Content Creation & Networking Courses
Using technology tools to create content and create a professional network

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TEC1135: Google+: Communication & Collaboration

Your MPSConnect Google+ account is a powerful social media tool that can be used to connect professionally with colleagues, other educational professionals, and experts around the country and world.  In Google+, a user can create an environment based on their interests.  This course will focus on communication and collaboration in a professional space. Participants will learn how to find, join, and participate in educational communities, create circles to follow people they "meet", and utilize collections to organize and follow posts. Before enrolling in this course, participants should already have an active MPSConnect Google+ account and be familiar with posting.Your MPSConnect Google+ account is a powerful social media tool that can be used to connect professionally with colleagues and other educational professionals around the country and world. In this session, you will activate your MPSConnect Google+ account, set up your profile, adjust your settings and become familiar with some of the basic features.

TEC1304: Creating and Using Animated Images for Learning

In this training, you will learn how to use and create animated images to engage students in learning. The objective of this training is to create an educational animated GIF that you can use with your students.  

TEC1187: Multimedia Best Practices

Learn research-based multimedia best practices and apply them to an authentic multimedia product - a presentation, audiocast or video - that you will create for your classroom or blended learning environment. 

TEC1204: Getting Started with Screencasting

Screencasting can be a powerful way for teachers- and students- to demonstrate knowledge of content and problem-solving skills. Teachers can use screencasts to "flip" lessons, while students can create their own screencasts to demonstrate mastery of skills. In this course you will learn how to create your own screencasts. The objective of this course is to discover screencasting tools and apply screencasting tips to create a screencast that you will be able to use with your students. 

TEC1267: SMART Learning Suite

SMART Learning Suite combines lesson delivery, assessment, student collaboration and game-based learning software into one ultimate education suite.  It connects students, teachers and devices to turn lessons into enriching learning experiences.  Attend this class for an overview of this latest offering from SMART Technologies.  

You do not need a Smart Board to use this software.

TEC1226: Professional Learning Networks: How to Harness Social Media

Explore various professional learning networks within Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and more. Collaborate with fellow educators, follow experts, and discover resources that will help you create amazing classroom experiences.

TEC 1224: Graphic Design for Learning

In this course, learn graphic design principles and how to apply those concepts to creating instructional images for your students using free technology tools, such as Google Drawings, Slides and PowerPoint.