EdTech Tips October 2015

Rebecca S. Young -BCPS Curriculum & Technology Specialist

Welcome to EdTech Tips!

As I work out in our buildings, I learn so much from YOU, as well as receive many common questions/concerns. This EdTech Tips publication will answer questions and share tips until I visit your building again. As always, I am available by appointment at your convenience; simply send me an email or check my availability HERE.

Technet Representatives-Just Ask Me!

All of our buildings have a TechNet Representative who can support you in answering basic EdTech questions. They can also provide mini EdTech training sessions based on need.

Auburn-Matt Leasure

Central High School-Ben Doan/Matt Alman

Hampton-Cheryl Dine

Handy-Matt McPhee

Kolb-Rebecca Field

Linsday-Fred Brissette/Katie Hoyt

Mackensen-Karrie Mackensen/Katie Hoyt

MacGregor-Jodi Decuf

McAlear-Sawden-Kelli Stevens

Washington-Sara Moore

Wenona-Scott Lippoldt

Western High-Beth Gehoski/Matt Offenbecker

Western Middle-Kim Arsenault/Charlie LaLonde

HELP! My (fill in the blank) isn't working!


If the technology tools that you have available to use are not working properly or need repair, please submit a Tech-Support Ticket through email. Each person should submit their own ticket.

Compose an email to: techsupport@bcschools.net

Subject: Issue, building, room & phone #

Body: Describe the issue in detail; what is not working, error messages, what have you tried, etc.

YouTube Safety Mode TIP

You can enable Safety Mode in your browser simply by signing into your Google Account. This enables you to play instructional videos without worrying about inappropriate content. Watch THIS to learn how.

"Fall Into EdTech" Bootcamps **********Save the Date!*********

Registration and final details will be shared soon!

Two sessions of the same topic 3:00-4:00 or 4:15-5:15

Tuesday, November 10 Google Apps Overview Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms basics

Tuesday, November 17 Google Classroom for Blending Instruction (Prerequisite knowledge and regular use of your Google Drive/Docs is highly recommended)

Tuesday, December 1 Hour of Code-Learn how to code; receive resources to use with your students during the worldwide "Hour of Code" week December 7-13

Tuesday, December 8 Skyward Message Center-Communicate with parents with ease.

ONLINE-Google Apps Training TIP

I have done a great deal of embedded Google Apps training during my "on site" visits at our buildings this fall.

Google has also done a wonderful job of creating ONLINE training options so that you may work through any of the Google Apps at your own pace. I have linked each Google App training section on my website. Go to Everything EdTech, select LEARN tab, then Google Apps Training and the app that you would like to learn more about.

Rebecca S. Young Curriculum & Technology Integration Specialist