Top Webinars of 2016

In 2016 hosted over 250 webinars that have been viewed by 170,000 educators. From integrating technology into school libraries, to special education, to coding and robotics, there was something for everyone this year. The post Top Webinars of 2016 appeared first on edWeb.

Research Webinar: Equity and Maker Learning

Digital Promise

To round out the series, the maker learning research group hosted a webinar with researchers Shirin Vossoughi and Paula Hooper from Northwestern University, and Meg Escudé from San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Watch the webinar below: Can your maker learning program benefit from this framework?

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What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Elizabeth Forward, for example, implemented middle school-level robotics to engage students in maker learning and activate their imaginations before they begin advanced computer science coursework in high school. To learn more about the work districts are doing in computer science and why they are doing it, check out the working group webinar.

Designing and Creating Maker Spaces with Beth Holland and Douglas Kiang


Watch the Webinar Recording on EdWeb. Most educators think robotics, 3D printing and construction when they envision maker spaces, so how does this concept fit into the curriculum? Beth Holland Blog Featured Tom Daccord Webinar design thinking Douglas Kiang edweb Maker Spaces

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

This year, CSEdWeek took place from December 5th to 11th, and two of ’s professional learning communities (PLC) presented webinars that highlighted the importance of coding and computer science in education. This is something that was highlighted in both webinars.

How Districts Can Inspire Lifelong Learning


For example, at Edison, middle school students participating in the Genius Hour have worked on projects ranging from websites about robotics to presentations about rheumatoid arthritis. Watch a recording our webinar on student engagement: Tech Education News Education Technology

B There! A Pining Robot's Plea

The Daring Librarian

or the sad tale of a lonely Clank who wants to go to the AASL conference in Charlotte: Part 1: Clank He can''t join in on the Bloggers'' Cafe.but YOU Can! Join us@the Unconference ! Part 2: Cecily & Clank b there! You’ve registered for the AASL 14th National Conference & Exhibition. Before you start your engines, be sure to take advantage of the b there – Your Virtual Track Pass Web site – the national conference offered in a virtual setting.

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

The Principal of Change

Below, is a post from AJ, so you are able to see his thinking on “innovation in education” I am looking forward to doing a “launch webinar” (more information coming soon) tp help kick this off.

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Empower your learners – 9 reasons to try design thinking in education


So while it might be a natural fit when it’s time for your students to build bridges or prototype Lego robots, design thinking is equally useful when you want them to take action on a pressing problem. Watch a new webinar on design thinking and makerspaces.

Live Interview on Thursday, March 10th - Mitch Resnick from MIT Media Lab

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, March 10th, for a live and interactive webinar with Mitch Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab. Programmable Bricks served as inspiration for the LEGO MindStorms , PicoCricket , and LEGO WeDo robotics kits.

Thursday - Paulo Blikstein from Stanford on Cutting-Edge Technologies for Inner-City Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, August 16th, for a live and interactive webinar with Paulo Blikstein, assistant professor at Stanford University’s School of Education and (by courtesy) Computer Science Department.

What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

Educator Innovator

Building a makerspace might sound like a daunting task for a traditional library, but in many cases the institutions can focus on what they already do well, said YOUmedia’s K-Fai Steele in an Educator Innovator webinar about youth makerspaces last month.

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The webinar with Stacey and Lynn is available here: The webinar, which covered a lot of ground in a short time period, caused me to reflect on the impact of school culture on a digital learning conversion. This post originally appeared on

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

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Also mention the add-ons you can use such as robotics, Arduino, or 3D printing. . This also includes stand-alone programs for specialized topics such as robotics, 3D printing, and drones. Definitely mention if you can teach robotics, drones, or programming languages.

ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech


During his keynote address, Dr. Michio Kaku predicted that in the not-so-distant future, the majority of today’s jobs will be taken over by robots. Check out our webinar on how to prepare students for jobs that don’t exist yet: Tech Education News Education Technology

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tonight, October 21st, at 8pm US-Eastern Time - another Mattering IS the Agenda Webinar with Angela Maiers. Join us for this special Webinar series with Angela Maiers as she discusses implementing the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit for transformational change. The Webinars are free, but when you purchase the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit you get exclusive access to the recordings.

Donors Choose YOU - Top 10 Tips to Fund Your Project


iPads, laptops, robotics, Hokki Stools, books, construction paper, art easels, rugs, tables, shelving, Crayolas of every kind… the list could go on and on. Join us for a free live YouTube Live webinar on Tuesday, Dec.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

A couple of years ago, I was part of a year-end webinar with MindWires’ Consulting’s Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein and one or other of them – I don’t remember now – predicted that 2016 would be a big year for the LMS.

Getting Games Right: How GlassLab Makes Products Teachers Want

Educator Innovator

Building community around game-based learning requires reaching out into the media space that reaches teachers—whether that be webinars, news articles, conferences, social media, or networking events,” said Rushton.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

For Middle School, they are designed for the grading period time frame typical of those grade levels, with topics like programming, robotics, and community service with tech. There are a wide variety of webinars to address pedagogic and practical topics you might like.

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Wednesday (Early) + Survey - What Should Students Learn in the 21st Century?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me at an early time on Wednesday, September 19th, for a live and interactive webinar with Charles Fadel on "What Should Students Learn in the 21st Century?" Robotics, Biotech) and describe their impact on jobs and society. Charles believes that before fixing the how , we should be fixing the what, and he is rethinking the curriculum and standards from the ground up.

