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Teacher Tech Training Workshop 1.0: Welcome!

| July 6, 2011 | 14 Comments
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Hello, educators. Welcome to the KQED Education K-3 Teacher Tech Trainings. After today’s workshop, you should be familiar with the concept of slideshows in the elementary science classroom. You should also know the basics of PowerPoint, some design ideas for creating a slideshow, and how to navigate the web for good quality images.

The goal of this workshop is to get you to think about slideshows in your classroom and to develop a PowerPoint that covers a unit of science study that you can present to your students. Below, please take a moment to write down your ideas for this project. Please be brief… 2 to 5 sentences that explains your project — the topic, the kinds of images that you may use, and some design choices that will integrate into your slideshow.

Tomorrow, we will visit the blog and see some of your responses.

Thanks!

 
Here is Nancy’s beautifully engaging PowerPoint about birds.

 

How To Use Google PowerPoint

Below, is an educast video that explains how to use Google’s PowerPoint application. It is very simple to use, but it much more limited than Microsoft PowerPoint. If you feel a bit apprehensive with the latter, then give a try with Google. You can easily create slideshows and present them to your students. This video covers the program’s basic interface, and how to create backgrounds, text, and images. It allows explains how to present the slideshow.

 

Remember, when you want to bring an image into your Google PowerPoint project, there are two ways to do this.

1) Copy the image URL and paste it.
2) Save the image to your computer and upload it.

 

I feel that it is easiest to do #1 because you can also paste the URL in your citation slide at the end of the PowerPoint project.

To copy the URL of an image, you right-click and select “Copy Image Location”

Below, is the comments section. Please remember to post a comment that overviews your slideshow idea.

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Category: K-5 Science, Teacher Trainings

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Matthew Williams is a filmmaker and media educator who has recently transplanted to Oakland from Los Angeles. He believes that you are what you eat and feels everyone should have a multitude of dietary options for self-realization. Matthew is the Educational Technologist at KQED.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06043545785794522094 Marcella

    My idea for my powerpoint is "What kinds of things effect the way a plant grows?"

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06043545785794522094 Marcella

    My idea for my powerpoint is "What kinds of things effect the way a plant grows?"

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00616377388911254047 Unknown

    My exciting idea for PowerPoint experimentation is, "Exploring Science and Nature in Preschool". I have found lots of great photos of teachers and children engaged in science activities, now to figure out my written content! My goal is to create a PP that I can use to inspire preschool teachers to enrich their science curriculum.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00616377388911254047 Unknown

    My exciting idea for PowerPoint experimentation is, "Exploring Science and Nature in Preschool". I have found lots of great photos of teachers and children engaged in science activities, now to figure out my written content! My goal is to create a PP that I can use to inspire preschool teachers to enrich their science curriculum.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12795323373547704941 Wendy

    I am looking forward to starting a new presentation on animal homes tomorrow.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12795323373547704941 Wendy

    I am looking forward to starting a new presentation on animal homes tomorrow.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07623299370950499081 Monina

    My PowerPoint presentation will explain the way in which the moon’s appearance changes during the four-week lunar cycle. I will use images of the moon’s phases along with a diagram that depicts the sun’s role in the moon’s progression through the cycle. Two design choices for the presentation are to keep text on each slide to a minimum and use captions as prompts for discussions.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07623299370950499081 Monina

    My PowerPoint presentation will explain the way in which the moon’s appearance changes during the four-week lunar cycle. I will use images of the moon’s phases along with a diagram that depicts the sun’s role in the moon’s progression through the cycle. Two design choices for the presentation are to keep text on each slide to a minimum and use captions as prompts for discussions.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10454665910473482054 Sol.Senga

    I'm so excited to create a PP presentation for my first grade class. I will do one on Animal Homes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10454665910473482054 Sol.Senga

    I'm so excited to create a PP presentation for my first grade class. I will do one on Animal Homes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13497359305139550021 Sannie

    My power point is for toddler teachers and the focus is on growing plants from seeds. I will use images of seeds and plants and the process of growing plants from seeds. Very simple text is used with language that is age appropriate for toddlers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13497359305139550021 Sannie

    My power point is for toddler teachers and the focus is on growing plants from seeds. I will use images of seeds and plants and the process of growing plants from seeds. Very simple text is used with language that is age appropriate for toddlers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06342679609828163710 Eloise White

    My project is about Animal Communities, which Communities is part of the 1st grade standard. I will be using images, print and audio to explain this unit to the children.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06342679609828163710 Eloise White

    My project is about Animal Communities, which Communities is part of the 1st grade standard. I will be using images, print and audio to explain this unit to the children.