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Mobile Technology SMART Technologies

Piecing Together Technology Skills to Develop the 21st Century Learner


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Important Dates :

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December 15, 2011 (Thursday)

Workshops for Certified and Classified Staff Begin

January 23, 2012 (Monday)

Workshops End

April 27, 2012 (Friday)

Spring Workshop Recommendations: Workshops For Certified Staff (CE) Workshops For Classified Staff (CL) Workshops For Specific Groups (G) **Use this to determine which workshops best support your job role. You will see these abbreviations listed by each workshop description.

Who to Contact With Questions: Elizabeth Kohut

ekohut@richlandone.org

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Technology Workshops for Spring 2012

Tuesday, January 24 9:30am-11:30am Google's Picasa and Picasa Web Albums

(CE) (CL) SAB - Rm. 102 In this workshop, learn how to import, organize, edit, upload, and share digital photos using Google's free software editing tools called Picasa and Picasa Web Albums. Participants are asked to come to the training already set up with a Google user Account. This can be set up at www.google.com. Wednesday, January 25 4:30pm-7:30pm Web 2.0 Presentation Tools

(CE) (CL) Olympia Lab E-05 Are you looking for a different type of Presentation tool that moves beyond Power Point? In this session, you will be introduced to and have an opportunity to explore free Web 2.0 tools such as Prezi, Voice Thread, Live Binders, Animoto, Slidestory, and Post Card FM. Learn how these tools can make your presentations come alive!

Thursday, January 26 9:30am-11:30am Google's Picasa and Picasa Web Albums

(CE) (CL) Waverley 112 In this workshop, learn how to import, organize, edit, upload, and share digital photos using Google's free software editing tools called Picasa and Picasa Web Albums. Participants are asked to come to the

training already set up with a Google user Account. This can be set up at www.google.com.

Thursday, January 26 4:30pm-7:30pm Apps For Educators

(CE) Olympia Lab E-09 Apps for educators! Connect, communicate, collaborate, and create using mobile devices and other tools to enhance learning. During this workshop, we will explore a variety of tools to utilize for personal organization and student learning. We will focus on the iPod, iPhone, & iPad Apps so be sure to bring your mobile device of choice.

Tuesday, January 31 4:30pm-6:30pm Nook eReaders: Ways to Successfully Implement These Devices in the Media Center

(G) Olympia Lab E-05 This workshop is for INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS AND MEDIA ASSISTANTS ONLY! Let's spend some time going over our Nook eReader guidelines and share some effective ways to use these devices in our Media programs. 7 computers. This workshop will focus on showing you how to crate a digital story using this specific software version.

Wednesday, February 1 4:30pm-7:30pm Advanced PowerPoint: Focus on Multimedia and Transitions

(CE) (CL) Olympia Lab E-05 This class will assist those who have a base knowledge and understanding of

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creating a PowerPoint presentation, but now want to learn some of the fun bells and whistles that turn any PowerPoint in to an enhanced multimedia presentation. From this class you will learn how to modify the look of your presentation, add transitions between slides, include custom and built in animation techniques, add background sound, embed video clips, and hyperlink documents to text within your PowerPoint presentation.

Wednesday, February 1 4:30pm-7:30pm SMART Table—Introduction

(CE) Olympia Lab E-09 This workshop will introduce you to SMART Technology's SMART Table interactive learning center. Come and see how this multi-touch, multiuser product can be used independently or integrated with other SMART Products. This class will include: What is the SMART Table, how to set it up, how to find lessons, how to create your own lessons, and how to use the SMART Table with other SMART Products.

Tuesday, February 2 4:30pm-7:30pm iPads in the Classroom - The Game Changer in Education

(CE) Olympia Lab E-09 There is endless educational possibilities for iPads as instructional devices. The iPad changes the way teachers, students, & administrators access the web, share media, and learn on the go. This workshop will cover the initial setup of the iPad, how to add content, how to utilize iTunes U, and how to find the best Apps available. We will take time to explore Apps focused on productivity, media and presentation development along with a general idea of

how the iPad can be utilized in the various content areas such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and science. An overview of cutting edge 1:1 programs and mobile learning in the classroom will also be included.

Tuesday, February 7 9:00am-11:00am Google Docs

(CE) (CL) Waverley 112 Learn about Google's web-based suite of productivity tools. See how you can use these products to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations as well as learn how to create forms, which can be used to collect survey responses.

