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  • Digital Tools Session I 0
  • Abstract
    • “ Just in time” sessions focusing on a blend of tools needed to complete the courses* and to become successful Digital Leaders
        • Learning
        • Collaborating
        • Communicating
        • Data Collecting
    • * Each session will precede the ensuing course(s) in which the tools will be applied .
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  • Course Goal Encourage educational leaders to become confident technology users and leaders Or in other words Digitaleaders 0
  • Even if you are a school leader who speaks DSL*, and even if you are technophobe , you can still be a digitaleader if you . . . 0 *Digital as a Second Language
  • -- understand the importance of technology as a tool, but are not bound by its traditional uses 0
  • -- realize that your use of technology can become transparent and ubiquitous 0 http://www.jklossner.com/computerworld/other.html
  • And most importantly, understand our world has become digital virtual global 0
  • Course Objectives for All Three Digital Leadership Unit Sessions
    • Assess prior knowledge of each session’s technology tools.
    • Understand the significance and use of online tools for professional use and for teaching.
    • Work collaboratively with colleagues as coaches/learners
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  • Course Objectives Session I
    • Use external storage for digital documents.
    • Create online surveys to gather data.
    • Create graphic organizers to efficiently organize information.
    • Use wikis to collaborate on document creation.
    • Understand Blackboard navigation
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  • Course Objectives Session II
    • Use the Internet to efficiently search for and evaluate information.
    • Navigate an online course management system.
    • Learn basic MS-Excel functions
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  • Course Objectives Session III
    • Develop a personalized web presence.
    • Create blogs and podcasts to communicate with various stakeholders.
    • Use social networking sites such as Flickr and Furl or deli.cio.us.
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  • And, of course,
    • Feel like this at the end of the third session!
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  • Saving and Transporting Files -- Using a Flash Drive 128 mb flash drive = 400 floppies Old New 0
  • Using a Flash Drive
    • Load, store, and transport files without carrying a laptop
    • Compatible with almost any computer
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  • Inserting a Flash Drive
    • Find the USB port on the computer and plug the flash drive into it.
    • Wait for Windows to find the new hardware (normally, less than 10 seconds).
    • If a new screen opens, close it by clicking on the red X.
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  • Saving a File to a Flash Drive
    • Locate a Word document titled “Digital Natives” on your desktop.
    • Double click on the Word icon to open the document.
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  • Saving a File to a Flash Drive
    • Click on File>Save As
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  • Saving a File to a Flash Drive
    • In the Save In box, click the drop down arrow and click on My Computer
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  • Saving a File to a Flash Drive
    • Under My Computer, click on your flash drive. Then click Save.
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  • Storing Sensitive Material Data Security Policies are Not Enforced Pokemon Institute
  • Opening a File on a Flash Drive
    • Find the removable drive under My Computer
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  • Renaming Your Flash Drive
    • Right click on the flash drive icon
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  • Removing Your Flash Drive
    • Left click once on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in the System Tray (bottom right).
    • Click on “Safely Remove Drive X”
    • When you see a notification that it is safe to remove hardware, THEN physically remove the USB drive from the computer.
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  • Renaming Your Flash Drive
    • Right click on the flash drive icon
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  • Course Objectives Session I
    • Use external storage for digital documents.
    • Create online surveys to gather data.
    • Create graphic organizers to efficiently organize information.
    • Use wikis to collaborate on document creation.
    • Understand Blackboard navigation
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  • Why Use a Survey?
    • What was the purpose of your survey?
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    • What kind of data did you collect?
    • Who were the stakeholders surveyed?
    • How were the results disseminated?
    • How were the results used?
    Pair with your partner and share your responses to these questions
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  • Your Zoomerang Account 0 to be used in the Optimizing Leadership course Handout #1 – Online Surveys
  • 3 Easy Steps 0 Invite Participants Create a Survey Analyze Results
  • Create a Survey 0 Customize a template Create a survey from scratch Copy and update one of your previously used surveys Sample Survey
  • Invite Participants 0 Upload your email list into Zoomerang to generate an invitation Add a survey link to your website or your own email
  • Analyze Results 0 View real time results online Export into an Excel spreadsheet Share results online privately, or allow others access also
  • Sample Results 0
  • 0 Follow the step-by-step directions in the handout. Feel free to ask for help if you encounter difficulty. Handout #2 – Using Zoomerang
  • Zoomerang Activity
    • With your partner, create a short survey using several of the different question types.
    • Then, LAUNCH the survey.
    • Before the end of the day, we will post our survey URLs to Blackboard
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  • Course Objectives Session I
    • Use external storage for digital documents.
    • Create online surveys to gather data.
    • Create graphic organizers to efficiently organize information.
    • Use wikis to collaborate on document creation.
