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PBS LearningMedia Offers Free Ed Tech Webinars

PBS LearningMediaToday through November 30, teachers can visit PBS Learning Media to access free tech-themed content collections, how-to guides on building digital classrooms, and professional development webinars. Upcoming webinars include the following:

Transform Your Classroom: Digital Resources You Can Use Tomorrow (September 17 at 6 p.m. EST) will include blended learning teaching tips and content. Working teachers will highlight how they are using digital media to improve their teaching and personalize the learning experience for their students.

Hot Tech Tools for Today’s Classrooms (October 14 at 6 p.m. EST) is designed for educators who are looking to take their teaching into the digital age but are not sure how to do it. K-12 tech expert Leslie Fisher will host a show-and-tell session featuring technologies — from apps to augmented reality — that can have an impact in the classroom.

Tips for Building Successful 1:1 Classrooms (October 28 at 7 p.m. EST) will feature a panel of 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators, who will share practical tips and tools for using new platforms and technologies to support student learning and collaboration.

How to Integrate Game-Based Learning in Your Classroom (November 12 at 7 p.m. EST) will highlight gaming experts Alan Gershenfeld  from E-Line Media and Rebecca Rufo-Tepper from Institute of Play. They will explore practical strategies and best practices for using games in the classroom, and will share free games and interactives.

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Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.