Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A SchoolNet free online course to be run during March 2013. Why not participate?

SchoolNet started its short free online courses for SchoolNet premium membership at the end of 2011 and since that time we have held at least seven such courses. In 2013 we have quite an array lined up for you and we are making a start with a repeat course which will be run in March. Take a look. Why not consider signing up? 

Google for Professional Development short course
This is a free online  three week course (a repeat course from 2012) and will be held from 4th March - 22nd March 2013

Prepared and administered by Fiona Beal from SchoolNet
In October 2012, I had the amazing experience of being selected to attend the Google Teacher Academy in New York - an experience, I think,  every teacher should aim for! I came back feeling VERY excited about the potential of Google applications in our classrooms.

We ran this course at the end of 2012 and thought it would be great to start off our 2013  year running a repeat course. We have called it USE GOOGLE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.  This will be a three week course for SchoolNet Premium Members offered during March centring on three aspects of Google that could be useful to you in your professional development and with your colleagues.   

The suggested outline is:
WEEK 1 (4th March): Get familiar with Google Chrome's AMAZING offerings
WEEK 2 (11th March): Get to know Google+
(18th March): Get the hang of Google hangouts

The reason we are calling this a Google For Professional Development course is because Google+ is restricted to age 13 years and older, and Google hangouts are restricted to 18 years and older.  Both these products however have  great potential for connecting you to your colleagues.   

This course is supported by optional 'how to' webinars and offers a Certificate of Completion from SchoolNet if certain requirements are met. Please fill in the form below if you would like to join us. You will then be sent an email directing you to the course platform. Your introductions from the sign-up form will be added to the course platform so that we can interact and get to know each other. This course will be fairly interactive in Weeks 2 and 3 as we will be joining a Google + circle and participating in a Google hangout.  

Sign up for the Google for Professional Development course here:

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