Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE
New Technology is Rolling in for the 2016-2017 School Year
Bellevue East Media Center Summer Reno Project Includes Green Screen Room
What’s all the Buzz about Apple Classroom?
In the latest iOS update, Apple rolled out Apple Classroom? What is Apple Classroom and how does it work? Apple classroom is a game changer because it gives teachers the power to manage student iPads from the teacher device. Teachers have the power to
open apps on all devices
lock all devices into an app
lock all screens
send all students to a website
send individual messages to students
group students and manage each group of iPads separately
see a thumbnail of every student screen
AirPlay student devices
broadcast one student screen to everyone
In order to use Apple Classroom, student and teacher devices need to be iPad 3, running 9.3.1 or newer and teacher rosters must be uploaded into our Mobile Device Management (MDM) system. We have 25 iPad Academy classrooms using the classroom app this fall. Curious about how Apple Classroom works? Talk to your Building Tech Coordinator to find out who is using it and schedule a visit. To read more about the Classroom App, see this article from Apple.
Back to School Tips on Apple, Google, and Schoology
Want to make a quick slideshow? Upload your photos into Photos, select the photos you want in the slideshow, and click on File -> New Slide show. Then hit play! Apple will automatically add music, transitions, and advance the photos. If you wish, you can edit the music, transitions, and length of time the photo appears in the slideshow settings. Vintage is a tech trio favorite.
YouTube Tip: Create Playlists to Organize Videos
Playlists are a simple way to organize and share YouTube videos. As you find YouTube videos, curate them on a playlist by unit or topic. Then share the playlist with students via your Schoology course.
Before putting content into a new course for the 2016-2017 school year, start by creating the content in Resources. By doing this, you will be able to insert the content into other courses in the future. If you have courses from last year, make sure to go into the course and save the course to resources. This is important so that the content can be accessed and placed in another course at a later date.
Hashtags Telling Our Story
One of the most powerful parts of Twitter is the hashtag! It connects people, ideas, and creates communities within Twitter. It is a unique way for our teachers and administrators to share the amazing things happening in our schools, classrooms, clubs, teams and organizations. Our district hashtag, #bpsne, continues to grow and is becoming a powerful tool that we can leverage as a district to connect all of our teachers, students, parents, and community members. We encourage you to continue sharing the great things happening in your classrooms. Let's create the 2016-2017 Bellevue Public Schools story together!