Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Workshop Evaluation

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    How did you like this workshop?

    What suggestions do you have to improve this workshop?

    What other workshops would you like to have?

    Do you have any other questions or comments?

    Tuesday, May 13, 2008

    Collect Information using Google Spreadsheets

    Collect information from:

    • students,

    • parents,

    • friends,

    • co-workers

    • and others.

    Give tests.

    Fill out a registration form.

    Collect student information.

    Read the article below for more information.
    Stop sharing spreadsheets, start collecting information

    Go to live form

    Teacher Test Published Document

    Below is the Teacher test sample posted to my blog.
    Teacher Test
    Below is a sample test that you can give students using Google Documents.
    What does the term blog stand for?
    Google documents are saved:
    Check all the ways you can save a PowerPoint.
    What do you think you can use PowerPoint for in your classroom?
    What do you use iGoogle for?
    powered by Google Docs
    Terms of Service - Additional Terms

    How to Use Google Docs for Assessment

    How to Use Google Docs for Assessment

    How to Use Google Docs for Assessment

    PowerPoint in Less Than Ten Minutes Part 1 & 2

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Tuesday, April 29, 2008

    PowerPoint in Less Than 5 Minutes

    PowerPoint in less than 5 Minutes Part 1
    PowerPoint in less than 5 Minutes Part 2

    PowerPoint in Less Than 10 Minutes
    Your Host
    Mr. Viereck

    PowerPoint in Less Than 10 Minutes
    Step 1 Select a Slide Design
    • Format /Slide Design
    • Different Slide Designs Have Different Fonts and Font Sizes
    Step 2 Make an Outline
    • Import your outline from any application
    • Or Type your outline directly into PowerPoint
    • To make a new slide press enter or return
    • To make a subtitle press return then tab
    • Press return to continue the next tab
    Step 3 Format Text
    • Select the text
    • Justify
    • Change bullet or number type
    • Format / Bullets and Numbering
    Step 4 Add Images and Organize
    • Drag images
    • Copy and Paste images
    • Organize text and images
    Step 5 Select Preset Animation
    • Slide Show / Preset Animation
    Step 6 Select Slide Transitions
    • Slide Show / Slide Transition
    • Apply to All
    Step 7 Save your Presentation
    • File / Save As
    • Presentation .ppt
    • PowerPoint Show .pps
    • PowerPoint Package
    • Movie (Quicktime)
    • Web Page (HTML)

    PowerPoint Links


    Mr. Viereck's SlideShare
    Many Uses of PowerPoint
    PowerPoint in Less Than 5 Minutes


    Here are three PowerPoint templates I used for Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.


    Jeopardy Template.ppt


    5th Simple Number Sentences.ppt

    I have downloaded PowerPoints from these additional sites as well:




    Thursday, April 10, 2008

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008

    iGoogle Video

    Please watch this video if you are having difficulty with your iGoogle page or would just like a little more information.

    Tuesday, March 25, 2008

    Get Organized with iGoogle

    The School of the Future

    The school of the future will require the use of 21st century skill. Technology and the Web will be fully integrated into the teaching and learning process. As a teacher you have to be prepared to make this shift. A combination of traditional face-to-face learning and Web based instruction should be blended together. Teaching using traditional methods will not prepare your students for today's world. The classroom will become student centered and the role of the teacher will change. But the teacher will continue to remain the key component in the educational process. You can choose to sit back and let this happen or you can take an active part.

    The Internet certainly is a wonderful place for learning. All the tools and information you need are available. Through experience and practice your classes can truly be enhanced with the use of the Web. To be successful you need to be flexible, creative, and persistent. If you are to be a successful teacher you must foster these habits in your students and yourself. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” Vince Lombardi

    Part 1 iGoogle Information

    Part 2
    • From your iGoogle page add a new tab.
    • Name this Tab School.
    • Select a theme and add more stuff.
    • Make sure not to check I'm feeling lucky. Automatically add stuff based on the tab name.
      Here are some Gadgets that you may want add to your school tab. Click on the links then click add it now.
    1. Google Bookmarks. I recommend you add these bookmarks. Add additional bookmarks as needed.
      1. Mr. Viereck - http://victorviereck.blogspot.com/
      2. Squirrel Mail - http://mail.eastorange.k12.nj.us/webmail/src/login.php
      3. Blogger - http://www.blogger.com/?tab=wj&hl=en
    2. Google Docs
    3. Google Notebook
    4. Google Calendar:
    5. Sticky Notes
    6. To-Do List
    7. Google Slideshow: Edit this Slideshow to show you photos. (optional)
    8. HTML / Javascript editor
    9. Dictionary.com

