Monthly Archives: Apr 2016

Blended Learning, Professional Development, Teaching, Webinars

Presentation Tools for Classroom, Blended, or Online Content

presentation tool imageWebinar re-cap of a presentation by: Becci Zwiers from Inno-Versity

Are you tired of using PowerPoint and want to create more interesting presentations? Or are you looking for ways to create instructional content for you online or blended class? There are a variety of ways to present information to students in an engaging manner. In this webinar Becci explored use of Prezi and Powtoon Slides as alternative presentation tools. She also walked attendees through at Piktochart as a tool to create infographics. Finally, we got a crash course using Powtoon to make cartoon scenarios as instructional content for students.

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Blended Learning, Guest Post, Online Learning, Sevenstar

3 Benefits of Hosting a Hybrid Summer School Program

A guest post by: Bob Kraft, Director of Program Growth at Sevenstar. 

HybridSchoolWhy would you even want to entertain the idea of starting or expanding your summer school program? After all, summer is a time to slow down and recover from the school year! True. However, you may be missing a great opportunity to:

  1. Raise the academic bar at your school
  2. Build loyalty with current families/students
  3. Connect with new families/students to grow enrollment.

We understand there is a legitimate shortage of energy and resources during the summer. That is why we propose structuring a hybrid summer school where you offer a mixture of on-campus mini-events and a combination of online and/or traditional classroom academics. In other words, gain the benefits listed in the first paragraph above without taxing your staff and facilities.

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