Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE

February 9, 2017 Volume 39

Bellevue Public Schools: On the Road to 1:1

It’s an exciting time in Bellevue Public Schools as the school board approved the purchase of 3500 devices that will be making their way into the hands of students and teachers in the coming years. All teachers will be receiving a new 13” MacBook Air before the summer break. In addition, teachers that have been through Apple Foundations Training will receive a two day refresher course and a classroom set of iPads during the 2017-2018 school year. Over the next four years, our district will be implementing a 1:1 rollout in a methodical way that will start by providing every teacher in the district 40 hours of Apple Foundations Training. In addition to the training, teachers will receive classroom coaching to support them and their students when it comes to integrating technology into their classrooms. These are exciting times for students, staff, and the community as the district leverages the power of blended learning.
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Techie Tuesday

Join us for a day of learning on Tuesday, March 14. We will be offering two choices:

  • Creation in the Classroom

  • Teaching & Learning with an iPad Garden

Check on the details here.

Tech Tips

Printing Pearson Reading Street and Pearson Math PDFs

Some people have had issues with text shrinking while trying to print PDFs from Pearson. Below are two screencasts to show you how to print a PDF from Reading Street.
Printing Pearson Reading Street PDFs
Printing Pearson Math Resources

Leading the Way - Blended Learning in BPS

Over 60 educators from more than 20 districts in our state visited our iPad Academy last week. They had the opportunity to witness how blended learning is transforming teaching and learning throughout in our classrooms. They were impressed with the district’s focus on professional development, the classroom coaching, the engagement level of students, and the unique culture that is being established throughout Bellevue Public Schools. Shout outs to all of you who hosted guests in your classrooms and for sharing how you integrate technology into your curriculum.
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TT4T News - Episode 7

Episode 7 of the Tech Trio news is out! Be sure to watch the great episode that includes a Schoology celebration with a little dancing, the new Google Sites, a great segment showing how Bellevue Public Schools teachers celebrated #ILovePublicSchools day, and more!
TT4T News Episode 7

10 TED Talks for Educators in 2017

Need a little inspiration? Watch some of the best Ted Talks for educators in the last two years! Check them out here!

It’s EdCamp Season

It's time for EdCamp Omaha, a free "unconference" where teachers come together for a fun morning of participant-driven sessions and collaborations. Sessions are decided the day of the conference, so come with an idea to present or just be ready to learn and collaborate!

Registration is free, and there are still spots remaining. Register here! EdCamp will take place at Millard West High School on February 25 from 8a.m. - 1p.m.

All educators are welcome. Whether you are a preservice teacher, undergraduate college or high school student interested in teaching, elementary or secondary teacher, an administrator, college professor, or grad student, come join us for a morning of learning, socialization, and even some prizes!

Tweet Time--Tweets From Those You Know

Use Twitter to be connected! If you are a tweeter, remember to tag your tweets with #bpsne so more teachers can see what is happening in your classroom. Sharing is the name of the game! Remember there are lots of great chats to explore to connect with others in your content area. Just pull up the hashtag and enjoy the conversation.
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Our Blog is on the Move!

The Tech Trio’s Technology Tools for Teaching blog has moved to a new location! Why is this important? Many of you subscribed to our old blog and will now need to subscribe to our new one. If you haven’t subscribed to our blog make sure to click on the link below and click FOLLOW on the right side of the page. This will send our new blog posts directly to your email to keep you up on all the things happening with technology in Bellevue Public Schools.

Click here to access our Technology Tools for Teaching blog!

Hashtags Telling Our Story

One of the most powerful parts of Twitter is the hashtag! It connects people, ideas, and creates communities within Twitter. It is a unique way for our teachers and administrators to share the amazing things happening in our schools, classrooms, clubs, teams and organizations. Our district hashtag, #bpsne, continues to grow and is becoming a powerful tool that we can leverage as a district to connect all of our teachers, students, parents, and community members. We encourage you to continue sharing the great things happening in your classrooms. Here is a list of all of the Bellevue Public School educators on Twitter. Let's create the 2016-2017 Bellevue Public Schools story together!

Meet the #tt4t Technology Team

District Instructional Technology Specialists

Jeffrey Bernadt

Twitter: @jeffreybernadt

Jeanette Carlson

Twitter: @mrsjcarlson

Ann Feldmann

Twitter: @annfeldmann1

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