We realize that this puts some undue stress on those of you that have used blogs regularly. Rest assured, we have trained EdTech coaches in your buildings on viable replacements for your blogs and they are ready and willing to help you migrate content over to those options. Please understand that after March 15th, whatever content you have on those blogs will no longer be available, so please begin migrating content as soon as possible.
We anticipate that some of you might be wondering if blogs will be coming back at some point. The answer to that is no. Again, we have some viable alternatives that we think will take blogs’ place and will work better. For example, some teachers used blogs as a way to have an online calendar with daily updates. Both Canvas and Google Classroom have this ability built in and is more streamlined to send out announcement to students and parents--again, great alternatives to blogs.
Additionally, we encourage you to please subscribe to our new Training Channel on YouTube. We have uploaded a couple applicable videos that can help as you migrate your content and we will be uploading training videos frequently going forward.
E-volve is professional development training, provided by Weber School District Technical Services, delivered directly to small groups of teachers in their own schools.
During this high-impact training, lead instructors guide no more than 12 participants through a 90 minute hands-on course, while up to six Weber School District Techs sit side-by-side with participants to provide assistance.
Take advantage of this in-school training opportunity in just three easy steps.
|Moodle||This course helps you understand the basics of how to use Moodle. Moodle is a free source e-learning software platform. This course reviews typical features of Moodle including Assignment submission, Discussion forums, File uploads, instant messages, news, announcements, Online quizes and Automatic Grading.|
|Blogging||Turn your school into a blog-rich environment that allows students and teachers to receive daily resources for homework. Alllow your parents to interactively discuss what students are doing in schools.|
|Document Cameras 1||This course helps you understand the basics of how to use any printout or anything in a book by setting it beneath the camera lens. You will also learn how to best display three-dimensional objects and use the zoom in and out feature.|
|Document Cameras 2||This course helps you understand how to use the document camera for live and recorded webcasts. Explore new ways to open subjects before your studentsfrom something you recorded earlier. Save your best work and allow students to show off their own work.|
|Excel 2010||Learn to use the powerful resources in Excel to define the appearance of spreadsheets (fonts, character attributes and cell appearance). Use Excel's extensive graphing capabilities. Understand how to get the most from your computer by letting it sort your information for you at the touch of a button.|
|Lync||Discover how to use Lync, Weber School District's instant messenger application. Learn how to hold group conferences, audio/video chat sessions, transfer files, and other features that will improve your inter-organization communication.|
|Mimios||Through this course you can learn to make your current whiteboard into a never-ending virtual board. Use your whiteboard to perform tasks that will make magic marker really seem like magic.|
|MyProgress||Now you can learn to use the new grading and progress report system designed specifically for our school district.|
|Outlook||Learn how to use Outlook for your daily work like a pro. You will gain an understanding of how to send emails to individuals and groups, manage your contacts, schedule appointments, use your calendar, and more.|
|Podcasting||You've likely heard of podcasting by now. Countless schools worldwide are using the technology to deliver recorded lectures, news and information to students. In fact, nothing has had a greater impact on students since the invention of the paddle. E-volve helps take the mystery out of how to: find and download podcasts, select appropriate podcasting equipment and software, record, edit and polish your podcast, upload your podcast to the Internet, create a podcast blog, share podcasts with your students.|
|Senteos||Senteos are an easy way to find out what your students don't know. Learn how to effectively create quizzes and exams to pinpoint student needs.|
|Slates||Learn all the ins and outs of Slates in the classroom. Use this powerful tool to enhance your students' experience.|
|SMART Boards||SMART Boards give students a hands-on experience that enables them to truly immerse themselves in learning. Learn how to use all that SMART Boards have to offer. Plus it will keep their hands busy learning instead of other things.|
|Thin Clients||Understand how a virtual lab can become an awesome resource for discovery and word processing. You will also learn how to use the Thin Client lab as a live exam room and quiz resource.|
|Turning Point Clickers||Just like Senteos, Clickers are the easiest way to find out what your students don't know. Learn how to effectively create quizzes and exams to pinpoint student needs.|