08.28.14

Tech Times 2012
 

 

Learning Management System 

Learning Management
System 

Collaboration - Portfolio

Week One

Tuesday June 18

8:00 - 10:00

 

LMS - Teacher (Part 1) Document storage

  • School Center
  • WebLocker
  • Edmodo

Wednesday June 19

8:00 - 10:00

 

LMS - Student (Part 2) 
Student document access 

  • Outlook Office 365
  • FoxItReader

LMS - Teacher (Part 3) Grading Student Document

 

Thursday June 20

8:00 - 10:00

 

 Classroom Collaboration

 

  • Collaborative Whiteboards
  • Wallwisher
  • GoToMeeting
  • SkyDrive

10:30 - 12:30 

 

LMS - Teacher (Part 1 cont.) Document storage  

  • SkyDrive
  • Outlook
  • Dropbox

Gifted Education (GES)

 

10:30 - 12:30

 


On-line Testing
Survey

  • Exam View
  • Edmodo
  • Google Docs
  • Socrative

10:30 - 12:30

 

 

Student Protfolio

  • One Note
  • SMART
  • Word and PowerPoint

 

Gifted Education (GES)

 

 SMART - SMART Response

 Student Reporting

 Presentation Tools

Week Two

Tuesday June 25

8:00 - 10:00

 

SMART 11.0 Notebook
Screencasting

Wednesday June 26

8:00 - 10:00

  • FoxItReader
  • VoiceThread
  • Voki

 

Thursday June 27

8:00 - 10:00

  • Prezi
  • Helloslide
  • Knovio

10:30 - 12:30

 

Student SMART Response

  • Responders
  • SMART Student Edition

10:30 - 12:30

 

Web 2 Tools

  • Weebly
  • Flipbooks
  • Glogster

 

10:30 - 12:30

 

Teacher PD

  • Twitter
  • YouTube

 

Learning Management
System

Learning Management
System

Learning Management
System

Week Three

Tuesday July 9

8:00 - 10:00

 

LMS - Teacher (Part 1) Document storage

  • School Center
  • WebLocker
  • Edmodo

 

Wednesday  July 10

8:00 - 10:00

 

LMS - Student (Part 2)
Student document access

  • Outlook Office 365
  • FoxItReader

LMS - Teacher (Part 3) Grading Student Document

 

Thursday July 11

8:00 - 10:00

 

Classroom Collaboration

  • Collaborative Whiteboards
  • Wallwisher
  • GoToMeeting
  • SkyDrive

10:30 - 12:30

 

LMS - Teacher (Part 1 cont.) Document storage

  • SkyDrive
  • Outlook
  • Dropbox

  

10:30 - 12:30

 

 On-line Testing

  • Exam View
  • Edmodo
  • Google Docs
  • Socrative

10:30 - 12:30

 

 Student Protfolio

  • One Note
  • SMART
  • Word and PowerPoint

 

SMART - SMART Response 

Student Reporting 

Presentation Tools 

Week Four

Tuesday July 16

8:00 - 10:00

 

 

SMART 11.0 Notebook
Screencasting

 

Wednesday July 17

8:00 - 10:00

 

  • FoxItReader
  • VoiceThread
  • Voki

 

Thursday July 18

8:00 - 10:00

  • Prezi
  • Helloslide
  • Knovio

10:30 - 12:30

 

 Student SMART Response

  • Responders
  • SMART Student Edition

 

 

Gifted Education (GES)

10:30 - 12:30

 

Web 2 Tools

  • Weebly
  • Flipbooks
  • Glogster

 

10:30 - 12:30

 

  

  • CoverItLive
  • UStream
  • SKYPE for Education


Gifted Education (GES)

 

 

Web 2 Tools  

Student Reporting 

Lesson Creation  

Week Five

Tuesday July 23

10:30 - 12:30

  • Kidblog
  • Blogspot
  • SchoolCenter

 

Wednesday July 24

8:00 - 10:00 

  • eBooks
  • LuLu

Thursday July 25

8:00 - 10:00

 

