The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed, ages 4 to 104. Check out the resources under "How-to Guides: For educators".
Schools and homeschoolers can register for coding workshops through Google's Codemakers in Canada.
Links to videos on coding and computer science for classroom use.
Concept Mapping / Visual Organizers
Overviews get you started using Inspiration 9 to create concept maps, graphic organizers and other diagrams. Geared toward Grades 6-12.
Kidspiration provides a visual workspace for learners, geared toward grades P-5. Overviews and How to Use videos get you started quickly.
Course Management, Learning Management Systems (LMS) & Student Information Systems (SIS)
An orientation to Collaborate (formerly called Elluminate Live), plus setup instructions and a practice site for students. Provided by the Mount's Distance Learning & Continuing Education.
inschool: NS Student Information System
User guides for Inschool, the province-wide student information system. It's also referred to as PowerSchool and PowerTeacher. Produced by the NS Department of Education, there's lots of information for teachers and administrators at this site.
The most frequently asked questions regarding Moodle. Produced by MSVU Teaching and Learning Centre
Nova Scotia Virtual School - Learning Moodle
Note: You must login using your Ednet username & password to access "Learning Moodle" in the NSVS.
Documents & Desktop Publishing
How to perform basic tasks in Publisher 2010, such as brochures, flyers, newsletters and other professional communications. Microsoft Office 2010 tutorials.
Word 2010 help and how-to, from Microsoft Office 2010 tutorials. Become more efficient at your word processing tasks!
Autograph video tutorial series. Everything from getting started, to graphing, geometry and calculus. *Autograph is installed on the instructor's computer only in the CRC Lab.
Access GeoGebra tutorials, web and tablet apps and Quickstart. Link to the GeoGebra manual is also provided. *GeoGebra is a free Windows download*
Online Collaboration Tools
Google Doc's own YouTube channel - how to create a variety of documents for online sharing, co-editing, and more.
How to accomplish basic tasks in Microsoft OneNote. Gather, organize, and share notes & information. Microsoft Office 2010 tutorials.
Presentations & IWB
Get the most out of PowerPoint presentations - Microsoft Office 2010 tutorials.
Prezi combines the functionality of whiteboards and slides to create a unique presentation style, highlighting links between ideas. Learn Prezi here - from its creators.
How to get started with SMART Notebook software and use its features, including the Gallery and Lesson Activity Toolkit.
Screenshots & Screencasts
Make online screencasts (captured video) from your Internet browser, with no downloaded software required. A variety of help videos available here, more available if you visit the Help section.
Storyboards and Digital Storytelling
Not tutorials, but some excellent examples of ComicLife in the classroom.
This step by step how-to covers everything you will need to do in PhotoStory to create digital stories and slideshows using your own images.
Celtx Online Manual, includes both PDF documents and video tutorials pertaining to video pre-production (e.g., storyboarding, writing, project management) using Celtx.
TouchCast creates an interactive presentation that mixes video with web content. The app lets you record a video and overlay elements such as web pages, maps, photos, Twitter streams, polls, quizzes and more. Users watching the video can click on these multimedia elements and interact with them while the video continues to play.
Use TouchCast for:
• Interactive historical timeline
• Tutorial videos
• Reports, biographies, book trailers
• Use it to showcase learning about a topic
Learn the basics of Adobe Dreamweaver .
Squarespace for website and domain name creation.
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