Creating and Sharing Collections in the Learning Center
This Web Seminar took place on April 4, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time. The presenter was Flavio Mendez, Senior Director, NSTA Learning Center. In
this Seminar, Mr. Mendez reviewed the wealth of resources available in the Learning
Center, then showed participants how to gather and use these resources by organizing
them into collections.
The PowerPoint and related resources from the NSTA Learning Center are now contained
in the above resource collection. Clicking on the collection link will place it
in your Learning Center, My Library, neatly organized under the My Resource
In this presentation, Mr. Mendez talked about the different functions of the My
Library tool, including adding and recommending NSTA resources, uploading personal
resources, creating personalized collections, and sharing those collections with
groups or making them public. During the program, participants had the opportunity
to practice using these functions by visiting the Learning Center and sharing their
feedback via the web seminar chat.
Seventy-eight (78) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition
to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states
of Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois,
Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York,
North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and
Wisconsin. In addition, two participants joined the program from locations outside
of the United States: Germany and Turkey.
Seminar participants received a one year subscription to the NSTA
SciPack of their choice. A certificate of attendance was deposited into
My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing
the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- “This is like one-stop-shopping...sharing...collaborating...networking,
etc. And it's free...easy to use...relevant... friendly... I like the idea of having
efficient ‘cloud space.’”
- “I am a tech junkie, who is always looking for an easier way to find and
organize information. My search for the ultimate resource management tool has now
- “This seminar has introduced me to a world of resources I didn't know
were available. I particularly like the interactive nature of the site, as I really
have no-one to confer with at my school.””
- “Needed help and got it! I will use Learning Center more!”
Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the
interactions, and a job well done!
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Underwritten by the GE Foundation