Free training videos and webinars on educational technology

These are some links to top-quality video tutorials and webinars on various methodologies, web tools and programs that we use in classrooms – mostly Irish / UK perspective. I hope to add to and refine the list in the near future – comments and advice welcome.

General 

Exemplars of good practice in ICT integration can be seen here: http://ncte.ie/GoodPractice/Videos/#22159

Russell Stannard offers excellent free video tutorials on many tools and programs http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/

http://www.multimediatrainingvideos.com/index.html has tutorials on Audacity, Adobe products, Twitter and lots of links to other free training sites.

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics is an ideal one source for tutorials on Apple, Office, Open Office, Facebook, Twitter etc

AnsonAlex has great tutorials on google products and other tools: http://ansonalex.com/category/tutorials/general-tutorials/

http://www.undertenminutes.com/ offers a range of video tutorials in a quick and easy-to-understand format

The Interesting Ways series  (run by Tom Barrett) is full of high quality classroom ideas  that have been contributed by practising teachers: http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/

Gmail tips and ideas are featured here: https://mail.google.com/mail/help/intl/en/tips.html

Stump The Teacher is a site that has lots of video tutorials on classroom programs: http://stumpteacher.blogspot.ie/p/video-tutorials.html

Kathy Shrock’s Guide to Everthing is a compendium of great advice and support. Click on navigation pane on left to access the tutorials: http://www.schrockguide.net/

Assistive Technology

AT expert Ian Bean offers assistive technology training in 5 recorded webinars http://ianbean.co.uk/ablenetwebinar.html

http://setsig.iste.wikispaces.net/ is a Wiki (free to join) that supports technology and effective practices for enhancing opportunities  for learners with disabilities and those who are gifted. It features lots of  free webinars on its professional development page http://setsig.iste.wikispaces.net/Professional+Development

Inclusive Technology offer a series of webinars covering topics such as Claro Read, Kurzweil 3000, My Board and Switch use. Free to register at : http://www.inclusive.co.uk/events/webinars#webinars

Good series of videos from Inclusive Technology showcasing their product range: http://www.inclusive.co.uk/videos

Interactive Whiteboards

This is a clear, basic introduction to interactive whiteboard use from Danny Nicholson:

iPad Apps

Ciarán McCormack’s site has loads of advice and tutorials on iPad apps and all things Apple http://www.tmadeeasy.com/

Built-in IOS Accessibility and Alternative Access to the iPad – webinar with two well-known experts in the field. http://iste.adobeconnect.com/p1tz70qd2m6/