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Spring Blog Festival

 Spring Blog Festival on March 21 will be LIVE ONLINE at WizIQ

The second annual Spring Blog Festival is preparing to get underway, if you are an avid blogger or avid reader of blogs then why not join in to see Educators from around the globe have their say on Blogging for Education.

If you are interested in presenting or having your say then file your request by filling in the following Google form

The link to the Festival is available here and you can also watch this great video clip prepared by the organizer Dr Nellie Deutsch available on Youtube.

Remember it’s free, and when you participate at the live online webinar you can still have your say in the live chat. When you join the WizIQ webinar link you can begin by introducing yourself in the coursefeed page or drop in a comment.

See you there! 

Want more info? Check out Dr Nellie’s SMORE flyer Spring Blog Festival info


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Finding your way around the CO15

CO15  Connecting  ONLINE  Conference

I just came across Dr Nellie Deutsch’s new video on getting around the WizIQ platform for the Connecting Online Conference which is slowly approaching – February 6-7-8 for three days of fully packed presentations by Educators from around the world. This is happening ONLINE LIVE and there will be RECORDED sessions if you miss out on one or more, also if it does not coincide with a suitable time your time zone.

Here is the Video now on YouTube:

 

The video will show you how to understand the schedule of Presenters such as About the Presenters, Time and Date of the Presentation and how to understand the WizIQ course feed and course schedule for the CO15 Conference which is Free to join with access to all recordings and slide presentations.

This is the link to the course on WizIQ and if you haven’t joined yet, then do so NOW it only takes a few minutes to create a free account and watch the LIVE ONLINE CONFERENCE from the comfort of your chair/couch/whatever.

Course Link: CO15 Connecting Online Conference

About the Presenters link: CO15 Presenters

Calendar of Events

Clickable links on Google Drive Public document : CO15 Connecting Online Conference Schedule

More information about the Conference on Google Drive document with clickable links

Remember you can be an active participant by having your say in the Live Chat online during the whole presentation and you can also keep a copy of the chat to save links that may be shared et cetera. The sessions are recorded so you can see them whenever as there is no ‘closing’ date on the Conference course link. But you must enroll to ensure you will have access to the recordings and slide presentations that will be made available by the presenters which can be located in the Course Schedule of the Course itself. Enrollment is also free on WizIQ.

If you have any queries or questions please feel free to drop me a line below in the comments, I will only be too happy to oblige.

Thank you for reading my post.


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CO15 Connecting Online Conference

The Countdown has begun to the official opening of the CO15 Connecting Online Conference taking place from February 6 to 8 for non stop Presenters from all parts of the World live on one channel on WizIQ.

 

 

Link to Dr Nellie Deutsch blog page on WizIQ     CO15 Connecting Online Conference 2015

Link to Course Page and launch site on WizIQ

Just so as not to feign from our constant work in Micro Teaching, Tom Hodgers and I will be giving a presentation on Saturday February 7  which will look into the theory and practice of Micro Teaching for Online learning.

See you there, remember you can always register (it’s free) and then watch the recordings if you can’t make it to the live session, but the live sessions are so much fun creating access to connecting with other peers or colleagues in the Chat or having your say too!

 


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Moodle for Teachers

The M4TEVO15 is entering its 4th week and there is still so much to do and learn, if you want to know more about this wonderful online experience then join us and other Teachers on a learning spree for free! Here is the link to the course on the Moodle Platform run by IT4ALL or on WizIQ Moodle for Teachers

You can visit my tab and follow my work on the Moodle. There is also a Certificate of Completion.

Here are some of my badges:

 

Watch this wonderful YouTube video by Dr Nellie Deutsch

Come and join in the learning experience.


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Teaching with Technology

My new blog page Teaching with Technology will be a ‘diary of sorts’ relating my new experiences in this brand new course on WizIQ  The course began on Jan 06, 2015 starting off the new year with a calendar full of exciting topics and classes which are open and free to anyone wishing to join. So feel free to join me and many other Teachers online learning together to improve our own teaching methodology as we follow the course structured by Dr Nellie Deutsch on WizIQ.


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One Foolish Monkey Vol 4

Well our fourth edition of the One Foolish Monkey series went live a few hours ago (Dec 28) and thank you to Tom for pairing up with me in this wonderful Teaching experience for the Micro Teaching in Pairs on WizIQ – a course developed and designed by Dr Nellie Deutsch for Teacher Training online.

Today’s session dealt with the use of Codes for Teachers to use in their blogs or moodle pages or with their students in class, our slides contain some great links. You can see the live class recording on YouTube as well as find our slides and other tutorials on my tab One Foolish Monkey page.

This coming Wednesday Dec 31 will be the final Micro Teaching class for 2014, it will be about New Year celebrations around the globe, why not join us? Here’s the link to join free: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2264050-teachers-micro-teaching-in-a-live-online-class

If you would like to add your say in our collection of ‘stories’ for this presentation please go to the link above and add your ‘bit’ and an image too if you like and I will add it to the final presentation slide. Thank you.

A little note about Code – why use it? how difficult is it? do I need it? – these are some of the questions you probably ask yourself and wonder at the answers. One important thing to remember as a Teacher we are bound to ‘understand’ many things that we may not really ever need to use, but just knowing about these things will help us to understand our students just that little bit more. That’s how I see it and even if like me you know very little or nothing about code then believe me it’s quite fun when you can ‘learn’ with your students just how much fun it is to finally understand how simple it really is even to do something simple like reformat your email signature!

I don’t pretend to become an expert but it is handy to know something that can make our classrooms a lot more engaging for our students and colleagues too! Of course it doesn’t happen in a few minutes and time is always a problem for Teachers but in this technological age, we should be promoting learning in a new ‘fashion’ rather than simply following a text book. Besides if we learn along the way with our students – we too get to enjoy the ride!

Go to my One Foolish Monkey tab/page now and see the latest presentations.

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for reading my posts and following my blog.

Wishing you and yours the best of the holiday season.

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