The following topics will be covered during the PD sessions this semester. Each topic will first run on Thursday after school (3:30-4:30) and then be repeated on Tuesday during lunchtime (1:30-2:00). These usually take place in IT3. Please note that as Tuesday’s session is shorter, we probably won’t get through as much. Also, if you have a yard duty during the session, please don’t forget to get someone to cover it beforehand.
31/03 – Screencasting *No Thursday session due to P/T interviews*
07/04 – Screencasting: This session, only running on the Tuesday, will look at how to create a video of your computer screen in order to create instructional videos for your class.
28/04 – Creating and uploading videos to YouTube: We will learn to create a video using a webcam or screencast and then upload it to YouTube
03/05 – YouTube rerun
12/05 – Creating a wiki: Discover what wikis can be used for, set up an account with one of the many free sites and create a wiki about a topic of your choice.
17/05 – Wiki rerun
26/05 – Blogging: When wikis are too pagey, maybe you need a blog. Learn why people blog and how to set one up and get shown some ace education blogs to follow.
31/05 – Blogging rerun
09/06 – Podcasting: Tired of repeating yourself? Podcast it! This session will cover using the hardware to create a podcast and where you can put your podcast once you’ve made it.
14/06 – Podcasting rerun
23/06 – Survey Monkey: If you want to run a group of people through a series of multiple choice questions there is no better place to do so than Survey Monkey. We will look at setting up and running surveys and interpreting data.
28/06 – Survey Monkey rerun