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Building a Network of Public School Websites on a Public School Budget

Visit the WordPress APS Multisite Demo network.

Intermediate SMART Board Training

This page includes resources from both sessions offered on August 21st.  If you come across other resources that you think would be helpful to share with others, please email me using my APS email address.

General Resources

Principles for Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Design and Implementation

  • Download a handout here.
  • Watch videos of some of Jon’s earlier PD sessions about SMART Board use and the Principles.

Providing Feedback

  • Download a plethora of sound effects at freesound.org (free registration required)

Content

  • There are many lessons (some better than others) available on the SMART Exchange.
    • You need a free account to use the SMART Exchange site.  Be sure to log on at the BEGINNING because you cannot download lessons without logging in, and you will lose your place if you have to back up to log in after you find a lesson you want.
  • There are many images available (though not all are public domain) on Google Images.
  • One way people can specify how their works can be used (like a copyright) is through a Creative Commons license.  Be sure to understand and respect these licenses when using images, sounds, and other resources.

Helping Students to Access Materials at Home

Polling Software

  • Teachers can register for free accounts with Poll Everywhere that will allow them to poll up to 40 users for a given question.

Other Assorted Tutorials

  • Naomi Harm has a tutorial that is rather detailed.  If you are feeling overwhelmed by it, skip to the later pages which focus on the more typical day-to-day activities.  BEWARE of the advertisements on the right side of the page.  You don’t want to download junk unintentionally.
  • I’ve watched snippets of these tutorial videos (but not in their entirety), and they seem good.  They will not work on iPads or iPhones, however.
  • We found this tutorial video about SMART Notebook’s print capture tool during our break.  It may be helpful to you!

Principles for Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Design and Implementation

  • Download a handout here.
  • Watch videos of some of Jon’s earlier PD sessions about SMART Board use and the Principles.

Using WordPress to Foster Skilled and Responsible Digital Citizens

Hello WordCamp Providence!  Here are some assorted resources to help you to use WordPress to create a class or school website.

  • Download slides from my session (6.3mb)
  • I will post the video of my session when it is available on WordPress.tv.  In the mean time, here is a similar presentation from WordCamp Boston 2012.

  • Watch my tutorials for customizing a brand new WordPress site

Initial WordPress Site Configuration (June 26, 2012) from Jon Moss on Vimeo.

Adding Initial Content to your New WordPress Site from Jon Moss on Vimeo.

  • Consider trying Inspiration to plan out the organization of your site map.  (It’s also great to use with students!)

Preteaching, Teaching, and Reteaching with Technology (January 18, 2013)

This page has materials and resources that may help you as you become more comfortable with using SMART Boards and iPads in your instruction.  If you come across any materials that you want to add, please email me at my usual APS email address.

Morning Session – SMART Boards

General Resources

  • This video, from December 2011, provides an overview of how to use some of the basic features of SMART Boards.

SMARTer Use of SMART Boards – Part 1 of 2 (12-9-2011) from Jon Moss on Vimeo.

  •  Download Jon’s SMART Notebook file from the workshop.  (COMING SOON!)
  • Download SMART Notebook at home.  (You will need to enter a license code within 30 days.)

Other Assorted Tutorials

  • Naomi Harm has a tutorial that is rather detailed.  If you are feeling overwhelmed by it, skip to the later pages which focus on the more typical day-to-day activities.  BEWARE of the advertisements on the right side of the page.  You don’t want to download junk unintentionally.
  • I’ve watched snippets of these tutorial videos (but not in their entirety), and they seem good.  They will not work on iPads or iPhones, however.
  • We found this tutorial video about SMART Notebook’s print capture tool during our break.  It may be helpful to you!

Principles for Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Design and Implementation

  • Download a handout here.
  • Watch videos of some of Jon’s earlier PD sessions about SMART Board use and the Principles.

Afternoon Session – iPads

General Resources

  • Apple offers this handbook to help educators to use iPads in their instruction.
  • More guides for using Apple products with students who have special needs are available on the Apple website.  (Many cover a variety of Mac products – not just iPads.)
  • This site offers more good resources about integrating iPad use into instruction.

