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RVCC Technology Week 2014 Schedule

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Wednesday – May 14, room W307

Time Title Presenter Description
10:00 
–11:00 am

W307
Twitter Tracy Rimple Twitter is a real-time information network, connecting great minds for purposes of information sharing within a community. Educational uses for Twitter include student micro-blogging, news gathering, backchannel tweeting during class, and student polling and assessment. Faculty can network with other faculty from around the globe and exchange information about teaching and learning. In this session, these and many other educational uses for Twitter will be demonstrated and discussed.
11:15 am
–12:15 pm

W307
Finding Creative Commons Materials Bick Treut Learn about great websites for finding creative commons materials, including images that can be used for instruction, in student presentations, and in your own publications.
12:15
–1:30 pm

West Student Lounge
Lunch    
1:30
–2:30 pm

W307
Introduction to Office 365 Susan Arvay Take a tour of Office 365, the new email and cloud storage service for faculty, staff and students at RVCC! This workshop will introduce you to the new web interface for RVCC email and show you how to use the web-based versions of Office applications to create and save files to OneDrive. Feel free to attend even if your email account has not yet been migrated to Office 365. If your account has been migrated, you can follow along either on the lab computers or on your own work laptop.
2:45
–3:45 pm

W307
Flipping Your Classroom Kathy Krov This session will teach you how to “flip your classroom” by having students learn lecture content before class and focusing in-class time on discussions, problem-solving, and active learning strategies.
4:15
–5:15 pm

West Student Lounge
Cookies & Coffee    
5:15
–6:15 pm

W307
WebStudy to Supplement Your Face-to-Face Class Lynne Kowski WebStudy is not just for online classes! It can be used for online discussions, posting assignments, and other tasks in your face-to-face class to supplement in-class learning and provide a way for students to keep current with classwork despite class cancellations.
**Participants must have a working knowledge of WebStudy already.  
6:30
–7:30 pm

W307
Cloud Storage & Sharing with Dropbox Megan Dempsey Tired of carrying around a flash drive or emailing yourself documents so you have access to them? Learn how to use Dropbox to store documents and access them from any computer, any time. Dropbox files can also be shared with others for collaborating, making it much easier for multiple people to edit a single document with emailing drafts back and forth. Dropbox is great for committee work or co-authoring publications!

 

Thursday – May 15, room W307

Time Title Presenter Description
10:00
–11:00 am

W307
Introduction to Office 365 Alyssa Valenti Take a tour of Office 365, the new email and cloud storage service for faculty, staff and students at RVCC! This workshop will introduce you to the new web interface for RVCC email and show you how to use the web-based versions of Office applications to create and save files to OneDrive. Feel free to attend even if your email account has not yet been migrated to Office 365. If your account has been migrated, you can follow along either on the lab computers or on your own work laptop.
11:15 am
–12:15 pm

W307
TED-Ed for Custom-made Lessons Melanie Morris Create lessons worth sharing with TED-Ed! TED-Ed is the newest of the TED initiatives (you know, those short, powerful talks by some of the most inspired thinkers). TED offers educators two types of lessons - original lessons created by TED and original lessons created by you. In this session, we will take a look at the library of TED videos, and learn how to create an original lesson to augment instruction while delivering content in "exciting, curiosity-inspiring ways." Come to this session with an idea about a lesson you'd like to create, and a few questions that you might use to engage learners with your content! With just those materials, we will create an interactive TED-Ed lesson.
12:15
–1:30 pm

West Student Lounge
Lunch    
1:30
–2:30 pm

W307
Get Your Students Googling Like Goo-rus

Alyssa Valenti

Did you ever do a simple Google search and get a result of 16,000,000 hits? Are you concerned that your students only look at the first three results? This session will teach you to filter your results and search like a champ. Learn simple tips and tricks that will help you save time and retrieve better results, then take these tips back to your students!
2:45
–3:45 pm

W307
Using Screencast-o-matic for Powerpoint Micro-lectures Patti Kletz Screencast-o-matic is a free, web-based screen recording software that can be used to record narrated Powerpoints. These videos are easily posted to YouTube or WebStudy, or can be shared with students to provide them with micro-lectures before attending class or in an online class. If you’re interested in flipping your classroom, this is an easy way to get started.
4:15
–5:15 pm

West Student Lounge
Cookies & Coffee    
5:15
–6:15 pm

W307
Prezi Denel Bingel Can’t stand to make one more Powerpoint for lessons or conference presentations? Learn how to make your presentations zoom with Prezi! Prezi is a web-based presentation software that easily incorporates images and videos for more impactful, visual presentations. Prezis are stored in the cloud so you can access them from any computer with internet access; no need to carry that flash drive around.
6:30
–7:30 pm

W307
Introduction to Office 365 Susan Arvay Take a tour of Office 365, the new email and cloud storage service for faculty, staff and students at RVCC! This workshop will introduce you to the new web interface for RVCC email and show you how to use the web-based versions of Office applications to create and save files to OneDrive. Feel free to attend even if your email account has not yet been migrated to Office 365. If your account has been migrated, you can follow along either on the lab computers or on your own work laptop.

 

Friday – May 16, Library

Time Title Presenter Description
10:00 am
–3:00 pm

Library, First Floor
Technology Petting Zoo N/A A Mobile Device Discovery Kit will be available in the library for you to touch and experience. Drop-in anytime to test run a mobile device. We will have available: iPad mini, Barnes & Noble Nook Color, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Microsoft Surface RT, Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
10:00 am
–1:00 pm

Library Classroom (L107)
Office 365 Boot Camp Alyssa Valenti
Megan Dempsey
Drop-in anytime for hands-on assistance with Office 365. This is available for those who attended the Introduction to Office 365 workshop and feel they still need more help, or for those who can’t attend the workshop and want an overview of the software.
1:00 
–3:00 pm

 
Tech Help Drop-In Megan Dempsey
Alyssa Valenti
Drop-in anytime with your technology questions. Interested in learning a technology that wasn’t presented during Tech Week? Use this drop-in time to explore the technology with someone who can guide you. Bring us your tech questions and we’ll do our best to answer them all!

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