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Week of October 26: ReggieNet, Rediscover the Document Camera, Screencast-O-Matic

professor pointing to boardUse ReggieNet to communicate with your students. Uncover the unique ways to use the document camera in the classroom. Record and narrate videos to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Some of our workshops at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology require registration, so simply select the link in the workshop title and you’ll be taken directly to the appropriate registration page. Workshops are held at our facility at 301 South Main Street unless otherwise noted. If you have questions or need help, you can always email us at CTLT@IllinoisState.edu

Excel: Level 1
Monday, October 26 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

An introduction to Microsoft Excel: Topics include basic features such as spreadsheet arrangement (rows, columns, and cells), and entering, editing, and formatting data. Also learn about formulas and graph creation. Registration is required.

Camtasia: Level 1
Monday, October 26 • 1 to 4 p.m.

Do you want to add your voice to a PowerPoint presentation and make it available to your students online? Learn to use Camtasia, a screen-recording program that lets you narrate PowerPoint presentations, still images, or videos. You will also learn how to upload the final product so students can access it. Registration is required.

Photoshop CS6: Part 5
Tuesday, October 27 • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This session will give you an overview of the use of powerful Adjustment Layers in Photoshop. Part of this session will be spent taking a gray scale picture and colorizing it using these tools. Registration is required.

ReggieNet: Migrating Content from Modules to Lesson Builder
Tuesday, October 27 • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This workshop will teach you the basics of the Lesson Builder tool in ReggieNet, which will replace the Modules tool for classes starting in spring 2016. Learn how to copy content from the Modules tool over to the Lesson Builder tool. Discover how to design lessons that require students to complete prerequisites before they can proceed to the next stage. It is easy to integrate multimedia content with this tool. Registration is required.

Rediscover the Document Camera
Wednesday, October 28 • 10 to 11 a.m.

Document cameras have been installed in classrooms for years, but they get little use. These tools make it easy for you to bring new materials into your class without digitizing anything. They also provide glimpses of objects that would be very difficult to show in class. Find out all the ways a document camera can be used and discover if this hidden gem can be an asset to your class. Facilitated by Doug Smith, director of Learning Spaces and Audio/Visual Technologies. Registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle
Wednesday, October 28 • 12 to 1 p.m.

This professional development circle helps graduate students prepare for a career teaching in the academy. Explore pedagogical issues and effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. Share teaching tips and tricks, and get support from other future professors. All participants will receive a copy of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel. This group is open to all graduate students currently teaching or planning to teach in the future. No registration is necessary.

Screencast-O-Matic Pro
Thursday, October 29 • 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Screencast-O-Matic is inexpensive, Web-based software that allows you to record and narrate videos from your desktop. This workshop explores how to use this service to create material for a flipped, blended, or online course. Registration is required.

Improvisation in Education
Friday, October 30 • 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Improvisation is a concept increasingly used to describe, understand, and train for processes in a wide array of fields ranging from management to therapy to education. Being in the moment, collaboration, flexibility, communication, and playful learning are but few areas important in teaching for which “applied improvisation” is useful. This workshop will introduce you to basic principles of improvisation, and we will explore together what it may mean for educational practices. (No need to be funny! Promise!) Facilitator: Professor Uta M. Walter, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany. Seating is limited, so registration is required.

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please contact the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s main desk at (309) 438-2542.

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