All Aboard! TRAIN AWAY!

Available training 2nd Semester 2016 and Beyond!

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.-.-.-.-. Ditch the Baggage and Hop On Board! .-.-.-.-.

Adventure is worthwhile in itself!

That’s what my fortune cookie says anyway!

We are all on the same adventure, and it’s a fast moving train.

.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.DESTINATION.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.

.-.-.-.-.-.-.-Student Success!.-.-.-.-.-.-.


When it comes to using digital tools for work and then integrating technology into lesson plans, well, some find themselves overcome by anxiety. Why you may ask?


.-.-.-.-.Because.-.-.-. well.-.-.-. there are so many different choices that they get to the point of pure panic! It’s Ok.-.-.-.-. really, it’s OK.-.-.-.-. breathe! .-.-.-.Wait.-.-.-. then there’s the worry that something isn’t going to work or the students will think it’s lame.-.-.-. causing them to be overly cautious! Sometimes so cautious that the train derails, they stick with what they know, and throw adventure out the door! What a train wreck!


It’s time we ditch the baggage and start an adventure. Board the train, stop standing on the platform! Once you know how to use Google Docs, Office 365, a website or an App it is so much easier to integrate into your lessons. (No More Baggage) Let’s find a way to get our students engaged, captivated, and excited to learn! Who knows, once you take your first adventure, you may find yourself chugging on down the tracks for more!


Start the adventure by scrolling through the newsletter and when you see something you like.-.-.-.-.-. just.-.-.-.-.-. STOP the TRAIN and check it out!


If you don’t see anything that interests you, tell me what you want to explore. What adventure into technology do you want to take?


Just a reminder: to get in district credit for training hours, training must take place outside of contracted hours (lunch or after school).

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.-.-.-.-. Office 365 (OneDrive) .-.-.-.-.

Microsoft Office 365 introduction.

Answer the questions: What is Office 365? How do I find Office 365? ...share drives? ...what about Office 2013? ...How do I upload / save in Office 365?


WHAT!?! Did I hear right, I can download the full version of Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) on up to 5 of my own devices for free just because I work at QISD!?!


APPS for Apple and Android devices... windows devices too!


Registration

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.-.-.-.-. Mimio Create / Edit a Lesson .-.-.-.-.

This will be comprised of 2 - 1hr sessions. These are hands-on workshops and by the end of the second session, you will have almost or totally completed a working interactive lesson for your next class.


Basics 1: Learn to create an interactive lesson and dive into the Gallery. Bring an idea (and have some content) of a lesson you would like to create or an already made lesson you want to edit with your content.


Basics 2: Building on the lesson you started in session one, making it interactive and engaging!


Click the link below! If a training session is not available, send me an email and I’ll get one setup.


Registration

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Checkers Challenge

At the last Mimio Create / Edit Lesson workshop:

Justin Rickman and I created this fun template. It is on our

Q-Drive in zzMimio / Lessons / Game Templates folder waiting for you to download and make it your own!


You can also find more Mimio game templates there!

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.-.-.-.-. OneNote .-.-.-.-.

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.-.-.-.-. OneNote, the ULTIMATE companion! .-.-.-.-.

Use OneNote to save everything, access it from anywhere, finding information you need is quick and painless!


Use OneNote on your desktop computer (PC, or MAC), your iOS or Android phone, and /or tablet... doesn't matter, they all sync your data into OneNote!


Create a OneNote notebook for personal use, plan an outing with family and friends. Create one for collaborating with fellow teachers (in district and out).


You can also create OneNote notebooks for your classes, set permission to keep student work private from other students, your teacher notes private to you, and share class content with all (Onenote can set that up for you)!


Want to learn more? I'm having a 1 hr workshop to show you the basics.


Register here.

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.-.-.-.-. Instructional Technology Specialist .-.-.-.-.

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Danielle Davis-Fife is offering:

Lunch and Learns for TMS and FHS (FHS was 14th and 15th) for Google Classroom

Kindle session for CES

Graphic Organizers with Google Drawing at BIS


TMS Flended Lunch and Learn: Google Classroom with Davis-Fife

We will be meeting in LAB 105 during lunch on the 14th and 15th. You must attend both days to receive 1 technology hour. Please BYOH (Bring Your Own Headphones) We will be learning about Google Classroom! All levels of learners are welcome! Bring your questions and if you are a Classroom guru bring your expertise to share! Registration for this course will close on January 25th at 4pm.


Register Here


CES: Kindle Appy Hour with Davis-Fife

(Location- CES Main Computer Lab) - Learning how to manage Kindles - Sharing favorite Kindle Apps - Downloading Apps to Devices Registration for this course will end on January 25th at 4pm.


Register Here


Critical Thinking with Graphic Organizers through Google Drawing (Location: Butler)

Attendees will leave this workshop with a great resource full of graphic organizers. We will be discussing how graphic organizes can support and scaffold student learning. As a bonus...attendees will learn how fun Google Drawing can be in the classroom! This workshop is for all grade levels/subjects. Registration for this Workshop will close on Wednesday January 27th at 4pm.


Register Here

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.-.-.-.-. Stops Along the Way! (Online options) .-.-.-.-.

Please remember:

If you do not receive a certificate or cannot screenshot your completion transcript the following applies:


Online webinars require completion of the Webinar Reflection Form and attached to your entry in Eduphoria Workshop. (form included in your Principal email)

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Microsoft Educator Community: MORE than just Office Training!

The first thing you want to do is join the community,

then all of your training is tracked for you!


Click Here then the JOIN NOW button in the middle of the screen.

Start your journey of learning in the Microsoft Education Portal.



  • Get Trained (online courses, live webinars, and face 2 face events)
  • Find Lessons
  • Earn Badges
  • Connect with Others
  • Share Your Expertise
  • Join the Discussion



Here are a few courses you might want to check out!




Travel to your hearts desire! There's a lot of good "STUFF" on this site!

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.-.-.-.-. edCamps .-.-.-.-.

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edcampglobal

The 24 Hour online edcamp Global Classrooms is coming January 28th to January 29th 2016. Unlike the traditional edcamp, you will find sessions for 24 hours that accommodate any schedule across the globe. We are looking forward to classrooms sharing projects with the whole world. To begin, register here and the schedule will be available as facilitators volunteer. Read More


Join in the hourly challenges on Periscope to win prizes from our generous sponsors!

Schedule Of Sessions

Website

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My Fortune "Cookie"

I really don't know who thought of it, manufactured it, or sold it to the Chinese Restaurant. What I do know is that it ended up in my take out bag and inspired me to start my new adventure!
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Freight Train

I honestly do not remember where I snagged this image, but I did a google search, using the image, and found it referenced the children's book Freight Train by Donald Crews.

Best Books of 2011

Batteries Not Required

AND...

There is also a reference to an iPhone & iTouch App that allows children to experience Donald Crews' award-winning book.

iTunes

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Ditch the Baggage!

I downloaded this image from Linkedin Jason Versay's post. I found pages and pages that used the image on blogs and news sites but finally my search results did mention Shutterfly. Though I did not find this image on Shutterfly, I have a feeling it did start out there, edited and then edited again by me.
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