The following are examples of how I have demonstrated technical competencies by creating support materials for teachers, students, and schools in their use of educational and assistive technologies. All of these materials were created because of staff requests for certain topics in various formats that suited them best. I provide multiple channels of support including co-teaching, modelling, collaborative problem-solving, and instructional planning.
- Experienced at designing and implementing engaging, real-world, inquiry-based, and distributed learning environments using D2L and Web 2.0 tools (e.g. Google apps, WordPress, wikis, blogs, digital storytelling, Creative Commons, online databases, and multimedia tools)
- Teaches students and teachers to integrate multimedia software into learning (e.g. SMART Suite, Audacity, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Premiere, and MS Office Suite)
For examples of materials that I created in support of students and teachers conducting specific projects using SMART Technologies, Photoshop, Audacity, and Digital Storytelling software, visit the Instructional Support Competency section of my portfolio.
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- Introduction to the SMART Board (2009) – What to do when you’ve got one, but aren’t sure what to do next. An interactive SMART Notebook presentation (video demo, visuals only) examining what students and teachers can do to integrate it into learning.
- How to connect to your SMART Board (2009) – Step-by-step tip sheet with images and text.
D2L Distributed Learning Management System
- How to enrol individual students into a course (2009) – Step-by-step instructions with images and text.
- How to upload individual files and embed them into a page (2008) – Step-by-step instructions with images and text for a relatively complex process.
- How to find a course in your course list (2010) – Video tutorial explaining two common solutions.
Portable Document Format (PDF) / Scanning
- How to create a PDF document on the school computers (2010) – Video tutorial created using Camtasia Studio.
- How to scan documents into editable text format (2010) – Step-by-step instructions with images and text.
Teacher Mark Sheet (TMS)
- How to enter individual and common comments (2010) – Video tutorial requested by a teacher who was away from the school while working on report cards.