SMART and Vernier

  • Create your own lessons

10:30 - 12:30

 

SMART and Vernier

  • Create your own lessons

10:30 - 12:30 

 

SMART and Vernier

  • Create your own lessons

10:30 - 12:30

SMART and Vernier

  • Create your own lessons

 

Gifted Education (GES)


Gifted Education Seminar
Location:
Code: GES-100
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Required Attendance Dates: Optional Independent Study  Dates  (chose 1)
TuesdayJune 26 10:30am-12:30pm   TuesdayJuly 24    8:00am-10:00pm
ThursdayJune 2810:30am-12:30pm   WednesdayJuly 258:00am-10:00pm 
TuesdayJuly 24 10:30am-12:30pm  WednesdayJuly 2510:30am - 12:30pm
TuesdayJuly 3110:30am-12:30pm  ThursdayJuly 26 8:00am-10:00am
     ThursdayJuly 26 10:30am - 12:30pm

Any staff member may participate in GES this summer. Five sessions will be offered.  Four are required (the sessions are cumulative) and 1 is optional. The ROE and state of Illinois requires a minimum of 8 face-to-face hours of instruction.  The above 5 sessions meet these criteria.

Description:

The Illinois State Board of Education invites ALL classroom teachers to deepen their understanding of how to teach and reach gifted and talented students. This gifted seminar is a 45 hour course of study replacing the former "Gifted Education Institute." This training will be a combination of face to face participation and individual work on a USB drive that can be done at home. The training consists of the following modules: Overview and Perspectives, Knowing the Gifted, Differentiation, and Gifted Models for the classroom. Most of the training is focused on Differentiation of LEARN HOW TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ALL STUDENTS IN YOUR CLASSROOM.

 

QR Codes in the Classroom
Location:
Code: QR-100
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Description:

Barcodes are a pretty big deal – and not just at the grocery store. 2D barcodes are the mainstream of recognition technologies used for mobile marketing and can be infused into your educational curriculum. In mobile tagging, the barcode is a printed symbol that can connect your students to a digital experience using their smartphone or iPad. You can put a 2D barcode on just about anything. When students scan the barcode they instantly see the online content you’ve created – from an assignment, quiz or links to internet sites. But not all barcodes are created equal. The type of barcode you use is important, because features and ease of use vary. There are three types of barcodes in common use: Microsoft Tag barcodes, QR Codes, and traditional linear barcodes. Learn how to create and use Tag and QR codes in your classroom.

 

Creating Forms - Microsoft Office and School Center
Location:
Code: MO-Form-100
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Description:

Word 2010 has a multitude of Form Content Controls which enables user to instantly create a simple form for taking; input from others, distributing it as e-survey, making a questionnaire, etc. From available Form Controls list, you can insert checkboxes, drop-down lists, combo boxes, text panes & labels to create an intriguing user entry form without using any designated tool. This workshop is a detailed walkthrough of creating a simple user entry form using Word and Excel 210.

Use Byron’s Web Site (School Center) to create forms that allows visitors to contact you by filling out a customized Contact Form, while never displaying an email address. You can add specific features to customize your form, such as radio buttons, drop down lists, and check boxes.

Creating Forms - Google Docs
Location:
Code: G-Form-100
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Description:

Google forms are a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way. A Google form is automatically connected to a spreadsheet with the same title. When you send or share a form, recipients’ responses will automatically be collected in that spreadsheet.

Microsoft OneNote
Location:
Code: ON-100
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Description:

Microsoft OneNote is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It can gather users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries and share them with other users of Microsoft OneNote over the Internet. (Knowing SkyDrive is needed)  In Microsoft OneNote, users can enter typed text via keyboard, create tables, and insert pictures. However, unlike a word processor, users can simply write anywhere on a virtually unbounded document window by just clicking there.  Use OneNote as a students’ electronic notebook while developing organizational skills.

