DCSD Tech Tidbits

January/February Technology Offerings

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Apple Foundation Courses

The Apple Foundations Courses are designed to allow educators to participate in extended professional development. Each 3 hour course is designed to assist you in learning more about your devices and the applications that are an integral part of Apple products.

January 7th - Darlington

Authoring Dynamic Documents with Pages

4 PM - 7 PM

In this PD course, identify the unique strengths of Pages for learning and teaching, create visually engaging, clearly organized, and personally expressive documents, develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning.

January 12th - Darlington

iPad - iOS 8 - Becoming a Power User for Learning and Teaching

8:30 - 11:30

In this PD course, participants will identify and explore the fundamentals and features of your iPad and learn how to personalize iPad settings and use built-in apps for learning and teaching.


iPad - iOS 8 - Enhancing Personal Productivity and Collaboration

12:30 - 3:30

In this course, participants will identify and explore features of your iPad that support efficiency and discover how to increase productivity, collaboration, and communication with built-in apps and iCloud

January 20th - Darlington

iPad - iOS 8 - Becoming a Power User for Learning and Teaching

4:00 - 7:00

In this PD course, participants will identify and explore the fundamentals and features of your iPad and learn how to personalize iPad settings and use built-in apps for learning and teaching.

January 27th - Hartsville

MacBook Pro - OS X Yosemite - Becoming a Power User for Learning and Teaching

4:00 - 7:00

This PD session will help you get the most out of using your MacBook Pro as a powerful instructional tool. Identify and explore the fundamentals and powerful features of your Mac. Learn how to personalize Mac settings and use built­-in apps for learning and teaching.

January 29 - Darlington

Authoring Dynamic Documents with Pages

8:30 - 11:30

In this PD course, identify the unique strengths of Pages for learning and teaching, create visually engaging, clearly organized, and personally expressive documents, develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning.


Creating Compelling Presentations with Keynote

12:30 - 1:30

In this PD session, participants will identify the unique strengths of Keynote for learning and teaching, create visually engaging, clearly organized, and personally expressive presentations, develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning.

February 4th - Darlington

Creating Compelling Presentations with Keynote

4:00 - 7:00

In this PD session, participants will identify the unique strengths of Keynote for learning and teaching, create visually engaging, clearly organized, and personally expressive presentations, develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning.

February 10th - Darlington

MacBook Pro - OS X Yosemite - Becoming a Power User for Learning and Teaching

8:30 - 11:30

This PD session will help you get the most out of using your MacBook Pro as a powerful instructional tool. Identify and explore the fundamentals and powerful features of your Mac. Learn how to personalize Mac settings and use built­-in apps for learning and teaching.


MacBook Pro - OS X Yosemite - Enhancing Personal Productivity and Collaboration

12:30 - 3:30

Discover how using your device’s powerful built-in apps can increase your productivity through time management, even documentation, and collaborative communication.

February 10th - Darlington

MacBook Pro - OS X Yosemite - Becoming a Power User for Learning and Teaching

4:00 - 7:00

This PD session will help you get the most out of using your MacBook Pro as a powerful instructional tool. Identify and explore the fundamentals and powerful features of your Mac. Learn how to personalize Mac settings and use built­-in apps for learning and teaching.

February 17th - Hartsville

iPad - iOS 8 - Becoming a Power User for Learning and Teaching

4:00 - 7:00

In this PD course, participants will identify and explore the fundamentals and features of your iPad and learn how to personalize iPad settings and use built-in apps for learning and teaching.

February 23rd - Darlington

Amplifying Learning with GarageBand

8:30 - 11:30

In this course, participants will identify the unique strengths of GarageBand for learning and teaching, create, edit, and share audio and music recordings, and develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning


Making Data Meaningful with Numbers

12:30 - 3:30

In this course, participants will identify the unique strengths of Numbers for learning and teaching, create visually engaging, clearly organized, and data rich spreadsheets and develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning

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Migrating to ActivInspire

This course provides a basic experience in using the ActivInspire software, ActiVotes, ActivExpressions and other features. Participants will develop criteria for excellent flip charts and assessments using basic features and will use these criteria group and individual flipchart and assessment projects.

Spring 2016 Dates

January 14, 21, 28

February 4, 18, 25

March 3, 10, 17, 24

April 7, 14, 21

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Darlington County School District

Diane Sigmon, Director of Technology

Carla Jefferson, Instructional Technology Coordinator