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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.


May 2018
May 3-4 Formative Refresher, Part 1 Did you miss learning about Formative in 2017? Here's your chance to join Ashly Winkle as she explores the updated Formative website and shares new valuable information about this tech tool. Participants will learn about how this web-based platform allows teachers to implement informal assessment checks to ascertain whether students are understanding the lesson, and the instructor is on target with their direct instruction and lesson objectives. The target audience is ESL, ABE and ASE teachers.
May 10-11 Formative Refresher, Part 2 Did you miss learning about Formative in 2017? During the Part 2 webinar, the digital assessment tool Formative is discussed on a much deeper level including exploring the new Formative library of quizzes, uploading and creating assessments using PDF documents, integrating and applying lesson ideas, and exploring applications for using this digital tool during direct instruction. The target audience is AEL instructors with applications for the ASE, ABE, ESL and IET classroom.
May 17-18 Be Amazed by Emaze, Part 1 Learn how to engage even the most digitally-challenged individuals to demonstrate their presentation content through Emaze.  This free online platform allows students, teachers, Career Navigators, and PD Coordinators to design and view dynamic content that includes their very own pictures, documents, hyperlinks, videos, and more! 

Part I will focus on the many applications of Emaze and how these features can be utilized as a go-to resource for developing presentations for a variety audiences and purposes.

Please note: Part 2 takes place on May 24 or 25.


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