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The DPS Ed Tech Newsletter

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We strive to enlighten educators aspiring to effectively use technology in the classroom.
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Volume 2, Issue 3 (17-18)

In this edition...

Schools Begin the Year Developing Digital Citizenship

Many DPS schools kicked off the new school year teaching and showing students how to safely and responsibly navigate the online world. Find out how they did it, and how your school can follow suit.

Check Out eBooks on LION

With thousands of Chromebooks in thousands of student hands, ETLS is proud to share our vast ebook collection! Hundreds and hundreds of audio books, read-alongs, and just regular ol’ books are available for checkout from our DPS Lion page (

Simply log in with your DPS credentials and start your quest (students use their student ID number and 10-digit birthdate). You can sort books by reading level, grade level, topic, subject, author, or availability. Before you “check it out,” check it out using the “sample” icon-- listen to a few minutes of the audio book or browse a few pages of an ebook. Take every learner on an amazing reading journey!

Schoology Corner

Now that you know how to log into Schoology as per the October 2017 edition of “Schoology Corner”, let’s learn how to join a Schoology Course and a Schoology Group! As a DPS teacher, you probably also want to know what your Schoology Sandbox Course is.

Want to Become a Google Certified Educator? For Free?

The Google for Education team is covering the cost of the Google Educator Certifications for teachers who are interested in taking the exam(s) before the end of the year.

Exam vouchers will expire on 12/31/17.

To obtain a voucher for Level 1, Level 2, or the Trainer Skills Assessment, please fill out this form. Exam vouchers will be emailed out every Friday afternoon.

Trainings for the certifications are available at

CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant

Win up to $5,000 to fund programs that bring technology into the classroom and promote innovative learning. This annual CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grants program is only open to Colorado teachers.

Find more information on CenturyLink's site, here.

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About Your Ed Tech Team

The Educational Technology department of Denver Public Schools is dedicated to ensuring student success through collaboration with all DPS educators and the community to personalize learning and use digital resources effectively, responsibly, and creatively.