Teachers will gather for three days this summer to work on assorted technology-based projects. Day 1 will focus on how to use the iLife suite of software (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, and iTunes) to produce teaching materials and student-created projects. Day 2 will focus on using emerging technologies, commonly known as Web 2.0 applications, for personal and classroom productivity. The third day of this exploration will focus on tools and resources for lessons and collaborative projects, and time will be allowed for participants to develop individual projects based on their grade level and curricular needs. Lucy Gray will develop the activities and compile resources for this workshop based on individual needs of participating teachers.

Participants should feel free to bring any digital equipment including cameras, iPods, and laptops. We will have some equipment available for loan during the workshop.

This workshop will be held from 8:30 - 3:30 PM on July 10th, July 11th, and July 12th in U-High 203 (Lab's middle school computer Lab). Remember that attendance is mandatory if you expect to receive the workshop stipend. Here is a map indicating the workshop location (1362 E. 59th Street). If you need to contact me, you can reach me on my cell (773) 307-7880 or in the computer lab at (773) 702-5418.

Day 1 Get an iLife

  • Discussion of grade level or departmental curricular needs and goals
  • Examination of lessons and examples using iLife software
  • Overview of iPhoto
  • Overview of iTunes
  • Overview of iMovie & iDVD
  • Overview of iWeb

Day 2 Welcome to the Web 2.0

  • Examination of examples of blogs, wikis, and other collaborative resources used in classrooms
  • Teachers will create accounts for several of the following services with help from Lucy:
    • del.icio.us
    • Flickr
    • Wikispaces
    • Google for Educators web site
Day 3 Planning for the Next School Year

  • Establishment of two or three technology-related goals for the 2007-2008 school - mapping activity using Inspiration
  • Exploration of general lesson plan resources on the internet
  • Exploration of web sites supporting collaborative projects
  • Individual work time with support from Lucy Gray