Nerd Newsletter at MSD of Steuben County
Below are some training opportunities for teachers at MSD of Steuben County. Since this is the first year for kindergarten through second grade to utilize iPads and for third through fifth grade to use Chromebooks, most of the training opportunities are targeted for beginners. More advanced training will take place after the school year begins.
This course will focus on the very basics of using the iPad. For those that are newbies with using an iPad or have very limited experience with iOS. These tips will help alleviate any fears that one may have when using an iPad.
Please indicate if you plan on participating in one of the following times:
- 8/10/2015: 8-9:00 am
- 8/11/2015: 8-9:00 am
Google Drive Basics
Google Drive for iPad is a very different experience than it is on a PC or Chromebook. In this session, we will look at how to navigate and organize Google Drive on the iPad. We will also discuss how to use docs, slides, and sheets.
Please indicate if you plan on participating in one of these sessions:
- 8/10/2015: 9:30-10:30 am
- 8/11/2015: 9:30-10:30 am
Google Classroom is a tool that is used to organize digital assignments and streamline the workflow between you and the students. With it you can create assignments, receive their work, and provide feedback for their work.
- 8/10/2015: 11-12:00
- 8/11/2015: 11-12:00
The iPad contains a plethora of opportunities for students to express their learning creatively. In this session, we will chat about some of my favorite apps for young learners to create their own content. Some of those include: Chatterpix Kids, Shadow Puppet Edu, Pic Collage for Kids, Scratch Jr., and much more.
8/10/2015: 12:30-2:30 pm
8/11/2015: 12:30-2:30 pm
I'm sure you all have lots of questions about how to manage the devices in your classroom. We will take some time to discuss the procedures for downloading apps and setting expectations for students. This session is a great opportunity to share your questions, concerns, and excitement for this upcoming year.
8/10/2015: 3-4:00 pm
8/11/2015: 3-4:00 pm