Archive for the ‘Presentation’ Category

SMART Board Workshop (Basics) – [revised]

October 5, 2011

The workshop went well!

Currently developing a follow-up to the workshop to see what the Teachers have created.  Need to sit down and nail a date for the follow-up.  In the meantime, I have revised the list below of resources that can be used with a SMART Board.

And for those who are wondering on whether or not an iPad can be used with SMART Boards.  There is an app which will allow your iPad to speak to your laptop and control many of its features.  Connecting the laptop to a presentation system grants you the ability to walk around the room and control things on the screen, regardless on whether it’s a SMART Board or not.  The app can be found here @ http://doceri.com/

New editions to the Web 2.0 list:

HomeStyler – http://www.homestyler.com/
WeVideo – http://www.wevideo.com/
Splash Up – http://splashup.com/splashup/
Glogster – http://www.glogster.com/
WallWisher – http://www.wallwisher.com/
GeoGebra – http://www.geogebra.org/cms/

Some Web 2.0 technology will include:

JigZone – http://www.jigzone.com/
Body Browser – http://zygotebody.com/ (formerly from Google Labs)
Prezi – http://prezi.com/
SymbalooEDU – http://www.symbalooedu.com/
Scribblar – http://www.scribblar.com/
Interactive Drawing Board – Muro.Deviantart.com/
Animoto – http://animoto.com/?gclid=CLa99Pr8tKsCFSM65QodICltcg
Poll Everywhere – http://www.polleverywhere.com/
MindMeister – https://www.mindmeister.com/
LovelyCharts – http://lovelycharts.com/

A couple of free downloads include:

Personal Brain – http://www.thebrain.com/
Scupltris – http://www.pixologic.com/sculptris/

And to tie it all together I’m inviting the participants of the workshop to join me in EdModo –

http://www.edmodo.com/

Catch you later.

-VegaDMS

SMART Board Training

September 7, 2011

Currently Designing and Developing a series of hands-on workshops around the SMART Board. SMART Boards are a HOT topic in K-12 schools, so it’s only right to have some resources on how-to utilize this technology in the classroom.

First workshop will be in a few weeks. We hope to address issues and concerns from those who have little or no experience with the boards. We also want to know what more experienced individuals are doing to bring this highly innovative technology into their classrooms.

We are going to provide an overview, a brief demonstration, then escort the participants to their classrooms with our own student/teachers to assist (and learn) in this workshop. I will be bringing in some newer technology to showcase within the SMART Boards interface.

I will also set-up an on-line environment similar to Facebook, but only accessible by the participants of the workshop.

Additional details as the dates get closer.

Til then…

-VegaDMS

FOSS Presentation

January 20, 2011

Hi Everyone…

Tomorrow I’ll be conducting a presentation on FOSS – Free Open Source Software – for local area Teachers, Administrators and Technology Personnel at out PBS Station. Although this workshop is not open to the general public, you can still find out more about FOSS from my workshop web page:
http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/edwin.vega/education/workshops.html

I’m looking to conduct another FOSS workshop on campus as part of the Digital Media Workshop Series this semester that will be open to all students, faculty and staff. Details are forthcoming!

I hope this information is helpful to anyone who wishes to learn more about FOSS.
As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this.

-VegaDMS