Wednesday, February 8, 15, 22 3:30pm-5:30pm (same time for all 3 workshops) SMART Level One — Parts 1, 2, and 3

(CE) Hopkins Elementary Room 703 This three-session Level One SMART Certification is for any interested teachers. For successful completion, you are required to attend all three sessions. Level One Certification covers Getting Started, Ink Aware, Basic Design in Notebook Software, Creating Interactive Lesson Activities, and Additional Resources for SMART. Hands-on practice will be included.

Thursday, February 9 4:30pm-7:30pm SMART Level One—Pt 1 and 2

(CE) Hand Middle School Lab 310 in Media Center This two-session Level One SMART Certification is for any interested teachers. For successful completion, you are required to attend both sessions. Level One Certification covers

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Getting Started, Ink Aware, Basic Design in Notebook Software, Creating Interactive Lesson Activities, and Additional Resources for SMART. Hands-on practice will be included.

Tuesday, February 14 Session A: 8:30am-10:00am eChalk Next Steps Training for District Level Departments and Consultants

(G) Olympia Lab E-05 This workshop is for eChalk users who have a Group Page on the district eChalk site. This session is not designed for school-based eChalk Site Managers, Site Administrators, or classroom teachers. This workshop is recommended for those who have completed the introductory, district office eChalk site, group page training and would like to learn how to add additional members to their group, embed multimedia items such as photos and videos, add widgets, and other advanced features to their department page.

Tuesday, February 14 Session B: 10:30am-12:00pm eChalk Next Steps Training for District Level Departments and Consultants

(G) Olympia Lab E-05 This workshop is for eChalk users who have a Group Page on the district eChalk site. This session is not designed for school-based eChalk Site Managers, Site Administrators, or classroom teachers. This workshop is recommended for those who have completed the introductory, district office eChalk site, group page training and would like to learn how to add additional members to their group, embed multimedia items such as photos and videos, add widgets,

and other advanced features to their department page.

Thursday, February 16 4:30pm-7:30pm iPads in the Classroom - The Game Changer in Education

(CE) Alcorn Middle Media Center There is endless educational possibilities for iPads as instructional devices. The iPad changes the way teachers, students, & administrators access the web, share media, and learn on the go. This workshop will cover the initial setup of the iPad, how to add content, how to utilize iTunes U, and how to find the best Apps available. We will take time to explore Apps focused on productivity, media and presentation development along with a general idea of how the iPad can be utilized in the various content areas such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and science. An overview of cutting edge 1:1 programs and mobile learning in the classroom will also be included.

Tuesday, February 21 4:30pm-7:30pm Interactive Video Conferencing: Planning a Successful Video Conference - Part I

(CE) (CL) Columbia High Video Conf Rm Break down the walls of your classroom! Build collaborations by integrating interactive video conferencing into your standards-based lessons. These workshops will show you how to develop lessons that will increase interaction and enthusiasm in your classroom.

Tuesday, February 26 3:45pm-6:45pm SMART Make It/Take It: Multimedia 5


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iPads: A Getting Started Guide

Brennen Elementary Come and join us for a hands-on workshop! During this session, you will create lessons that are based on your grade level standards. Please bring your curriculum, and/ or standards as we will showcase various ideas for creating interactive lessons using SMART Notebook software. This session will provide time for you to collaborate and create lessons to use in your classroom. This particular session will focus primarily on the multimedia aspects of Notebook software. Participants will be shown how to embed videos in Notebook pages, use the SMART Video Player, the SMART Recorder, and the Page Recorder, link voice recordings and sound files to objects, and leave with lessons to take back to their classrooms. Important Note: It is strongly recommended that you complete SMART Level One Certification prior to taking this workshop. You will need a sound basic knowledge of how to use the SMART Board to benefit from this workshop. This is not a beginning level SMART Board workshop.

(CE) (CL)

Wednesday, February 22 4:30pm-6:30pm Google's Picasa and Picasa Web Albums

(CE) (CL) Olympia Lab E-05 In this workshop, learn how to import, organize, edit, upload, and share digital photos using Google's free software editing tools called Picasa and Picasa Web Albums. Participants are asked to come to the training already set up with a Google user Account. This can be set up at www.google.com.

Thursday, February 23 4:30pm-7:30pm

Olympia Lab E-09 This workshop is designed for the novice ipad user. Participants will be shown how to use some of the basic features of the iPad to support personal productivity and organization. Please note that iPads will not be provided for use during this workshop; however, iPod Touch devices are very similar and will be available.

