Friday, August 12, 2011

Intel Free Video PD

If you own a computer,  Intel should be a familiar name.  But, if you are like me you may not know much about the philanthropic side of the corporation.  I learned more about Intel's commitment to education when I attended the ISTE 2011 conference in June.  I attended two wonderful workshops that Intel sponsored and I will be sharing some of the great free tools and training that Intel provides to teachers.  Click to hear Paul Otillini share Intel's commitment to education.
Intel's Teachers Engage community is a hub for discussions and resources that are available for teachers on the effective use of various technologies in K-12 classrooms.  You need to register for a free account with a user name and password.  Couldn't be simpler.
One exciting offering on the Intel Engage site is their series of free online courses that are available for teachers. Here are some of the elements of the Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom free course: a video introduction, course syllabus PDF, course introduction.  Intel keeps it simple and the courses are easy to navigate. 
There is much more to explore on the Intel Engage portal but start simple by exploring this free course that will teach you some new ideas for assessing your students.  Check it out and share it with your colleagues.  There are several other free courses including: data, collaboration, leadership, and project based learning.  Enjoy!  I hope you like this resource as much as I do.  Let me know what you think in a comment.