Technology FYI

Jordan School District March, 2016

MasteryConnect

MasteryConnect Solutions Professional Development

Come with your questions about MasteryConnect.


This course is designed as a collaborative forum style professional development. The course will be driven by your questions. Time attending this PD is flexible, come for 1 hour or stay for 2.


Do you want to know more about:

finding common assessments, creating bubble sheets for assessments, curriculum mapping, looking at reports, creating custom reports, etc?


Re-licensure and inservice pay will be available.


Check JPLS for available course dates to register.

Class Times: 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Classes will be held at the Auxiliary Services Building,

7905 South Redwood Road

Utah Education Network

March Highlights

Please share these UEN February 2016 Highlights

uen.org/netnews/2016/march


Google Apps for Education

Slides Carnival

There is a common struggle we face when working with Google Slides, options for slide templates are scarce (and the ones in Google's directory aren't very good.) Until we found a solution: Slides Carnival (slidescarnival.com) – This site helps your slide presentations look awesome. Choose from hundreds of high-quality, well-designed Google Slides templates. Open the original Google Slides file, then save a copy to your own Drive. Each presentation includes dozens of variations of slides, including slides for quotes, charts, maps, statistics and more.

Professional Development Opportunities

Elementary GAFE Online Course

This online course introduces Elementary teachers to Google Apps for Education which is available for students in grades 3-6.

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a suite of secure web-based and collaborative applications that includes Documents, Slides, Sheets, Forms and Classroom. It allows students and teachers to work and learn together anytime, anywhere, and on any device. GAFE is hosted by Google, and is managed by Jordan School District. When students log into their school google account, they are seamlessly connected to the GAFE suite of productivity and collaboration tools.

This is an online course. We will meet on the first day to register you into the Canvas course. All other course materials and assignments will be completed online.


Date & rooms:

April 6 in person ASB Computer Lab

Times: 4:30 - 6:30 pm


Sign up for this professional development in JPLS.

Elementary Chromebooks and the Cloud Classroom

Bring the Cloud to your Classroom! This Professional Development is designed to help educators effectively integrate Chromebooks and Cloud tools into a project-based educational framework. Participants gain experience using Chromebooks, evaluating online tools for educational use, and exploring strategies for teaching with this technology.


This is a hybrid course. Weekly in person sessions along with online course-work and assignments.


March 31 - ASB Computer Lab

April 7 - PDC 101

April 14, PDC 101

April 21, PDC 101


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Elementary: Coding for Kids

Kids of all ages, kindergarten through 90 can learn to code. This two-day workshop will be taught by a Code.org instructor, Camille Cole. Participants receive a free swag bag full of Coding goodies. Code.org manuals, clipboard, water bottle, pen, journal.

March 15 and 22 from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM in PDC 101, Auxiliary Services Building.


Sign up for this professional development in JPLS.

Secondary GAFE Online Course

This online course introduces middle and high school teachers to Google Apps for Education which is available for students in grades 7-12.

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a suite of secure web-based and collaborative applications that includes Documents, Slides, Sheets, Forms and Classroom. It allows students and teachers to work and learn together anytime, anywhere, and on any device. GAFE is hosted by Google, and is managed by Jordan School District. When students log into their school google account, they are seamlessly connected to the GAFE suite of productivity and collaboration tools.

This is an online course. We will meet on the first day to register you into the Canvas course. All other course materials and assignments will be completed online.


Date & rooms:

March 30 in person ASB, PDC 101

Times: 3:30 - 5:30 pm


Sign up for this professional development in JPLS.


Secondary Chromebooks and the Cloud Classroom

Bring the Cloud to your Classroom! This Professional Development is designed to help middle and high school educators effectively integrate Chromebooks and Cloud tools into a project-based educational framework. Participants gain experience using Chromebooks, evaluating online tools for educational use, and exploring strategies for teaching with this technology.


This is a hybrid course. Weekly in person sessions along with online course-work and assignments.


April 13 - ASB, PDC 101

April 20 - ASB, PDC 101

April 27 - ASB, PDC 102

Mary 4 - ASB, PDC 101


Sign up for this course through JPLS


March 17 and 18 - Tech Madness

Please visit the website for information on this years UCET Conference. The conference will be at the University of Utah. Early registration is now open.