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2008 Summer Institute
LITT Google Group
RBUSD District Map
LITT Social Network
LITT Meeting - October 7, 2008
Introductions: (8:15 – 8:30)
We have some new members; please give your name, school site, and grade being taught.
Information Technology Update: (8:30 – 9:00)
New Staff Member for RUHS, RSHS, Annex, and M&O
Server Systems: Upgrade Status
E-Mail System: Mailbox size limitation
Question and Answer
Infinite Campus: (9:00 – 10:00)
WebEx Elementary Gradebook Presentation
Screen Capture and Screencasting
What is a
How do I capture my screen?
There are lots of
Free screen capture tools for Windows...
you can make a PDF of anything you can print!
Share by uploading the image or PDF to your blog or teacher website... or simply by emailing it to others.
SMART PDF CONVERTER
This program is free to try and will convert PDF files to WORD or Images. It places a watermark on word documents, but can easily be removed.
What is a
How do I screencast?
In the past you could purchase options like
in addition to less powerful
free screen capture tools for Windows
Now the folks who brought us Camtasia offer the amazing and Free,
Share by linking to the Jing video from your blog or teacher website... or simply by emailing it to others.
is a fun site that you can have a MONKEY create a message for you. Use Jing to record the screen and upload it for your students. Here is an example of a finished product:
A MONKEY MESSAGE TO STUDENTS
Create a brief (5 minutes or less) instructional video about the new online gradebook - or another topic for your colleagues or students.
Share the link below:
This is a video on how to enter the same grade for each student for a specific assignment in the grade book
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This one shows how to use a Graphing Calculator to enter data points, graph the scatter plot, find the line of best fit, and use the line to predict values for new inputs. Tim Baumgartner, RUHS Math -
This is a 30 second video on how to change the theme of your classroom webpage on myteacherpages.com
Susi Farrell This is an explanation of how to get on to Edusoft and into the Assessments folders with tests.
Amanda's training video for Alta Vista Staff, "How to create a distribution list on Microsoft Outlook
Explanation of how to hide dropped students on IC
How to make a new album on Picassa 2
Cindy's video for Spanish class for the webpage:
This is how to get your attendance register for special education:
Extra Credit: Post the link to the Jing video on your own blog or teacher website!
It Really Is Really Simple: An Introduction to RSS in Education
Search Feeds - Notifications from Google, Technorati, and More!
Web Search: Run a search at
. Add &format=RSS to the end of the search URL. Cut and paste this URL into your feed reader. You now have a feed for that search!
News Search: See the instructions for Custom News Feeds at
Technorati: Run a search at
, a blog search engine. Then click on the orange subscribe link near the upper right (above the search results).
Activity: Set Up An RSS Aggregator
Create an account at
Subscribe to some edublogs and other feeds.
Share items with your colleagues and/or students. Add a link to your shared items below:
Dr. Wagner's Shared Items
quickie google reader
You might also add a link to your shared items to your
Extra Credit: Add a link to your shared items on your own blog or teacher website!
Some Blogs To Subscribe To
- Will Richardson
- David Warlick
- Vicki Davis
- Jeff Utecht (in Thailand)
- Mark Wagner's blog ;)
- Hank's History Hour - from RBUSD!
Exaclty what the name says
More Read/Write Web Services (Time Permitting):
Optional: Add a link to your page on any of these services to your
or on your own blog or teacher website!
The Crib Sheet:
The Crib Sheet:
The Crib Sheet:
Video & YouTube
And Even More GTA Resources:
Jigsaw Activity - Modified
Each pair or trio of LITTs will select a different Google Tool to explore in more depth.
Following their explanation, they will share three things with the large group:
The Nature of The Tool - What is it? What does it do?
The Educational Value of The Tool - How might teachers and students use it?
How to Get Started - What are the next steps one would take?
Time Permitting: Explore one or more of the tools that interested you.
Future Workshop Topics?
This wiki was originally developed by:
Mark Wagner, Ph.D.
President, Educational Technology and Life Corporation
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"