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Welcome to the Learning Studio at RIRAL

Wireless Access: choose the "RIRAL" network; password 17b1507c6d

In addition to attending the group sessions described below, self-directed learning is available in RIRAL's computer labs. The following online resources are highly recommended.

  • SimpleK12 - Free online events every month, as well as other resources.
  • - Free lessons, tutorials, and videos - great for teachers and students!

Session 1: Using Document Cameras

10:00-11:15  Document cameras are the new digital version of the old overhead projectors. Learn how to use an Elmo projector to bring real world content into your classroom, reduce copying pages, and get students up and moving around the classroom. If you have a document camera, please bring it with you for practice!


Click here to download and print; page 2 is printer-friendly.

Click here to download and print; page 2 is printer-friendly.

DIY Document Camera: iPone/iPad + clamp (or steady shelf!) + connection to computer (use a VGA adapter or wireless app such as Epoccam)

Session 2: Windows Tablets: Using Excel in the Classroom

11:15-12:30   Excel is not just for budgets and number crunching! This workshop will get participants creating timelines for Social Studies/History lessons, making flashcards for vocabulary or math, making interactive maps, word searches, and creating drag-and-drop language arts activities.

Prerequisites: Understanding the Basics of Excel is helpful, but not required.

OneDrive Login:  Boston67


Click here to download and print; page 2 is printer-friendly.

Click here to download and print; page 2 is printer-friendly.

Session 3: iPads: Educreations App

12:45-1:45   In this follow up workshop, we will go deeper into student projects and formative assessments with Educreations. Participants will work in groups to practice delivering a (very) mini lesson and asking "students" (other group members) to make an Educreations video.

Note: Educreations is not just for the iPad! It can be used on laptop and desktop computers as well.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with the basics of creating an Educreations video. Click here for a refresher.

Join Kim's Class as a student: EFJUUZN   do not use your email

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Evaluation and Wrap Up

We want to know how we are doing and how we can improve! Please take a few moments to provide feedback on today's PD session.The information you provide will help us to develop trainings that are relevant and timely to you and your colleagues. These answers will also help us research how well we are meeting the needs of PD across the state. Thank you!



Virtual Participation

*If you need help, feel free to call my cellphone (508) 617-0713

Friday, Feb 27, 10am-2pm
There are two ways to watch today's event:


Log in and JOIN with your Google+ account. This will allow you to speak (if the device you are using has a microphone), show video of yourself (if you have a webcam available), chat with other joiners, and use all of the other features available to the host of the event.


Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Below is an embedded video.

LIVE: If you are viewing this page as the event is happening live, you can click the play button and the video will automatically start wherever we are in the live broadcast (like turning on the tv and seeing the local news). You can also drag the button under the video to start back at the beginning (helpful if you are starting a little late or just need to hear an explanation repeated).
You can also engage in limited participation by clicking on the link that comes up: "Be a part of the conversation". If the host has allowed for Questions&Answers, you will be able to click the Q&A button and type in a question. (Note: There is a 30-90 second delay on this video, so this will effect how the questions are answered)

RECORDED: If you are viewing this page after the event is over, you can view it as you would any YouTube video

To view the live stream, you may have to turn safety mode off.

Streaming video will be available on Friday, beginning at about 9:15am. If you are planning to participate virtually, please join EARLY so we can help resolve any technical difficulties. To respect the time of other participants, technical assistance will not be available after 9:55.

This is our first attempt at live streaming, so there're bound to be some problems. Please send feedback to Kim to let us know how it worked for you and what problems you ran into (BIG thanks to Edgar, Barbara, Muriel, and Sherry for helping me test this out last week!). For more information about Google Hangouts on Air, click here

Want to try hosting a Hangout On Air? Check out these resources:

Google's Hangouts On Air Help Section

Kim's Notes and Guide for Setting Up a Hangout