 

Microsoft SharePoint Workspace
Location:
Code: SP-100
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Description:

Use SharePoint to set up collaborative sites on our school’s intranet to share information with others. It is a desktop program that you can use to collaborate with others and make changes to shared documents. SharePoint allows users to create, organize, distribute, and maintain information. Because of this, the most common uses for SharePoint sites are intranets and project/team sites.

Microsoft Sky Drive
Location:
Code: SD-100
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Description:
Windows Live SkyDrive is an online file hosting service. It allows its users to store content, collaborate on and share files. SkyDrive accounts can be accessed from anywhere, including one's mobile device. Any type of file can be stored in private, public, or shared folders. Publicly shared files do not require a Windows Live login in order to be accessed. SkyDrive offers a VERY generous amount of online storage for free- 25 GB. Individual files are limited to 100 MB. Users can also create new Microsoft documents since SkyDrive links to the web app (online) versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Like using Google Docs, but using Microsoft Software. Become familiar with other collaborative software including Collaborize Classroom and WeJit.

 

 

SMART – Page Record and Recorder
Location:
Code: SR-100
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Description
:
Using the Page Record, you can record any actions completed on the current SMART notebook page. Recording is saved as a part of the SMART Notebook file and can be replayed at any time from that SMART Notebook page. The Page Recorder enables you to record an example of an activity or problem to replay when using the lesson activity in class. If students are working independently at the interactive whiteboard, they can view and review instructions and examples without seeking the help of the teacher.

With SMART Recorder, you can make a video recording (vodcast) of your lesson, no matter what applications you are using on the interactive whiteboard. If you have a microphone attached, you can also record your voice. Recordings can be played using Windows Media player. Record sample math problems, incorporating the use of the on-screen calculator or spreadsheet, then replay the file as a review for your students or those who missed the lesson. You can upload the file to your teacher website (School Center – Document Manager) so students can access the file at home.

 

Google Docs
Location:
Code: GD-100
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Description
:
Google Docsis an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables you and your students to create, store and share instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time. You can create new documents from scratch or upload existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. There's no software to download, and all your work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer. Become familiar with other collaborative software including Collaborize Classroom and WeJit.

 

SMART Sync
Location:
Code: SS-100
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Internet Link:
SMART Sync
Description:

This classroom management software lets you view student screens on your computer desktop, making it easy to monitor their activities and provide guidance and support throughout the lesson. With SMART Sync, you can interact with your students as a group or individually to keep them engaged and focused. With SMART Sync, you can see what all your students are working on at any given time. The software enables you to observe each student's computer from your own screen.

 

SMART SE (Student Edition)
Location:
Code: SE-100
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Internet Link: SMART Student Edition
Description
:
SMART Notebook SE (Student Edition) enables students to complete assignments, take notes, manage due dates and organize digital material. Each file contains a series of pages and each page has its own objects, properties and settings. Students can add freehand objects, geometric shapes, straight lines, text, graphics, and tables to a page. Students can manipulate and edit these objects at any time. They can save files in a format that they can open in SMART Notebook SE or SMART Notebook.

 

ELMO Document Camera
Location:
Code: ED-100
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Internet Link:
 http://www.elmo.co.jp/doc-cam/what/
Description
:
Like an opaque projector, a document camera is able to magnify and project the images of actual, three-dimensional objects, as well as transparencies. They are, in essence, high-resolutionweb cams, mounted on arms. This allows a teacher to write on a sheet of paper or to display a two or three-dimensional object while the student watches. The camera takes the picture which in turn produces a live picture using a projector. The document camera can also be used as a video camera recording motion and audio. You can then upload the file to your teacher website (School Center – Document Manager) so students can access the file at home.

 

SMART Response – SMART Express
Location:
Code: SRSE-100
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Internet Link:
  SMART Response  SMART Express
Description
:
Use the evaluation tool to collect student response to test or quiz questions. Learn how to create questions for student response, and how to save the scores to an Excel worksheet. One click on express.smarttech.com and anyone, anywhere can open, edit and share lessons and other content created using SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. This lightweight version of SMART Notebook software is accessible online anytime at no charge. With the SMART Notebook Express™ web application, you don’t need to log in and there’s no software to download - all you need is Internet access.

