i21 Connect - 3/10/2010

Posted by Michael Senise at 3/10/2010 4:40:00 PM


Hello i21 Teachers,

We at the Ed Tech Department are beginning a periodic communication called i21 Connect to bring you important tips and tricks, updates, and other information regarding the i21 Interactive Classroom. In this i21 Connect you will find information about upcoming workshops on Moodle and Promethean User Group sessions, fixing how Internet Explorer and Firefox open PDFs, great links for the classroom, and more. Please see the links below for some helpful information.

Thank you,
Heidi Beezley
On behalf of the Ed Tech Team

Optional Workshops for i21 Teachers
We have recently posted a number of additional workshops sessions on topics ranging from the use of your Promethean board to Moodle. The Moodle workshops will be paid. If you are interested in signing up, please check the Electronic Registration Online (ERO) at the following link. Please note that these sessions will be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment. Look for additional sessions soon.

Adobe Fix For Your Web Browser
Many of you have had trouble opening PDF documents in your browsers. Now there is a fix! The following link will take you to a job aid with quick directions for how to fix this problem.
Link to Job Aid

Doug McIntosh, Ed Tech Resource Teacher, has created a great resource for teachers looking for online teaching ideas. If you haven’t taken a look recently, check it out at the following website.

Cleaning Filters on the Projector of Your Promethean Board
Projector filters are starting to get dirty. You may have already received a warning from your projector that it needs cleaned. When you do, here’s a link that explains how to clean both projector filters that are built-in to your Promethean board’s projector. Please make sure to use a step stool or ask for help if you cannot safely reach the projector filters.
Link to Job Aid

Promethean Regional ActivEducator Conference
Are you interested in learning more about Promethean? Promethean is hosting an ActivEducator conference on March 27th in Orange County, CA at Yorba Linda High School. The cost is $20 but includes lunch, snacks and giveaways. For more information, go to this link: http://bit.ly/aBi4cD

Microsoft Office 2007
If you are having trouble making the transition from older versions of Microsoft Office to the new Office 2007, you may find the following links helpful. Each link leads to a page that has an interactive guide for either Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. Follow the link below to the application you are interested in and then click “Start the Guide” (you may have to scroll down a bit to see the link).
Word: http://bit.ly/r0cFT
PowerPoint: http://bit.ly/Z7JFt
Excel: http://bit.ly/3E31Qx