BASD High School Instructional Technology News and Tips

September 19, 2016

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BASD Schoology Trainings

The district has purchased a Learning Management System (LMS) and teachers and students at the secondary schools have access! (Don't worry, Google Classroom is still available...). Get started with this new and powerful platform in your classroom!

Introduction to Schoology

September 26 - 3 - 4PM EDT - (FHS - Room 210) This training is similar to the session given at Liberty High School during the August in-service)

Register for Introduction to Schoology BFLEX here

In addition, we started a Schoology Coaches program for teachers this past summer. Teachers can become experts (and earn credentials/badges) for learning skills and helping other teachers learn the system. Teachers can take the coaches session online. However, we are asking that in order to be a coach, you attend at least one of the sessions in person.

Coaches Level 1 Training - in person or online - We are asking that coaches attend at least one session in person.

October 3 - 3:30-5:30PM (FHS - Room 210) AND October 11 - 3:30-5:30PM (LHS Library)

Register for Level 1 Coaches here.

Coaches Level 2 Training (open to those who completed Level 1 coaches training) - in person or online

October 18 - 3:30-5:30PM - (LHS Library) AND October 25 - 3:30-5:30PM - (FHS - Room 210)

Register for Level 2 Coaches training here.

Additional Schoology trainings will be scheduled soon!

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Zooming Chromebooks? What to do...

A number of teachers have mentioned to me that some of their Chromebooks' screens are magnified. An accessibility setting has been turned on (most likely inadvertently by the student). It can make it difficult for students to use the computer. There is a fix for that and I have posted the solution here.

Note: Typically, the students who are affected by this setting need to make the change while logged into their Google username as it is tied to an individual's account.

New Google Classroom Features added!

Parents and guardians stay informed with Google Classroom email summaries, the ability to annotate documents in the Google Classroom mobile app, adding topics to posts for organization, add images to questions or as multiple choice answers

Read this Google Classroom blog post to learn about the new features!
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Connected Educator Month - October 2016

Are you interested in becoming connected to other teachers in BASD, other districts or across the US? Did you hear about that #BASDChallenge Twitter challenge and wonder how you can get involved?

Join other BASD educators as they learn how easy it is to tap into amazing resources, classroom tips or ideas! You'll learn how you can share or keep up to date on what is going on in the BASD and in your classroom. And you can earn up to 4 BFLEX hours learning at your own pace!

There will be kick-off sessions on September 28 (FHS) and 29 (LHS) from 3:30-4:30PM in the school libraries. Although attending the kick off session in person is highly encouraged, you can opt to participate online.

Questions? Contact Evon

High School Technology Integration Specialist

FHS - 126B, Ext. 53976

LHS - 308, Ext. 50976