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Teacher Workshop Materials

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GRPS PD Tuesday AUGUST 28, 2012


SEM= Science Engineering and Technology



Click the link above and then the download tab















21 Things







PowerPoint Basics







1. Interface



2. How to use it Video


Templates you can download



3. Use a  template to get the job done fast


Embed a video link




Free online Math Science teaching Tutorials

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  Educational Videos for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English



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4. Embed links







Alternative to PowerPoint PREZI







Livescribe Pens

1. Go to:




2. Setting the pen up: Tap the i Then click left or right handed

3. Tap "set date" with your smartpen on the date and time pad located in your book. The use the keypad to set the date

For example 012512 will set the date to January 25, 2012

4. Set the time-0330PM sets the time to 3:30 PM

5. NOw we will take notes and use the audio control buttons



These  smartpens digitally capture everything people hear and write. To play back  information, simply tap anywhere on handwritten notes in a Livescribe notebook. These can be easily uploaded on a computer, mobile device, and you can replay and re-live the moment, as an interactive PDF or “pencast” direct to someone’s email, Facebook page, to Evernote or Googledocs or to a mobile device such as iPad or iPhone. The recipient can then click on the handwritten notes to hear the audio for themselves.


1.  Download the software that came with your pen on the CD. It will take you to the Livescribe desktop

2. Write and talk in the notebook at the same time.

3.Plug the pen in with the cord that came with your pen.

4. Name your pencast. Now you can use the embedded code to email or embed

How can I use this pen with kids 


1. Invite a couple of children with great handwriting who understand a concept create a pencast that teaches the concept to peers in a new way.  They writing a talk in the notebook. You plug the pen in and upload to your website. Now all the students have a review.

2. Prepare your study guide writing in the notebook using your voice. Plug the pen in an upload to website or email to students.

3. Create a master copy of your classroom lessons  for use this year and in the future.  Assign a a student  "scribe" every time that you’re giving notes in class and let them record your lessons, in the Lightscribe book. This way you create a notebook of lessons to use, a plce for review and an easy way to email notes to students who are sick or on vacation.

4. Use the notebook full of notes to have students catch up by going to the library and clicking through the lessons they missed or had trouble with.

5. Create tutorials for handwriting-Showing the proper  strokes used in Handwriting without tears.

6. Demonstrate each of the thinking maps using an example. IF a student has trouble with a type of map they can click through the book as a review.

7. Create spelling lists that you pronounce to make it easier for students to understand which word you are thinking of in an oral test.

8. Think of creating warehouses of online tutorials and recordings of classroom lessons-


Sample Student Pen  Casts done by students 

Students prepare a study guide on Waves





Mr. W will show his lesson he posts on his webpage

 Here is a social students and Math Pencast





Benefits of a pen over a netbook

1. Cost

2. When a great idea occurs to you, there’s nothing faster than handwriting.  You can jot your thought down, add diagrams, and let your ideas flow.  By contrast, when you need to fire up a device, open an app, fiddle with fonts, you’re interrupting your natural thought process.

3. Moreover, as a study by a University of Washington psychologist showed, the physical act of writing your idea down helps commit it to memory, as pen strokes activate more regions of the brain associated with memory and language than typing.

4. To do lists! They are  portable, fast to access, and the hassle of rewriting them can actually act as an incentive to get things done, so you don’t need to rewrite the same task day after day. TEar a piece of paper out-not tote an entire netbook or laptop.

5. Focus! Paper contains no distracting links, search boxes or pop-up messages, so Purdy argues, it allows you to focus more thoughtfully on one task at a time. 

6. Paper also has the benefit that you can flip back and forth quickly, you can spread out several documents in front of you, and you can scan the length of the document in one glance.  And if that’s not enough, another Fast Company writer recently devoted a whole post to the value and bright future of paper.




What can they do?




How can you share the notes?





Set up

How to get your Pen to Work



  1. Open the box and plug in the pen to the usb port
  2. Go to www.livescribe.com/install This is where you click to download the driver that makes the pen work.
Click the link below to see step by step directions for set up!
There's an App for that .....

 Educational Uses

Incorporating Technology as a Teaching Tool 




Inservice for AnchorPoint Christian 9/27/2011 



I. Introduction to the Wiki


II. Using Interactive Lessons


III. Projectors in the classroom for Instruction


      A. Projector can be used in the classroom to view educational films


      B.  Show lesson presentations


      C.  Get students involved with interactive slides


      D. When the projector is used to display an image on a whiteboard, the teacher has the option to use

       dry erase markers to draw on the image.



Projectors can be used to teach many different subjects, from demonstrating a chemical reaction to diagramming sentences or labeling muscle groups in anatomy class. Students can use markers in different colors to participate as well. For example, a teacher may display a paragraph on the screen and ask students to mark errors on the whiteboard. After the demonstration, the whiteboard can be erased and the LCD projector can move to the next image. This technique is easier than using an overhead projector, where all images must be copied onto clear film. It is also preferable to slide projectors, which can't produce images that are as clear as those from an LCD projector.

Read more: School Uses for LCD Projector | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_5916074_school-uses-lcd-projector.html#ixzz1ZCI8yEBc





Why Do We Love Elmo Document Camera's?


Classroom Document Camera Ideas


  • Place a timer under the document camera to help with time management.

  • Displaying student work

  • Model note taking skills by using an actual piece of notebook paper.

  • Model sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation and grammar editing

  • Worksheets such as study guides or daily assignments. Fill out the worksheet with the students.

  • Complete graphic organizers as a whole class

  • Project a test for grading; students follow with their eyes and not just their ears

  • Daily Oral Language - can be saved from year to year without writing it on the board each day

  • Math Manipulatives such as compass, ruler, thermometer, base ten blocks, etc

  • Demonstrate how to use a calculator

  • Show students how to set up math problems using notebook paper

  • Math workbook pages

  • Displaying and creating graphs

  • Science experiments

  • Dissections

  • Zoom in on small items to see the details

  • Maps

  • Small items. Use the "zoom" feature to see the small details

  • Valuable items you may not want to put in the hands of students

  • Overhead transparencies (you may need to put a white sheet of paper behind it)

  • Pictures of historical places and events from a book or photo

  • Art pictures or projects

  • Let the student be the "teacher"

  • Save images for later use. A classroom document camera connected to a computer can act as a scanner. Teachers can place items under the document camera and use them in class that day and "save" the image for future use.

  • Save an image of what you did in class on the document camera to place on classroom websites. Parents can "see" what their children are learning throughout the day.






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