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3D Printing for Educators
Sep 5, 2017
There has been a lot of excitement about the use of 3D printers in education, but educators can have trouble both getting started with the technology and figuring out what to do with it. This two-class certificate covers both aspects, starting with how the technology works and then moving on to how to use it effectively. If participants already have 3D printers, the instructors will customize the class as much as possible so participants can follow along on the hardware they have. If a participant does not yet have access to a 3D printer, the instructors can help with helping participants define criteria to make decisions about appropriate hardware to buy
Microsoft Power Point
Dec 4, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
In two sessions, learn the ins and outs of setting up an eye-catching PowerPoint presentation with some helpful tips to make yours. Pre-registration is required.
Oct 17, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
This is an introductory course for individuals with little or no experience using Microsoft Word. This course will start you from the very beginning, help you learn word processing, and what it is used for. You will become familiar with the basic components of word processing applications and the particulars of Microsoft Word 2013. Class meets 4 times. Pre-registration is required.
Social Media and Online Tools for K12 Teachers
Nov 6, 2017
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, it seems everyone, including your students, talk about ways the Internet lets them stay in touch and see what others are doing. Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Do you ever wonder if there might be some time effective ways to communicate with their parents? GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. You will also spend some time discussing ways to overcome resistance you might encounter in using these programs. For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers.
Using Cell Phones in the Classroom
Nov 6, 2017
Class, turn your cell phones - - on! Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can use this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more in their learning. Discover how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has done it successfully. Come away with a step-by-step how-to plan on enhancing your students learning, and your teaching.