Educreations, Research & Writing with Tablets, PowerPoint, and more!
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Hands-On Professional Development

The Learning Studio at RIRAL
Thursday, December 11, 1pm-5pm
191 Social Street, 3rd Floor

(same building as Citizens Bank)
Woonsocket, RI 02895 
(401) 762-3841

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Technology Integration Collaborative

Once a month for the duration of the Technology Breakthrough Grant, RIRAL will transform its Woonsocket Learning Center into a Learning StudioMultiple spaces will be available for research, collaboration, lesson planning, and hands-on technical experiences. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, however, RIRAL will have laptops, iPads, and Surface tablets available for use.

Please click here for more information about the Learning Studio. 
Registration through the PDC is required.

PRE-SESSION     12:30pm-1:00pm

Come sign in, connect your device to our wireless network, get settled, and grab some snacks before heading into the first session. Snacks are provided potluck-style, so fee free to bring something to share!

Audience: All
SESSION 1     1:00pm-2:15pm
Creating Lessons in PowerPoint

This session will guide participants in how to create a classroom lesson using PowerPoint (or Google Slides - a free resource), including adding text, images, and video, as well has how to narrate your presentation and save it as a video.

Audience: Beginner and Intermediate Users
Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with PowerPoint or Google Slide basics. For a refresher, please study the following lessons
     PowerPoint: Slide Basics
     Google Slides: How to Make a Presentation... (video) or Using Google Slides (text)

SESSION 2     2:15pm-3:30pm
Windows Tablets: Research and Writing

This session will guide participants in how to use a Windows tablet (for example, Surface, Asus, etc) for a research and writing project with students. Participants will be grouped based on population/writing needs (ESL, AE, TTC, etc).

Audience: Beginner and Intermediate Tablet Users
Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with Windows 8 basics. For a refresher, please study the following lessons: Navigating Windows 8 (pay attention to tablet notes) and Windows 8.1 Features (pay attention to tablet notes)
SESSION 3     3:30pm-4:45pm
iPads: Educreation App*

This session will introduce iPads users to the app Educreations, and demonstrate how it can be used in two different ways: by teachers to create lessons, and by students to demonstrate understanding of a topic.

*Note: Educreations can be used as a website on any computer, so you don't have to be an iPad user to participate in or benefit from this session.

Audience: Beginner and Intermediate iPad Users
Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with iPad basics. For a refresher, please study the following lessons: Getting Started and Using iOS 7

EVALUATION & WRAP UP     4:45pm-5:00pm
Evaluation and Wrap Up

We want to know how we are doing and how we can improve! Please take a few moments to provide feedback on today's PD session.The information you provide will help us to develop trainings that are relevant and timely to you and your colleagues. These answers will also help us research how well we are meeting the needs of PD across the state. Thank you!

Group Sessions


Creating Lessons in PowerPoint

Windows Tablets: Research and Writing

iPads: Educreation App*

The RI Professional Development Center (PDCenter) delivers high-quality, research-based professional development and technical assistance to Rhode Island's adult education programs and practitioners. Through its leadership and partnerships, the PDCenter seeks to support, enhance and promote the network of quality educational opportunities for RI's adult learners.
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