Enter the 2012 MACUL Photo Contest!
2. Around Town 3.
Grand Prize: 2013 MACUL Conference Registration 1st
HOW TO ENTER:
Upload photos to MACUL Space (http://maculspace.ni
ng. com). Log in or create a new account. It’s free! Click on “Photos” from the main toolbar. Click the Add button and upload your photo. You will be prompted to include a title, description, and tags:
• Title: be creative • Description: be brief • Tags: use two tags for each photo
o photocontest12, PLUS
o conference, town, OR abstract (the category you are entering)
GUIDELINES: • Photos must be taken by conference attendees on March 7 or March 8, and be uploaded to MACUL Space no later than 7:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9.
• Photos without title, description and tags as explained above will not be considered.
• Winners must provide their photos in their original format.
• By entering the contest, you are granting MACUL the permission to share/publish your photos in digital and/ or printed media forms.
Winning photos will be shown, and prizes awarded during the MACUL Conference Grand Giveaway on Friday afternoon.
QUESTIONS: Contact Pam Shoemaker at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prize for each category: a technology-related prize that will be announced at the conference
Around the Conference
you are new to Moodle or looking for fresh ideas for your current Moodle course, you will want to join SIG Online Learning at the annual pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Grand Rapids. Certified Moodle Instructor Anne Thorp will be presenting two half-day hands- on workshops that promise to recharge, enrich, and energize your current classroom practice.
If Anne Thorp
The morning workshop, Meet Moodle! will introduce participants to the art of “Moodling”. Moodle is a free online course management system that allows users to interact with materials, instructors, as well as other course participants. From discussion forums to quizzes, and assignments to wikis, Moodle has it all. This session is for beginning Moodlers who want to start their own course from scratch. We will complete an overview of Moodle and course design as well as learn a few of the most commonly used Moodle tools. In this hands-on session you will get
with Anne Thorp & By Mary Saffron, SIGOL Director
started on creating a basic course in which you can enroll students immediately. Moodle on! Participants must have their own Moodle course in which they are the instructor to participate in this workshop.
The afternoon workshop, Advancing Your Moodle Course to Meet the Multiple Needs of Learners, will provide the experienced Moodler with new tools and strategies to improve your course. So, if you have used Moodle with your students, but are ready to move on to more advanced implementation, this session is for you! Come on in and learn new ways to use Moodle elements to meet the multiple learning needs of your students. Discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, even glossaries, all are effective in guiding learners to meet your teaching goals. This session will include hands on creation using the tools mentioned above designed to meet the needs of multiple learners in your classroom, blended or fully online. Moodle on! Intermediate and beyond Moodlers must have been teaching using their own Moodle course to participate in the workshop.
Plan to join SIG Online Learning and Anne Thorp on March 7, 2012, in Grand Rapids for one or both of these practical and useful hands-on workshops.
Mary Saffron, Ph.D., is a teacher at Fraser High School and the Director of SIGOL.
She can be reached at mary.sa
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