Cruising With Technology

Which topics are right for me?

About The Cruise

Every Thursday, in the tech lab, I will be guiding passengers through a different topic. Each topic will be approximately 30-45 in length followed by 30-15 minutes of lab time. During that lab time, you can show what you know, help others, or depart to your classroom to apply your newly acquired knowledge. However, you may be asking yourself which topics are right for me? Read the itinerary below and decide for yourself.


Please sign up for courses by clicking on this link: Ship Manifest


**I need to know in advance if you are planning to attend so that I can install required software on specific computers and have items available for the training. Teachers who register will get priority.**

Topic Destinations

World of Google

When: 2/25/16

What: Attendees will learn how to


  • login to their teacher Gmail accounts
  • use their Gmail accounts to link data to Chrome and access their bookmarks from anywhere
  • save files to their Google Drive
  • create online forms, surveys, and other documents using Google Apps

OneClay Portal

When: 3/3/16

What: Attendees will learn how to

  • Access both the student and teacher portal
  • Access important resources
  • Customize their portal to easily locate most used apps

Pen Pads

When: 3/10/16

What: Attendees will learn how to

Prerequisite: Teachers must have Easiteach installed on their computer

  • utilize their pen pads
  • utilize the program Easiteach to turn their pen pads into an interactive mobile whiteboard

Teacher Webpages

When: 3/24/16

What: Attendees will learn how to

Prerequisite: Teachers must know how to access their Gmail accounts

  • create a teacher webpage in a few easy steps
  • additional lab time if needed is available

Focus Enhancements

When: 3/31/16

What: Attendees will learn how to

  • Create custom labels
  • Email parents through FOCUS
  • Create/Assign Online Tests
  • Receive assignments through FOCUS

Useful Apps

When: 4/7/16

What: Attendees will learn/share

  • which apps (for desktop and mobile) are available for free to review/enhance student learning

FAQs/Teacher Requests/Lab Wrap Ups

When: 4/14/16

What: I will answer a few of your frequently asked questions and any questions that you may have. Attendees can also use this time to work on webpages or review previous topics.