Connected Librarians Day (Free) Events - Monday, October 14th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

While makerspaces can include cutting-edge technology, it takes more than 3D printers, computers, and robotics equipment to define them.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Conference Volunteering - Libraries! - Google Excitement - Common Core Film

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Monday, September 1st at 7:30pm Flat Connections Free Webinar on Global Collaboration in the Classroom , Join Julie Lindsay and Flat Connections global educators for a free webinar on implementing global collaboration into the classroom.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The GEC features thought leaders from the world of education and beyond, is completely free to attend, and all events take place online in webinar format. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Gaming in Ed Now! - #YouMatter Special Offer - Connected Librarian Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm ISTE Webinar: 10 Classroom Tools for the Maker Movement , Discover the maker movement and find out how to harness its power to bring new tools and technology for hands-on learning to all grades and content areas – especially STEM and STEAM. Get an overview of the wide range of tools and technologies that can revolutionize learning, from 3D printers and robots to coding, wearable computers and conductive paint.

Learning Revolution Events - Announcing Online Google Summit - Film Fest Big Week - Curiosity Hacked

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Details to join the webinar: [link] Monday, August 18th at 4pm Steven Anderson on "Building a Solid Digital Citizenship Program from Day One" , The beginning of the school year is such an important time for digital citizenship. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update August 13th, 2014 A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. Horace Mann The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0"

3 Digital Tools to Encourage Close Reading

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The reading voice is a bit robotic for me. Here’s a sample from their website: Webinars are available with helpful teacher strategies for using the site in the classroom.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In this webinar, we’ll cover all the valuable resources it offers to support game-based learning. Details to join the webinar at [link]. Do you have students or library users ages 9 - 17 that can answer the questions Do you have what it takes to put a robot on the Moon?

CA's Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges


Over the next five months, 35 California community colleges participating in the Maker Initiative will form campus teams, participate in webinars and workshops, develop their ecosystem maps of community and education assets, envision what their makerspaces might look like, hold student competitions or events, and develop two-year implementation plans. Dale Dougherty’s We Are Makers TED Talk AnnMarie Thomas’ Squishy Circuits TED Talk David Lang’s My Underwater Robot TED Talk .

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, February 27th at 11am Creating Connected Learners Through Virtual Exchange: Assessing the Impact of Virtual Exchange , Part of a month-long webinar series co-hosted by the Exchange 2.0 Details to join the webinar here. Education Revolution Google+ Community Robots grading essays. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. Mark Twain Welcome to the Learning Revolution.

Events + News - #TLChat LIVE! - NMC Preview - Students in Charge - iSchool Initiative

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Details to join the webinar at [link]. Add yourself to our email list to get the Webinar URL!

Learning Revolution Free Events - Future of Museums Conference Announcement - #EdTechMonth Events Today and Thursday - The Fallacy of Linearity

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, May 14th at 4pm Free BrainPOP Webinar: BrainPOP Educators - Our Latest and Greatest , BrainPOP Educators is better than ever, and we’re dedicating an entire webinar to show off its newest features. You’ll leave this webinar armed with tools to optimize your BrainPOP subscription in the classroom. Join us for a webinar discussion on these critical issues! This webinar is provided with the support of the U.S.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Explore resources and tools – including robots, programming languages and computer-powered mechanical structures – you can use with students in grades K-5. Details to join the webinar at [link]. Tuesday, October 21st at 8pm "Mattering IS the Agenda" with Angela Maiers , Join us for a special Webinar series with Angela Maiers as she discusses implementing the "Mattering IS the Agenda" toolkit for transformational change.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

tl;dr: emailing them, holding webinars, using social media. Many academics are fooled by robot-written peer reviews , Inside Higher Ed reports. Presidential Campaign Politics. Via Politico : “ Donald Trump has put wealthy universities on alert. He warned colleges and universities Thursday night that those schools that don’t spend their endowments to directly benefit students could lose the tax break on their endowments.”

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Of great utility to curious students is a series of over 400 video shorts (most two-five minutes) on topics such as robots, ancient civilizations, and nature — all searchable by topic and date. Also available for educators are teacher videos, lesson plans, and webinars.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

For Middle School, they are designed for the grading period time frame typical of those grade levels, with topics like programming, robotics, community service with tech. There are a wide variety of webinars to address pedagogic and practical topics you’d like help with.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Previously, she was a Technology Integrator at Sacred Heart teaching robotics and programming to 5th through 7th grades and supporting the faculty''s technology and integration needs. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).

ProfHacker 2015 Holiday Gift Guide


If you know someone who’s interested in setting up a website, but needs a little video support in getting over the hump, Adeline (see above) has a recorded webinar that walks through exactly this: “Build Your Own Academic Website” is discounted by some 60% right now!

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “A Corporate Learning Revolution” – a Coursera webinar. Are MOOCs webinars? Are webinars now MOOCs?). ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The Trump Budget. This “ skinny budget ” is ridiculously cruel. More guns. Less butter. While it’s unlikely to be accepted by Congress, it does show Trump’s priorities.

“If you are thinking in teacher-centric way, [you see] no need to change.” – Gergely Nadori, Hungary

Daily Edventures

From coaching his school’s robotics team to securing (and building) a 3D printer for his school, Nadori goes beyond biology, his scientific specialty, to support a broad-ranging science experience for students. “A