Did you know that DE streaming digital media resources could be used with your interactive white boards (IWB)? Engage today’s learner by using images, videos, and audio files with your IWB lessons. Come learn in the Creating IWB Lessons using Discovery Education streaming workshop how to integrate DE streaming digital media into a variety of applications such as a SMART Notebook or a Promethean Flipchart. Also learn how to develop lessons with PowerPoint, Word, and Excel to be used with any interactive whiteboard. Participants will work together to develop lessons to use in the classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your ability to use both Discovery Education streaming and IWB products in your classroom by creating content that you can share with other educators. You’ll learn tips and tricks for using both SMART & Promethean software’s interactive design and delivery tools. This workshop is for dynamic educators who are enthusiastic about designing lesson activities to increase student engagement and participation. A Discovery STAR Educator will be on hand throughout the class to guide and assist you in your lesson creation. This class takes place all day April 11 at Cooperating School Districts. Registration and pricing information can be found here.
Transforming Learning with a SMART Board (Level 1 Training)
February 24 OR March 25 • 8:30 to 3:30
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member
(No Graduate Credit Available)
The SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that can improve the way you teach. Come learn how to use this technology tool in your classroom—no prior knowledge of SMART Boards required! This is a class for beginners with no prior knowledge of SMART Boards. Discover how to find and develop lesson plans that make use of this hands-on tool and motivate 21st century students.
Using SMART Response in the Classroom
March 18 • 8:30 to 3:30
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member (No Graduate Credit Available)
What’s all the buzz about “clicker” systems in the classroom? SMART Response is an interactive response system combining handheld wireless remotes (or clickers), a receiver and powerful assessment software that allows you to create tests and manage, track, and evaluate the results. This system integrates seamlessly with the SMART Board, but must be purchased separately. Come learn how to set up formative and summative assessments for your students and obtain immediate results that can be used to guide instruction. Learn the basics of the h and software, how to set up a grade book, and practice creating assessments.
Creating SMART Board Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students
(Level 2 Training) PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Training or equivalent; not a class for beginners
March 29 • 8:30 to 3:30
$149 CSD member; $189 non-member (One Graduate Credit Available)
Do you already have a SMART Board and consider yourself a user? This intermediate class is for you! Come learn some of the advanced features of the SMART Board and create lessons. 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. Learn how to attach audio files to objects on the SMART Board, and how to save items that you use often and want to share to the My Content folder. We’ll show you how to find hundreds of lessons that have already been created for use on the SMART Board. You’ll be able to create your own usable lesson, either from scratch or by tweaking a downloaded lesson.
Today Virtual Learning Center Director Nancy George taught our level 2 training for Promethean: Creating ActivBoard Lessons to Engage and Motivate Students. Participants learned the more advanced features of ActivInspire and created flipcharts.
This class will be offered again March 30, 2011, if you missed today’s session. There will also be plenty of Promethean ActivBoard sessions at the Midwest Education Technology Conference this February!
Transforming Learning with a SMART Board (Level 1 Training) takes place either October 8 or December 1, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at Cooperating School Districts. The cost is $149 for a CSD member and $189 for a non-member. About the class: the SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that can improve the way you teach. Come learn how to use this technology tool in your classroom. This is a class for beginners with no prior knowledge of SMART Boards. You’ll also discover how to find & develop lesson plans that make use of this dynamic tool and motivate your 21st century students. (Register here). Look for information on Level 2 training in a later post on this blog.