21st Century Skills

Fridays: Noon Nov.6-Dec.11 @ the CTL Lunch and learn your way to new skills, explore CTL’s tools and resources, and gain tips for hacking your work. Sessions include apps and software to use in the classroom (and life!), a tour of our new Studio which is ready for your video recording, image editing, and more, tips and tools to take your photography to the next level, and getting started with Lynda.com, your online library of classes and resources encompassing graphic design, Microsoft Office, Blackboard, 3D technologies, business skills and much more! Yum! Don’t forget to sign up via the Intranet! TECH BITS Fridays 12-12:30 11/06: Free Online Apps & Software for Education 11/13: Studio Tour: Basics 11/20: Your online training library: Lynda.com 12/04: Creative Commons 12/11: Photo Basics for Free: Apps, Editors, & Tips Bite sized learning to fit your busy schedule!

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This Friday (12/4) at noon, we will talk about the challenges of copyright and how the web has changed copyright. We will also talk about Creative Commons, Fair Use and Public Domain and you’ll leave with a better understanding of copyright and how to use the wealth of content on the internet legally. You will also leave with searching tips and resources to help you find more content you can use. Don’t forget to sign up on the Intranet!  

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Need to get situated in the world of online teaching and distance learning in all its variations (hybrid, blended, etc.)? Would like to know “best practices” and get ideas for successful online learning initiatives? See below some helpful resources: http://online.ucf.edu/teach-online/professional-development/faculty-seminars/ http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eq/a002/eqm0023.pdf http://www.umass.edu/oapa/oapa/publications/online_handbooks/Teaching_and_Learning_Online_Handbook.pdf http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AGlanceatInstitutionalSupportf/213685 http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/winter144/lackey144.pdf http://jolt.merlot.org/vol7no4/brinthaupt_1211.pdf http://blended.online.ucf.edu/

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If you are teaching online, thinking about flipping your classroom, or would like to supplement F2F instruction with some online videos, the CTL can help. See below the list of equipment available at our Studio and a Step-by-step plan for producing video for online distance learning. Recording Equipment Cameras and Video Cameras Sony 3D Go-Pros JVC Professional 4k cameras Canon Point and Shoot Canon Mark III Canon Vixia Webcams Audio Equipment Lavelier Mic Shotgun Mic Handheld Mic Monitor (preview videos) Physical Infrastructure Set Design and Equipment Lighting Tripods, Stands and Mounts Bags, Cases and Travel Gear Editing Apple Mac Pro 3.33 Ghz 12 Core/8GB/1TB/ATI Radeon 5770/OSX 10.10 MC561LL/A-CTO Final Cut Pro and iMovie Compressor Adobe Premiere and After Effects (Soon!) Step by step plan for producing video for online distance learning from Leon Huijbers

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Monday, July 27, 2015 3:30 ATC Faculty and Staff are welcome to join any or all of the following sessions (descriptions are found below): 3:30- 4:30 pm Fresh Course Build Demonstration 4:30- 5:30 pm Grade Center 5:30- 6:00 pm Respondus To receive PD credit for attending the conference, use the “Add Your Own” link in the Faculty/Staff Development area. How to join the Blackboard Collaborate session: If you are a first time Collaborate user, please run this First Time User’s Check and watch this quick video with instructions: Joining Online Training Sessions. For audio, you will need either speakers or earphones. To join any of the sessions listed above, please click on this link: Join the Blackboard Collaborate session. For the first session, you can join up to 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled time. Schedule: Fresh Course Build Demonstration 60 mins (including Q & A) 3:30- 4:30 pm downloading and organizing files from ANGEL courses uploading files into BbLearn courses rebuilding content items (folders, forums, dropboxes, etc.) new options to consider in BbLearn Grade Center 60 mins (including Q & A) 4:30- 5:30 pm 5-step initial set up procedure layout and organization options managing and communicating with students reports…

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hp elearning course offerings

HP’s LIFE e-Learning online training program for entrepreneurs is free for anyone to use and will be the basis of the CTL’s Making It Happen: Entrepreneurship & Education Bootcamp. It focuses on real-life business and technology skills to start or grow businesses or integrate entrepreneurship lessons into your educational program. The courses are interactive, self-paced, and full of practical exercises. For more information about the Making It Happen Bootcamp visit http://ctlblog.athenstech.edu/making-it-happen-bootcamp/   Campers will choose at least one module from the list below to complete each week. Campers will receive a special login link to receive credit. In other words, you can’t do work before the camp starts! 🙂  If you complete all of the modules in a topic, you will receive a HP certificate. However, to receive credit in the Bootcamp you only need to complete 1 module in each topic, in addition to the assignments. Assignments include completing a Pre-Camp and Post-Camp survey, a weekly reflection (blog) post, participation in a weekly 1 hour meeting, and completion of a lesson plan (template will be provided).  Detailed instructions will follow. Week 1: Pre-Camp Work (Survey, Kickoff, other activities) Week 2: Finance Basics of finance: Learn key concepts to understand…

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In this lesson you will be shown how to start SoftChalk Create. SoftChalk Create can be used to create lessons. A lesson can be: a simple text document like you would find in a book a link or series of links that show your students different websites a single activity or a series of activities that allow your students to interact with the content a quiz question or series of questions that allow your students to interact with the content a media rich interactive lesson that can include, links, graphics, media files, activities, quiz questions and text This short lesson will show you how you can start SoftChalk Create and you will learn how to save your lesson to the SoftChalk Cloud.. https://softchalkcloud.com/lesson/serve/VKrnbw2cvuPsqI/html

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