How Do I Do That – January 2012

The BPS EdTech Team would like to invite all staff to the January sessions of our technology series.

The How Do I Do That program provides opportunities for staff to learn about technology topics and devices. Staff members are encouraged to attend any sessions that interest them. All sessions run from 3 to 5:30pm – however – participants do not have to stay for the entire session. Please arrive and attend for as long as you are able to.

Please remember that this year participants can bundle hours to earn Burlington Public Schools inservice credits. You must complete twenty total contact hours at sessions this year to earn two inservice credits.

January sessions feature If This Then That and TouchIT Boards.

If This Then That is an outstanding free web application. If This Then That provides a very cool service that many people wish they had when using their favorite internet sites or social media like Facebook and Twitter. Learn how If This Then That can help you save time and automate some of the online tasks that we often complete as teachers and in our personal lives. Tim Calvin, BHS Instructional Technology Specialist, will lead the session. Check out an earlier post from BHS Tech Crew students Rick Landry and Kevin Doan on how IFTTT can “put the internet to work for you.”

TouchIT Boards have now been installed in rooms throughout every elementary school in Burlington. TouchIT Boards and WizTeach software are an interactive whiteboard product similar to SMART Boards and SMART Notebook. Bob Cunha and I will provide important information about the boards, how to use them in class, and an introduction to WizTeach. Participants will also be provided with time to explore the software.

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