Have You Heard about these METC Precons?

The 2012 Midwest Education Technology Conference is just around the corner- the first day of the conference are the precon workshops. These are either half or full-day professional development sessions. We have almost 30 this year on February 13th! We’re going to highlight some of them in this blog post, and others in future posts. Preregistration is required for these METC sessions. (Some sessions are full and are noted so on the website) . Information registration and all sessions can be found here.

FULL DAY | TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER
Engaging Students with ActivInspire and Promethean Boards
Christina Lowery
Location: Hazelwood School District, Learning Center Training Lab, 15995 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, MO 63031

Are you interested in learning more about Promethean Boards and ActivInspire? This workshop for beginners will explore the basics of the ActivInspire software. You will learn how to create your own engaging lessons as well as use pre-made resources from Promethean Planet. No previous experience with Promethean Boards or ActivInspire is necessary!

HALF DAY (P.M.) | TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE
One Take Videos in the Classroom (BYOL)
Amy Cordova
Location: Cooperating School Districts, Conference Room C, 1460 Craig Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146

Ever wanted to be a moviemaker, but felt intimidated by all of the editing it involves? Come and learn how you can use videos in your classroom without any editing of the video. In this session you will learn about one take videos, their popularity, and how you can use them in your classroom for instruction and evaluation.

HALF DAY (P.M.) | TECH LEVEL: BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE
The HOTS For Discovery Education streaming (BYOL*)
Greg Lawrence, Troy Gill
Location: St. Charles Convention Center, Room 103, 1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303

Take a look at how Discovery Education streaming can be used to transform your students into critical thinkers. This is much more than just a video service! Together, we will learn how to take images and videos from Discovery Education streaming and integrate them into Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, PhotoStory and much more. Attendees will learn how to reach beyond basic classroom projects and be motivated and engaged through creating digital projects which require a much higher level of critical, innovative thinking.
* BYOL Requirements: Laptop with internet connection. Mac: Must have iPhoto, GarageBand and iMovie. Windows: Must have PhotoStory and Windows Movie Maker.

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