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RBBCSC Elementary Schools
Bloomington, Indiana
Professional Development

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Wednesday - Front Page

Thursday
- AM Excel || PM Publisher

Front Page

Using Front Page as a Productivity Tool
BTLC Feedback
Feedback for Workshop

Front Page 2003: Basic

  1. Reference links
    1. Buddy2 – http://www.buddyproject.org
    2. Buddy Teaching and Learning Center – http://www.btlc.org
    3. The Writing Site - http://www.thewritingsite.org/
    4. Designing web sites - http://www.tammypayton.net/courses/design/
    5. Free web development resources – http://www.bravenet.com
    6. HTML help - http://resources.bravenet.com/quickref/html/
    7. Preview your web site:
      1. EIS: http://www.eis.rbbcsc.k12.in.us/YOURNAME
      2. EPS: http://www.eps.rbbcsc.k12.in.us/YOURNAME
  2. What do you already know? What are your expectations?
    1. What is good web design? (visit this page)
      1. view evaluation rubric for web sites
    2. Looking at other school sites (visit this page)
    3. Deciding on your site content (visit this page)
  3. Know your working environment
    1. General overview
  4. Selecting a template
    1. Saving your site on your computer
  5. Changing page properties
  6. Previewing your site
  7. Checking links and fixing borken links
  8. Adding graphics
    1. hotlist of graphic sites
  9. Uploading your site to the server
  10. File naming conventions
  11. Resource links
    1. Florida's Gulf Coast University Front Page Tutorial (for beginners)
    2. Florida's Gulf Coast University Front Page Tutorial (advanced)
    3. West Virgina University Front Page Introduction
    4. Front Page in the Classroom

Suggested Bibliography

Castro, E. HTML for the World Wide Web 5th edition.
Peachpit press: Indianapolis, IN, 2003.
 
Castor, E. XML for the Word Wide Web.
Peachpit press: Indianapolis, IN, 2001.
 
Green, C. Macromedia DreamWeaver MX 2004: Hands-on training.
Peachpit press: Indianapolis, IN, 2003.
 
Negrino, T. and Dori Smith. JavaScript for the World Wide Web 5th edition.
Peachpit press: Indianapolis, IN, 2004.

Excel

Using Excel as a Productivity Tool
BTLC Feedback
Feedback for Workshop

Excel: Basic

  1. Reference links
    1. Buddy2 – http://www.buddyproject.org
    2. Buddy Teaching and Learning Center – http://www.btlc.org
    3. The Writing Site - http://www.thewritingsite.org/
  2. What do you already know? What are your expectations?
  3. Know your working environment
  4. Exploring applications and resource links
    1. Student applications
      1. Computer Capers at Buddy2
    2. Tutorials
      1. Excel Tutorial
      2. Microsoft Excel Modules
    3. Tips and Tricks
      1. Excel Tips and Tricks
      2. Excel K12 Quiz Templates
      3. JohnKalpus Excel Tips and Tricks
  5. Exploring Excel
    1. Calculate
    2. Chart
    3. present data in meaningful ways
    4. create interactive lessons and quizzes
    5. track student progress

Suggested Bibliography

Brown, C. Microsoft Office XP: Plain & Simple.
Microsoft Press, Redmond, Washington, 2001.
Lewis, P. Spreadsheet Magic: 40 Lessons Using Spreadsheets to Teach Curriuclum in K-8 Classrooms.
International Society for Technology in Education: Eugene, OR, 2001.
 
Sharp, V. Make It with Microsoft Office.
International Society for Technology in Education: Eugene, OR, 2000.

 


Publisher

Using Publisher as a Productivity Tool
BTLC Feedback
Feedback for Workshop

Publisher: Basic

  1. Reference links
    1. Buddy2 – http://www.buddyproject.org
    2. Buddy Teaching and Learning Center – http://www.btlc.org
    3. The Writing Site - http://www.thewritingsite.org/
  2. What do you already know? What are your expectations?
  3. Know your working environment
  4. Exploring applications and resource links
    1. Student applications
      1. Computer Capers at Buddy2
    2. Tutorials
      1. MS Office Help for Publisher
      2. Publisher Training Videos for Teachers
      3. Publisher Tutorial
  5. Exploring Publisher
    1. Creating a new project
    2. Adding text boxes
    3. Working with graphics
    4. Exploring other templates

Suggested Bibliography

Brown, C. Microsoft Office XP: Plain & Simple.
Microsoft Press, Redmond, Washington, 2001.
Burmark, L. Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development: Alexandria, Virginia, 2002.
Sharp, V. Make It with Microsoft Office.
International Society for Technology in Education: Eugene, OR, 2000.

 


Additional Resources to Use

Read-Write-Think
http://readwritethink.org/
Visit the area called "Student Materials" for lesson plans and applications that are student-interactive.
Tompkins, G.E.
(2004). 50 literacy strategies: step by step (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
Gura, M. & R. Reissman (ed.).
(2001). Making literacy magic happen. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.
Leu, D.J. & Leu, D.D. 
(2000). Teaching with the Internet: Lessons from the Classroom. 3rd edition. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.
Harris, J.
(1998). Virtual Architecture: Designing and Directing Curriculum-Based Telecomputing. Eugene, OR; International Society for Technology in Education.