Lunch & Learn Sessions @ JFSS

Eat Lunch...Learn about Ed. Tech

.. 11:15 to 12:00 in Room 206 .. Bring your devices and lunches

LCD Projectors and Document Cameras - FEB 11th, 2014

Presented by Ryan Tabone and Samir Chawla

  • how to connect a laptop

  • troubleshooting

  • connecting speakers

  • Saving pictures

  • Rotating image

  • Adjusting frame (so your LCD projector does not need to be directly in front of the screen)

iPad - Feb 12th, 2014

Presented by Dave Del Gobbo

  • Gestures & navigation

  • use in a classroom for the teacher

  • use in the classroom for the student

Office365: The basics of SkyDrive - Feb 19th, 2014

Presented by Dave Del Gobbo

  • Word, OneNote, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Creating, Sharing, Saving

Office365: The basics of creating pages and class sites - March 19th, 2014

Presented by Dave Del Gobbo

  • Setting up Class websites

  • Making Wiki Pages

  • Creating and Managing Web Apps (Survey, discussion form, calender, etc)

  • Sharing with a team or a class

Office365: The basics of staff and/or student collaboration - March 26th, 2014

Presented by Dave Del Gobbo and Samir Chawla

  • Creating a collaborative wiki page

  • Sharing documents among a group

  • Creating a course team / club page

Blogs - April 3rd, 2014

Presented by Dave Del Gobbo


  • Purpose in a course

  • How to implement blogs as a form of assessment

  • How to implement blogs as a place for reflection

  • How to implement blogs as a way to build community

Graphic Organizers - April 25th, 2014

Presented by Tracy Zamora and Heba Attia

Options for creating graphic organizers using technology

e-Resources - May 2, 2014

Presented by Paul Gresch and Linda Henshaw

  • Where can they be found?

  • Subject specific eResources owned by Peel

  • Library resources available to classroom teachers

Educational Apps to use on tablets and smart phones - May 9th, 2014

Presented by Andrew Hayes and Samir Chawla

The Death of PowerPoint - May 20th, 2014

Presented by Kristen Clarke


Do you have powerpoint overload? Need an innovative or more modern approach to sharing information and ideas with students? Come play around with a couple of alternatives. We will explore Haiku Deck, Powtoon, Socrative and Slidesnack.

Twitter - May 23rd, 2014

Presented by Carla Pereira, Communcations Department

  • Functionality
  • Importance

  • Capabilities

Instructional Videos / Podcasts / Flipped Classroom - May 30th, 2014

Presented by Jeff Miller and Samir Chawla


  • Screen Capture software

  • How to upload audio and/or video

  • Ideas to 'flip' your classroom

Questions....Concerns....Suggestions? Contact members of the Professional Development committee