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Mary F. English Technology Workshops

As a Mary F. English Technology Award Recipient, you are required to complete 4 workshop modules per semester. After you have watched the video lessons for a Module, you are required to finish the corresponding Module quiz or assignment and email the results to cedu-mfe@niu.edu to receive credit. We will be tracking attendance at online workshops through your quiz and assignment submissions. 

Savvy Software Skills

Module 1: Shortcuts to Success

Shortcuts to Windows 7 video
Shortcuts to Microsoft Word 2010 video
Shortcuts to Internet Explorer video

Module 2: Better Internet Searches Using Google

Better Internet Searches video

Module 3: iPad and VGA Adapter Training

iOS 7 iPad Training
VGA Adapter

Teaching in the 21st Century

Module 4: Intro to VoIPs

Intro to VoIPs video
Skype tutorial video
Google Hangout tutorial video
Google Voice tutorial video
Facetime tutorial video
ooVoo tutorial video

Module 5: Screen Recording Software

Screencast-o-Matic video
Khan Academy and Flipped Learning video

Module 6: Slideshow Presentation Software

Google Drive Slides video
LibreOffice Impress video
Prezi video
Slide Shark video

Module 7: Alternative Presentation Software I

Intro to Voki video

Module 8: Desktop Publishing

Microsoft Publisher video
LibreOffice Draw video

Module 9: Free Educational Apps for iPad

Free Educational Apps for iPad video

Module 10: SMART Board

For SMART Board Training, please contact cedu-mfe@niu.edu.

Beyond the Classroom

Module 11: Miscellaneous Programs

Intro to Google Drive video
Intro to Gmail video

Professional Teaching Skills

Module 12: Copyright in the Classroom

Copyright in the Classroom video

Module 13: Interactive Poster-Making and Comic Programs

Glogster / Glogster EDU video
Pixton video

Module 14: What I wish I knew my first year of teaching...

What I wish I knew my first year of teaching...video

Module 15: Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying video

Module 16: Professional Communication

Appropriate Email Language
Designing Professional Fliers
Note-Taking in a Professional Setting

2014 Additions

Module 17: Image Manipulation Applications for Classroom Print Materials

Big Huge Labs
Muzy
Phrase.It

Module 18: Media Sharing

Schooltube
Blendspace

Module 19: Study Guide Tools

StudyBlue
Exam Time

Module 20: Everyday Internet Tools for Students

LiveBinders
Sweet Search
Dropbox
Evernote

2015 Additions

Module 21: Classroom Management

Class Dojo
Remind 101
Socrative

Module 22: Literacy

Wordle
Storybird
Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction

Module 23: Social Media in the Classroom

Edmodo
Global Read Aloud

2016 Additions

Module 24: Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality
Aurasma
Quiver
Additional Augmented Reality Apps

Module 25: Lesson Planning

Chalk.com
Common Curriculum
Easy Planner

Module 26: Alternative Presentation Software II

Emaze
Sway
Nearpod

Module 27: Storytelling Tools

Toontastic
Adobe Voice
Thinglink
Our Story

Module 28: PE Apps

PE Apps

Module 29: Applications for Younger Learners

Math Applications for Young Learners
Literacy Applications for Young Learners
General Applications for Young Learners

Module 30: Accessibility Features in Technology

Windows 10 Accessibility Features
IOS 9 Accessibility Features
Accessibility Apps for the IPad

2017 Additions

Module 31: Exploring Earth

Virtual Fieldtrips with Google Earth
EarthViewer
EarthNow

Module 32: Classroom Study Games

Jeopardy! Style Game in Microsoft PowerPoint
Kahoot!
Plickers

Module 33: Internet Security

Digital Footprints and Social Media
Password Security
The Dark Web

Archived Trainings

(Note: For current Mary F. English Scholars, this training will not meet program requirements)

Photo Story 3 video
Intro to Xtranormal video

EdTPA Resource

Online Learning for Pearson ePortfolio Users

Contact Us

College of Education Student Services
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Monday–Friday
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
815–753–8352
cedustudentservices@niu.edu