November 14, 2011

*Coffee at 8:15-8:40

Morning Activities:


Welcome to SJR's "Cloud Computing Tools" - Living in the Internet


8:45 - 9:30 - NetClassroom - What is NetClassroom?
Aside from SJR Learners - Google Apps for Education, SJR's Education Cloud - is also composed of FAWeb (Faculty Access for the Web), NetClassroom, the School's Website, and related records systems. What does that mean for me as a classroom teacher?

  • NetClassroom Demonstration
  • Q and A
  • FAWeb Questions - Report Cards are coming - need to check "rounding settings"

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


9:30 - 10:15 - SJR Learners - Google Apps for Education Session - an overview and practice time of some of the tools available for your teaching and classroom work.

Specific topics to be addressed in this session:
  • Creating surveys
  • Presentations - new features when using Chrome
  • Calendar Feature
  • Aviary - Photo Tool in Learners
  • Class Groups - Jeff and Phil have to setup
  • Document Organization - filter, search, store, organize
  • email organization suggestions


Resources



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


*15 minute break - 10:15 - 10:30

General Educations Technology Resources:

You may want to review these three resources prior to selecting an activity in the next section.
  • 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)
  • 30 Tools in 50 Minutes Webinar - Good overview of some great web tools - start at about the 5 minute mark to pass the introductions. The focus is not the tool, how these tools can spice things up.



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.


The Registration Form for the Break Out Sessions is located at the bottom of this page




Education Technology Tools - how to resources and time to help you harness Educational Technology (Ed Tech) tools in your teaching:

  • Video Making - Process of recording, downloading, and creating a short video. Session to be held in the Middle School Computer Lab - Morning Session Only

  • SMART Board New Users - Just curious about what how it works and how it could be used in my classroom Session to be held in Roland Buduhan's Lab - Resource Site - This Session will take place in the morning only **

  • SMART Board User Sharing Group - Intermediate level (you have been using a SMART Board for at least a year)
    • Chance for teachers to share their learning with each other. Location TBA
    • - Resource Site

  • iPads in Education - A Game Changer? Session being held in Library Hands on session - the primary audience is for Senior School faculty, but Middle school teachers are welcome. There will be a repeat session in the afternoon - only Senior School as Middle School faculty have different PD options in the afternoon.

    • tablet computing
    • features of the iPad
    • setting up "cloud" features
    • SJR iPad Cart apps
    • Q and A

OR

Self Directed Learning and Time to Explore

You may want to join up with your peers to share in these activities


  • Ted Talks - Suggest Links
  • Teachers Choice - is there a topic not mentioned above you need time to explore? Video tutorials have been created by a variety of people to assist you with use of new emerging Internet technologies. The tutorials have been divided into specific software applications. The software is for personal or class use.



12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch

Afternoon Activities - Senior School Only

- Middle School will be participating in different PD 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.

or



iPads in Education - A Game Changer? Session being held in Library
Hands on session - repeat of the morning session


2:30-2:45 - Break



2:45-3:45 Dig a Little Deeper

  • Time to explore one of the topics you were involved in during the day.
  • Phil will be in the lab to answer questions or help plan follow-up activites.
  • iPads will be available for use in the Senior School Lab

Registration Form for the Break Out Sessions - a link if you prefer