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Tech "T"

Tech Tea

Technology trainings for faculty and students

Tech “T” are sessions offered Friday afternoons in the Auditorium throughout the year on a variety of Tech topics for faculty and students. Please continue to check this page as locations and times may change and remember to bring your laptop.

2019-20 Sessions

Oct 25 - Saving and Backing Up Work

Pinwheel

Saving and Backing Up Work

Time: 3:15-4:15
Location: Auditorium
Description: 

Has this ever happened to you?

  • You have been working on a document for 45 minutes and then the spinning pinwheel appears and won't stop and you didn't save.
  • You opened a document from your email, edited it in Word and saved it.  When you came back to the computer later on, the document was gone.
  • You saved the file at work, went home and couldn't access it

This session is about how to not lose your hard work and gain peace of mind.  Learn how to set software to auto-save, backup in multiple ways from paper to cloud, and how to organize your life.  You owe it to yourself to attend this session, and share with your team.

Upcoming Related Sessions:

November 22 Microsoft Teams - organizing and collaborating on a team

February 15 Leggo my Trello - organizing and collaborating with Trello

Nov 8 - Word!

Clippy

Word!

Time: 3:15-4:15
Location: Auditorium
Description: 

In this session we will examine working with pictures, by placing them anywhere on a page and cropping to shape.  Within Word, learn how to translate anything and look up words in the dictionary and synonyms.  Walk through making certificates with mail merge.  Examine advanced formatting using a table of contents, bibliography, format painter, section break to different size pages in the same documents.  Learn about headers, footers, margins, and spacing.  

Upcoming Related Sessions:

November 22 - Microsoft Teams

December 6 - Teaching PowerPoint to Kids

March 6 - Excelsior 

Nov 22 - Microsoft Teams - Step by Step

Teams

Microsoft Teams - Step by Step

Time: 3:15-4:15
Location: TBD
Description: 

The use for Microsoft Teams is two-fold.  It that it can be used, in conjunction with One Note, to collaborate with colleagues at school.  Secondly it can be used by students in class for collaborating in channels and chat in real time on Office 365 apps.

Upcoming Related Sessions:

December 6 - Teaching PowerPoint to Kids

Feb 14 - Leggo My Trello

March 6 - Excelsior 

Dec 6 - PowerPoint: Better Presentations

Teaching PowerPoint to Kids

PowerPoint: Better Presentations

Time: 3:15-4:15
Location: Auditorium
Description: 

What is the recipe for making a PowerPoint presentation?  First add text and create slides.  Next add pictures and photos.  Then add charts and graphics from other apps and make sure to format them for the presentation.  Only then should the slides be formatted and designed in Powerpoint.

Learn about the best practices for font sizes, when to use images, when to use transitions when Designing PowerPoint presentations.  Rehearse timings, record narrations, and we can discuss about 

Upcoming Related Sessions:

March 6 - Excelsior 

Jan 17 - iMovie, Quicktime, Photobooth - Record Edit Share

Screen Recording

iMovie, Quicktime, Photobooth - Record Edit Share

Time: 3:15-4:15
Location: Auditorium
Description: 

This session covers the basics of recording video from a laptop screen or physical environment, editing a video, adding captions, and sharing a completed video online.  This can all be done quite easily and from within a Macbook laptop.  If you are not confident in your abilities in this area, then this session is the perfect opportunity to learn these essential skills.

Upcoming Related Sessions:

March 20 - Stop Motion and Green Screen

Feb 14 - Leggo my Trello

Trello

Leggo my Trello

Time: 3:15-4:15

Location: TBD
Description:

Trello is an online tool that allows teams of people to work together on projects.  It can also be used to organize tasks for oneself using the "mind like water" technique of David Allen in his book, "Getting Things Done."  Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize projects in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way.  If you want to learn how to organize projects with colleagues better, of if you are feeling overwhelmed with the variety of tasks you have to do, then this training could be of benefit. 

Mar 6 - Excelsior

Excelsior

Time: 3:15-4:15
Location: TBD
Description: 

Use Microsoft Excel to do what you want to do.  A walkthrough of how to input and manipulate data, transfer that data to Numbers, and create beautiful graphs will be demonstrated. 

Resources

https://www.excel-easy.com/

Mar 20 - Stop Motion and Green Screen

Stop Motion and Green Screen

Stop Motion and Green Screen

Time: 3:15-4:15
Location: TBD
Description: We will explore creating stop motion videos.  The best software apps will be listed here prior to the session and participants will need to download on their device ahead of time. 

 

Apr 17 - Tynker - Creative Programming for Purpose

Tynker

Tynker - Creative Programming for Purpose

Time: 3:15-4:15
Location: Auditorium
Description: 

Tynker is a Javascript, block based programming language that allows users to upload their own sounds and pictures and turn them into games.  Tynker is used by any students in Grades 5-12 who have participated in a Programming ASA.  Tynker can be used to tell stories or create a game by students to show their learning in projects units.

May 8 - TBD

May 22 - TBD

Jun 5 -TBD


Have an idea for a Tech "T" session?  Please fill out the form below and submit.