When it comes to collecting data from students, many of us are familiar with the ways in which we can use technology to our benefit. The part you might not be aware of is how we can then use this data to determine the best methods of instruction going forward. Join Session 5 of our Google Educator Advanced series to learn how this data can be used for the greater good of the entire classroom.
As citizens and/or residents of our local communities, it’s important to understand the different types of elections that we have the right to participate in. As residents of a local school district, you have the right to vote how school budgets are enumerated and spent. School board elections and budget votes tend to vary between states and even local municipalities — join our session as we dig into the details!
Fight back against academic regression during the summer months, and say goodbye to rusty skills and forgotten knowledge. In this session we'll review some ways to engage students in activities that will encourage learning throughout their time away from school.
Did you know that YouTube, the popular video sharing website, can be used as an effective tool in the classroom? Join us for Session 13 of our Google Educator Basics Digital Teacher Certification series to learn about embedding videos, creating playlists, and more!
Session 7 of our Google Educator Basics Digital Teacher Certification is all about Google Docs, Google Drawings, and using these tools for class collaboration! We will discuss the real-time editing features of Google Docs and the ability to share these files with individuals or groups for editing and providing feedback. We'll also dive into how to use Google Drawings to increase collaboration and creativity in the classroom.
Why did the turtle cross the road? Well, probably to attend our Python session… but what’s more important is HOW the turtle gets to the other side of the road. Session three of Learning Python with the pi-top is all about control flow. We’ll show you how to use a classic computer programming application called Turtle Art (hint: it comes pre-installed on your pi-top). Join us to gather resources for teaching control flow with the pi-top that includes turtles and so much more!
Join us for the 8th session in our Microsoft Certification series! In this session our Curriculum Specialists will show you how you can take a powerful tool, Microsoft Excel and make it that much better with Microsoft Forms. Microsoft Forms is a survey and data collection application that allows you to auto populate responses in a designated Excel Spreadsheet, with this automation you can then easily analyze and recognize patterns in your Forms responses with Excel. In this session not only will we show you how to use Forms in conjunction with Excel, we will share with you some creative ways to use Forms for permission slips, quizzes, polls, and more!
In session 7 of our Microsoft Digital Teacher Certification our Curriculum Specialists will show you how to best organize and analyze your data with Microsoft Excel. Excel lets you create, view, and share spreadsheets while collaborating with others in real time. With this powerful tool, administrators can organize student information, develop school budgets, and create engaging charts to represent academic performance and population demographics their schools serve. Teachers can construct gradebooks, discuss and view realistic data sets, teach mathematics and science fundamentals, organize resources for class projects, and more! If you have data to collect and analyze Excel is a great tool to consider!
Session 4 of our Microsoft Digital Teacher's Certification focuses on creating template documents for frequent use, and utilizing the bibliography elements within Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word is a fantastic word processing program that helps you bring out the best in your writing with PDF editing capabilities, research and proofing tools, and collaboration and tell me features. With Microsoft Office 365’s various capacities you can easily access all of your documents from anywhere, at anytime, on any device, with internet access.
Joining science and literacy creates a perfect pair. Gone are the days where science and ELA are two seperate content areas. For students to seek answers to questions, understand real world phenomena, compare and analyze data, communicate with each other successfully, and express their findings or ideas through graphs and words - students will need to blend both their scientific knowledge and literacy skills together. Come join our Curriculum Specialists as we dive in to various tools and resources to help support literacy in science for your middle to high school students!
Did you watch our Intro to Scratch course? Did it leave you wanting more? Or maybe your already using Scratch in your classroom and you want to take it to the next level. Whatever the case this course will help you get there! Join us as we explore more of the scripts that Scratch has to offer and create more complex code!
Join us as we explore OneNote Class Notebook, Microsofts collaborative workspace. With this tool every student has a personal workspace, a library for handouts, and a collaborative space to work on with peers. In this session we will show you how to get started, how to organize and deliver your lesson plans, and provide individualized support to all of your students.
Join us as we use Audacity to record, edit, and create podcasts. Engage students with a new method of presentation, and encourage them to use their creativity and broadcasting skills from multiple devices. Also learn how podcasts can be used by the teacher to communicate with students in a new way.
Does your classroom cater to the needs of all learners? Are you struggling to help those students with learning disabilities or other special needs? If you answered yes to either of those questions join our Curriculum Specialists to learn about some assistive technologies you can implement in your classroom! Assistive technology helps to level the playing field for your students and chances are you have some in your room already. Let's take a look at how students can use assistive technologies such as speech to text, iPad apps, and even some low tech options to further their education.
