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I very much enjoyed running our recent workshops on Google Sites and Audacity. It prompted me to review some features I had not used for a while in both systems, as well as to get familiar with new features and new aspects of both systems. I saw that there was a newer version of Audacity, which we will need to update on our Newell Hall macbooks, and I got more familiar with google drive. (I do still need to run a massive backup to make sure that all of my data is in google drive, as well as backed up on an external hard drive.)
The response to the workshops seemed to be positive. My department has asked several follow-up questions in the past several days, and I’ve worked with several people one-on-one for google site and portal refreshers, on google drive, and even hooking up a projector.
My main goal for myself as a member of this group this semester is to continue to be a “go-to” person for my department for a range of tech issues, and to improve my own knowledge in any areas that could be of use to my department.
Obviously, making the most effective use of our ipads will be a challenge for all of us this year. So far, Delsie Gandia has been a leader in exploring new apps and functionality of the ipad that could be useful in language classrooms, and I will continue to rely on her and the valuable research she is doing for all of us. (Thank you, Delsie!) I’m looking for a way for our dept. to share ipad tips and apps in the most efficient way possible. I’m thinking starting a google doc of ideas would be good, but I’m open to other ways to share.
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