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Overview This course is intended to teach educators or business professionals how to use the SMART Board interactive whiteboard. SMART Board is designed to engage students and deliver unique presentations. Our course will allow participants will explore SMART Board software and learn how to create interactive lessons or presentations for the classroom and business world. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed. Prerequisites/Audience There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, it’s seems everyone, including your students, talk about ways the Internet let’s them stay in touch and see what others are doing. Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Do you ever wonder if there might be some effective ways to communicate with their parents? GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. You will also spend some time discussing ways to overcome resistance you might encounter in using these programs. For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers. Agenda Unit 1. Social Media & Online Tools The evolution of social media A sampling of the tools Role of smartphones Overcoming your fear Unit 2. Enhancing Instruction Tools to encourage student group work Graphics, Videos & Virtual Labs Tools to strengthen your collaboration with colleagues Develop a web presence for you class Unit 3. Communicating With Parents Tools for regular updates Online calendars Virtual scrapbooks Unit 4. Techno Resistance and Future Trends What do you mean you aren’t on Facebook? The non-techno members of a web savvy generation. The “wave” of the future Overcoming district and parental resistanceRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 10/03/16

End date: 10/28/16

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (10/03/2016-10/28/2016)

Location : Online

Instructor : Dan Torrez 



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Class, turn your cell phones - - on! Most of your students have cell phones, and now you can use this valuable tool in your classroom to engage and involve your students more in their learning. Discover how to implement cell phones in your classroom from a teacher who has done it successfully. Come away with a step-by-step how-to plan on enhancing your students’ learning, and your teaching. Agenda Unit One Trends: Cell Phones in the 21st Century – The Research -Texting a central means for communication -Demographics of the Texting Generation -Cell Phones: What they are capable of and how they are used? Unit Two Benefits of a mobile classroom -Current issues and concerns -Paradigm shift: Importance of transitioning from a social to educational and professional use. -Discover the power of cell phone technology in the 21st century. Unit Three Implementing Social Media in the classroom -What is Edmodo? -Making your classroom a community: by connecting with students, parents, and other professionals. -Edmodo Mobile Apps: store and access course work on a virtual library, vote on polls, post assignments, notes, quizzes, grade student work and post grades in a virtual grade book. Unit Four Resources for Integrating cell phones in the 21st century classroom. -Cell Phones: Lesson Plan Integrations for all disciplines. -Classroom projects and Research Tools: Web 2.0, Audio and Video resources. -There is an App for that! Evernote, Dropbox, Google Voice, poll everywhere, Remind101, Wiffiti and other free resources.RequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player

Start date: 11/07/16

End date: 12/02/16

Tuition: $195.00

Online 24/7 (11/07/2016-12/02/2016)

Location : Online

Instructor : Ryan Moore 



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Overview Technology and content area curriculum should be partnered in such a way to enhance not just learning for the students, but also increase enthusiasm for the teachers. Students today have at their fingertips access to a variety of information and communications that did not exist when their teachers were children. Students seamlessly integrate new technologies into their lives in ways that mystify many adults. Our classrooms must capture and keep students attention and focus. Today that means utilizing as much technology throughout each subject every day. Our course promotes the use of technology throughout all curriculum. In our class, students will be introduced to the most powerful instructional tool of today to enhance classroom instruction and push the boundaries to challenge all students to think and learn in meaningful ways. Languages English Course Access Time Students have 1 month to complete this course from date of their enrollment. Instructor This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition: $195.00

Self-Paced

Online 24/7 (Dates:Upon Registration)

Location : Online

Instructor : Online Class Instructor 



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