#C6edtech Resources

April 2017

Summer Chrome Academy

We are excited to offer 4 cohorts of Google Chrome Academy this summer. Chrome Academy is designed to bring educators together to learn best practices of integrating Google tools in the classroom. Chrome Academy is a great event to attend with a colleague so that you can collaborate, plan, and learn together. Read about each Chrome Academy cohort below.


Fox C-6 Introductory Chrome Academy


Dates: June 19 - 22 OR July 24-27

Location: June: Fox HS Library, July, Fox Service Center Training room

Facilitator: JP Prezzavento

Reimbursement: Stipend or Missouri Baptist University Credit*

Description: The introductory Chrome Academy cohort is designed for K-12 educators who want to learn how to implement Google tools in the classroom. The Introductory cohort is designed for educators who may have some experience using Google tools in the classroom but are still working on the basics of Google tools. Participants will leave this workshop with knowledge of Google tools and a tool belt of communication tools and learning activities that can be immediately implemented in the classroom on PC's Chromebooks, AND mobile devices. 3 hours of graduate credit is available to Chrome Academy participants through Missouri Baptist University.


Fox C-6 Advanced Chrome Academy


Dates: June 26 0 29 OR July 31 - August 3

Location: Fox HS Library

Facilitator: JP Prezzavento

Reimbursement: Stipend or Missouri Baptist University Credit*

Description: The advanced Chrome Academy cohort is designed for K-12 educators who have experience using and integrating Google tools in their classrooms. The advanced cohort will focus on best and next practices of integrating Google tools in the classroom and will provide participants with learning activities and communication tools that can be immediately implemented in their classrooms on PC's Chromebooks, AND mobile devices. 3 hours of graduate credit is available to Chrome Academy participants through Missouri Baptist University. Click here to see if the advanced cohort of Chrome Academy is for you.


If you are ready to empower your students to use technology to create, collaborate, and communicate, click here to register for Chrome Academy.


*In order to receive Missouri Baptist University credit, educators must register and pay for the course on their own. After successfully completing the course, educators may apply for tuition reimbursement through the District's Human Resources Department.

Prepare your Classroom Technology for Summer Vacation

As we begin testing season and start looking ahead to the end of the school year, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your computer and the files on it are secure over the summer and ready to go when you arrive back at school in August.


1. Backup files.

Backing up files on your computer is crucial to ensure that the beginning of the year runs as smoothly as possible. If you store all your files in Google Drive then you are all set! Google Drive automatically saves and updates files as you work on them and those files are available from any device where you have Internet access.


If you utilize Microsoft Office and store files on your computer, it is important to back up those files to your Z: Drive. The District provides each staff member with 5 GB of secure, networked storage. Any files that currently live on your computer should be moved to your Z: Drive.


2. Secure technology equipment.


When you prepare your classroom for summer, please secure your classroom technology by locking it in your desk or closet. This includes laptop docking stations, ethernet hubs or switches, and projector remote controls. If the Technology Department has issued you a teacher laptop, please take it home over the summer so that your work can be with you in case you need to do any preparations for the upcoming school year and use it for any summer PD you attend.



As always, if you have any issues with your classroom technology please submit a tech request.

Google Classroom Updates

Google Classroom was recently updated to include the ability to create an assignment, announcement, or question and send it to a selected group of students in your Google Classroom class instead of the whole class. Two uses for this new feature of Google Classroom are:



  1. Digitally Differentiation: Quickly create assignments for individual students or small groups of students in your classroom. Students can only see assignments that are assigned to the whole class (this is the default) or assignments that are assigned to them specifically.
  2. Digital Literature Circles: When teachers assign choice novels for students to read, giving students a digital method to discuss their novels is crucial. Teachers can now assign discussion topics, assignments, and reminders to groups of students who are reading the same book at the same time. This will help facilitate the discussion and keep the digital learning space free of clutter for all students.


Seckman High School ELA teacher Natalie Como has been using this feature of Google Classroom to facilitate digital literature circles for her students during the 3rd quarter. Speaking about digital literature circles in Google Classroom Natalie said, "It's easy for me to assign specific questions to select students, and it also keeps work organized and accessible for them. This is an effective way to get ALL students to participate in learning through discussion and collaboration. My favorite part of this is witnessing my students interact digitally as a group, sharing ideas, and even challenging one another."


Review the YouTube video and image below to learn how to use Google Classroom for digital differentiation.

How to Assign Work to Selected Students in Google Classroom

Create Assignments using Google Classroom February 2017
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