iamliterate - COTA
Central Okanagan Teachers' Association
Summer Professional Development

with Kevin Amboe

Each workshop is designed to be followed along with during the session, but can also be used as review in a self paced manner.

Tuesday August 28, from 8:30 to 11:00

Empower Students to Write
Handout -


Tuesday August 28 from 11:30 to 2:00

Anatomy of a Google Literature Trip-Let’s create one

Book from Author of GoogleLitTrips.org Jerome Burg and Terrence Cavenaugh - Bookmapping



Google Earth Browser.gif

A recent development is that Google has had to remove the Ancient Rome Layer. It appears that a new version is being created and may no longer be free or included. You can access some of the individual buildings here though.
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/search?q=ancient+rome&styp=m&scoring=t&btnG=Search&start=24

Wednesday August 29 from 8:30 to 11:00

iPad Bootcamp


Wednesday August 29 from 11:30 to 2:00

Death of Traditional Essays:Digital Storytelling with Technology (web 2.0 software)

Notes -
With Compfight, the top two rows now offer images to purchase.
On the PC a screen shoot tool is the built in Snipping Tool (search in the start menu)

Thursday August 30 from 8:30 to 11:00

Building Oral Fluency with Technology Integration



Thursday August 30 from 11:30 to 2:00

Death of Traditional Essays: Digital Storytelling with iPads

Also look at tagxedo.com that is even better than wordle.net