Professional Development Resources

This is a one-stop shop to access tutorials from Apple, SmartBoard, Atomic Learning, iteach and others. Here you can learn about many products by these companies such as the iPad, SmartBoard and making your classes accessible. Be sure to visit this resource to learn the basics of these great tools for your classroom. These are onDemand tutorials that you can view in preparation for more hands on workshops offered in the iteach Lounge (EDU 252).


USF Tutorials

We have provided you with customized tutorials for many tools at USF including Panopto and Elluminate.


Apple Tutorials

Here are a list of video tutorials provided by Apple about many of their great products.
  • iPad – Apple provides overview videos on the apps that come on your new iPad.
  • iMovie – iMovie is Apple’s easy to use video editing program. iPhoto allows you to easily manage all of your pictures on your computer.
  • iPhoto – You can also create slideshows, calendars and picture books in iPhoto.
  • Garageband – Garageband is Apple’s powerful audio creation program. In Garageband you can create your own music from scratch or mix together a song from the hundreds of loops and sound effects provided in Garageband.
  • iWork – Apple’s iWork is a productivity suite of tools. It allows you to do wordprocessing, spreadsheets, and slideshows with ease.

Professional Development

In this section we have provided you the links to Atomic Learning, ThinkVitamin, and Transana. Transana is a qualitative video transcription and analysis tool. It is currently being updated with new tutorials and simulations.

  • Atomic Learning – USF has provided its students, faculty, and staff with free access to hundreds of tutorials on many commonly used programs. You will be asked to sign in with your blackboard account.
  • Accessibility – Atomic Learning has created an online workshop covering the reasoning behind and the legal issues about accessibility and education.
  • ThinkVitamin – ThinkVitamin provides free tutorials for creating accessible online content.
  • Transana – Transana is a qualitative video data analysis tool. It is created out of the University of Wisconsin.
  • Vimeo Video School – Are you curious about how to make videos but can’t tell a camcorder from a coffee maker? Do the terms ‘pan’ and ’tilt’ conjour up thoughts of tv cooking shows instead of movie making terminology? Or maybe you’re tired of always being the audience member and want to start making videos yourself? Well look no further, Video 101 is here! Join the friendly Vimeo Staff as they cover all the basics of shooting and editing videos you can be proud of. They have handcrafted these lessons for beginners of all backgrounds, check it out!
  • Canvas – Are you experiencing difficulty uploading an Articulate Storyline zip file into your Canvas course?  If so please view this brief tutorial which demonstrates how to complete the process with just a few simple steps.

App Development

This section provides links to different websites and tutorials for you to learn about app and web development.

  • Stanford iOS Development Course – This is the online course offered via iTunes U from Stanford. This is video capture of the iOS development course offered at Stanford.
  • Javascript Basics – learn.appendto provides you with video tutorials of the basic knowledge of javascript and Jquery.
  • Web Design and iOS – Treehouse provides free tutorials on css3 HTML 5, Javascript and Objective C. This video learning system is stacked with badges you can unlock as you progress in your learning. They also provide assessments for you to test your newly gained knowledge.

Social Media

This section provides links on how to use social media to develop your web presence.

  • Twitter – A “microblogging” platform that is becoming popular within the educational community. Find out more!
  • New to Twitter? Enter Sree Sreenivasan, professor at the Columbia School of Journalism and Twitter extraordinaire. Here are some of Sree’s tips to help you get started.
  • Hashtags are what makes Twitter unique. Learn about them here.
  • Now that you know about hashtags, be sure to check out #edchat and #edtech for constant conversation about the latest and greatest in education and technology!
  • Lists are a crucial aspect to Twitter. Find out how to use them here.
  • Don’t forget to follow @iteachlounge and tweet with our hashtag, #usfiteach

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