Tag Archives: Google Earth

Where in the World: Teaching with Google Earth & Google Maps

tele | 7-12-10 | 8:30-3:30

Where in the World? Do you wish you could roam around Rome? Take a virtual train to Spain? Come find out exactly how Google Earth and Google Maps fit the needs of the curriculum covered in your schools.

You’ll find out how to make a KMZ lesson as well as find out how to effectively search for the ones that are already made! This July 12th class is taught by a Google Certified Teacher at Cooperating School Districts’ tele. Bring your own laptop with wireless Internet capabilities! ($149 CSD member; $189 non-member | one grad credit is available)

Register for Teaching with Google Earth & Google Maphere.

Discovering Great Resources for the Classroom

Attendees at last Saturday’s Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Conference had a choice to participate in the Virtual Conference or short face-to-face seminars by St. Louis area educators. The event was free and was filled with Web 2.0 learning- participants on site received information on Using DE Resources with Digital Media with Bill Bass, Google Earth & Discovery Education Play Nice with Cindy Lane, and Organizing & Sharing DE My Content with the Virtual Learning Center’s Stephanie Madlinger (also our photographer for the day).

The VLC hopes to continue to bring St. Louis area educators great professional development days like these! To see more photos from the event over the weekend, visit the Virtual Learning Center’s Flickr page.

Free Discovery Educator Network Virtual Conference & Face-to-Face Workshops in St. Louis

The Virtual Learning Center of Cooperating School Districts wants to remind you to register now to attend the free Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Virtual Conference & Face-to-Face Workshops on Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CSD provides Discovery Education products like DE streaming (formerly unitedstreaming), DE Science, and many other educational resources to area school districts at a discount. Come to CSD at 1460 Craig Road in Creve Coeur to find out how to best use these products in your classroom to increase student achievement and engagement.

Attendees will have a choice to participate in the Virtual Conference or short face-to-face seminars by St. Louis area educators.  Bring a friend or group and take time to create & collaborate with like-minded professionals!  This event is absolutely free and is sure to provide a fun way of learning, plus we will have drawings for attendance prizes too. Some of the best and brightest educators are planning to attend, share & collaborate. Don’t miss this free day of learning & sharing!

Be sure to bring your own laptop for hands-on seminars:

  • Using DE Resources with Digital Media with Bill Bass
  • Google Earth & Discovery Education Play Nice with Cindy Lane
  • Organizing & Sharing DE My Content with Stephanie Madlinger

Check out the schedule of Virtual Presentations:
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/spring-virtual-conference-2010

Register here today: http://tinyurl.com/freePD-CSD

The 2011 Spring Conference takes place Saturday, April 30th at CSD. Register by clicking here.

Google Tools in Education Classes in St. Louis

GOOGLE TOOLS IN EDUCATION – bring your own laptop – take one class, or all three! Come find out all the innovative tools and features that Google has for the classroom. Empower your teaching & learning through Google’s free applications. Each class is $149 CSD member; $189 non-member (1 graduate credit available per class).

NEW! Where in the World: Teaching with Google Earth & Google Maps
July 12 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wish you could roam around Rome? Take a virtual train to Spain, and come find out exactly how Google Earth and Google Maps fit the needs of the curriculum covered in your schools. You’ll find out how to make a KMZ lesson as well as find out how to effectively search for the ones that are already made! Bring your own laptop with wireless Internet capabilities.

NEW! Get Google Fit with Power Apps
July 15 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Save time and become more efficient! Come search and discover easier ways to find images, resources and websites. Develop your own online calendar to access anytime, anywhere. Find time to read books, blogs and other helpful resources. Through this full day of learning, participants will become empowered with new knowledge about Google apps. Bring your own laptop with wireless Internet capabilities.

NEW! Online Classroom Collaboration with Google Docs
July 16 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Did you know that you could use the basic abilities of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in an online collaborative environment? Are you interested in creating a variety of online forms for assessment through surveys, quizzes, and questionnaires? Would you like to create a classroom website or online collaborative environment? In this full day of instruction, participants will learn how Google Documents and Google Sites can support learning 24/7. Bring your own laptop with wireless Internet capabilities.

Discovery streaming & Differentiating Instruction

Differentiating Instruction with Discovery streaming
Friday, June 5. 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$138 CSD member; $214 non-member

screen shotDiscovery streaming is not just videos- come learn how to use this resource more effectively in your teaching. Discover ways to develop curriculum based Writing Prompts, Quizzes and Assignments through the use of the Teacher Center. Learn new ways to save time and make your teaching easier by creating common assessments and sharing them with your school and your district through the use of My Content. Engage today’s learner by using images and videos in your PowerPoint presentations. During the afternoon portion of the workshop, learn how to apply Discovery streaming in:

Bring a lesson idea, its objectives or GLE’s, and be ready to develop easy to use resources for more differentiated instruction. One graduate credit is available for an additional cost if you are interested.

Some schools and school districts in the St. Louis metropolitan area are members of the CSD’s Computer Services Group. If your district is a Computer Services Group member, check with your supervisor or the appropriate office to use CSG credits for payment of workshops or at the least to qualify for member workshop fee.