Technology Day 2007

Wednesday December 5th, Carnegie Hall Computer Labs


Lab 200

Lab 211

Lab 111


Coffee - 2nd floor Carnegie Hall


Clickers in the

J.  Bjorklund

 N. Peterson

Using RSS Feeds

J. Mueller


Adding Multimedia to PowerPoint

T. Gill

 Advanced GroupWise

A. Ardolino


Smart Board

B. Clemente

Image Editing

S. Renk




J. Brodhead



                                    Lunch Break



Word 2007

K. Bonn

Excel 2007

R. Flint

Video Editing withMovie Maker

S. Renk


Endnote 8.0 vs  Word 2007

S. KillingsJ. Brodhead

Design & Layout with InDesign

K. Mason


Spend the day learning something new!

Technology Day is dedicated to promoting the infusion of digital technologies on campus. Sessions will provide a hands-on introduction to technologies that can be used to enrich your work and personal lives. Each session will focus on a different technology. In most cases, no prior experience with the technology is assumed (see below for more details). Attend as many sessions as your time and interest allow.

Attendance is limited for each session due to the lab restrictions. Therefore, it is recommended that you reserve a place in the workshops that you wish to attend by calling Kathy Cosentino (X-5357). Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis.



·         Clickers in the Classroom – Jeff Bjorklund & Nancy Peterson

o   The College has several sets of classroom survey "clickers" and the associated software.  The software runs as an add-on to PowerPoint and allows for live anonymous surveys or graded student responses to questions you write.  Each student receives a response pad.  Students respond to questions posed in a PowerPoint slide. After all have answered one click reveals the percentage of students who gave each of the possible responses.  We will take a survey and then I will show you how to set up your own and export session data into Blackboard for a graded quiz. No previous clicker experience necessary.

·         What are RSS feeds? A very efficient way to collect and review useful resources on the Web – Jon Mueller

o   Learn how it is very easy to set up an RSS reader in your browser to have specifically targeted and relevant articles, blog entries, etc. on the Web automatically sent to you for quick review. Once you have quickly reviewed specifically selected resources, then see how to easily save and organize them for future use. No previous RSS knowledge necessary.


·         Adding Multimedia to PowerPoint – Tom Gill

o   Are your PowerPoint presentations dull? Why not spice them up by adding a little multimedia. Learn to add video, animations and audio (no not that annoying sound of bullet point flying in). And yes, I’ll even teach you how to make things spin on the screen. Some familiarity with PowerPoint expected.

·         Advanced GroupWise– Anthony Ardolino

o   Calendaring, appointments … (more info to follow) Basic familiarity with Groupwise expected.


·         Using the Smartboard – Rebecca Clemente

o   It’s just there on the wall...and it’s more than a projection screen!  Want to use it as a chalkboard and save board notes to post on BlackBoard?  Want to turn your handwritten text into typed text?  Want to record your lectures and all that happens on the Smartboard and make this available to students?  Want to teach the writing process in Word (edit on Smartboard) or enter data into Excel?  Come and learn about some of the features of Smartboard and the location of resources to help you in your teaching. No previous Smartboard experience necessary.

·         Using Blackboard – Judy Brodhead

o   Blackboard is a web-based course management system.  Learn how to create a grade books, post documents for students to read, set up a discussion board (as well as how to keep track of student responses), set up an external links page, and use the digital dropbox for submission of class assignments.  Basic familiarity with Blackboard assumed.

·         Image Editing in Photoshop – Stephen Renk

o   Learn to manipulate your digital images by resizing, cropping, touching-up, recoloring and recombining (combining pieces from different photos – put your head on the body you always wanted but don’t have time to build). Create posters, flyers, banners and more. No previous photo editing experience necessary.


·         MS Word 2007 – Kristina Bonn

o   Can't find a thing in Word 2007?  Join this session to get an overview of ribbons, the office button, the quick access toolbar, and common keyboard shortcuts.  There will also be some insight into creating mail merge documents for adventurous learners.

·         MS Excel 2007 – Richard Flint

o    (info to follow)

·         Video Editing Basics – Stephen Renk

o   In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to capture video from a mini-DV camera or VHS tape; drag the captured clips into a storyboard; trim and arrange the clips; add titles, transitions and background music using MS Movie Maker. Following a video capture demonstration, participants will each edit a short demonstration video and render the finished project in a usable format such as MPEG . No previous video experience necessary.

·         Design & Layout with InDesign – Kelvin Mason

o   Gain insight into the workings of Adobe InDesign and get an introduction to digital page layout. Efficiently create designs for any document needing a bit more "spruce" than MS Word can give you. Find out how to better control typographic specifications, add color and graphics in ways you always wished, and be the first kid on your block to know what a clipping path is.

·         Documenting Sources, Endnote or Word 2007 – Steven Killings & Judy Brodhead

o   Are you up on the latest changes in documentation? Wondering how MLA, APA, and Chicago have adapted to electronic sources? This session introduces the features and pros and cons of two leading bibliographical programs: the citation features of Word 2007 and Endnote 8.0. It will be led by two regular faculty users who will provide useful tips and tricks for beginners as well as instruction in navigating the various bibliographical features of each program.