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Friday, March 20, 2009

CUE Afterparty!

Here are some of the great sites we heard about today.

gcast.com (podcasting) make a podcast from your phone!

lookybook.com = online picture books, full color pages

classtools.net = tons of cool tools, random name picker (instead of using sticks), watches, venn diagrams

online-stopwatch.com = tons of different visual time keepers, egg mouse, clock etc.

xtranormal.com = make your own animated video by typing in a dialogue

uen.org/k12student = tons of links to fun games for kids organized by subject and grade

igoogle = make your own google homepage- click on more, then even more

storystarter

Saturday, March 07, 2009

CUE 2009


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Friday, August 22, 2008

Aug. Staff Development Day 2008

Staff Development Goal: Build Community
Give teachers tools to help students learn
Through Reflection, Planning and Practice

AGENDA for Aug. 27th
8:30 State of School-Lauren

9:00 Opening Activity- Eva's Presentation
Share a new learning experience you had this summer.
How did you handle challenges: ask experts, read&research, trial and error?
Text CAST 563 and your message to 41411 or Answer on the web with Poll Everywhere

9:30 Building Community
Intro to Google Docs-Eva
Set up Google Accounts - Krista Possible Upgrade Safari/OS
New Technology Examples-Clark's Blog

10:15 Research/Reflection Click here to join this activity.
Jigsaw- Expert Groups Define, List Technology to Support and give Activity Examples (25 min)
Share in Grade Level groups and Rate Yourself (30 min)
Staff Survey-#1 Characteristic to Improve: Vote with Poll Everywhere (text or blog ) (10min)

11:30 LUNCH-Regroup for PLCs based on survey

12:45 PLC Planning-Fill out IDPs using Google Docs

1:30 UA Management
-Discussion/Brainstorm Solutions and Activities
Next Steps
October Staff Development based on Staff Survey Results
Morning-New Science Training
Afternoon-Small Group Choice:
AR Management-Maggie
ActivBoards (2sessions:beg./adv)-Nancy/Marcia
Benchmark Testing-Terri
Flip Cameras and new technologies-Krista
Curriculum integration (data driven instr.)-Cheryl

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Help Desk

Friday, August 01, 2008

Poll Everywhere

Sunday, December 02, 2007

CLMS

http://pbs,org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds

Built in Tools Meeting Diverse Learner Needs
apple.com/education/accessibility

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Please take this survey!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Tech Requests & Work Orders 07-08

Make a post here if you have technology problems in your room. Be sure to include your name, rm# and sn# of the computer that is not behaving.

Also post here if you have any technology requests (like another student station or a tripod, etc.) or if you have any technology you would like to give away, trade, etc.

To make a comment, just click on Other and enter your name. Then hit submit comment.
Remember this is public domain, and anyone can read your comment.

Happy Teching!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

PLC Celebrations

Share Out groups are as follows:
Group 1: Peggy, Carly, Cara, Michelle, Maggie, Maria

Group 2: Carol S., Stephanie, Krista, Susan, CC, Kristin G.,

Group 3: Ila, Nancy D., Kelly, Marcia, Carmen, Terri

Group 4: Suzanne, Andrea, Kristin F., Nancy J. Rebecca, Carol G.

Each team will have 5-10 min to share what they have learned through their PLC over the past few months.
Share how your teaching and your students' learning has been impacted, any ahas you have or hurdles you conquered.

After everyone has shared...
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PLC Celebrations

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Staff Development Survey

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

CUE 2007 Palm Springs

I am sure that everyone would agree with me that going to CUE as a tech team was an amazing experience! I hope that everyone will make sure to give a big thank you to Lauren for making it happen this year. There were many incredible people speaking at the conference, including Chris Walsh who did some amazing things with Google, Ted Lai ( I can't say enough about him and Podcasting), author/illustrator Peter Reynolds was inspiring and charismatic and our own Eva Wagner with her mom Deborah Ferguson! We had some great opportunities to connect with other leaders and learn about new cools tips and tricks.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

OC CUE


OC CUE was a lot of fun.
I had a good turn out for my Movie Magic class and a small turnout for Top 10 sites for Kids but I was happy that I showed great sites no one had heard of before.

