MCC Workshops

Quizlet (online flashcards with audio, games, testing)
Using Computer Web Cams for Student Projects
Clickers (audience response systems)
Neos (keyboard)
Read Write & Gold (text reader)

MiraCosta College Noncredit Technology Integration Workshop Series 2010-11

1. Publisher:
2. Online Tools for Reinforcement and Review for Basic Skills and ESL Students:

3. Web Tools for Student Projects: see more samples and ideas for use at AuthorSTREAM, Slide, and VoiceThread
a. Sample AuthorSTREAM

b. Sample Slide

c. Sample VoiceThread


d. **Voki**

e. Dvolver

Sample: Dvolver student idiom project

Description: Digital movie site. No registration necessary. Saving and sharing: sharing by email (URL link) or html code embedded on a Web page; cannot be edited or changed at a later time; with registration, the site will allow editing capabilities in the future Types/# of characters: Maximum of two characters per scene; 33 edgy characters (from Fabio-like "Stud" to Uncle Sam to Jimi Hendrix impersonator "Mojo"). Types/# scenes: 15 genres of background music; up to three scenes; 15 backgrounds, 12 skies, 4 plots (rendezvous, pick-up, chase, soliloquy), four title designs. Dialog: Up to six lines of text per scene, maximum 100 characters per line of dialog; text in speech bubbles.
How-to: Russell Stannard’sTeacher Training Video on Dvolver and Nik Peachy's handout for download

MiraCosta College Noncredit Technology Integration Workshop Series 2009-10
Help bridge the digital divide by learning practical ways to integrate technology into your lessons, whether by using files you create for instructional purposes or by creating meaningful tasks in which students use computer technology to create, publish, and present class assignments.
The 2009-10 Tech Workshop Series will provide participants with

· useful ideas for materials development or student projects and examples · technology training through hands-on learning · a certificate to participants who complete all four workshops in the series


Attend all four workshops. Create and share one technology piece -- either instructional or a individual student or whole-class project -- made sometime over the course of the school year during the end-of-the-year technology showcase in the Spring.

MCC Noncredit Tech Series

Workshop 1: Saturday, August 15, after Fall Orientation 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.


A presentation software valuable for bringing lectures and explanations of course content to life. Even if there is no access to a computer in the classroom, PowerPoint can be used to make handouts, note-taking guides, and flashcards.
Review Basic PowerPoint skills (adding text, inserting clip art and images) and practice more advanced skills such as narrating slides, inserting hyperlinks, adding transitions and animation, using templates, and uploading to the Web for online sharing and/or linking or embedding on Web pages, blogs, wikis, or in a Course Management System (Blackboard).

Workshop 2:

Friday, Oct. 23, 9 - 10:30 a.m., CLC Room 131
The most common word-processing program for making class materials and for students to compose written work.
Review basic Word skills (spacing, fonts, margins, spelling and grammar check) and practice more advanced skills such as using templates and readability statistics and inserting images, Word Art, symbols and shapes, textboxes, borders, and Smart Art.

Workshop 3:

Friday, Jan. 29, 9 - 10:30 a.m., CLC Room 131

A podcast is an audio recording broadcast over the Web.
Instructors can record class lectures, announcements, information, and listening exercises for students to listen to again and again.
can record their own voices to share ideas and practice oral skills.
The audio recordings can be heard via the internet or downloaded and transported on audio devices such as .mp3 players (ipods).
Learn how to make audio recordings and do simple editing with Audacity audio editor.
Create your own podcast channel online, make a podcast, and see how to share and comment on podcasts.
Workshop 4: Friday, Mar. 19, 9 - 10:30 a.m., CLC Room 131 Digital Storytelling:
Digital stories multimedia projects that combine audio (voice narration, music), images and/or video, titles, special effects, and transitions.
Make learning outcomes memorable by creating customized video content or by giving students the ultimate opportunity to express themselves creatively -- with their own voices, images they make or choose, music, and more.
Learn the steps of creating a digital story, using Windows Movie Maker, and how to render a project as a video file that can be emailed or uploaded and shared on the Web.
Find out how digital stories can be used to assess attainment of student learning outcomes across the curriculum, in all disciplines.

End-of-the-year Tech Integration Showcase and Certificate Ceremony, May 2010, date/time TBA