Day of Moodle, Expert's Round Table - May 18

May 18 2007 1:00 pm
May 18 2007 3:00 pm
Day of Moodle InfoExpert's Round Table:
Enrollment open to all interested educators. Meet in NWRESD Washington room. Sign up below...
  • Moodle experts roundtable
  • quizzes, grades & wiki
  • survey, database, workshop activities
  • Moodle themes
  • Moodle big iron – server showdown
Questions? Contact Paul Nelson. (503)614-1478

Day of Moodle, Moodle Basics Workshop - May 18

May 18 2007 8:00 am
May 18 2007 12:00 pm

Day of Moodle InfoMoodle Basics - 8am 12 noon: Enrollment limited to 1st 20 teachers from NWRESD schools. Meet in NWRESD computer lab. Learn to create and manage Moodle courses. Sign up below...

  • Moodle web pages, graphics & links
  • on line assignment submission
  • forums, chat & blogs
  • backup, restore & share courses

Feel free to stay for the afternoon expert's round table event too!

Are you as technology literate as an Oregon 5th grader?

Oregon's Technology Plan for 2006-2010 includes an Instructional Technology Framework that spells out what our students should be doing with technology in schools. Educators should also read the Career-Related Learning Standards Implementation Guide published by ODE. Many of the high school graduation requirements in the CRLS can be met with technology-enabled career learning portfolios.

 

I've created a checklist that helps describe the hardware and software environment one would find in a 5th grade classroom where the common curriculum goals in this framework for technology are being addressed.

Take a look at what we want our 5th. grade students to do and ask yourself if you are as technology literate as an Oregon 5th grader.

If you have suggestions and/or corrections feel free to leave a comment by using the link below.

Bonus reading for extra credit:
Both of these articles offer interesting reading on preparing students for the 21st century: Time Magazine, Dec. 2006, How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century,
New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, Dec. 2006, Tough Choices, Tough Times.

UnitedStreaming Network Manager

If you want your staff to use UnitedStreaming.com for videos but want them to download videos overnight instead of during the school day, then you'll want to setup the Network Manager. You'll need your admin login code to do this. If you don't have one, contact Roxanne in Media Services.

Here are two how-to files that will get you started:

Network_Manager_InstallGuide.pdf

Using the Unitedstreaming Network Manager.pdf

Ed Tech Lunch & Meet

Apr 20 2007 12:30 pm
Apr 20 2007 2:30 pm

Don't stay in your office all day...You're invited to join with technology educators from the metro area for a Lunch 'N Meet. Our goal is to hear what's happening in different districts and to explore ways we can collaborate, help and learn from each other.

The NWRESD is providing pizza. You have to bring the ideas and energy. All technology educators are welcome to attend. Just sign up ahead of time so I'll know how much pizza to get!

When: Friday, April 20 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Technology planning for Oregon schools

Oregon has a good technology plan for 2006-2010. Use the link below to print out and read this document.
( http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/edtech/edtechplan.doc )
ODE page with more resources >> http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=141

Sample Administrative Policies

The OPEN Clearinghouse has sample Internet policies for Oregon schools. On the same site you'll also find A Legal and Educational Analysis of K-12 Internet Acceptable Use Policies, good reading for schools working on acceptable use policies.

Stellarium - Night sky imaging simulation

Stellarium screenshotStellarium is one of my favorite programs. It turns your PC into a planetarium. You can configure it for your location and it will show you the real-time night sky as the world turns. It has many configuration options including the ability to add panoramic images of your own location.

 

Stellarium is published under an open source license and is free to download, use and redistribute. It is available for Linux, MAC and Windows operating systems.

 

Legal guide for student bloggers - Electronic Frontier Founcation

The Bloggers' FAQ on Student Blogging addresses legal issues arising from student blogging. It focuses on blogging by high school (and middle school) students, but also contains information for college students.

Common sense computer rules

Using technology is an important part of education. It’s important to be technology literate just like it’s important to be literate in reading or math.
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