Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE
Dr. Kent Steen joined us on Saturday, January 23rd to present the Code.org Workshop to 20 teachers from Bellevue Public Schools. The workshop provided an intro to computer science, pedagogy, and an overview of the online curriculum. Teachers also learned strategies for teaching “unplugged” classrooms activities. The workshop also prepared participants how to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-5.
If you are interested in getting your students coding but don’t know where to begin, contact Ann Feldmann, Jeanette Carlson, or Jeff Bernadt and they will help you get started.
BreakoutEDU - Submitted by Michelle Boyce
Have you ever wanted your students to more engaged in their learning? To be problem solvers, collaborators, and critical thinkers? Try using BreakoutEDU in your classroom. This is the idea of using clues or riddles to break into (or out of) a box with multiple locks under the constraints of a time limit. This game based idea can be tailored to any curriculum, from holiday celebrations, to math, science, history, economics, foreign language, reading, english, or any other topic imaginable. It is adaptable to kindergarten through college level. There are many games already created for you to copy and use, and more are being added all the time. The support community is 2000+ educators strong, and growing everyday. Check out www.breakoutEDU.com to get started or like the facebook page BreakoutEDU to talk in the community and get access to all the games.
If you have questions, please contact Michelle Boyce, Jenn Manning, and Sharae Geldes.
Are you attending NETA? Did you know NETA membership is FREE? Check out this great conference and ask your principal if you are interested in attending. Join NETA for FREE by clicking here and filling out the form. The content below is from the NETA website at netasite.org.
The 2016 Spring NETA Conference will Offer:
Over 190+ featured, breakout, interactive and hands-on sessions to choose from on Educational Technology
Nationally recognized Speakers
Admittance to a Maker Fair
Playgrounds where YOU can Learn the Newest Technologies
Exposure to Over 100 Vendors
Networking Opportunities to Expand YOUR Professional Learning Network to Continue Learning All Year
YOU will learn about technology in education and how you can implement it directly into your school/classrooms starting NOW!
YOU have the opportunity to share what YOU learn with YOUR staff members- YOU can be the change agent!
We hope you’re able to join us April 21-22, 2016 at CenturyLink Center Omaha for Nebraska’s Premier Educational Technology Conference!
iPad Gardens are Growing
Calling All Teachers-Techie Tuesday Opportunity
Add PowToon to Google Drive!
PowToon is a free website where you can create awesome animated videos and presentations! And now you can link it to your Google Drive.
In order to add Powtoon to Google Drive, simply click, Create, Add More Apps, and search for Powtoon. Give Powtoon permission to access your Google Drive, and all of your future Powtoon presentations will be saved into your Google Drive!
In the News
Check out these news articles about out Bellevue Public Schools teachers and students from the Bellevue Leader.
4 Youth Robotics Teams Qualify for the Nebraska State Robotics Championship
The 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) was released in January. It sets a national vision and plan for learning enabled by technology by building on the work of leading education researchers; district, school, and higher education leaders; classroom teachers; developers; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit organizations. It was written for teachers, policymakers, administrators and teacher preparation professionals.