In this going further course we will dive deeper into the content creation and management tools provided by ClassFlow; real time collaboration, assignment builder, assessment builder, and activity builder. By the end of this course you should have all the tools you need to create engaging, and interactive lessons to start using in your classroom right away!
In this session, we will look at how literacy teachers can inspire and motivate students using online resources and technology through the SMART Board. We'll take a look at some tips and tricks you can use to make decoding and phonics simpler for your students. We will explore different online resources in order to create lessons and then dive into the SMART Notebook software to explore various features you have access to in order to build custom activities with your students such as the gallery and SMART Speller. By the end of this session, you will come away with multiple skills to begin generating differentiated multimedia lessons for whole class instruction and center use.
Promethean ActivInspire is a software designed to help teachers make the best use of their interactive whiteboard. In this course you will learn to use this software to write, manipulate, and annotate your desktop and to make your own flipcharts. Along with getting to know the basics of creating an engaging Flipchart Page, you will also learn some more advanced features such as linking to the internet, using pre-made templates, and importing other presentation or interactive files into Activ Flipcharts.
Discover how technology, specifically your SMART Notebook software, can help you address the diverse strengths and weaknesses of the students in your classroom. We'll provide background information on differentiating instruction, along with strategies and resources to help you differentiate planning, instruction, management, and student assessment. This session will focus on creating additional supports to complete SMART Notebook activities for a variety of learners in your classroom.
Its Hour of Code Week! Todays course will be a continuation of our Hour of Code Series. Join us to continue to learn about programming using applications beyond those provided by Code.org. In this course we will dive into some of the resources we provided in our first course to help you take your students deeper into the applications of computer programming.
Its Hour of Code Week! In this course we will be exploring some new and exciting coding applications to take you and your students beyond the hour of code activities provided by Code.org. Join us as we move away from those online coding programs and towards using robots, specifically the code-a-pillar and the bee-bot. With these affordable resources your students can see their coding skills put to work!
Google Extensions are additional components available on Google Chrome used to customize and enhance searches based on users' specific needs and tasks! In this PD session, we'll explore sample extensions and discuss ways in which they will be beneficial in the classroom!
Hour of code is a global movement aimed to expose as many students to coding as possible. This December you can volunteer to organize an hour of code for your school. In the introduction of this series we walked you through the basics of orgainizing your own Hour of Code. In this session we will give you the step by step process of completing an Hour of Code coding activity!
The new generation, referred to as Gen Z, is growing up in a world where everyday they are immersed in technology. Students have become producers and creators of content, desiring to put their skills to use in the classroom and sometimes publish it to the world. The iBooks Author Apple application allows students to view interactive textbooks with 3D images, highlighting and note taking capabilities, study cards, and sharing. Students can also create their own material to support the way they learn and share it in multiple ways. Discover how to encourage Gen Z’s passion for technology and the fundamental way they interacts with the world by creating with iBooks Author!
Create, play and share fun learning games for any subject, for all ages, for free! Kahoot! is an interactive platform that allows teachers to create fun learning games in minutes or choose from millions to play or adapt. Kahoot! works on any device with internet connection and there is zero set-up time or user accounts that need to be set up. Make sure you join us to learn how to foster social learning and deepen your pedagogical impact with Kahoot!
Make the most of your classroom's IWB technology with our Intro to SMART Notebook course. In this course, you will learn the skills to create your own SMART Notebook lessons, including how to link your file to the Internet, how to use Notebook's pre-made templates to create lessons with ease, and how to import outside presentations and interactive files into your SMART Notebook.
Join us to learn some basic ways to keep your computer content organized and enhance your knowledge of programs that you can use in the classroom. We will be discussing how to successfully create and save documents, how to create favorites in an appropriate web browser, and how to organize all of this great content for easy access on your Windows 7 computer.
Teacher-created content, student assignments, lessons for presentation -- there are a lot of materials that may be crowding up your Google Drive. Join us as we discuss some best practices and techniques to organize content you may be storing in your Drive. We will cover practices of uploading and converting content, creating nested folders, and simple workflow techniques which will help you get the year started on the right foot using your cloud-based storage inDrive.
In this session of Teq Online PD we will be showing you some of our favorite Apple iPad apps for use in the ELA classroom! We will demonstrate the use of English Grammar quizzes for kids with the use of mobile devices, show you how you can easily transform hard copied documents and articles to your device for translation and edits, and provide instruction for English language learners through completely free applications.
In this course, you will be introduced to some of the latest and greatest apps to use in your Math Classroom! From turning your iOS or Android device into a free graphing calculator to having a personal tutor at your fingertips, we have the apps for you! Join us as we introduce a few of our favorite apps that can work with any math subject; geometry, algebra, calculus and more!
