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Summer workshops, TechCamp, Food Fights…

Several workshops coming up in June. To register email Jo Urias or call her at 471-7725 ext.149.

  • Using Moodle, BC# 08-211, June 17, 2008, 8:30 – 11:30 am
    Wondering how to give your students an online learning experience? Use Moodle, a tool available at no cost from the ISD to create and manage an online extension of your classroom. Moodle allows you to create a password protected site where you can create online assignments, have students upload documents, facilitate online discussion, take quizzes, and more. Most of what you would traditionally “hand out” to students can be made available online. Using Moodle is free and easy!
  • Digital Storytelling with Photo Story and Co., BC# 08-212, June 17, 2008, 8:30 – 11:30 am
    Make your students’ stories come alive using Photo Story, a free program that allows you to blend images, music, and sound with the text of a story. We’ll also explore other digital storytelling tools.
  • Wonderful Web Tools, BC# 08-213, June 20, 8:30 – 11:30 am
    There are wonderful, free tools on the web that you and your students can use across the curriculum. Spend the morning exploring some of the best resources for publishing, presenting, diagramming, drawing, and creating projects.
  • Classroom Podcasting, BC# 08-214, June 24, 8:30 – 3:30 pm
    Teachers and students can easily produce their own classroom audio programs to be shared with classmates, parents, and other classrooms. Learn how to create your own podcast as well as how to find and subscribe to the podcasts of other educators. No iPod needed!
  • 123VC! Jazzing up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing
    Two Sessions: June 16 – 20 (BC# 08-206) OR July 28 – August 1 (BC# 09-002)
    Videoconference connections between classes open a whole new world of collaborative learning for students! Immerse yourself in videoconferencing communication. Come learn about structures for projects with other classes and other educational uses of videoconferencing. This class is team taught with VC colleagues across the country. Team up with other teachers to create a VC project for next year. Also learn about collaborative technologies such as blogs and wikis.
  • You’ll soon be receiving information about one other event happening this summer…TechCamp 2008. Watch for a flyer today or tomorrow! TechCamp 2008 is a two-day technology integration event featuring over 30 hands-on sessions for all K-12 educators. Get geared up for the new school year with the latest tools as well as proven lessons and ideas to use your available technology. BC# 08-200, August 19 & 20, 8:00 – 3:30 pm

If you teach any type of accounting or personal finance unit you should take a look at Mint. Mint is a free, online application much like Quicken. Track expenses, created budgets, and see where all your money is going!

Middle schoolers will enjoy picking up some math skills as they explore MathMovesU. MathMovesU was created by Raytheon…they make missiles, rockets, radar, satellites, and other cool stuff like that.

The Good Food Fight promotes healthy eating choices and allows for some cafeteria mayhem without the mess or suspensions that go along with it.

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