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Catalog of Sessions

Summer Technology Professional Development
2020-2021

Catalog of Sessions
  1. Spice up your Presentations (3 hrs)
    It's time to take your digital presentations to the next level with Prezi. Learn to create presentations with live video included as you present. Have students create interactive presentations to enhance and expand their knowledge on specific topics of interest or discussion. Create learning resources for students to allow them to study and quiz themselves on topics discussed in class.
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  2. Learn to use Arkansas Digital Sandbox (3 hrs)
    Have you ever wanted students to view a video from Youtube or another site, but it is blocked or they navigate from the desired video? Digital Sandbox is your solution to specifying the exact video you want them to view without having to worry about those issues. It is a site that allows educators and students to share and store multimedia content. Learn to create your own videos to help illustrate or enforce topics discussed in class.
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  3. Video Conferencing - Zoom/Google Meet (3 hrs)
    In this new time of education, it's important to know how to communicate with students in a new way. In this session, you will learn how to use Zoom and Google Meet to keep the face to face communication going with your students. We will discuss the two video conferencing sites in more depth to get you comfortable with using them as a teaching tool.
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  4. Go Paperless!! with Google Classroom (3 hrs)
    Google Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments without having to keep up with all the papers, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized. Students can keep track of what's due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom. In this session, teachers will learn how to create their classes and enroll students in those classes. Teachers will also learn how to create assignments to be worked on and turned in, and they will learn how to make announcements that are available for students to view. Use Google Classroom for class projects and portfolios.
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  5. Teaching in a Virtual Classroom (6 hrs)
    In this new day and time, teachers are having to learn and adapt to the technology and circumstances of the time. In this session, you will learn how to use different tools that will allow you to teach students in a remote or virtual environment. We will discuss using Google Classroom, Smart Notebook, Prezi Video, Zoom/Google Meet, and other available tools. If you need more in-depth instruction on specific tools, you will want to view the other sessions available. By the end of this session, you will have a better understanding and direction of how to conduct classes in a virtual classroom.
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