Design Your Own Spring Break Seminar

May 5 - May 8
Deadline for submission  4/14/14
This year's Technology Design Your Own Spring Break Seminar will focus on taking advantage of the growing collection of technologies and resources available to help faculty change and enhance the way they deliver instruction both inside and outside of the classroom. In previous years, the technology focus of the Project proposal has evolved as participants learn more about the wide range of possibilities to deliver content, provide collaboration opportunities and assess learning.
This year, applicants should indicate a very specific Lesson topic with objectives and assessment plan in the application, but the specific software programs will not need to be selected in the application phase.     Instead, if your application is accepted - you will have the opportunity to see examples and demos of various tools and techniques and work with an instructional designer to "Design Your Own" seminar.
Below is a list of workshops that will be availabile during the Seminar.  The list may be modified as applications are received. CTD Instructional Designers work with applicants prior to the selection date to make sure all applications are equal in terms of feasibilty based on time constraints, software licensing, pre-requisite skills and software/instructor  availability.   

Lecture/Screen Capture
Lecture Capture Using Panopto
Screen Capture Technologies - Using Jing

Interactive Presentations - Using Powerpoint or Prezi
Interactive Presentation Games - Using Powerpoint
Online Presentation Creating and Sharing - Slideshare

Jeopardy/Who Wants to be a Millionaire, etc. - Using PowerPoint templates
Customizable Games and Quizzes - Using Pronto and Bravo templates

Interactive Pages and Games - Using SoftChalk

Web 2.0 Technologies:

Twitter in the classroom
Using QR codes
Creating YouTube Channels and videos
Creating Collaborative Mind Maps - Using
Creating Animated Movies - Using Voki
Collaborative online conversations - Using VoiceThread
Collaborative painting and drawing - Using Flockdraw
Creating Interactive Digital Poster  - Glogster
Augmented Reality - Aurasma
Captioning Videos - Amara

Curating Content
NBC Learn
Finding and Using Discipline Resoures
Social online bookmarking tools Delicious or Diigo or Reddit

BlackBoard Learn - Topics and Tools - (Requires completion for CTD0335b: Blackboard Learn Essentials for ANGEL Users or CTD0335 - Introductory Instructor BlackBoard (for new LMS users) - Contact if you are planning on using Blackboard Learn for your project and have not already completed CTD0335b or CTD0335
Embedding Videos in Blackboard Learn - Mashups and Embed code
Assessment Tools
Wikis, Blogs and Journals
Collaborate - Web Conference Rooms
Blackboard IM
Mobile App
Classroom Assessment:
Clickers and Mobile response systems
Assessing the Flipped Classroom
Examples of Lessons from previous projects:.
Interactive Presentations Lesson (using PowerPoint / Prezi) - Lesson using animation, actions and other techniques to create interactive lessons or games such as Jeopardy. PowerPoint Interactive - Example Jeopardy Game - Example
Online interactive lesson or activity created by the instructor - Create Interactive Web Pages and exportable learning objects for your Web-enhanced, Blended or Virtual course. List what you want to do in the Spring Break application and the CTD Design Team can assist in suggesting a variety of tools and techniques that could be used for Web and Mobile delivery.
Online lesson based on Learning Objects from Repositories and Video Sharing sites (Should also include an assessment and/or activity created by the instructor)
Video and Lecture Sharing sites (Learn, TED Talks, Khan Academy, YouTube, etc)
Lecture Capture - and assessment using Camtasia or Panopto. - Various Deployment options including Links in ANGEL, via Email or publication to iTUNES U - Samples
Practice Activities created with Softchalk, Hot Potatoes,etc. Samples.
More examples
More "Web 2.0 Food for thought" -
A variety of workshops will be presented on the topics listed as lesson ideas as well as Basic ANGEL LMS instruction, Quiz and Dropbox Tools in Angel, Screen Design, Copyright issues, etc. Topics will be determined based on applications. Each participant will work with an instructional designer who will assist in workshop and project planning.
If you would like help with your Project idea or have any problems using the Application form, please contact one of the CT&D Trainers:

Rhonda Berger -

Chris Cruz -

Gloria Kitchen -
Victor Nwankwo -
Eddy Martinez -

Design Your Own Spring Break Seminar APPLICATION - due by 5 pm 4/14/14      After downloading and completing the Application, please choose SAVE AS and rename it with your userid as the filename. i.e. jsmith.doc

Email the completed application to Rhonda Berger -