How Do I Do That? March 2014

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March will feature a topic session and App Explorer Challenge #2 = Explain Everything

In addition to the existing scheduled sessions of the How Do I Do That program we are adding a series of virtual opportunities to expand your Professional Development and growth. Each of these will center around a chance to produce a product using a specified tool (and, in the process, learn a new tool!).

Criteria for the App Explorer Challenge #2

Must produce a presentation using the Explain Everything App on an iPad
Must be about a concept that you teach in your classroom
Must be no shorter than 3 minutes
Must be no longer than 5 minutes
Must be made in Explain Everything on an iPad
Must include audio elements
Must include an animation
Submissions are due by March 25th

If you do not have Explain Everything installed on your iPad, please see the ITS staff member in your building.

To submit a project, you will need to export the presentation as a video and place it in your Google Drive before sharing it with Tim Calvin (calvin@bpsk12.org). Tim will upload the videos to a YouTube channel to be viewable and (hopefully!) used by other educators in their classrooms.

We will also be having a topic session Tuesday, March 18 at the Marshall Simonds Library Learning Commons. This session will feature Google Apps for Education 101. Dennis Villano will be presenting tips and workflow options for Gmail, Google Drive, Calendar, and Blogger. These will be introductory options and can help participants who are just getting started with these applications. Keep in mind, that as new laptops are distributed throughout Burlington Public Schools – the Microsoft Office Suite will not be installed. Google Apps are now our foundation for communication, creation, and collaboration in BPS.

Participation in each App Explorer Challenge and How Do I Do That session will provide you with hours towards in-service credit! BPS teachers can bundle hours of participation from App Challenges, How Do I Do That sessions, and BPS EdTech events during the school year for Burlington inservice credits. Ten hours of participation will earn one inservice credit. Twenty hours will earn two inservice credits. There is a maximum of two credits for staff members each year.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Dennis Villano, Director of Technology Integration
villano@bpsk12.org

Tim Calvin, District Instructional Technology Coach
calvin@bpsk12.org

 

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