”Nuts and Bolts“ Part I Finding and Organizing Online Books

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"Nuts and Bolts" Part I: Finding and Organizing Online Books

Join us for a Webinar on May 11, 2010

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Audio books were a technology breakthrough in education as early as the 1950s. Now, in the 21st century, multiple online resources are becoming widely available and useful to classroom instruction. Instructional materials in digital formats have the potential of being used in a variety of ways and can be adapted to all students in addition to meeting the needs of special populations. In this two-part webinar, we will discuss practical teacher-based applications using online books and e-text files to meet student needs.

  • How has technology made unprecedented educational opportunities available?
  • What has changed over time that made it imperative for educators to know about online books?
  • What do you need to be aware of regarding copyright when accessing digital files for students?
  • What are some tips for tapping the “pipeline” of digital materials for students to access the flow?
  • How do you keep the downloaded files organized?
  • Are there ways to keep everything straight when working with multiple students?
  • Where do you store e-files? Examples of posting material on a school server - the benefits.

Resource list will be made available.
Time will be set aside for discussion at the end of the presentation.

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

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Cost: free

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar. If you don’t receive an email please let me know: Brenda.mcbride@humanware.com

Guest Speaker: Dianna Joachim Colmen

Dianna Joachim Colmen has been utilizing technology in the field of education throughout her career. She is currently working as a Student Support Services Consultant for Lenawee Intermediate School District at the LISD TECH Center in Adrian, Michigan USA.

While working in numerous educational settings from Early Primary through Post-Secondary levels, Ms. Colmen has experienced a variety of teaching experiences including Special Education, Career Technical Education, and Adult Education.


The focus of her work has been to support the academic success of students with special educational needs while incorporating the latest and best technology.

Dianna Colmen passionately believes that the mission of education is to guarantee and protect each child&srquo;s right to access education, regardless of personal and systemic barriers. Experience has confirmed her belief that every student has the intrinsic ability to learn and to grow beyond expectations. The community benefits when students succeed.

System Requirements
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Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer