January 19th Tech PD

Information and Sign-up

The Format

Our January 19th Technology PD will be made up of 3, 35-minute sessions.

Since some of you requested longer sessions, while others preferred shorter sessions, we will be offering some follow up and work time sessions so you can continue learning.

Important Information:

  • Sign up for 3 sessions by Friday or we will assign you to sessions
  • Bring your laptop to each session

The Schedule

Session 1 - 10:05-10:40

Session 2 - 10:45-11:20

Session 3 - 11:25-12:00

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The Sessions:

Teachers need to select one topic for each of the three sessions. Many sessions are only offered once, so please look over the options carefully.

Sessions are listed below. You can also see the sessions in a grid format here.

Lynda.com helping teach us technology 2 minutes at a time

Do you want to learn software but are tired of always asking for help and aren't sure where to turn? This session is design to show you the basics of Lynda.com which is an extensive library of video tutorials and video courses. The topics are broken down into 2 to 6 minute clips which go step by step through the desired topic. With almost 3,000 courses and 128,000 videos, I'm sure Lynda.com has an answer to your question or can help you learn something new.


Leaders: Sean & Michelle C

Location: F2

Sessions: ALL

Educreations: Getting Started

Steve and Ted will introduce you to an app that has had a large impact on their classrooms. With educreations, you and your students can create video tutorials, or video explanations.

Want more time to work with educreations? Sign up for the work sessions in session 3.

Leaders: Ted B and Steve T

Location: B-21

Sessions: 1 and 2

Educreations Work Session

Steve and Ted will guide and assist you as you start creating with educreations

Leaders: Ted B and Steve T

Location: B-21

Session: 3

Google Accounts, Google Drive and File Organization from the Teacher Perspective

Leader: Chris T

Location: Room B-21

Session: 1 (can add more if needed)

Illuminate for Technology Adventerous Teachers

This session is designed for teachers that will likely find themselves in the role of supporting other teachers with Illuminate in the future. Feeling a bit adventurous myself, I decided to use our professional training in Illuminate as an example of what not to do. Rather than examine all aspects of Illuminate at once and learn about data analysis using demo data from tests that we have never heard of, this training will focus on getting data into Illuminate.

Leader: Lynette

Location: A26

Session: 1

Media Center Resources

  • Explore the New Media Center Website
  • Understand how to access, navigate and integrate authoritative databases & websites into research projects
  • Review NoodleTools as citation and note-taking manager

Leader: Emily H

Location: Media Center

Session: 1

Websites, Tools and Tricks for Teachers

There are probably millions of web resources available to teachers. With many more being added daily, it is hard to keep up. This session will highlight (but not teach in depth) a variety of resources that your colleagues are using. You will also learn some ways to learn about them.

Leader: Lynette

Location: A-26

Session: 2

SafariMontage 1.0

This session is an introduction to SafariMontage. SafariMontage offers teachers access to an extensive library of videos, images and resources. It also gives teachers space to upload and share resources with other teachers,

Leader: Emily H

Location: Media Center

Session:2

SafariMontage 2.0

Whether you have attended an introduction to SafariMontage, or have been exploring it on your own, this session will show you some of the more advanced features like making play lists and uploading content. All attendees should have already logged in and installed the media player.

Leader: Emily H

Location: Media Center

Session: 3

Everyday Use of ActivInspire

Yes, you read that correctly, "every day use". ActivInspire doesn't always have to mean hours of preparation for a special lesson or activity. ActivInspire has practical every day uses. In this Session, Jeff will share how he uses our classroom technology and ActivInspire regularly in his class. Want more time to focus on ActivInspire and begin working under Jeff's guidance? Sign-up for the ActivInspire work session for session 3.

Leader: Jeff B

Location: B-24

Session: 2

ActivInspire Work Session

Now that you have had a chance to see how Jeff uses ActivInspire, it is time to jump in and start creating. Don't worry, Jeff will be here to assist you.

Leader: Jeff B

Location: B-24

Session: 3

Google Classroom 1.0

Google Classroom is still in it's infancy, but many BHS teachers have jumped right in. This session will walk you through getting started. You will learn how to set-up your classroom and how to create and grade assignments.

Leader: Lynette

Location: A-26

Session: 3