April 23 PD – Morning ICT Sessions

  • Coffee at 8:15-8:40
  • 8:45 - 10:15 1st Block Session Times
  • 15 minute break
  • 10:30 -12:00 2nd Block Session Times
  • 12;00- 1:00 - Lunch
  • 1:00-2:30 - work on curriculum maps individually or as part of a group
  • 2:30-2:45 - Break
  • 2:45-3:45 - Divisional meetings as follows: J/S in room 5VS M/S in room 225 S/S in RWH

Registration

Registration will be via this wiki page -- Please read session descriptions first, then scroll to the bottom of the page to register.
  • Select one session per time slot.
  • Sessions will be limited to the first 20 registrants - so register early!
  • In the event that a session is full, you will be requested by Phil to select another session.


First Block Sessions – 8:45 - 10:15

  • Google Apps – Presenter Roland -- Junior School Computer Lab
  • United Streaming Canada – Presenter Jeff-- Room 226 (next door to Middle School lab)
  • Wikis – Presenter Phil -- Senior School Computer Lab
  • Frame by Frame/Story Telling Projects - Presenter Jock Martin -- Middle School Computer Lab
  • SMART Boards Level 1 - Presenter Sherri --Room 216
  • SMART Boards Level 2 - Presenter Mark -- Room 214

15 minute break

Second Block Sessions – 10:30 - 12:00

  • SMART Boards Level 2 Presenter Vernice -- Room 245
  • Digital Photo Organizing Tasks – Presenter Barry -- Room 119 (Senior School Physics Lab)
  • Digital Security in a Web 2.0 World - Presenter Roland-- Junior School Computer Lab
  • Glogster - Web Based Poster Projects – Presenter Jeff -- Middle School Computer Lab
  • Google Apps -- Presenter Phil -- Senior School Computer Lab
  • Math Problem Solving for M/S and S/S Teachers – Presenter John Grant McLoughlin from UNB -- Room 214




Session Descriptions - Block 1



Google Apps – Roland


Documents: Students can upload, download, save, and share online Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and data base files. One unique feature: a group of students can access and edit the same file at the same time. This software allows students to collaborate online to complete assignments and projects. It can also be used to create electronic portfolios and student wikis.

Sites: Students and teachers can create websites, blogs, or wikis and share them with a small group, a class, or the world. All content can be monitored and managed by supervising teachers.

Gmail: Students have close to eight gigabytes of memory for storing and saving email. Gmail automatically scans file attachments for viruses, and has other features that differentiate it from other email applications.

This session will be an introduction to Google Apps, and participants will be able to create a new Gmail account to try the many features of this software.





United Streaming – Jeff

SJR has a site license for United Streaming Canada that allows teachers to access the many resources at this website. Here are some features:
  • Teachers can download or share online many educational videos from the Discovery Chanel and other content providers
  • Teachers can create class quizzes, assignments, games, and other learning resources.
  • Teachers may download resources such as lesson plans, activity worksheets, and instructional videos.
  • Students can access online assignments, videos, online homework help, and other resources.

United Streaming has content and resources for all grade levels, applicable to all subject areas. This workshop will allow participants to create a new account or update their existing account. Then, we will explore the features in the software so each participant can start collecting videos and other learning resources for their grade and subject area.



Wikis – Phil

Wikis - Introduction to the wonderful world of wikis. Check out this session to see how wikis can help students collaborate, create on-line portfolios or study guides and even use wikis for literature circles. The possibilities are endless!


Frame by Frame/Story Telling Projects - Jock Martin


Students are engaged with Digital Story Telling. Based on Combined Drama/Art Middle School Project, this session will review the steps of planning a story. Participants will learn the process of using a still digital camera to create the visuals and then import them into software to create a stop motion animation movie.This session will cover the basics, shortcuts based on my experience will be shared, and you will have hands-on time to create your own video.



SMART Boards - Please note: SMART Board sessions are not content/course specific

SMART Board Level 1 - hosted by Sherri

This workshop is for all educators just starting out with using a SMART Board. Concepts to be covered will include: setting up the board, orienting the board with the computer, Notebook software, the Gallery, Essentials for Educators, web resources, using the board with other educational software, classroom strategies, and creating and sharing Notebook activities. Participants are requested to bring their laptop and a USB memory stick to take away their Notebook activities.





SMART Board Level 2 - hosted by Mark B

This workshop is for all educators who have been using a SMART Board for a year or more and want to expand their skills. Concepts to be covered will include: Notebook software tricks, the Gallery, Essentials for Educators, web resources, using the board with other educational software, classroom strategies, and creating and sharing Notebook activities. Participants are requested to bring their laptop and a USB memory stick to take away their Notebook activities.









Session Descriptions - Block 2

SMART Boards - Please note: SMART Board sessions are not content/course specific



SMART Board Level 2 - hosted by Vernice

This workshop is for all educators who have been using a SMART Board for a year or more and want to expand their skills. Concepts to be covered will include: Notebook software tricks, the Gallery, Essentials for Educators, web resources, using the board with other educational software, classroom strategies, and creating and sharing Notebook activities. Participants are requested to bring their laptop and a USB memory stick to take away their Notebook activities.


Digital Photography Organizing and Optimizing all Your Images - Barry

Thanks to the technology built into today's digital cameras, taking a picture is as simple as pressing a button. How do you optimize and manage all these images? This session will explore some of the options open to you.


Glogster – Jeff - Session Full

Glogster.com - Poster yourself - Make your interactive poster easily and share it. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video. It is fantastic!




Privacy and Security Issues with Facebook, Gmail, and other Web 2.0 tools

Online services such as Facebook, Gmail, and Twitter make online communication and collaboration easy. But users of these services must also be aware of potential security and privacy threats. These threats are often preventable with an understanding of how to set and monitor your privacy and security settings. Participants will review how to set privacy and security settings with services such as Facebook and Gmail. We will also practice clearing passwords and other sensitive data from the web browser you use. Lastly,we will look at the common ways "hackers" are able to access private information, and what you can do to protect yourself.



Google Apps – Phil

Documents: Students can upload, download, save, and share online Presentation, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and data base files. One unique feature: a group of students can access and edit the same file at the same time. This software allows students to collaborate online to complete assignments and projects. It can also be used to create electronic portfolios and student wikis.

Sites: Students and teachers can create websites, blogs, or wikis and share them with a small group, a class, or the world. All content can be monitored and managed by supervising teachers.

Gmail: Students have close to eight gigabytes of memory for storing and saving email. Gmail automatically scans file attachments for viruses, and has other features that differentiate it from other email applications.

This session will be an introduction to Google Apps, and participants will be able to create a new Gmail account to try the many features of this software.




Math Problem Solving Topics - Senior & Middle School

We are pleased to offer a special guest presenter - John Grant McLoughlin from the University of New Brunswick. He's willing to present to middle school and senior school teachers a session on the benefits of developing math problem solving skills with our students.



Registration: Please Note - You will have to scroll back up to this location to see the "Thanks Message" after you submit your choices at the end of the form.