Spring Tech Classes

Taught by your two favorite high school ITS

Google Apps for Educators (GAFE) Intermediate: Exploring the World of Extensions and Add-ons to Enhance Teacher and Student Productivity (4-12) PL-TCH-850

In this workshop participants will explore the plethora of tools available (mostly for free) in the Chrome web store. Add-ons are Google scripts that increase the productivity of individual apps and extensions increase the productivity of the Chrome web browser. In this workshop, we will explore comprehensive add-ons like Flubaroo, which grades assessments for you and can email students the results; Yet Another Mail Merge and Autocrat, which auto generates docs and emails from a submitted form; Fluency Tutor, which records students reading to assess fluency; and Doc Assist, which is a comprehensive built-in rubric tool. Some extensions we will explore include Evernote Clearly. 9 PDPs upon successful completion of course requirements

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Plus 3 hours independent work

Is This Thing On? Better Digital Film-Making in Class (6-12) PL-TCH-851

If you spend any time around teenagers, you know they act like young movie directors as they Snapchat and Instagram throughout the day. They instruct each other to pose and mug for the camera as needed. They might even know some good lighting and editing tricks. But how can we transfer those skills into our classes and elevate the craft beyond shaky vertical shots and quirky selfies? The digital era requires us to learn the new tricks of the trade in class video projects. Join us in this workshop as we hone the video production power of any device and elevate the art of student film-making! Return to your classes with expertise, project ideas, and productions skills that will have you shouting "Action!" in no time. (Open to any ability level, any technology, and discipline). 5 PDPS upon successful completion of course work.
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2016 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Plus 2 hours independent work

Google Drive as an Instructional Tool (4-12) PL-TCH-836

In this workshop participants will explore the basic features of Google Drive to increase student learning and motivation, while helping streamline their classroom management. In this beginner class, different elements of Drive will be explored, along with some of the apps that exist within it, including Docs and Forms. 9PDPs upon successful completion of course work
  • Wednesday, February 24 2016 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Plus 3 hours independent work

Google Apps for Productivity (PK-12) PL-TCH-843

In this workshop participants will explore all the features of Google Drive to increase document management. This class is intended for teachers, administrators, and staff who wish to increase their overall productivity with colleagues and parents. In this beginner class we will explore Google Drive and some of the apps that exist within it, including Google Docs and Google Forms. 9 PDPs upon successful completion of course work.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Thursday, March 24, 2016 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Plus 3 hours independent work