Tuesday, February 28 4:30pm-7:30pm iPods in the Classroom: A Getting Started Guide

CE) Olympia Lab E-09 Apple’s i0S platform allows educators to incorporate many of the iPod touch devices and the iPad features seamlessly into their classroom for learning. There are hundreds of software applications that can help teachers and students stay organized, be creative, and study. It can play videos downloaded from the Internet. It can display photos and images, including PowerPoint slides. iPod touch can access any website, and there are sites specially made for the device. The participants will learn all of this along with tips and tricks for using iPod touch and iPads in education.

Wednesday, February 29 4:00pm-6:00pm StreamlineSC Administration

(G) Olympia Lab E-05 FOR STREAMLINESC ACCOUNT ADMINISTRATORS ONLY! Learn how to clean up your school's StreamlineSC accounts and manage user accounts. Tips for troubleshooting, sending out user names and passwords, etc. will be covered. Please note: This workshop is only for those who have an administrative access account in StreamlineSC, such as ITS'.

Tuesday, March 6 4:00pm-7:00pm 6


SMART Make It, Take It Lesson Activity Toolkit

(CE)

to explore such free Web 2.0 tools as ToonDoo, Kerpoof, Voki EDU, Blabberize, and Xtranormal.

Caughman Road—Lab 117 Come and join us for a hands-on workshop! During this session, you will create lessons that are based on your grade level standards. Please bring your curriculum, and/or standards as we will showcase various ideas for creating interactive lesson using the SMART Notebook software. This session will provide time for you to collaborate and create lessons for use in your classroom. This particular session will focus primarily on the creation of game templates created in SMART Notebook software to be used to review key classroom concepts. Participants will also be shown how to create interactive lessons using templates from the Lesson Activity Toolkit fund in the SMART Notebook Software Gallery. Important Note: It is strongly recommended that you complete SMART Level One Certification prior to taking this workshop. You will need a sound basic knowledge of how to use the SMART Board to benefit from this workshop. This is not a beginning level SMART Board workshop.

Wednesday, March 7 4:30pm-7:30pm Web 2.0 Animation and Comic Creation

(CE) (CL) Olympia Lab E-05 Want to add more “flare” to your classroom lessons and engage students in the learning process? Then, this is the perfect time to learn more about free web-based applications that allow students to create comic books and comic strips, characters, animated movies, and pictures that talk. In this session, you will be introduced to and have an opportunity

Wednesday, March 7 9:00am-11:00am Microsoft Outlook 2010

(CE)(CL) Waverley 112 Participants will learn the basics of using the District's new email client, Microsoft Outlook 2010. Use Outlook email features to send receive, reply to and forward email messages. Find out how to format, track messages and create autosignatures. Learn to attach files to messages and open and save attached files. Discover how to use the calendar feature, manage contacts, create and send appointments and schedule meetings. Participants will be shown how to organize mail in their inbox and create basic "out of the office" rules.

Wednesday, March 7 and 14 4:00pm-7:00pm SMART Level Two pt. 1 and 2 (CE) Columbia High Media Center Calling all collaborators and communicators! Have you heard or seen the words Wiki and Blog but don’t quite know what they are and how they relate to you and your students? Come join us for this 3 hour session as we explore free web based applications that allow you to collaborate and communicate with your colleagues, students, and others around the world.

Thursday, March 8 4:30pm-7:30pm eChalk SM/SA Organization of School Home Page Information and Use of the Layout Manager

(G) Olympia Lab E-05 This workshop is for eChalk Site Mangers or Administrators of School eChalk Sites. The focus of this workshop is to work on the organization of school eChalk home page information including main navigation bars, organizing drop down menus,

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adding quick links to important resources and information, and organizing upcoming events and announcements. A review of how to use the Layout Manager will also be demonstrated.

Thursday, March 8 4:30pm-7:30pm iPod/iPad Project Sharing: The Project Has Been CompletedI.What Comes Next? (CE) Olympia Lab E-09 Once your students have created projects or assignments using mobile devices, what comes next? Learn how to use various tools to share, evaluate, and present creative projects and assignments that your students create using an iPod Touch or iPad. Examples using web-based resources and various apps will include: eChalk Dropbox, Edmodo, Posterous,Virtual Notetaking, various collaboration tools and more.

