Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PD: Discovery Education Back-to-School - Webinar Series

Discovery Education Back-to-School: Webinar Series 
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Be the first to get a look at the new enhancements inside Discovery Education! This Back-to-School Webinar Series will highlight meaningful instructional strategies for leveraging digital tools, content, and resources.

See the all-new Student Center, Board Builder, and the new Streaming Plus with support for the Common Core - complete with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address Math and ELA Common Core standards. After exploring all that is available to you right now, we will end the series with lessons just for students.

Back-to-School with Discovery Education: 

  • 8/6, 8/13, 8/21, 8/27, 9/4, 9/17 
Deep Dive Sessions: 
  • Common Core and Discovery Education Streaming Plus - 8/7, 8/20, 9/10 
  • Discovery Education Assessment - 9/3, 9/18 
  • Discovery Education Board Builder - 8/14, 8/28, 9/11 
  • Discovery Education: Student Edition - 9/24, 9/25

Skyward Tech Tip: Login, Teacher Dashboard and Attendance

As the first day of school approaches, you may need a few basic directions to get you going with Skyward. This document and video will show you how to:
  • Login to Skyward 
  • Set up your Teacher Dashboard 
  • Take Attendance 
Trouble accessing the document and video from the link above? Simply paste this address into your browser:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Brain Breaks: Move It Chrome Extension

As teachers, we know that there are many benefits to Physical Activity.  Giving our students a chance to move around helps them to focus and expands their productivity and learning.  Somedays, however, it is really hard to remember to give our students those breaks.  Here's where this great new Chrome extension comes in.

Move It was created by Australian teacher Jarrod Robinson to encourage physical activity.  After you install the free extension to your chrome browser you are given the choice to set how much time between brain breaks (in five minute intervals up to an hour).  What occurs next is the true magic of this extension.  As you are working on your Chrome browser, the extension will interrupt your work by opening a new tab that gives you a quick physical activity to do (run in place for 15 seconds, do 10 jumping jacks, etc.).  You can not go back to your other tabs until you click the word Done, then you are right back where you started.

Check it out in this video, or install the extension in the Chrome Web store.

Monday, August 25, 2014

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Flipped My Class

As teachers we know that a lot of what we do is perfected with experience.  When we can take the opportunity to learn from someone else's experiences and avoid pitfalls we jump on the chance.  If you are thinking about doing blended learning, this quick 4.5 minute video will really help you get started on the right foot!

Friday, August 22, 2014

BrainPOP: Log On and Learn-Join Us August 27th for a Free Webinar

What to learn more about the great services offered through our BrainPOP subscriptions? Check out one of these webinars! Psst! There is more available than just videos!

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Join Us August 27th for an Overview of My BrainPOP
Getting Started With My BrainPOP
Wednesday, August 27th at 3:30 pm ET

Missed our August 6th My BrainPOP overview? Not to worry: this second installment tells you everything you need to know. We'll show you how My BrainPOP lets you create custom assessments, incorporate gaming into instruction, and keep track of student learning. You'll get a look at all the ins and outs, so you can dive right in. Note: this webinar is open to everyone, but My BrainPOP is available only to users with 24/7 school-wide subscriptions.
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And Coming Soon ...

September 4:
Back to School With BrainPOP
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September 11:
BrainPOP and Assessment
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