Technology Workshops  

December 28, 2012

iPad Basics: Getting to Know Your iPad

iPads. You’ve heard about them, seen them, maybe even used one, but now you’re going to have to teach with one. If so, join us for a one-day workshop on “Getting to Know Your iPad.” You’ll learn about buttons, swipes, and apps, as well as how an iPad can assist you personally and professionally. Bring your iPad with the latest iOS updates and know the Apple ID you’ll use to download apps. If you’re not sure about either of those, visit with your administration or LAN Manager before you come.

Date: January 25, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: ESU 10
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Using Social Media in Education

A recent survey showed that 61 percent of teachers, principals, and librarians are active in at least one social media space. Many use those spaces for professional development. What’s frustrating—particularly to many younger teachers—is that the same social media spaces widely embraced outside schools are routinely blocked within schools by district firewalls. In this workshop participants will explore how social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) can be used in schools as effective and quick communication tools with parents and the community as well as professional resources for educators. Similarly we’ll explore how these same tools can be utilized by students for educational purposes.

Date: January 29, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: ESU 10
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