Come learn the newest version of SMART Notebook in this short-format course. Join us to experience some of the changes such as new and refreshed toolbar icons and new customization. Introducing new SMART lab activities and themes, as well as the ability to hand out activities to individual and whole class devices has made this part of SMART Notebook a real winner! Furthermore, let us show you some new features pertaining to SMART Response, Ink, and the ESI Installer!
In this session we will start with the basics of the Drawings apps including the layout and menu options. We will focus our time on the types of content you can add and how to add this content into Drawings. Finally we will discuss sharing and collaboration to create an interactive learning environment.
During this session of Google slides participants will learn how to create a slides presentation that includes a variety of content options such as text, images, animations and links. We will also discuss how to share, collaborate and publish their slides as these features apply to the classroom.
In this session of Google Forms we will discuss how to create and use forms to gather data, assess students and, with the assistance of sheets, display data graphically. We will also review how to share and collaborate on forms in relevant classroom situations.
In this first session on Sheets we will cover the basics of creating a sheet, adding content and formatting. We will then discuss use of sheets in relevant classroom situations using sharing and collaboration features.
During this advanced session of Sheets we will discuss how to create and customize charts using data from a sheet. We will focus on building comprehensive sheets for use in the classroom with advanced features such as add-ons, publishing and exporting tools.
In this first course on creating a Google Site we will focus on creating a plan for your site that is relevant to your position. Participants will leave the course with a basic site using a user chosen theme and a homepage with a customized layout.
During this advanced session of Google sites we will cover how to create a multi-page site using a variety of layouts. We will discuss adding content from other Google apps and relevant 3rd party apps. We will also cover how to share your site and highlight the benefits of doing so for both students and teachers in the classroom.
This course is a continuation of our first Prezi course, which looked at the basic features of creating an interactive presentation. Learn about the more advanced features of the Prezi program to help engage learners and encourage them to get creative with a new type of presentation software.
Algebra is a curriculum area that depends largely on visual concepts and comprehension. Join us during this course where we discover a variety of digital tools that can assist with enhancing visualization techniques while teaching algebra to a variety of grade levels. We will feature tools like GeoGebra, Fluid Math, Desmos Graphing Calculator, and more!
Join us for a fun-filled course with a variety of Pi day activities that can be used to educate students on the importance of 3.14... while engaging them in enjoyable classroom content. Make March 14th a holiday in your math classroom with some of our lesson suggestions!
Social media has become an excellent tool for opening up communication between teachers, students, and parents all over the globe. In this session we will discuss best practices for implementing popular social media networks into your classroom. We’ll show you how to use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to grow your own education- focused network to communicate with your students inside and outside of the classroom.
Just get a SMART Board in your classroom, but don't know how to use it? Then this is the course for you! From setting up and customizing your SMART Ink, to interacting with other applications on your computer, this session will teach you all the basics to successfully interact with your SMART Board in front of your students.
2016 is a leap year! Join us to discover some fun, engaging lesson ideas that will can help advance students' understanding of a Leap Day. We will explore a variety of tasks in various subject areas, focusing on asking questions that will peak students' interest and demonstrate understanding. Join us to learn how to make this real-world topic a fun lesson idea for your students.
See how Microsoft Toosl can improve the quality of your project-based learning activities. Learn how to implement Microsoft-based PBL activities to promote critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in your classroom. In this course, you will learn how to use Microsoft programs to promote the key elements of PBL, such as research, collaboration, gathering (and analyzing) feedback, and presenting knowledge in your classroom.
Educators nationwide are describing the iPad as a revolutionary learning tool. Discover why in this collaborative session and see how the iPad can enliven and expand the possibilities of your classroom. In Learning with the iPad - Part II, we will discover how the iPad can be put in the students' hands to experience this educational tool in a variety of contexts, providing the teacher with information to inform instruction. Join us to learn about successful techniques for implementing the iPad in instruction and educational practice.
Educators nationwide are describing the iPad as a revolutionary learning tool. Discover why in this session. See how the iPad can enliven and expand the possibilities of your classroom. In this course, we will highlight some ways to use the iPad as a teacher-driven tool to enhance instruction. Learn about ways to project information from your iPad and to set up techniques to enhance instructional practice. We will discuss a number of apps to assist with classroom instruction and management for the teacher to expand the use of these tools in daily lessons.
Welcome back to the world of NAO robotics! In this session, we begin creating interactive functions that use the touch sensors, microphones, and cameras on the NAO robot. Participants will continue to learn new elements of programming logic and language embedded into Choregraphe, and see how they can be used to create deeper programming tasks for their students.
