Start with a fully customized template (planned with your school/department in advance) and have each course teacher contribute text, images, documents, links, video, and more to the course site. Also, each teacher can have his/her own page linked off of the course site, thus allowing for everyone to be involved in the creation, design, and upkeep of the site.
Review what works and what doesn't work with teacher websites, and create a site from scratch or a template using Google Sites. Learn from a Google Certified Teacher the core features of Sites as well as some advanced tips and tricks. Walk away with your site up and running!
Google Apps for Education: Train the Trainer
Receive an overview of multiple Google Apps including Gmail, Docs, Sites, Forms, and more. Learn how to use resources to effectively train teachers on how to best integrate GAFE into their classrooms. Gain access to activities and examples to use and show for school or district training sessions.
Google Apps for Education: End User
Receive an overview of multiple Google Apps including Gmail, Docs, Sites, Forms, and more. Workshops can be customized for any specific group (teachers, support staff, administrators) and will include hands-on time for creating and collaborating on several applications.
Get hands-on experience with several free and paid screencasting tools such as Jing and Camtasia. Learn how to create engaging screencasts for your students, colleagues, even parents or friends! Discuss how to organize your videos and potentially create your own Khan Academy! Tablet PCs beneficial but not required.
SMARTBoard: Just Beyond the Basics
Reinforce introductory knowledge of the SMART Board hardware. Review basic features including inking on MS Office, using the floating tools, and managing the ink layer. Attendees will be introduced to the current version of SMART Notebook and begin editing activities from the Lesson Activity Toolkit.
Voicethread in the Classroom
Discuss Voicethread as a tool to facilitate group project presentations and conversations over multimedia (text, slideshows, images, art, video and more). View examples of class projects that effectively utilize Voicethread, create your own sample Voicethread, and begin brainstorming ideas of how the tool can best integrate with your instruction.
Clinton Middle and High Schools (August 2012)
CSC Eastern Hancock (July 2012)
Wisconsin Lutheran College (July 2012)
ETHS (June 2012)
ICE Conference (Feb 2012)
ETHS (Feb 2012)
ETHS (Jan 2012)
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and expertise with others, and this can come in the form of Presentations and Workshops.
Presentations will be shorter in nature (under 1.5 hours) and will include demonstrations but may or may not involve hands-on activities. Workshops will be longer (generally 2-5 hours) and will always include hands-on time and product takeaways for participants.
On the left are some descriptions of workshops and below are recent and upcoming events. For information on how to schedule me to present, please complete the form below.
Evergreen Park High School (June 2014)
East Maine District 63 (November 2013)
CSC Eastern Hancock (July 2013)
Wisconsin Lutheran College (June 2013)