ESU 11 Tech Tips

Summer 2013

Just a Quick Reminder............

Find Us, Like Us, and Follow Us

You can find ESU 11 on social media. Follow us on facebook and twitter to find out about upcoming events and workshops. Login to Pinterest to view the numerous boards that are organized by topics. New pins are added weekly. Content can also be found on ESU 11's YouTube site. Video tutorials will be included so be sure to check it out. You can easily connect with us by clicking on the link below.

http://esu11.org/social/

Learn 360

I hope everyone has had the opportunity to use Learn 360. Learn 360 is the multi-media educational resource that replaced Power Media Plus this year. You can access videos, audio files, images, and articles that can enrich all of your lessons. If you are new to Learn 360 you can access it from your school's portal page. For example, teachers in Bertrand can access it at portal.bertrandvikings.org. If you are from another school just replace bertrandvikings with your school and mascot. Then login in with your email and password. You will see the Learn 360 icon on the right hand side of the page. Now you are ready to find content you can use in your classroom. If you have any questions feel free to contact Craig Peterson or Stephanie Dannehl.

Google

Google Summit

In July I had the opportunity to attend the Google Summit in Lincoln. Google trainers from around the country facilitated breakout sessions on various Google tools. Through out the year I will share with you some of the cool tools and features that Google Apps for Education has to offer.


Google Alerts

Google alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results based on your choice of query or topic. Some possible reasons to use Google Alerts:



*Monitor a developing news story

*Keeping tabs on your favorite sports team

*Monitor when something about your child has been posted online


If you are interested in setting up an alert you can click here for more information.



PDF Mergy

This Chrome Web App allows you to merge multiple PDF's into one document. It also works with Google Drive. Search for PDF Mergy in the Chrome Store.

Upcoming Workshops

PowerSchool Training

August 7, 2013

This training is designed to show new teachers how to utilize the student information system called PowerSchool. The following topics will be covered: taking attendance, adding assignments, entering student grades, customizing grade scales, working with a class roster, submitting lunch counts, and entering student log entries. ESU 10 Technology Consultant Wayne Weins will be the facilitator. This workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes with lunch at 11:30 a.m. To register for this workshop, email Diane Ronnenkamp at dronnen@esu11.org or you can register online at www.esu11.org

Odysseyware Training

August 8, 2013

The morning session will be dedicated to training teachers NEW to the Odysseyware system. Experienced teachers are welcome to arrive around noon for lunch and stay for the afternoon session, which will begin at 1:00 p.m. This workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. To register for this workshop, email Diane Ronnenkamp at dronnen@esu11.org or you can register online at www.esu11.org.

Camera Doctor Workshop

September 4, 2013

This training is designed for students and teachers who have digital application and yearbook responsibilities. During the course of this half-day, participants will learn about the basics of taking pictures, how to operate specific cameras, a variety of accessories that are available for the cameras, how to troubleshoot various problems, and the proper care of cameras and prints. This workshop will be facilitated by “The Camera Doctor,” Alan Mais and will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. To register for this workshop, email Diane Ronnenkamp at dronnen@esu11.org or you can register online at www.esu11.org.


Portrait Photography Workshop

October 16, 2013

This one-day session will teach you the basics for great portraiture. Learn solid techniques for posing, lighting, and exposure at this hands-on, fun workshop using equipment that is inexpensive or available through the ESU. Brad Mellema will start the workshop at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. To register for this workshop, email Diane Ronnenkamp at dronnen@esu11.org or you can register online at www.esu11.org.


Economics Workshop

November 6, 2013

This workshop will provide teachers of economics with a plethora of resources and materials for teaching economics. This workshop will be conducted by the Center for Economic Education and will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. To register for this workshop, email Diane Ronnenkamp at dronnen@esu11.org or you can register online at www.esu11.org