Summer Professional Development - Laptops for Learning
August 24, 2011 - 7th Grade Teachers
*Need: Headsets and Voicethread accounts

August 24, 2011 Agenda


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9:00
Miscomm-puter-Communication with VoiceThread
10:00
New Equipment
10:30
Stations
12:00
Lunch Onsite
12:30
PowerSchool Studio Introduction
1:30
Laptop Tools to Support Instruction
2:00
Professional Development Needs Mindmeister
3:00
Next stop... students with laptops!

1. Misscomm-puter-Communication with Voicethread

Join a VoiceThread and tell us about your most embarasing mishap using a computer.

Try this link to join the VoiceThread.

What is a VoiceThread?

What is Ed.VoiceThread?

2. New Equipment

New technology tools!
  • Projectors
  • Document Cameras: one per team
  • Video Cameras - 1 per team
  • Cameras - available in sets for check-out

3. Stations

Station Groups

Group 1: Carol, Dave, Sue, Deb, Elizabeth
Group 2: Matt, Kelly, Sara, Ross, Katie

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Station One:
Introduction to Open Office - Learn how to use the program many students use for word processing.
Open Offie Cheat Sheet.odt


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Station Two:
Apple Wikis - Learn to use our in-house wikis to communicate with students and to provide publishing opportunities for students.
A useful wiki about Apple wikis - click here.

4. Laptop Tools to Support Instruction

Zoom, Screen Capture, QuickTime

5. Professional Development Needs Mindmeister

Join our MindMeister mind map and brainstorm ideas for future professional development!