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with The Eighth Floor
We reject the boring webinar. We believe that learning online with others can be active and engaging.
We will share information quickly and clearly and still have room for conversation ... and of course a laugh or three.

Schedule for SPRING 2017

Join us for these online short seminars on the following topics:

NEW! What’s the Deal with Virtual Reality (VR)? –Scott Ertl
Virtual Reality (VR) is new technology that has been making waves recently. VR is not only used for gaming and entertainment, there areapplications being used in education. New tools are popping up all the time so we will take a look at what’s hot, what’s coming up and more importantly what ways are these technologies being used in our world of education.
Feb 9 TH 3:30 – 4:30 pm

NEW! The What, Why, and When of Student Assessment – Linda Jones
There are a number of web-based formative and summative assessment tools available to educators. We will survey a few and discuss best practices in using online tools.
Mar 2 TH 4:30 – 5:30 pm

NEW! Project Management in a World of Technology – Lee Anne Morris – a conversation with Amy Bell
Anyone who manages large groups, general projects, research projects, grant projects, etc. will be interested in this topic. We will look at the methods and tools behind 21st Century educational project management.
Apr 19 W 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Would you like to participate in one of our panels? We would LOVE it! Contact Lee Anne Morris at

Enroll just as you would with any other Eighth Floor class. These classes will be held via Adobe Connect. Near to class time, you will receive additional information from us about getting in the class on Adobe Connect.
If you need help enrolling, please contact Katy Hoppa at 918-828-5341 or

NEW! Google Forms – A Hidden Gem – Linda Jones
Online or face-to-face, a Google form is a game changer with students once you learn how to maximize its use. We will look at building assessments, using add-ons, and setting up a variety of options with in the forms, along with a few hidden gems.
Jan 19 T 4:30 – 5:30 pm

NEW! Let TED Do the Talking – Lee Anne Morris
You’ve likely seen a TED Talk, right?. They cover the kinds of topics and use a style of presentation that make us stop and listen to the ideas. They give us time to think. They ask the essential questions. You enjoy them and so do you students. Have you considered how you might use TED Talks in your online or face-to-face course? Perhaps it is time you do.

Jan 21 TH 3:30 – 4:30 pm

NEW! Fostering Curiosity in the Classroom – Linda Jones
Have you heard of Genius Hour? This is a “genius” idea that encompasses a creative pedagogy for fostering deeper learning and student driven projects. We will explore ideas and identify technology tools to help students become intellectually curious.

Feb 22 M 4:30 – 5:30 pm

NEW! Copyright Quickies – Lee Anne Morris
Copyright and all the complicated rules that swell around it is a topic that is deep and wide and, frankly, overwhelming for most of us. We can’t make that untrue, but we may be able to share a few resources and insights that will help you and your students get a tenuous handle on it.

Apr 12 T 4:00 – 5:00 pm

SOL TRAINING OnDemand - Learning on your time

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