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The New Boston College Technology Guidebook of Technology Competencies Is Here! Click HERE to view the Guidebook in Acrobat Reader

Project THEMES Mini-Grant Application

Apply for a mini-grant for your classroom!

Project THEMES Overview

View a slide show detailing our project.

Technology Competencies

View a slideshow about technology competencies and our project

Speaker Series

Check to see what innovative speaker is coming to Boston College soon!

Workshop Schedule

See what workshops are available to further your knowledge of current technology!

Borrow THEMES Equipment

Click here to check the availability of our equipment and register to borrow it.

Resources for the classroom

Click here for great sites and resources of teachers using technology in the classroom, including sample lesson plans and project descriptions.


 

Recent Project THEMES Events

 

 
THEMES Project cooperating teachers discuss the many possibilities of technology in their classrooms.
 
Boston College, Lynch School of Education Faculty meet to learn and share ideas for technology in university courses.

Please Join Us for our Year End Cooperating Teachers' Meeting on          Wednesday May15th from 4:15-6:30 in the 3rd Floor Lounge of McGuinn Hall.

Click here to see a Campus Map

 

Schedule of THEMES Technology Workshops

January 2002

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Cooperating Teachers' Dinner

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Faculty Extravaganza

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Digital Camera

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PowerPoint

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iMovie

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Intro to KidPix

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Intro to WebQuest

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Inspiration

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Burning CD's, Scanning & OCR

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Advanced WebQuest

4-5:30pm

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Creating WebPages with Netscape

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March 2002

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Advanced KidPix

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Digital Camera

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You can now reserve a time and a date to participate in a Technology Workshop.

Just send an email with your name, a phone number where you can be reached, your email address, your choice of date and time and the type of workshop you are interested in.

Click on the Email button below to send us your workshop request.

Need Directions? For a link to a map of Boston College press here

All workshops will be held on the Educational Resource Library (ERC) which is on the basement level of Campion Hall on the BC campus.

 

Workshops Offered in:
PowerPoint
Inspiration
Digital Camera
iMovie
Kid Pix
Web Design

 

Workshop Descriptions:

Planning a technology enhanced curriculum project *
Would you like to enhance your curriculum with technology but don't know what is involved or what steps to take? How do you know what technology is right for your project? This session will step through a planning framework that will help you match technology activities to your learning objectives. We will explore different kinds of technology projects from small "nuggets" like sending email to an expert to larger inquiry projects such as investigating the migration of butterflies.
*This workshop is done by request. Please contact THEMES@bc.edu


Intro to KidPix

This workshop is designed to increase your basic comfort and knowledge of KidPix. Come explore the features of KidPix including slide shows, Moopies, Digital Puppets, Stampinator, plus fun color and cut projects. Develop and share lesson ideas to use in your classroom today!


Inspiration

Inspiration software is a tool for computer-generated concept mapping to support both visual learners and idea generation that can be automatically reformated as linear outlines or text within the software. While Inspiration was created for intermediate through secondary students, adaptations for primary students as well as examples are provided. The workshops concentrates on familiarizing participants with basic features of Inspiration and applications with hands-on practice and creating of examples.
Kidspiration softare, which is the primary version of Inspiration, will also be available for preview.


PowerPoint
Participants will receive guided, hands-on practice in beginning PowerPoint presentations, including slide transitions, special effects, and inserting graphics.


iMovie
Participants will learn the fundamentals of using a videocamera and iMoviesoftware to create movies which can be shown in classrooms, on the internet,or via videotape. This hands-on workshop (both camera and software) willalso include introductions to titles, transitions, and soundtracks.

Burning CD's, Scanning and OCR

Burning CD's can help you save precious information in larger quantities to simplify your files and preserve data. Learn how to create music and data CD's. Scanning allows you to take images and text and put them in digital format. Learn the basics of scanning and inserting graphics.

Web Pages

Create your own Web Page in an hour! Participants will learn ow to create a basic web page containing text images, links and tables, and how to upload it. This workshop is inteneded as an introduction for those of you who have no experience creating web pages or who wish to brush up on the basics.

 

Portable Wireless Lab

(Click on the picture to view a movie of the Lab in use)

Thumbnail Picture of Students using our Wireless Technology Lab. Link to Movie

To Borrow other Technology, Click Here!


To borrow the Lab:

1)Choose a Monday through Friday week during which you would like to use the lab (make sure to include a second and third choice of time just in case the lab has already been reserved.)

2)Click on the link to send an e-mail reservation (Important: Please include in your e-mail your name, school, 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of time and a two sentence description of the project for which the lab will be used.)

3)You will receive a reply within 24 hours!

Click Here to send an e-mail reservation

 

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