Monthly Archives: April 2011
28/04/11 Vote Before May 19 for Your Favorite VC Content Providers for a Chance to Win Prizes from Polycom!
Berrien RESA is hosting its 6th Annual Teacher’s Favorite Awards to select the Best Content Providers for the 2010-2011 school year. Results will be shared via the Berrien RESA VC Content Providers Database and the videoconferencing listservs.
Click this link to vote for your favorite content providers in each category – you’ll notice that Cooperating School Districts New Links to New Learning, Saint Louis University’s AIMS program and the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis are included on the list… (hint, hint!) You can also write-in candidates for categories if your favorites aren’t already included.
Please share this announcement with your videoconferencing colleagues. Berrien RESA welcomes entries from teachers, even if they vote in only one category/subject area. Polycom has chosen to do a drawing for prizes to random participants of the survey to encourage participation. If you wish to be included in the drawing, add your contact information at the end of the survey. Polycom will select the winners randomly. You must complete the survey by May 19, 2011 to be included in the drawing but voting will be open through June 3.
June 24, 2011 • 8:30-3:30
Using MS Word in the Classroom MS Word is a powerful word processing program that helps teachers create lessons, tests and letters. Students can use it for creative writing, basic reports or research papers. Learn the basics along with more advanced features such as inserting graphics, clip art, and spreadsheets, transforming text to html, and word art. Participants will also plan a lesson activity incorporating the use of Word such as having students create bookmarks that persuade readers to read the book. Learn how to help students create newsletters and brochures, and how you can create easy to use worksheets with embedded hyperlinks that can help support your students as they create their own projects.
June 27, 2011 • 8:30 – 3:30
Using MS PowerPoint in the Classroom Learn everything from the basics to the more advanced features that make PowerPoint a great tool for student learning. You will have the opportunity to create your own PowerPoint presentation for use in the classroom to introduce or clarify a lesson. Learn how to create photo albums, adventure stories, and Jeopardy games. During the second half of the class, learn how to design student PowerPoint assignments that require higher order thinking skills, such as a poetry analysis presentation, and examine assessment methods that will help you grade these student assignments. Walk away with your own presentation and ideas for integrating PowerPoint into your classroom!
June 28, 2011 • 8:30 – 3:30
Using MS Excel in the Classroom Learn the basics of creating a spreadsheet, making a chart from your data, formatting a spreadsheet and printing all or parts of it during the first half of the class. Then, find out how to design spreadsheet assignments for your students that require them to enter data, apply formulas, and graph and chart their data, such as graphing probability from coin tosses. This technology tool is great for teaching about the different types of charts and graphs and how data can be manipulated to look one way or another. Walk away with great lesson ideas that use spreadsheets to teach complex mathematical concepts in motivating and fun ways!
Each class is $149 for a CSD member and $189 for a non-member.
In addition, 1 gradute credit is available for each class. Register here.