Friday, February 15, 2013

June Summer Training Scheduled!

The Schedule for June summer trainings is now available.
Trainings will be held at then new Administration Building in the Computer Lab.

To register for a course, simply click on the link in front of the date/time. This will take you directly to the KALPA registration page for that class.

The August schedule will be available in the next few weeks.We look forward to seeing you all this summer!
Google Sites for Beginners: Want to create a website for your classroom? Need a way to communicate with your parents and students now that your eboard has gone away? Google SItes is the perfect way to do this. Class will run approximately 1.5 hours.
  • 435004: June 11, 2013 at 8:30 am
  • 435049: June 19, 2013 at 8:30 am
  • 435050: June 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Google Sites: The Next Step: Do you have a basic google site up and running and would like to learn more about how to customize your site by adding calendars, groups, pictures, custom banners and much more? Then this class is for you. Participants in the Beginner class are welcome to sign up to stay for this class as well. Class will run approximately 1.5 hours.
  • 435048: June 11, 2013 at 10:00 am
  • 435043: June 19, 2013 at 10:00 am
  • 435051: June 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Technology Open Lab Free Choice Work Session: Do you have a project involving technology that you want to work on this summer? Do you want to work on your webpage, blog or OneNote binder? Are you collaborating with your fellow teachers and want a space to work together with computer and U:drive access? Would you like to come to the lab to work and have Jessica or Paul available in case you have any questions? If so, then this is the session for you. The sessions will be for 3 hours. Sign up for as many as you like.
  • 435047: June 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm 
  • 435043: June 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm
  • 435059: June 26, 2013 at 8:30 am
Google Blogger: Have you ever wanted a better way to communicate with your parents and students? Have you heard eBoards are going away and want to learn the alternative? Come to Google Blogger training and begin creating your own classroom blog. Blogger works best for teachers who have one class, like elementary teachers. Blogger is like an online journal you can share with your parents and students. If you primarily have links on you eBoard this could be the way to go for you. Class will run approximately 3 hours.
  • 435053: June 12, 2013 at 8:30 am
Picasa - Online Photo Albums: Learn how to put pictures on the web to share with students and parents. Create slideshows to share on your website or blog. Simple photo editing tool, too! Class will run approximately 1.5 hour.
  • 435055: June 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Google Calendars: Learn how to set up multiple calendars in Google Calendars to add to your Google Site or Blogger Blog. Set up a calendar for each of your preps, any sports you coach, or to let parents know which day their child is responsible for snack. Learn how students can add events from a class calendar to their own calendars. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
  • 435057: June 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Google Docs Basics: Learn the basics of Google Docs including an overview of the home screen, documents, spreadsheets, presentations and forms. Class will run approximately 2 hours.
  • 435105: June 18, 2013 at 8:30 am
Google Forms - Surveys, Quizzes and More!: Learn to create forms, surveys, sign ups and self grading quizzes using Google Forms. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
  • 435106: June 18, 2013 at 10:30 am
Projects with Google Docs: Google docs are a great resource for students. Have you been using Google Docs with your students and want to share some ideas? Come learn about projects you can try with your students and enjoy this collaborative experience. Class will run for approximately 1 hour.
  • 435109: June 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Office 2010 - OneNote: Learn the ins and outs of OneNote 2010. This is a great organizational and presentation tool for teaching with your TEC. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
  • 435111: June 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Advanced Hovercam: Explore some advanced features of the Hovercam document camera, like making videos, books for listening to reading, and taking pictures/scans. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
  • 435114: June 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Spreadsheets for Data Collection: Want to know how to organize and get more out of your student data? Ever need to keep track of student data for large projects, field trips, or clubs? This class will teach you about how to organize and optimize your student data in order to help you become more efficient and knowledgeable. You will learn about MS Excel and Google Spreadsheets and how each can be used in your classroom. Class will run approximately 2 hours.
  • 435115: June 25, 2013 at 8:30 am
Where’s that File!?: “U” Drive, “C” Drive, Google Drive? Where did you put that file? What drive did I store it in? And how can I make sure that I can efficiently find my files? This class will show you the answers to all those questions as well as give you some tips and tricks to use in order to organize and manage all of your files better. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
  • 435117: June 25, 2013 at 10:30 am
Prezi: Tired of boring PowerPoint? Sick of presentations? Do you like to think outside the box? If so, come learn about this fun presentation tool. Class will run approximately 1.5 hours.
  • 435061: June 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

PPS Technology Times - Winter 2013

It’s that time again for…….

The PPS TechnologyTimes!

The PPS Technology Department would love for you to check out our winter 2013 newsletter.
Featured Articles include:
  • One-to-One Computing: Google Chromebooks 
  • Web Filtering at PPS 
  • Students’ Email Accounts 
  • Google Chrome to Become our Default Browser 
  • Meet the Tech Staff: Our New Building Techs 
  • February/March After School Technology Training Schedule 
It is one of our goals to help keep the PPS staff informed on what is going on in the technology department along with sharing wonderful and exciting ways technology is being used right here in PPS.

If you have a project/event you would like featured in our next newsletter, or know someone who is doing a great job teaching with technology, we would love to hear about it!

Email Jessica Winstanley ( or Paul Murray ( to share your ideas.

For more information about what is going on in PPS Technology and to access the Common Core app, go to our new PPS Tech Integration Blog at You can also sign up for trainings and access how to guides at the PPS Tech Integration Website