Tuesday, October 30, 2012

November Training: Creating Dynamic Presentations!

Are you tired of using the same old PowerPoint presentations? Do you want to spice things up a little? Check out his month's training sessions!

November 8, 2012: Welcome to Prezi! Looking for a non-linear way to spice up your presentations? Prezi is an innovative presentation generator that uses a zoomable canvas to show relationships between concepts and ideas. Videos, images, shapes, and even hyperlinks can be embedded into these powerful presentations!
Buchanan 107: 10:00a-11:30a
Online: 1:00p-2:30p

November 12, 2012: Slip in to SlideRocket: Are you ready to transition in to a new presentation generator but are worried about losing all the information you have already created in PowerPoint? You can easily slip your presentations in to SlideRocket, a new and exciting presentation generator hosted by Google Apps for Education. SlideRocket is great for training purposes as well, as it offers slide by slide audio recording and is easily exportable to be embedded in to a webpage!
Buchanan 104: 10:00a-11:30a
Online: 2:00p-3:30p

November 19 & 20, 2012: Technology We're Thankful For: Do you want to know what tips and tricks the folks in Tech Services use in their everyday lives to make technology work for them? Attend this session to learn more about some cool techie shortcuts that we're thankful to have around!
November 19: Buchanan 104: 1:00p-2:30p
November 20: Online: 1:00p-2:30p

November 26, 2012: Developing Dynamic Presentations with MediaSite: Developing training courses can be both difficult and boring,  but when we use dynamic tools like MediaSite, we have options galore! The MediaSite software in BUH 104 allows users to quickly and easily record presentations and requires little to no editing before posting to Columbia College's OnDemand site. In addition, the software allows the user to upload custom presentations for viewing on the OnDemand site. Come check out how quick and easy it can be to create a dynamic training course with MediaSite!
Buchanan 104: 2:00p-3:30p


November 15, 2012: Brainy Breakfast and Lunch & Learn!

Socrative--Turn any Device in to a Clicker! Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. It only requires about three minutes to set up and twenty seconds to load once you're in the classroom.  Come join us for a meal and check out this easy, fast, and fun response system.

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