Whether providing lessons for sick kids or giving parents a weekly update on classroom activities, livestreams and podcasts offer teachers yet another way to connect with their students and families. As Dr. Monte Tatom, Associate Professor of Education at Freed-Hardeman University, TN, explained in his edWebinar, “How to Survive Live Streaming and Podcasting in Your Classes,” it’s fairly easy for teachers to start. In addition to discussing how to choose between the streaming platforms, he talked about uses for the technology and how to handle privacy concerns.
This edWebinar will demonstrate some applications used for live streaming and podcasting, which can increase communication and engagement in the classroom.
In this webinar for the edWeb.net edGlobal community, presenter Haif Bannayan, CEO of Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) in Jordan, discussed the importance of teacher preparation (in-service and pre-service) and its impact on improving education on a national scale through showcasing the role of the QRTA in improving quality of education in the public and private schools in Jordan and the region.
Preservice preparation often prepares student teachers inadequately for the realities of teaching. New teachers can receive much-needed support by connecting with practicing teachers and building a support network BEFORE they enter the classroom.
The practice of Co-Teaching or Team Teaching was at one time only used to help special education teachers. As time passed, it was discovered that Co-Teaching helped teachers in ALL settings.
Nearly all K-12 schools are expanding their use of technology to support student learning, and many of them are implementing blended learning models. By definition, blended models include online learning opportunities that empower students with some control over the time, place, path, and pace of their learning.