In our Intro to Podcasting course, we will take a look at some valuable resources for successful podcasting techniques in the classroom. Learn about valuable educational podcasts that students and teachers can follow, along with best practices and benefits of using podcasting for instruction and content creation.
Join us to learn about engaging center based and individual activities in the Math classroom for student practice and skill improvement. We'll discuss how you can get the most out of your one to one devices for ongoing math practice. We'll focus in on programs that adjust to students individual achievement level to assist with differentiation and student skill building.
Geogebra is a great, interactive tool to help bring your algebra and geometry concepts to life in your math classroom. Locate pre-created content and create your own activities, making it easier to demonstrate concepts with visual aids. Learn all about using Geogebra for a variety of grade levels, from the simplest geometric concepts to the more advanced.
Microsoft Sway is a new Office program which allows you to build presentations, digital stories, and reports with various interactive content. Join us for this course where we take a look at how Microsoft Sway can enhance your classroom, and provide a new outlet for student and teacher content.
Digital tools allow us to take the age-old practice of storytelling and engage our students with text, narration, images, and music. Through the use of the interactive whiteboard, well explore how teachers are effectively building digital storytelling into their instruction, as well as how both software and online resources make this a creative learning experience. This session will focus on Windows MovieMaker.
In this interactive course, teachers will acquaint themselves with the NYS standards along with the national standards, and discover the use of the Interactive Whiteboard in the ways to teach Geography. From Google Earth to SMART Notebook software, educators will learn how to take advantage of the many teq-niques available to create interactive sessions to help students learn the Six Essential Elements of Geography.
Explore the various models of blended learning and the requirements for a successful implementation. Well discuss learning management systems (LMS), hardware and software needs, and the roles of the teacher, student, administrator, and parents in a blended learning environment.
Create classes and lessons with ClassFlow to share with students. With their own devices, students can access a teacher's ClassFlow lesson, take assessments, and receive personalized content. Join us as we discover all that ClassFlow can do to enhance your digital learning environment.
Join us to learn some basic ways to keep your computer content organized and enhance your knowledge of programs that you can use in the classroom. We will be discussing how to successfully create and save documents, how to create favorites in an appropriate web browser, and how to organize all of this great content for easy access.
This course will help educators learn how to use modules that have been set up by Engage NY to enhance their Common Core classroom. We will focus on integrating digital tools and manipulatives in order to increase student engagement and understanding while being sure that standards are being met in anideal way.
This session will provide web tools, apps, and Notebook techniques to strengthen students' persuasive writing skills. Teachers will learn how to create technology-focused lessons to teach students to develop arguments to support claims using valid reasoning and sufficient evidence through the use of tools such as Collaborize Classroom, Titanpad, Poll Everywhere, and NearPod.
The wealth of technology at our fingertips allows teachers and students to use new, exciting tools to create engaging presentations. Learn about Buncee, an application and web-based program which provides a fun way to create multimedia content for presentation. Join us and learn how enhance your classroom environment and get students excited about new programs and technology!
Finding just the right interactive tools for specific topics in math can be a time consuming venture. If there's one thing we could all use more of, it's time. Save yours, as we've done a lot of the digging and vetting for you. Learn about some great tools from the web and Notebook to help your students learn about fractions, better.
Learn how to leverage your interactive whiteboard to modelin-depth reading of fiction and nonfiction texts, as well as the process ofgathering textual evidence to support responses to text-based questions.
Learn how technology can enhance your student's ability to write more effectively. We'll show you how to use the interactive whiteboard software to create templates that will help your students construct well thought out paragraphs. Use the floating tools to edit right at the interactive whiteboard. Create lessons that will encourage your students to think critically about the writing process.
With digital tools at our fingertips, we can create and tell our stories instantly including personal narratives, explanations of a process, and retelling of events from another point of view. When teachers build digital storytelling into their instruction, students are engaged in a creative learning experience that is strongly connected with reading, writing, and speaking across the curriculum. In this course, well explore the digital tools that make it easy to get started. This session will use iMovie for the Mavericks OS X.
The NAO Robot is an exciting educational tool that not only teaches students the basics of computer programming, through the accompanying software Choregraphe, but is also an ultimate educational tool that can serve as a platform to encourage group work, scripting, storyboarding, and much much more. Join us as we go through programming a story with the NAO Robot. This activity will have students working in groups, scripting out a multi-ending story and then programing the NAO Robot. Learn how we can incorporate crucial literacy skills and pair it with the computer programing component of Choregraphe.
Digital Online Certifications
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