SJR Learners PD Day - May 6, 2011


Coffee at 8:15-8:40

Morning Activities:


8:45 - 9:45 SJR Learners - Google Docs for Education Setup and Overview


SJR Learners - Google Apps for Education Session - to make sure all faculty know how to access the SJR Learners accounts, set-up and test forwarding email to your GroupWise account and have an overview of some of the tools available for your teaching and classroom work.

What is the difference between Google Docs and Google Apps for Education? What is SJR Learners? How do I access these resources?

  • Collaboration Test Be careful not to over write the contents of another participant. We will all have our own colour of block as your cursor moves around the different spreadsheet cells.
  • Grade 6 Example - Phil and Jeff Only

Senior School Meet - Senior School Lab
Middle School Faculty - Middle School Lab


9:45 - 10:15 21st Century Learner and Technology Discussion


Senior School Meet - Senior School Lab
Middle School Faculty - Middle School Lab



15 minute break - 10:15 - 10:30



General Resources:

  • 101 Free Tech Tools - please select the first link in the download section of this link. I also have a copy that can fit on a USB key.
  • 5 Web Tools Video - 20 minute video featuring 5 wonderful tools, including Wordle (Word Clouds)



10:30 -12:00 Break Out Sessions - you have been asked to select one of these topics below. You may decide that you want to continue exploring the same topic in the afternoon, or select a different option for the afternoon session.



PD for Teachers (Like Students Do It) - Potential breakout sessions on how to harness Educational Technology (Ed Tech) tools in your teaching:


12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch

Afternoon Activities



1:00-2:30 - Break Out Sessions - you have been asked to select one of these topics listed above. You may decide that you want to continue exploring the same topic you were involved in this morning, or select a different option for the afternoon session.





2:30-2:45 - Break



2:45-3:45 Department Ed Tech Time

Department time to focus on a specific technology - Moodle, Web Tools such as Google Docs for Education, SMART Boards etc... or Software package that you just have not had the time to explore as a department.

Department Heads - please let Phil or Jeff know in advance of what sort of supports you may need for this block of time. Please provide a summary of the session to your respective principals.