I also attended a session on United Streaming and there are a lot of new features and a Teacher Center that I would have never known about or thought to use in my class. They also have a network available called the DEN (Discovery Educator's Network) that is a free sign-up and gives you access to teacher made powerpoints using videos, plus opportunities to meet and brainstorm with other educators.

It was great to have Woodland represent! 7 of our teachers went and will hopefully share their experience with you. We made out with a good share of the prizes as well, including an AlphaSmart, Laker Tickets, a pen drive and more!:)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Technology in the Classroom

Our Nov. 1 staff development will focus on demonstrations of technology in the classroom and completing our 2nd project for Level 1 Test Out. Please read the comments to find out more about the presentations being offered.

Please Click here to take our survey to help us detemine which presentations you would most like to see.

Here are the current PLC groups for the afternoon of Nov. 1
Nov. PLCs
Websites
1. Maggie
2. Terri
3. Ila
4. Kristin Guy
5. Lucia
6. Carol G
7. Nancy D.

1. Pina
2. Maria
3. Peggy
4. Elisa
5. Andrea
6. Susan
7. Carol S.

PowerPoints
1. Rebecca
2. Francine
3. Kristin Fredrikkson
4. Wolf
5. Lauren

1. Jang
2. Theresa
3. Michelle
4. Stephanie
5. Cara

1. Carmen
2. Carly
3. Ordaz
4. Kelly

Webpage

Access Teacher Web Builder
 Edit profile
 Manage home page
 Add page user
 Add/remove schools
 Use RTF (Rich Text Format)
 Use Templates
 Add Pages
 Create a link
 Add Event
 Add Photo
 Add document
 Add link
 Add assignment & homework
 Edit/Remove pages
 Change page orders
 Use folders
 Use menu settings
 Use calendar settings
 Manage components
 Manage events

Powerpoint

NMUSD classroom Level I Certification Requirements
Revised 8/25/06 4
Define presentation and multimedia terms
 Create, open, modify and save presentations
 Define available tools (drawing, text, etc.)
 Use available tools (drawing, text, etc.)
 Use templates or wizards to create a new presentation
 Add new slides or cards
 Insert text, format text
 Change bullets and remove bullets
 Add text box
 Use the toolbars or menus to apply formatting changes
 Insert clip art or digitized pictures
 Add and delete slides
 Change slide or card design
 Navigate using scrollbar, slide sorter, menu, key commands, etc.
 Switch between different page views
 Rearrange the order of slides or cards
 Apply backgrounds (modify, pattern backgrounds, and remove background elements) and objects
appropriately
 Incorporate sound
 Record sound and insert in presentation
 Defines different image types (TIFF, GIF, JPG)
 Connect, configure and troubleshoot peripheral devices for presentation
 Create and edit navigational buttons to move through presentation
 Design presentation so that navigation through presentation is clear and easy to understand
 Apply transitions and effects to slides or cards
 Incorporate hypertext links (Link to the Internet, email, etc)
 Incorporate animations from library
 Incorporate movies from library
 Incorporate clip art from other sources (web, scanner, etc.)
 Organize presentation resources in a folder on the desktop or server
 Edit clip art
 Demonstrate understanding of basic design elements (Color, design, space, and composition)
 Print slides
 Print using advanced printing options
 Print handouts that enhance instructional objectives (Outlines, notes, etc.)
 Describe the educational uses of presentation software
 Organize information in a clear, consistent way for the viewer
 Create cards or slides using effective design to enhance communication
 Use appropriate background and text colors to ensure clarity and readability

Video

Import video
 Build a storyboard/timeline
 Apply themes (if applicable)
 Edit clips
 Add photos to movie
 Add titles and text
 Add transitions
 Add a soundtrack
 Add audio
 Adjust the length of audio
 Adjust the volume of audio
 Save movie
 Export movie