Technology for Teaching Day
Monday, May 16, 2005
McGowan 4th Floor*

Our third annual convenient and easy opportunity for faculty to learn about diverse tools for helping them teach more effectively.   For pictures click here.  


423 Large PC Lab

409 PC Lab

407 Macs

413 PC Lab A

Admin Building 222

10-10:45 Outlook Empowered  Intro to Powerpoint Digital Video and Webcasting Polling your Students with TurningPoint -
11-11:45 Wireless Networks Enhancing Student Engagement Online Graphic Design for Digital Presentations & Web Design Departmental and Personal Webpages using FrontPage  -
12-12:45 Question and Answer Session, with IITS Staff - - - -
1-1:45 Departmental and Personal Webpages using Dreamweaver Searching and Selecting Internet Resources Improving Digital Photography - Teaching with Smartboard

Departmental and Personal Webpages using Dreamweaver
Jayne Klenner-Moore
1 – 1:45 p.m., room 423
This session will present a program used to create visually interesting and dynamic webpages. The session will discuss the guidelines for page design from King's Web Team; introduce the Web server and FTP procedure;   define sites and working remotely to the site via Dreamweaver;  work on Dreamweaver features for building a Web site; and, finally, discuss usability and design for Web sites. Please register in advance.  

Departmental and Personal Webpages using FrontPage
Brian Pavlac
11 – 11:45 a.m., room 413
This session will offer a hands-on opportunity to set up webpages for use in teaching and displaying departmental information using Microsoft FrontPage.  This session will demonstrate how easy it really is for you to create web pages for use in your teaching. Using Microsoft FrontPage, faculty will be guided through the basic steps of putting their syllabi, study guides, photos, favorite links and other documents on the web.  Please register in advance.  

Digital Video and Webcasting
Keith Dils
10-10:45 a.m., room 407
This session will demonstrate how to use WebCT to deliver digital video case studies and to elicit student responses for evaluation. The use of web-based interactive activities will also be modeled. Participants will be provided with laptop computers. Participants will have the opportunity to have a hands on experience with the technology being modeled.

Enhancing Student Engagement Online 
Scott R. Garrigan from CAPE
11-11:45 a.m., room 409
Participants will learn techniques and web-based tools to increase collaboration in both online and traditional classes. Increased collaboration leads to increased engagement, and that leads to greater student success and satisfaction. The presenter will share a variety of examples that can apply to any course taught or developed by the participants. Workshop participants (1) will learn the value of collaboration activities, (2) they will learn several collaborative activities that are easily applied to any course, and (3) they will learn specific blog, wiki, and conferencing technologies to implement collaborative activities. Online conferencing may be videoconferencing or audio only. It may include sharing documents and synchronized web browsing An easy-to-use, Internet-based, personal videoconferencing system will be demonstrated that Kings faculty may use through their CAPE affiliation. Wiki applications from the presenter’s international online graduate course will also be demonstrated. 

Graphic Design for Digital Presentations & Web Design
Ann Joyce
11-11:45 a.m., 407
This session is an introduction to the art and science of graphic design for technology. Prevent design disasters, ineffective images, shunted structures, color chaos and tragic typography in your PowerPoint presentations, WebCT documents, multimedia presentations and web pages. Learn the graphic presentation of visual and verbal information to enhance electronic delivery. A primer of color psychology included if time allows. This session will be most valuable to beginner audiences--no design experience--and intermediate audiences--can differentiate between visual and intellectual unity. 

Improving Digital Photography
Ann Joyce
1 – 1:45 p.m., McGowan 407
This session examines the digital camera as a vehicle to incorporate dynamic imagery into Powerpoint presentations and web pages. Learn techniques to technically upgrade and graphically improve photos such as adjusting point-of-view, using selective focus, controlling brightness and sharpness, adding warmth to image values, adding accent color, cropping judiciously, and much more.

Introduction to Powerpoint
Brian Bower
10-10:45 p.m., room 413  
This session is an informal, practical introduction to the use of Power Point. We will look at some examples of class lecture/support materials and how they are used. We will quickly step through the basic concepts you need to get started producing PowerPoint presentations.

Polling Your Students with TurningPoint
Bill Keating
10-10:45, room 413
This session will demonstrate how instructors can transform their lectures and PowerPoint presentations into powerful, two-way experiences with TurningPoint software and remote keypads. With TurningPoint you can ask any question, get a keypad response from your students and then immediately display the results in your PowerPoint presentation! Participants will be guided through the process of converting existing PowerPoint presentations into fully interactive TurningPoint presentations.

Question and Answer Session with IITS Staff
Noon – 12:45 p.m., room 423
Join us for a complimentary lunch and pose a few of those hard to answer technology questions to our staff. Any King’s technology topic is fair game. This informal session will be a spontaneous dialogue between IITS and faculty. We’ll try our best to answer your questions and also listen to your ideas and concerns.

Searching and Selecting Internet Resources
Scott R. Garrigan from CAPE
1-1:45 p.m., room 409
Instructors tend to like it because it is easy to implement. Unfortunately, it focuses more on cute techniques and less on big ideas. Internet searching has become a key academic skill for teachers and students, but Internet searches can result in misleading information and overwhelming frustrating. This session will focus on how to conduct effective searches and ways to investigate and verify the authenticity and value of information. Turn a simple search into a memorable learning experience! 

Teaching with the Smartboard
Joyce Armstrong
1 – 1:45 p.m., ADMIN 222:  *N.B. this session is NOT on McGowan 4th Floor.  
The SMART Board interactive whiteboard turns your computer and projector into a powerful tool for teaching, collaborating and presenting. With a computer image projected onto the board, you can simply press on its large, touch-sensitive surface to access and control any application. Using a pen from the SMART Pen Tray, you can work naturally at the board to take notes and highlight important information. Whenever you meet, teach, train or present, the SMART Board interactive whiteboard helps your group save time, increase interactivity and improve communication. Come to this session for a demonstration on using the SMART Board for interactive instruction.

Outlook Empowered
Paul Moran
10 – 10:45 p.m., room 423
This session will demonstrate how to use Outlook email and calendar to automate the process of arranging appointments and group meetings. We will also discuss some of the new collaboration tools in Office 2003 that we plan to introduce for fall 2005

Wireless Networks
Paul Moran
11-11:45 a.m., room 423
This session will provide you with an overview of the considerations you need to know when setting up a secure home wireless network. At the same time, we will discuss how these features are or are not implemented at King's. You will leave with a better understanding of what to expect from the wireless security at King's and your home.

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