Monthly Archives: April 2012
New Links for Your Classroom with Videoconferencing & Skype
Monday, June 4 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Find out how to take your students anywhere in the world to connect with experts and collaborate with other students- all without leaving your classroom! You can make these connections using distance learning technology tools like Skype and videoconferencing. During this full-day workshop, we’ll compare & contrast different methods of delivery. And you never know who… or where… we’ll connect! This professional development session costs $149 for CSD members; $189 for non-members. (New Links members, ask how you can take this workshop for free!) Graduate credit is available for those who opt to participate. Register for any tele workshop here.
Join us at this free, 3-hour informational session on May 17th from SqoolTechs! See a demonstration of many of the new features of Moodle 2.0, plus an overview of the upgrade process will be presented. The 8:30-11:30 a.m. presentation will provide you the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision as to whether your Moodle installation should be upgraded this summer. Ample time will be provided to have your questions answered!
Registration is required, visit here.
Finding Needles in a Haystack: Google Search & Web Literacy is scheduled for June 14th at Cooperating School Districts. Do you ever have trouble finding what you are looking for on the Internet? Would you like some tips and tricks for finding those needles in the haystack? Save time and become more efficient in your research! You’ll learn advanced search techniques and discover easy ways to find images, books, videos, and other educational resources using Google. Be introduced to many hidden search features that will make you say WOW! After finding these web resources, how do you evaluate them? Too often, information published on the Internet is viewed as truth, but is it really? We will learn how to find out who owns the website, who wrote the information, and whether it is valid. We will then explore sites like EasyBib to learn how to create a proper list of citations easily. Also, what about copyright? Do students have the legal right to copy and paste information from a website into their multi-media presentations and/or their own documents and websites? Investigating Advanced Search, Creative Commons and Fair Use will help you and your students become web literate in today’s world. This 1-day workshop runs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $149 for CSD members and $189 for non-members. Additionally, if you are interested in graduate credit, there is is 1 available with this course.
You’ll find plenty of information on:
• Support Staff Academy’s Mini-Conference in June
• Free teacher resources
• Tomorrow’s Discovery Education event at CSD
• How to access past Wednesday Webinars
• Summer workshops in the tele
• plus more…
Today Stephanie Madlinger is meeting with our group of science educators as a continuation of the Boeing Grant technology professional development at Cooperating School Districts. The participating teachers- from the St. Louis area school districts of Hancock Place, Ladue, Ritenour, and Wentzville – received Discovery Education Science for the school year, along with other Web 2.0 tools and STEM resources to implement in their curriculum, as part of the grant.
Both SMART Board workshops listed are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Cooperating School Districts and cost $149 for CSD members and $189 for non-members. There is 1 graduate credit available with each workshop. Both of these workshops- Level 2 and Level 3- are for more advanced users. If you are new to SMART Boards, we suggest you enroll in the May 31st SMART Board Level 1 workshop.
Creating SMART Board Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students (Level 2) on June 8 Already have a SMART Board and consider yourself a user? Learn some of the advanced features of the SMART Board in this intermediate workshop. Become adept at creating recordings of what you do on the SMART Board for future playback; find out how to use the video player that comes with your SMART Board to annotate videos, plus much more. PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Training or equivalent
Best Practices in SMART Notebook Lesson Creation (Level 3) on July 20
Enhance your ability to create professional and interactive SMART Notebook lesson activities! This content creation class provides instruction for creating content with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software; create interactive lesson activities based on curriculum standards & best practices scoring guides. PREREQUISITE: Level 2 Training or equivalent
To register for these summer workshops, or any others, visit the tele registration page on www.csd.org. The SMART Board workshops at Cooperating School Districts are taught by SMART Certified Trainer Martha Bogart.