November 20, 2014
SPM TECH TIDBITS-NOVEMBER
T for 2 classes in PDExpress! (ALL STAFF)
Here's a summary of what's coming up for teachers. Register in PDExpress!
ONLINE: Google Basics for Teachers http://youtu.be/LrAAzoA2SQU
You will learn how to use Google technology to enhance the efficiency, innovation and effectiveness of your teaching. We have divided the course into three units, each focusing on a set of applications:
* Research and Communicate: search for online resources and distribute information to school communities.
* Create and Share: make online documents and foster collaboration using word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and survey tools.
* Enhance Classroom Experiences: use online tools to build community, save administrative time, and add visual resources to lessons
Google Basics for teaching runs with support from Google Certified Teachers, peers, and content experts from November 18 through December 19, 2014 and can be completed at your own pace during this time. The course consists of text lessons, supplemental videos,
activities, and a hands-on final project.
Nov 18-Dec 19 at your own pace!
Green Screen in the Classroom: Are you exploring ways to use video in the classroom but you are stuck? Join us to explore ways you can create virtual realities for your students by using a Green Screen in the classroom. At the completion of the class you will have created a green screen video you can use in your classroom.You must have a basic knowledge of WeVideo and bring a charged chromebook or laptop to class. We are going to make and take in this class! Green screens aren't just for people... they are for puppets too!
December 2 and Dec 9 from 4:30-6:30pm
6hrs renewal credit
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Technology Work Orders (ALL STAFF)
Enter a Work Order: https://svcdesk.richland2.org
Help on Entering a Work Order: http://goo.gl/AN2j7D
Belk Service Learning Challenge Information Session
Thursday, Dec. 4th, 6pm
1160 Longreen Pkwy
TEACHERS ONLY SECTION
The district has purchased EasyBib Pro for all high schools and middle schools. Students just need to login with their Google account. (login at a school site the first time.) This gives them access to notebook (note-cards), research (direct links to sources), and other tools.
We have also purchased Infobase for secondary schools. Students have access to many more eBooks with Infobase.
The Link: http://ebooks.infobaselearning.com/
Username: richlandsd2Password: district2
If there are any questions, please check with Jennifer Lanier or Janice Wylie.
Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14, 2014)
ISSUES WITH HAPARA (TEACHERS ONLY)
TLC Technology Observations
Check the box labeled "games" under the "Interact" box. Hint: Try to search for games without checking a subject area.
Discovery Education Update
Complete audio book series
You will find complete audio book series for popular novels, classics, and anything in between. Students can access these on their individual accounts.
Tech Sessions for Staff
I am creating a calendar of technology sessions for staff. If you are interested in teaching one of these sessions (your choice), please complete the Google form. The possibilities are endless! Please let me know if you have any questions.