We can in-service your staff on integrating technology into your CURRENT curriculum. Choose from the list of workshops below, or let us design sessions specific to the needs of your staff and your curriculum.
As teachers, we understand what teachers need, and we know how to deliver the message.
SMARTBoard ~ "What's It Good For Anyway?"
- Best Practices
The morning's presentation-style session, "What's It Good For Anyway?" will include a multitude of ideas on how to successfully incorporate the SMARTBoard into your classroom. From classroom management tools, to time saving tips, to interactive lesson ideas, this workshop will help you understand the capabilities of this awesome piece of classroom technology beyond being a glorified whiteboard.
SMARTBoard ~ "Show Me How To Make That!"
This afternoon SMARTBoard session, "Show Me How To Make That!" will be a hands-on step-by-step session to teach the components of the SMART Notebook 10 software. Don't let another day go by wishing you knew how to use your board more effectively.
Join us for a session that will feature advanced SMARTBoard implementation ideas. We'll show you some of the latest features and ideas on how they can be implemented. Transform the way you teach by putting even more "WOW!" into your SMART Lessons.
*This session is for participants who have had extensive experience with SMARTBoard applications and are ready to move to a more sophisticated level of implementation.
SMARTBoard ~ Make and Take
This new session style will literally be a "workshop". Join us for a completely hands-on session to work on lessons, classroom management tools, independent learning activities, and games. This is a great workshop for you if you have already been using the SMARTBoard software, attended some of our SMARTBoard training, and are ready to create some exciting activities to use on your SMARTBoard with our assistance. Don't worry; we will also be giving you fresh new ideas and some templates as well! Bring your instructional materials to make the absolute most out of this session!
10 Ways to Get SMARTer
We are excited to feature 10 of our favorite SMARTBoard implementation ideas. We’ll show you some of the latest features and ideas and how they can be implemented. Transform the way you teach by putting even more “WOW!” into your SMART lessons. Hands-on time will be provided to allow you to try them out!
*This is the perfect session for educators who have already attended our SMARTBoard trainings and need some new ideas or a little refresher course.
Podcasting 101 - School
Podcasting has never been easier OR cheaper than through the use of Audacity and Audioboo. These two great resources are FREE! The first portion of this workshop will teach you the basics of using Audacity to create an mp3 file. The second portion will cover steps needed to turn your newly created mp3 file into a podcast that can be posted online for student, parent, and community subscribers. Join us for this fun and easy-to-follow workshop. you will need to have access to an email account during this session. If you cannot access your email from outside your school, we can show you how to easily register for a Gmail account during this session.
Picture This - Digital Storytelling/Reporting
Using the free downloadable application, Photostory 3, we will share ideas and student created projects to give you ideas on how to use this powerful piece of technology with your students. After a brief demonstration of what this software can do, we will take participants step-by-step through creating a "digital story' of their own.
Let's Make a Movie with
Maybe you didn't know it, but you have the power to bring your students' work to life using the FREE software that is ALREADY on your computer. Not sure if you have Moviemaker on your computer? Check. It comes standard with Windows. We will guide you through using this program with a hands-on step-by-step workshop. you will be amazed at the student-produced work after allowing them to use this program for digital storytelling, alternative assessments, audio/visual books, and a multitude of other integration ideas including its use with United Streaming.
Google Magic - Using Google Apps
in the Classroom
Did you know that Google offers a number of FREE tools that can enhance what you teach? Through the use of Google Docs, you can have students work collaboratively from any computer to effectively generate documents, spreadsheets and spreadsheets. We can also show you how to use Google Forms to create an online test that students can take from any computer.
iPads in the Classroom - Apps to
Do you own an iPad? Do you WANT to own an iPad but need an excuse to make the purchase? It is all in the name of what's best for kids right? Attend this session and we will show you numerous free and low budget apps that will engage your students and promote interactive learning in your classroom via the iPad.
10 Ways to Shake It Up!
Are you stuck in a rut? Do you feel like your students are less than enthused with your class? We will count them down...10 ways we have integrated technology into our classrooms just to shake things up. These ideas are easy to use and will cost your district little or nothing to implement. Student examples will be shown for a full understanding of how to put tech into your current curriculum and make it exciting for you and your students. Bring us your questions and we will answer them. (We are idea people...not to mention a great mother-daughter team!) Start shaking your lessons up THIS FALL!
EZ Web Design
Are you ready to take your classroom to the internet?
Have you always wanted a website, but felt overwhelmed by the HTML codes, and "geek speak"?
If so, we will navigate you through a FREE website that will allow you to set up your webpage without a school server or tech coordinator. If you can edit a document, you can create a simple website during this session for FREE!
***The only thing you will for this session is access to your email.