Tuesday, October 1 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Engaging Students Outside the Classroom with Google Blogger
Blogger offers an easy way to collaborate, discuss, and share information and ideas with others. Learn to create posts, add images and videos, customize your layout, set your site privacy and permissions, and follow other blogs. Get ideas for engaging students outside the classroom.
Wednesday, October 2 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Backups and Data Security at PLU
Learn about backup solutions at PLU including Netstor and Google Drive and best practices for storing your sensitive data. Topics will include data encryption options, appropriate use of cloud storage, and types of data that may need additional security.
Tuesday, October 7 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Easy Steps for Making Your Course Content Accessible
This workshop will explore several easy universal design strategies for making course content more accessible. Hands-on activities will include improving accessibility of Word files, PowerPoint files, and YouTube videos.
Wednesday, October 8 11:30 – 1:00 PM
Six Sigma Data Analysis and Visualization Workshop
Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2010 and Google Draw for Six Sigma data analysis and visualization. Excel charts will include making histograms, run-time diagrams, control charts, pareto charts, and correlation scattergrams. Google Draw templates will include process flow charts, conflict clouds, cause-effect diagrams, and IO maps. Prerequisites: Six Sigma Green Belt and Excel 2010 workshop.
Thursday, October 9 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Collaboration with Google Docs and Drive
Learn to use Google Docs such as Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations for collaboration. Exercises will include collaborative activities using a variety of tools.
Thursday, October 9 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Record It All: Screencasting with Camtasia
Have you ever needed to explain a process, demonstrate a software application, or give a presentation? Join us as we explore Camtasia's powerful screen recording software to capture everything on your screen and share with the world!
Friday, October 10 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Getting Started with Clickers
Get a hands-on, quick-start for using clickers in the classroom.
Friday, October 10 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Enhancing Student Engagement with Clickers
Classroom response systems (clickers) can be used to enhance student engagement and protect anonymity. What are some of the pedagogical best practices for using clickers? And what are some of the key ingredients for using clicker technology successfully? This workshop will explore pedagogical applications of the technology.
Tuesday, October 14 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Wine, Cheese, and Apps
Have a favorite app you'd like to share? Want to learn what apps might be useful in your work and teaching? In this "5 Minutes of App Fame" session, participants will be invited to share their favorite iOS and Android apps over wine and cheese. If you'd like to share an app, please sign up at http://goo.gl/B45eJP
Wednesday, October 15 11:00 – 12:00 PM
Microsoft Word 2010
Overview of Microsoft Word with an emphasis on the updated design of the Word 2010 interface. Topics include formatting options, using tables, and creating mail merges. Additional topics may be discussed depending on individual interests if time permits. Prior Word experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Thursday, October 16 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Creating Google Surveys and Forms
Need to put up an online form to collect data or run a survey? This workshop will provide an overview of Google Forms and Spreadsheets for creating basic surveys and collecting data online.
Friday, October 17 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Microsoft Excel 2010
Basic terms and functions of Microsoft Excel and hands-on exploration of the Excel 2010 interface. Topics include basic spreadsheet formatting, working with formulas, and sorting options using the updated Excel 2010 interface. Additional topics may be discussed depending on individual interests if time permits. Prior Excel experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Tuesday, October 21 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Recording Weekly Videos
This hands-on workshop will focus on recording, editing, and uploading course-related videos using equipment available for checkout.
Wednesday, October 22 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Engaging Your Audience with Prezi
Interested in taking your presentations beyond Powerpoint? Learn to use Prezi to add motion and organizational structure to engage your audience. Review exemplary Prezis and create your own Prezi presentations, zooming in around your topics and graphics, without making your audience seasick.
Thursday, October 23 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Creating Quality Assessments and Rubrics
This workshop will discuss ways to improve the quality of your student assessments. We will explore alternatives to traditional exams, prompt writing, and how to create and use rubrics. Please bring your lunch and an example of an assessment or rubric you have created!