby how iPods can be used for writing, reading, speaking and listening in the daily literacy block. Find out how Jenny utilises the iPods in the Literacy block. Also Jenny will give a quick how to for recording your own guided reading material to use as an extra guided
    reading and thinking activity.”

    LearnCentral Link
Tuesday, September 14th
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):

    “Social Media For Trainers: Enhancing And Extending Learning,” with presenter Jane Bozarth, Ph.D. This session will feature a discussion on supporting differentiated instruction and technology integration.
    LearnCentral Link: (registration in advance is required)
Wednesday, September 15th
  • 3am PDT (US) / 6am EDT (US) / 10am GMT/UTC (intl times):

    eT@lking: Playing on the Internet," with host Anne MirtschinJess McCulloch, an early web2.0 innovator, will share some websites as well as 3-4 ideas for using each with students.  Participants will be asked to contribute an idea or two. Let's look with Jess at some of the following:-Four Square, PhotoSynth, some visual search engines - Search Cubed and Spezify, Woices, Viddix and maybe Cloud Canvas.”
    LearnCentral Link:
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):

    Getting Recognition Right Through Education And Training," with presenter Roy Saunderson.  “How do you educate and train your managers to recognize and appreciate their people the right way? Giving meaningful and effective employee recognition is both an art and a science. The approach leaders take to educating and training this important skill will determine the impact recognition will have on creating meaningful workplaces, positive relationships and, of course, obtaining real results. This learning event is targeted to HR leaders, recognition practitioners and trainers/educators and will provide insights and practical steps for educating leaders, managers and employees on giving people “real recognition.”
    Link: in advance is required)
  • 6pm PDT (US) / 9pm EDT (US) / 1am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):

    Saberes 2.0 - Utilizacion de las nuevas tecnologias de informacion & comunicacion para la resolucion,” con Thomas Chaskel. “Resumen de la iniciativa ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION LATINOAMERICA. Red social sin fines de lucro dedicada al estudio e investigacion de la aplicacion de las nuevas tecnologias de informacion & comunicacion a la resolucion de conflictos. Difundir el uso de las nuevas tecnologias entre los sectores de menores recursos de la sociedad, contribuir con acortar la brecha tecnologica.”
    LearnCentral Link:
  • 6:30pm PDT (US) / 9:30pm EDT (US) / 1am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):
    MATH 2.0
    “Math 2.0 Weekly: Math Circle Summer Institute”with host Maria Droujkova.  “Special guests, Robert and Ellen Kaplan, Amanda Serenevy, and Leo Goldmakher, will talk about the annual Math Circle Summer Institute.”
    LearnCentral Link:
  • 11pm PDT (US) / 2am EDT (US) (next day) / 6am GMT/UTC (next day) (intl times):

    “Elluminate Masterclass Series 4: advanced”
    with host Coach Carole. “If you have already attended a few Elluminate sessions and now feel ready to start planning how to present your own workshops etc in Elluminate, then this is the session for you. You'll learn how to blending virtual classrooms with your learning management systems; structure and deliver Elluminate training to others in your organisation; plan for, schedule and moderate small and large group meetings of teachers; and how to become a member of The Australia Series group – an Elluminate/LearnCentral initiative. Guest presenters will share their experiences with you.”
     LearnCentral Link:
Thursday, September 16th
  • 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC (intl times):

    Communicate Effectively Using Persuasive Powerpoint Visuals," with presenter Dave ParadiResearch shows that visuals communicate more effectively than overloaded text and data slides. But how do you create persuasive visuals if you aren’t a graphic designer? This webinar will show you a five-step method for creating persuasive visuals that anyone can follow. You’ll see examples of how it has transformed real slides and be inspired to start creating and using your own persuasive PowerPoint visuals in your training and executivepresentations.”
    LearnCentral Link: (registration in advance is required)
  • 5pm PDT (US) / 8pm EDT (US) / 12am GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “PBL and Information Literacy through Infographics”
    with presenter Jane Krauss. Join Jane Krauss, coauthor of Reinventing Project-Based Learning for a look into Infographics and how viewing and making them builds core knowledge and information literacy. This will be a very visual and lively session where you'll get to interpret compelling infographics and imagine setting up situations where your students create their own.”
    LearnCentral Link:
Saturday, September 11th
  • 9am PDT (US) / 12pm EDT (US) / 4pm GMT/UTC (intl times):
    “Hosting a Virtual Conference in Moodle,” 
    with hosts Kim Caise, Lorna Costantini and Peggy GeorgeJoin the Classroom 2.0 LIVE co-hosts for a discussion with special guest Connie Swiderski about hosting a virtual conference in Moodle. 
    LearnCentral Link:

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