Category: PD

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GradeCam App: Mobile Grading

      Have you ever wanted to grade an exit ticket before your students even leave your classroom? Or allow students to revise their work before they turn in an assignment? Imagine walking around your classroom with smartphone in hand grading assignments as students are diligently working away. The app works the same way as ...

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Atomic Learning Hold

   Atomic Learning has changed the way tutorials are logged and reported.  Unfortunately their new system does not accurately record time spent viewing the webinars and tutorials within the detailed activity log. Compensation for tutorials/webinars viewed on or after 3/29/16 is suspended until further notice. We hope to have this resolved soon.  We are working ...

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Do More With QR Codes

QR codes can do a lot of different things, including easily distributing contact information, allowing you to direct students to videos and audio recordings, post tweets for you and lead them to cool and exciting places on the web. If you’re interested in learning more about QR codes check out this article (or scan the ...

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A Better Browser!

Have you discovered Chrome extensions yet?  Extensions are exactly what they sound like — they extend the performance of your browser. Why would you want an extension?  The extensions can be a quick and easy way to do something, say, block an ad, shorten a web address, or translate a document with the click of ...

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Future of the American Dream

On the eve of Super Tuesday, and at the beginning of a pivotal year in our political system, the idea of thinking about the future of our country is certainly relevant and timely. Brian David Johnson, a futurist by trade, and professor at Arizona State University, was inspired by the political moment, as well as ...

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Enjoy Break!

Read up on the physics of the video.

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Twitter Next Up In Our Winter Tech Series

  Thank you to all who attended our class on OneDrive and Office 365 on Saturday. We have two more classes in our Winter Tech Series. The next is a class on engaging students and parents using Twitter. Check out the information below. Using Twitter To Engage Students and Parents February 11  4:15 – 5:15 ...

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Keyboarding 101!

Why Type?  State and International technology standards detail that learning to type helps build foundational technology skills necessary to support technology fluency and readiness in students.  This is a necessary skill, and one that most of our students will use throughout their lives.  Having this foundational typing knowledge allows students to collaborate, communicate, create and more using ...

OneDrive & OneNote w/Office 365

Have you signed up for our upcoming class about Office 365? Come learn about using the powerful tools that Office 365 has to offer. The class will be taught by Becky Keene a Microsoft Expert Educator, and general tech extraordinaire. This class is eligible for tech pay. Sign up here. Details below. January 30  8 AM ...

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Bee Bots

Bee Bots from Tech Tosa   Looking for a way to get your students interested in computational thinking and coding? Check out Bee Bots*, little programmable robots that encourage students to problem solve and use logical and sequential thinking to navigate challenges. Also, they’re just plain cute. Check out Cougar Ridge librarian Julie Hembree using ...