After I take a couple of weeks to relax during the summer, I begin to think about the upcoming school year. Summer provides uninterrupted time to explore technology tools. I recently was involved in an Apple Learning Coach training and discovered that Apple provides free ebooks about Apple tools. I began looking for other guides from common technology tools as well. By finding these sites, I am able to take the time to create a project, learn more about advanced features, and utilize ideas provided by the vendor.
Apple Everyone Can Create: eBooks with details about Apple tools including iMovie, Pages, and more. Includes project ideas for different grade levels.
Google for Education Resources: Choose an area of interest and work through a mini-tutorial about that area.
Seesaw Teacher Training Center: Seesaw, a learning platform, provides live and on-demand training about how to collaborate and create engaging lessons inside Seesaw.
Flipgrid: Training options are available for Flipgrid, a short video tool helping teachers and students communicate effectively.
What other summer trainings can we add to this list? Please post in the comments to share with others.
Author: Becca Munson
Becca Munson, Librarian, is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 23 years of experience in education. She is currently a school librarian at Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, KS. Becca continues to find ways to positively impact student learning with literacy initiatives, technology integration, and building rapport with students and staff. Follow her on Twitter to view the library in action @bvwlibrary and @beccamunson .