Sarah Elaine Eaton

Literacy and Essential Skills – Featuring Dr. Sarah Eaton [Video – 2:11] (2010)

This brief video features Dr. Sarah Eaton of the University of Calgary, discussing the nine Essential Skills defined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

She provides a definition for each of the nine skills, along with examples that illustrate each one.

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2014-02-11

Learning the 21st Century Way: Making Sense of How to use Social Media for Learning – Webinar presenter, Dr. Sarah Eaton [Video – 1:04:23] (2012)

In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Eaton of the University of Calgary shares her experience of incorporating social media, specifically Twitter, into one of her courses. Aimed at students who were on academic probation, the course was about becoming an effective learner.

She begins with a discussion of the growing role of social media in education and shows how it can add value to the learning process.

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2013-07-22

Formal, Non-formal and Informal Learning in the Sciences (2010)

This report looks at both the links and the differences between formal, non-formal and informal learning, with particular reference to the field of science and engineering in Canada and the United States.

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2013-02-19

Marketing and Promoting Literacy With Webinars (2012)

The word webinar can be used to refer to all kinds of online training and virtual presentations, says the author of this document. Using webinar technology in the non-profit and educational sectors is beneficial for staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders.

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2012-11-15

How to Use Google Forms: A Step-by-Step Guide (2012)

Google forms are a free online tool that can be used on websites, via e-mail, and in webinars for registration and evaluation forms, and many other purposes.

Here, the author provides step-by-step instructions for using Google forms, starting with setting up a Google account. Users are guided through the process of designing a form; choosing a theme; checking out the finished form; sharing the form; and viewing the responses.

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2012-11-05

Skype for Literacy and Language Learning: “How To” Tips and Best Practices for Teachers (2012)

Skype is a communication tool that allows users to make audio and video calls over the Internet. The author of this document describes Skype as an excellent tool for teaching languages, as it incorporates high levels of verbal interaction between users or, in this case, between teachers and students.

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2012-10-26

Twitter Assignment - Engaging in an online discussion (2012)

This assignment was used in a university course on becoming an effective learner. It is part of a lesson plan that provides instructional strategies and planning notes.

Students engage in an online discussion about what constitutes an effective learner and, in the process, discover how the informal environment of social media can also be used for learning.

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2012-10-17

Lesson Plan for a Twitter Assignment (2012)

This lesson plan has been developed as part of a university course on becoming an effective learner. It can be adapted for various grade levels and subject areas.

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2012-10-10

Twitter for Teachers: How to Use Twitter to Grow Personally and Professionally (2012)

This manual accompanies a workshop or online webinar aimed at professional educators who want to learn how to use Twitter for professional development and personal growth. Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that allows users to send and read brief text-based messages.

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2012-10-03

Learning the 21st Century Way: Making Sense of How to Use Social Media for Learning (2012)

This is a bibliography prepared by the author in conjunction with an online professional development seminar presented in April 2012.

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2012-09-25

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