LA Congress Tech Center Presentation: Ave Maria Press 2011

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This presentation was given by Jared Dees, Digital Publishing Specialist, at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in 2011. The focus of the presentation was on Ave Maria Press online classroom resources and teaching with e-textbooks.

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LA Congress Tech Center Presentation: Ave Maria Press 2011

  1. 1. Teaching Theology with Technology<br />© 2011 Ave Maria Press<br />Los Angeles Religious Education Congress <br />Tech Center <br />
  2. 2. Jared Dees<br />Digital Publishing Specialist <br />at Ave Maria Press<br />E-mail jdees@nd.edu<br />A Ministry of the Indiana Province of Holy Cross<br />
  3. 3. Advanced Organizer<br />Online Classroom Resources <br />Weekly Lesson Plan and Prayer Ideas <br />Etextbook Tips & Tutorial <br />Incorporating Video <br />
  4. 4. Online Resources<br />Online Resources at www.avemariapress.com/resources<br />Handouts, Study Guides, PowerPoints, Crossword Puzzles, Maps, Tests and more!<br />Classroom Resources blog:<br />www.avemariapress.com/engagingfaith<br />A Ministry of the Indiana Province of Holy Cross<br />
  5. 5. Textbooks to eTextbooks<br />www.avemariapress.com/etextbooks<br />
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  7. 7. Benefits of eTextbooks <br />Students are comfortable with technology <br />No more heavy backpacks<br />Technology = engaging<br />Students can create and connect with eBooks <br />
  8. 8. eTextbook Capabilities<br />Projecting the book in front of the class <br />Examining pictures <br />Highlighting, note-taking, linking, book-marking <br />Searching within the text<br />
  9. 9. Incorporating Other Tools<br />Note-taking:<br />Evernote <br />Microsoft OneNote <br />Google Notebook <br />Microsoft Word Document <br />Google Docs <br />
  10. 10. Online Collaboration Tools<br />Facebook (yep, you can’t stop it) <br />Google Docs: Documents, Spreadsheets, Drawings<br />Wikis: Wikispaces, PBWiki <br />Blogs: Blogger, Wordpress, Typepad, Tumbler, and more…<br />
  11. 11. The Advantages of SMART Boards<br />A SMART Board is more than a projector<br />Think beyond PowerPoint<br />For example: https://www.avemariapress.com/resources/7/2157/<br />
  12. 12. Jesus Christ Video Collection<br />Created in conjunction with Outside da Box. <br />See www.avemariapress.com for sample videos<br />
  13. 13. Using YouTube<br />YouTube and the Jesus Christ Serieswww.youtube.com/avemariapress<br />Jesus 1: http://www.youtube.com/avemariapress#g/c/B0452875DFA96E0C<br />Jesus 2: http://www.youtube.com/avemariapress#g/c/DB6C6EEC5B83F7F7<br />
  14. 14. Tech in Prayer: There’s an App for That<br />Stations of the Cross iPhone App<br />Based on the book, John Paul II’s Biblical Way of the Cross by Amy Welborn and Michael Dubruiel; Illustrated by Michael O’Brien<br />Cost: Free<br />Coming Soon: Spanish Version <br />
  15. 15. Ave Maria Press Presents: Tech Tips <br />www.avemariapress.com/techtips<br />Weekly Tips and Tutorials <br />How To Videos <br />Audio Interviews <br />Multimedia Resources <br />
  16. 16. Online Resources<br />www.avemariapress.com/resources<br />www.avemariapress.com/etextbooks<br />Engaging Faith blog: www.avemariapress.com/engagingfaith<br />Bi-weekly High School eNewsletter<br />www.facebook.com/HighSchoolReligiousEducation<br />www.avemariapress.com/techtips <br />
  17. 17. Silent Meditation & Prayer<br />Turn off projectors <br />Close your computer <br />Ask kids to really turn their phones off <br />Go to the chapel<br />No distractions…<br />
  18. 18. Ave Maria Press Presents: Tech Tips <br />www.avemariapress.com/techtips<br />Weekly Tips and Tutorials <br />How To Videos <br />Audio Interviews <br />Multimedia Resources <br />
  19. 19. Online Resources<br />www.avemariapress.com/resources<br />www.avemariapress.com/etextbooks<br />Engaging Faith blog: www.avemariapress.com/engagingfaith<br />Bi-weekly High School eNewsletter<br />www.facebook.com/HighSchoolReligiousEducation<br />www.avemariapress.com/techtips <br />
  20. 20. Questions/Comments?<br />

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