Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE

Ring the Belle

Join us this SATURDAY, October 3rd for a morning of sharing, learning, and growing at our Bellevue Public Schools first ever unconference, RingTheBelle! This personalized PD learning opportunity is FREE! Registration is OPEN, click HERE to register!

New K-6 Website Launched

The K-6 Website has a new look. You can check it out at The building tech coordinators will be updating the browser home pages so it reflects this change over the next few weeks. If you have any websites or resources that you want linked on the site, fill out the following Google Form. We will be adding new sites weekly.

Transforming Workflow for Teachers and Students

How can BYOD be effective and efficient for students and teachers? The answer is learning about the technology tools that can streamline content. High school teachers have been investing time into learning new workflows with digitals tools.

One of the new tools is Schoology. Schoology is a learning management system that allows teachers to easily create courses and content. Students access the course content on any device by creating an account and joining with a code. The Schoology workflow creates a simple way for teachers to share materials with students and for students to submit material to teachers. Schoology can be accessed through a browser or an app.

The second set of tools are web based formative assessments sites. Teachers experienced each site and learned how to create quizzes and see student data in Kahoot, Go Formative, and Quizziz. Teachers love the formative data they collect and can use this data to target instruction.

The third tool is Nearpod. Nearpod is a website and app that allows teachers to create presentations, videos, and interactive content for students. It is delivered to student devices by a class code. All students see the material on their screen and they can send feedback to their teacher.

As teachers craft lessons for students in the BYOD environment, they now have these web based tools in their toolkit which work on any device.

Tweet Time--Tweets From Those You Know

Use Twitter to be connected! If you are a tweeter, remember to tag your tweets with #bpsne and #tt4t so more teachers can see what is happening in your classroom. Sharing is the name of the game! Remember there are lots of great chats to explore to connect with others in your content area. Just pull up the hashtag and enjoy the conversation.
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G Mail Tip: Undo Send

Have you ever sent an e-mail and then said uh-oh? Did you forget to add something or forget to include someone? This tip is for you. Just enable the undo send option in the labs. From your e-mail, click on Settings and then Labs tab. Find Undo Send and click enable. Scroll down and save.

Now you have 30 seconds after sending a message to "Undo Send".


Check out the Nearpod App for mobile devices. This works on any smartphone or tablet.

Techie Tuesday

We had an excellent day of learning on our first Techie Tuesday on September 22nd. Fifteen teachers joined us a for a day of learning all about Documenting and Reflecting with Video.

Teachers learned how to use Quicktime and iMovie to create content to target instruction and differentiate learning. Quicktime is a program on all Macs that allows you to capture video, screencasts, and audio. Just click on the spotlight and search for Quicktime.

Some ideas are:

1. Create a movie of you teaching a topic. Students can use the video to review the instruction later.

2. Create an audio of you reading a test or an assignment. This allows students a chance to listen to the recording more than once and work independently on school work.

3. Create a screencast reteaching a topic. This can be used individually or with a group.

In addition, teachers learned how use the YouTube workflow to share these videos with others. All teachers walked away from Techie Tuesday with strategies to differentiate and personalize learning while becoming proficient with Quicktime, iMovie, YouTube playlists, and their own YouTube channel too.

Code.Org Workshop

Are you interested in learning more about coding in the classroom? Check out this awesome opportunity to learn more about coding! Join us for the Code.Org Workshop. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Meet the #tt4t Technology Team

District Technology Trainers

Jeanette Carlson

Twitter: @mrsjcarlson

Ann Feldmann

Twitter: @annfeldmann1

Jeffrey Bernadt

Twitter: @jeffreybernadt

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