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Free Webinar on Incorporating Technology Into Learning With VariQuest

Kay Lindenberg offers “an opportunity for you, readers, to attend free webinars designed for K-5 education professionals – including, of course, library media specialists and teacher librarians – offering ideas for using technology to enhance learning.

Ed-tech expert Kathy Schrock – who has held librarian positions in middle school, academic, museum and public libraries – and school administrator Brain Singleton will host two free webinars on October 11 at noon and 4 pm EST.  Using VariQuest’s unique visual learning tools including the Cutout Maker that quickly cuts out any shape and makes creating posters and interactive display boards for classrooms, libraries, and elsewhere around school easy, Kathy and Brian will demonstrate ways to use technology that can improve children’s understanding of subjects and help them develop a love for education.

As you’ll see in the release below, the first 50 registered attendees at the webinars will receive a free Sticker Station that turns cutouts into stickers!  You can see a short preview of the webinars here: http://www.variquest.com/webinars and please let me know if you have questions!”

I truly want to know what you think of these webinars and if you are a winner please let all of us know.  I attend many webinars each month and never even thought about documenting these for the new professional evaluation forms in Tennessee. Let me know what you think. Here is the press release:

Ed-Tech Expert Kathy Schrock and School Administrator Brian Singleton Featured Speakers in Free Webinar on Incorporating Technology Into Learning With VariQuest

First 50 to Register and Attend Will Receive a Free VariQuest Sticker Station

PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Sept. 22, 2011 – Leaders in education Kathy Schrock and Brian Singleton, along with VariQuest content specialist Julia Cremin, will present innovative ideas and tips for integrating technology into teaching and learning using VariQuest in two free webinars on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at noon and 4 p.m. EDT. Developed for K-5 classroom teachers, curriculum and technology coordinators and staff, this webinar will focus on strategies for using the VariQuest Cutout Maker and eDie technology to easily create visual displays, interactive bulletin boards and more for classrooms and throughout the school.

Plus, the first 50 participants to register and attend will receive a free VariQuest Sticker Station. The perfect complement to the Cutout Maker, the Sticker Station turns a paper cutout into a sticker.

A noted author and blogger on ed-tech topics, Kathy Schrock is the founder of kackl!, a site that features many of her insights into various technology products and instructional strategies for using them to improve student learning.

“I have been around the ed-tech field since the beginning and am passionate about the use of technology with students, especially when it helps them build information literacy skills,” said Schrock, who is a former district director of technology as well as a K-12 school librarian. “VariQuest truly allows schools to immerse their students in visual learning through bulletin boards and displays that connect images to concepts and help students build connections and understanding. I am excited to share strategies in this webinar for making these connections.”

Schrock’s co-presenter, Brian Singleton, is the principal at Government Hill Elementary School, Anchorage School District, Alaska. Bringing both a teacher’s and administrator’s perspective to the webinars, Singleton has worked across the grade levels in elementary classrooms as well as taught at the university level, and he serves on the executive board of the Anchorage Principals Association. His school relies on VariQuest to create an engaging learning environment.

Watch a short preview of the webinar and register at http://www.variquest.com/webinars.

For more information about VariQuest, visit www.VariQuest.com, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VariQuest or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VariQuest.

Varitronics and VariQuest are registered trademarks of Varitronics, A Brady Business

About Varitronics

Varitronics, A Brady Business, provides education technology products and solutions that help improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness. Varitronics’ latest product suite, the VariQuest Visual Learning Tools, includes the Design Center, Cutout Maker, Poster Maker, Awards Maker and Cold Laminator, and is powered by proprietary VariQuest Software featuring thousands of curriculum-aligned templates and graphics designed specifically for schools. Together, VariQuest Visual Learning Tools allow students, staff and administrators the ability to quickly and easily create customized posters, banners, manipulatives, cutouts, award plaques, and stickers that help bring their lessons and activities to life. For more information about Varitronics or VariQuest, visit www.variquest.com.

About Brady Corporation

Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has more than 1 million customers in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., and employs approximately 6,600 people at operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Brady’s fiscal 2010 sales were approximately $1.26 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet atwww.bradycorp.com.