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Tech Tools Sessions are provided FREE of charge to all staff at districts/sites with an active 2022-23 ERS Library Media Services Agreement. Staff members are encouraged to register for as many sessions as they like. All Tech Tools sessions are virtual and will be held via Zoom. 

If your schedule does not allow you to attend a live virtual session, you can register to receive a link to the session recording. This will be emailed to all registrants one week after the event. The recordings are for your viewing only; please do not share any link(s) you receive.


REGISTRATION CONTACT:
sara
Sara Torabi

sara.torabi@tcoe.org
(559) 651-3031
 

CONTENT CONTACTS:
 
doug
Doug Cairns

doug.cairns@tcoe.org
(559) 651-3031


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Steve Woods

steve.woods@tcoe.org
(559) 651-3031



2023

January 
18th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Introduction to Google Drawing
w/ Steve Woods

Discover the visual presentation power of Google Drawings, and how graphics and images you create and annotate can be integrated into all of your G Suite for Education documents.

25th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Introduction to Screencastify
w/ Doug Cairns

Learn how to install and use this free Chrome Extension. Discover how you and your students can use this tool to record what is happening on their screens. We will also review some example cases and demonstrate how to apply them.

February 
15th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Introduction to Google Forms
w/ Doug Cairns

Google Forms is one of the most versatile and useful of the Google Apps tools. In this class, you’ll begin learning how to create simple surveys and quizzes, and see how Google can automatically collect and analyze responses using its supportive Sheets spreadsheet application. Auto-grade student submissions, and learn about valuable add-ons. Discover how to create survey sections that are linked together (or ignored) based on earlier responses. A great class for office staff and administrators, too!

22nd
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Introduction to Blogger
w/ Steve Woods

Isn’t it about time you considered blogging? Whether you’re an administrator who wants to keep your community informed or a teacher who wants to communicate to (and with) your class, Google’s free Blogger platform can help you get the word out! Learn how Blogger can be set up through G Suite for Education, to help your students creatively write and comment to each other in a safe environment.

March 
15th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Introduction to Google Sites
w/ Steve Woods

Google Sites is a free and easy, drag and drop website creation tool that integrates with many of the great Google tools you use. Embed presentations, videos, pictures, forms, and calendars to stay connected with your students and the greater educational community. Google Sites is simple enough for students to create their own site for portfolios and presentations, yet powerful enough to handle the needs of your entire campus or district. Collaboration and control are easy and require no code experience.

22nd
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Introduction to EdPuzzle
w/ Doug Cairns

EdPuzzle is a tool that allows educators to take a video and transform it into an interactive activity. You can upload your own video or pull from YouTube. Once you have your video selected you can edit it, add voice-over, add questions, and more. With EdPuzzle you will be able to track, monitor, and grade students' engagement with the videos used in your lessons.

April 
19th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Introduction to Microsoft Sway
w/ Steve Woods

Discover how this dynamic and visually interesting presentation tool can transform how you share information with your class.

26th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Introduction to Scratch
w/ Doug Cairns

This session provides educators an introduction to Scratch, an application your students can use to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games. In the process, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for everyone.


May 
17th
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Intro to Microsoft Whiteboard
w/ Steve Woods

Learn more about how this presentation and diagramming tool can help you express ideas in real-time with your class.

24th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Introduction to Code.org
w/ Doug Cairns

Discover this fun, creative, and free way to bring the coding experience to your classroom. You will be introduced to Code.org's toolbox of coding projects that will help you teach your student the basics of computer programming. We'll also explore ways to introduce coding without computers. No prior experience is required!



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