Let’s be honest. There are a lot, and I mean A LOT, of great resources for learning about edtech and online safety issues facing educators today.
About six times a year, we hold our own edtech webcasts, part of a series of live presentations with influential edtech professionals and educators. Each Gaggle webcast is recorded, so even if you can’t make one in real time, by registering you’ll receive an email with a link to the webcast recording and slide deck.
In September, we welcomed hundreds of attendees responsible for creating and maintaining their school or district website presence during the webcast, “The Importance of Creating ADA-Compliant Websites.” Janet Peters, project coordinator of accessible technology at the Great Lakes ADA Center, provided a ton of information and resources to help schools and districts understand the legal and technical challenges regarding website accessibility.
The WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool was among one of the many resources shared during the webcast. We’ve also created a web page dedicated to school and district website accessibility, which includes other resources and a link to the archived webcast. “There are barriers for certain people using our websites,” said Janet, during the webcast. “We need to eliminate or reduce those barriers so they can use websites effectively.”
Next week, we expect even more educators to attend “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Social Networks & Apps Your Kids Use,” featuring social media safety speaker and author Josh Ochs and Diana Graber, co-founder of CyberWise. Our very own Alex Beck will join Josh and Diana in what is sure to be a great webcast.
All three presenters will highlight some of the social networks and apps students use that also appear on the popular Top Social Networks & Apps Your Kids Use web page. Updated regularly, this great resource includes links to videos from Safe, Smart & Social and CyberWise.Hundreds of Educators Attend Gaggle EdTech Webcasts, Do You? Click To Tweet