December 20 Curriculum Meeting
For our Dec. 20 meeting we will be spending part of the day brushing up on our tech skills. In the table below, please indicate what hardware or software you are interested in working with that morning. Some suggestions are listed but feel free to add your own to the table. Think of this as a brainstorm, after which we may need to narrow the choices with a final vote on what we end up looking at on Dec. 20.
After we're done playing with technology, it's lunch time! So we don't end up with 20 cheese balls, please list what you are going to bring for the potluck lunch that day. The table for this is below the Tech Training table, so keep scrolling or click HERE. We have also decided to do a gift exchange on the 20th. The rules are the gift is either a "regift" item that you already have at home OR a new gift maximum $15 value. Thanks!


Time
Topic
Outcome

9:00 – 9:30
Team warm-up – Lego Mindstorm Robotics
§ Participants will learn the basics of programming Lego Mindstorm Robots and will discuss connections to their various areas of expertise
§ Participants will record their efforts with video and still shots for use in later project

9:30 – 10:30
Technical Skill Improvement
§ Participants will work through different technical training activities
§ SMART or MS Office - personal choice

10:30 – 10:45
Break
10:45 – 11:45
Technical Skill Improvement Pt. 2
§ Participants will develop technical skill with Adobe Premiere and PhotoShop Elements by creating a “How to … “ video using the footage and pictures shot during the warm-up
· If not interested in working with Premiere/PhotoShop, participants may choose to continue to work through tutorials from before break

11:45 – 12:05
Gift exchange
§ “White Elephant” Rules
§ The first participant unwraps a gift from the pile and then shows it to everyone. The next player can either "steal" an already opened gift or be adventurous and go for a wrapped gift from the pile. If the participant chooses to steal an unwrapped gift, the person whose gift was stolen now unwraps a new gift. The first participant is allowed one final “steal” opportunity if they’d like.

12:05 – 1:00
Potluck Lunch

Tech Training
Software/Hardware
Name/comments
SMART Notebook
Lisa, Mark, Trish, Erin, Geneise, Shawn
SMART Response
Lisa
Mark
SMART Notebook Math Tools
Carol
SMART Table Teacher Tools
Lisa, Carol, Leah, Janet

SMART Section

Go to - http://www.smarttech.com/us/Resources/Training/Training+Search

Use "Find" (Ctrl F) to find the headings below

Notebook

o SMART Notebook software 1 - Getting Started
o SMART Notebook software 10 Lesson Planning and Delivery
o SMART Notebook Software 10 Tips and Tricks

Response

o SMART Response - Set up SMART Response software
o SMART Response interactive response system

Table Teacher Tools

o SMART Table Basics

Notebook Math Tools

o SMART Notebook Math Tools
o SMART Notebook Math - Using Math Tools


MS Office (indicate componant)
Kendra, Jennifer, Bonnie, Yvette, Cheryl (Excel or Outlook) Shelley (Outlook) Cheryl, Shelley, Yvette (One Note), Gloria (EXCEL), Geneise (EXCEL)

Office Section

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx?CTT=5&origin=HA010192650
  • Outlook
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/CH010226198.aspx
  • Outlook 2007 Advanced Training PDF
http://pd.clcillinois.edu/office07/manuals/Advanced_Outlook_2007.pdf
  • Excel
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/redir/RZ010062103.aspx
  • OneNote
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote-help/CL101838862.aspx
Adobe Premiere Elements
Lisa, Mark, Carol, Leah,Tara

http://tv.adobe.com/product/premiere-express/
Adobe PhotoShop Elements
Asil, Kram, Hael, Arat, Nire, Tenaj

http://tv.adobe.com/product/photoshop-express/
Google Docs
Lisa, Mark, Carol
Microsoft Outlook Advanced
Gloria
















Potluck Roster
Name
Menu
Lisa
Something warm in a crockpot- meat dish
Carol
layered salad
Leah
Dessert (Trifle)???
Trish
veggie tray
Jenn
Buns and butter
Kendra
Sweet and sour Meatballs



Bonnie
Dessert (Bavarian Torte?)
Shelley
Twice Baked Potatoes
Yvette
Appetizer
Gloria
Cabbage Rolls
Cheryl
lasagna
Tara
Beverages - Punch
Shawn
Fruit tray
Shirley
broccoli salad
Erin
fresh rolls
Janet
Butter Tarts
Geneise
Caesar Salad