Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Upcoming Tech Talks

Resources for these, and all, TechTalks are available at the Tech Talks BlogThe schedule is posted on the Blog. To add the PDC Calendar to your account, copy this link and add by URL into the "Other Calendars" in your D219.org Calendar.

Week of 1/06   Refresh your Website for the New Year (Semester)
Time for a New Year refresher? Dust off that old site...  Add presentations, documents, change the layout to make your site more inviting and easier to navigate. Modify the sidebar, hyperlink to google docs, embed videos and picture slideshows and insert gadgets.

Week of 1/13 Final Exams

Week of 1/20   Using Google Calendars
Leverage the power of Google calendars to improve student and parent access to assignments and events! Create new calendars for classes or clubs and embed or link to them on your website. Students will be able to subscribe to the calendar so they see it on their Calendars and can elect to receive email reminders to keep on top of their work!  We will review settings and notifications that will help you and your students stay on top of everything.   

Week of 1/27  Mastery Manager Refresher
Review CFA data or design assessments for 2nd semester. This session will help you navigate the reporting options available to examine your students’ achievement or set up new paper-based or online assessments.

Week of 2/03  Plagiarism and Google Docs
Students are already creating and sharing in Google Apps. Take it a step further and use these tools to check for Plagiarism. Use Google Search, Google Scholar and the document’s own Revision History to determine if any text has been plagiarized in just minutes.

Week of 2/10  Automating data collection with Google Forms - Doctopus and  Autocrat: You have your Google form; you have your data; now what?   Using these Google Scripts you can have an email message sent out automatically, along with a merged document containing the form data and an assortment of other actions automatically occur. Just insert and stand back!.

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