As the summer begins this might be a good opportunity to explore
new technologies that could be useful to you and your students. We
have some suggestions, and you can learn about one or all of them
on the same day. We will start with a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
and lunch will be served at noon. Please bring your laptop and
Tuesday, May 21
Bent Hall 277A&B, Queens Campus
If you have any questions please contact the CTL at CTL@stjohns.edu.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9 to 9:50 a.m. CampusGuides
You can easily create and publish your own website with
CampusGuides, software available through the University Libraries.
You can organize content for your classes, communicate with your
students, or share research projects with others.
10 to 10:50 a.m. Screencasting
Trying to describe how to navigate a website or program to a
friend, colleague, or student can be chal-lenging, but showing them
how to do something on their computer screen is much clearer.
Screencasting lets you create a "video" of your computer screen, so
that you can coach someone through whatever computer-based steps
they need to get the project done!
11 to 11:50 a.m.Creating and Editing
Movies with Movie Maker and iMovie
Learn how to make and edit short films using your computer, an
Internet connection, and free soft-ware. Topics will include
importing image and video files, adding sound effects, music, and
voiceovers, and adding visual effects. (Note: Movie Maker works on
PCs and iMovie works on MACs).
12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Mobile Apps for Education
Explore the world of apps for mobile devices that you and your
students may find interesting, useful, and fun. Bring your mobile
1:30 to 2:20 p.m. Database Magic
Delve into techniques of database searching and information
retrieval methods that can help researchers find the best material
in their subject areas. We will discuss how to use database
thesauri to focus searches; talk about information sources hidden
within databases; demonstrate advanced Google searching methods;
show some valuable free reference sources, and more!
2:30 to 3:20 p.m. ePortfolios with Digication
The university provides Digication ePortfolios to all
faculty and a growing number of students. Learn how you can use it
yourself as well as with your students. It is an important tool
that can be employed as a webpage, for assessment, in presenting
course materials, and as a portfolio.