Educational Technology

Online Training Short Subject Presentations with Audio

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Needs Assessment and Monitoring

National Education Technology Plan
View this session to learn some basic information about the National Education Technology Plan of 2010. The Plan was designed to impact the education of all people in this country, regardless of age, circumstances, or current proficiency in technology. The developers of the Plan provide Best Practices to inform reader’s plans for implementing portions of the Plan. This session highlights a few ideas for you to consider for your program and students. Presented by Dr. Karen Morell.

Google Apps Primer (NEW)
This short subject addresses the concepts of Google Apps and Google Docs and describes how one TRIO Program has used them to engage and communicate with students. Presented by Ms. Deanna Marshall.

DigiSites Web Workshop (NEW)
In this short subject TRIO Staff from Portland State University – Mr. Phillip Dirks, Director; and Ms. Yashica Island-Shambry, Coach/Instructor – present ideas and best practices of how TRIO programs can incorporate the TRIO Quest DigiSites competition into their curriculum. They share their experiences and challenges, as well as thoughts on how they can improve their approach for next year’s competition. Presented by Mr. Martin Jarmick.

Digital Arts Workshop (NEW)
This short subject introduces an effective approach to digital media creation. We place the creative process and technical exercises side by side, giving the students a more meaningful experience with digital video and audio tools, and therefore establishing a stronger foundation with professional media composition. Students will come away with a base understanding of pre-production and post-production workflows, and insight into their own voice and interests. Presented by Mr. Martin Jarmick.

Creative Commons Free & Legal Sharing
This session focuses on a powerful new FREE tool that works within the boundaries of copyright law, but unlike copyright, it allows users the freedom to share, remix, reuse, and redistribute others’ work without permission. It’s called Creative Commons and it provides a tremendous opportunity for TRIO staff and students to become a part of global exploration, innovation, and productivity. Presented by Ms. Sharon Primm-Dayot.

Creative, Sneaky and Determined: Cyber Crime is on the Rise
TRIO Programs spend a lot of time and effort collecting information and data about their program’s students, staff and accomplishments for both federal and institutional reporting. It isn’t enough to just have anti-spyware and anti-virus software any more, in this session you will learn about how cybercriminals are now stealing private information and data to sell for financial gain. Presented by Dr. Lynn Churchill.

Introduction to Cloud Computing
An overview of new "Cloud" resources available online with a focus on tools useful to TRIO programs. Presented by Dr. Lynn Churchill.

Free and Low-Cost Software for TRIO
Free and inexpensive software for online collaboration, online conferencing, media editing, and more. Presented online by Dr. Lynn Churchill.

Promoting and Structuring TRIO Quest
This short course will discuss various ways to promote and structure TRIO Quest activities in your projects. Ideas will be presented for DigiText, DigiMedia, and DigiSites for both pre-college and college students. Presented by Mr. Phillip Dirks.

Cloud Technology and Collaboration

TRIO Quest Activities

TRIO Quest Activities are project-based learning activities for TRIO students: Media Quest, PhotoEssay, TRIO Sites, and TRIO Live.

Online Resources

"EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology."

Edutopia Online
"The George Lucus Educational Foundation (GLEF) is a nonprofit operating foundation that documents and disseminates models of the most innovative practices in our nation's K-12 schools. We serve this mission through the creation of media -- from films, books, and newsletters to CD-ROMs and DVDs."

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
The International Society for Technology in Education home page, "The Leading Organization for Educational Technology Professionals."

  • ISTE Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET)
    "CARET bridges education technology research to practice by offering research-based answers to critical questions."
  • ISTE National Education Technology Standards (NETS)
    "The primary goal of the ISTE NETS Project is to enable stakeholders in PreK-12 education to develop national standards for educational uses of technology that facilitate school improvement in the United States. The NETS Project will work to define standards for students, integrating curriculum technology, technology support, and standards for student assessment and evaluation of technology use."