i21 Connect - 10/22/10

Posted by Michael Senise at 10/27/2010 2:00:00 PM

i21 Connect

Hello i21 Teachers!


In this update from i21 Connect you will find information about district online resources, Promethean tips, upcoming workshops, and copyright laws. If you have a suggestion for what we could share in the next i21 Connect Update, please use http://bit.ly/beaDVm to let us know.


Thank you,

The Ed Tech Team



District Online Resources


Are you sending your students to Google for research and need a better and safer alternative? The district has many research resources available for both you and your students. Click here for a link to district online resources including safe searches of library books, periodicals, world book encyclopedia, videos, and websites. Get your students using our databases today! Subsequent i21 Connect newsletters will have detailed instructions on the use of each online resource.



Professional Development


Click here and scroll down to view a list of all of the i21 2hr. paid workshops we are offering through December. Workshops are offered for different levels and at different pacing. Some examples of classes include your doc cam, LanSchool, online bookmarking,  ActivExpression (Engage), wiki, and blogging. When you find what you need, sign up on ero.


If you are a Year 2 teacher and have yet to take the Vision/Tablet PC class or if you have already taken the Vision class and need to sign up for Promethean 1 because you have been told your board is coming soon, please sign up on ero.


There are Promethean User Group sessions available (no pay). These user group sessions are open to all i21 teachers who have taken Promethean Level 1.  Two beginning (A and B) and two intermediate (A and B) facilitated by Dave Kootman of Promethean will be held from 4:15-6:15 pm at Lincoln High School on different days. These are user support groups and do not take the place of the 6-hour Promethean Level 1 training. Please sign up for these classes on ero.



Copyright Confusion?


Many teachers have been inquiring about how to teach students about copyright laws. Take the mystery out of copyright by sharing this fun site with your students hosted by the Library of Congress.

Taking the Mystery out of Copyright


Below is a link to a two week unit on fair use and copyright designed by an Ed Tech team member. It was made for high school, but can be used at the middle school level as well.




Promethean Tips


Click here for some tips to help you get the most out of your interactive whiteboard.