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These project descriptions tell of only one or two main projects each TIMAC participant accomplished, and in very broad strokes. If you would like to learn more about a particular project please e-mail the participant directly. There are a number of online videos available with the participant's Project Report. Other videos are available by request. Click on "Keyword" or "TIMAC Participant" to sort alphabetically.

online resources: learning management systems
Teachers adopt at least one online course as a supplement to their normal classroom teaching
m-learning
1. ESL teacher develos new mLearning blended curriculum using simple cell phone technology apps including quizzes and SMS text messaging
equipment: interactive whiteboard, digital video
1. ESL learners create a public service announcement video about recycling batteries.
2. Art teacher uses interactive whiteboard to analyze art work.
Online video available.
adaptive technology, equipment
Adults with Disabilities teachers acquire equipment with adaptive technology and software appropriate for their students.
Online video available.
training
ESL instructors utilize their individual classroom technology equipment as well as the computer station and software resources found in our new Transitions Lab
training
ABE teachers receive training on available equipment and online resources and jointly plan for future implementation
online resources, Web sites
Community Based Organization creates a social networking Web site so that current and past students can keep in touch and so that the administrators can keep track of the progress of the students who leave.
electronic documents, slideshows
Two EL Civics teachers develop PowerPoint presentations for Government and History Curriculum
online resources: Web sites
Three ESL teachers create lesson plans about Internet Safety, shared, implement and published on a Web site.
database
Special Education Teacher creates a database for student assessment and goals
online resources: social media
ESL teachers interact with learners through Edmodo, a social learning network built for education
online resources
ESL students learn how to get online and search for country information in the online encyclopedia
online resources: learning management systems
ESL instructors become Blackboard Certified, add online presence to their classes, and increase the amount of technology used in their classrooms
equipment: interactive whiteboards, online resources
GED and ESL teachers use interactive whiteboards.
online resources
ESL students create an online picture dictionary.
training
ESL teachers use PowerPoint, blogs, Internet-based resources, and interactive whiteboards.
electronic documents: slideshows, equipment: document cameras
EL Civics teachers develop PowerPoint presentations for Safeguarding Families and Homes curriculum.
equipment: document cameras
ESL teachers receive training and support in improving their use of document cameras, online resources, email and productivity software
online resources
Teachers and staff at use a wiki and Google calendar for scheduling computer lab time and learn about useful Internet resources.
online resources; wikis
Two teachers create
online resources
ABE teacher creates a Web site with a discussion board.
Web sites
ESL teacher creates an interactive Web site.
Online video available.
electronic documents: slideshows
AWD instructional and support staff integrate PowerPoint presentations into the routine operation and student achievement of Individual Program Plan (IPP) goals
electronic documents, slideshows, online resources
ESL students create ‘About Me’ PowerPoint presentations.
electronic documents
CBET teachers create lessons/projects in Excel and PowerPoint.
Online video available.
equipment: document cameras
online resources; wikis
1. ESL and CTE teachers use data projectors, wireless tablets, and document cameras.
2. Teacher creates a wiki for her students to use.
Web sites
5 ESL teachers create interactive Web sites.
Web sites, computerized testing
1.ESL teacher creates an interactive Web site.
2. Career and Technical Education Department Chair creates computerized testing.
online resources: learning management systems
Two teachers create and build an online Transitions course through Moodle to transition adult high school and GED students into college
 
Teacher at an off-site library location creates a resource Web site for volunteer tutors
adaptive technology, equipment
Visually challenged teacher integrates technology in her classroom and professional activities.
online resources; blogs
ESL teachers create blogs for studenwriting.
Online video available.
software, equipment, software and equipment: community collaboration
ABE/GED teachers at off-site location obtain equipment and software appropriate for their students, on a ‘shoestring’ budget.
Online video available.
online resources; wikis
staff use a wiki for a WASC Self Study project
 
ESL teacher introduce Chromebooks and Windows 8 operating system to the learners. Citizenship teacher develops resources based on the updated N400.
portable keyboards
Three ESL teachers use portable keyboards in their evening classes
 
