The ABEL Knowledge Community Innovate Collaborate Transform
The abel knowledge community is… • Providing a network for educators • Sharing ideas and resources • Supporting the use of technology • Allowing for innovation • Providing professional learning • Growing But who are we?
Polleverywhere.com • www.polleverywhere.com • Live audience polling online • Possible to get free accounts • Participants use sms text, web browsers on smart phone or computer, or Twitter to submit responses • Can be used in the classroom
Multiple choice and Polleverywhere SMS text: • Text message to number: 32075 • Type cast and then the keyword for your text message Smartphone or computer browser: • Go to http://poll4.com • Type the keyword in the box, click “submit response” Twitter: • Go to your Twitter account to post a tweet • Type @poll and the keyword for your tweet
Access to Professional Learning ABEL Knowledge Community Access to Resources Access to Tools
Supporting the ABEL knowledge community • Log into the ABEL Community at www.abelearn.ca • In the ABEL community, members can: • Register for professional learning • Request access to tools • Access resources • And more….
ABEL provides Professional Learning Programs • Offers a variety of professional learning opportunities through: • Training days • Job-embedded professional learning • ABEL Summer Institute • Digital Literacy Leadership Seminar • ABEL Leadership Round Table • ABEL Webcast Series • And more….
Free response and polleverywhere SMS text: • Text message to number: 32075 • For free response: type cast then keyword and then your comment for the text message Smartphone or computer browser: • Go to http://poll4.com • Type the keyword and then your comment in the box, click “submit response” Twitter: • Go to your Twitter account to post a tweet • Type @poll thenkeyword then your comment for your tweet
What are your professional learning goals? • I want to… • learn how to use a new tool • learn how to use an existing tool in a different way • learn how to engage students using technology • learn how to improve leadership skills for implementing digital literacy strategies
What is the best PL method for your learning? • I learn best by… • individual self learning – some support available (email/phone) • individual learning – one on one with expert • small group at your school with expert at your school • PL session at York U with expert to provide training • online training • blended learning
ABEL provides easy access to Tools • ABEL offers a variety of tools to meet the needs of the membership • ABEL has many pilot projects to test new and innovative tools for classroom use • Access to the tools is available at: • Tools request page for ABEL members • ABEL provides technical support by email: ABELhelp@yorkU
NOTE: you need to be logged in at www.abelearn.ca From the ABEL Member’s Home page click on the “Tools” link in the blue navigation bar and launch ABEL tools
What tool or application would you like to learn about this year? • I would like to learn about… • Wimba ─ Moodle • Adobe Connect ─ Second Life • Laconica ─ e-portfolios • Math XL • Podcasting Kit for Sharepoint • Cell phones in the classroom • other
ABEL provides easy access to Resources • ABEL offers a variety of resources to meet the needs of the membership • ABEL’s extensive network of educators provides numerous resources • ABEL resources by the members for the members • Resources are available through: • Library in the portal • ABEL streaming • Email to email@example.com
From the ABEL Member’s Home page click on the “Library” link in the blue navigation bar and launch ABEL resources NOTE: you need to be logged in at www.abelearn.ca
From the ABEL Member’s Home page click lick on the “ABEL Streaming” link in the blue navigation bar and launch ABEL Streaming NOTE: you need to be logged in at www.abelearn.ca
Instructions for next session • Tools sessions 2:00-2:50 (see agenda) • Break 2:50-3:00 • Tools sessions 3:00-3:50 (see agenda) • Facilitated Table Discussions 4:00 – 4:50 (next slide)
Facilitated table discussions (4:00 – 4:50) See sticker on the back of your name tag Group: YRDSB – Secondary Room: ACW 307 Group: Elementary Room: ACW 302 Group: Learning Connections Room: ACW 302 Group: TDSB Room: ACW 205 Group: Plant Services / York University / Other Room: ACW 303 Group: SCDSB Room: ACW 305