BASD High School Instructional Technology News and Tips

May 21, 2018

Summer Tech Academy - Looking for Presenters NOW

The BASD Summer Tech Academy will be held Tuesday, August 14th at Northeast Middle School. Our theme this year is "Dream BIG: Recharge, Remake, Reimagine"!

We are current accepting session proposals from teachers!

Click Here to submit a session proposal

(Submission deadline - May 31st, 2018)

Check out the Summer Tech Academy website here.

Ending Your Schoology Courses

Check out this End of the Year Teacher Checklist to walk you through ending your Schoology courses! Check out your grading and how to save the contents of your course for another time!

If you have any questions, please contact Evon Zundel!

Adobe Spark Premium Available to All BASD Students and Teachers

What is Adobe Spark?

from the Adobe Spark website:

Adobe Spark enables you to tell stories and share ideas quickly and beautifully. Spark lets you create three types of content:

  • Use Page to create a story using text, images, and video. When you're done we'll present your story as a responsive web page that can be viewed in any web browser.
  • Use Post to create images optimized for social media; you provide images and text and we'll help with the design. We'll even help you create the right shape and size image for each social media platform.
  • Use Video to create, well, a video. Add videos from your computer or iOS camera roll, overlay text, add your voice and background music, and we’ll help turn your story into an amazing video to share with the world.

Check out the Adobe Spark Inspiration Gallery to see the potential of Adobe Page, Post and Video!

Available on the web (Mac, PC, Chromebook, iOS). The Android app is coming soon!

Learn how to access your BASD Adobe Spark Premium account HERE (directions created by Laura Martin).

Get the Word Out Podcast

Interested in learning with technology in our schools? Check out the Get the Word Podcast hosted by the three district Technology Integration Specialists (myself included). We have episodes about WeVideo, Schoology and Spring Cleaning and moving to the Cloud.

We regularly feature teachers on the show to allow you to hear directly from them. If you are interested in being on the show, please reach out to me!

Questions? Contact Evon

High School Technology Integration Specialist

FHS - 126B, Ext. 53976

LHS - 308, Ext. 50976