3 Power Tools for your Essentials Kit Google Apps Moodle Professional Development Opportunities
Now more services Blogs: set up a class blog with students as authors allowed to publish posts and add comments. Teacher full access to delete posts and moderation comments. Sharing of work; conversations; reflecting; Picasa: create embedded, self-updating slideshows Sketchup – create and share 3D models; interiors and exteriors; extensive library of elements; CAD, but more intuitive; can import CAD; export to other applications; Presentation options: pdfs or videos; Bonus: we have also acquired 30 licenses for SketchUp Pro usually $495 each Marketplace Flowr Survey Monkey Creately
No longer have to use link on HS website homepage
Handout on printing a report of students’ novell logins Cut into strips and passout to students; collect back
Pass out assignments digitally: see Fusion google docs page for some tips 24/7 access to files of any type Share & collaborate: peer editing Permissions Publishing Access other Services Change Password
Multiple calendars View Sharing Add an event on the site or via a text message from your phone; Scheduling of Resources Embed/link to on website Sync with smart phone Reminders Process of implementing here; Have a webpage with all HS calendars (counselors, Hartley’s activities, school days) embedded for you to view when choosing a date
In 5 minutes, throw up a basic site with some links for students to access in lab Embed anything.
Use for students as school email address Staff will continue to use willard.k12.mo.us; for staff just a username; If you want to use software to check all your mail, you can set it up to check multiple accounts and send messages from multiple accounts Need to educate students on the availability of this email
Subscribe to online content Share found resources Tag resources for future reference Set up persistent searches Subscribe to student blogs
Think about…talk to a neighbor
Online courseware Blackboard Blended learning Content and Resource for students 24/7 Online activities: quiz, assignment Can use in conjunction with Google Apps
Access from district webpage All students already have accounts (except Freshman, but coming soon)
Sign up for Moodle Science and Business Dept have been exploring use of moodle Person = guests allowed; wander in and observe, no obligartion, no participation
Experience what a course might look like PD course for credits in Salary Advancement or Instructional Excellence
Ready to try it Learn to Moodle by enrolling online course Work at your own pace Model use of various elements (Choice, Lesson, Quiz, Database) Text and Video tutorials Revisit as needed
While completing the online course you will be constructing your own course. Request a course; email to me; all set;
Resources/content: Text page Web page (embed anything) Link to file/web site Share a Folder of Files Activities Tied to a gradebook; can export scores as excel spreadsheet; Online text assignments Upload a single file assignment EasyVoter: clickers but using netbooks; simplier; not as many features; needs classroom testing Forums Glossary Quiz Wiki Can continue to add features as we find additional modules that are needed.
Does this sound like something for your students?
K Drive>Shared Folder>Windows 7 Folder Finding Your Files Getting Around the Desktop
Fusion SISK12 refresher Google Apps Moodle Doc cameras Student response system Blog News and recent finds
Professional Development icon: display list of workshops
2x a month Various buildings Various times See title, sate, time, location, presenter Click title for a description and link to register
Planning Conversations : Choosing the right tool for job Teaching : Conduct lessons or assist you Meetings : Participate/Present at Dept Meetings Office : Across from the downstairs lab Email : best way to reach me Phone : 4005 Reference : This slideshow is available on my blog.
JANETTA GARTON INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST FEDERAL PROGRAMS DIRECTOR AUGUST 2010 Power Up Your Essentials Kit
Google Apps: What Works for You? Docs: Office online, forms, drawing Calendar: personal assistant Student email Blogs: Moderated, multiple authors w/ different permissions Reader: Subscribe to online content Groups: Private Discussion/Forums Aviary: Templates, Audio, and Image Editing tools Survey Monkey Photos: Editing, Organizing, Sharing Sites: Publish a website SketchUp: Build 3D models Maps: View maps and directions News: Search news stories Earth: Explore the world Alerts: Email update on topics of your choice Flowr: Networking Creately: Concept Mapping