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Another Professional Development Opportunity via Grovo

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The latest four Grovo Assignments give you and your colleagues the opportunity to learn about Google Classroom, Instagram, and eSignatures. Mr. Wagner will award staff with PDUs for every two assignments that are completed. If you did not receive the Grovo Assignment notifications through your email, send Wes an email and he can make sure the opportunity is yours as well!

Google Classroom

  • Classroom is a free web-based platform that integrates your Google Apps for Education account with all your Google Apps services, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Classroom saves time and paper.
  • By the time you complete the Grovo Assignment you will be able to get started, create a class, invite students, add class materials, post announcements and assignments, and even grade them!
  • From the teacher dashboard you will be able to quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.


Google for Education 101 (in 101 seconds)


Signing documents electronically has been on the rise lately. In fact, if you had a student within the district play a fall sport this past year, Mr. Courter had you complete an eSignature on a document. This confused many parents because they were unaware or had never experienced the process. I witnessed many kids complete the process for their parent(s). In our case for golf, we (coaches) even assisted those that did not quite feel comfortable with the process. The opportunity has been given to learn about one or two different eSignature platforms. Do not feel that you must do both assignments, but you are more than welcome. EchoSign and DocuSign are both eSignature services that Grovo offers tutorials on.


Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately on the app, as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.

Instagram just could be the platform to boost your school or classroom brand. It might even provide a window into your classroom's learning. Instagram could be a nice way to let students contribute to their learning. There are many school districts where the kids take photos of learning and send them to their teacher to add to the classroom Instagram account. You can define how and who contributes to this social media. Learn the ins-and-outs of Instagram with this Grovo Assignment.