January 22 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
  • Lunch – 12:00 to 1:00
  • Curriculum Mapper in the afternoon

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.
  • Many sessions require that you bring your laptop - please read session descriptions carefully for this requirement.


First Block Sessions – 8:45 - 10:15

  • SMART Boards Level 1 - Presenter Sherri --Room 216 -- Session Full
  • SMART Boards Level 2 - Presenter Mark -- Room 214
  • PLN - Diigo, Twitter, Ning - Presenter Phil -- Senior School Computer Lab -- Session Full
  • Google Apps – Presenter Roland -- Junior School Computer Lab
  • Curriculum Mapper Help - Presenter Bruce -- Bonnycastle Library
  • Wikis – Presenter Jeff -- Room 226 (next door to his lab)
  • Digital Photography – Presenter Barry -- Room 119 (Senior School Physics Lab)
  • Frame by Frame/Claymation Projects - Presenter Jock Martin -- Middle School Computer Lab

15 minute break

Second Block Sessions – 10:30 - 12:00

  • SMART Boards Level 1 Presenter Lee -- Room 243
  • SMART Boards Level 2 Presenter Vernice -- Room 245
  • Moodle/WebCT/Wikis - eLearning Environments - Presenter Phil -- Senior School Computer Lab -- Session Full
  • Photo Editing Tasks with Picassa – Presenter Jeff -- Middle School Computer Lab
  • United Streaming – Presenter Roland -- Junior School Computer Lab
  • ePearl - Presenter Greg JD -- Room 169 (Joanne McLeod's Room in Junior School)
  • Progress reports in FAWeb for M/S and S/S Teachers – Presenter Bruce -- Bonnycastle Library




Session Descriptions - Block 1

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

SMART Board Level 1 - hosted by Sherri -- Session Full

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.

Participants

Keri Beauchamp
Amanda Alexander
Carolyn Wakeham
Cheryl Kives
Dean Mcleod
Neil Martin
Darlene Payne
Ashley Porter
Mary Ellen Campbell
Kevin Grant
Joyce Riddell
Diane Buckingham
Diane Brueton
John Robinson
Jeff Hull



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.

Participants

Leanne Ryrie
Tim Hooper
John Milani
Carla Brown
Joanne McLeod
Tracey Gluska
Teresa Labossiere
Dean WRight
Marnie Krawec-Verma



PLN - Diigo, Twitter, Ning - Phil -- Session Full- of course, I am available for one on one sessions

PLN? (Personal/Professional Learning Networks) What is all the fuss about? I searched my PLN to find out:

With technology on the rise and information changing so quickly, we as teachers must adapt as well. A PLN provides a resource where we can get instant feedback in "Real Time" from people in the same profession as us. A PLN provides constant learning which in turn helps us to become better thinkers, more creative, and overall great at what we do. People without a PLN are very limited in their resources. Yes, they can "google" search just about anything, but imagine the time wasted using that simple tool alone. With a PLN you have thousands of people who can give you what you are seeking in many different ways... instantly! It is crucial in today's day and age to embrace this concept and understand that without a PLN we are limited in many areas, trapped in an old way of thinking, and not quite ready to move into the 21st century as teachers. A good teacher never stops learning and can adapt to the students they have. I think it is time for us as learners to adapt and be great! http://sittingpooleside.blogspot.com/2009/12/whats-big-deal-about-pln.html

The main focus of the is session will be the set-up and use of a Diigo social web annotation/bookmarking/sharing account. For me, this has been the greatest educational tool I have ever encountered. Curious about Twitter - no, I thought it was really stupid too - until recently. Nings are cool.

Bring your laptop if you want to import your bookmarks into Diigo during the session.

