Affordable Professional Development for Your Entire District!
In order to better meet the needs of our member schools and districts, SOITA introduces new On Demand TeleTechs. Now you can decide on the date and time you would like the programs below delivered to your school district/building live! That's right simply register online or fill out the form below, select a date/time that fits your needs, and SOITA will deliver the content to you.
SOITA Comprehensive Member school districts/buildings may request as many of our TeleTech titles as they wish at no charge. SOITA Advantage Members may choose to participate in up to five TeleTech video streams at no charge. All other TeleTech sessions are only $50 per session per building/district for SOITA Comprehensive or Advantage Members. SOITA Basic member school districts/buildings may participate in any TeleTech for $100 per session per building/district. Each session is video streamed and can be viewed from any computer, iPad, Android tablet or smartphone, and will have a live a chat feature where you can ask questions directly to the instructor. Once you are registered for a topic, the main contact will be emailed a username and password for that day which can be distributed to all of the staff in a building or across the whole district.
2018-19 TeleTech Titles :
G Suite Refresh Series 2018
Resources & Gadgets Series
G Suite Updates - What’s New? 2018
One of the best things about using G Suite for Education is that it is constantly updating and improving. However, keeping up with all those changes can seem impossible. In this TeleTech we will help you get up to speed with the latest and greatest new features and updates.
What is an Edcamp and Why Should I Attend One?
Have you heard the terms “Edcamp” and “unconference” used by other educators and wondered if they are something you should know about? The short answer is yes! Join us as we discuss what an Edcamp is and how attending one might be one of the most valuable PD experiences you’ve ever had!
Google Docs 2018
Whether you’re new to Google Docs or have been using them for years, there are always new features designed to make your documents better than ever! Join us fore a basic overview of the latest version of Docs complete with a showcase of the newest features as well as our favorite tips and tricks for using Docs.
Virtual Reality Storytelling
Virtual reality and augmented reality seem to be popping up everywhere lately. In this session we will discuss how virtual reality can be used in a classroom setting to engage students and facilitate meaningful discussion and learning.
Google Forms 2018
Google Forms has come a long way since it first came on the scene. Join us as we provide an overview of the latest version of Forms featuring new question types, settings, and even a couple Add-ons to get you started.
INFOhio Preschool & Early Elementary Resources
INFOhio has just launched their Early Learning Portal. Join us as we explore this new resource as well as some of INFOhio’s tried and true resources for your youngest learners.
Google Sheets 2018
Whether you love spreadsheets or dread using them, there’s no doubt they’re one of the most powerful and useful tools G Suite has to offer. In Google Sheets 2018 we will provide an overview of the latest version of Sheets, discuss new features, and highlight some of most helpful tools and formulas to turn anyone into a Sheets user.
Looking to create a website for your class? Weebly offers a simple, intuitive site building interface featuring drag and drop elements that make creating a site quick and easy. Join us as we introduce this great tool.
Google Slides 2018
Learn how Google Slides can help you transition your content into an engaging, customizable, online format. Join us as we take you through some of Slides’ most exciting features including the new addition of Add-ons for Slides and the increased options for image editing.
Makey MakeyJoin us as we provide an overview of the Makey Makey, take a look at Scratch and how it can be used to program the Makey Makey, and discuss ideas for incorporating this fun tool into your classroom or makerspace.
Google Drawings 2018Google Drawings may seem simple, but it’s one of the most versatile tools that G Suite offers! In this TeleTech we will provide and overview of the latest version of Drawings and provide you with techniques that will allow you to create everything from posters and flyers to interactive assignments!
OzobotRobots are a great way to get kids excited about learning and the Ozobot is no exception. Watch as we demonstrate how this little robot teaches critical thinking, problem solving, and even some coding basics.
New Google Calendar 2018Does Calendar’s new look have you feeling flustered? We’re here to help. Join us as we take a look at Calendar’s refreshed interface and explore its features - including what did and didn’t make the cut for the updated version
Osmo’s apps and games turn your iPad or iPhone into much more than just a screen. In this demo we will provide you an overview of how to set up your osmo and demonstrate several games including, Numbers, Tangram, and Coding.
New Features in Gmail 2018Gmail’s fresh new look and enhanced features are designed to make managing your inbox simple and stress free. This TeleTech will explore the latest features of Gmail and provide tips for working your way to inbox zero.
CricutThe days of the heavy die cut in the back of the teacher workroom are over. The Cricut makes it simple to create exactly what you need for your home or classroom. Join us as we introduce you to the Cricut Explore Air and the Cricut Design Space.
Cricut Design Space
Cricut Design Space allows you to design anything you can imagine - no cartridges needed. This TeleTech will feature an intro to the Design Space interface and Cricut basics.
New Features in Google Classroom 2018It’s a new school year and a whole new Google Classroom! Google has completely revamped the Classroom interface and added numerous new features. Join us so we can help you make the most of one of Google’s most valuable educational tools.
3Doodler - 3D PenSome concepts just can’t be illustrated on a flat piece of paper. With the 3Doodler Start the sky is the limit to what your students can create. Join us as we examine how this 3D pen works and discuss way to seamlessly integrate this fun activity into your curriculum.
Embedding Content in Your New Google SiteThe New Google Sites interface continues to evolve, now allowing you to embed content directly into your site. Join us as we take a look at this new feature and explore the type of content you can embed in New Sites.
Merge CubeMerge Cubes are the latest craze in AR/VR and, best of all, they’re affordable! Merge Cubes work with apps on your smartphone, tablet, or VR headset to display holographic items you hold in your hand. In this session we will walk you through the process of setting up your cube and applications to create holograms.
Publishing Documents from Google Sheets and FormsFeaturing Autocrat and Form Publisher
Ever wished you could automatically generate emails, PDFs, or certificates without editing each individual document? With the Add-ons Autocrat and Form Publisher, you can! Join us as we walk you through step-by-step to create custom templates to be filled in by either using Sheets and/or Forms.
Bloxels offer an intuitive, hands-on platform that allows students to create videogames. Students arrange the Bloxels to create items to include in their games and use a tablet to upload those items to the Bloxels app to be utilized in their game. Whoever said videogames have no educational value never heard of Bloxels!
Using Google Slides for Student-Created eBooks
Many people don’t realize the true versatility of Google Slides. In this TeleTech we will discuss how you can create custom templates that will allow your students to create beautiful eBooks that can be shared online or published as PDFs.
Cubelets is a modular robotics tool that allows students to build a robot as easily as they would stack some blocks. Each type of cubelet features a different function including movement, sound, lights, and more. These little programmable blocks are a great addition to your STEAM classroom, coding curriculum, or makerspace!
Google Classroom - Tips, Updates, and Best Features
Google Classroom is one of G Suites most powerful tools, allowing you to seamlessly move your content online and assign and collect student work. Join us as we discuss some of this tool’s must-use features, tips and tricks, and the latest updates.
Unplugged Makerspace Activities
When many people think of makerspaces they think of big, expensive pieces of Technology. It doesn’t have to be that way! Join us as we show you how you can begin building your makerspace with items you already have laying around your home and classroom!
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SOITA has been awarded a Pinnacle Award for Professional Development by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) as one of the top providers of professional development online in North America. For questions about TeleTechs, please contact SOITA at 937-746-6333