Wednesday, November 21, 2007

November TTT Update

We have had a busy start to the year.

- we are sstarting to use to host our course materials and Photo Archive
- a few more people added blogs to their communication tools
Sept 23. PD Day - online attendance, email use and emailing student reports from Integrade

October - a couple more blogs for teachers

- Another blog added and another emailing marks session
-tech sterring committee met to discuss issues and to start thinking about where we want ot go if some money shows up.

Monday, March 12, 2007

REC TTT March Update

We now have 12 teachers regularly using their blogs to post updates, with four more to come on line soon!

We had a GPS session at our 2-day Gimli inservice where teachers learned how to use the new GPS units. These should be great for Phys Ed and Geo classes in particular, but the science classes may also find use for them.

We are currently dealing with the lack of DVD viewing software on the TTT machines. I know a number of teachers would like to be previewing videos on their computer in heir prep area before showing them, so we want to get that done.

We also need to get permission to install CD/DVD burning software on the TTT computers so teachers can back up their files.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Jan/Feb 2007

Last week of exams.

Short teacher workshops on mail, blogs, RSS, and wikis (short as in 10 minutes, not heights)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Jan 22- 26

The last sets of exams are done. Now it's time for marking and preparing the albs and courses for next semester. We will also do some PD for staff relating to the gradebook and communication tools.

New computers have been moved into the PC multimedia lab. These are multimedia PCs that are replacing the regular PCs that came by mistake during the rollout.

Jan 15 - 19

We are preparing for and starting exams this week - these are exams that are held in class during the regular class time.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Jan 8 - 12

Almost all computers are in place - - now it's a matter of working out the details like where people are printing, how to get the wireless projectors booked and working and in-servicing teachers on how to use the new technology to best advantage. We need to get beyond just basic presentations to actually teaching and learning and communicating effectively.