    • Understand Blackboard navigation
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  • Setting Up a Gliffy Account 0 to be used in the Optimizing Leadership course
  • Sample Gliffy - Process 0 Special Education Referral Process
  • Sample Gliffy - Organization What Works in Schools 0
  • 0 Follow the step-by-step directions in Handout #3. Feel free to ask for help if you encounter difficulty. Handout #3 – Using Gliffy
  • Graphic Organizer Activity 0 Working with your partner, create a simple graphic organizer which demonstrates ways in which you might use this tool in your work. Export (save) to a flash drive. Handout #4 – Gliffy Wordbank
  • Saving a Gliffy
    • Click File
    • Click Export as JPEG
    • Click Save
    • Browse for flash drive
    • Click Save
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  • Course Objectives Session I
    • Use external storage for digital documents.
    • Create online surveys to gather data.
    • Create graphic organizers to efficiently organize information.
    • Use wikis to collaborate on document creation.
    • Understand Blackboard navigation
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  • Segue to Wikis Armed with data from a stakeholder survey, you are now ready to begin initiating some changes that may be called for in your survey data. 0 Handout #5 Executive Wiki
  • Wiki – What’s a Wiki?
    • A collaborative website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit, and change content
    • User begins on a particular topic and invites others
    • All changes are tracked by author and date
    • Can be password protected
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  • World’s Most Famous Wiki! 0
  • Quickness and Collaboration 0 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-35W_Mississippi_River_bridge
  • Quickness and Collaboration 0
  • WikipediaVision (beta) 0
  • How Do Wikis Work? Wikis in Plain English 0
  • Why Use a Wiki? -- the perfect tool to collaboratively develop and maintain useful documents. 0
  • How Could You Make Wikis Work for You? 0 Let’s take notes on an actual wiki as you make suggestions! http://digitaleader.pbwiki.com
  • Course Objectives Session I
    • Use external storage for digital documents.
    • Create online surveys to gather data.
    • Create graphic organizers to efficiently organize information.
    • Use wikis to collaborate on document creation.
    • Understand Blackboard navigation
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  • Using Blackboard
    • Log in
    • Change password
    • Locate handouts from today’s session
    • Post to a discussion thread
    • Reply to a posting
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  • Pasting URL from Zoomerang into Blackboard
    • From Blackboard, go to Zoomerang site.
    • Log in and locate your survey.
    • Copy the Zoomerang survey URL.
    • Return to Blackboard.
    • Navigate to the discussion forum.
    • Paste the Zoomerang survey URL.
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  • Going from Blackboard to Zoomerang
    • From your Blackboard window, click on an Internet Explorer tab to open a new window.
    • In the new address box at the top of the page, type in www.zoomerang.com
    • Hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
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  • Copying URL from Zoomerang
    • Log in, and click on your survey title.
    • Click on the INVITE & DEPLOY tab at the top.
    • Scroll down to the Web Link. There you will see the URL of your launched survey.
    • Highlight the web link with your mouse.
    • With the web link highlighted, hold down the CTRL key and the C key at the same time. (This will copy the URL.)
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  • Returning to Blackboard
    • Return to your Blackboard site by clicking on the Blackboard tab in the Explorer Toolbar.
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  • Pasting URL from Zoomerang
    • Locate the Blackboard discussion forum and click Add Thread.
    • In the Message box, click with your mouse, and then hold down the CTRL key and the V key at the same time. (This will paste the URL.)
    • Type your name and your partner’s name in the Subject box.
    • Click Submit .
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  • Course Objectives Session I
    • Use external storage for digital documents.
    • Create online surveys to gather data.
    • Create graphic organizers to efficiently organize information.
    • Use wikis to collaborate on document creation.
    • Understand Blackboard navigation
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  • Making Connections with Tools With your partner, think of the tools you became acquainted with today. Make analogies between the tools on the sheet and the tools you learned about during the session. Be willing to share some of your analogies with the larger group. 0
  • Tools We’ve Learned Today
    • Use external storage for digital documents .
    • Create online surveys to gather data .
    • Create graphic organizers to efficiently organize information.
    • Use wikis to collaborate on document creation with various stakeholders.
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    • Understand Blackboard navigation
  • Intersession “homework”
    • Find out from your tech department if wikis are blocked: some, all, which ones. Report your findings in a survey in Blackboard.
    • Create a survey in Zoomerang and have several people respond. Save the results to your flash drive to share at session 2.
    • Create a Gliffy, publish it, link to it in the Digitaleader wiki before the Optimizing Leadership course.
    0 Handout #8 - Intersession
  • Learning will happen in the tomorrows
    • You will need to take some responsibility for your learning by using these tools
    • Help will be available in the Blackboard discussion forum.
    • We’re asking you to do what is considered the minimum in the intersession – more is welcome!!!!!
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