Training Topics Spring 2011
A list of current training topics offered by OID and a brief description of the content covered.
Participants are introduced to the PowerPoint workspace, basic tool layout, and basic functions. Topics covered include inserting and editing text, inserting and editing images, formatting backgrounds, using layers, and saving options. Also discussed are solid pedagogical practices for making effective and memorable presentations.
PowerPoint Working with Media
Participants are introduced to techniques of using media such as video, sound, the Internet, and computer files in your presentations. Topics covered are the types and sizes of video files to use, how to configure the video to play, inserting and configuring sound files, linking to the Internet, using YouTube videos, linking to word docs and pdfs, and saving techniques.
Making Podcasts with Audacity
Participants are introduced to the free ware known as Audacity as a tool for making podcasts. Topics covered are the Audacity interface, the common tools, connecting a microphone, making first recording, editing recordings, mixing tracks, adding metadata and uploading the file. You won't believe how easy it is.
Classroom Clickers: An Overview of Turning Point
Participants are introduced to the Turning Technologies classroom clicker system, Turning Point. Topics covered include Turning Point, Turning Point Anywhere, ResponseWare, Testing Point and the differences for MAC and PC users. Also covered are proven in-class techniques and a step by step guide to getting started using clickers.
This workshop is essentially for those who know how to use PowerPoint but would like to take their presentations to the next level. Learn about critical mistakes to avoid, understand the built-in pedagogy of PowerPoint and how to circumvent it, learn to use custom animations to focus your students' attention, and proven classroom techniques.
PowerPoint: Unleashing Custom Animations
Participants are introduced to the depth of custom animation functions and how to use them to create more effective and memorable slides. Topics covered include the full range of content manipulation by using custom animations, the psychological effect of these techniques in the learning environment, what to do and what not to do, and proven classroom techniques.