Apps

  • Richard Byrne’s website is RICH with recommendations for valuable apps.  I’ve followed his work for many years.  It’s top notch!
  • I first learned of iEducation App Review when I attended a conference and saw Meg Wilson speak.  This no-frills website offers extremely comprehensive reviews and recommendations for apps, with particular focus on apps for students with special needs.
  • Here is the app rubric I shared with you.  Remember, the scores you give an app SHOULD and likely will vary depending on what student would be using the app and what your goals are for how the app will be used.
If you stumble upon more resources that you think would be helpful, please email me!

Developing Class Websites with WordPress

Hello WordCamp Boston!  Here are some assorted resources to help you to use WordPress to create a class or school website.

  • Download my notes in color or in grayscale (large file, but suitable for printing).
  • Watch my presentation (on WordPress TV, or embedded below.)

  • Watch my tutorials for customizing a brand new WordPress site

Initial WordPress Site Configuration (June 26, 2012) from Jon Moss on Vimeo.

Adding Initial Content to your New WordPress Site from Jon Moss on Vimeo.

  • Consider trying Inspiration to plan out the organization of your site map.  (It’s also great to use with students!)
  • Although I recommend starting with content and minimizing your use of “placeholder” content, sometimes it is necessary when you want to see how, for example, five or six blog entries would look on your new site.  The lorem ipsum generator is a great resource for placeholder text.
  • My preferred plugins:
  • Other recommended resources will be added as I encounter them!  Thanks for your interest! :-)

Strategies for Integrating SMART Boards into Your Instruction – June 19, 2012

Strategies for Integrating SMART Boards into Your Instruction (6-19-12) from Jon Moss on Vimeo.

Artistic Uses of SMART Boards – March 23, 2012

Unfortunately, a camera glitch caused most of the second half of this presentation to go unfilmed.  This next video has similar content to what I covered in the second half of the March 23rd workshop.

You can also download my presentation.  There are four different options:

Download the original version (without the notes from the workshop) as an Adobe Acrobat file (if you don’t have SMART Notebook).

Download the original version (without the notes from the workshop) as an interactive, editable SMART Notebook file. COMING SOON

Download the final version (with workshop notes) as an Adobe Acrobat file (if you don’t have SMART Notebook).

Download the final version (with workshop notes) as an interactive, editable SMART Notebook file. COMING SOON

SMARTer Teaching with SMART Boards – December 9, 2011

Workshop Video (Part 1)

SMARTer Use of SMART Boards – Part 1 of 2 (12-9-2011) from Jon Moss on Vimeo.

 

Workshop Video (Part 2)

SMARTer Use of SMART Boards – Part 2 of 2 (12-9-2011) from Jon Moss on Vimeo.

 

 

Workshop Objectives

  • Brief review of how SMART Boards work and how to use their basic features (if necessary)
  • Examine the 10 Principles of Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Design and Implementation
  • Look at examples of the principles put into practice
  • Develop lessons together that use the principles

Resources

  • There are shockingly few GOOD videos on the internet that effectively show you how to use SMART Notebook for basic teaching functions.  One helpful set I found was made by an educational technologist named Marcia Jeans.  Her YouTube page has over 25 short videos that teach you specific skills you’ll need to be a SMART Notebook “power user” in the classroom.  When on her page, enter “SMART Notebook” in the search box to find the relevant tutorials.
  • Download the Principles of Interactive Whiteboard Lesson Design and Implementation here.
  • Download SMART Notebook here.   Remember, you can legitimately download SMART Notebook 10 for use in your classroom or at home as long as your BUILDING has a SMART Board.  Notebook 10 has a 30 day free trial, but you can enter the serial number of your SMART Board to register your software.
  • Try out SMART Notebook Express here.  Remember, this is still a beta (work-in-progress) release, so some features haven’t been implemented yet and there may still be some bugs.  But it definitely works!

Tweeting Teachers – December 9, 2011

This is a video of the workshop.  It’s hard to read the text on the slides, but you can follow along using the embedded PowerPoint presentation beneath the video.

Tweeting Teachers (12-9-2011) from Jon Moss on Vimeo.

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Photoshop Elements 9 – June 2, 2011

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www.edvantaged.com

Choose “Resources by Event” and select tonight’s workshop.

Here are the files you’ll need for this evening’s workshop!  Please download this *.zip file and extract it on your desktop, flash drive, or folder on your computer.  (Remember, if you extract in on a library computer, be sure to delete it at the end of the night.)

Photoshop Elements 9 Workshop Exercise Files

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