Category: PD


Enjoy Break!

Read up on the physics of the video.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Save The Date – Office 365 PD

We will be offering a four-hour training on the morning of Saturday, January 30th. Stay tuned for details after the break.


No Registration Webtools!

Using webtools in the classroom are great because (almost) any internet ready device, whether it's a laptop or iPad, can access them.  This article contains a list of free webtools that do not require student users to register with an email address.  The list also contains: links to each webtool a brief description star rating Have ...


Cougar Ridge Students Learn to Code Micro Bits

Hour of Code 2015 from Tech Tosa This week, many teachers (and their students) across the district participated in Hour of Code, an annual celebration of computer programming and the engineering/design process. One of those teachers is Julie Hembree, librarian at Cougar Ridge. Through her work participation in the Microsoft Innovative Educators program, she struck ...


Get Your Kids Moving With GoNoodle

As the calendar turns from October to November, and the days get shorter, students have less opportunities to move, and to channel their energy. Throw in the constant stream of sugar flowing from Halloween and all those winter holiday treats, is it any wonder that focus, attention and engagement become harder for our students? GoNoodle ...