New Year-New Resources!!
Connect and Collaborate with VideoConferencing
Are you looking for ways to connect and collaborate with schools, content specialist, communities, and other students? Looking for opportunities to appeal to students' different learning styles, increase students' motivation to learn, and improve students' presentation and communication skills? Try Videoconferencing!Videoconferencing provides opportunities for collaboration and higher level thinking via live face to face interaction with peers, tutors or experts from around the world.
iMovie on the iPad
Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app that puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Browse and play projects in the Marquee view. Create spectacular trailers and thrilling home movies in minutes. Share your finished projects with the world, right from iMovie.
You already know how fabulous Photoshop is for fixing photos and creating awe-inspiring art. But to get the images you're after, you also must know how to layer, mask, master those incredible brushes, combine images, and work sharp, fast and smart. In this fun class, you will learn about all these incredible tools, and use them as well.
You Tube For Teachers
Is there educational content on YouTube? You bet! This course gives you ideas, tips, and tricks on safely bringing YouTube content into your classroom.
Using Infographics for Visible Thinking
Visual representations have been around since cave paintings, but technology has increased their complexity. Learn to read and create infographics with text, numbers, and graphics. Infographics are a fantastic way to present information in a visually interesting way. Participants will learn several ways to create and use Infographics in the classroom in order to present information in a visually interesting way. Infographics can be a lot easier to comprehend than a table or a list of numbers. Both teachers and students can create infographics to visually display information and data.
Participants will learn how to use the MOBI, a mobile interactive whiteboard designed to support student-centered active learning. Participants will also gain a basic knowledge of using the eInstruction software in their classrooms to support their curriculum.
Keep every student engaged in class with eInstruction student response systems (clickers). Ask a question and track immediate responses. With detailed reports, educators will know more about learner comprehension and progress around curriculum. Facilitate greater interaction in a dynamic learning environment that encourages class discussion and participation.
Discovery Education - Board Builder
Board Builder is similar to an “interactive notebook” including audio, video, text and images. Teachers love it because of the ability to create classes or just have students log in and begin creating them. Students love them because they are so easy to use, have neat templates, are customizable to their interests and can include a great deal of content. Teachers will learn the basics of creating Discovery Education Boards and ways to implement them into their classrooms.
Did you know that Microsoft OneNote is installed on every FBISD teacher and student computer? Organize your life with Microsoft Office OneNote 2010, the easy-to-use note-taking and informationmanagement program where you can capture ideas and information in electronic form. Insert files or Web content in full-color, searchable format or as icons that you can click to access. Come learn how simple it is to gather, format, organize, and share information...and then say goodbye to your notepad!