On April 23, Angela Scarano-Iuorio and Valia Reinsalu represented the AT Team as Learn Now B.C. webinar presenters. The one-hour webinar focused on sharing strategies and tools of SMART Boards with an assistive technology focus. Strategies in page and lesson design that are essential to many students, along with example activities to have students use the Interactive Whiteboard as a learning centre, were shared in the areas of: Language, Social Skills, Executive Functioning, and Mathematics. The SMART Board MoodleMeets is one of Learn Now B.C's virtual professional development provided by the Community of Expertise in Educational Technology (CEET). The SMART Boards CEET MEET, was moderated by B.C. educator Sue Hellman. In setting up the MoodleMeet, one of Hellman's goals was to provide examples to help educators see the SMARTBoard and software not only as teacher tools but as student learning tools. Over 100 registrants from across the globe accessed the resources.
The live Special Education and the interactive whiteboard presentation was held on April 23. As part of the moderated resource page, the archived webinar can be found at:http://www.scoop.it/t/ceet-moodle-meet-resources-apr-2012-smartboards-notebook-software. The direct link to the webinar can be found at: http://bit.ly/I2P35o.
Moodle Meets are one week online courses, free of charge. Presenters and participants share resources, technological skills and teaching pedagogy to support teaching and learning both in the classroom and on-line. CEET has provided 15 different Moodle Meets topics of what they call, “Professional Learning Potlucks” throughout the school year. The MoodleMeets are achieved, so participants can access the resources and replay the webinars, after the official week-long Meet. The final two sessions run this month. http://learnnowbc.ca/educators/MoodleMeets/default.aspx