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Twitter Chatter

If you are not already, consider following the Virtual Learning Center of Cooperating School Districts’ Twitter account- you’ll get updates on educational news, programs, and technology professional development, like this:

https://twitter.com/#!/vlc_csd/status/75923941729906688

… and of course, please feel free to retweet!

Prezi, Pixie, Share, Oh My!

New this summer, the Virtual Learning Center’s tele is offering three, half-day tele workshops for just $74 each. Register for any tele class here.

On June 13th, come to Cooperating School Districts and learning about Tech4Learning’s Pixie 3 in the morning and dig into Share during the afternoon. You’ll leave with door prizes and software for each class you take! Pixie 3 is 8:30-11:30 and Share is 12:30-3:30.

BYOL for Tech4Learning

In the morning, learn how to work with student to create cross curricular projects in both print and digital formats and collaborate with their peers using Pixie 3! There is a new look and feel to Pixie3. So bring your questions, projects  and lesson plans and get ready to address: State Standards, 21st Century Skills, Differentiated Instruction, RTI and much more! You’ll learn how  easily you can convert your existing Pixie projects to Pixie 3, and learn how to use all of Pixie 3′s new features – including multi-page projects and real-time collaboration, new tools and functionality.
More about Pixie 3
* Multiple-page projects – just what teachers have been asking for
* Realtime project collaboration – Students in same subnet work on projects collaboratively
* Free rotation of text bubbles
* Search NetTrekker for images (requires NetTrekker subscription)
* Multiple publishing options including PDF export
* Publishing to a safe environment available with maintenance

During the afternoon, learn how Share is an amazing 21st Century Authoring tool. Share makes it easy to create interactive presentations, PDF and FlashR files, and web sites. You will learn how to access templates for design and productivity. Integrating  technology into your curriculum will be engaging and fun. Join us to brainstorm and collaborate to address Curricular Objectives and then, put the technology to work for you. Whether you have wanted to learn how to create portfolios, webpages, brochures or create path animation, this workshop is for you. Engage, Create and Share.
More about Share

* ePortfolios
* Templates for design, productivity and creativity
* Integration of Pics4Learning
* Gradients
* Path Animation
* Publishing to a safe environment available with maintenance

teachers in the tele

The following day, we invite you to come learn the basics of Prezi in the tele and leave with your own fabulous online presentation! This class takes place June 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 12.  Learn how to utilize this application for classroom use in Using Prezi to Create Zooming Presentations. Prezi is a web-based presentation application & storytelling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides. Text, images, videos and other objects are placed on the infinite canvas and grouped together in frames. The canvas allows users to create non-linear presentations, where users can zoom in and out of a visual map. A path through different objects and frames can be defined, representing the order of the information to be presented. Prezi can be developed in a browser window, and then downloaded so that an Internet connection is not needed when sharing it. (It costs $74 for a CSD member and $94 for a non-member). Register for any tele class here.

Pixie 3 Makes its Debut @ CSD – “Share” the Excitement

Two NEW! tele Tech4Learning classes have been scheduled for June 13 at Cooperating School Districts!

In the morning, learn how to work with student to create cross curricular projects in both print and digital formats and collaborate with their peers using Pixie 3! There is a new look and feel to Pixie3. So bring your questions, projects  and lesson plans and get ready to address: State Standards, 21st Century Skills, Differentiated Instruction, RTI and much more! You’ll learn how  easily you can convert your existing Pixie projects to Pixie 3, and learn how to use all of Pixie 3’s new features – including multi-page projects and real time collaboration, new tools and functionality.

During the afternoon, learn how Share is an amazing 21st Century Authoring tool. Share makes it easy to create interactive presentations, PDF and FlashR files, and web sites. You will learn how to access templates for design and productivity. Integrating  technology into your curriculum will be engaging and fun. Join us to brainstorm and collaborate to address Curricular Objectives and then, put the technology to work for you. Whether you have wanted to learn how to create portfolios, webpages, brochures or create path animation, this workshop is for you. Engage, Create and Share.

Think about attending both and stay for an entire day of learning! Each session costs just $74 (member and nonmembers alike!) and it includes the software being discussed. For less than $150, you can get a full day of Learning on Pixie 3 and Share, plus get to take the software home with you! Registration will open soon on our website, CSD.org!

Creative Writing Workshops over Videoconference from CSD

There is nothing to be frightened of in this two part videoconference writing workshop, where author Barri Bumgarner will lead a discussion on who/what are the monsters in a person’s life, how did they become monsters, and how to deal with them. She inspires young writers to create stories brought about from personal fears, experiences, and real-life issues- the monsters in their lives. By opening the door to the imagination, Barri offers insights to getting kids to write, revise, and share! (Barri goes through the full process of revision, explaining that a rough draft is indeed always rough, and rather than telling the students that, they’ll see it first-hand for themselves.)  Students will participate in the first session by listening to readings, thinking about their own ideas, and formulating what they will write. For the second session, students will come prepared with their own writing, work on next exercise assigned by Barri, and hopefully share their products with the group! This is a two part writing workshop. In the first session, Barri will give the writing assignment to the students and give them tips and tricks for writing, and in the second session, the participating students will share their work and get constructive criticism from the author.

VC details:
$300 for New Links members, $350 for nonmembers
Monsters’ Writing Workshop (two-part) January 29 and February 19, 2010 (register by January 25).
Two session times (all times Central Standard): 8:30 a.m. for High School and 10 a.m. for 7th and 8th grade

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If creative writing workshops interest you, you might also want to consider author Patricia McKissack’s spring sessions on Science Fiction. Cost for Mrs. McKissack’s series of 3 v/c is $650 for New Links members; non-members $750. The 1st videoconference is always at 4:00 pm, and the last two are at 9:30 or 11:00 am or 1:00 or 2:00 pm CT (see schedule). Student videoconferences last for an hour.

Creative WritingNEW! Science Fiction
Teacher Session: Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 4 pm CT
Student Session I: Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11 am CT
Student Session II: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 @ 11 am CT

Questions? Contact New Links to New Learning.