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Tech Tools for Teachers … Schedule ETV Summer PD NOW!
ETV will provide customized Professional Development for your teachers this summer! It’s time NOW for SC schools and districts to
Book one or more days with an ETV Instructional Technology Specialist!
Choose from seven full-day classes - provided at no cost - on a variety of technology devices and topics.
“Oh, the possibilities” … FREE PD you can customize for YOUR teachers!
Click here to access ETV training calendar for available dates
Check out suggested topics:
Webtools for Teachers
There are thousands of free webtools on the internet for teachers to use in their classroom. Based on the participating teacher’s grade levels and subjects, they will have an opportunity to create accounts and explore the sites and discuss ways to incorporate the webtools into their curriculum.
As classrooms move to a 1:1 environment, it changes the way instruction is delivered. Spend the day with ETV learning about free tools available for teachers to use whether they are 1:1 already or are moving in that direction. We will explore tools for assessment, flipping the classroom, and communicating with students and parents. (This session incorporates a little of each of the other sessions listed. Those wishing to attend/provide multiple days of sessions, there will be some overlap with the other sessions listed.)
Creating a FREE Classroom Website with Weebly
You have all this digital content but what is the best way to share and archive it? Weebly is a free, easy way to create a website. Spend the day with ETV and discover all the benefits of having a classroom website. Teachers will begin their website so they can easily add to it when school is back in session.
iPads in the Classroom
Whether each student has their own iPad or there is just one available in the classroom, there are lots of free apps the teacher and the students can use to create multimedia projects. Teachers will have hands-on experience with many free iPad apps such as Tellagami, Sock Puppets, Shadow Puppets EDU, Photo Speak and many more. We will also explore iMovie as a way to edit video.
Video plays an important role in delivering instruction to 21st Century Learners. Spend the day with ETV and discover sites to use for already-made instructional videos and how to easily create their own videos. Teachers will explore all of the resources provided by ETV (PBS Learning Media, Knowitall.org and Learning Why) as well as other free sites on the web (Khan Academy, Virtual Nerd, Science 360, and more). We will discuss safe ways to share YouTube videos with your parents and students. Teachers will learn how to easily create instructional videos with their phones or other mobile devices and some creative ways to share them with their students and parents, plus learn how to create screencasts using a free Google Extension.
There are many types of assessment tools available to teachers on the web. Spend the day with ETV evaluating and learning about many of the free assessment tools available to them. Most teachers have “played” or used Kahoot. There are lots of other tools out there: Quizizz, Plickers, Quizlet, Google Forms, and more. Teachers will set up accounts for each webtool covered and spend time learning how to use each site.
Has your school “gone Google” and you feel left behind? Spend a day with ETV and we will help you be able to keep up. We will cover Classrooms, sharing, Google Forms, apps, extensions and add-ons. We can customize these sessions based on different levels. (Instructor will need a temporary Google account for the hosting district to allow the class to communicate via Google Classrooms.)
Has your school “gone Microsoft” and you feel left behind? Spend a day with ETV and we will help you be able to keep up. We will cover several of the Microsoft Office tools, sharing and collaborating. We will also work with your district’s online classroom/LMS (like Edmodo, Google, Schoology, etc) seeing how seamless tools can work together. We can customize these sessions based on different levels. (Instructor will need a temporary account for the hosting district to allow the class to communicate via Microsoft and the online classroom.)
Check out what is needed/what ETV will provide:
- Your location needs to have internet access for participants (some may be out of district) and access to a projector.
- Participants required to provide their own devices (ETV will have 5 iPads and 5 Chromebooks for use on a first come, first served basis).
- Full-day classes held 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (can alter as needed) with hour lunch break (on your own).
- ETV requires a minimum of 8 teachers registered for the class. Maximum number is dependent on room size.
- ETV will provide a link to registration via a Google form.
- ETV will provide each participant with a certificate of completion that can be submitted to district renewal coordinator.