If so, then this is the course FOR YOU!
As a former elementary computer instructor I found that what worked with my students often helped their teachers. In fact, a project-based, make and take was more effective for retaining skills than working the ribbons one by one!
THROW AWAY those canned slide presentations that come with the text! Teaching with creative, clear and interactive slides will give YOU the reputation as an engaging presenter. Primary Power Projects is Powerpoint unleashed. It’s the “Teacher’s Blueprint for an Awesome Class".
I can give you the template... and you will teach for a day. If I show you how to make your own, you'll INSPIRE for a lifetime!
Which One Begins With? Sample Template.
Create a Which One Begins with activity using the template. There are two examples provided below along with one A to Z blank for classroom use.
This is a simple version of 'Which One Begins With?' that is easy for younger students to complete using clip art of graphics.
The Which One Begins With? Vowel Sounds version uses Word Art vs Images for linking.
This video demonstrates how to create the Which One Begins With activity from scratch
Version 2.0 shows you how to make simpler version the Alphabet Scramble game that reveals each letter one at a time.
Version 3.0 Uses both disappearing and reappearing animations to reveal the letters in the word and place them in the correct order.
Text version of the Trivia Game
Version 1.0 is a VERY SIMPLE version of a Trivia Game that young students can create.
Version 2.0 Shows you how to create a game that follows the same linear format as version 1.0 with a little added 'bling'!
Version 3.0 combines the jazzy template in 2.0 but uses an animation effect for the final answer message vs. a slide. This is the most efficient version as it requires fewer slides.
To give the game a little 21st Century appeal, we will create a tablet version of the template.
We will continue with the Tablet Template to create a 'What's that App' game.
Another 21st Century inspired template using a 'Chat' theme as the metaphor.
Text instructions for the Mother Goose Close activity.
Create a Mother Goose close activity using text clues. Uncover the answers.
An overview of the Picture Reveal activity which borrows from the Mother Goose Close activity.
Learn how to create the picture reveal from scratch.
Basic overview of the number game.
A look at hyperlinking as it applies to games.
The last slide viewed is the most efficient way to link slides in quandary or quiz games.
Text overview and files to download
Overview of the All About Me Presentation
Create the All About Me Presentation from scratch.
The Yearbook 'Apple' template was created with an Element K template. Please see the Notice section of the course.
Create your own Yearbook file from scratch.
Text instructions for the Virtual Tour with sample file for downloading.
Virtual Tour how to video
Alligator Farm Virtual Tour Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2 of the Alligator Farm video
Three files that you can use to help with the basic skills sections below
Overview of the slide layout options
Editing Slide Text
Slides can be edited by clicking on the text you wish to modify. Once you click on the text, it is simple to add, delete, or change text. Click in front of the words you wish to edit so the cursor appears as a line. You can backspace or delete the items as needed. To delete whole paragraphs, highlight the passage and press the Delete key.
Select the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Exit If prompted, click Yes to save your document if you wish to have it for later use. Click No if you do not. You can also select the X on the top right of the program window. You will be prompted to save your files if you have not done so already.
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My name is Sabrina and I am a technoholic. By day I am a Technology Instructional Specialist in a K-12 School System. My main focus is administering our student longitudinal data and test-generating tool. We use both to make data-driven instructional decisions. I also teach computer applications working primarily with multimedia programs including Google Apps in Education, iLife for iOS, PowerPoint, Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Elements, Photoshop Elements, and any other high-energy program that's thrown my way. I have also worked as an elementary computer lab instructor, a regular education teacher as well as a training and curriculum specialist for the military's child care system.
Ed.D. Teaching and Learning
Dissertation Thesis: “The relationship between temperament and technology preference and proficiency in middle school students"
Ed.S. Instructional Technology – Technology Leadership Concentration
Thesis: “Online Problem-based Learning"
PRESENTATIONS & RELATED EXPERIENCE
2008 Presenter, International Society of Technology in Education Conference NECC ISTE – Conference, San Antonio, TX: Kinesthetic Computing & K-12 Books with Byte
2008 Presenter, Georgia Educational Technology Conference -Kinesthetic Computing
2008 Co-Presenter, STAGE Conference – Using Excel for Academic Progress Monitoring
2007 Presenter, International Society of Technology in Education Conference NECC ISTE – Conference Atlanta, GA Kinesthetic Computing & K-12 – Books with Byte
2003 & 2004 Presenter, Georgia Educational Technology Conference,– PowerPoint with an Educational Punch
2001 Presenter, Oklahoma Early Childhood Conference – Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom
2000, 2001 Presenter, Mid-Del Early Childhood Association
TECHNOLOGY RELATED PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS
Sterling, S. (2001, 2008) Primary PowerPoint Projects - FTC Publishing
Sterling, S. & Zahner, J. (2005) Donning the Wizard's Hats: Online Students Learn to Teach Online, Distance Learning 2(1)
Hay, L., Sterling, S., & Wooden, M. (2004) Now We Are Cooking in Technology. Ed Tech Magazine
Minkel, W. (2004) Talking tutorials. School Library Journal Interview
Sterling, S. (2004) Online Problem-based Learning. Valdosta State University Action Research Exchange
Sterling, S. (2003) Saving My Sanity with Robo Demo.
Sterling, S. (2001) E-Gems Article
Computer Operating Systems – Microsoft Windows 7; Macintosh OS X, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, iOS 7
Productivity – Google Apps in Education – Individual Certification 2013, Microsoft Office – MOS Certified 2003, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Publisher
Presentation: PowerPoint, Apple Keynote; Video Production: Adobe Captivate, CamStudio, Camtasia Studio, Adobe Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie; Audio Editing: Audacity
Adobe Photoshop Elements, Pixelmator, Inspiration, Aperture, Adobe Lightroom
Google Sites, Weebly, Microsoft Sharepoint Designer & Expression Web
Online Course Development
Udemy, GoView, Quia, WebCT, Blackboard
ONLINE RESOURCES AND COURSE DEVELOPMENT
2013 Tech By Type YouTube Channel for Google Apps in Education. Created as part of the Google Certified Trainer program
2013 Camden County Schools Google Training Hub
2004 Digital Dilemma – An online problem-based learning project on computer ethics. VSU Ed.S. Thesis Project
2003 Mrs. Sterling's Word Pad – Interactive word processing tutorials for students of all ages
Independent Contractor with Smart Stuff Software®
Designed online lesson plans called xcursions® for the site xcursioncentral (Now Riverdeep)
International Society of Technology in Education
Macromedia (Now Adobe) Robo Demo K-12 Advisory Council, 2004
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Graphic design, multimedia and web design & photography