Presentation Handouts

Add the handouts from your face-to-face technology integration presentation here.

I created and conducted three SMART Board staff development day workshops on November 26. They focused on utilizing the Lesson Activity Toolkit in lessons and reviewing the new features of SMART 10.0. They all lasted 2 hours and were a combination of demonstration and hand-on work time. I also presented a session and a workshop at the December TIES conference. I enjoy sharing my passion for SMART boards with other teachers. The presentations went well, except a few of the computers didn’t have the entire Toolkit downloaded. I truly enjoy sharing all the amazing features SMART offers with my colleagues, but sometimes technical issues get in the way. It is very frustrating when things don’t work (computers, internet connections, applications, networks ,,,) because the participants think if I have troubles there is no way they can do it. This is the handout that I use most often to accompany my presentations. Chris

Gail, Andrea, Heather and I were asked to discuss the progress and purpose of E2T2 with our elementary staff and also provide ideas and resources for teachers to use if they were interested in furthering their technology integration. This was given in 2 sessions to staff members who signed up to be there as a part of an inservice day. The four of us were given a computer lab and an hour and a half in which to present our information which gave us (and them) access to some of the tools we were discussing. The staff was very receptive of the information and asked many great questions. The most frustrating part was giving them answers that started with the phrase 'If the district...' It made it difficult to present our information clearly and with a distinct purpose. We allowed work time for our colleagues to be able to explore some of the new tools we introduced, however, many were hesitant to start new accounts and some were denied access (as with most district machines). Since Gail, Andrea, Heather and I didn't have a set prep time or even the awareness that we'd be compensated for using our own time, we stuck with using Google Docs to prepare our information. This seemed to work well and kept things in a central location. It also provided us with a handout to give our colleagues with web addresses already input. Overall, the experience was gratifying but I believe it ended up sending a mixed message to the staff.