The Sqool Techs Team provides free online workshops so instuctos have an opportunity to learn about teaching online and utilizing the many tools that are available through SqoolTools.com. In addition, workshops are provided for other technology tools.
- Math FACTS (Free, Awesome, Cool Tools for Students)
Explore all of the best K-6 math tools the web has to offer! From basic addition to geometry and fractions, from virtual manipulates to interactive games, from online calculators and converters to graphing tools. This workshop provides resources for every math topic you teach.
- You Mean I Am Supposed to Teach Science, Too?
In 2008, expanded MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) testing begins in Science. The grade-span tests will be administered in Grades 5, 8, and 11. With the push to meet AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) in communication arts and math, many teachers have been forced to skimp on science instruction. Are you in need of resources to help prepare your students for the upcoming Science MAP tests? This workshop will help you discover online science tools and resources that have been aligned with the GLEs (Grade Level Expectations).
- Supporting Mastery of Essential Skills and Knowledge: Interactive Game Creation with Spellmaster
The Spellmaster tools allow you to create four different kinds of flash games. Spellmaster games are not just for spelling. They can be used to create activities for any content that has two sets of related information that can be paired. For example: vocabulary, math facts, states and capitals, and elements and their symbols.
- SMART Board Basics
This course provides access to videos and handouts to assist you in learning the basics of using a interactive SMART Board. In addition, you will discover the latest features of version 9.5 and explore online resources to help you make the most of your SMART Board.
- Teacher Inspiration and Humor
Looking for motivation to change instructional practices? Need some inspiration or just need to laugh? This workshop provides a collection of videos especially for teachers.
SqoolTechs provides the following free workshops and conference presentations to all educators. To access these workshops, create a free account at HomeSqool.
The ABCs of VLEs
Is the concept of Virtual Learning Environments new to you? Are you ready to take the plunge into blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 tools. This workshop takes you through the process of setting up your first course and then explores the basics of how SqoolTools can be used to support traditional instruction by easily integrating collaborative tools.
SqoolTools in the K-12 Classroom
SqoolTools can be used in a variety of ways to support and enhance instructional practices in K-12 classrooms. This course identifies and exemplifies instructional tools and effective strategies.