August 2010 Workshops

The College of Education is beginning a "New Learning Ecology" initiative next fall, encouraging students to purchase laptops to be used in education classes. Learning Technologies will be hosting a series of 1:1 workshops run by faculty and staff to support this initiative.

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Workshops will be held on August 10th, 11th & 12th in Poe 512 and will be BYOL (Bring your own laptop). Please use this form to indicate which workshops you will be attending. If you have any questions, please e-mail

Tuesday August 10th

9-10 reVAMP
Do you have a class in Blackboard Vista? Unsure about your transition options? Do you need extra help migrating? Come hear about the DELTA reVAMP (Vista Assisted Migration Program) and how you can sign-up.

10-12 Moodle Basics
Would you like to supplement your in person class with an online component? Do you want to have one place to store all the documents for your course and have your students submit assignments? Are you interested in using Moodle, but have previously used Blackboard. This class will serve as an introduction to the Moodle environment at NCSU.

1-3 Moodle Intermediate
Would you like to do more with your Moodle Course? In the session we will go beyond the basics and create webpages within Moodle, create quizzes and set-up the gradebook.

3-4 Wikis
Wikis are a fast and easy way to create webpages. Wikis can be an excellent resources and activity for the higher ed as well as the K-12 classroom. View examples of exemplar wikis as well as create your own. Several wiki engines will be explored, including NC State's own Wolfwikis.

Wednesday August 11th

9-10 Voicethread
Do you do digital storytelling in your classes? Would you like to use images and audio to create dynamic presentations? Would you like your students to create interactive projects that others can comment on? Join us as we discover VoiceThread and how the college is implementing it.

10-12 Digital Video
Are you interested in using digital video in your classes and research. Unsure what video camera to use or what is available for check out at the Media Center? In this 2 hour hands on workshop, participants will take video with a variety of cameras (including Flip) and edit them in either Windows MovieMaker or Apple's iMovie. Then, share your videos using the College of Educations Video Server or Teacher Tube.

1-2 Elluminate
Do you teach any online courses? Would you like your students to meet virtually? Or do you need to meet with others from across the state or country? Instead of traveling, meet them online using Elluminate. Participants will have the opportunity to experience a virtual meeting experience in Elluminate, as well as Moderate their own sessions.

2-3 Classroom Response Systems with Erin Horne
Do you have the need to instantly poll your classroom? Would you like to do it anonymously? Or collect that info? Using the Turning Point SW we will explore the various options of Clickers and polling software in the classroom.

Thursday August 12th

9-10 Social Networking
How do tools like Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter fit in the classroom or do they? In this session you will get a background on Social Networking tools, how your students are using them, and ways to incorporate them in your class.

10-11 Web 2.0
Just getting on the Web 2.0 bandwagon? Or do you have some great Web 2.0 tools to share? Join us as we go through as many online tools as we can and discuss their educational value.

11-12 iPad User Group
Did you get an iPad? Still wondering how to use it effectively? Have you found some great apps that you would like to share with others? This user group will be a roundtable discussion on how faculty and staff are using iPads in the college.

1-2 Backchannel
Now that your students have laptops how do you use them to encourage digital discussion in class? What types of tools exist to facilitate in class discussion? In this session we will discuss the basics of setting up and capturing a back channel discussion, as well using various online polling tools.

2-3 Google Apps
NCSU has gone Google - but what does that mean? Your students now have access to Google Apps as part of their NCSU account. In this session we will discuss the basics of Google Apps as well as ways that you can integrate these collaborative tools in your classroom.

3-4 Screencasting
Sometimes showing students how something works can be more effective then just telling them. Using tools such as Screencasting, Web cam videos or even podcasts can serve as an important communication tool with your students. Learn how to use some free screencasting tools in this session.