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Learning Session Announcements
Thanks to all the Father Judge faculty members who attended the weekly lunchtime learning sessions this year. I hope you found them interesting and worthwhile. Your students are better for your efforts.
Hopefully next year's schedule will once again allow for this opportunity to "Learn Together".
Enjoy your summer.
This session will focus on using videos in the classroom. Downloading, trimming, purifying and other video features will be discussed and illustrated. We can work on your favorite video to enhance your lessons.
Did you like your Monday sessions? Want to see more, learn more, do more? Come on up to Room 324 and bring your requests. We can discuss and go over what ever interests you. Don't be a stranger.
For the next two weeks we are going to focus on learning something new to spice up a lesson. There are several sites we will use to accomplish this task. If its been a while since you attended a session or were wondering what we are doing when we meet - make it a point to stop by and see check it out.
Fakebook - create a fake facebook page
My Fake Wall - create a fake facebook page
Learnitin5 - how-to videos for teachers
Challenge of the Week - what do we need to know and how to learn it
In this series of hands-on sessions you will introduced to various collaboration tools. We will start with Twitter and how you can use it as part of your Personal Professional Development program. Its uses in and out of the classroom will be discussed and practiced during our time together.
This is an excellent LiveBinder with its main focus on Teachers Using Twitter.
These sessions will open up your peer group. If you choose to attend these sessions you will learn that a PLN is not a thing or a tool but rather it is a "connection". It becomes your "go to place" when you need help. As you expand your PLN the size will change. Sometime it grows and sometimes it shrinks but one thing is certain with a PLN "YOU ALWAYS GROW".
Mark Carew has been installing SMART Boards and projectors throughout the school. Now as teachers you want to know how to use them. We will be starting to offer Basic SMART Board training. The sessions should help you get acquainted with these instructional tools. Do you know how to orient the board? Do you know what it means to orient the board? Are you disoriented since the board appeared in your room? Not to worry we can help. Make your way to some of these sessions and you will be engaging your students with your new teaching methods.
This week will bring the beginning of Google Docs Training. All are encouraged to attend. If you have never used this collaboration tool these sessions are a must. If you have some experience but want to learn how to share your documents or maybe post a presentation, you should think about attending.
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