Participants

Allan Levine
Vernice Shust
Kevin Solinsky
Ray Grynol
Ryan Kope
Peter Brass
Jody Rock
Jason Daase
Mark Duncan
Michelle Grynol
Brenda Sterwart
Suzanne Erdelyi
Barbara Cahoon
Steve Landreville
Dan Simcoe



Google Apps – Roland


Documents: Students can upload, download, save, and share online Powerpoint, Word, Excel, and data base files. One unique feature: a group of students can access and edit the same Word or PowerPoint 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.

Participants

Nanette Lonis
Lisa Calsbeck
Nancy Gillies
Carolyn Knowles
Carolyn Berthelet
Doug Palm
Jack Boroditsky
Sharon Ainley
Karen Zilinek
Stewart Smith
Lee Davis
Esme Keith
Cheryl Chaban
Dan Stanier



Curriculum Mapper - Bruce

This session is aimed at teachers who are new to the school this year or those who need help with the Curriculum Mapper software. We will look at creating new maps, editing maps, copying maps from previous years, searching maps, etc. If you have questions, bring them with you.

Participants

Christy Donald
Jenn Bomback
Pierre Joanis



Wikis – Jeff

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! Bring your laptop.

Participants

Christian Jones
Frederick Carsted
David Beyer
Tiziana Patella
Donna Tugby



Digital Photography as an Art and a Science – Barry

Thanks to the technology built into today's digital cameras, taking a picture is as simple as pressing a button. Taking a quality photograph however, requires considerably more effort. In this session we will split our time to introduce the fundamentals of the art of photography (for example composition and lighting), as well as the science of photography (including white balance and crop ratios). We will also introduce the idea of workflow: how to best manage and protect your images from accidental loss.

Participants

Robert Payne
Roberta Mitchell
Craig Campbell
Claudia Rivera
Bariane Van Nieuw Amerongen
Ardith Parker
Darren Johnson
Genevieve Weidman



Frame by Frame/Claymation 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.

Participants

Pam Lockman
Greg Jackson-Davis




Session Descriptions - Block 2

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

SMART Board Level 1- hosted by Lee

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.

Participants

Ardith Parker
Carolyn Berthelet
Karen Zilinek
Cheryl Chaban
Jody Rock
Barbara Cahoon
Steve Landreville
Christian Jones
Dan Stanier
Jock Martin


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.

Participants

Carolyn Knowles
Sharon Ainley
Keri Beauchamp
Sherri Burroughs





Moodle/WebCT & Wikis - eLearning Environments - Phil

*SORRY SESSION IS NOW FULL* - of course, I am available for one on one sessions

Technologies such as Moodle, an e-Learning CMS (Class Management System) and the provincial Senior Years WebCT, allow teachers to meet with their students in the 21st Century world. Moodle provides teachers and students with a learning/sharing environment that can be accessed 24/7. Moodle is a highly adaptable free learning system that allows teachers to set up an electronic learning environment in which students have the opportunity to work independently and cooperatively within the same system.



WebCT/Blackboard

The following courses are available, free of charge, to any teacher wishing to implement web-based courses. Our Phys. Ed department is using WebCT as outlined in an All Staff Meeting earlier this year.

Courses Currently Available for Delivery
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
Basic French (10G)
Drafting (10G)
ELA (10F)
Science (10F)
Social Studies (10F)
Applied Mathematics (20S)
Basic French (20G)
Computer Science (20S)
English Language Arts (20F)
Social Studies (20F)
Pre-Calculus Mathematics (20S)
Science (20F)
Consumer Math (20S)
Accounting (30S)
Agriculture (30S)
Applied Mathematics (30S)
Basic French (30S)
Biology (30S)
Chemistry (30S)
Computer Science (30S)
Consumer Mathematics (30S)
ELA: Comprehensive Focus (30S)
ELA: Literary Focus (30S)
ELA: Transactional Focus (30S)
History (30S)
Physical Education / Health Education (30F)
New!
New!

Physics (30S)
Pre-Calculus Mathematics (30S)
Web Design (35S)
New!
New!

Accounting Systems (40S)
Applied Mathematics (40S)
Basic French (40S)
New!
New!