ESL teachers record their teaching practices to contribute to the professional development video library.
online resources: Web sites
A teacher creates a website to be used by students, and gains experience to train other teachers
digital video, e-tests
1. CBET teacher creates a video for mock job interview practice.
2. CTE teacher creates online tests.
online resources; Voice Over IP
ESL learners use Skype (Voice Over Internet Protocol) to practice listening skills.
equipment: interactive whiteboards
Over twenty instructors receive training and implement use of interactive whiteboards and student response systems
equipment: interactive whiteboards
ESL teachers use interactive whiteboards, commercial software and a joint repository of files to improve instruction
online resources; evaluation, equipment, interactive whiteboards
ESL teachers create Web sites with quizzes.
equipment: interactive whiteboards
Agency staff utilize interactive whiteboards, one of results being goal-setting documents sharable with clients
online resources: Web sites
Teachers in vocational and academic programs make web pages to advertise their classes, record lessons and enrich their programs with material from the web
equipment: training, e-tests
1. ABE and ESL programs implement computer base testing.
2. ESL teachers increase use of interactive whiteboards and document cameras.
training
CTE and ESL teachers receive technology integration training.
online resources
ESL teachers use an online depository to share lesson plans and resources.
electronic documents, slideshows
1. ESL students at beginning-high level create a PowerPoint about their jobs.
2. ESL students at beginning-low level create autobiographies in a three-computer classroom.
electronic documents, slideshows
1. ESL students at beginning-high level create a PowerPoint about their jobs.
2. ESL students at beginning-low level create autobiographies in a three-computer.
online resources; wikis
Developed a wiki to provide a hub for teacher training
training, professional development
Adult School offers technology implementation training to teachers in the school district.
Online video available.
equiment: interactive whiteboards
ESL, ABE and ASE teachers effectively use interactive whiteboards
equiment: interactive whiteboards
ESL teachers use interactive whiteboards, and in the process use scanners, portable storage devices and manage files
training, professional development
Adult Education School offers ongoing technology integration training and mentoring, tailored to meet the various learning styles and technology skill levels of faculty
training
ESL teachers learn how to use PowerPoint and wikis.
electronic documents, slideshows, software and equipment
ESL teachers create a PowerPoint presentation for student orientation.
online resources; wikis
ESL teachers and their students post to a school blog.
electronic documents, slideshows, online resources
1. ESL teacher creates PowerPoint presentations for students practice in one computer classroom.
2. ESL teacher creates Web based quizzes.
electronic documents
ESL teacher creates worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation about Going to the Dentist.
 
ASE teachers use online curriculum to prepare adult learners for the new GED 2014 test
equipment: interactive whiteboards, electronic documents, slideshows
1. ESL teachers use interactive whiteboards.
2. ABE/GED department teachers and staff create PowerPoint slideshow for student orientation.
online resources; blogs
School administrators, staff and teachers create a blog to share information about data, procedures, and teaching.
training
ESL teachers use Web attendance.
equipment, online resources
ESL teacher uses computers and listening stations in his classroom
equipment: interactive whiteboards
GED and CTE teachers use interactive whiteboards.
Online video available.
online resources: Web sites
Three ESL teachers build classroom Web sites to enhance student learning, give students greater access
Web sites, electronic documents
ESL teachers create interactive Web sites.
 
