These materials have been developed for enhancing LAUSD classroom technology through three different media: a web site with PDF content files, a CD-ROM mirroring the web content, and a series of familiarity videos.
The Professional Development Materials CD-ROM for the Classroom Technology Initiative mirrors the HTML front end and PDF content files found on the web site.
The CD-ROM will allow teachers who are either unfamiliar with web browsing techniques or whose classrooms are not equipped with Internet access to use the same content materials that are available on the web site.
The Classroom Technology PC videos for LAUSD provide teachers with a series of five 15-minute familiarity videos to enhance their teaching and learning through the use of technology.
The five 15-minute PC videos are available on one 75-minute VHS tape. The five titles are:
Windows 98 – This familiarity video introduces teachers to some of the basic functions of the Windows 98 operating system that comes installed with the IBM NetVista computers. This video also introduces teachers to the peripherals that come with the system, and the basics of web browsing using Internet Explorer.
Word 2000 for the PC – This familiarity video introduces teachers to some of the basic tools and techniques of Word 2000 for PC computers.
Excel 2000 for the PC – This familiarity video introduces teachers to some of the basic tools and techniques of Excel 2000 for PC computers.
PowerPoint 2000 for the PC – This familiarity video introduces teachers to some of the basic tools and techniques of PowerPoint 2000 for PC computers.
Assistive Technologies for the PC – This familiarity video introduces teachers to some of the assistive technologies built into the IBM NetVista, and some hardware attachments.
The Professional Development Materials for LAUSD Classroom Technology web site contains a combination of navigational and informational web pages and links along with a series of indexed PDF content files.
Web Pages – Each web page contains navigational menus and links with a similar look and feel throughout the web site. The pages contain informational overviews about the different media used to deliver the professional development materials and introductions to the PDF content files.
PDF Content Files – The PDF content files contains indexed content for all training material categories with a similar look and feel throughout the materials.
Professional Development Materials