Tuesday, March 13 4:30pm-6:30pm Microsoft Outlook 2010

(CE) (CL) Waverley 112 Participants will learn the basics of using the District's new email client, Microsoft Outlook 2010. Use Outlook email features to send receive, reply to and forward email messages. Find out how to format, track messages and create auto-signatures. Learn to attach files to messages and open and save attached files. Discover how to use the calendar feature, manage contacts, create and send appointments and schedule meetings. Participants will be shown how to organize mail in their inbox and create basic "out of the office" rules.

Wednesday, March 14 4:30pm-7:30pm Understanding Digital Photography

Olympia Lab E-05 This workshop will focus on helping individuals become better digital photographers by understanding composition, lighting and camera controls. Digital cameras will be provided for use during this training session. Thursday, March 15 3:45pm-6:45pm SMART Make It/Take It: Multimedia

(CE) Lewis Greenview Elementary Come and join us for a hands-on workshop! During this session, you will create lessons that are based on your grade level standards. Please bring your curriculum, and/or standards as we will showcase various ideas for creating interactive lessons using SMART Notebook software. This session will provide time for you to collaborate and create lessons to use in your classroom. This particular session will focus primarily on the multimedia aspects of Notebook software. Participants will be shown how to embed videos in Notebook pages, use the SMART Video Player, the SMART Recorder, and the Page Recorder, link voice recordings and sound files to objects, and leave with lessons to take back to their classrooms. Important Note: It is strongly recommended that you complete SMART Level One Certification prior to taking this workshop. You will need a sound basic knowledge of how to use the SMART Board to benefit from this workshop. This is not a beginning level SMART Board workshop.

Tuesday, March 20 4:30pm-7:30pm Interactive Video Conferencing: Planning a Successful Video Conference - Part II (CE) (CL) Columbia High Video Conf Rm

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Break down the walls of your classroom! Build collaborations by integrating interactive video conferencing into your standards-based lessons. These workshops will show you how to develop lessons that will increase interaction and enthusiasm in your classroom.

Tuesday, March 20 9:00am-11:00am Microsoft Outlook 2010

(CE) (CL) SAB Rm. 102 Participants will learn the basics of using the District's new email client, Microsoft Outlook 2010. Use Outlook email features to send receive, reply to and forward email messages. Find out how to format, track messages and create auto-signatures. Learn to attach files to messages and open and save attached files. Discover how to use the calendar feature, manage contacts, create and send appointments and schedule meetings. Participants will be shown how to organize mail in their inbox and create basic "out of the office" rules.

Wednesday, March 21 4:30pm-7:30pm iPods in the Classroom: Focus on Podcasting With Posterous

(CE) Olympia Lab E-09 Podcasting is a method of distributing audio and video files for playback on mobile devices such as mp3 players or for playback on personal computers. Participants in this workshop will explore how podcasting can be used in the classroom for student projects and as a new way to present and publish classroom lectures. Participants will have the opportunity to create a podcast using an iPod and edit and upload the podcast to a free web-based program called Posterous.

Wednesday, March 21 4:30pm-6:30pm SMART Fundamentals

(CL) Olympia Lab E-05 Workshop content includes understanding and learning the basics of operating and troubleshooting a SMART Board. Important Note: This workshop is for classified staff only. Certified staff should take SMART Level One Teacher Certification to learn the basics of using a SMART Board in the classroom.

Thursday, March 22 4:30pm-6:30pm Microsoft Outlook 2010

(CE) (CL) Olympia Lab E-05 Participants will learn the basics of using the District's new email client, Microsoft Outlook 2010. Use Outlook email features to send receive, reply to and forward email messages. Find out how to format, track messages and create auto-signatures. Learn to attach files to messages and open and save attached files. Discover how to use the calendar feature, manage contacts, create and send appointments and schedule meetings. Participants will be shown how to organize mail in their inbox and create basic "out of the office" rules.

Tuesday, March 27 9:00am-11:00am Microsoft Outlook 2010

(CE) (CL) Olympia Lab E-05 Participants will learn the basics of using the District's new email client, Microsoft Outlook 2010. Use Outlook email features to send receive, reply to and forward email messages. Find out how to format, track messages and create auto-signatures. Learn to attach files to messages and open and save attached files. Discover

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how to use the calendar feature, manage contacts, create and send appointments and schedule meetings. Participants will be shown how to organize mail in their inbox and create basic "out of the office" rules.