ASE teachers use online curriculum to prepare adult learners for the new GED 2014 test.
online resources, distance/blended learning,
Adult education director introduces online learning management system and trains staff on how to use it.
online resources
ESL, ABE and ASE teachers compile online resources to include in instruction
software, computer lab, Web sites, equipment: digital cameras
1. ESL teachers learn how to use ESL software.
2. ESL teacher sets up a computer lab from the ground up.
online resources: learning management systems
ESL teachers use Moodle to access resources for EL Civics
equipment: interactive whiteboards
ABE and ASE teachers use interactive whiteboards, document cameras and commercial online curriculum
electronic documents, software and equipment: training
ESL department teachers create electronic worksheets for classroom use.
training, professional development
ESL teachers match up based on high/low tech level skills to provide in-house peer mentoring in technology integration.
electronic documents, slideshows
CBET teacher creates an instructional PowerPoint slideshow.
training
CTE and CBET teachers receive technology integration training.
equipment: interactive projectors
Three ESL teachers use interactive projectors
online resources
Teachers create individual Web pages and a Teacher Resource Web page with technology standards, and resources and information for technology lessons.
digital video
ABE/GED teachers get introduction to creating videos.
equipment: data projectors
GED and High School Diploma teachers receive technology integration training.
equipment: student response systems
Teachers from 3 departments integrated SENTEO clickers into their curriculum
online resources; blogs
Administrator supports her ESL department to utilize a blog to build a professional learning community.
equipment: interactive whiteboards, equipment: digital presenters/document cameras
1. ESL teachers use interactive whiteboards.
2. ESL teachers use digital presenters/document cameras.
Online video available.
equipment: interactive whiteboards, electronic documents: newsletters, Web sites
ESL teacher utilizes technology enhanced classroom equipment.
online resources; evaluation
Citizenship teacher creates a series of online multiple-choice quizzes.
training
ESL teachers receive technology integration training.
online resources
VESL and ESL teachers use Internet to supplement classroom instruction.
digital video
ESL students create digital video stories.
equiment: interactive whiteboards
ESL teachers increase use of the computer lab and document cameras
e-test, equipment: interactive whiteboards, software and equipment
High School Diploma program coordinator converts paper-based tests into electronic format.
2. High School Diploma teachers use interactive whiteboard.
equipment: interactive whiteboards, electronic collaboration
1. ESL teachers use interactive whiteboards.
2. Older Adults teachers use school email.
online resources
GED students use online software.
computer lab
ESL teachers and students use a computer lab.
electronic documents software and equipment: training
Literacy program learners create About Me pages in MS Publisher.
online resources, Web sites
ESL department utilizes a blog to build a professional learning community.
online resources: commercial software
ESL teachers use commercial online software for instruction and tracking learners’ progress
digital video
ESL students create videos by writing scripts, filming, directing and acting. Videos are about affordable housing and opening a bank account.
e-tests
ESL classes participate in a pilot program of CASAS eTest.
online resources; blogs
CTE teachers create and maintain Web sites to teach distance learning classes.
Online video available.
 
ESL teachers integrate technology in their classrooms with word processing devices, voice recordings and use of social learning platforms.
equipment: interactive whiteboards
ESL, ABE and ASE teachers increase use of interactive whiteboards
equipment: digital presenters/document cameras
teachers use the tech equipment in their classrooms on a daily basis to improve lesson delivery
electronic documents: slideshows
ESL instructors use interactive PowerPoint library to meet the needs of beginning level ESL students
online resources: ePortfolios
ASE teachers explore ePortfolios in Google Apps to provide self-reflection and goal setting opportunities for learners
electronic documents, slideshows, equipment: data projectors
1. ESL teachers create PowerPoint presentations.
2. ESL department obtains a digital data projector.
online resources: audio discussion
ESL teachers use a voice-based e-learning tool/audio discussion board for learners speaking and listening practice
 
Teachers create a mini-computer based learning center, learn how to operate Interactive Whiteboard and implement weekly classroom use, and design a website for one of three school sites
online resources, podcasts
ESL teacher creates podcasts.
Web sites, electronic documents
1. Distance Learning Citizenship Course teacher creates a Web page.
2. Advanced ESL class creates a Cookbook in MS Word. Advanced ESL class creates a Cookbook in MS Word
online resources, Web sites
Two ESL teachers develop Web site for their ESL classes
online resources: learning management systems
ABE teachers create online courses in Moodle for the high school diploma preparation class
training
Technology resource instructors disseminate tech tips once a week to a community college faculty and staff.
online resources: social media
ESL and ASE teachers communicate with learners through Facebook pages and groups
equipment: interactive whiteboards
ESL teachers use interactive whiteboards.
Online video available.
online resources, wikis
ESL teachers develop teaching materials and assessment tools for EL Civics objective on Employment using wiki pages and video podcasting.