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  PowerPoint to Enhance Student Projects
I’m sure your kids love using PowerPoint - it’s a great motivator!  But what is the best way to integrate it as a student project when PowerPoint is so aligned to bulleting fact after fact?  Not much higher level thinking going on it that situation!  This session will explore two main features.  First, features that will make PowerPoint more interactive as a student product.  Secondly, projects ideas will be discussed that will help boost student levels of thought to a higher level when using PowerPoint.  Even if you already use PowerPoint in your classroom, you’ll learn new tricks and get ideas for next year!
 
Date:
June 3, 2010
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff  
Skill level:
 Basic working knowledge of PowerPoint
Instructor:
 Colleen McLain
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Google Tricks of the Trade
Have you heard of everything that Google can do but haven’t had the time to find educational tools?  This session will introduce you to effective Google searching, Google Earth and literature trips, Google Docs for collaborating and sharing documents, and developing quizzes and surveys.  If time, we’ll explore the many other tools Google has to offer.
Date:
 June 7, 2010
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Colleen McLain
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Internet Safety
There are many things to be concerned about when online.  This session will look at keeping our students safe.  We will explore Internet safety, cyber bullying, social media (personal learning networks such as Twitter, bookmarking sites), and think about our own lab use practices
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Date:
 June 8, 2010
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Colleen McLain
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Blogs and Podcasts
Have you heard about blogs and podcasts but don’t know what they are or how to make one?  This session is for you!  Blogging and podcasting are great ways to get your kids engaged in classroom curriculum.  This session will explore both blogs and podcasts.  We will also go through the steps of setting up both for your classroom.  You’ll leave knowing how to use both in your classroom next year.
Date:
 June 9, 2010
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Colleen McLain
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Tech Projects for the Non-Tech Teacher
Do you feel like you are the non-tech teacher (the digital immigrant) in a classroom full of techies as students (the digital native)? Even if you are comfortable with technology, but just want a few more ideas, this session will introduce you to interactive websites that can be used for student products.  Some examples include Voice Thread, Animoto, wikis and Skype.
Date:
 June 10, 2010
Time:
 1:00 - 5:00
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Colleen McLain
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

 
  
SMART Notebook 10 Review
Did you know there are many, many backgrounds, grids, interactive tools and images associated with Notebook?  No?  Do you need just a review of Notebook 10?  This session is for you!  Come get a review of all the educational resources Notebook alone has to offer.  An overview of Notebook and all its features will be explored.
Date:
 June 21, 2010
Time:
 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Colleen McLain
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

  
Audio and Video with Notebook
So you know a bit about Notebook; you use it instructionally and feel comfortable with it.  But what other instructional features are available to take your use to the next level?  This Mini Session will explore the addition of audio with Audacity and video using the SMART Recorder.  This session will also explore many creative ways of getting your students involved in developing these uses!  Some of these include recording student tutorials, electronic portfolios, or assessment ideas.  As a side note, once you know how to record in Audacity, you will be able to embed audio in PowerPoint or even develop a podcast!
Date:
 June 23, 2010
Time:
 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 All levels
Instructor:
 Colleen McLain
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

 
Excel Basics        
Are you needing to extend your knowledge with Excel, but don’t even know where to start?  This session is for you!  This session will begin by introducing the basics of Excel, the format and how/why you would use a spreadsheet.
Date:
 June 28, 2010
Time:
 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 Beginner with Excel
Instructor:
 Jim Meckel
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

 
Intermediate Excel        
Are you needing to extend your knowledge with Excel, but don’t even know where to start?  This session is for you!  This session will begin by introducing the basics of Excel, the format and how/why you would use a spreadsheet.
Date:
 June 29, 2010
Time:
 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Location:
 CHS room 202
Participants:
 All staff
Skill level:
 Basics of Excel should be known
Instructor:
 Jim Meckel
Credit options:
 1/4 salary credit hour; NO graduate credit available

 




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