Monday, March 09, 2009

TIMAC at CUE 2009

Despite the hard times of uncertainty about the budget and future of our schools, some TIMACers were able to attend 41 annual CUE conference in Palm Springs, from March 5-7, 2009. These are the presentation offered by our group. We all joined CUE Community NING and posted our materials.

Provide an introduction and demonstration of Open Source [free] programs for education. You will learn about OpenOffice (Instead of MS Office ), Audacity (for audio editing and creating podcasts), GIMP and Inkscape (Instead of Photoshop), and walk away with great lesson ideas and a free Open Source software program CD.
Learn how to create Bingo games and interactive student worksheets in just a few minutes using your own course content. Participants will receive a CD with templates and step-by-step tutorials.

Here's a video clip of Susan presenting.

Technology Projects for ESL
Susan Gaer
Collaborative Internet projects can be done with ESL students! See successful projects and learn how you can create an interactive learning Internet project for your class.
Not a TIMAC member, but a well-know and active member of a wider Technology Mentor Network, Barry Bakin from LAUSD, DACE represented adult ed in a panel about the use of Web 2.0 organized by Steve Hargadon and offered a 3-hour pre-conference workshop.

In addition to presenting and attending presentations by others, we spent some time socializing and sharing with a larger group of adult education teachers. One of the highlights was taking the famous Aerial (rotating) Tram gaining 5,873 ft in elevation.

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