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Technology Courses Offered for Educators

Oct. 5, 2004 – Technology training will be offered through the "Technology Tuesday" program each Tuesday afternoon in the school district's Technology Lab at the Curriculum Center in Anna's Retreat, St. Thomas.
"Workshops are being offered to assist schools to achieve their professional development goals for technology," Patricia Nathan, District Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Technology said in a recent press release.
To attend, teachers or school-based personnel should contact their principal, supervisor or subject area coordinator or telephone the Curriculum Center at 775-2250, extension 239. The Curriculum Center lab has workstations for both Windows XP and Macintosh operating systems and printed instructional materials will be provided at each of the workshops.
In order to accommodate all anticipated participants, workshops will also be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays for those individuals who are unable to attend on Tuesdays. All workshops will be conducted using Macintosh and IBM Computers.
Macintosh OSX, Oct. 5, 3 – 5 p.m. The course is aimed at new Macintosh OS X users that are not familiar with the operating system. During the course, participants will be taught to add and remove items to the Dock, change system preferences, print, save documents as a PDF file and configure their computer for Internet access.
Windows XP OS, Oct. 6, 3 – 5 p.m. The course helps new Windows XP users. Participants will identify icons, navigate through all programs on the menu bar, configure the Windows XP Taskbar and configure their system for Internet access.
Internet for Educators, Oct. 19, 3 – 5 p.m. Course Participants will identify and use Internet addresses to explore the World Wide Web, use search engines, and learn to cross reference topics using Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer Browsers, Participants must have basic Macintosh or Windows operations experience.
Outlook Web mail, Oct. 21, 3 – 5 p.m. Participants will login to the Web mail System, identify the Web mail Interface, open the inbox, check for new mail, send, read, forward, print and delete messages as well as work with folders, attachments, create a distribution list and log off. Participants must take the Internet for Educators of have experience using Internet Explorer, Netscape or Safari browsers.
Beginning MS Word, Oct. 27 3 – 5 p.m. Participants will! Learn how to start the software, create new documents, edit, format text, save, spell check, use the Thesaurus, open existing documents, insert and remove headers and footers, page numbering and print their documents. Participants must have Macintosh operation skills or experience with Windows,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Oct. 28, 3 – 5 p.m. The workshop is for anyone who wants to create a more effective presentation. During the class participants will be taught to create five (5) slides: a title slide, one with text only, one with graphics and text, a bulleted slide, and an ending slide. Students will also be taught how to make transitions between slides, use sounds and Animations, create a slide including notes pages, how to print the slides and notes and how to permit the show to run by itself. Anyone wishing to participate in this workshop must be have Macintosh operating Skills or be experienced with the Windows environment as well as how to use a word processor.
MS Excel Basics, Nov. 16. 3 – 5 p.m. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a new workbook, enter values and labels, adjust column widths, enter formulas, use the Sum and Average functions, save their work, use the spell check, print and open existing workbooks. Participants must have basic Macintosh or Windows experience.
MS Excel Advanced Topics Nov. 23, 3 – 5 p.m. The workshop will cover topics including creating a new workbook, inserting a chart, sorting a worksheet, creating a database, filtering a worksheet, inserting a hyperlink, inserting graphics in worksheets, applying borders and colors. Participants in this workshop should be experienced in Excel Basics, Apple Works/ClarisWorks spreadsheets or experience in using spreadsheet software,
Advanced Microsoft Word Dec. 21, 3 – 5 p.m. The advanced class in Microsoft Word will include topics such as activating Crash protection, inserting headers and footers, concealing the first page number, creating columns, bulleted lists, numbered lists, creating text boxes, deleting a text box, inserting tables, selecting table cells, adding columns and rows and adding borders to a table. Participants must have take the beginning Microsoft Word or AppleWorks/CIarisWorks word processing class or have Word Perfect skills.
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