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Monday, September 14, 2015

Marketing Your Teaching Materials - A Free Webinar Next Monday Night

Marketing Your Teaching Materials is a free one hour webinar all about strategies for using blogs, social media, and email to promote the resources that you can sell through the TES Marketplace. The TES Marketplace is open to any educator who wants to offers free and or premium resources to other educators. Educators who sell their resources through the TES Marketplace receive 100% for resources purchased in the U.S. There's no limit to how much you can earn.

In this free webinar on September 21st  at 7:30pm EDT I (Richard Byrne) will share my best strategies for promoting the materials that offer in the TES Marketplace. You'll learn new ways of using social media, blogs, and email to promote your offerings without feeling like you're turning yourself into a sales person. A TES representative will be on the webinar show you the unique features of the TES Marketplace.

Click here to register today!

Attendees will also receive a document that I created to outline the process I use for promoting resources through social media and email. 

A Glossary of Ed Tech Terms

A few years ago I created a glossary of blogging terminology and included it in my guide to using Blogger in schools. I distribute that glossary when I lead workshops on blogging. Distributing the glossary provides everyone in the workshop with a common vocabulary to use. Using that common vocabulary gives people a higher level of comfort in asking questions and more precision in articulating what they need from me.

Chalkup recently published a glossary of ed tech terminology that could be helpful to anyone who is planning to lead an ed tech professional development event. The glossary covers things like 1:1 technology, blended learning, MOOC, and OER. The glossary includes definitions as well as links to additional materials to learn more about a chosen term.

We give students vocabulary lists and glossaries in our classrooms. We should do the same in professional development settings.

Help Students Get Organized with My Study Life

This is a guest post from Jennfer Carey (@TeacherJenCarey) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site.

Students and teachers often operate on fast-moving, jam-packed schedules with lengthy to-do lists. Check out My Study Life, a free tool for students that allows them to incorporate complicated schedules (like that new rotating block schedule your school implemented last year), to-do lists, homework reminders, and more. My Study life works on Chrome, Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS; even better, it will sync across all of those platforms.

One of my favorite features of My Study Life is that, unlike traditional planners, it allows students to set up their schedule based on things like terms, class periods, and even incorporates changing schedules like rotating or block schedules that are becoming more popular. They can also incorporate holidays into their schedule so that they don’t show up on a Teacher Work Day or wake up early on the first day of vacation!

Tasks are not a simple “to-do” list, rather they are larger elements that students must tackle every day to meet an end goal. Students can also attach a task to an exam, so that they can focus a little on it every day leading up to the final assessment. By incorporating reminder tools, My Study Life keeps you on task every day!

With so many options available to students, My Study life stands out from the crowd. Try it as a student or even test out the beta teacher version!

Looking for more ideas? EdTechTeacher has a list of apps to help students improve organization as well as other learning activitiesNovember 16-18, they will also be hosting their fourth annual EdTechTeacher iPad Summit in Boston