Educational Technology Support for Willamette University GSE   2008-2014

In the past several years we've witnessed a paradigm shift in the connection between technology and education. Included are concepts and applications such as Web2.0, the Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogging, Wikis, Mobile Computing, Text/Instant Messaging, and Cloud Computing. And the varied platforms are robust, including PCs, Macs, netbooks, laptops, iPads, tablets and smart phones. As we continue to explore and determine the potential role of these tools, tech support becomes an essential component.
My role, as technology integration specialist, is to provide the ongoing support. I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with all of you.

The following table provides a quick overview of the types of support I am able to provide, in addition to the role of WITS.  
Contact Barry for the following types of support:    
  • Configuring your PC/Mac to function optimally in any computing environment (home, campus, etc.)
  • Setting up, configuring, locating tutorials, or any questions related to the Google Application Suite (web-based Apps) that is available with your Willamette or personal gGmail account. Includes:
    • Google Docs, Sheets, Presentation, Forms, Bookmarks, Picasa (image processing), Blogging, Reader, Web Site, Calendaring, Groups, YouTube, and Google Chrome browser.
    • Working in Google Chrome (incognito mode) for security and utilizing multiple accounts simultaneously.
  • Strategies to enhance your personal productivity with the Google tools described above, and also including  tools such as Dropbox, Yodio, Screenr, TinyURL, Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, Skype, Facetime (Mac).
  • Processing images and video on Mac/PC platforms to share with others (Google Drive, YouTube, Vimeo, iMovie, MovieMaker, VLC, iPhoto, Picasa).
  • If a number of students have a common tech challenge, I am available to meet F2F and provide  mini tech-sessions. 
  • Integrating technology into your Practicum and Student Teaching Work Sample and Lesson Plans.
  • Discussing the National and State Ed Tech Standards for students (NETS*S) and teachers (NETS*T).

BJ's Quick Support (includes descriptions and tutorials):
Google App Tutorials

Group eMail (if you need to contact everyone in your cohort):