EDKU 9010 Creating a Classroom Web Site
Learn how to create a classroom Web site in this fun, easy-to-understand course for teachers. In no time you'll build a site with text, images, animations, tables, links, and more. Then you'll create a WebQuast and a blog to add to your site.
EDKU 9011 Easy Classroom Podcasting
Have you ever felt like you just can't reach your students? They speak the language of technology while you speak the language of well, teachers. But what if there was a bridge between the two? In this professional training course for teachers, you'll learn how to make a podcast that creates a memorable learning experience for your students. You'll find their interest reignited when you start to use their favorite formats; audio, images, and video. You won't even need an iPod or a big budget to harness the power of podcasting in your classroom.
EDKU 9013 Integrating Technology in the Classroom
In this professional development course for teachers, you'll learn the secrets of technology integration in the classroom. Educators will gain the skills needed to utilize wikis, podcasts, and blogs effectively. Discover simple ways to integrate technology to enhance your subject material and meet your course goals. Explore quick and easy-standards-based solutions for more interactive lesson plans, exciting WebQuests, and challenging assignments. We'll also unleash the power of Web resources; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
EDKU 9015 Microsoft Excel 2007 in the Classroom
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2007 in this professional development course designed for teachers to get the training educators need to use and teach this powerful program effectively in the classroom. This unique online workshop is full of tips, shortcuts, and lesson plan ideas.
EDKU 9017 Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 in the Classroom
This course will help you create captivating and attention-grabbing classroom presentations by the use of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. You'll see how PowerPoint helps you address different learning styles to engage a variety of learners. First we'll cover the basics of PowerPoint; create slides, use templates, insert text, change background colors, create WordArt titles, and add slide transitions. You'll develop advanced skills and be able to insert graphics, sound, video, custom animations, timed transitions, and hyperlinks.
EDKU 9019 Microsoft Word 2007 in the Classroom
Mastering Microsoft Word can make you a more productive and creative teacher. Throughout this course you'll learn to create, open, edit, and save documents, create tabs and margins, and spacing. You'll learn to add borders, clip art, and WordArt, insert shapes, pictures, tables, and complete a host of other tasks that you can teach your students. This program will enhance your teachings techniques you didn't think possible! You'll have a host of ideas for curriculum-related classroom projects.
EDKU 9020 Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards
In this class, you'll discover how to create outstanding presentations with SMART Board and SMART Notebook Technology. You'll explore the basics of these tools and discover how to create your own SMART board lesson with text, videos, and graphics. Go beyond the bells and whistles and look at specific ways to use SMART Technology to broaden your content and make your lessons accessible to students. Finally, you'll receive simple trouble shooting tips that will come in handy if your SMART Board isn't acting as smart as it should!
EDKU 9021 The Classroom Computer
Designed for teachers, this course will show you how to create an exciting and enriching experience for your students. You'll learn a wide variety of simple, field-tested, and easy to apply techniques that will make the most of the computer in your classroom.
EDKU 9022 Using the Internet in the Classroom
Harness the power of the Internet to make your textbooks and lessons come alive! Teach your students how to locate and evaluate Internet resources. Improve the caliber and amount of discussion through the use of e-mail and discussion boards.
EDKU 9023 Web 2.0: Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts
In this course, you'll learn how to create, manage, and promote your own blog, wiki, audio, and video podcast. Each of these amazing Web 2.0 tools gives us a chance to interact, share ideas, and collaborate with other from home, at work, or in the classroom.
EDKU 9048 MS PowerPoint 2010 in the Classroom
What teacher couldn't use help motivating students and keeping their interest? In this course, you'll discover how to create captivating lessons and attention-grabbing classroom presentations using MS PowerPoint 2010. With the help of step-by-step instructions and fun activities, you'll master everything from creating slides to developing lessons and presentations filled with text, graphics, sound, and video. You'll learn how to use PowerPoint templates or create your own dynamic presentations - and you'll even find out how to help your students use PowerPoint themselves!
EDKU 9049 MS Word 2010 in the Classroom
Master Microsoft Word, and be a more productive and creative teacher! This powerful software can make your documents come to life and help you integrate technology in your classroom. You'll learn how to create, open, edit, and save your documents, as well as how to use tabs, margins, and spacing. In addition, you'll find out how to add borders, clip art, Word Art, shapes, pictures, and tables. Each step of the way, you'll explore fun and creative lesson plans for introducing Word to your students through activities ranging from letter-writing projects to book reports. You'll discover that Word enhances your teaching in ways you didn't think possible, and you'll come away with a host of ideas for curriculum-related classroom projects.
EDKU 9064 MS Excel 2010 in the Classroom
Bring the power of Microsoft Excel 2010 into your classroom! This course, designed especially for teachers, gives you the skills you need to use Excel with ease and confidence. In addition, you'll get teaching tips and standards• based lesson plans and activities so you can pass your Excel knowledge on to students at any grade level. You'll start with the fundamentals: Using tabs, formatting cells and worksheets, inserting formulas for mathematical calculations, and creating colorful charts and graphs. Then you'll move on to more advanced Excel features such as sorting and analyzing student test data for differentiated instruction, writing powerful formulas of your own, and using Excel to automatically calculate student averages and other statistics. You'll finish the course by creating a customizable grade book that you can use in your own classroom. By the end of these lessons, you'll have a solid understanding of this powerful Microsoft Office program and a wealth of ideas for integrating technology into your lesson plans across your curriculum.
EDKU 9065 Introduction to Microsoft Word 2011 for MAC
The world's most popular word processor for creating documents and formatting text is Microsoft Word. Now you can learn to use Word 2011, the version specifically designed to work with Apple's popular Macintosh computers. Whether you're new to Word or you're familiar with Word for Windows, you'll quickly master the program's user interface and be able to create pages from your first lesson. In addition, you'll learn how to easily transfer documents between Word 2011 for Mac and any version of Microsoft Word running on Windows so you can share documents with friend and coworkers effortlessly. If you're not familiar with any version of Word for Windows, don't worry. This course will guide you through the basics of using Word 2011 for Mac, starting with creating a document, typing and editing text, and formatting your text with different colors, fonts, and font sizes so you can truly express yourself. You'll even learn how to design individual pages and add pictures to your documents. You'll also learn how to save your documents and how to print all the pages in a document, or just the one or two pages you really need. You'll even learn how to customize Word so it works and looks the way you like. Finally, if you need to type foreign languages that require accent marks, you'll learn how to do that too! By the end of this course, you'll be comfortable using Word 2011 to create everything from simple letters to reports.