On Track Red

Connect * Communicate * Collaborate

Welcome Back, Red Track!

It's a new year and I am thrilled to be working across the Red Track this spring. There are a lot of exciting things going on around the district and right here on our campuses! This newsletter will be published once a month to make you aware of interesting happenings in the world of Instructional Technology. I hope you find something that interests you.

Looking forward to serving you!

My January Schedule

The easiest way to get my undivided attention is to schedule an appointment through Desktop Outlook or send an email with a specific day, date and time you would like to meet. I am anxious to work with you so please set aside some time to meet with me.
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Interact 2016 - Time to apply!

Now that you have settled in....take time to network with other staff members, form an INTERACT team, and complete your team’s Intent to Apply form (this takes no more than 1 min.)

Important Info:

Want to Re-Attend??

INTERACT participants who attended more than 5 years ago are now eligible to re-attend the academy!

Click here for important INTERACT details & deadlines!

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Upcoming Spring Professional Development

Below is a list of upcoming professional development sessions that are being offered by the CITS Team for the spring semester. They are now available for sign up through Ascend.

  • All of the sessions are 1.5 hours long
  • The sessions run from 4:15-5:45.
  • Check Ascend for locations.

Please be considerate of others. If you sign up for a session and then find you will not be able to attend, return to ASCEND and unregister.

Office 365 - Understanding the Power at your Fingertips

January 12, 2016

Section #101899

Why should working from home be any different than working in your classroom or office? With Office 365, work like a pro from wherever you are and on whatever device you have! This session will look at all the features in your district Office 365 account - Outlook email, OneDrive for Business, Sites, Skype for Business, and software downloads. Simplify your life and empower your students - use Office 365.

OneNote Productivity

January 21, 2016

Section #101900

Why OneNote? OneNote is the ultimate tool allowing you to create digital notebooks. You now have a place to gather ALL of your notes and information with the added benefit of finding what you are looking for quickly, with powerful search capabilities. It also integrates with the other Office products. You can easily share notebooks to collaborate effectively with any group. OneNote can free up space on your desk, your bookshelf, and your filing cabinet as you begin to use this ultimate tool and move those many files and notebooks online.

Tips and Tricks for Office 2013

January 28, 2016

Section #101901

Explore productivity tips and tricks with Office 2013. You'll see new functionality Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Create and edit PDF files natively in Word. Insert images into the Office programs from Facebook, Flickr, and other online sources without opening the Internet. Insert YouTube videos into PowerPoint without embed code. See other levels of functionality of Office 2013 that will make your productivity better!

Office 365 with Students

February 9, 2016

Section #101219

Using Office365 has helped make your life easier. Your students have the same access to the same resources you do! Any student from 3rd grade up already has an Office365 account from the district. Come discover how introducing your students to this resource can make both your life and theirs easier.

INTERACT Video Assistance Open Lab

February 11, 2016

Section #101813

February 16, 2016

Section #101814

This session is for INTERACT Applicants only. Join members of the Technology Staff Development team to help you create, finalize, and upload your video application. You must bring prerecorded video files with you.

Tech Playground

February 18, 2016

Section #101904

February 23. 2016

Section #101905

Come and play in a tech playground! This open session will allow you time to discover and experiment with technology resources that are available in the district and can be checked out from your CITS to use in your classroom. Play with the tools, and then take time to discuss how it can be used to help with instruction.

Save time with keyboard shortcuts

Windows logo key + L
Lock your computer or switch users.
Windows logo key +D
Display the desktop quickly.
Windows logo key + F
Quickly search for a file
Windows logo key + E
Quickly open Windows Explorer

Go ahead and try these now!

Helpful Links

Jane Devine

Your CITS (Campus Instructional Technology Specialist)