Biology (40S)
Chemistry (40S)
Computer Science (40S)
Consumer Mathematics (40S)
ELA: Comprehensive Focus (40S)
ELA: Literary Focus (40S)
ELA: Technical Communications (40S)
ELA: Transactional Focus (40S)
Law (40S)
Physical Education / Health Education (40F)
New!
New!

Physics (40S)
Pre-Calculus Mathematics (40S)
World Issues (40S)

This session will outline the differences between the Moodle and WebCT/Blackboard systems and a brief look at why you may want to consider the use of a class Wiki. I wont tell you that the WebCT courses already have assignments, assessments, and projects created for you to use and modify - oops, I told you.

Participants

Christy Donald
Jenn Bomback
Craig Campbell
Claudia Rivera
Genevieve Weidman
Pam Lockman
Nancy Gillies
Kevin Solinsky
Ray Grynol
Peter Brass
Mark Duncan
Michelle Grynol
Suzanne Erdelyi
Mary Ellen Campbell
Kevin Grant
Joyce Riddell
Diane Brueton
John Robinson
Jeff Hull
Tim Hooper
Dean WRight
Marnie Krawec-Verma


Photo Editing Tasks with Picassa – Jeff

Picasa - Picasa is a free Google app that allows you to organize and fix your pictures with ease. It has a vast array of functions that allow you to create everything from movies to screensavers. If you want, bring your digital camera with USB cable. Laptop is optional.

Participants

Pierre Joanis
Robert Payne
Bariane Van Nieuw Amerongen
Darren Johnson
Lisa Calsbeck
Doug Palm
Allan Levine
Darlene Payne
Leanne Ryrie
Carla Brown
Joanne McLeod
Tracey Gluska
Teresa Labossiere
Frederick Carsted



United Streaming – Roland

SJR has a site license for Unitedstreaming 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.

Participants

Roberta Mitchell
Nanette Lonis
Jack Boroditsky
Esme Keith
John Milani
Ryan Kope
Jason Daase
Dan Simcoe
Carolyn Wakeham
Cheryl Kives
Neil Martin




Progress Reports in FAWeb for M/S and S/S Teachers– Bruce

This session will show you how to create progress reports for individual students using FAWEB. As a teacher, you can run the Progress Report in FAWEB to list grade information for your scheduled classes and students. As an advisor, you can run the report for students who are your advisees. You can create a summary report which includes only category averages, final averages, and final marking column grades for each student. You can also create a detailed report which additionally includes assignment grades for each student. This session will also look at exporting grade data into Excel.

Participants

Brenda Sterwart
Dean Mcleod
Ashley Porter


ePearl - Greg JD

This application allows teachers and students to make digital audio recordings in the computer lab. These recordings can be made into part of a collection, portfolio or used for assessment of, for and especially as learning.... EPearl can be used in connection with any subject (specifically oral performance), but it lends itself particularly well to languages (practice oral reading & speaking), literature (prose or poetry readings or recitals) and music (vocal or instrumental). It is easy and fun to use, but it also provides an opportunity for self-regulated learning: external image cycle_1.jpg

  • How can we keep track of what we've learned?
  • How can we think about the way in which we learn, reach conclusions about it and improve our skills over time?
  • Who is driving our own learning processes?
  • How are these skills transferred to life outside the classroom?

The Research
Research evidence has established the value of portfolios as a way to capture students' metacognitive processes and evidence of learning. Two decades of evidence has also indicated the importance of developing students' self-regulatory skills - the cycle of Forethought, Performance and Self-reflection - both for successful school learning as well as for self-directed learning in adulthood. Self-regulation, research tells us, is a LIFE SKILL.

Greg will be sharing the basic how-to of ePearl, his experiences with it and insights on the impact of ePearl use on his students.
Bring your laptop.

Participants

Stewart Smith
Amanda Alexander
David Beyer
Tiziana Patella
Donna Tugby




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