Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Summer 2014 Tech Training Available for PPS Teachers!

You know we are getting close to the end of the school year when we start advertising and open registration for summer technology training!  We are so excited to offer our fantastic PPS teachers and staff some great hands on training opportunities this summer.  Sign up for one or many.  Come by yourself, or bring a friend. Whether you are a proficient user, or taking your first baby steps with technology, there is a class for you.  So many choices, so little time.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Click on the number link to register for the class in KALPA.
Don't know your KALPA login?  Please contact Kelly at
Questions about the courses?  Please contact Jessica ( or Paul (

June Courses Being Offered

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 try making curriculum videos? Are you collaborating with your fellow teachers and want a space to work together with computers and easy 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 1.5 hours. Sign up for as many as you like.
481881: June 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm
481879: June 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

Become a Google Super User: Do you want to make Google work for you? In this fast-paced class, you will learn about the apps and extensions that will make your life easier, the Gmail tips and tricks to streamline your constant flow of email, and the power of Google connected services. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
482096: June 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Chrome Apps and Extensions: Make Google Chrome work for you! One of the great features of Chrome is that you can add more features. There exists a whole slew of tools that one can take advantage of with Chrome that will help users be more productive and efficient. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
482078: June 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm
482080: June 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

Chromebooks Basics: Come learn the basics of how to use the Chromebooks. We will discuss how to login/logoff, add apps, use the unique keyboard, as well as brainstorming ideas for how to use them in the classroom. Class will run approximately 45 minutes.
481882: June 18, 2014 at 8:30 am

Chromebooks in the Elementary Classroom: Did you know that each elementary school has two carts of 30 chromebooks at their disposal? Want to learn some ways to integrate these great devices in your classroom? This is the class for you. We will be discussing various tools for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Keyboarding, Classroom Management and more! Class will run approximately 75 minutes.
481883: June 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

Google Mail and Calendars: Still trying to navigate Google Mail and Google Calendar? Want to become more efficient with both? This class will teach you how to empty your inbox and never miss an email as well as how to create, find, and manage calendars. Class will run approximately 1.5 hour.
482082: June 10, 2014 at 8:30 am
482083: June 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Google Drive - Where’s that File!?: Where did you put that file? What drive folder 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 provide you practical time to reorganize and better manage your files. Class will run approximately 1.5 hours.
482086: June 10, 2014 at 10:00 am
482087: June 17, 2014 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 1.5 hours.
481886: June 11, 2014 at 8:30 am
481887: June 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Doing More with Docs - Advanced Class: Now that you know the basics of Google Docs it is time to see how to make these great tools do even more for you! Learn about Add-ons such as Flubaroo for self grading quizzes, Doctopus for classroom document management, and Mail Chimp Mail Merge. You can also learn about some of our favorite Google Docs Apps like LucidPress for publishing, LucidChart for mindmapping, and WeVideo for video creation. Class will run approximately 1.5 hours.
481888: June 11, 2014 at 8:30 am
481889: June 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Google Forms - Surveys, Quizzes and More!: There is so much information to collect! Learn how to collect and manage all this information efficiently by creating forms, surveys, exit tickets, sign ups and self grading quizzes using Google Forms. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
482088: June 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm
482090: June 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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.
481890: June 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm
481891: June 25, 2014 at 8:30 am

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, edit HTML, add Google Analytics 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.
481892: June 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm
481893: June 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

Google Hangouts - More than just video chat: Think Skype, only easier, with more functionality and a greater impact on your students’ learning. This class will teach you how to use this world-reaching tool as well as provide you with many practical, quick tricks for impacting your classroom today! Class will run approximately 1 hour.
482092: June 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Cool Tech Tools for Classroom Management: Learn about some great tips and tricks for managing your classroom with tech. We will discuss tools like Class Dojo, Socrative,, and creating videos with WeVideo or Animoto. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
481895: June 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm

YouTube - More than just Videos: Did you know that you can create and edit videos easily? Upload your own videos? Create playlists? Have videos marked as safe for students to access? And access a whole library of royalty-free songs for use in videos? Yes, YouTube does it all! Learn how! Class will run approximately 1 hour.
482093: June 17, 2014 at 10:30 am

Flipped/Blended Learning: Want more time to work one-on-one with your students? Want to spend more time applying concepts rather than lecturing? Need to start small and grow with your understanding? Flipped/Blended Learning is model of teaching that will allow your classroom to grow in these areas and allow you to connect with your students’ learning on a deeper level. Flip your classroom now! Class will run approximately 1 hour.
482094: June 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

Video Creation: More and more teachers and students are creating content for use online. WeVideo is an online video editor that is easy to use, accessible anywhere, and available for free to all staff and students. Even YouTube has a basic video creation tool! Learn the basics of how to create videos and where to locate resources to do so. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
482095: June 17, 2014 at 9:30 am

Student Presentation Tools: Research shows us that when you can teach someone something it shows you have a firm understanding of the concept. Are you looking for some ways, besides PowerPoint, for your students to present their knowledge? Come learn about tools like Prezi, Haiku Deck, Animoto, PowToons and more to spice up your presentations and give your students the choice to express themselves in new ways. Class will run approximately 1 hour.
481894: June 18 at 12:30 pm