    Friday, March 7, 2008

    21st Century Skills Workshops

    Effective use of real-world tools (e.g., the hardware, software, networking, and peripheral devices used by information technology workers to accomplish 21st century work) is using these tools to communicate, collaborate, solve problems, and accomplish tasks.
    Presented By Victor Viereck

    Goals and Objectives
    1. Prioritizing, Planning, and Managing for Results
    2. Utilize time and resources efficiently and effectively
    3. Adaptability and Managing Complexity
    4. Use self-management strategies to:
      • Allocate time and resources.
      • Remain organized.
      • Be accountable for meeting goals.
    5. Teaming and Collaboration
      • Apply collaborative skills to a variety of situations.
      • Reflect on group interactions after collaborative activities; use experiences to make future collaboration more productive.
      • Commit to a shared goal and accept responsibility for group work toward that goal.
      • Work to match tasks to team member abilities, expanding team membership when necessary.
      • Share personal understandings and resources with other group members.
      • Listen respectfully and objectively; offer constructive feedback.

    1. Get Organized

    1. Get Organized

    Learn how to collect useful content from across the web and see it all in one place on iGoogle. From current events provided by numerous news providers to local weather and your school's events calendar, you can select any number of customized items and place them on a page that's specific to all of your own personal interests.
    Here are a few of the hundreds of features that are available for your homepage:

    • A date and time clock
    • Your class calendar, easily accessed by students
    • Bookmarks for quick access to your recommended sites for students
    • Headlines from a variety of trusted news sources
    • Link to your class Blog with messages to students or families
    Get organized and stay that way by easily adding multiple gadgets to your personalized homepage that will help them with their studies and schoolwork. Suggested gadgets include calendars, to do lists, maps, blogs, weather, Gmail, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, and news from various accredited sources.
    Learn how to work effectively and efficiently on the Web using shortcuts, multiple tabs and multiple windows.

    2. Blogging

    Get started using blogs for yourself or with your students.

    Learn how to use blogger to create a weblog or blog (online journal). Blogs are simple web pages, made of short, informal and frequently updated posts. Instantly publish text and picture. Share with students and parents to get instant feedback.

    The use of blogs in instructional settings is limited only by your imagination.

    Options for instructors using blogs:

    • Post resources, lessons and homework.
    • Keep parents up to date.
    • Share ideas with other educators.
    • Content-related blog as professional practice
    • Networking and personal knowledge sharing
    • Instructional tips for students
    • Course announcements and readings
    • Annotated links
    • Knowledge management

    Options for students using blogs in your courses include:

    • Share schoolwork with peers, parents and others.
    • Collaborate and get feedback.
    • Reflective or writing journals
    • Knowledge management
    • Assignment submission and review
    • Dialogue for group-work
    • E-portfolios
    • Share course-related resources

    3. Online Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations.

    Imagine working on documents, spreadsheets and presentations anywhere or anytime. Learn how Google Documents makes it possible to create, store, share and collaborate. Learn how to make online forms to gather information in a spreadsheet or to give an online test. Share and publish presentations that you can embed into your blog or website. If you currently use a word processor, spreadsheet or presentation software you can easily use Google documents and even import existing documents.
    Some of the advantages of Google documents;
    • Work on files anywhere, anytime and on different computers.
    • Collaborate and get feedback from different users.
    • Quickly analyze and organize data.
    • Publish and share your documents.
    • Collect data.

    4. PowerPoint

    Learn how to make a PowerPoint quickly and efficiently.
    Use PowerPoint to Motivate your students by creating games like Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Hollywood Squares and more.
    From the same PowerPoint make a:
    • Presentation
    • Game
    • Review
    • Test
    • More
    Learn how to print PowerPoint in different ways.
    1. Single Slides
      • Posters
      • Certificates
      • Books
      • Newsletters
    2. Multiple Slides
      • Make Flash Cards
      • Make Name Tags
      • Play a Matching Game
      • Put Things in Order
    3. Outline
      • Tests
      • Lecture Notes
      • Presentation Notes
      • Step-By-Step Procedures
    4. A Great Graphic Organizer
    Your Students will Love Using PowerPoint for their own Projects and Assignment.