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“Tech and Tell”: Online Demos of Cool Websites and Apps

Are you looking for new and engaging activities you can bring to your classroom? Don’t have the time or the knowledge to find digital tools?

Join TRAIN PD ONLINE each Thursday night and Friday around lunch for Tech and Tell! We’ll be demonstrating technology tools that will help you keep your classroom organized, your students engaged and your tech skills up to date.

Each Tech and Tell webinar will be offered Thursday nights from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Central Time (for those who can’t make it on Fridays) and then repeated each Friday from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.  

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ATTENTION

To register for and access the Tech and Tell webinars, please go to the Texas AEL PD Portal: Click here

Downloadable directions for registering and accessing the Tech and Tell webinars are available: Click here

Still having trouble registering for and accessing the Tech and Tell webinars? YouTube videos are available for viewing!  

  • YouTube video on how to register for a Tech and Tell webinar. Click here
  • YouTube video on how to access a Tech and Tell webinar. Click here

To join a Tech and Tell webinar from a computer or mobile device, please read the directions below, carefully.

  • Make sure that you have audio capabilities during the webinar, or let the host know that you are sitting next to someone who has an audio connection.
  • To receive full credit for attending the webinar, access to audio is a requirement.

A. To register for and access a TNT webinar from a desktop or laptop computer, follow these directions:

  1. Go to https://twc.csod.com , and log into your account.
  2. Go to the training calendar and find the TNT webinar on Thursday evening or Friday morning you want to attend.
  3. Click on that TNT webinar training event, and then click on the blue Request button.
  4. Go to your transcript.
  5. Locate your scheduled session on your transcript.
  6. At the time of the webinar, click “Launch.” (Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.)
  7. Click “Agree” in the window that opens.  (You are agreeing to allow pop-up windows.)
  8. Important: The first time you launch WebEx, the system will want to download a program on your computer. If you do not administrative rights on your computer, you can chose the option to, “Run Temporary Application.”
  9. Success! You will be in the WebEx webinar room.

B. To register for and access a TNT webinar from an Apple or Android device including an iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or tablet, follow these directions:

  1. Go to https://twc.csod.com, and log into your account.
  2. Go to the training calendar and find the TNT webinar on Thursday evening or Friday morning.
  3. Click on that TNT webinar training event, and then click on the blue Request button.
  4. Important: Before joining your scheduled session, download and install the free WebEx application from the app store of your choice. (You only need to do this the first time you join a WebEx session.)
  5. Open a browser on your device (“Internet” or “Chrome”).
  6. Go to https://twc.csod.com, and log into your account. 
  7. Go to your transcript.
  8. Locate your scheduled session on your transcript.
  9. Click “Launch.” (Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.)
  10. Click “Agree” in the window that opens.  (You are agreeing to allow pop-up windows.)
  11. Your device should then ask you for permission to open the WebEx app.  Allow.
  12. The WebEx app will open and ask for your name and email address.  Complete the form.
  13. Hit enter. Success, you will be in the conference room!

IMPORTANT
Before joining us on Thursday or Friday, take the time to set up your computer. You can run a test by going to the WebEx TEST Room here.

Once you have confirmed that you can successfully access the webinar, log in at the appropriate date and time. Once you have logged in, click on the “Audio” option to follow the instructions to connect via telephone or your computer.

WebEx doesn’t play well with Internet Explorer. Another browser, such as Chrome or Firefox might work best.

WebEx does have an APP if you want to download the app ahead of time.
Apple Devices: here
Android Devices: here

Tech and Tell Webinar Series Topics

Missed a Tech and Tell? Don’t worry, we’ve recorded most of them! You can access them in our PD Portal located here.

Not already a PD Portal user? Visit our PD Portal Information page to sign up here.


November 2017
November 2-3 Hyperlinking Your Lessons with HyperDocs, Part 2 During Part 2, participants will learn more about a variety of applications and activities for using HyperDocs from both a supervisor and a teacher perspective! The target audience includes teachers, directors, PD coordinators and support staff.

Note: In order to participate in the training activities, it is important to have a Google account prior to participation.
November 9-10 We Are New York: Integrating a Video Series into Classroom Teaching, Part 1 This 2 part webinar will introduce a highly engaging professionally produced video series and demonstrate how it can be used to foster English skills and promote student engagement. In Part 1, we will show video clips and point to important resources and highlight what makes We Are New York (WANY) different from other series.

The intended audience includes teachers of English Language Learners functioning at the high beginning level and above, including ABE instructors whose classes include former ESL students.

Note: Part 2 of this webinar takes place on November 16 and 17.
November 16-17 We Are New York: Integrating a Video Series into Classroom Teaching, Part 2 During Part 2, Heide will demonstrate how the videos and accompanying materials can be used to teach listening, vocabulary and conversation skills and to engage learners in pair and small group work. We will highlight effective teaching/learning strategies associated with “reciprocal teaching,” strategies that can be used to engage ABE and ESL students in collaborative work.

The intended audience includes teachers of English Language Learners functioning at the high beginning level and above, including ABE instructors whose classes include former ESL students. 
November 23-24 Tech and Tell Cancelled Texas A&M University closed for Thanksgiving holiday
November 30-December 1 Tech and Tell Cancelled No webinar scheduled due to the Texas Workforce Commission Conference
December 7-8 Tech and Tell Cancelled No webinar scheduled due to the regional TALAE Conference in El Paso, Texas
December 21-22 Tech and Tell Cancelled No webinar scheduled due to holiday schedule
December 28-29 Tech and Tell Cancelled Texas A&M University closed for Winter Break

 


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