Thursday, March 29 4:30pm-6:30pm RCPL eBook Download

(CE) (CL) Olympia Lab E-05 A representative from RCPL will facilitate and demonstrate how the patrons of RCPL can download free eBooks to their favorite eReader devices as well as to their computers. Please make sure you bring your RCPL Library Card with you to this session as well as your favorite eReader device if you have one. An overview will be provided of how to download eBooks to the Kindle, the Nook, and the iPad. Participants are not required to bring an eReader device to this training; however, it will provide a more hands on experience. Note: RCPL now offers teachers who live outside of Richland County to purchase an Educator’s RCPL library card for only $10.

Thursday, March 29 4:30pm-6:30pm Microsoft Excel—Introduction

(CE) (CL) Olympia Lab E-05 Learn the essentials of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets to learn how to: create and save workbooks, format text and numbers, select ranges and move or copy data, use formulas and basic functions, explore printing options for worksheets, how to insert pictures, formatting rows and columns, inserting illustrations/charts/ hyperlinks, enter/edit/delete text and numbers, use the AutoFill feature, create simple formulas; use simple functions, move and copy data, insert and delete rows and columns, and manage the worksheets in an

Excel workbook. Once you learn how to create Tables in Excel...you won't ever want to create them in Word!

Tuesday, April 17 4:30pm-6:30pm YouTube File Conversion

(CE) (CL) Olympia Lab E-05 Would you like to be able to capture a YouTube video and use it in your instruction? This workshop will show you how to take a YouTube video and convert it at home or at the public library using the web site http:// www.zamzar.com/ so that you can bring it to school and use it in your lessons. In addition we will show you how to download this file in a flash file format that can easily be imported into SMART Notebook software so your students can view videos right on your SMART Board. We will also cover other programs you can use to convert video files that might be too large for Zamzar.

Wednesday, April 18 and 25 4:30pm-7:30pm SMART Level Two pt 1 and 2

(CE) Olympia Lab E-04 SMART Level Two Certification sessions are intended for the teachers who have successfully completed the SMART Level One Certification. Please do not register for the Level Two until you have successfully completed the Level One. Level Two covers Best Practices, Structuring and Organizing Your Lesson, Adding Style, Building Interactive Lessons, Integrating Rich-Media into Lesson Activities, Delivering Lessons, Basic Response (Senteo) Assessment, and Additional Resources for SMART. Hands-on practice will be included.

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(CE)

Wednesday, April 25 4:30pm-7:30pm Using Social Networking to Manage Your Classroom

Olympia Lab E-04

(CE)

Thursday, April19 4:30pm-7:30pm Web 2.0 Literacy Tools

Reading and writing are critical skills that must be mastered to be successful in today’s world. Throw in the idea that our students are highly digital learners, and it only makes sense that we combine all three to create engaging lessons for our students on their path to becoming “successful, contributing citizens in a global society.” In this session, you will be introduced to and have an opportunity to explore free Web 2.0 tools such as JacketFlap, Good Reads, PicLits, Zoo Burst, Tikatok, Wordle, MakeBeliefs Comix, and Story Starters, and learn how these tools can empower and encourage your students to be great readers and writers.

Olympia Lab E-05 Are you looking for an easy way to connect with your students, parents, and professional learning communities? If so, then this is the workshop for you! In this workshop you will learn how to use various social networking tools to manage your classes and engage your students. We will cover Edmodo, Schoology and Twitter, and showcase ways these tools are used in classrooms all over the world. We will also come up with ideas on how you too can incorporate these tools in your classroom.

Thursday, April 19 and 26 4:30pm-7:30pm SMART Level One pt 1 and 2

(CE) Olympia Lab E-04 This two-session Level One SMART Certification is for any interested teachers. For successful completion, you are required to attend both sessions. Level One Certification covers Getting Started, Ink Aware, Basic Design in Notebook Software, Creating Interactive Lesson Activities, and Additional Resources for SMART. Hands-on practice will be included.

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MISSION STATEMENT Richland One will prepare every student to be a successful, contributing citizen in a global society by providing an effective and high-quality education.

Dwayne Smiling, Chairman, Board of School Commissioners Dr. Percy Mack, Superintendent Ida W. Thompson, Director, Instructional Tech. Services Elizabeth Kohut, Technology Education Coordinator

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Spring 2012 Technology Workshop Catalog