Upcoming Technology Trainings 2018-19

 

8/20: Let's Get Started with Google: Email, Calendar, Keep and More11/27: Using Pages to create eBooks
8/22: Hands on with the NEW Apple Classroom/Oakdale 1/31: Intro to Swift Playgrounds
8/23: Hands on with the NEW Apple Classroom/Westbrook 2/11: Creating Lab Journals with Numbers
8/30: Hands on with the NEW Apple Classroom 2/28: What's in a STEM box and why should I try one?
9/10: Show What You Know: Apple Clips
9/27: Introduction to Keynote: Mac
10/11: Introduction to Keynote:iPad
11/15: Google Tour Builder: Creat Your Own Virtual Tour

All training’s will be held in the Underwood Hills Training Room from 4pm-5pm unless otherwise indicated. 

Please contact Matt Lee if you are interested in having a training done in your building.

To register for a training, please contact Deanna Laux via Westside Gmail

Session Descriptions

Aug. 20: Let’s Get Started with Google: Email, Calendar Keep and More!

America might run on Dunkin’, but Westside runs on Google! Come learn how to take advantage of new features in Gmail and see how you can use Google Keep to organize your life. We’ll also take a look at how you can best use Google Calendar to schedule appointments, take advantage of district resources and how to respond to district invites.

Aug.22: Hands on with the NEW Apple Classroom for iPad for Elementary

**NOTE: This Session will take place at Oakdale Elementary from 7:30am – 8am**

Aug.23: Hands on with the NEW Apple Classroom for iPad for Elementary

**NOTE: This Session will take place at Westbrook Elementary from 7:30am – 8am**

Apple Classroom is probably the single greatest tool at your disposal for classroom management. Come learn about the changes fro 2018-19, including a new process for creating classes. We’ll get you signed in, classes set up and practice how to walk your class through a lesson.

Aug. 30: Hands on with the NEW Apple Classroom for iPad for Elementary

Apple Classroom is probably the single greatest tool at your disposal for classroom management. Come learn about the changes fro 2018-19, including a new process for creating classes. We’ll get you signed in, classes set up and practice how to walk your class through a lesson.

Sept. 10: Show What You Know: Using Apple Clips in the Elementary Classroom

Clips is a movie making app from Apple installed on every iPad. Come see how you can use it to have kids show what they know through creating how-to videos, lab reports, math videos and much, much more. We’ll talk about using clips in multiple content areas and with multiple grade levels. Come ready to create!

Sept. 27: Introduction to Keynote: Mac

Keynote is quite possibly the single greatest app on the Mac. More than just a better PowerPoint, Keynote can be used to create posters, prototype Apps, create animations and so much more. This session will introduce you to Keynote and then we’ll walk through creating a sample presentation. You’ll learn how to set up Keynote to how you work, we’ll talk about collaboration and you’ll see some tips and tricks along the way.

Oct 11: Introduction to Keynote: iPad

Keynote is quite possibly the single greatest app on the iPad. More than just a better PowerPoint, Keynote can be used to create posters, prototype Apps, create animations and so much more. This session will introduce you to Keynote and then we’ll walk through creating a sample presentation. We’ll take a look at what’s different on the iPad app and how you can sync your documents between the iPad and your Mac.

Nov. 15: Google Tour Builder: Create Your Own Virtual Tour

Google Tour Builder is a web-based storytelling tool which lets you easily create and explore stories and places around the world. Based on the Google Earth plugin, you can create a tour of any subject of your choosing, zooming in to show the places where events took place, and easily integrating the story’s text, photos and videos. Your tour will fly users from one place to the next along the storyline of your tour, immersing them in the relevant places through Google Earth’s imagery and the custom content you provide.

Nov. 27: Using Pages to Create eBooks on the Mac and iPad

With the most recent update to Pages, you can now create eBooks! Come see how you can have students show what they know through creating an eBook. We’ll talk about how to customize Pages to work for you and how to insert drawings, graphics, videos and audio.

Jan 31: Intro to Swift Playgrounds (iPad)

#EveryoneCanCode. Swift Playgrounds allows students to learn the Swift programming language through guided lessons that slowly introduce programming concepts. We’ll take a look at the free curriculum provided by Apple, see how to incorporate Playgrounds into your curriculum and even program a drone with Swift!

Feb. 11: Creating Lab Journals with Numbers (Mac)

More than a spreadsheet program, Apple’s Numbers is a one stop shop for creating interactive lab journals for math, science, literacy and social studies. Learn how to use tabs and sheets to create interactive worksheets that generate graphs for students. You’ll also learn how to embed student reflections directly into the spreadsheet document.

Feb 28: What’s in a STEM Box and Why Should I Try One? (Elementary/Middle)

What’s a STEM Box? These boxes are available at each elementary and the middle school and they walk students through a different computer science concept. Come see what’s available and learn how you can use them in your classroom.

Coming Soon – Check back for Dates!

-Keynote Ninja Pt. 1 & 2 (Mac)

-Introduction to Blackboard LMS (Mac)

-Deep Dive into Google Classroom (Mac)

-Eliciting Student Responses with Flip Grid (Mac & iPad)

-What’s Apple School Work and Why Should I Use It? (iPad)

 

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