ECS Appy Hour

January

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Help me plan...


I am working on getting some Technology PD scheduled for the spring and would love to have your input. Please take a minute or two and fill out the 5-question DLC Feedback form by clicking the button below.

Seesaw Activities

I have created several Seesaw Activities that you can save to your Seesaw activity library for using with your students. You can use these as they are or you can customize them for your students.




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Change Your Password

Once a year we are required to change our individual passwords, and that time is coming soon for our campus. You may start to see prompts to change your password, but if you would like to go ahead and change it before you are forced to, you are welcome to do so.

General Password Construction Guidelines

Instructions for Changing Your Password

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Change Regarding Substitute Network Access

Due to security changes, the generic campus substitute accounts now have more restricted access to network drives. Subs using the generic campus login cannot access the W: drive and can only access the Substitute folder on the campus S: drive. If you need to leave files, links, etc. for your sub, please place them inside this folder.



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Google Drive Tip...

Hard to quickly find what you need in your Google Drive?


Did you know you can transform Google Drive’s typical listing of gray folders into a visual extravaganza? By right-clicking on each folder you select the color you would like the folder to become; in addition, you can rename the folder! Google gives us 24 colors to choose from. Also Google allows emojis to be used in file names, so you can choose from nearly 3,000 emoji symbols. Emojis in file names change the alphabetical ordering. If that bothers you, you could insert the emoji at the end of the file name instead of the beginning. I suggest using Emojipedia.org to find and copy emojis.There are other ways to type emojis when on a desktop or laptop computer. You can install the Chrome extension called Emoji Keyboard by EmojiOne. If you’re on a Mac, you can use the keyboard shortcut Control+Command+Space to call up an emoji keyboard.

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Upcoming Tech PD Opportunities

  • January Twitter Chat - January 9th

  • January Seesaw Webinars

  • Elementary: Everything Google (Online): Whether you are new to Google or have been using it for a while, this class has something for you. This ONLINE class consists of numerous one-hour modules covering various Google skills from Drive to Sites to Add-ons, plus a whole lot more. Everyone will have the opportunity to earn a MAXIMUM of 6 hours of non-contract credit. You will get to choose what Google skills you would like to learn. You will be able to use the Google skills you learn with the students through collaborative assignments and communication.

  • Elementary: Everything Collaboration (Online): Collaboration is an important element in a successful, student-centered classroom. This class will be comprised of various modules featuring websites, apps, and tools that support and promote collaborative efforts in the classroom. Each module will be worth one hour of non-contract credit. You choose the modules with the collaborative tools that you would like to learn about. You can complete from one to six modules. You may only earn up to six hours for this course; if you are interested in learning more, and there is enough interest, this class will be offered at a later date. This class is for teachers and professional staff only.

  • Elementary: Everything Communication (Online): Communication is an important element in a successful, student-centered classroom. This class will be comprised of various modules featuring websites, apps, and tools that support and promote communication efforts in the classroom. Each module will be worth one hour of non-contract credit. You choose the modules with the communication tools that you would like to learn about. You can complete from one to six modules. You may only earn up to six hours for this course; if you are interested in learning more, and there is enough interest, this class will be offered at a later date. This class is for teachers and professional staff only.




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What I can do for YOU as your Digital Learning Coach...

  • Collaboratively plan lessons that integrates technology
  • Brainstorm & explore new tools
  • Examine curriculum to determine how tech can help meet your learning objectives
  • Help you Learn a new tool
  • Model technology integration with students
  • Recommend technology tools to augment lessons or projects
  • Troubleshoot & problem-solve instructional issues