1:10 pm Training
Next Thursday, the Academy’s Academic Technology Team will be running a 4 hour training session for all St. Johnsbury Academy faculty. 18 sessions spanning 11 different topics will be taught. Here they are:
Google Sites – Level 1:
Google sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it’s just yourself, your class, or your whole organization. You can even publish Sites to the world. The Google Sites web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.
Google Sites – Level 2:
This session review setting up a google website and will cover adding links to websites, uploaded google documents and google surveys to google sites, as well as embedding Picasa picture slideshows.
Sound Recording – Audacity – Level 1:
This session will cover the very basics of audacity: recording a sound file, exporting it as an mp3, and sending it as an email attachment. This session will not cover any editing.
Custom Websites from Scratch – Level 1:
Putting content online is easy and straightforward. This class will walk you through the steps of putting a website online, all the way from purchasing a domain name to configuring your own personal webspace. No prior technical web skills are required.
Alternatives to PowerPoint:
Are you seeking a different multi media form of presenting? Are you tired of seeing similar PowerPoints again and again? Come explore the world of Prezi and learn how this unique form of multimedia presenting can enhance student productivity and creativity.
Discover how Edmodo can be used to generate student discussions, enhance participation, and organize teacher generated assignments. This classroom forum site is free and allows teachers to manage and maintain student work through and online setting.
Google Docs – Level 1:
This session introduces the basics of Google Docs, including creating new documents, uploading existing documents from your computer, basic formatting, sharing documents with others, downloading documents, and publishing your documents to the web.
Find out more about what the portal can do. This session will reintroduce you to the basics of the portal, such as what you can access from dashboard, using the calendar to post a timeline for assignments, and how to post resources for your classes to access. Collect papers over the portal using the dropbox, give quizzes online, and set up discussion boards for your students to continue class discussions at home.
Learn the basics of how to get a movie from the recording phase all the way through basic editing and exporting to DVD or file.
Working with projectors, adapters, and cables:
We’ll cover how to get a video projection system setup, and tips on how to keep it running smoothly.
Digital Image Portfolio Options:
While digital portfolios of visual images are an ever-present reality for artists, art students and art instructors, they can also be used to organize and archive student class work, visuals of your class and extra-curricular activity processes for your own professional portfolio and publication needs, and to organize and store any kind of digital image for any purpose. This workshop will be concerned with the following devices and applications: digital camera, memory card, scanner, card reader – either built into computer or portable, MacBook, Preview (image application), storage devices and other storage options. We’ll work with image recording, sorting, editing, resizing,and saving.
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