LDS Tech Professional Development

Winter/Spring 2014

Below is a list of technology PD being offered at LDS through June. Click the form at the bottom of the page to sign up. Registration will be closed 3 days before each session or when full.

eBooks and the Common Core

Sites and collections of eBooks for every grade level will be explored, as well as how to use the eBook to meet Common Core standards you are already teaching. You will explore several activities students can complete before, during and after reading the eBook to help meet standards.

Gizmos for Science & Math...Grade 3-5

Come see what the *New* Gizmo Site is all about. Gizmos are real life problems and situations that encourage students to explore in order to take control of their own learning. There are over 450 highly interactive online simulations. Hands on simulations are categorized by NJ common core standards and grade level. Browse the catalog here. We will explore how to find gizmos, how to assign gizmos and quizzes to students, and the many resources available to support each simulation and standard. The video below is an introduction to Gizmos.

Introduction to ExploreLearning Gizmos

First Time Flipping?

You know what it is, but not sure how to find a quality common core related video and embed it onto your website? Come join us. Create a flipped homework page to your website and embed videos for students to watch at home. Leave knowing where to find videos and how to quickly and clearly post them.

Informative Assessment Tools

Come learn new ways to actively engage your students during a lesson. We will use Socrative, Kahoot, Padlet, and Today's Meet. Students can use the iPad, Chrome Books or laptops to answer live questions and share ideas live on the teacher screen. We will look at 4 different ways to effectively use the tools with common core standards.

Voice Thread

Make Flipping Interactive

Google Forms for Flipping & More

Digital Story Telling

Math and ELA Apps for the iPad...Grade K-1

Math Apps Grade 2-5

More than games, this PD sessions will introduce you to math tools on the iPad and web based tools to enhance math learning.

Apps/Sites for Student to Movies/Videos

Self Graded Quizzes in Google Docs

Student Blogging & to meet Common Core

QR Codes

Open Ended Questions and Tech (Including Annotating Tools)


Google Sites

As needed...If you would like to start a new Teacher website in Google Sites or just want to make it better, let me know a time that works for you and we can make it happen! We can keep it simple, or add fancy elements. It's up to you!

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