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Transparent is the New Black Workshop

Session 1: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30
A. Transparency is the New Black—Gwyneth Jones ($50)
Don’t hide your style under a bushel…be daring and go transparent! Straight from the Paris & New York runways it's time to be on trend and change into that digitalshift! Advocate for your practice and our profession by embracing social media and fighting the "locked net monster." Pump up your web presence and stand out from the crowd by being culturally literate, interweb savvy, cloud computing friendly, and embracing our new transliterate "remix mashup culture." Having a hip web presence isn't showing off - it's sharing with the community! It’s time to be more like Lady Ga Ga and less like Lady Bird Johnson.
Gather round, it’s time to make it work! This workshop will feature hands on time to craft a new web presence style in easy to follo
w patterns! By the time you leave you’ll have a fully functional wardrobe of ways to style your web presence fashion!
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Thursday Session:

QR Codes in the Classroom (& Library, too!)

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Session 5: 4:00 to 5:00
Gwyneth Jones,
South Atrium D/E

QR Codes are popping up everywhere! On the back of my Sephora catalog, Times Square billboards, newspaper ads, on the windows of bagel shops, and in my school and library! All about QR codes - what they are, how to make them, and how to use them in your school and classroom for engaging & exciting digital discoveries!
WEMTA Peeps! Come with your iNigma FREE QR reader for Android or iPhone already loaded for some QR Fun!
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Friday Sessions:

How to Be a Presentation Ninja

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Session 7: 9:30 to 10:30
Gwyneth Jones,
South Atrium D/E

Don't murder your message with 19 year old clip art, garish colour schemes, whizzing text and abusive sounds, and line after line of tiny text that the speaker reads and the audience can't see - captivate your audience Ninja style! This session will go through the easy steps how to liven up any presentation by dumping the templates, embracing dramatic graphics with Creative Commons, and limiting the number of words per slide to create a truly engaging presentation slidedeck. Zing! Ninja style, now your presentation makes people lean forward...and are eager for your message. Become a presentation a sensei! - This is also a great way to demand that your students synthesize their information and refine their skillz to become the next generation of presentation Ninjas!
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My Other Wikis:
MHMS Daring Tech Wiki
MHMS Learning!

Wired Wednesday Webinar: Get Graphic! Easy Animation for Teachers

January 11, 2012

You are invited to a free WETMA Wired Wednesday webinar Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 3:45 - 4:45pm featuring Gwyneth Jones, aka "The Daring Librarian". (No registration required!)

Promoting your practice & school programs have never been easier. Using quick, free, and easy animation studios allow teachers, librarians, and technology educators create engaging animations to market their special programs, units of study, research resources, and special events to students and the community. Combining easy animation with a wiki, website, or a blog will let your message captivate your audience and reach beyond the walls of your school.



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Gwyneth Jones is a middle school teacher librarian, a blogger, a Tweeter, a passionate speaker, a citizen of Social Media, and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is a member of the ISTE Board of Directors, was named an Innovator and one of Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers 2011, and is the author of the award winning Daring Librarian blog. Admittedly, she’s also a Whovian, goofball, and a geek.