  

SMART 11.0 Review
Location:
Code: SR-100
Click Here to Register - 8am-10am
Click Here to Register - 10:30am-12:30 pm
Description
:
Review the software Menu Bar, Floating Toolbar, Side Tabs, Page Sorter Tab, Gallery Tab, and Attachments Tab, Text, Drawing Tools, Shape Tools, Magic Pen.  How to Reveal, Erase and Reveal, Screen Shade and Reveal, Identify and label, Dual Page, Interactive and Multimedia content, Lesson Activity Toolkit using Flash activity, Pull Tabs.  Work with inserting audio and video into your SMART lesson. Use the time to create your personal notebook.

 

Polls, Tests On-Line
Location:
Code: POL-100
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Internet Links: Socrative   Poll Daddy   Poll Everywhere
Description
:
Poll Everywhere replaces expensive proprietary audience response hardware with standard web technology. It's the easiest way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms. Poll Everywhere is free for audiences of 40 people or less.  Use PollDaddy to test your students with pop quizzes. Gather feedback on course work, field trips, and events from students and colleagues. Use those laptop carts, those iPads, a desktop computer, or asked your students to bring their own device and fired up. Socrative has multiple ways to elicit feedback from your students:

· Multiple Choice: What you’d expect.

· True/False: What you’d expect.

· Short Answer: Fill in the blank

· Quick Quiz: Use your hand-crafted quizzes.

· Exit Ticket: End of class summaries that ask for some basic understanding of concepts.

· Space Race: Pit two or more teams against each other using one of your hand-crafted quizzes!

 

Edmodo – Social Learning Network
Location:
Code: ED-100
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Description
:
Edmodo's user interface has been described as similar to Facebook. Using Edmodo, teachers can post  homework to students. Students can then submit the homework and view their grade as well as any comments the teacher may have posted about their assignment. Teachers can also create polls and post topics for discussion among the students. The transmission is fast and paper-less. Edmodo is a private online social platform for teachers and students to share ideas, files, events and assignments.


Story Telling – Animoto, Photostory3,  Movie Maker,  PowerPoint

Location:
Code: ST-100
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Description
:
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one's own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between.  Bring 10 – 15 pictures to the workshop to create your very own story.


Flashcards – Microsoft Flashcards, StudyStack, Freezing Blue

Location:
Code: FC-100
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Description
:
A flashcard or flash card is a set of cards bearing information, as words or numbers, on either or both sides, used in classroom drills or in private study. One writes a question on a card and an answer overleaf. Flashcards can bear vocabulary, historical dates, formulas or any subject matter that can be learned via a question and answer format. Flashcards are widely used as a learning drill to aid memorization by way of spaced repetition. Create flashcards to be used by your PC, Smartphone or iPad

 

Alternative Student Reporting
Location:
Code: ASR-100
Click Here to Register - 8:00am-10:00am
Click Here to Register - 10:30am-12:30pm
Description
:
The most dreaded word in school reading for students: book reports. Teachers assign them, viewing them as a necessary component of assessing reading comprehension. Technology can help bring some excitement and creativity to the traditional book report while still displaying students understanding of reading. Learn about various Web2.0 tools teachers are using in their classrooms.

· Creaza

· Kerpook

· Shelfari

· Glogster

· Vokio

· Bookcasting

· Capzles

· Bookwink

· Voicethread

 

Independent Study
Location:
Code: IND-100
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Description
:
Come in for two hours and play in the " Tech Sandbox ". Use the time to complete your School Center's web pages, SMART Board, responders, Elmo, Flip Camera, and Audacity.  Become more proficient in the technology presently used in your classroom or practice using SkyDrive, Google Docs, One Note, Edmodo, QR codes, Web 2.0 Tools or any topic of interest you would like to integrate into your classroom.  Come in and get an early start on the next school year!