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Software and Web Application Tutorials

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Links to video tutorials for a variety of applications can be found at Atomic Learning

A-E: ---Adobe Photoshop Elements ---- Apple Works ---- Bitstrips---- Blurb---- Blogs ---- Claris Homepage 3.0 ---- Clicker -- --Comic Life

F-L: ---FileMaker Pro 5.5 ---- Glog ---- Graphers ---- HyperStudio ---- KidPix ---- KIdspiration / Inspiration

M-P:---MS Publisher ---- Photo Story 3.0 ---- Podcasts (Audacity) ---- Presentations 12 ---- Prezi

Q-T: ---Quattro Pro 12 ---- SMART Technologies ---- Storybook Weaver ----The Geometer's Sketchpad

U-Z: ---VoiceThread ---- Wiki ---- Windows Movie Maker---- Wordle---- Word Perfect 12


WordPerfect 12

Working in Word Perfect 12.pdf ----- Working in WordPerfect 12.wmv
Text Art.pdf ----- Text Art.wmv
Editing in WordPerfect 12.pdf ----- Text for WordPerfect 12.wpd ----- Editing in WordPerfect 12.wmv

Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists in WP.pdf ----- Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists in WP.wmv
Adding Tables in WordPerfect.pdf ----- Adding Tables in WordPerfect.wmv
Working with the Insert Menu in WordPerfect 12.pdf ----- Working with the Insert Menu in WordPerfect 12.wmv
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Quattro Pro 12

Making a Bar Graph on Quattro Pro.pdf ----- Quattro Pro Bar Graph.wmv
Making a Line Graph on Quattro Pro 12.pdf ------ Making a Line Graph on Quattro Pro 12.wmv
Making a Pie Graph on Quattro Pro 12.pdf ----- Making a Pie Graph on Quattro Pro 12.wmv
Calculating Totals and Averages in Quattro Pro.pdf ----- Using Sum Function and Average Button in Quattro Pro.wmv
Using Formulas in Quattro Pro 12.pdf


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Presentations 12

Presentations 12.pdf
Pete's Power Point Station - Free presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint format for all subject areas. Click on a topic and scroll down to see the presentations available.


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Bitstrips for Schools

Creating an account: Bitstrips for Schools - How to Sign Up.pdf
Link to Bitstrips Website
Creating an Avatar.wmv ----- Making a Comic.wmv ----- Bitstrips Tutorial.wmv (Creating an Avatar 0:00 - 10:09; Making a Comic 10:10 - 20:00) Thanks Zach!
Creating Comics - samples and information
How to create a comic using Bitstrips: Bitstrips_How_to_create_a_comic.pdf. This file comes from the osapac.org website.
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HyperStudio

These HyperStudio Tutorialscan be printed and followed step by step. They are user friendly.
Working with Animation buttons-HyperStudio.pdf - Animation lesson.stk

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Claris Homepage 3.0

These Claris Homepage tutorialscan be printed and followed step by step. They are user friendly.
Claris Homepage.pdf --- Claris HomePage Draft Handout.pdf Adapted from lessons created by Derek Floyd.

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Microsoft Publisher

These are some very short online MS Publisher video tutorials. It is a YouTube video requiring the teacher to be logged into the network to view it.
Tutorial created by Derek Floyd. From osapac.org. mspub2002.pdf

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KidPix

These are some very short online KidPix video tutorials.
Multimedia with Kidpix
Intoduction to KidPix 4 by John Palbom. From osapac.org website: KidPix4.pdf

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Inspiration / Kidspiration

These are some very short online Inspiration video tutorials.
Inspiration Quick Start Tutorial in PDF format takes about 45 minutes to complete.
This site offers links to Kidspiration lessons, Inspiration lessons and integration of Kidspiration and Inspiration.

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Apple Works

These are some very short online Apple Works video tutorials.
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Windows Movie Maker

There are videos and text for learning how to create a movie using Windows Movie Maker.

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Storybook Weaver

This is a short three minute video tutorial of Storybook Weaver Deluxe.
Storybook Weaver.pdf

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Graphers

First Lesson on Graphers.pdf

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The Geometer's Sketchpad

The mathFROG website provides instructions for students to measure and construct angles up to 180 degrees, construct triangles and construct polygons, using The Geometer's Sketchpad.
Tips for using the program - gsp4_intro_tips.pdf. From osapac.org

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Podcasts

This is a how to podcast tutorial from the website with a wealth of podcasting information.
OCDSB Podcasting Workshop Wiki.
Podcasting:Integration Ideas for the Classroom.
Documentation and Support for Audacity.
A number of Audacity video tutorials on YouTube.

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Blogs

Edublogs lets you easily create & manage student & teacher blogs, quickly customize designs and include videos, photos & podcasts - it's safe, easy and secure.

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SMART Technologies

Excellent WIKI created by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. It is everything you need if you have a Smart Board in your Classroom.
Lessons for Smart Notebook.
Smart Board integration pamphlet.
Links to Interactive websites for Smart Board use .
SMART Ideas Version 5 download and User's Guide.
SMART Ideas manual created by Anne Marie Verlaan. Found at the osapac.org website. smartideas_OSAPAC.zip
SMART Ideas and Math from osapac.org. SMARTIdeas&Mathv5.pdf
SMART Board Teacher Rubric.pdf

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Adobe Photoshop Elements


This tutorial was posted at the osapac.org website by Derek Floyd: ps5osapac.pdf You will need the following files as well: canoe.jpg housparl.jpg levels800.jpg yf600.jpg
OCDSB Photoshop Elements 7 Wiki for Teachers.
Creating an abstract collage. collage.pdf From osapac.org.
Adobe.com tutorials.


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FileMaker Pro 5.5

User Guide - fmp55_user_guide.pdf (Link to PDF)

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Comic Life

Ottawa Carleton DSB Comic Life Wiki. This wiki contains resources, tips and discussions supporting their PD workshops.
Teaching strategies and rubric. Found at osapac.org. TeachingStrategies-ComicsandGraphicNovels.pdf

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Wiki

Ottawa Carleton DSB Wiki Workshop.
Create a Wiki: Wikispaces
Tips and info about Wikispaces: Wikispaces Blog


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Photo Story 3.0

Ottawa Carleton DSB Photo Story 3.0 Workshop Wiki.
Digital Storytelling with Photo Story 3.0. OCDSB Wiki.
Download Photo Story.
Microsoft Photo Story website.

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Glog

Glogster Students can create interactive posters in a safe platform monitored by teachers.
Slide show with instructions for setting up student accounts and creating a Glog.
Instructions for creating a Glog.
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Prezi

Create zooming presentations live on the web - Prezi Homepage
How to get started with a Prezi.pdf (From Princeton University Blog)
Sample Prezi - Web 2.0 in the classroom


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VoiceThread

Talk about and share images, documents and videos: http://voicethread.com/#home
VoiceThreads in the classroom
Examples of how educators are using VoiceThread in their classrooms.


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Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.

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Blurb

Make your own book with prices starting at $2.95.

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Clicker


The Special Education Technology British Colombia website has some good tutorials and activities for Clicker 4 and 5:
Clicker 4 Resources
Clicker 5 Resources
Clicker 5 Introductory Workshop

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