Tech Talk

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 1 (17-18)

In this edition...

Welcome back from Ed Tech!

Welcome back to school! Educational Technology is excited to support teachers and students through technology integration in the classroom. The Ed Tech Team provides professional learning for Schoology, ClassFlow, BrainPOP, Google Tools, literacy tools, iPad apps, and resources to help our students use tools for creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. Please reach out to us at edtech@dpsk12.org.

Helpful Chromebook Changes for 2017-18 School Year

Some long-requested - and helpful - changes to Chromebooks greeted schools at the start of this school year. Check out the new policy changes and permissions for student Chromebooks.

New BrainPOP Features

Over the summer BrainPOP has added several new resources for teachers. These include BrainPOP Classroom to monitor and individualize student learning, content mapping, new ways to create quizzes, and games to support learning and coding. Please reach out to Lisa Lund, Senior Manager of Educational Technology at Lisa_Lund@dpsk12.org to set-up your class, learn how to use the tools to differentiate and support students in learning of all content. Over the summer Lisa enrolled in the BrainPOP Certification program, and she is very excited to share with you and your students.

Schoology Corner

Our brand new Learning Management System (LMS) is live and helping teachers deliver content to students in better ways than ever! Schoology is a place for educators to collaborate with each other, deliver instruction digitally, and communicate with parents on a daily basis, with ease. Check out “Schoology Corner” in each of these newsletters this schoolyear for helpful information and check out what Schoology can do for you!

Who's New in Library Services?

Ed Tech welcomes two new faces to our sister team, Library Services.


Janet Damon comes to us from Amesse Elementary and joins the team as Library Services Specialist.


Suzi Tonini enriches our team as our new Collection Development Supervisor joining us from Isabella Bird Community School.


Check out LION to see the wide variety of tools and resources that Library Services can provide you and your students, and look for more Library Services spotlights in upcoming issues!

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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.