The 21st Century Classroom Experience
District 112 Institute Day
February 2, 2010

Elementary School School, 8-11 a.m.
Sherwood and Indian Trail

Middle School, 12:00-3:00 p.m.

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ActivInspire Pilot (Advanced users with Intel Macs ONLY)

Animoto and Voicethread for the Classroom

Telling a story can lead to great digital adventures. Learn to mash up digital images with words to create engaging stories for you and your students to share. This session will provide hands on time to create your own digital story using some fantastic Web 2.0 tools including Voicethread, Animoto and more!

Creating Flipcharts for HSP Math and Storytown

Getting to Know your Mac and Basic Troubleshooting (beginner)


Have you heard the expresssion "just Google it" ? Now, you can do that and much, much more! Google has tons of tools for the educator and their students. Learn how to collaboratively share documents, create and develop a Google home page for the class- Google docs, iGoogle, Google custom search, Google reader and Googles more! Participants will be asked to create a gmail account prior to Institute day (See your tech coach for assistance)


Creating for an authentic audience is a critical 21st century skill. Learn how to make a movie from start to finish along with great ideas for when and where to put this tool to use with the students in your classroom.

Look what I'm doing with my students!

Podcasting in the Classroom

Promethean User Groups This session is for classroom teachers who currently have a Promethean board. Sessions will be broken down by grade level/content area. Teachers will share ideas, tips and tricks for interacting with the Promethean board. Teachers will also spend time working with their grade level/content area partners to collaborate on creating new flipcharts, look for resources on Promethean planet and share flipcharts on the D112 Promethean Wiki

Technology for Dual Language (DL Teachers and Parapros only)

Using Activotes and ActivExpressions- Assessment for Learning

Using District 112 Subscription Services

Using Promethean Planet to find and modify resources (not leveled)

Wikis (Beginner, Intermediate)- should we keep wikis in the mix?

Reporting and Data

NWEA, Just 5 Clicks, Grading Programs... lots of data, how do you manipulate and manage it all? Learn how to enter data, access data and create reports to inform parents and help guide your instruction for students.

Using District 112 Subscription Services

As a teacher in District 112, you have access to many subscription services you may not know about. This session will take you through each of our subscription sites and offer opportunities to explore the possibilities. You will have time to pull resources from these sites for use with your students.

What can I do with my students in the computer lab?

Do you want to get more technology into the hands of your students? Take them to the computer lab! This session will offer many great ideas for easy to facilitate computer lab lessons. Teachers will learn about great resources for quick lessons in the lab.

Registration Confirmation will be posted by January 25th
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(Link will be activated on Monday, January 25th)

ONLINE Registration is Required
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Can you teach one of these sessions? We're looking for co-facilitators! If so, click here.