Thursday, February 11, 2016

Getting the Most Out of Your Mobile Device - WEBINAR - Feb. 16

The NACAA Teaching & Educational Technologies has a Webinar scheduled for
February 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Getting the Most Out of Your Mobile Device
By Aaron Esser, Washington State University Extension Agronomist

In Extension we all have busy schedules and are mostly not looking for something else to do. This webinar will focus on how mobile devices (IPad Mini focus for this presentation) are making Extension work more efficient and working smarter and not harder. We will touch on a couple of the basics like e-mail and calendars that link to your office computer to help stay connected away from the office. Mobile devices are also a great tool for utilizing social media to further your outreach.  Facebook and Twitter are two common social media outlets and Hootsuite is a mobile App (a computer program designed to run on mobile devices) that helps enhance your social media management. Mobile devices allow you to have the internet available at the touch of your finger, and setting favorite web pages (it looks like and act very similar to an App) to your home screen for quick easy access is a great way to save time. During this presentation we will also briefly look at purchasing an App and I will demonstrate some of my favorite ones (there is an App for almost everything!) used on the job. This webinar will be interactive and sharing of ideas will be welcomed. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

National eXtension Conference Registration Available

National eXtension Conference Registration Available

All Extension professionals—agents, educators, faculty and specialists as well as directors, administrators and other Extension leaders—are invited to attend eXtension’s National eXtension Conference 2016 (#NeXC2016) March 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk. Information and registration is available at

The conference will focus on the priorities of eXtension’s new i-Three Initiative: Issues, Innovation, Impact. The conference will be conducted on two tracks:

Professional Development—peer-developed and taught offerings in traditional and new formats, including Workshops, Ignite sessions and Knowledge Caf├ęs on topics such as social media strategies, impact measuring and reporting, storytelling, Citizen Science, effective presentations, spotting emerging issues and more

i-Three Issue Corps —an intensive 2.5 day session exclusively for the 126 new members of eXtension’s i-Three Issue Corps to advance their 72 individual and team innovation projects on the issues of climate and food systems Professional Development track attendees will share several sessions with i-Three Issue Corps members and have an opportunity to learn about their projects and process. All attendees will also receive early insights into eXtension’s 2016-2017 plans, opportunities and partnerships.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Raney