Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE

March 2, 2017 Volume 40

Engaging Educators at EdCampOmaha

What happens when passionate educators get together on a Saturday to talk education? It’s an EdCamp! EdCampOmaha took place February 25, from 8:00-1:00 at Millard West High School. What is an EdCamp? EdCamps are an unconference, meaning there are no sponsors, no agenda, and no cost! Educators gather and once the session board is decided, everyone is off for a great day of learning, connecting, and conversations.

Although this is the 7th EdCampOmaha, it was a year of firsts. It was a new date, new time, a new location and new organizers. Michelle Boyce, Abby Fitzgerald, Jen Schneider, and Kathi Smith did an outstanding job organizing this event and providing educators with an energizing experience.

A number of educators from Bellevue Public Schools attended Edcamp. Not only did they attend, but many of them led sessions on topics ranging from BreakoutEDU to Gamification in the classroom. EdCamps are a great way for teachers to learn from one another, share ideas, and grow. Here is link to the Google Doc with the session topics and notes.
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Techie Tuesday

Join us for a day of learning on Tuesday, March 14. We will be offering two choices:

  • Creation in the Classroom

  • Teaching & Learning with an iPad Garden

Check on the details here.

Tech Tips

Schoology Tip

Want to know a quick way to add materials to your Schoology course and have them inserted at the top of the folder? Hover your mouse over the gray line between folders and items on the page.When you hover over the line, a green + sign will appear. Click on the dotted green line and select a material type from the dropdown menu to add an item to a specific spot on the page.
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Apple Tip

Have you found yourself moving between two screens? Give the split screen feature a try. Here are the details.

Google Tip

Did you know you can duplicate a tab in Google Chrome? Simply right click on a tab and choose duplicate.

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Middle School Math

For those unable to access the Algebra Readiness course materials through the PowerTeacher site, the link below gives you all the PDFs for the various worksheets and resources. Once downloaded you can click on any file and have it launch in Adobe Reader.

If you are a BPS middle school math teacher and would like access to these materials click here.

Tweet Time--Tweets From Those You Know

Use Twitter to be connected! If you are a tweeter, remember to tag your tweets with #bpsne 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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Our Blog is on the Move!

The Tech Trio’s Technology Tools for Teaching blog has moved to a new location! Why is this important? Many of you subscribed to our old blog and will now need to subscribe to our new one. If you haven’t subscribed to our blog make sure to click on the link below and click FOLLOW on the right side of the page. This will send our new blog posts directly to your email to keep you up on all the things happening with technology in Bellevue Public Schools.

Click here to access our Technology Tools for Teaching blog!

Hashtags Telling Our Story

One of the most powerful parts of Twitter is the hashtag! It connects people, ideas, and creates communities within Twitter. It is a unique way for our teachers and administrators to share the amazing things happening in our schools, classrooms, clubs, teams and organizations. Our district hashtag, #bpsne, continues to grow and is becoming a powerful tool that we can leverage as a district to connect all of our teachers, students, parents, and community members. We encourage you to continue sharing the great things happening in your classrooms. Here is a list of all of the Bellevue Public School educators on Twitter. Let's create the 2016-2017 Bellevue Public Schools story together!

Meet the #tt4t Technology Team

District Instructional Technology Specialists

Jeffrey Bernadt

Twitter: @jeffreybernadt

Jeanette Carlson

Twitter: @mrsjcarlson

Ann Feldmann

Twitter: @annfeldmann1

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