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COMING 4.14.2018

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CALLING ALL EDUCATORS FROM BIRDVILLE, NORTH TEXAS - AND BEYOND!

Edcamp Birdville invites all educators to participate in our first official Edcamp. Edcamp is a free "un-conference" for educators by educators to share ideas, network and collaborate. It's also an innovative way to empower attendees in a participant-driven professional learning event where they are the stars! Sessions are determined by participants and you decide what is most relevant to you. It's all about educator voice and choice!

* Light refreshments will be available in the morning.

When:

Saturday April 14, 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Where:

Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning (BCTAL)

7020 Mid Cities Blvd

North Richland Hills, Texas 76180

BRING A FRIEND!

Edcamp Birdville is open to any educator. Have a friend who works in another district? Bring them to Edcamp Birdville and have fun learning together!
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REGISTER NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT - SPACE IS LIMITED!

EVERYONE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE!

Edcamp Birdville Eventbrite site link: https://tinyurl.com/edcampbirdville



BIRDVILLE EDUCATORS ALSO REGISTER IN EDUPHORIA! Receive 4 hours CPE and FLEX credits!

Registration link: https://birdville.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=6936

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NEW! MY BIRDVILLE PORTAL

Over the weekend the Technology Department is deploying a new icon to help you better access the My Birdville Portal.

This icon will be available on all district computers and should help make it easier for everyone access the my.BirdvilleSchools.net portal.

As a reminder, this portal provides a number of features that streamline the login process to many of Birdville’s online resources. It also provides better password management and helps to increase instructional time. The portal provides “single sign-on” meaning staff and students can access many district online resources simply by logging into the portal. For staff members and 6-12th grade students who have not logged into the portal, a prompt will appear on the first login to setup three security questions that can be used to reset forgotten passwords in the future.

Sites like iStation, Pearson, STEMscopes, Canvas, and many more, are easily accessible in the portal and new online resources are added on a regular basis.

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Over the weekend, a new “Password Reset” icon will also appear on all computer login screens:

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This tool allows all staff members and 6th – 12th grade students to reset forgotten computer passwords without having to contact Technology for help. It will prompt you to answer two of the three security questions that you filled out the first time you logged into the portal.

If you have any questions on the portal or the password reset tool please check out the knowledge base articles available on our Technology support site: BISD Technology Knowledge Base

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A DIGITAL LEARNING NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM OUR OWN SECONDARY DIGITAL LEARNING SPECIALIST, TAYLOR WILLIAMS

https://youtu.be/7M06dAvMajE
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DIGITAL LEARNING WILL BE THERE!

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credit: Jennifer Gonzalez

Cult of Pedagogy https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/start-here/

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THE 20 BEST MATH YOUTUBE CHANNELS

"For those of you teaching math, here is a collection of some of the best YouTube channels reviewed this year. You can draw on these resources to access and find educational video content to help you in the teaching of math for different grade levels. Some of these channels are set up and run by math teachers and others by popular math websites. You may want to go through the collection and see what works for you."


Links to the channels are under the visual at the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning website at :

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/12/20-great-youtube-channels-for-math.html


credit: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps

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LITERACY UP! TEACH THE NEWS WITH THESE CURRENT EVENT WEBSITES (K-12)

"Preparing students to be well-informed, curious readers is part of our role as educators both across grade levels and subject areas. Although there might have been a time when you had newspapers delivered to your classroom, it’s now easier than ever to connect students with up-to-date articles thanks to these current events websites.

This list shares a handful of favorite current events websites. You’ll find some that allow you to modify reading levels for each article and others that connect student readers to videos, images, and audio files."

Check out these resources by Dr. Monica Burns to connect your students with relevant, engaging and high-interest informational text!

Go here: http://classtechtips.com/2017/12/19/teaching-news-current-events-websites/


credit: Dr. Monica Burns website and blog http://classtechtips.com/

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Special event rooms and computer lab reservations are now being processed through our district Facility Reservation website. In addition to room reservations, the new system will allow you to schedule support services from Technology, Security, and Facilities. If you are needing to schedule a reserved lab or presentation room, please visit the link below for brief tutorial on how to enter a new reservation request:


Facility Reservation Request Tutorial

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