Here are the resources that were discussed during the DIISD PD titled "Staying Safe on the Web" on June 21st, 2017.
Here are some resources from the Technology Tips & Tricks PD.
Flaticon - Tons of free icons and images
Slides Carnival - Lots of great Google Slides & Powerpoint templates
Free Google Slides Templates
DaFont - an assortment of free fonts
Giphy - The best selection of GIFs on the net
Canva - create awesome web graphics quickly
Pixlr - free online photo editor
Google Photos - free photo & video cloud storage from Google
I will be presenting a session titled "Staying Safe on the Web" at the DIISD PD Day in October. The goal of this session is to give the audience a foundational understanding of the different styles of attack currently on the Internet and even beyond. Social engineering is becoming a huge problem and we've seen numerous cases of it throughout the TechCo this year. Steve Andrews and I will be giving a demonstration of a phishing attack at the end of the session.
Click here for the in-class demonstration
Avast (the download link brings you to CNET. Remember what I told you about express install--CNET loves to bundle other products together eg. NAGWARE)
Super Anti-Spyware (see Avast warning above about CNET)
Malwarebytes (comes bundled as Premium. The premium features expire after 14 days, but the free version is a good malware removal tool)
Lastpass - Password Vault
I will be leading 3 different sessions on the ISD-Wide PD day on October 14th, 2015. Below is a list of each session and what will be covered. I hope this will be helpful to you when you are making a decision on which sessions to attend.
Session #1 - Do More with Google Apps
Most, if not all of the schools present at the PD Day have Google Apps for Education (GAFE). I will delve into ways to get the most out of what Google has to offer--all of which is free and included with every single school account. I will touch upon Google Music, Google Photos, Google Hangouts, Youtube and Google Classroom. This session will move at a break-neck pace to cram everything in and is intended as a nexus point for you to start exploring what's available to you in GAFE.
Session #2 - Naiku Basics
This session is aimed at people who've either never used Naiku before or have used it very little. I will be covering the basics of what Naiku can do for you, how to login and create different types of assessments, and the best practices for creating tests and questions that can be used repeatedly. If you already use Naiku quite a bit, then you probably won't learn as much in this session.
Session #3 - Creative Writing Through Game Creation with Twine
Twine is a web-based software that can be used on any type of computer. The object of Twine is to create a text-based game much like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure story. I will introduce Twine and go through steps to creating simple games along with ideas on how best to utilize Twine in the classroom with your students. No coding is necessary, but you may find yourself learning a little HTML without even realizing it! Twine will encourage your students to approach creative writing in a whole new way.
Different types of assessments:
Importing Quizzes from Examview
Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Your Assessments
The buttons below lead to specific topics on the Naiku Support website. The support website offers more in depth explanations of some of the features of Naiku. These are items that were not covered during the training or were only briefly touched upon.
Click the download link below to download a properly formatted sample CSV quiz (open in Excel or Google Sheets). Click the button below for further instructions on importing from CSV.