Berlin Wall Memorial - Fulton, MO

Courses Offered

MOREnet Class Offerings

  1. Video and Podcasting for Mobile Devices - This day long, hands-on session introduces participants to shooting and editing video with mobile devices.  Why buy an expensive camera and editing equipment when you have everything you need in your phone or on your tablet?  If you have been thinking about creating instructional videos, podcasts, demos, tutorials or any other types of teaching activities with video, this session is for you.  We will discuss and demonstrate tools for shooting and editing video for podcasts, YouTube, screencasts and other uses.  We will explore and use tools for converting video between multiple formats, recording and adding audio and where to put your finished products.  Examples will be created using Android, iPad and PC recording devices.  MOREnet has labs of devices to experiment with or you can bring your own.
  2. SMART Board Beginning - This hands-on course is designed to explore multiple uses of the SMART Notebook software SMART Technologies. Students will participate in hands-on exercises that guide them through the features of the SMART Notebook to enhance instruction, comprehension and presentations.
  3. SMART Board Intermediate - This hands-on course is designed to explore multiple uses of the SMART Notebook software SMART Technologies beyond the basics. Students will participate in hands-on exercises that guide them through the features of the SMART Notebook to enhance instruction, comprehension and presentations.
  4. SMART Board Advanced – This hands-on course is designed to focus on building lesson activities using the various features of the SMART Notebook software.
  5. Introduction to SMART Response - This hands-on course students is designed to help new users become confident their SMART Response systems. Students will learn how to create assessments for use with SMART Response, manage class lists, evaluate assessment results, and troubleshoot the hardware
  6. Introduction to Windows 2008 Server Administration - Designed to build a foundation in basic server administration, this class introduces students to many of Windows Server 2008 features. The class includes extensive exercises which reinforce Microsoft Windows Server 2008 network administration skills as they are learned.
  7. Introduction to Windows 2008 Group Policy - This class is designed to allow students to centrally manage workstations and servers with Group Policy Objects (GPOs) within a Windows Active Directory domain. In class we will start at the beginning with defining what Group Policy is and what can be accomplished by using Group Policies within your organization. We will create simple group policies and test their effectiveness on a Windows 7 machine.   We will explore some advanced Group Policy subjects such as redirecting user data and folders, deploying software and finish with using Group Policy Preferences to Map Drives and clean out folders. 
  8. Introduction to Windows 2008 DNS, DHCP and CSVde - This course is designed to provide a foundation for understanding both Domain Name System and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Students will install and configure these services for automated IP communications. At the end of the day the students will also use the bulk user import utility CSVde.  Students must have taken Intro to Windows 2008 server to attend.
  9. Introduction to Podcasting - This one day, hands-on class is intended to introduce students to the complete process of creating podcasts. Students will create a script, record audio and video for the script and then upload and combine audio and video using Audacity and Movie Maker. Students will learn about file formats and codecs necessary for creating the files to be uploaded as podcasts. Finally, students will be introduced to podcast hosting sites and will upload their files to the appropriate site.
  10. Gimp - This hands-on course is designed to introduce participants to the concepts and techniques involved in manipulating digital images using the freeware software program Gimp. Participants will learn the basics of techniques for optimization of images for online presentation, tips and tricks for enhancing images and the basics of making selections and managing layers.  
  11. Wireless Networking - This course is designed for the beginning wireless network administrator and is both lecture and lab oriented. Topics include the “802.11 family” of standards for implementing wireless LANs, as well as common wireless terminologies used in the field today. Emphasis will be placed on current trends in wireless security and how to implement your wireless security strategies via a layered approach. Hands-on exercises include setting up a wireless LAN, enabling wireless security features on multiple brands of wireless access points and performing signal strength tests.
  12. Google Earth - Google Earth has become an amazing tool to use in any curriculum.  With the ability to incorporate English/language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, history and more, Google Earth is such a great tool to inspire students and patrons to explore the world.  In this course, we will explore Google Earth’s interface including placemarks, paths, image overlays, layers and recording tours.  We will also explore Google Moon, Sky, and Mars.  
