Digital Wish is conducting a research study that explores how schools are generating sustainability funding for their technology programs. They are already discovering a host of clever funding strategies. Afterwards, the research results will be shared with all participants who took part in the study.
After the research period, they’ll be publishing a “Sustainability Report” and three articles on how the most successful schools are sustaining their technology programs. Take a few moments, click on this link, and take the survey – or pass the survey link to anyone involved with sustaining your technology initiative. Please share your knowledge!
Tags: technology initiative
One of our final tele summer workshops is Connecting Digital and Print Literacy – Creating Book Trailers on July 30. From 8:30 to 3:30, learn how book trailers are a great way to connect digital and print literacy in a real-world application. This is a popular session; we have offered as a Midwest Education Technology Conference precon for several years now.
On Monday the 30th, discover how to create and manage a book trailer project in your classroom during this one-day workshop. We’ll make book trailers using Photostory 3 – a free Microsoft download. The workshop will cover how to help your students select their audience, and decide how to construct their message to accomplish the persuasive goal of the trailer. We’ll touch on copyright compliance issues & practice finding acceptable images and music. Creating voice-overs using the free download Audacity program will be demonstrated.
Not sure if this is for you? Don’t worry- the skills covered can be applied to any subject area and any grade level. In addition, 1 graduate credit is available if you are interested. The cost of this session is $110 for a CSD member and $140 for a non-member. Register today!
Best Practices in SMART Notebook Lesson Creation (Level 3) on Friday, 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 and best practices scoring guides.
PREREQUISITE: Level 2 Training or equivalent. To register for summer workshops, or any others, visit the tele registration page on www.csd.org.
Tags: best practices, content creation, SMART, Tech PD