Do you make time to DIY(Do It Yourself) for yourself? As lifelong learners we have to schedule opportunities for learning and DIY to learn something new. This week’s personal DIY activity involved attending and participating in online webinars plus learning the tools and components to host webinars using Eluminate Live – Blackboard Collaborate. The main focus on learning was how to effectively use the tools to deliver and engage participants. Yes, it was about the tools in the application and yes, it was also learning about the learners, the pedagogy, and resources from the community. Isn’t that how we want learners to learn with technology? Read more at an excellent post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed. D.(@jackiegerstein) – It really is about the technology and… it is not about the technology. What will you learn in the coming weeks? Will you DIY?
Four for Friday – Upcoming Webinars and Two Tools
Special Saturday “Day of Learning” - September 24 from SimpleK12 offers six different 30 minute sessions from Online Activities for Younger Children to The Google+ Guide for Educators. Check out more of their webinars for the coming weeks at Simple K12 Teacher Learning Community.
Learn it in Five was recently shared by Richard Byrme, Free Technology for Teachers. Be sure to check out the Digital Learning Strategies Blog for ideas. Create your own learn it in five or ten using one of the free tools below.
DIY Graphic above created with words using the free Try Me Now feature at LetteringDelights.com.