Welcome to Mount Vernon Digital Literacy Workshops Cloud Academy !
You will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of online courses throughout the year. Each course will include written and video instructions and require you to explore and learn as you complete activities, take a quiz and reflect and share on our Digital Literacy Blog. Clock hours and certificates will be provided for Mount Vernon certificated employees who complete each course.
You will notice that there are courses from 2015-16 still listed. These classes are still available and new additional classes will be added throughout the year.
Checkout the Leaderboard. Go Teachers!!! Please note, that in order to earn clock hours, you must complete all of the activities, take a quiz ( if course has a quiz) and contribute to the Digital Literacy Workshop blog. If you are not interested in participating in the activities, you are still welcome to review the course materials without clock hour credit.
New courses will be added throughout the year.
- NEW! Learning Beyond (Webinars and Online Classes: We are lucky to have such a wealth of professional learning resources available to us online. With this wealth of opportunities, you are able to identify topics that fit your personal professional development needs. Many of these opportunities are on demand and all provide opportunities to expand your learning and professional connections outside of our district. In an effort to honor this type of digital literacy learning we have set up a system where you can earn clock hours for participating in online learning and then sharing your learning with others.
- Introduction to Google Calendar and G-Mail: 3 clock hours. This year our district will be transitioning from Outlook mail and Outlook Calendar to Google Calendar and G-Mail. This course will help to make the change and learn more about calendars and email.
- Transforming Instruction: 4 Clock Hours. In this course we will look at the core concepts and understandings on using technology for instruction and learning in the classroom. Understanding the standards and some commonly used models will help you to better plan and evaluate effectiveness when integrating technology in your classrooms.
- SAMR Model
- Tech and the Common Core
- ISTE NETS
- Growth Mindset
- Getting Going with Google:
4 clock hours In this course, you will learn the basics of navigating within Google Apps for Education.
Navigating Google Drive
- Tech Toolbox
This class can be taken multiple times as you investigate different tools. Be sure to check in to see if other tools and resources have been added to this list. You will learn to use new tools and how to use them for learning and instruction and evaluate their effectiveness.
Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2: These two courses are developed and managed by Google For Education. Each course takes about 12 hours to complete. The exam cost $10 (Level 1) /$25 ( Level 2) and you are given 3 hours to complete the interactive exam. In addition to the prestige of being a Google Certified Educator, and receiving a badge and certificate from Google, you can earn 15 clock hours for each course by successfully completing the course and passing the exam and contributing something you learned to the Digital LIteracy Workshop Blog.