October/November IDEAS Room Newsletter
Our newsletter focuses on Twitter, resources, and events learning opportunities coming up in the room.
IDEAS Room RH 412 Issue #6, Oct.-Nov. 2012 IDEAS Innovation Design Experiences activities Synergy Mark your calendars Gaga for Twitter Enjoy the fall view! We can see the trees turning beautiful fall colors from the IDEAS Room-come see for yourself! October 9th – 12th Tuesday: 10am Wednesday: 2pm Thursday: 4pm Friday: 11am Sign Up Here! Gaga for…VOTE NOW! November we will be highlighting a presentation tool of your choice! Follow this link to vote: -VOTE HERE"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute” -Proverbs 31:8 In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month (October) Read this article for suggestions on how to create your online PLN. 35 Ways to Build Your Personal Learning Network Online http://goo.gl/9G3br Editor: Madeleine Moody A Note from Wendy Grojean, IDEAS Room Coordinator Taking Ownership of Professional Development Through Professional Learning Networks Oftentimes I am asked, “How do you keep up with the technology that is out there?” My response is always, “I am on Twitter.” Twitter is my professional learning network (PLN). I follow educational technology experts such as Adam Bellow (@adambellow) and Richard Byrne (@rmbyrne). Through the use of Twitter, I find articles on technology, learn what educators are using in the classroom, and then join conversations on educational technology. My PLN on Twitter provides me with professional development on the topic of my choice, educational technology, because I follow people with similar interests. You can learn about a variety of topics based on whom you choose to follow on Twitter. If you are not a fan of Twitter, there are other sites for you to consider, i.e. plurk.com, ning.com, thinkfinity.com, even Google+. Regardless of which site you use, I challenge you to create a PLN of your own. Keep in mind, we are not just teachers in the 21st Century; we are 21st Century learners, as well. 1 IDEAS Room RH 412 Issue #6, Oct.-Nov. 2012 Follow Us on Twitter! What do you think… What presentation tool would you like to learn more about? You can follow our twitter feed to learn more about educational technology. Doug F. Followers will automatically be entered for the chance to win a prize! Twitter.com/UNOIDEASRoom New Resource Sections in the IDEAS Room • Educational Administration • Counseling • Classroom Management Presentation tools I’d like to know more about include Empressr, GoogleDocs, and SMARTboard presentations. Empressr is an online tool that incorporates video, audio, pictures, charts, etc. • Special Education • 21st Century Skills • Culturally Responsive Teaching Sergio P. • Foreign Language • Music Education • Art Education • Checkout our new resource page on our website: http://www.unomaha.edu/ideasroom/resources.php Here you will find links to our Diigo page full of web resources and links to tutorials for our Gaga sessions in case you had to miss one. Click Here! Editor: Madeleine Moody I’d like to know more about data expression in presentations. For example, using Excel in a PowerPoint. *Learn more about a TBD presentation tool in November! 2