Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue NE

Google Classroom Tips

In our recent New Teacher Training, our elementary teachers worked collaboratively on a Google Slide presentation. The topic was lesson hooks inspired Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess. Teachers numbered themselves 1-30 and worked on their respective slide. Each teacher described a lesson hook based on a card we provided from a template downloaded from this blog post. Within ten minutes we had one collaborative presentation to share to the whole group. Teachers were amazed how quickly they were able to put together a resource to utilize all year long. Google lets you work smarter, not harder. Check out what they created together by clicking HERE.
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Graphic Organizers Galore With Google Drawings

Google Drawing lets you and your students create amazing digital creations. One teacher, Matt Miller, uses Drawing to create graphic organizers. Check out this link to a shared Google folder of his graphic organizers by Matt Miller ( @jmattmiller). Read more about this on his blog post

Amazing Learning Opportunities

Online Classes for Second Semester

Upcoming courses for online CCU's will be Teach Like A Pirate 201, Genius Hour 101, and Social Media for Your Classroom. Check out the course descriptions here. Sign up ASAP to get yourself enrolled and start learning! The next session begins March 9-27.

Edcamp Omaha

Edcamps are a great way to learn what you want to learn. It is completely participant driven and casual. Omaha's edcamp is March 21st and the UNO campus. Registration is free and donations are accepted if you so choose. Check out more details here. Hope to see you there!

#tt4t Twitter Posts and Shout Outs

Teaming Tech With Literacy~World Read Aloud Day March 4th

What are you doing for World Read Aloud Day?

World Read Aloud Day is a wonderful time to inspire students to read. Consider bringing in an author via Skype or Google Hangout to read aloud to your class. This is a great way to celebrate World Read Aloud Day on March 4th and join the global movement focused on creating a community of readers. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring in published authors, illustrators and industry professionals who are ready to schedule a call with your class today. Watch this video and learn more about Skypes guest speaker program.

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Website of the Week: Padlet

Padlet is an online collaboration bulletin board. It is easy for students to create and share ideas with this online tool. Create an account with your Google Plus and then set up the board. The set up process can be done in just a few clicks and be up and running in minutes. This video shows you details on setting up your Padlet account and sharing your padlet with students. Padlets can be shared in multiple ways. Just copy and paste the link on a Google Doc for quick sharing with your class or embed your padlet on your Weebly website. Students just double click and can type in their ideas. Below is the padlet on Google Tools to Transform Learning from our New Teacher Training this week. Give it a try and see what you think.

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Mastering Your Mac Tips & Tricks

Want to learn more about System Preferences on your Mac? Explore at your own pace by checking out these #tt4t tutorials.

System Preferences Part 1


Desk Top and Screen Saver


Mission Control

Security and Privacy


Displays Energy Saver

System Preferences Part 2

Energy Saver

Track Pad

Users and Groups


Meet the #tt4t Technology Team

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District Technology Trainers

Jeanette Carlson

Twitter: @mrsjcarlson

Ann Feldmann

Twitter: @annfeldmann1

Jennifer Krzystowczy

Twitter: @jennykbps

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