  13. Google Tools (Includes Drive, Docs, Forms, Spreadsheets, Sites, Calendar, etc.) – Designed to teach skills for both Google Apps for Education tools and public Google tools, these classes can be broken out and customized depending on the needs of the member.
  14. Online Resources  - Learn to use the valuable online research resources provided as part of MOREnet membership including EBSCOhost, Gale, HeritageQuest, and Learning Express Library.  All library and K-12 staff should have this training!
  15. Mobile Device Basics - This hands-on class will give beginners an introduction to the basic features of most any mobile device using MOREnet’s lab of iPads, Androids and Chromebooks. Topics discussed will include settings, logging in/out, care and feeding of mobile devices, getting and configuring apps, introducing devices to the classroom, basic starter activities and then some time to explore different devices and create lesson activities.
  16. The Android Classroom - This hands-on class will introduce students to Android tablet devices and ways they can be integrated into classroom environments. The class will explore setting up and managing devices for classroom sets or student owned devices. Topics discussed will be basic setup of an Android tablet, feature sets and strategies for introducing them to students. We will also learn about downloading apps, using individual apps for classroom instruction, combining apps for lessons such as podcasts and video creation, and provide time to explore the tools and create lessons with them.
  17. The Chromebook Classroom – This hands-on class will introduce students to Chromebooks and ways they can be integrated into classroom environments. The class will explore setting up and managing devices for classroom sets or student owned devices. Topics discussed will be basic setup of Chromebooks, feature sets and strategies for introducing them to students. We will also learn about downloading apps, using individual apps for classroom instruction, combining apps for lessons such as podcasts and video creation, and provide time to explore the tools and create lessons with them.
  18. The iPad Classroom - This hands-on class will introduce students to iPad and ways they can be integrated into classroom environments. The class will explore setting up and managing devices for classroom sets or student owned devices. Topics discussed will be basic setup of iPad, feature sets and strategies for introducing them to students. We will also learn about downloading apps, using individual apps for classroom instruction, combining apps for lessons such as podcasts and video creation, and provide time to explore the tools and create lessons with them.
  19. Introduction to MOREnet’s Learning Management System for K-12 Teachers - This course is an introduction to MOREnet’s managed Learning Management System using Moodle for teachers. There will be NO information specific to account administrators in this course. This course will provide teachers with a hands-on introduction and best practices for setting up courses using MOREnet’s Hosted LMS. After an introduction to the interface and features of the LMS, teachers will learn how to set up classes, add students, insert content, work with course layout, set up quizzes and the basics of grading. We will also discuss best practices in setting up online courses and answer questions related to building online learning environments.
  20. Introduction to MOREnet’s Learning Management System for Higher Education Instructors- This course is an introduction to MOREnet’s managed Learning Management System using Moodle for teachers. There will be NO information specific to account administrators or K12 teachers in this course. This course will provide Higher Education instructors with a hands-on introduction and best practices for setting up courses using MOREnet’s Hosted LMS. After an introduction to the interface and features of the LMS, teachers will learn how to set up classes, add students, insert content, work with course layout, set up quizzes and the basics of grading. We will also discuss best practices in setting up online courses and answer questions related to building online learning environments.
  21. Introduction to MOREnet’s Learning Management System for LMS Admins - This course is an introduction to MOREnet’s managed Learning Management System using Moodle for administrators. There will be NO information specific to teachers in this course. This course will provide managed LMS administrators with a hands-on introduction and best practices for setting up a managed Moodle instance using MOREnet’s Hosted LMS. This course begins with an introduction to the interface and features of the LMS. Administrators will next learn how to set up courses, manage users, assign roles, adjust end user settings, work with themes and plug ins. We will also discuss best practices for building an online environment and answer questions related to setup and features.